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Monday, September 24 12:00 AM ET

Bungie Announces Halo 3: Fraternity Edition

By Brian Briggs

Redmond, WA – As well as the three editions already announced, Bungie has added the Halo 3: Fraternity Edition (FE) to the line up to be released on September 25.

Halo Beer Bong"We felt we wanted to target the market that's the largest for Halo, and that's the frat boys," said Bungie Studios head Harold Ryan.  "With the game, players will receive a limited edition Master Chief Beer Bong and a special paddle controller which can be used to play the game or for secret initiation rights in the darkened basement of the frat house."

As well as the hardware extras, Ryan also added that the FE will come with special minigames not included in the Standard, Limited or Legendary Editions.  "Players can use these minigames as drinking games for an extra challenge," said Ryan. "Icons will pop-up telling the player to sip or chug.  It should be a lot of fun."

With 85% of the games sold being to fraternity members, Bungie expects this to be the most popular edition available.

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"I can't wait to get the game," said Tyler Draughtmeyer of Delta Tau Delta at the University of Texas.  "I'm glad Bungie finally realized that we've never played another first-person shooter, so we're bound to love their game."

Critics say that such extras will only encourage binge drinking at fraternities.  “Shouldn't video games be focused on creating the next generation of school shooters, and not alcoholics?” said Mothers Against Drunk Gaming spokesperson Madeline Chelster.

The Fraternity Edition will retail for $129.99.

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