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So, I read this post about some ungrateful people getting a massive bag of amazing swag from MSFT marketing. I didn't think too much about it... until I realized...
Louis Wu didn't get one.
I would like to call to arms the Bungie Army of Fans and cry out for the Wu (the one person who actually deserves such an amazing assortment of Halo swag) to get his bag of swag.
Cry havok, and let slip the dogs of war!
He ain't no slouch, foo!
Obviously marketing was focusing on those who would advertise Halo 3 to the market that aren't yet members of the 'Halo Nation'. Wu, however, does a load for the community so i agree whole heartedly.
At first I was bummed for Wu, you know, he didn't get some cool shit that other people did, but that happens. Then I actually read what they got, and to see that some of the stuff is customized (with the gamertag names on it) for the specific person, that's just insulting to Wu to not include him.
What I personally find funny is that the sites I found that have people with schwag bags all have ads on them. So those sights are making money off of visitors clicking ads, and more people are going to those sites now because of the schwag news.
So sites that care less are getting free stuff and making money off of MSFT (indirectly). But what about the guy who will not take any money, donations, or put ads on his site, and instead uses his own money because he loves the games and the company?