Around fifteen games journalists descended on the Microsoft offices in Prague on the 11th of September to get their first hands on the new HALO 3 ODST game. Fortunately, I was one of them and with HALO 3: ODST Review Party invite in hand I made my way there as well. They did do some other presentations including Forza 3 and Lips Number One Hits, but it was ODST that everyone came to see, and more importantly, to play.
When the Xbox 360 came out, the console probably came with a couple of games for you to play. However, these games usually only last the average gamer about 2-3 weeks before going out and buying a game that they want. When you went to buy your console, it probably put a sizeable dent in your pocket book making it hard to immediately buy a new game.