As widely covered in the news, Halo 2 was released today. I pre-ordered a copy through Amazon over a month ago, so I should be expecting my copy today, right?

So, I went to all of the trouble to order it a month in advance, and they can’t even be bothered to ship it until after the release date? I noticed that the shipping date was listed as the 15th yesterday, but Amazon’s site was so freakishly slow yesterday that I wasn’t able to log in and deal with it. Now, today, they’re gearing up to ship it, but it’s still not expected to arrive until the middle of next week.

This is really irritating–I need to have a copy in my hands before this weekend, because some friends have been planning a “Halo 2” party for almost 6 months.