The line outside spanned three sides of a city block.
Photo by: Libe Goad/Dan Ackerman
The event took place at the former Nokia theater in Times Square, now known as the Best Buy Theater.
Photo by: Libe Goad/Dan Ackerman
A militaristic truck housed game demo stations.
Photo by: Libe Goad/Dan Ackerman
The first people in line said they had been there since around 5 p.m.
Photo by: Libe Goad/Dan Ackerman
More Halo fans.
Photo by: Libe Goad/Dan Ackerman
Artist Phil Noto signed copies of his Halo comic book.
Photo by: Libe Goad/Dan Ackerman
Didn't anyone tell these kids Halo: Reach is rated M?
Photo by: Libe Goad/Dan Ackerman
A portable game demo station, housed in a truck.
Photo by: Libe Goad/Dan Ackerman
The crowds at the theater entrance.
Photo by: Libe Goad/Dan Ackerman
Fans hoping to snag a T-shirt being tossed into the crowd.
Photo by: Libe Goad/Dan Ackerman
A cardboard Halo standee.
Photo by: Libe Goad/Dan Ackerman
Dozens of standalone demo stations were set up inside.
Photo by: Libe Goad/Dan Ackerman
A life-size statue of a game character.
Photo by: Libe Goad/Dan Ackerman
Inflatable energy swords were a popular freebie.
Photo by: Libe Goad/Dan Ackerman
More game demo stations.
Photo by: Libe Goad/Dan Ackerman
The main room in the theater.
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Still more Halo demo stations.
Photo by: Libe Goad/Dan Ackerman
Another life-size statue.
Photo by: Libe Goad/Dan Ackerman
It's not Master Chief, but the resemblance is uncanny.
Photo by: Libe Goad/Dan Ackerman
I suspect these guys really like Halo.
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A mini Best Buy store inside the theater was set up to assist all your Halo purchasing needs.
Photo by: Libe Goad/Dan Ackerman
Fans waiting for a turn in the ongoing multiplayer tournament.
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Another Halo character.
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The Best Buy theater stage being prepped for rapper Kid Cudi.
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If it's a gaming event, neon-colored beverages can't be far behind.
Photo by: Libe Goad/Dan Ackerman
More gameplay from inside the theater.
Photo by: Libe Goad/Dan Ackerman
Any of these kids could easily take me apart in Halo: Reach.
Photo by: Libe Goad/Dan Ackerman
My able co-photographer, AOL Games Editor-in-Chief Libe Goad.
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