Yes, I know this comparison is flawed in that Half Life 2 doesn't have multiplayer, but what about CS:S and Team Fortress 2? Basically, if you had to choose between Halo 3 or The Orange Box, I hope to god you chose the latter, for the sake of your soul.
Reasonable middle class male: Nah, I'm going to go enjoy a 4 year old game called half life 2, and follow that up with great episodic content and my choice out of hundreds of mods.
Faggot: But it doesn't have multiplayer!! D:
Reasonable middle class male: Oh, I'm sorry, I got Team Fortress 2 along with Half Life and 3 other games for cheaper than Halo 3. You should look into it.
little billy was a straight A student, turned in his work on time, always on time for school, and never fell asleep in class.
little billy now is a nocturnal energy drink chugging pasty white as snow trash talking FIEND that goes by an alias known only to him and other xbl affiliates.
lil billy will be missed.....
person 2: I hear they're releasing number 8 next winter. This one's being billed as "The Penultimate Gaming Experience of your Lifetime."
person 1: Man, I'd better go preorder mine now!
I look forward to laughing at the PS3 fans on that day.
PS3 Fanboy: "Stop overrating it!!!" *sulks in corner*
Gamer1:"Halo 3's out soon!"
Gamer2: "I know!" *Head explodes in excitement*
Gamer1:"They canceled Halo 3."
Gamer2: *commits suicide*
Gamer1: "Wait, it was a joke."
PS3 Fanboy:"Halo 3 is teh Suckzorz!"
Xbox Fanboy:"OMG STFU!"