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Mayday Plays for 'Halo 3'
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An impromptu voice-over by Taiwan pop-rock band Mayday for the "Halo 3" video game was so impressive, a senior Microsoft officer promised on the spot to invite the band to voice the next Xbox game.

Taiwan pop-rock band Mayday promote the "Halo 3" video game in Taipei, on Sunday, September 16, 2007. (photo:

Mayday on Sunday appeared at an activity in Taipei as the local endorser for Microsoft's Xbox 360 console, promoting the September 25 launch of "Halo 3," the sequel of the best-selling Xbox game, "Halo 2."

At the event, five band members performed a song they specially wrote for Xbox 360, and then translated some lines from "Halo 3" into local Minnan dialect. Their performance wowed not only fans but also Zhou Wenying, a senior manager from Microsoft.

She called Mayday "the best endorsers," and hoped the band could voice the next Xbox game.

"Halo 3" is slated to hit shelves worldwide on September 25. Its Chinese version encompasses the work of a team of 36 professional dubbers.

(CRI September 17, 2007)

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