Not sure how many games I played, to be honest - but I played it for a fair few hours and with pretty much all the other journalists in the UK who have written about the game in the last two weeks. There were some newcomers in the mix, but there were also some people who claimed to be regular players. Personally, I've not played Halo since ODST - but I can hold my own and have been good enough to beat people from Bungie in the past, if that means anything. I was in the Top 3 in all the matches I played. Phenomenon is different from quality though, isn't it? The Spice Girls were a phenomenon, selling multiple millions and pushing the whole 'Girl Power' angle. They were hugely popular - an undeniable phenomenon...but they also sounded ****ing ****.