How many missing people called Maddie are there?

As you may have read (or seen) elsewhere, Bungie aren’t ditching Halo just yet and yesterday released a teaser trailer for what looks like a new Halo 3 campaign.

Around half way through the video some garbled text appears and if you watch without blinking the words ‘MADDIE, WHERE ARE YOU?’ flash up for a second or so. As far as anyone is aware, there are no characters in the Halo universe named Maddie, which has lead many to assume that it refers to missing five year-old Madeleine McCann. Personally I see it as a joke at the missing child’s expense – as there is no other way to explain it – and thus completely in poor taste.

Bungie has responded, calling it “an unfortunate coincidence” and pointing out that: “As always, all of the characters in our games are fictional. Any similarities between real life and the characters in our games are purely coincidental.”

Yeah, bollocks.

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