Shocking news, Spartan Games are going out of business. As an outsider they always seemed to be doing so well, what with the Halo game and all. But reading the announcement here, it's obvious they over extended themselves. I quote what I think is the relevant section:
However, despite this it continued to encounter challenging trading conditions and it became clear this month that the company could not continue to service its liabilities, particularly given the burden imposed by the amounts owing to finance companies.So that's three of their lines going down plus the 15mm Halo game. And I was only looking at the Halo stuff the other week thinking about what might be useful to buy for my own gaming needs.
I wish all the staff the very best in this difficult time for them.