Yes it's true - there are those who don't know what Halo3 is about and would benefit from knowing the background - the nice people @ Bungie have created as site just for newbies
I can't believe quite how many baddies have been killed in Halo 3 so far - just over a week since it was launched - right now (as I type this) the totals are as follows:
Halo 3 Players Online:277,503 - that's real people online at once!!!!!
Unique Players (Last 24 Hours):1,434,787
Matches Logged (Last 24 Hours):3,465,969
UNSC Campaign Kill Count:1,684,073,279
For up to the minute figures simply browse to the Bungie home page