Halo Reach – Stronger, Harder, Faster

Better game play, a darker story, and no more loose ends. Halo gets a 9 out of 10

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image "Halo Reach,”  the fourth in the popular series that pits the player against murderous aliens in a variety of settings, is available now in stores across the United States.

Halo has sold more than 34 million copies in the nine years of its life — boosting the popularity of Microsoft’s Xbox console — helping the world’s largest software company grab a large slice of the $20 billion U.S. video game business.

The new "Halo: Reach," technically a prequel to the main Halo narrative, has better graphics, more complex fighting scenarios and new ways of playing with others online, which analysts say could bring some excitement back to the slack video game business.

Available now from $59.99

Note: Cross posted from nutzworld.com.

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Freeware Pick: Microsoft Security Essentials

Never pay for antivirus again. Microsoft has come up with a fantastic antivirus utility that is free, small, and just works well. Pretty amazing from Microsoft. The standalone antivirus product Microsoft Security Essentials has caused a stir, as might be expected when the words "Microsoft" and "free" are involved. We have tested the final product, and overall MSE looks good when compared to other Security Suites.

  • License: Free
  • Operating Systems: Windows XP,Windows Vista,Windows Server 2003,Windows 7
  • Get Microsoft Security Essentials

    Note: Cross posted from ComputerNutz.

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    Deal of the Day: Sidewinder Gaming Mouse $23.68

     Microsoft SideWinder X5 Mouse for just $23.68

    imageCut right to the chase with the Microsoft SideWinder X5 Mouse–another addition to Microsoft’s award-winning line of SideWinder gaming products. This fast, durable mouse delivers super-precise action with advanced features like vertical side buttons, 200 to 2000 dpi on-the-fly laser tracking, macros, 5 assignable buttons, and more.

    • 2000 DPI Laser Tracking Engine – For fast action
    • Built to Last – Main button life: Rated to 10,000,000 clicks
    • On-the-Fly DPI Switching – Instantly switch sensitivity between high (2000), medium (800), and low (400) with one click.
    • Five Programmable Main Buttons – Customize your main gaming buttons to your preference.
    • Macros – Create and assign macros out-of-game using included software.

     

     Microsoft SideWinder X5 Mouse for just $23.68