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Halo: Reach Bundle Package  (Source: Microsoft)

Halo: Reach Console  (Source: Microsoft)
Bundle includes Halo: Reach game, custom controllers, headset, and more

One of the most popular video games on any console is the Halo franchise. More people play Halo alone on the Xbox Live network than those that play all other games combined online on the PS3. With the massive number of fans and players for Halo titles, a new launch in the franchise is huge for Microsoft and the publisher of the game Bungie.

Microsoft is gearing up for the launch of the Halo: Reach game with a new limited edition Halo: Reach branded Xbox 360. The branded Xbox uses the new slimmer Xbox design that was unveiled at E3. The new SKU will launch on September 14 and will include several features found only in the special bundle.

The console will have custom Halo: Reach wireless controllers. The console will be silver and have a Halo design theme. The bundle also included a standard edition copy of Halo: Reach, a token for the limited edition Halo: Reach Limited Edition Elite armor set, and a wires Halo: Reach headset.

There is another very cool feature to the Xbox 360 console included in the bundle other than the color and theme. The console will feature sound effects from the Halo universe. Inside the console are a 250GB HDD, 802.lln Wi-Fi, and all the features of the newly unveiled Xbox 360. The price for the bundle is $399.

Microsoft and Bungie unveiled the limited edition bundle at Comic-Con and also showed off the new level customization features, multiple player game aspects, and more. Halo Reach will be an Xbox 360 exclusive, though like most Halo games  it will probably make its way to the PC eventually.

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oh really?
By gibb3h on 7/23/2010 10:09:40 AM , Rating: 5
Halo Reach will be an Xbox 360 exclusive, though like most Halo games it will probably make its way to the PC eventually.

I'm still waiting for Halo 3 myself :|

RE: oh really?
By rburnham on 7/23/2010 11:07:57 AM , Rating: 2
I liked the first two Halos on the PC, and I too am still waiting patiently for Halo 3 for PC. The series can't compare to Half-Life, but it's fun.

RE: oh really?
By damianrobertjones on 7/23/2010 11:40:05 AM , Rating: 2

I waited for Halo 2 for the PC for such a long time I gave up and purchased an xbox with one of those key+mouse adapters. Completed it, sold the console.

Same for Halo 3. Purchased a RRD Xbox 360, fixed it with an xclamp kit. It's still sitting there as I WANT To play it on the PC.

Please, please, release Halo 3 on the damn pc already. SOmething tells me that it's not going to happen and I'll have to fudge my way through using a controller.

RE: oh really?
By Mitch101 on 7/23/2010 12:47:39 PM , Rating: 2
I envy you people who can use the X-Box 360 controller for first person shooters. I just cannot do it effectively.

Gimme a mouse for the 360 or come up with something like a light gun for it.

RE: oh really?
By darkblade33 on 7/23/2010 8:38:59 PM , Rating: 2
They sell a device called the XFPS that you can plug your computer keyboard and mouse into a XB360 and use it to play XB360 games.. Seems like alot of people use them for sniping in halo and better overall precision

flash back to the 70's/80's
By Iridium130m on 7/23/2010 9:36:57 AM , Rating: 3
Takes me back to the 70's and 80's when all consumer electronics were silver before they changed to black, then white. Guess we've done full circle.

I do think the silver is sharp though...

RE: flash back to the 70's/80's
By corduroygt on 7/23/2010 10:45:46 AM , Rating: 2
It used to be more of a woodgrain finish back then. I wonder if we're going to see a atari 2600 styled 360 for the next special edition :)

RE: flash back to the 70's/80's
By The Raven on 7/23/2010 2:30:20 PM , Rating: 2
lol @ woodgrain. There actually was a woodgrain faceplate for the 360. It wasn't the same 'stain' as the 2600 but they had one. The great thing about the woodgrain on the matched our tv!

Custom what?
By Silverel on 7/23/2010 10:42:16 AM , Rating: 3
Wow, what an incredibly unimpressive paint job on that case. Is anyone supposed to be impressed by that? The controllers have more custom work done to them.

If you're dishing out 400$ on a custom console, it better look amazing. This looks... not.

RE: Custom what?
By stm1185 on 7/23/2010 1:11:22 PM , Rating: 2
That was my first thought too. The black "regular" new one looks a lot better. This better come with a helmet to make up for it.

RE: Custom what?
By mezrah on 7/26/2010 10:01:43 AM , Rating: 2
Ummm, it only costs $100 more than the new xbox 360 and you get an extra wireless controller, Halo Reach, the custom design and sound effects...what makes you think they need to do even more?

By Freezebyte on 7/23/2010 1:13:40 PM , Rating: 2
But maybe i'll wait for this one instead.

Depending on how my patience holds out....

Halo is da #$@!t
By AliShawkat on 7/24/2010 12:37:59 AM , Rating: 2
Can't live without it

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