Halo: Reach is a first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie,
published by Microsoft Game Studios, and released on September 14, 2010,
for the Xbox 360 video game console. Players control Noble Six, a member
of an elite supersoldier squad, when the human world known as Reach is
attacked in the year 2552 by the alien Covenant. Developed after the
2007 release of Halo 3, the game is a prequel to the original Halo game
trilogy. Reach 's music was composed by longtime Halo composers
Martin O'Donnell and Michael Salvatori, who aimed for a more somber
sound to match the story. Reach was announced at the Electronic
Entertainment Expo 2009 in Los Angeles. It grossed $200 million on its
launch day, setting a new record for the franchise. The game sold well
in most territories, moving more than three million units its first
month in North America. Critical reception was positive, and generally
praised the game's graphics and sound, but the plot and characters were
less positively received.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
William the Conqueror and his fleet of around 600 ships landed
at Pevensey, Sussex, beginning the Norman conquest of England.
Portuguese explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, the first
European to travel along the coast of California, landed at what is now
the city of San Diego.
Railway workers in Montevideo founded the Central Uruguay
Railway Cricket Club, which later changed its name to Peñarol, now
Uruguay's most successful football club.
Whaam!, now considered one of Roy Lichtenstein's most important
works, debuted at an exhibition held at the Leo Castelli Gallery, New
Former President of Afghanistan Mohammad Najibullah was
tortured and murdered by the Taliban.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (uncountable, rhetoric) Redundancy in wording.
2. (countable) A phrase involving pleonasm, that is, a phrase in which one
or more words are redundant as their meaning is expressed elsewhere in
Wikiquote quote of the day:
I am not bothered by the fact that I am unknown. I am bothered
when I do not know others.
--Confucius (孔子 · Kongzi)
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