A Halo: Reach Demo Now Available on Xbox Live

Demos are wonderful. Really wonderful. For most games, the demo is intended as pre-release advertising. For others, like Call of Duty titles and, now, Halo: Reach, demos are intended to pick up sales from those randoms who don’t have it yet but might still buy it. It’s a tail-lengthening tool, as it were.

And so now we can play a demo for a game most of us either have already played or know we aren’t going to play. But there are folks out there who might still buy.

That really is the only explanation for why MS would even spend the resources required to build the demo and place it on Xbox Live servers, but if you doubt me, know this: Reach is also on sale on Games on Demand for $39.99 for this week.

New thought: if you waited this long to play Reach, you might as well keep waiting until the price comes down further than that permanently. Ah, who the hell cares.

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