Halo: Reach on Xbox LiveGoogle opens the Chrome Web Store to developers, a British ISP gives gamers preferential treatment, and Halo: Reach gets leaked on Xbox live.
It's Monday, August 23rd, I'm Mark Licea and it's time to get loaded. Google opened its Chrome Web store up to developers. The store is designed to provide apps for the chrome web browser and the upcoming OS. The web store lets developers upload apps and experiment with how they work in Chrome. 95% of the sales from paid for apps will go to the developers and Google will take a 30 cent transaction fee. And Halo Reach is supposed to launch on September 14, but it was leaked over the weekend to some PC magazines as Microsoft seeded the anticipated game over the XBox Live for reviewers to download. They thought sticking a price tag of $12.50 or 9999 Microsoft points would make it full proof, but Modders at Game Tuts apparently found their way around this and downloaded a copy. The last version of Halo was leaked early in 2007 and consoles caught playing the game were issued a ban from Xbox Live. The Toshiba SmartPad now has pictures. The device will have a USB and HD my connection along with the memory card reader. Early announcements mentioned a few of these features, but now we see it. It's expected to launch in either in September or October. And an ISP in the UK is giving gamers preferential treatment. Gamers are being offered a special broadband package by Demon Internet that will prioritize their traffic and give them an edge over rival players. The company promises lower latency and faster ping times. Demon also has special connection set up with gaming companies to allow faster network play. The cost is reportedly only 3 euros more a month. And HP officially announced that they are indeed releasing tablets with windows 7 and WebOS. The HP Slate will come out first, but they did not specify the date, instead they said it would be out in the near future. The WebOS tablets will be out shortly after and we're assuming early 2011. Those were your headlines for today, I'm Mark Licea for CNET.com and you've just been loaded.