Halo 4 Launches Worldwide; Surface Drop Test From a Moving Car; [Video] Snap an App in Windows 8 and Touch & Type Covers for Surface

Halo 4 launches today worldwide is a brand-new saga in the US$3 billion franchise that has shaped entertainment history and sold a staggering 46 million games worldwide. Around the world, "midnight madness swept more than 10,000 stores in more than 40 countries, as hundreds of thousands of fans lined up around city blocks to count […]

Halo 4 : poster

Halo 4 launches today worldwide is a brand-new saga in the US$3 billion franchise that has shaped entertainment history and sold a staggering 46 million games worldwide.

Around the world, "midnight madness swept more than 10,000 stores in more than 40 countries, as hundreds of thousands of fans lined up around city blocks to count down to the game's release," Microsoft stated.

The Standard Edition of "Halo 4" is available for US$59.99 ERP4, and the Limited Edition, which includes an extended 90-minute version of the live-action digital series "Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn" and additional bonus content, is available for US$99.99 ERP.

Halo 4 Glyph symbol at Tower Bridge, London
At Tower Bridge on Nov. 5, 2012 in London, fans and spectators were treated to a spectacular aerial lighting performance. The "Halo 4" Glyph symbol is one of the largest and brightest man-made structures to ever fly over a capital city. It measures 50 feet in diameter and weighs over three tons.

Watch all the five parts of the "Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn" Live-action Halo Series. The playlist embedded below has all five episodes in order so you can watch them back to back and prepare for the release of Halo 4 next week.

In other news, Microsoft has put up yet another Surface video showcasing the Touch and Type covers for the Surface.

"Click in and do more with Touch and Type Covers for Surface. Watch this video to learn more about these keyboards," the video description reads. If you are unsure how the "Click in" feature of these keyboards work, check out this video.

Microsoft also posted a video, to help learn Snap an app feature of Windows 8.

"Keep an eye on your music playlist while you work on a report. Compare your favorite team's schedule with your own calendar. You can get more done when you snap a second app to the left or right side of your screen. Apps do all the same things when they're snapped as they do when full sized, but they'll make smart adjustments to fit the smaller size. Experiment with different layouts to find out what works best for you." reads the description.

Learn how to Snap an app in Windows 8 or Windows RT:

Kurt Shintaku in Los Angeles, did a drop test of Surface tablet from a moving vehicle.

"While it was 'run over', I don't think the other car's tires ever actually hit the unit since I didn't see tread marks. (Thank goodness)
Besides 6-7 hard nicks on the magnesium casing & lots of scratches to the backside paint (click photo to the right to see the detail of the damage) … THE GLASS IS FULLY INTACT & DEVICE COMPLETELY FUNCTIONAL.
BTW: I'm an idiot. And Surface rules," he posted.

Here is the video of Shintaku's drop test: