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Video: Army of Two: The 40th Day is Coming to PS3 and PSP

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245w ago - EA Canada Community Coordinator Spenser Norrish has announced today that Army of Two: The 40th Day is Coming to PS3 and PSP via PSN and shared a video, as follows:

The demo for Army of Two: The 40th day will be available as a free download via the PlayStation Network on December 17th for the PS3 and on January 14th for the PSP.

The PS3 demo includes most of the first level in the game, where the iconic two-man private military team of Salem and Rios find themselves trapped in Shanghai as it falls under attack.

You will be able to experience the focused co-operative action online with a friend or via split screen and, maybe most importantly, you'll get a taste for the unparalleled weapon customization... although you may be disappointed to hear that you won't be able to unlock the zebra print this early in the game...





To be released January 13th on PS3 and PSP, [Register or Login to view links] is the sequel to the 2008 multi-platinum co-op shooter. Players must work as a team to survive relentless enemy assaults and escape the city as it collapses around them.

The 40th Day delivers an organic and immersive cooperative adventure with one of the most robust weapon customization systems...
 

Computer Mouse Celebrates 40th Birthday

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300w ago - It was only meant to be a prototype. But 40 years after the computer mouse first scrolled its way into the public consciousness, new touch-screen technology could be about to consign the mouse to the annals of history.

The computer mouse was the creation of Doug Engelbart and his team at the Stanford Research Institute in California, who needed a simple way of controlling their computers. The result was a carved wooden block mounted on wheels, with a long cable trailing out the back. One researcher nicknamed it a mouse, and the moniker stuck.

"We thought that when it had escaped out to the world it would have a more dignified name," said Mr Engelbart. "But it didn't."

The mouse made its debut at a presentation in San Francisco in 1968 to show off a working network computer system. Before the invention of the mouse, people working on computers used a light pen, similar to those wielded by radar operators during the war, to navigate around on screen. The research team at the Institute set about finding an alternative, and went through a range of designs before finally settling on the mouse.

"We set up our experiments and the mouse won in every category, even though it had never been used before," said Mr Engelbart. "It was faster, and with it people made fewer mistakes....
 
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