252w ago - Originally conceived and developed for the PC by a UK team within Philips Research, amBX is a technology that delivers real-world sensory experiences - using light, color, rumble and even air flow - through licensed amBX peripherals, to the virtual worlds of video games, music, movies, Internet and TV entertainment.
The Tools&Middleware License agreement with SCEI will allow amBX to develop its ambient experiences technology beyond the PC market and into the worldwide game market.
Press Release: amBX ANNOUNCES TOOLS AND MIDDLEWARE LICENSE FOR PLAYSTATION¬®3
Redhill, UK - amBX today announced that it has concluded a Tools & Middleware License agreement for PLAYSTATION¬®3 (PS3™) with Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI).
"This is a major milestone in the development of amBX as a ubiquitous standard for entertainment sensory experiences," commented Jo Cooke, Chief Marketing Officer, amBX."amBX has already proved incredibly popular and successful within the PC games, music, movies and apps markets and the Tools&Middleware License agreement with SCEI will allow us to bring amazing light, rumble, sound and air movement experiences to game users."
amBX has already licensed the technology to many content developers and publishers in the gaming sector...
252w ago - SCEA Marketing Manager Mark Valledor announced today news of a LittleBigPlanet Valentines Pack on the way as follows:
Yes, it's that time of year again, Valentines Day. Whether you love it or loathe it, everyone can relate to the typical candies, flowers and cards that get's passed around year after year, after year... what's the fun in that?
Our solution, celebrate your holiday this year with the free LittleBigPlanet Valentines Day Theme pack! In addition to our McLovin SackBoy costume, the theme pack comes equipped with a full array of stickers and decorations that will surely inspire some wild and crazy creations.
So go on, create that ultimate Valentines Day level or object for your chosen SackBoy or SackGirl, and be sure to also show it off on the LittleBigWorkshop.
And just a friendly reminder, if you haven't done so already, be sure to download the Groundhog Day costume from the PS Store today as this may be your only chance before it's gone forever.
252w ago - Utilizing Rockstar's proprietary Rockstar Advanced Game Engine (RAGE), Red Dead Redemption features an open-world environment for players to explore, including frontier towns, rolling prairies teeming with wildlife, and perilous mountain passes - each packed with an endless flow of varied distractions.
Along the way, players will experience the heat of gunfights and battles, meet a host of unique characters, struggle against the harshness of one of the world's last remaining wildernesses, and ultimately pick their own precarious path through an epic story about the death of the Wild West and the gunslingers that inhabited it.
Press Release: Rockstar Games announces Red Dead Redemption for Fall 2009
Rockstar Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., is proud to announce that Red Dead Redemption is scheduled for a fall 2009 release on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system and PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system.
Developed by Rockstar San Diego, as a follow up to the 2004 hit game, Red Dead Revolver, Red Dead Redemption is a Western epic, set at the turn of the 20th century when the lawless and chaotic badlands began to give way to the expanding reach of government and the spread of the Industrial Age. The story of former outlaw, John...
252w ago - The following will be the actual new SKUs for the OS:
• Windows 7 Starter (limited to three apps concurrently)
• Windows 7 Home Basic (for emerging markets)
• Windows 7 Home Premium (adds Aero, Touch, Media Center)
• Windows 7 Professional (Remote Desktop host, Mobility Center, Presentation mode)
• Windows 7 Enterprise (volume license only, boot from virtual drive, BitLocker)
• Windows 7 Ultimate (limited availability, includes everything)
This information has been confirmed by Microsoft... who never listens to us. At least most consumers will only see Home Premium and Professional options at retail, which is more akin to the XP options of yore, and means WMC will be "baseline" for most PCs.
Update: Just to be clear, we've checked specifically with Microsoft on all six versions, and the placement of Home Basic in emerging markets.
Windows 7 Starter
• Available worldwide to OEMs on new PCs
• Missing Aero UI tweaks
• Limited to 3 simultaneous applications
Windows 7 Home Basic -- (Vista equivalent: $200)
• Only available in emerging markets
• Missing Aero UI tweaks
Windows 7 Home Premium -- (Vista equivalent: $260)
252w ago - Eidos Interactive, creator of some of the world's leading videogame properties, today announced that its Vietnam survival horror shooter, Shellshock 2: Blood Trails™, will ship to retail in Europe on February 13th, 2009.
Press Release: Shellshock 2TM Brings Fear To The New Year
Sequel to the 2004 hit title, Shellshock: Nam '67 ™, Blood Trails pits players against a war unlike any they have seen before. Taking the first-person war game and turning it on its head, players will experience a conflict where fear takes on a whole new meaning.
At the height of the Vietnam War, a covert ops cargo plane carrying a top-secret consignment known only as 'Whiteknight' is lost over the deepest, uncharted jungles. Special Ops soldiers are immediately dispatched to the scene to retrieve the top secret shipment and one-by-one they disappear without a trace... until one month later, one of them suddenly walks out of the jungle.
Crazed and deranged, something in the jungle had ripped out his humanity, poisoning his soul. Something in the darkness had driven him mad... and followed him out.
"Shellshock 2: Blood Trails™ takes players to a Vietnam War unlike any they will have experienced before. This is a war where your enemy doesn't just want you dead... it wants to rip...