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  • Xbox LIVE to have a TV Channel?

    Rumors like this are good to listen, now there is a rumor in the gaming world that Microsoft will soon bring a TV channel to Xbox live. A source close to BLoomberg reveal that the company Microsoft is in talk with Peter Chernin a former employee of Fox for bringing a TV channel to Xbox Live where all new shows will be telecast.

    Well for getting this Micrsoft will be panig have hefty sum so they will be increasing the price of the Gold Membership by a few dollar per month, So get ready to bare this hole in your pocket for viewing a TV over a Xbox Live.

    We are yet to have a confirmation whether this service will be particular to US or not, we will get you soon on this as we get inform in this regard. We want to know whether you like this rumor or not so for this do leave your opinion as a comment to this article.

  • Nintendo 3DS coming in October?

    A much awaited Nintendo 3DS will be launching soon but i has been said that it will be launch in month of October 2010 for UK gamers. Nintendo 3DS a gaming console is been under development for sometime now which will give gamer a chance of playing their favourite game in a n 3D environment that without use of any kind of the special sunglasses. However it is yet to be confirm official that it is releasing in October so wait till it get confirmed form Nintendo.

    CVG, citing industry sources, says 3DS will be released in October. The sources are from the United Kingdom as it is unclear whether that was when Americans can expect too.On the other hand, Nintendo has been very tight. Only have stated that the 3DS come before March 2011.

  • Dead Rising 2: Case Zero details revealed

    Now after we have waited so long, the official announcement comes from Capcom of regarding all the things about Dead Rising 2: Case Zero we heard these day. The game will be set after two year of time period of Willamette incident. Gamers will be having an altogether new gameplay experience where they will be able to make their own combo weapons, rescue survivor and a battle will take place betwwen them and dangerous Psychos before they can ake teir escape. Capcom main intention is to minimize and bridge the gap its previous two title.

    Well but what still remain to confirm by Capcom is the release date and price detail. But after this detail we have been more and more excited about Dead Rising 2: Case Zero

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  • Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds Official details revealed

    Capcom refused to say anything specific game, but did say that Marvel vs. Capcom 3 would be like a book page "comic come to life" in terms of cut scenes, character intros and outros character. Ryota Niitsuma Producer says the trailer is a good example of what we should expect from the final game.

    There will be more than 30 fighters in total, with the trailer to confirm Ryu, Morrigan, Wolverine, Iron Man, Hulk and Chris Redfield from Resident Evil. Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Returning characters Captain America, Dr. Doom, Deadpool, Felicia, and Chun Li are also strongly suggested.

    Features

    • Innovative graphics and gameplay bring the Marvel and Capcom Universes to life: Powered by an advanced version of MT Framework, the engine used in Resident Evil 5 and Lost Planet 2, now comes to Marvel vs. Capcom 3, bringing beautiful backgrounds and character animations to the forefront.
    • Evolved VS. Fighting System: Wild over-the-top gameplay complete with signature aerial combos, hyper combos and other original systems. The evolved battle system takes the exciting mind-reading game to a whole new level!  
    • 3-on-3 Tag Team Fighting: Players build their own perfect team and use Assist Attacks and each character’s special moves to create their own unique fighting style.
    • Living Comic Book Art Style: See the most adored characters from the Capcom and Marvel universes brought to life in a “moving comic” style, blurring the boundaries between 2D and 3D graphics.

    Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds FACT SHEET

    • Release Date:  Spring 2011
    • Genre: Fighting
    • Platform: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
    • Rating: Pending
    • Price: Pending

     “We are so pleased to be working with Marvel again. Marvel vs. Capcom 3 has been one of the most requested titles for us to produce by our fans,” said Christian Svensson, Corporate Officer and Vice President of Strategic Planning and Business Development at Capcom. “Our Capcom development studio is creating the most epic fighting game ever developed and Marvel’s input into that process has been invaluable.” 

    Get set for the ultimate faceoff when Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds hits PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360®video game and entertainment system from Microsoft in Spring 2011.

  • Gaming PC With Built-in BBQ Grill

    You might have seen lots of interesting and awesome case mods, but i am sure you haven't seen this FIFA 10 PC case mod, this FIFA 10 PC case has an integrated BBQ grill giving it a cool and awesoe cool which i bet you haven't seen.

    The Configuration detail of this PC is given below:

    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo, motherboard socket 775.
    • Motherboard: ASUS ATI 4870 Grafkkarte, 1024 MB RAM.
    • RAM: 4GB RAM.
    • Hard Drive: 1000MB.
    • Operating System: Windows Vista

     

       

    Other accessories are DVD burner, mouse, keyboard. This PC case mod is surely going to be talk of the town as it is one of its kind of case in recent time.

       

  • FusionFall is Now Free to Play - Cartoon Network

    To celebrate the upcoming premieres of Generator Rex and Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, FusionFall players can now enjoy more missions and characters in the game!

    Ben 10 fans can jump in and play our first FusionFall Adventure – Alien Abductions!

    This expanding campaign adds new permanent content under a specific story arc. New missions and characters from the Ben 10 world appear in FusionFall, as the secret of why Ben has been unable to transform and a devious plot by the returning Vilgax begins to unfold.

  • Easy 3-D: Taking Games to the Next Dimension

    A newly upgraded 3D laboratory at the University of Abertay Dundee is bringing the latest audio-visual interface technology to games development in the form of a state-of-the-art virtual reality helmet.

    Thanks to a recent £100,000 upgrade, on top of the initial £350,000 investment, the HIVE (Human Interactive Virtual Environment) lab can now present 3-D graphics via its brand new Head-Mounted Display. The helmet allows the gamer to interact with a binocular stereoscopic 3-D environment and for the world they see to move in concert with their head movements. As the technology comes down in price and size, Abertay University’s graduates will be in the perfect place to exploit it– literally ahead of the game.

    When users look up, they see up and when they move forward in the room, the virtual world moves towards them in perfect synchrony. This level of immersion is thought to be‘the holy grail’ for first-person gaming experience. Currently, Abertay University is running a project researching the user’s experience of the helmet’s authenticity, immersiveness and physical comfort.

    The HIVE, part of Abertay’s Institute for Arts, Media and Computer Games, is also being used as a development platform for 3D TV and 3D cinema. Research students are currently involved in testing the emotional content and effective communication power of film content. To have 3D cinema and 3D head-tracking technology in the UK’s first centre for excellence in computer games puts Abertay University in a world leading position to exploit new technologies and develop world class graduates in the creative industries.

    Crucial to the quest for authentic interactive 3D environments is the feedback loop between the visual arts and the visual sciences. By linking the HIVE to the Centre for Psychology, the researchers are able to use state-of-the-art knowledge about emotional expression and facial movements in computer generated animation.

    PhD Student Robin Sloan said, 'With the visual arts we can try to focus attention using artistic principles. But we typically don’t measure this because it is tacit knowledge. Now with the addition of the HIVE’s new eye-tracking technology we can test to see if they are looking where the artist intends them to look. The scene composition‘rules’ learned by the artist as part of their craft are how they try and guide the visuals of a computer game. With eye–tracking equipment we measure observers’ eye movements and compare these with the predictions of the artist. Here the research hypothesis comes from the artist, the evidence from the scientist. This technology bridges the two approaches and accelerates the development process for games. Scenes can be made more effective, and distractions removed.”

    The equipment will be used in both teaching and research and, as psychology lecturer Dr Kenneth Scott-Brown explains, the applications are endless.

    He said,“Given Abertay University’s reputation for computer game design and technology, this equipment will be used to help inform and develop the layout, design and narrative of the next generation of computer games, but also creative industries in general. For example, are users looking at the highly sophisticated part of the screen which the games designer spent months creating and intended them to be looking at? And, if not, what were they looking at? This data will be invaluable when designing the next generation of games. We have a project where the student is looking to see where precisely in a 3D computer environment is the best place to put advertisements within a game. In another project, the new biometric capabilities of the HIVE coupled with the surround-sound system allow us to create and test emotionally affective soundscapes.”

    HIVE is also invaluable for training purposes. Strathclyde Police are helping the facility to develop a fully-fledged arms training system and researchers are also involved in virtually‘drilling’ through the structure of soil which could have applications for a wide range of professions from soil scientists to archaeologists.

  • Marvel VS Capcom 3 at E3?

    A little bit detail about Marvel vs Capcom 3 is out by event hubs website, related to the release date, characters and other small things whos detail information is given below.

    • First thing is that Marvel Vs Capcom 3 will be preview at Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3).  
    • Release Marvel Vs Capcom 3 is schedule in end of 2010 or early part of 2011 for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 Platform.
    • The sure and shot character that will feature in Marvel and Capcom are Wolverine, Spider man, Hulk, Magneto, and Storm and   according the developer the fans will be blown away with the final number of character.
    • Marvel Vs Capcom will be disc based game with number of unlockables an it will be a 2D fighter.
  • PS3 has more Users Online Than Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii

    Sony PlayStation Network has out figure Xbox live in terms of number of user connected to it. Comes as a surprise to you but yes it is true, According to the data collected by US analyst Diffusion group, PlayStation 3 has a 78% user connected to internet whereas Xbox 360 is having 73% following this two console third space is occupied by the Wii which has 54% figure.

    You must be thinking that Xbox Live is in for around 8 years, whereas PlayStation Network comes into exisitence in Nov 2006, so what must be the reason for such figure. We have some possible reason for this, first factor might be the cost factor of membership, you can have yourself a silver membership to Xbox Live through Ethernet port, but to have an access to online feature of Xbox Live you have to get Gold membership by paying an annual fees. Second reason is the extra hardware require to get console connect to home wireless network, and these adpater you have to buy seprately from market whereas in PlayStation 3 and Wii this is not an issue as they have an in-built Wi-Fi.

    The above is the case of Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii is behind in this possibly because the gamers of wii as just a causal gamers you can say who are just not that advance in ue of technology and they just want to enjoy their gameplay on wii, another reason possible is that they might not aware that they get have there console connected to internet.

    Many reason can be sorted out for this issue but one think is clear that PlayStation is beaten up Xbox 360 and Wii in terms of number of user connected. It is possible that your friends might not aware of this figure so share this article with them and leave your opinion to this article as a comment.

  • "Deadliest Catch" Game for iPhone and iPod touch Now Available

    Discovery Channel and Hands-On Mobile today announced the Deadliest Catch App is available on the App Store for $3.99. The app, based on Discovery Channel's Emmy-winning show, Deadliest Catch, challenges iPhone and iPod touch users to survive harsh weather and freezing temperatures as they try to fill the crab tanks by the end of the season.

    "If you're a fan of the Deadliest Catch or just enjoy a great challenge, this game will have you on your toes and determined to beat the storm and catch some crab, just like the daring captains and crew on the series," said Lynn Monica, vice president and general manager of mobile games for Hands-On Mobile.

    In the game, players take on the role of a captain and pick their vessel, crew and gear. They then set sail on a dangerous and exciting journey across the Bering Sea. It's a race against time to fill their crab quotas and return their crew home safely to Dutch Harbor. The players' survival skills are tested with treacherous weather conditions and unexpected challenges.

    Key game features include:

    • A suite of mini games with the option to play each as a stand-alone casual game.
    • As the game progresses, players win money and get points. Players can save up and cash in to unlock bigger more expensive boats and more experienced crew.
    • Accurate and familiar icons from the show that will appeal to fans of the series.
    • Slick visual and audio presentation.

    The Deadliest Catch App is available for $3.99 from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore.