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Sony PlayStation 3 – Sony getting ready for PS3 Distribution

Sony PlayStation 3 – Sony getting ready for PS3 Distribution

Sony PlayStation 3

Sony will start receiving shipments of the Playstation 3 consoles this month according to Taiwan’s XFN news story.  Sony will be receiving shipments from Asustek Computer who will help make the Playstation 3 consoles.

Sony will be selling the Playstation 3 beginning in November 17th, 2006, for the holiday shopping season.  The price for the new Playstation 3 will be US $499 for the model with a 20GB HDD, and US $599 with a 60GB HDD.  Complete Article


How I became Mrs. PacMan - History of Computer Games Including Pong and Pac-Man

How I became Mrs. PacMan - History of Computer Games Including Pong and Pac-Man

Inwest Computer

In a much simpler time and place, there was no hustle and bustle of the information superhighway. Chips and mice almost certainly came exclusively from a field in Idaho rather than your living room. And somehow, a young girl found love.

When computers first came into our homes in the early 1980’s, many changes were taking place in the world. Businesses were merely tapping the surface in their first experiments with the potential computers possessed. Computers were already on pace to take the home by storm. In a manner of speaking, it was an exciting time to be a part of the expansion of computing technology. However, I was preoccupied with other ventures involving computers. I wasn’t an accountant or a chess player. I didn’t need to compute large quantities of numbers quickly. I was simply looking for Mr. Right.  How I became Mrs. PacMan - History of Computer Games Including Pong and Pac-Man


Choose the right Gaming System for You at the Price that Fits You

Choose the right Gaming System for You at the Price that Fits You

Dell 30" LCD Monitor

Dell unveiled their latest gaming computer at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this year.  The “Renegade” uses an over-clocked 4.26 GHz dual core Pentium 4 Extreme Edition mode 955 CPU, and is Dell’s newest edition to their XPS line of computers.

The Renegade includes two 10,000 RPM 150GB Raptor hard drives and is cooled using the standard XPS 600 cooling system.  Dell uses FOUR of the GeForce 7800 GTX 512MB graphics cards in this system.  Two of the cards are plugged in to two x16 PCIe graphics slots in their nForce 4 based custom mother board.  The other two are run at a slightly lower clock speed.  Choose the right Gaming System for You at the Price that Fits You


New and Old Games for the Xbox 360 Console

New and Old Games for the Xbox 360 Console

Xbox 360 game Console

The Xbox 360 release is set for this Tuesday November 22nd and it is highly anticipated.  It is expected to be this holiday’s hottest retail item.  Microsoft expects to sell between 4.5 and 5.5 million units by March.

In fact some stores have already sold out.  According to Punch Jump Wal-Mart “previously sold out of Xbox 360 bundles that ranged from $579.06 to $719.24. “    The retailer has also has sold out of their stand alone units for online sales.  The X-box 360 will be available in their stores at 12 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

The release of the 360 will likely spark a “console war”.  Other console makers including Sony and Nintendo may lower their price trying to pull gamers from other platforms.  Sony lost 25 million in their game division in the last quarter of 2004 as Microsoft’s original X-box finally outsold the Giant from Japan.  New and Old Games for the Xbox 360 Console


EA Games Electronic Arts Inc Announced Five Games for Xbox 360

October 3rd 2005

EA Games Electronic Arts Inc Announced Five Games for Xbox 360

EA Games & X-box 360

EA Games, the world’s largest video game publisher has announced new games for the Xbox360 console.  The Need for Speed, FIFA 06: Road to FIFA World Cup, NBA Live 06, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 and Madden NFL 06 will be debuted at Microsoft’s X05 event in Amsterdam on Tuesday and Wednesday.

EA Games is expected to release The Godfather, Battlefield 2: Modern Combat and a new game titled Burnout Revenge at a later date.  Electronic Arts is well known for their sports titles.

The Xbox 360 console will be available November 22nd, according to Microsoft.  This next generation console is expected to be very popular and MS is expected to ship 2 million by the end of this year.  The popularity of the games could determine how well the console sells. 

The Sony Play Station is the primary competition for the X-box.  Gamers complained that there were not enough games launched at the last Xbox start.  Sony’s Play Station sold more consoles than Microsoft and held 68% of the market share according to Red Herring.  The X-box accounted for a measly 17% of the sales.   EA Games Electronic Arts Inc Announced Five Games for Xbox 360


 

The Xbox 360 Price - Features and Release Date

August 18th 2005

Microsoft Xbox 360 Game Console Price Features and Release Date

Xbox 360 Console

Microsoft will release the new Xbox 360 with two configurations in two price ranges.  The more expensive configuration will include a wireless controller, a 20 GB hard drive, headset and cable for hooking up to high definition TV’s.  It will retail for $399. 

The less expensive 360 will cost $299 and will only include a wired controller.  Microsoft refers to this configuration as the “Xbox 360 Core System.”  The buyers of this system will have to purchase a separate hard drive. 

Both configurations will include a free silver membership to Microsoft’s Xbox Live online service.  The silver membership will allow users to access other online player’s profiles, and voice / text messaging.  Users will be able to download demos and trailers.  An upgrade to the gold membership will allow users to play against each other online. The Xbox 360 Price - Features and Release Date


 

Halo Xbox Video Game set to become a Movie

August 24th 2005

Halo Xbox Video Game set to become a Movie

Halo set to become Movie

An agreement between Microsoft and Hollywood will bring the popular X-box video game Halo to the big screen. In a deal work $5 million dollars plus a percentage of box office receipts, Universal will oversee the production and domestic distribution of the film while Fox handles the International Distribution. 

The movie, based on a space based first person shooter video game, is expected to be released in the summer of 2007.  The final asking price dropped had dropped from $15 million and 15% of the gross ticket sales after other studios declined the offer.  The new bargain was struck with a 10% cap of domestic box office sales. 

According to Universal the movie will be based on both Halo and Halo 2.  The movie will be centered around a science fiction alien-fighting warrior named Master Chief.  Industry insiders expect a new Halo 3 game to be launched around the same time as the movie.  Halo Xbox Video Game set to become a Movie


Microsoft and Marvel sign Exclusive Agreement for Online Game

July 16th, 2005

Microsoft and Marvel Sign Exclusive Deal

 Xbox Logo

Microsoft announced on July 14th at the Comic-Con International convention that they joined with Marvel Enterprises Inc with a licensing agreement.   Microsoft has obtained the exclusive rights to create and distribute massively multiplayer online games (MMOG) using the Marvels Universe of Super Heroes in their games.  These games will be developed for the Microsoft Xbox360 system and also for Microsoft Game Studios.

Marvel has a library of over 5,000 characters with the more popular ones being Spiderman, Xmen, Fantastic Four and the Avengers.  Anticipated release time for the Marvel Super Heroes game is estimated to be around 2008. 

MMOG’s have grown in popularity since 1999’s EverQuest and in 2004 with the extremely popular World of Warcraft, released by Vivendi Universal.  The profit potential for MMOG’s reaches new heights for games.  The World of Warcraft game costs $50 for the software and then the players pay $15 per month to play online, which is now at more than two million subscribers.  This game is estimated to make more than $500 million dollars in sales this year.  Microsoft and Marvel sign Exclusive Agreement for Online Game

 
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