Wednesday, February 24, 2010
February 24, 2010 - THQ isn't looking to take down Blizzard's mighty World of Warcraft with its upcoming Warhammer 40K MMO. During yesterday's Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference, THQ president and CEO Brian Farrell said he believes there's room for another major title in the crowded, massively multiplayer gaming space.
"World of Warcraft is a great game, but as you know in entertainment, there's always the juggernaut and that means there's opportunities out there for the right MMO, said Farrell. " What we love about the Warhammer 40K MMO is that it's different in that it's a sci-fi, futuristic-based world. We're not competing directly in the orcs and elves fantasy environment that World of Warcraft is in. We can differentiate ourselves."
"We have an experienced team building it. On the PC alone, the Warhammer 40K series has sold over five million units, so there's an audience there that likes that universe," he added. "We think there's always competition in every market, but you got to have an x-factor, a point of differentiation, and we think we've got that."
Farrell also revealed the 40K project will have different pricing structures depending on which part of the globe the game is played.
"The way we're building the 40K MMO, and we think it's the right way, is with a flexible business model in mind. We think the subscription model still works in North American and Europe, It's more challenging in Asia, so we're building it in a way that we can either use time-based sessions or microtransactions as the business model in different markets," Farrell said.
"I think going forward in the MMO market you're going to have to be flexible in business models based on geography, and that's how we're building the 40K project."
THQ revealed during its last fiscal quarter conference call the publisher is set to reveal the Warhammer 40K MMO at this year's E3 in June. "Take a look at E3 and I think people will like what they see," Farrell added.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
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I don't want to be receiving any photos of your bruises after you fall flat on your face 2ft up the side of your garage, but this is how Stansfield cobbled together his "Spiderman gloves," which he's used to climb up to 120ft previously.
THIS I WANNA BE THE NEXT SPIDERMAN
Thursday, February 11, 2010
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Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Why hello there, slightly smaller Droid! I have so many questions for you. Like, why do you have Motoblur? How much do you cost? When can people buy you? Why aren't you officially part of the "Droid" line?
Apparently nobody's awake in Motorola land right now, so I'll hazard a guess at answer these questions myself, in order: Because Motorola is inexplicably obsessed with Motoblur, which can make any Android phone feel like a feature phone; less than the Droid, and probably about the same as the Droid Eris ($100 or less); the beginning of next month; and I have no idea, because this phone has more in common with the Droid than the Droid Eris does. But anyway, here's what Motorola does tell us the Devour comes with, much of which we were fully expecting:
• A touch-sensitive navigation pad
• A 3.1" capacitive touch screen (to the Droid's 3.7-inch screen)
• Pre-loaded applications such as Gmail, Google Talk, YouTube, Google Search and Google Maps with Google Maps Navigation, which implies that the software is at least Android 1.6, though hopefully 2.0 or 2.1.
• MOTOBLUR, and all the social network-y business that entails.
• An 8 GB microSD card
THIS PHONE IS AWESOME!!! I LOVE IT!
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
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This series looks so dumb. As much as I love games this is just not entertaining. Idk maybe it will be better, if I actually watch it but it looks dumb to me from the trailer. I think they would get better ratings if it was just a video game tournament of Modern Warfare 2. LOL
256 Players online at once playing at the same time on a console is amazing. The graphics are pretty good. The gameplay modes are great. There is a couple of things they need to workout in the game like connecting to the network a little better. MAG is a great multi-player game .
Created in the UK, the Archipod was conceived out of "frustration at the commuting lifestyle, with its attendant road congestion, air and noise pollution, road rage, running costs and time loss." Indeed, if you're looking for a home office that will make you feel like you're several light-years away from modern society and its discontents, head over to Archipod's website and prepare to open the pod bay doors. It looks cool but when I look at it , it feels like it's tree house not an office. Not doubting that I would not want to get one though.
Lumix will flood the market with a new series of F-line point and shoot cameras next month. Officially revealed at CES, the line already had its specs spelled out, but not pricing or release window. Its a cool camera for portable photography and don't worry about lugging your big and more hefty cameras.
You just have to open it, unfold the bed, turn the speakers inside, and get to sleep listening to slumbering songs. Simple. Even while the Bondi iMac color scheme is a bit passé for my taste, I wish I had one of these while I was waiting at the—horrible—Goa airport to get back to NYC from my—lovely—hunnymoon. This is the most amazing thing for listening to music. I want one for myself. It would be so cool to have.
Spanish blog MuyComputer claims that Microsoft will present the Zune Phone this February, at the MWC in Barcelona. According to them, it's 100% confirmed. Since the Zune Phone will use Tegra, Nvidia will team with Microsoft for the anti-JesusPhone debut.
Talking to the blog editorial director Javier Pérez Cortijo, he told me that "the Zune Phone presentation at Barcelona's Mobile World Congress 2010 is 100% confirmed." I've been a close friend of Javier for a couple of decades—he was my first editor—and I completely trust his sources and his judgement, so this is a good one. The presentation of the Zune Phone at MWC 2010 seems to be inline with the mention of three phones in the Zune software last week, and previous rumors about its introduction.MuyComputer says that the Zune Phone will have a 480 x 272 screen, HDMI video out, weigh around 2.45 ounces (70 grams), and use Windows Mobile 7.
This is cool concept phone. But who knows the release date of it?
Note: these are Hershey's-Kiss-inspired CD/DVD stands—not actual Hershey's Kisses—that are being used to prop up optical media. The latter might work, but the former will crack that coworker's tooth who keeps stealing your desk candy.
This is pretty cool. I think it is very creative.