Call of Duty 4 Demo for PC to come on October 11 at 9AM PST

Call of Duty 4 Demo for PC to come on October 11 at 9AM PST

Call of Duty 4 Demo to come on October 11 at 9AM PST

(JM) 06.10.2007 – Watch out! Finally we have a confirmed date to snag the PC demo of long awaited Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. So fasten your seat belts for the fourth part of the shooter series on October 11, 9AM PST (that’s 19:00 GMT+1, Europe) to grab from Yahoo! Games. Other download locations for the PC demo of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare should be available soon after. The announcement on Yahoo! Games was confirmed on infinityward forum by Community Relations Manager ‚fourzerotwo‘. This PC Version is the Singleplayer Demo, the Multiplayer Demo is available on 09.11.2007. Soldiers! Stay tuned!

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CRYSIS: Multiplayer Beta for Crysis and limited Beta Key hunt

CRYSIS: Multiplayer Beta for Crysis and limited Beta Key hunt

Multiplayer Beta for Crysis and limited Beta Key hunt

Good bad news! Always expect the unexpected! Without any prior announcement of publisher EA or developer Crytek the Multiplayer Beta has on the quiet started on Fileplanet.com last night. The Multiplayer Beta has 1,2 GB in size, but to get the Crysis Multiplayer Beta you have to be registered at Fileplanet.com. But no need to hurry: The first batch of Beta Keys is already distributed. Though there are three more batches announced, it will be hard to grab one. Anyway the motto is: ‚Go Hunting‘ – Good luck, soldiers!

UPDATE: Currently the second Batch for BETA Keys is OPEN – 17. September 2007 / 21:31 CET +1 – But for subscribers only!

[17.09.2007 19:22:51] :
** CRYSIS BETA KICKS OFF TODAY **

You heard it on Comrade first: Monday at 10:30 AM Pacific Time (1:30 PM East Coast, 17:30 GMT) FilePlanet subscribers will be able to take a crack at one of the most anticipated games of the year: CRYSIS.

Boasting an absolutely incredible graphics engine capable of rendering dense jungles and spectacular gunfights, Crysis looks to set the bar for first-person shooters to come. This beta allows you to take in the multiplayer gameplay, where futuristic U.S. and North Korean forces collide amidst the discovery of alien technology.

KEYS ARE LIMITED and are expected to go fast. Click the link below to see if any keys are available, and stay tuned to Comrade for future key announcements!
http://www.fileplanet.com/promotions/crysis/beta/

Man Dies After 72-hour Marathon Gaming Session

Man Dies After 72-hour Marathon Gaming Session

Man Dies After 72-hour Marathon Gaming Session

JM (17.08.2007) – Chinese media are reporting that a 30-year old man is dead after a three-day of non-stop Internet gaming. The 30-year old man was playing games at a cyber café in Guangzhou and he was rushedt o hospital after he collapsed, but revitalization failed. Currently it is not clear, which game the man played continuously for about 72 hours. The 30 year-old is not the first to die after prolonged internet use. Earlier this year Xu Yan, a local teacher from Jinzhou in Liaoning province, collapsed after spending almost 15 days playing online games.

AMD targets Gamer

AMD targets Gamer

(JM) AMD has just launched a new gaming website, AMD Game!. Since gamers are increasingly opting for Nvidia products, AMD tries to refresh its brand among the playing guild. AMD’s website is intended as a hub for PC gamers to communicate, collaborate and stay in tune with the latest developments in PC gaming. AMD provides Gamers access to exclusive game content, as well as to all the latest AMD drivers and utilities.

AMD Game!
AMD Game! features a configurable toolbar to receive customized news based on user preferences, an IM chat feature, and a video player. Also a system check is available on the site to test if your system’s performance meets the minimum requirements to enable certain games. Looking to boost subscribers, AMD is offering gamers who register to the site through September, a chance to win two extreme gaming systems powered by AMD, the iBuyPower Gamers Fire 1950 and the CyberPower Gamer Ultra 8800 PRO.

Olympus SP-560 UZ: Successor to the SP-550 UZ

Olympus SP-560 UZ: Successor to the SP-550 UZ

(JM) Hamburg, 23.08.2007 – Olympus today announced with the SP-560 the designated successor to the SP-550 UZ. The new SP-560 integrates now a slightly bigger 1/2,3″ image sensor (SP550 UZ 1/2.5 “ CCD-Sensor). Let’s hope that the new sensor reveals an improved image quality.
* 18X Optical Zoom & 27 – 486 mm Wide Angle / Tele, F2.8 – 4.5
* 8.0 Megapixels, 1/2.3 “ CCD-Sensor & TruePic III Image Processor
* Dual Image Stabilisation (mechanical stab. / ISO Shift)
* 2.5-inch 230,000-pixel LCD Monitor & EVF (electronic viewfinder)
* CCD-Shift Image Stabilisation and High-Sensitivity Shooting
* Advanced Face Detection Technology
* High-Speed Sequential Shooting with Pre-Capture Mode (1,2-Megapixel-Modus)
* Supermakro-Modus from 1 cm up
Olympus SP-560 UZ frontOlympus SP-560 UZ backOlympus SP-560 UZ side

(JM)

News from Games Convention 2007

News from Games Convention 2007

Games Convention 2007(JM) 22.08.2207 – Leipzig. A lot of new stuff to report from the Games Convention 2007 in Leipzig. Various publishers presented their upcoming game top-titles as well as a committee of experts announced the nominations for the title „Best of GC“ – awarded by the GC – Games Convention – for a total of ten categories:

In the category PC:

– Sam&Max Season One (JoWood Productions Software AG)
– StarCraft 2 (Vivendi Games Deutschland GmbH)
– Hellgate: London (Electronic Arts GmbH)
– Die Siedler Aufstieg eines Königsreichs (Ubisoft GmbH)
– Crysis (Electronic Arts GmbH)
– Enemy Territory Quake Wars (ACTIVISION Deutschland GmbH)

In the category Xbox:

– BioShock (Take 2 Interactive GmbH)
– PES 2008 (Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH)
– Sacred 2: Fallen Angel 360 (Ascaron Entertainment GmbH)
– Eternal Sonata (ATARI Deutschland GmbH)
– Kane & Lynch: Dead Men (EIDOS GmbH)

In the category PSP:

– God of War: Chains of Olympus (Sony Computer Entertainment Europe)
– PES 2008 (Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH)
– Silent Hill Origins (Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH)

In the category PS2:

– PES 2008 (Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH)
– Crash of the Titans (Vivendi Games Deutschland GmbH)
– Singstar – Die Toten Hosen (Sony Computer Entertainment Europe)
– BUZZ! – Das Film-Quiz (Sony Computer Entertainment Europe)

In the category PS3:

– Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH)
– SingStar (Sony Computer Entertainment Europe)
– Uncharted: Drakes Schicksal (Sony Computer Entertainment Europe)
– The Eye of Judgment (Sony Computer Entertainment Europe)
– PES 2008 (Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH)

In the category Wii:

– Wii Fitness (NINTENDO of Europe GmbH)
– Super Mario Galaxy (NINTENDO of Europe GmbH)
– Mario & Sonic bei den Olympischen Spielen (SEGA Germany GmbH)

In the category NDS:

– Eye Training (NINTENDO of Europe GmbH)
– Undercover: Doppeltes Spiel (dtp Entertainment AG)
– The Simpsons Games (Electronic Arts GmbH)

In the category Mobile:

– Skate (Electronic Arts GmbH)
– Medal of Honor Airborne (Electronic Arts GmbH)

In the category Online:

– Hellgate: London (Electronic Arts GmbH)
– Enemy Territory Quake Wars (ACTIVISION Deutschland GmbH)
– Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures (EIDOS GmbH)

In the category Best Hardware Product:

– Wii Balance Board (NINTENDO of Europe GmbH)
– Rockband (Electronic Arts GmbH)
– PlayStation Eye (Sony Computer Entertainment)
(JM)

LightWave Effects Explode in the Dynamic 6th Season of „24“

LightWave Effects Explode in the Dynamic 6th Season of 24

Production Profile “24″24″-Fans: I hope you have not missed that nice video footage about some special effects in 6th Season of 24″. The behind-the-scenes video features the creation of visual effects sequences for the 20th Century Fox hit series24. The sixth season starts with a dramatic nuclear blast in Valencia, CA, a community north of Los Angeles. The action continues straight through to the season finale F-18 fighter jet missile launches at an offshore oil platform. LightWave visual effects artists from Zoic Studios and Eden FX share their insight into how they accomplished these stunning effects.

Stunning that from the thrilling series opening nuclear blast to lingering nuclear fallout clouds, rocket launchers, smoke, military drones and practical explosion enhancements, LightWave’s visual effects artists helped make this season of 24 another super thrill ride. The video presentation shows exactly how LightWave was used to create and enhance these scenes.

Don’t miss to view that interesting production profile.