zaterdag, augustus 16, 2008

Dynasty Warriors 6 to be released on PC & PS2

DYNASTY WARRIORS®6 COMING TO PLAYSTATION®2 AND WINDOWS-BASED PC ON NOVEMBER 18, 2008

KOEI to introduce its Tactical Action mega-hit to more platforms along with never-before-seen content exclusive to the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system.

KOEI, recognized worldwide as the premier brand of strategy and action games, today announced that the company is bringing its mega-hit Tactical Action game, DYNASTY WARRIORS®6 to PlayStation 2 and to Windows-based PC.


DYNASTY WARRIORS 6 will debut on PlayStation 2 as a massive two-disc collection action-packed with the full cast of playable characters and pulse-pounding scenarios of the original release, plus platform-exclusive content including never-before-seen “Musou” mode stories, incredible new weapons, five additional stages and 10 new scenarios.


DYNASTY WARRIORS 6 for PlayStation 2 will ship to retailers starting November 18, 2008, while the version for Windows-based PC will be available simultaneously and exclusively through digital download. The game is already in stores for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. (Relevant article)

About DYNASTY WARRIORS 6

Selling over 18 million units combined worldwide, KOEI’s award-winning DYNASTY WARRIORS series and SAMURAI WARRIORS series of Tactical Action games have become a global phenomenon.

Based on the epic novel, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, the genre-defining DYNASTY WARRIORS 6 depicts the massive battles ignited by the fall of the Han Dynasty when three rebellious states moved to overthrow the Emperor of China.


DYNASTY WARRIORS 6 delivers the unparalleled exhilaration of single-handedly destroying thousands of soldiers on massive fields of combat. Utilizing spectacular fighting techniques motion-captured from some of today’s leading stuntmen and stuntwomen in Asia, DYNASTY WARRIORS 6 immerses gamers in a truly cinematic kung-fu action adventure. The game’s lightning-fast fighting, intuitive combat system and breathtaking environments create an unparalleled gaming experience that pushes the limits of Tactical Action.

DYNASTY WARRIORS 6 for Windows-based PC System Requirements

Minimum: Pentium® 4 1.6GHz, Windows XP/Vista, 512MB, 5GB or more of free space, 640×480 High Color enabled, 3D Accelerator with Hardware T&L and Pixel Shading supporting 128MB or more of VRAM, DirectX 9.0c+, DirectX 9.0c+ compliant, 16-bit stereo with 44KHz playback supported by Windows XP/Vista, keyboard

Recommended: Intel® Core™2Duo 2.4GHz, Windows XP/Vista, 512MB, 5GB or more of free space, 1280×720 True Color enabled, 16:9, 3D Accelerator with Hardware T&L and Pixel Shading supporting 128MB or more of VRAM, DirectX 9.0c+, DirectX 9.0c+, DirectX 9.0c+ compliant, 16-bit stereo with 44KHz playback supported by Windows XP/Vista, DirectX 9.0 compatible, 12-button gamepad

The following video cards have been tested and found compatible with the product.ATI Radeon™: X1650, X1950, HD 2600, HD 3650NVIDIA GeForce™: 7600, 7900, 8500, 8600, 9600

Source: Koei press release

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donderdag, augustus 14, 2008

Blue Moon aliens receive infantery support






Now your Blue Moon aliens have infantry support in the form of three walkers and one assault tank. These new pieces will add an exciting touch to your pulp, adventure and sci-fi gaming.




BMM170 Colossus XP $35.00 USD (Old Glory Army prices - $21.00 USD)


BMM171 Triopton $35.00 USD (Old Glory Army prices - $21.00 USD)


BMM172 F.O.R.G. A1 $30.00 USD (Old Glory Army prices - $18.00 USD)


BMM173 Infantry Assault Tank $30.00 USD (Old Glory Army prices - $18.00 USD)


The largest two of these walkers (BMM170 and 171) stand approximately 5 inches tall, BMM173 stands approximately 3½ inches tall to the top of the guns. The walkers are heavily armed!


They will be releasing decal sheets shortly for you to be able to enhance your walkers and tank
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woensdag, augustus 13, 2008

Militair exoskeleton voor terminator marines?

Zeg hallo tegen de US Miliary versie van de powerloader uit Aliens...
ook al zien zij er vast meer heil in om het te gebruiken als een vechtmachine à la Masterchief...
Vechten de US Marines hun volgende oorlog uit als terminators?



Exoskeleton Turns Humans Into Terminators - The top video clips of the week are here

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dinsdag, augustus 12, 2008

Reiki the Movie


Een oude mythe…een legendarisch zwaard…een sterke internationale bezetting…en een voor België ongezien knappe vechtchoreografie. De jonge Belgische regisseur van Portugese afkomst Pedro Chaves heeft het op zich genomen om zijn eigen script, Reiki, The Movie, te verfilmen.


Chaves,die zijn vaardigheden als filmmaker onder andere in New York aanscherpte, wil iedereen zo met gebalde vuist laten zien dat het mogelijk is om met eenbeperkt budget een sterke fantasyprent af te leveren. Op die manier hoopthij anderen te inspireren om vaker films van eigen bodem te produceren.


Met Reiki, The Movie hoopt de sympathieke Pedro niet enkel eenvoortrekkersrol te spelen, hij wil de filmkunst ook dichter bij de mensenbrengen. Daarom heeft hij ervoor gezorgd dat iedereen die 25 euro bijdraagt ‘associate producer’ wordt. Niet alleen worden associate producers nauw betrokken bij het filmproces via geregelde updates en zullen ze in staat zijn om de set te bezoeken, ook zullen zij als eersten gratis de anderhalf uur durende dvd van de film ontvangen. Op die manier kunnen ook gewone filmfans zich onderdompelen in hun favoriete medium, terwijl dit ook een erg origineel cadeau-idee kan zijn.

Aarzel dus zeker niet om onze site te bezoeken en te ontdekken hoe ook jij producer kunt worden… of hoe je iemand anders producer kunt maken!

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woensdag, augustus 06, 2008

Chrono Trigger on DS

SQUARE ENIX ANNOUNCE CHRONO TRIGGER THE CLASSIC ADVENTURE AVAILABLE IN EUROPE AND PAL TERRITORIES FOR THE FIRST TIME
London (6th August 2008) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces that CHRONO TRIGGER® will be released across PAL territories in early 2009 exclusively on the Nintendo DS™ handheld system.
They say that "time is money" but for our hero, Crono it is much more than that! Get ready to travel through time to avoid the destruction of the world as we know it. With CHRONO TRIGGER, your notion of time will be turned upside down as you race against it like you've never done before, while all the decisions you make along the way will affect past, present and future!
Originally released in 1995 for the Super NES® CHRONO TRIGGER is regarded as a classic that was sadly never released in the PAL territories. We may not have a time machine to rectify the past, but thankfully CHRONO TRIGGER is about to change history. This all-new edition of CHRONO TRIGGER contains all the classic essence of the original while introducing the portability, dual-screen presentation and Touch-Screen functionality of the Nintendo DS.
John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix Ltd. comments, "It gives me great pleasure to see CHRONO TRIGGER being released in Europe and the PAL territories. With its ground breaking story and gameplay, this epic RPG with multiple endings has already won the hearts of many fans and I hope it delights a whole new audience of players into revisiting the CHRONO TRIGGER world time and again."
About CHRONO TRIGGER
Story
When a newly developed teleportation device malfunctions at the Millennial Fair, young Crono must travel through time to rescue his misfortunate companion from an intricate web of past and present perils. The swashbuckling adventure that ensues soon unveils an evil force set to destroy the world, triggering Crono's race against time to change the course of history and bring about a brighter future.
Features
• A masterpiece with an engaging and unparalleled storyline, leading to the discovery of multiple epic conclusions to a journey that transcends time.
• An unprecedented and inspiring musical score created by Yasunori Mitsuda.
• Intriguing battle system made possible by the unique combination of the Active Time Battle system and Tech skills.
• Famed character designer Akira Toriyama lends his signature art style to create the vibrant world that has captivated gamers around the world.
• Taking advantage of the Nintendo DS hardware, CHRONO TRIGGER makes its way onto the portable platform with all-new dual screen presentation and Touch-Screen functionality.
• A brand new dungeon and a DS Wireless Play mode adds exciting new dimensions to this timeless classic.
Source: Square Enix press release

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dinsdag, augustus 05, 2008

Can a Nuclear Blast Alter Earth's Rotation?


Nuclear bombs are humankind's most powerful weapon, but their destructive impact would unlikely alter the spinning of the Earth on its axis.
One way to see this is to compare the energy of a
nuclear blast to that of the rotational motion of the Earth. The largest nuclear bombs have an explosive energy of several tens of megatons, or about 10^17 Joules, whereas the Earth's rotational energy is around 10^29 Joules.
So even if all the force of a nuclear explosion was used to push the Earth in a particular direction, the energy in this push would be less than a trillionth that of the rotational energy.
It would be like trying to divert a speeding car with the energy of a flying mosquito.
Even the largest earthquakes have only a miniscule effect on our planet's spinning. Scientists calculated that the colossal tsunami-causing 2004 Sumatra earthquake caused a
slimming of the Earth that shortened the day by a few millionths of a second and shifted the North Pole by an inch.
The amount of fault-moving ("Earth-slimming") energy in this
magnitude 9.3 earthquake was estimated at more than 10&^22 Joules, or roughly 100,000 times that of the biggest nuclear bombs. So any effect of a nuclear blast on Earth's rotation would be far below what is measureable.
One final note: Nuclear explosions would have even less influence on the
Earth's orbit around the sun, as the planet's orbital energy is 10,000 times greater than its rotational energy. This fact did not prevent the making of the 1961 film "The Day the Earth Caught Fire," in which nuclear testing knocks the Earth out of its orbit and towards the sun.

Author: Michael Schirber for Lievescience

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maandag, augustus 04, 2008

Broadsword Adventures: Savage Tales of Fantasy



Over three years in the making, Rattrap Productions is proud to introduce the latest demo offering from ... Broadsword Adventures: Savage Tales of Fantasy.
Broadsword Adventures, like the other Rattrap games, is a heroic skirmish game. Players take on the role of the hero and his loyal followers. With just a handful of miniatures required, you don't need to paint up a full army before you can start playing.
Like all the demo versions of their games, these rules are free to download. In this 26-page download, you get all the basic rules of the game, as well as one of the scenarios from the book and some sample characters to get you started.
Though the rules are written for fantasy, the archetypes are easily adaptable to Ancients, Dark Ages and Medieval gaming.

The full version of this book, along with all the miniatures we are releasing with it, will be available at Gen Con in just two weeks. The full rulebook will retail for $20.00 USD.

You can get the demo version of the rules in PDF-format from the Speakeasy Forum here.

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vrijdag, augustus 01, 2008

Stripboekenbeurs Rijswijk verhuist naar Breda

Na tien succesvolle edities van de jaarlijkse stripboekenbeurs in Rijswijk, wijktdeze internationaal befaamde stripbeurs voor haar elfde editie uit naar de enigeechte stripstad van Nederland: Breda!
De toonaangevende voorjaarsbeurs zal geheel volgens traditie plaatsvinden in het weekend van 28 februari en 1 maart 2009 en zal zeer groots worden opgezet. Niet voorniets groeide de beurs in Rijswijk al snel uit tot een van de grootste stripbeurzen van de Benelux en de editie van 2009 belooft een waar stripspektakel te worden. Over het programma, de deelnemende tekenaars, onze enthousiaste standhouders en de strippublieksprijs leest u binnenkort meer op de website www.stripbeurs.com die eind volgende maand geheel vernieuwd van start gaat.
De Stripbeurs Breda wordt dit jaar mede georganiseerd door het stripblad Eppo dat in januari 2009 zijn comeback zal maken. Hierdoor zullen er veel tekenaars die voor denieuwe Eppo werken acte de présence geven, maar zijn er ook speciale presentaties enandere festiviteiten gepland. De stad Breda kent een jarenlange traditie als gastheer voor groots opgezette stripfestivals. Helaas door het verdwijnen van het Turfschip complex moest Het Stripschap (de organisatie achter De Stripdagen) uitwijken naar een nieuwe locatie. Die heeft men inmiddels gevonden in de Euretcohallen in Houten, waar de afgelopen jaren prachtige festivals zijn georganiseerd. Een soortgelijke situatie deed zich voor in Rijswijk, waar De Evenementenhal Rijswijk de deuren sloot en de stripbeurs opeens zonder locatie zat. Echter voor deorganisatie achter Stripbeurs Rijswijk stond meteen al vast waar ze dan naar zoudenuitwijken, natuurlijk.... BREDA!
Als locatie is er gekozen voor het Racketcentrum Breda. Een schitterend complex met meerdere ruimopgezette hallen en een goed uitgeruste horecavoorziening. Het Racketcentrum is uitstekend gesitueerd, slechts 5 (auto) minuutjes verwijderd vanhet bruisende stadscentrum van Breda en goed bereikbaar met het openbaar vervoer. Deauto kunt u gratis parkeren voor het racketcentrum of op diverse grote parkeergelegenheid in de omgeving. Vanaf het centraal station is de accommodatiebereikbaar met lijndienst 117, 118, 122 en 123.
Stripbeurs Breda
Zaterdag 28 februari en zondag 1 maart 2009
Geopend beide dagen van 10.00 tot 17.00 uur
Meer informatie: www.stripbeurs.com

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