vrijdag, juli 30, 2010

EFF Arcen - Na morgen stijgt de ticketprijs!


Voor snelle beslissers: tot en met morgen, zaterdag 31 juli 2010 kan je nog tickets kopen voor de Elf Fantasy Fair op 18 & 19 september 2010, voor slechts 16,95 per dag per ticket.

Koop de tickets en laat je betoveren door de prachtige, mysterieuze kasteeltuinen van Arcen met z'n Rosarium, zijn watervallen en z'n ontelbare verborgen plekjes waar je centaurs, hobbits, predators, aliens en ander fantasievol gespuis tegen t lijf kan lopen.

En heb je daar je buik van vol, laat je dan achterover zakken en geniet van de vele topmusici waaronder the Gathering met de Noorweegse zangeres Wergeland, Schongeist met de Duits-Turkse zanger Karakus of met de Letse zangeres Vic Anselmo.

En over je buik ergens vol van hebben: is die nog niet vol genoeg, schuif dan aan bij de historische kookshow van chef Simon Smith en prof.dr. Rotherham, waar je allerlei bijzondere gerechten vanaf de Egyptische tijd tot de renaissance, de revue ziet passeren. Kans is ook groot dat je af en toe een middeleeuws vorkje kan meeprikken.

Koop nu dus snel nog de goedkope tickets op http://www.elffantasyfair.com/





voor meer info over het programma en de ticketverkoop, surf naar http://www.elffantasyfair.com/ of check de Facebook Fansite van de Elf Fantasy Fair.

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dinsdag, juli 27, 2010

Alan Wake's The Signal is available today

“The Signal,” the Next Thrilling Chapter of “Alan Wake,” is Available Today on Xbox LIVE

New launch trailer also premieres today

Now is the time to descend into madness as you explore the dark and twisted world of “The Signal,” the first Game Add-on for “Alan Wake.” In this latest chapter to the critically acclaimed psychological action thriller exclusive to Xbox 360, our favorite writer is in greater peril than ever before as the boundaries between reality and nightmare become disturbingly distorted. Threatening to overwhelm Alan’s mind, the nightmarish mysteries feel chillingly familiar. Keep your flashlight nearby as you get ready to follow “The Signal.”

“Alan Wake” fans can take a glimpse into Alan’s terrifying world with the debut of a new trailer. The video is now available for viewing on xbox.com/alanwake. As the freakish landscapes and enemies become all-too-real, Alan must find a way to escape in “The Signal,” offering a heart-pounding thrill ride featuring new locations and innovative gameplay.

For “Alan Wake” fans that purchased new copies of the game, a token card is included in each copy to download “The Signal” at no cost. For those looking to purchase the Game Add-on, “The Signal” is available for download exclusively on Xbox LIVE for 560 Microsoft Points.

Fans can also further immerse themselves in the mystery of “Alan Wake” through the “Alan Wake” novel from Tor Books, the original soundtrack by Sumthing Else Music Works, the official strategy guide from Prima Games, and the "Alan Wake Illuminated" hardcover art book from Random House. Those who want to gear up properly for their adventure through Bright Falls can also stock up at the official “Alan Wake” store and at CafePress.

Bringing a new style of storytelling to Xbox 360, “Alan Wake” is a psychological action thriller from Remedy, the renowned original developers of the successful “Max Payne” series. The game immerses players in an intense and expansive cinematic world with hyper-realistic and interactive environments modeled after real locations in Washington and Oregon. “Alan Wake” is episodic-based with a deeply engaging and suspenseful storyline inspired by the likes of Stephen King, “Lost” and “Twin Peaks,” unveiling new twists and profound character revelations at every turn. Rated T for Teen, for more information and trailers, please visit xbox.com/alanwake.

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dinsdag, juli 20, 2010

Microsoft kondigt prijs voor Kinect en nieuwe Xbox 360 4GB-console aan



Nieuwe Xbox 360, Kinect-sensor en “Kinect Adventures” alles-in-één bundel voor entertainment zonder controller

Microsoft kondigt prijs voor Kinect en nieuwe Xbox 360 4GB-console aan

Brussel, 20 juli 2010 - Vandaag kondigt Microsoft Corp. een alles-in-één Kinect-bundel aan om in één keer entertainment zonder controller van Kinect in huis te halen. De bundel omvat de geheel nieuwe Xbox 360 4GB-console, de revolutionaire Kinect-sensor en de game “Kinect Adventures” voor een adviesprijs van € 299,99. Met “Kinect Adventures” banen spelers hun weg door 20 avonturen, navigeren ze door daverende stroomversnellingen en trekken door hindernisbanen in de bergen en op andere exotische locaties, zonder dat er een controller of ander besturingselement nodig is. Bestaande bezitters van een Xbox 360-console kunnen deze uitbreiden door de Kinect-sensor samen met “Kinect Adventures” aan te schaffen voor een adviesprijs van € 149,99. De sensor werkt op elk van de 40 miljoen Xbox 360 consoles die momenteel wereldwijd in gebruik zijn en heeft de unieke mogelijkheid om direct uit de doos alle bewegingen van je lichaam te volgen, te reageren op stemgeluid en voor een multiplayer-ervaring te zorgen.

Daarnaast is de nieuwe Xbox 360 4GB-console in België vanaf 20 augustus verkrijgbaar voor een adviesprijs van € 199,99. Met een nieuw slank design ziet de Xbox 360 4GB-console er mooi uit, bevat ingebouwde Wi-Fi, 4 GB intern flash-geheugen, touch-gevoelige knoppen en een mat zwarte afwerking.

Kinect voor de Xbox 360 biedt een geweldige amusementswaarde en verandert woonkamers in fitnessclubs, dansclubs en sportstadions,” zegt Chris Lewis, vice president Interactive Entertainment Business bij Microsoft Europe. “Of je nu net een nieuwe Xbox 360 hebt aangeschaft of een bestaande gebruiker bent, Kinect zorgt dit jaar voor de meest complete fun- en entertainmentervaring voor iedereen, tegen een betaalbare prijs.” De Kinect is het perfecte Kerstmiscadeau waar de hele familie kan van genieten.

Bij de lancering zijn er meer dan 15 games verkrijgbaar. Bovendien verandert Kinect jouw visie op entertainment door jouw favoriete films, tv programma’s en muziek op één plaats te zetten en welke je kan controleren met slechts één handbeweging. Dankzij Kinect bestaan er nieuwe manieren om plezier te beleven met familie en vrienden. Via Video Kinect kan je alles delen met iedereen, zodra je de deur opent naar de woonkamers van de hele wereld.

Reserveer vanaf vandaag jouw Xbox 360 Kinect Console Bundle aan €299.99 of de Xbox Kinect aan €149.99. De Kinect games zoals de “Kinectimals”, “Kinect Sports” en de “Kinect Joy Ride” zullen verkrijgbaar zijn voor de prijs van €49.99.

Voor meer infomatie over de Xbox 360 raadpleeg: http://www.facebook.com/xbox

Over Kinect

Kinect voor Xbox 360 brengt games en entertainment op buitengewone nieuwe manieren tot leven, zonder dat een controller nodig is. Makkelijk te gebruiken en leuk om mee te spelen: met Kinect voor Xbox 360 kunnen gebruikers de stap naar Kinect-games maken en de Kinect Hub zorgt ervoor dat al je favoriete films en sociale netwerken zich op één plek bevinden. De Kinect-sensor herkent je en reageert op je gebaren, luistert naar je stem en werkt met elke Xbox 360 console (175 MB geheugen vereist).

Kijk voor meer informatie over Kinect voor Xbox 360 op http://www.xbox.com/kinect.

Over Xbox 360

Xbox 360 is een vooraanstaand home entertainment- en videogamesysteem. Dit najaar, met de toevoeging van Kinect, zal Xbox 360 sociaal gaming en entertainment voorgoed veranderen met een geheel nieuwe manier van spelen, zonder controller. Xbox 360 is ook het platform met de beste en meeste spellen en een grote on-demand bibliotheek van films en digitale games. Als centrum van entertainment in de huiskamer verenigt Xbox 360 onverslaanbare content met het toonaangevende sociale netwerk van 25 miljoen Xbox LIVE-leden, zodat een grenzeloze entertainmentervaring ontstaat die wordt gedeeld met mensen thuis of overal ter wereld. Kijk voor meer informatie over Xbox 360 op http://www.xbox.be/ en http://www.kinect.be/ .

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Rotterdammers break the world record for non-stop gaming

SIX GAMERS BREAK GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR NON-STOP GAMING

50 Hour World Record Title is Established

Vogel’s http://www.vogels.com/, the leading European market leader in Audio/Video & TV mounting solutions, announced today that the Guinness World Record for non-stop gaming has been broken by six Dutch gamers during a 50 hour gaming marathon that started on Fri, July 16th at 12:55 PM Central European Time (CET), in Dixons, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

The six gamers played Red Dead Redemption non-stop on a Sony PlayStation®3 (PS3)) using the TwistDock docking station to keep their controllers continuously charged. The team of six champion gamers included brothers Edward and Maykel Leest from Boxmeer and Hengelo, Sven de Vries from Lelystad, Renzo Bos from Baarlo, Robbie van Eijkeren from Middelburg and Marcel van Waardenburg from Amsterdam. The world record award was given out by an official Guinness World Records representative who was flown in from London especially for the occasion.

The previous official world record for non-stop gaming was set in September 2009 by Chirantan Patnaik from India with a time of 40 hours and 20 minutes, which was easily trumped by the six Dutch gamers. As the competition progressed, the Dutch gamers’ solidarity grew and they decided to sit and end the competition together. The gamers made the unanimous decision to end the attempt after an impressive 50 hours for a new world record title. In addition to the world record award, the new Guinness World Record winners received a cash prize of EUR 1,000 and six TwistDocks. “The contestants entered as rivals but left as friends,” said Gaz Deaves, official adjudicator of Guinness World Records

With TwistDock, the PS3 is Always Ready for Action

The Guinness World Record gaming event was an initiative created by Vogel’s to announce the new essential accessory for the PS3, Vogel’s TwistDock www.twistdock.com. With TwistDock, the PS3 is always ready for action - even when the computer is off, the controllers are always being charged. And because of TwistDock’s ingenious turning mechanism, it’s easy to stow two controllers on the back of the TwistDock and, by simply turning it around, have the controllers available at the flick of a wrist and always charged. There’s no more annoyance of losing controllers in sofa cushions!

Gerdi Vogels, CEO of Vogel’s Products BV said, “If you introduce a totally new product in the market which makes dead controllers a thing of the past, a new non-stop gaming world record is a fantastic statement underlining the core value of TwistDock.”

TwistDock will be available in the U.S. starting 4Q 2010 in time for the holiday season.

For more information, see the websites: http://www.twistdock.com/ and http://www.vogels.com/.

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DC UNIVERSE ONLINE for early birds

SONY ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT REVEALS PC COLLECTOR’S EDITION, PRE-ORDER PROGRAMS AND OPENS BETA REGISTRATION FOR DC UNIVERSE ONLINE

WHAT: Sony Online Entertainment (SOE), Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment announced several early-bird initiatives video gamers can get their hands on for their upcoming action MMO game, DC Universe Online:

PC Collector’s Edition
Available for pre-order and at launch, a Collectors Edition of DC Universe Online will be available for PC only, and includes a statue of the Batman, concepted by reknowned comic book artist/executive creative director for the game, Jim Lee. The statue depicts the Dark Knight leaping from a building, ready to rain justice down on evildoers. The Collectors Edition also includes a limited edition Art of DCUO book, which includes 56 pages of the art, information on the making of the game and insight on some of the iconic characters players will encounter, plus a limited edition DC Universe Online: Legends Issue #0 comic, written by Tony Bedard (Green Lantern Corps) and illustrated by Oliver Nome, Michael Lopez and Livio Ramondelli with a variant cover by Jim Lee.

Retailer Pre-Order Programs
Several major retailers will be offering pre-order perks to customers, all of them including the ability to play as one of the DC Universe’s iconic characters, Batman! Players will be able to play as the Dark Knight in an exclusive two-on-two (Player-vs.-Player) combat arena. Some participating retailers will include the limited edition comic with pre-orders, and some participating retailers will include a unique in-game iconic weapon for player characters.

For a list of participating retailers and to pre order the game, click on the Pre-Order button at http://www.dcuniverseonline.com/.

Digital Download Pre-Order
The PC version of DC Universe Online is also available for pre-order via Steam® and Direct2Drive® (D2D). Steam customers will receive Bane’s Venom Injector as a pre-order item, while D2D users will get Mr. Freeze’s Zero Grenade.

Beta Registration Opens
Beta registration also opens today! Potential superheroes and villains can now register for a chance to get in the beta and flex their muscles, helping to fine tune the game for launch this November! To register for beta access, visit the game website http://www.dcuniverseonline.com/ and click on the beta registration link.

MORE INFO:

For a list of participating pre-order retailers, visit the website http://www.dcuniverseonline.com/ and click on the Pre Order button.

For beta registration, visit http://www.dcuniverseonline.com/ and click on the beta registration link.

To pre-order using Direct2Drive, visit the website at http://www.direct2drive.com/.

For pre ordering via Steam, visit the website at http://www.steampowered.com/.

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maandag, juli 19, 2010

Red Faction movie on Syfy channel

THQ AND SYFY ANNOUNCE TRANSMEDIA STRATEGIC ALLIANCE WITH SYFY TO DEBUT RED FACTION®: ORIGINS THE MOVIE PILOT

Two Hour Live-Action Film Based on THQ’s Red Faction Video Game Franchise Scheduled to Air on Syfy in March 2011

NEW YORK, NY and AGOURA HILLS, Calif. – July 19, 2010 – THQ Inc. and Syfy, the premier destination for imagination-based entertainment, today announced a first-of-a-kind transmedia deal to debut Red Faction®: Origins (working title), a two hour live-action movie pilot scheduled to air in March 2011 on Syfy. The story of Red Faction: Origins follows the lineage of rebel hero Alec Mason and the Mason family, set during a period between the critically acclaimed Red Faction: Guerrilla video game and the recently announced and highly anticipated Red Faction: Armageddon video game, also scheduled for release in March 2011.

The Red Faction: Origins screenplay was written by notable writer and producer Andrew Kreisberg (Warehouse 13, Fringe, Vampire Diaries and Boston Legal), based on a story developed by Paul DeMeo (The Rocketeer, Flash, Viper, The Sentinel), THQ Director, Fiction Development. Production of the film will be managed by Universal Cable Productions.

Mark Stern, Executive Vice President Programming, Syfy & Co-head of Universal Cable Production said, “This groundbreaking deal with THQ reflects our desire to deliver a completely immersive and enhanced viewing experience for the audience. We are excited to be working with the creative team at THQ in extending the vibrant world of Red Faction to our air.

"THQ is blazing a new trail in the gaming industry with our partnership with Syfy by introducing the Red Faction franchise to a new and broader audience" said Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President, Core Games, THQ. “This unique transmedia collaboration is one of many strategic initiatives in place to dramatically increase awareness for Red Faction Armageddon and extend the Red Faction brand across a wide variety of entertainment channels.”

About Red Faction: Origins
Twenty-five years have passed since Alec Mason led the Martian Colonies to freedom…and ten years since vengeful enemies killed his wife, kidnapped his daughter Lyra, and left a broken hero in their wake.

Jake Mason, Alec’s last surviving son and a ranger in the Red Faction Militia, had never abandoned hope that somewhere in the raw outlands of Mars, his sister was still alive. Now, just as a powerful new enemy swarms across the planet, he’s found her, only to learn that his long lost sister is one of them…a cold-blooded soldier sworn to destroy the Red Faction and conquer the planet in the name of a madman.
Jake must now battle the relentless regime and somehow reunite a family torn apart by war.

About Red Faction: Armageddon
Half a century after the Red Faction resistance freed Mars, the red planet again becomes a battleground. Colonists struggle for survival in the underground mines after the surface is rendered uninhabitable. When Darius Mason, grandson of revolution heroes Alec Mason and Samanya, unknowingly releases a long-dormant evil, Armageddon is unleashed on Mars. As settlements are torn asunder, only Darius and the Red Faction can save mankind. The battle will take them to the core of the storm-blasted planet through ice caves and lava flows until they are face to face against the unspeakable threat. Red Faction: Armageddon expands on the critically acclaimed, best-selling franchise with new, groundbreaking challenges. You are humanity’s last hope for survival.

Websites: http://www.thq.com/ & http://www.syfy.com/

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Monty Python on your mobile phone

Zed Finds The Holy Grail Of Mobile

• The Spanish company ZED will release a cross-category content portfolio based on the comedy Monty Python

MADRID, July 19th 2010 – The multiplatform digital entertainment company Zed Worldwide has secured the worldwide mobile rights to the classic British comedy Monty Python. The license has been granted to Zed Worldwide by Space Enterprises Limited.

Zed will release a cross-category content portfolio based on the comedy Monty Python franchise across all mobile platforms including iPhone. Monty Python recently celebrated its 40th Anniversary and remains an iconic brand with multi-format success across TV, movies and more. The movies Life of Brian and the Holy Grail generated over $300m in DVD sales alone, with both regularly featuring in all-time movie top tens.

The Circus will be flying into town on mobile Q3 2010 with exclusive games, apps, personalization content including video clips from the classic series and movies.

For more information visit:
www.zed.com

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