Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Some Classic Gaming Titles Come to Life



Metal Gear Solid HD Collection

From the critically acclaimed director, Hideo Kojima, Metal Gear Solid HD Collection offers a handful of the most popular Metal Gear Solid titles from the past in true HD for the first time ever. Featuring three complete games, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, the HD Collection offers old and new fans a chance to experience the epic game play, design and storytelling of the MGS franchise.
The "Metal Gear Solid (MGS)" series is the seminal work of Hideo Kojima, Japan's master game creator, and the progenitor of the stealth action game genre. The series has become a global phenomenon, with over 27 million copies sold worldwide. The player controls a secret agent from an elite special forces unit who is sent on solo sneaking missions through enemy installations, vast jungles, and sometimes even the thick of battle. Alone and surrounded by the enemy, even a special forces agent will find it tough to come out alive. But that is the secret behind the series' popularity-the cerebral challenge of figuring out how to avoid combat, and the thrill of sneaking through enemy territory undetected.
The MGS series is also known for its storyline, which blends seamlessly with the gameplay. The scenarios are based on extensive research and incorporate the drama of actual developments in society.
These elements have made MGS what it is today: a mature work of entertainment that transcends national borders and the confines of video games, and one of the leading products of the Japanese content business.

Features

  • The MGS franchise is one of the most important game series of all time with multi-million unit sales globally, and countless awards honoring the vision of Hideo Kojima, a true video game icon.
  • First time for these groundbreaking MGS titles to be in full High-Definition with revamped graphics, menu systems and much more.
  • Play as a new fan or a veteran within Metal Gear Solid universe and experience some of the greatest gaming design, storytelling and presentation of all-time
  • Three full Metal Gear Solid games featuring endless hours of gameplay within single-player campaign
  • Online multiplayer modes featured in MGS Peace Walker for even greater replay and value to extend the experience further. Go online in multiplayer modes as well as Co-Op mode.

  • Enjoy smooth, precise controls with right analog stick formatting and Force Feedback
  • See the game like you never have with the frame rate boosted to 60 fps and graphics enhanced to 720p
  • Complete your missions and enjoy a new way to play Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker with the Trophies and Achievements mode


The ICO and Shadow of the Colossus Collection

  • ICO and Shadow of the Colossus on single PS3 Blu-ray disc remastered for HD resolution
  • Five exclusive behind the scenes videos featuring the making of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus and a sneek peek at the upcoming Team Ico release, The Last Guardian
  • Two dynamic XMB themes based on memorable scenes from ICO and Shadow of the Colossus
  • Fully 3D compatible and Dualshock 3 wireless controller support
  • Full PlayStation Network trophy support

Two Award-Winning Classics Return

Remastered in HD with full stereoscopic 3D support, the ICO and Shadow of the Colossus Collection brings together two of the most highly-acclaimed single player video games of all time into a single package, playable on PlayStation 3. Relive the magic and fall in love with these PlayStation 2 classics all over again, or discover the wonder of the two of gaming's most beloved games for the first time, now available in crisp HD resolution, 7.1 surround sound and fully stereoscopic 3D compatible. Additional features include: five exclusive behind the scenes bonus videos featuring the making of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus and a sneek peek at the upcoming Team Ico release, The Last Guardian; two dynamic XMB themes based on memorable scenes from ICO and Shadow of the Colossus; and Dualshock 3 wireless controller support.

ICO
Enter a world of enchantment and wonder, where once was, is nevermore. Ico, a mysterious boy, has been expelled from his village to an isolated castle. Within his confines, he begins to have eerie dreams of rescuing a young princess from the evil spirits that dwell within the fortress. Blurring the lines between fantasy and reality, Ico embarks on a quest to save the princess and along the way, discovers his own cryptic fate.
Key Game Features
  • Embark on a heroic quest in ICO, encountering mysterious obstacles and enchanted wonders within a forgotten world
  • Explore more than 30 immersive levels within large, vibrant worlds
  • Solve a variety of mind-bending puzzles and overcome the evil that resides within the castle
  • Deep, involving storyline that will captivate you for hours
Shadow of the Colossus
Experience a majestic journey through ancient lands on your quest to bring a girl back to life by defeating sixteen gigantic beasts. On the back of your trusty horse, explore expansive landscapes and seek out each Colossus in its own place of hiding, armed with only your wits, a sword and a bow. Each one represents a unique challenge as you attempt to find its weakness and topple it.
Key Game Features
  • An artistic masterpiece developed by the critically acclaimed game developers of ICO
  • Innovative gameplay combines the puzzle and action/adventure genres
  • Journey across picturesque landscapes and unearth the ferocious beauty of the 16 Colossi
  • Combat each Colossi with great skill and resourcefulness of a magical sword and sturdy bow and arrow
  • Overcome a variety of terrain challenges placing great emphasis on pure exploration
  • Travel on horseback across miles of ancient land


Monday, January 30, 2012

QuickBooks for Mac 2012



QuickBooks for Mac 2012

Find out why QuickBooks is the #1 best selling small business accounting software.

Built for your Mac
Synchronize contacts with Address Book so you never have to enter an address or phone number twice
Add reminders to iCal so you can be reminded to print invoices and checks or to pay bills in one consolidated calendar
Protect important data by backing up files to MobileMe and restore it at anytime
Export data to Numbers or Excel, your QuickBooks formatting goes with it
Set up in minutes, easy to learn and use
No accounting knowledge necessary

Guide Me helps you quickly become familiar with key tasks (like creating invoices) until you're ready to work on your own

Get tips, tricks and advice on using QuickBooks for Mac with Little Square

Special offer: Get up to 60 minutes with a QuickBooks expert free for 30 days

Organize everything in one place and save time on everyday tasks
Manage vendors and expenses easily – enter, track and pay bills
Easily create and customize estimates, invoices and statements
Get complete and reliable records at tax time
Download your online banking transactions directly into QuickBooks

Track how your business is doing and get financial, tax and sales reports in one click
Get the information you need with 115+ easy-to-use reports
View income and expense trends by category
Get a real-time snapshot of your business with customizable Company Snapshot

Upgrading QuickBooks?
QuickBooks for Mac 2012 helps you become more organized, so you can save time -- now with a redesigned, more Mac-like interface.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

The God of War Series- From the Ancients to the High Tech



God of War III

  • True to the series roots, the four pillars of game play - brutal combat, intricate puzzles, exploration of awe-inspiring worlds
  • God of War III is the epic conclusion to the Greek mythological trilogy, which will complete Kratos' story
  • New deadly weapons like the Cestus, powerful metal gauntlets with devastating strength, and other brutal instruments of war
  • The menacing creatures of Greek mythology can now be manipulated against their will, to cross chasms, inflict blind rage against enemies
  • God of War III picks up exactly where God of War II left off ? Kratos must take his quest for vengeance to the very stronghold of the Zeus.
God of War III is a single player action game, exclusive to the PlayStation 3, and the final installment of the God of War trilogy. Containing signature and addictive God of War gameplay — a combination of over-the-top action combat, exploration and puzzle-solving — along with an engrossing mythologically inspired storyline and a selection of new weapons and a new weapons system, it is a fitting conclusion to the much praised God of War franchise.

Story and Gameplay
God of War III allows players on the PlayStation 3 to take on the climatic role of the ex-Spartan warrior, Kratos, as he treads through the intimidating heights of Mt. Olympus and the dark depths of Hades once more to seek revenge on those who have betrayed him. Armed with double-chained blades, as well a selection of new weapons, Kratos must take on mythology's darkest creatures while solving intricate puzzles throughout his merciless quest to destroy Olympus and the mighty Zeus himself.

  • Only on the PS3 - The award-winning development team leverages the processing power and technology of PlayStation 3 system to make God of War III one of the most-graphically advanced next gen titles available, with even the dramatic cut screens running off the in-game engine.
  • Groundbreaking Depth of Scale - Kratos will explore areas up to 4 times larger than those found in God of War II, as well as carve through entire armies while navigating on the back of Titans - living, moving, breathing levels as tall as the Empire State Building.
  • Realism - Players will battle in detailed and unique 3D worlds lit by thousands of dynamic lights and textures with quadruple the resolution, which allows for realistic muscle striations, detailed facial expressions, and new heightened levels of brutality and gore.
  • Signature Gameplay - Brutal combat, intricate puzzles, exploration of awe-inspiring worlds, and a compelling and satisfying ending to Kratos’ epic story.
  • Sophisticated Storyline - The God of War III storyline is the epic conclusion to the trilogy; the storyline will be told in a way that is true to traditionalist roots in Greek mythology, from moral consequences to brutal battles against the gods.
  • Ridable Creatures - Several of the menacing creatures of Greek mythology in God of War III can now be manipulated against their will, as Kratos uses them to cross chasms, inflict blind rage against enemies, reveal puzzles and secrets, and as tools of complete annihilation.
  • New Weapons and Combat System - New deadly weapons such as the Cestus — powerful metal gauntlets with devastating strength — and other brutal instruments of war that will allow Kratos to learn ruthless new techniques such as grappling with enemies and launching explosive wall-to-ground attacks.
  • Lighting Technologies - The dynamic lighting solution employed in GOW III is only feasible through the computing power provided by the Cell SPUs. For example, using the High Dynamic Range Lighting (HDRL) technology, the camera – when using Krato’s sightline - will emulate the human retina, causing players to feel a sharp brightness when Kratos exits a dark area and enters a sunlit area, similar to how the human eye would need to adjust.

Take a look also at
The God of War: Collection


God of War: Origins Collection

  • Two epic adventures released on PS3 for the first time (God of War: Chains of Olympus and God of War: Ghost of Sparta)
  • Completes Kratos' saga by relating the events that preceded the original God of War game and those that came between God of War and God of War II
  • Both games remastered for HD resolution and possessing full 3D support
  • Full PlayStation Network trophy support and Dual Shock controller compatibility
  • Included Bonus Content - DLC contents from GOW Ghost of Sparta (Legionnaire Kratos and Forest of the Forgotten), Video - God of War: Game Directors Live
God of War: Origins Collection is a bundling of two previously released PlayStation Portable (PSP) games in the God of War single player, third-person action series that make their first appearance on PlayStation 3. Games included are God of War: Chains of Olympus and God of War: Ghost of Sparta which respectively are a prequel to the original PlayStation 2 God of War release, and an interquel between the events of God of War and God of War II. Downloadable content is included and both games feature HD resolution and stereoscopic 3D game support.

Discover the origins of Kratos with the definitive compilation of God of War: Chains of Olympus and God of War: Ghost of Sparta on a single Blu-ray disc for the very first time. Fully remastered in high-definition 1080p and stereoscopic 3D, players will discover the dark past that continues to haunt the iconic Spartan Warrior, and why he is forced to choose between his own personal redemption and saving the ancient world from destruction.

God of War: Chains of Olympus
The God of War franchise tells the tragic and violent story of the warrior Kratos and his dealings with the gods. The ancient world would eventually both praise and damn the infamous 'Ghost of Sparta' as the mortal who slayed a god, but long before his battle with Ares, Kratos sought absolution from his past sins by pledging himself as a champion to the gods. These brutal crusades in the name of Olympus became legendary, but would have far-reaching consequences. In Chains of Olympus Kratos is pushed to the edge as he is ordered by the gods to journey to the very depths of the underworld after the world plunges into darkness. There he must face the most feared creatures of Greek mythology and is forced to choose between his own personal redemption and saving the ancient world from certain destruction. It is a choice that will shake the immortals from their perches on Mt. Olympus.
God of War: Ghost of Sparta
Set within the shadowy realm of Greek mythology, God of War: Ghost of Sparta allows players to take on the role of the powerful and iconic Spartan warrior Kratos following the events of the original God of War game for PS2. Although Kratos has made his ascent to power as the God of War, this rise is not without its consequences. In his quest to rid himself of the nightmares that haunt him, Kratos must embark on a journey that will reveal the origins of lost worlds, and finally answer long-awaited questions about his dark past. Armed with the deadly chained Blade weapons, he will have to overcome armies of mythological monsters, legions of undead soldiers, and amazingly dangerous and brutal landscapes throughout his merciless quest.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business 2011



Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business 2011 - 1 Pack

With over 1 billion PCs and Macs running Office, Microsoft Office is the most-trusted and most-used productivity suite around the world. And Office for Mac 2011 is here to help you do more with your Mac on your terms. Use Word to create dynamic papers, Excel to format your data quickly, PowerPoint to help engage your audience and take your ideas further, and Outlook to stay close to your contacts and calendars. And since Office for Mac is compatible with Office for Windows, you can work on documents with virtually anyone on a Mac or PC. It's the easiest way to create, share, and access your documents from almost anywhere.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Apple iMac MC813LL/A 27-Inch Desktop



Apple iMac MC813LL/A 27-Inch Desktop

The new iMac features next-generation Intel Core i5 quad-core processors and the fastest graphics ever in an all-in-one computer. It also brings Thunderbolt I/O technology to the desktop for lightning-fast data transfer. And a new FaceTime HD camera lets you make full-screen HD video calls. All from a beautiful, widescreen 27-inch LED-backlit display that takes up just a sliver of your desk. It's everything you want in a desktop. Now more powerful, more advanced, and even more incredible than before.

The iMac's display offers a 2560 x 1440-pixel resolution (for native 1080p high-definition viewing), and it uses IPS technology to deliver consistent color across an ultra wide 178 degree viewing angle. This 27-inch model (MC813LL/A) offers improved graphics with AMD Radeon HD 6770M discrete graphics featuring 512 MB of GDDR5 memory, a 1 TB hard drive, and 4 GB of installed RAM. Other features include integrated Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking, Bluetooth connectivity, an SD card slot (compatible with SDHC and SDXC cards), one Thunderbolt port, a FireWire 800 port, and a total of four USB 2.0 ports (see full specifications below).

It also comes with the Mac OS X Lion operating system as well as the iLife software suite, which includes the latest versions of iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand.
Key Features
Next-Generation Dual-Core Intel Processor

This iMac is powered by a second-generation Intel Core i5 quad-core processor (dubbed "Sandy Bridge"), which provides breakthrough digital media management, content creation, and 3D gaming capabilities. With updated Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, the latest Core i5 increases speed automatically for whatever you're doing, dynamically accelerating performance to match your workload.

Intel's Hyper-Threading Technology enables each core of your processor to work on two tasks at the same time, delivering the performance you need for smart multitasking. And you'll enjoy a rich set of new features for a stunning and seamless visual experience with no additional hardware. The "Sandy Bridge" Core i5 processor also provides faster access to the installed RAM, with an integrated memory controller to connect fast 1333 MHz memory directly to the processor.

2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with 6MB on-chip shared L3 cache
4GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM
1 TB Hard Drive, DVD SuperDrive
27" LED-backlit display , AMD Radeon HD 6770M graphics processor with 512MB of GDDR5 memory
Mac OS X v10.7 Lion

Processor, Memory, and Motherboard

Hardware Platform: Mac
Processor: 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5
Number of Processors: 1
RAM: 4 GB
RAM Type: SDRAM
Max RAM: 16 GB
Memory Slots: 4

Hard Drive

Size: 1000 GB
Manufacturer: SATA
Type: Serial ATA
Speed: 7200 rpm
Additional Drives: DVD+-RW

Graphics and Display

Graphics Card: Radeon HD 6770M
Graphics RAM: 512 MB
Interface: Integrated
LCD Native Resolution: 2560 x 1440

Ports and Connectivity

USB Ports: 4
USB 2.0 Ports: 4
FireWire Ports: 1
VGA Video Out Ports: 1

Cases and Expandability

Size (LWH): 8.15 inches, 25.6 inches, 20.4 inches
Weight: 27.6 pounds

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Chargers and Storage for your PS3 Move System!



PS3 Move Quad Charger



PS3 Move Quad Dock Pro


PS3 Move Power Stand

Personally I like the Power Stand the best: A vertical stand for your PS3 Slim that provides you with a complete charging solution for all of your PS3 accessories. Charges up to 2 Sixaxis or DualShock3 controllers, 2 PlayStation Move motion controllers and 2 PlayStation Move navigation controllers. Connects to your PS3 Slim via USB to provide you with 4 additional ports to connect or charge your PS3 accessories or other USB powered devices such as a PlayStation Eye, headset, keypad, iPod or iPhone. Includes LED charge indicators, a rubberized finish and a 110/240 volt AC adapter that features 5 amps of power that allows you to charge all of your devices simultaneously.

But, depending on your needs, they are all top shelf storage and charging solutions for your PS3 Move stuff!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Adobe Photoshop CS5



Adobe Photoshop CS5

Create the stunning images you envision with Adobe Photoshop CS5 software, the professional industry standard for digital image editing.
Use comprehensive, state-of-the-art tools for outstanding image manipulation and superior compositing.
Combine multiple shots into stunning high dynamic range images and beautiful panoramas.
Use new tools that let you paint with realistic effects and easily select intricate image content, such as hair.
Edit nondestructively and take advantage of superior raw processing; remove noise, add grain, create post-crop vignettes, and more. Remove image elements and see the space fill in like magic.

Expand your creative possibilities and turn your vision into reality with the comprehensive, state-of-the-art image editing tools in Photoshop CS5. Manipulate images with pixel-level precision and control. Create dazzling image composites, beautiful panoramas, and stunning high dynamic range images. Move, warp, or stretch any part of an image, or remove image elements and see the space fill in like magic. Do it all faster and more efficiently with 64-bit cross-platform support and more GPU-accelerated features.

Easy access to core editing power
Get just the tools you need--exactly when you need them--as you perform common editing activities. Adjustments and Masks panels guide you in making precise adjustments and masks.

State-of-the-art photography
Easily merge multiple exposures to extend the dynamic range with more power, precision, and fidelity than ever before. Convert to black-and-white in new ways. And use Dodge, Burn, and Sponge tools that intelligently preserve color and tone details.

Industry-leading raw image processing
Enjoy superior results when you convert raw images with the Camera Raw 6 plug-in, which offers support for over 275 camera models plus nondestructive editing so you can experiment without harming your original photo.
Explore new creative possibilities with unprecedented precision and freedom.

Extraordinary creative tools
Achieve realistic painting effects with the ability to mix colors on canvas and create natural brushstrokes. Merge multiple exposures into stunning high dynamic range (HDR) images. Move, remove, warp, or stretch any image element.

Automated compositing tools
Easily create a single image from a series of shots that have different focal points, smoothly blending color and shading and extending your depth of field. And take advantage of accurate, automatic layer alignment.

Complex selections made easy
Select specific areas within an image in fewer clicks. Easily select intricate image elements, such as hair; eliminate background color around selection edges; and automatically vary selection edges and perfect masks using new refinement tools.

Content-Aware Fill
Remove any image detail or object and watch as Content-Aware Fill magically fills in the space left behind. This breakthrough technology matches lighting, tone, and noise so it looks as if the removed content never existed. Accelerate your workflow with fast performance and enhanced versatility, thanks to 64-bit support, more GPU-accelerated features, and more.

Efficient media management
Manage your media visually with Adobe Bridge CS5 software. Enjoy more flexible batch renaming plus the ability to access files in the context of your work using the customizable Adobe Mini Bridge panel.
Accelerate your workflow with fast performance and enhanced versatility, thanks to 64-bit support, more GPU-accelerated features, and more.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom integration
Enjoy tight integration with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software (sold separately), easily moving files from Lightroom to Photoshop CS5 to create HDR images, panoramas, and multilayered Photoshop documents. Roundtrip your files back to Lightroom.

Powerful printing options
Get outstanding prints in less time with automation, scripting, and a print dialog box that’s easier to navigate.

Broad file format support
Import and export hundreds of image file formats, including PSD, AI, PDF, NEF, CRW, TIFF, BMP, Cineon, JPEG, JPEG2000, FXG, OpenEXR, PNG, and Targa, and video formats including 3G, FLC, MOV, AVI, DV Stream, Image Sequence, MPEG-4, and FLV.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Rosetta Stone Spanish (Latin America) Level 1-5 Set



Rosetta Stone Spanish (Latin America) Level 1-5 Set
  • Interactive language software with proprietary speech-recognition technology
  • Develop your command of the language--read, write, speak, and understand
  • Build vocabulary; negotiate complex situations; share ideas and opinions
  • Audio Companion for CD or MP3 player; learning application for iPhone or iPod Touch device
  • Language-enhancing games; live online lessons; includes headset with microphone
Develop your command of the language. From the simple to the complex, gain the confidence to share your ideas and opinions in your new language. Develop the conversational skills to plan adventures, care for your health and move abroad. Talk about government, work, movies, family, and more. Includes everything you need to learn at home and on the go.


What Will I Learn

This level will help you:
Build your vocabulary and language abilities
Read, write, speak and understand your new language
Speak without a script
Retain what you've learned
Practice unscripted conversations in your new language
Negotiate complex situations with confidence and accuracy

Sample topics include:
The basics, such as age and family relations
Questions, greetings, introductions
Telling time, calendar terms, the weather
Directions, locations, dining out
Emotions, opinions, ideas
Political, media, business terms
Arranging home repairs
Planning to move abroad
Discussing the arts and tourism
Careers and conducting interviews
Problem-solving and commercial transactions

What Do I Get?
Interactive Software
their award-wining version, complete with proprietary speech recognition technology.
Audio Companion
For your CD or MP3 player so you can review while on the go.
Headset with Microphone
For use with our state-of- the-art speech-recognition software.
Live Online Lessons NEW
Practice sessions led by native speaking tutors.
Games & Community NEW
Language-enhancing games move you towards real-world proficiency.
Mobile Companion NEW
Learning application for your iPhone or iPod Touch device.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Dance Games to Get you Moving!



Michael Jackson The Experience

* Step into the shoes of Michael Jackson himself and re-live his most iconic moments through your own performance on PlayStationMove!
* Single player, multiplayer dance challenges, and dance crew modes allow you to sing and dance simultaneously with 6 of your friends to make the perfect dance party experience.
* Compare your scores and share your best moments on Facebook!
* The unparalleled tracklist features many of MJ's biggest hits including Billie Jean, Beat It, Smooth Criminal, and many more.

Michael Jackson The Experience is the ultimate interactive game that allows players to immerse themselves into Michael Jackson's unique universe. Michael Jackson The Experience includes a wide variety of songs from Michael Jackson's extensive catalogue including some of his greatest hits like Billie Jean and Beat It, as well as an array of his signature, awe-inspiring dance moves! Perform in soulful environments inspired by Michael Jackson's ground-breaking music videos and stage performances. Feel the beat, master the rhythm, and step into his shoes. Don't Stop Till You Get Enough!



Everybody Dance

  • Play with up to 20 friends in Party mode
  • Dance to the official music videos from 40 of your favorite pop, hip-hop and club hits
  • Share performance videos and photos on Facebook and Twitter
  • Choreograph custom dance routines and challenge your friends to compete again your moves
  • Learn Beginner, Intermediate, Professional and Partner routines for every song
  • Capture and Share Performances
  • Players can learn how to master any routine by practicing choreography in small, easy to learn sections.
  • Three Challenge Levels
  • Up to 20 players can create profiles and go head-to-head in an epic dance-off
  • features 40 top-selling party tracks
Everybody Dance is your ticket to the hottest dance party around, exclusively available on the PlayStation3  system. Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd.

Everybody Dance delivers a high-energy dance experience set to a soundtrack of 40 chart-topping party hits including Usher’s “OMG,” “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO, and “Barbra Streisand” by Duck Sauce, that feature the original artist’s music videos. Using the PlayStation®Move motion controller and PlayStation®Eye camera to track and score moves, players can test their dancing skills with three difficulty levels, each featuring unique routines for every track produced by world-renowned choreographers. Everybody Dance allows players to hit the floor solo style, team up with a second player for a cooperative Partner Routine, challenge a friend to a competitive Dance Battle, or use the Party Play mode where up to 20 players can go head-to-head for the ultimate dance-off. Players can also use Everybody Dance’s Dance Class feature to improve their skills through detailed routine breakdowns and then take their game to the next level by developing original choreography using the Dance Creator feature.


Key Features:

  • 40 Hot Tracks – Everybody Dance features 40 top-selling party tracks from artists including Usher, LMFAO and Duck Sauce, set against the backdrop of their original music videos. New tracks will also be available for download via PlayStation®Network.
  • Three Challenge Levels – Anyone can get in on the action, choosing from easy, medium and hard routines. For another fun challenge, dancers can hit the floor with a second player for a competitive Dance Battle or team up with a friend for a cooperative Partner Routine.
  • Party Play – With Everybody Dance’s Party Play mode, up to 20 players can create profiles and go head-to-head in an epic dance-off. Dancers’ scores will be recorded to prove whose moves reign supreme.
  • Capture and Share Performances – Utilizing the PlayStation Eye camera, players can record and play back their performances. Players can even share their best moves with fellow dancers around the world by uploading their performances to everybodydancegame.com and sending links to their Facebook and Twitter accounts.
  • Dance Class – With the tutorial Dance Class feature, players can learn how to master any routine by practicing choreography in small, easy to learn sections.
  • Dance Creator – Everybody Dance’s innovative Dance Creator feature allows players to create custom dance routines which they can use to challenge their friends in local play.
  • Dance Workout – Using the Dance Workout feature, players can track their fitness progress and calories burned during their dance sessions.
  • Sing-Along – Players can score extra points by amping up the crowd and getting them to sing along to their dance performances.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Some Zombie Games for your High Tech Fun



Left 4 Dead 2

* On day one, Left 4 Dead 2 features more co-operative campaigns, more campaigns and maps for the versus game modes than the original Left 4 Dead did, plus support for Survival Mode right out of the box.
* Left 4 Dead 2 features quality next generation co-op action gaming from the makers of Half-life, Portal, Team Fortress and Counter-Strike.
* Updated “AI Director 2.0" technology expands players’ ability to customize level layout, world objects, weather, and lighting to reflect different times of day, creating fresh gameplay every time.
* Put a whole slew of melee weapons including axes, chainsaws, frying pans and baseball bats to use which allow you to get up close with the zombies.
* The game features four different survivors, a new storyline and new dialog.

Left 4 Dead 2 is the sequel to the best-selling and critically-acclaimed co-op multiplayer smash from Valve, creators of the Half-Life, Portal, Team Fortress and Counter-Strike game properties. With multiple multiplayer options both on and offline, extensive AI custom functionality, four character options, new melee weapons and more, Left 4 Dead 2 promises to become one of 2009's best games on the Xbox 360 platform and set a new benchmark for co-op centric action games.

Story
Left 4 Dead 2 is set at roughly the same time as the original – just after the outbreak that turned most of the population into various zombie mutants. Players assume the role of four new "Survivors," each with their own personality and new dialog. The game leads these "Survivors" through the southeastern region of the US - from Savannah, Georgia through the bayou country, and climaxing in New Orleans’ French Quarter.

Gameplay
Just as with the original Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2 is a first-person shooter which pits players against hordes of zombie-like enemies. As you would expect in a scenario where you are regularly surrounded by masses of the undead, it is very good thing to have plenty of help, as well as weapons at your disposal, and Left 4 Dead 2 has players covered on both accounts. The game features several multiplayer options including 2-8 player online and offline (via system link) support in several modes seen in the first game, including Campaign, Versus, and Survival, as well as the new Scavenge Mode. This new multiplayer option tasks players, in the role of survivors to find a limited number of fuel canisters hidden in a level in order to keep their individual generators going, while other players in the role of the infected try to stop them. In addition the game features very strong co-op play support, with 2-player support locally and 2-4 player support online.

The game features a wealth of melee weapons and additional items handy for battling enemies up-close and personal. Along with melee weapons seen in the first game, players can look forward to wielding new weapons like axes, chainsaws, frying pans, etc. Firearms are also available, but seeing as zombie fighting usually requires a little elbow grease, melee weapons are the mainstay. In addition, players can carry other useful items, including a variety of throwing weapons and several different kinds of support items, like flashlights to startle enemies and light the way in dark environments and healing items like first aid kit and defibrillator kits.

Customize with AI Director 2.0
Introducing the AI Director 2.0, Left 4 Dead 2's dynamic gameplay is taken to the next level by giving the Director the ability to procedurally change weather effects, world objects, and pathways in addition to tailoring the enemy population, effects, and sounds to match the players' performance. The result is a unique game session custom fitted to provide a satisfying and uniquely challenging experience each time the game is played.

Key Features

* Quality Co-op Gameplay - Left 4 Dead 2 features quality next generation co-op action gaming from the makers of Half-life, Portal, Team Fortress and Counter-Strike.
* AI Director 2.0 - Advanced technology dubbed "The AI Director" drives Left 4 Dead’s unique gameplay – customizing enemy population, effects, and music, based upon the players’ performance. Left 4 Dead 2 features "AI Director 2.0," which expands the Director’s ability to customize level layout, world objects, weather, and lighting to reflect different times of day.
* New Melee Weapons – Put a whole slew of melee weapons including axes, chainsaws, frying pans and baseball bats to use which allow you to get up close with the zombies.
* Meet "The Survivors" - The game features four different survivors, a new storyline and new dialog.
* More Game - On day one, Left 4 Dead 2 features more co-operative campaigns, more campaigns and maps for the versus game modes than the original Left 4 Dead did, plus support for Survival Mode right out of the box.
* Xbox LIVE Co-op Support - Along with the usual achievement points, Xbox LIVE stats, rankings, and other support drives collaborative play.




Dead Island

* First-person melee combat
* 4-player coop
* Weapon customization
* Set on an open world tropical island
* RPG elements for character development

The island of Banoi is a lush, tropical paradise in the South Pacific where its flagship Royal Palms Resort serves as the ultimate getaway for vacationers with money to burn. However, all good things must soon come to an end - and the picturesque resort falls into madness, carnage and chaos after a mysterious and contagious zombie outbreak claims its once peaceful atmosphere. Cut off from the rest of the world, only four individuals who strangely find themselves immune to zombification have the power to protect the remaining survivors from the horrors of the island, to discover what's really going on and find a way to escape before their own fatal ends.

Gameplay Highlights

* In keeping with an atmosphere of desperation and survival by any means, Dead Island focuses on serious, first-person action gameplay with a close-quarter, immersive melee focus.
* Dead Island's seamless 4 player co-op multiplayer seeks to provide the most immersive multiplayer experience to date. Players can drop in and out of each other's games at any time with no loss of progress as well as the ability to continue on alone or with others.
* With thousands of weapons in-game to collect, from simple wooden bats to fire-axes to heavy rifles, Dead Island is a collector's dream. This in combination with Dead Island's weapon customization system will enable the player to craft the ultimate weapon to ensure their survival.
* The ability to enhance and develop your character using RPG-like elements including an XP/leveling system and un-lockable skill trees put the power in your hands to create and play a unique protagonist.
* Dead Island's damage system gives an unprecedented visual detail of the effects of each attack on enemies pushing the boundaries of visualized gore.
* With an open-world setting, Banoi is filled to the brim with things to do and objectives to tackle, allowing a fresh way to advance both the characters and story at the same time and providing for endless replay value.

The player is drawn into the world of Dead Island on the brink of a mysterious epidemic that suddenly, and without warning, breaks out on the fictional island of Banoi. As a guest of the Royal Palms Resort, the player's stay was supposed to be a dream holiday; a luxurious getaway to the beautiful beaches of a tropical paradise. But faced with the reality of a zombie apocalypse, there is only one thing left to do: Survive. This is Dead Island a paradise to die for. The Island of Banoi: If you've been dreaming about paradise, we know a place where you can make those dreams come true. The Island of Banoi. Just off the coast of Papua New Guinea, located South of the Equator and just north of Australia. Until very recently much of the island was wild and primitive and totally untouched by the modern world. Even though the capital, Moresby, was founded by Australian settlers in 1895, many places deep in the interior still have never been seen by western eyes. Banoi's lush tropical beauty offers many natural wonders: from verdant rain forests to mountain highlands to virginal white sand beaches. Take a diving tour and experience the wonder of coral reefs teaming with life. Hike the mountain highlands or explore Banoi's extensive network of mysterious caves. Along the way you will encounter all manner of rare birds, butterflies, fish, reptiles, and mammals, including the great apes of the Banoi highlands. It's a sportsman's paradise with world-class rock climbing, fishing, hunting, sailing, and kayaking. Or if that sounds too taxing, find yourself a private beach, splash in the waves and soak up the sun. Meet the friendly people of Banoi. They are proud of their rich cultural heritage. The indigenous art is world renowned and unbelievably varied, reflecting the many local tribes with their own myths, legends and language. Come see what Heaven on Earth looks like. Come to beautiful Banoi. The pearl in the necklace of the Oceania Archipelago

See also the Dead Island Official Strategy Guide