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A Guide to the Gamers Universe – [infographic]

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Apr 232012
 
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Guide to the Gamers Universe

Guide to the Gamers Universe

A hard day at work? The children having tantrums from the minute they got up? The mother in law on the phone every five minutes? Need a few hours of escapism away from the stresses of every day life? That is where the amazing world of gaming can come in and transport you to a world of fantasy, even just for half on hour. The gamer’s universe is a world full of beautiful lands, unbelievable characters and a place where you can become the star and climb levels with your online friends. In fact, the advent of the Internet has made the gaming world full of new possibilities and goals with a whole online community out there ready to fight with or against you. From the days of the MegaDrive and Sonic the Hedgehog to the PS3 and Call of Duty, for the last forty years there has been a virtual world for us to go if real life gets too much. This infographic details the journey gaming has been on and shows us the amazing advances in the last few years.

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Ratings guide to the best online casinos, poker rooms and gaming sites

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Apr 232010
 
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Lonelyheartscasino.com is a ratings guide offering tips and advice on the best online casinos including poker rooms and other popular gaming sites on the web. Online casinos are one of the most popular internet past times with millions of hours logged by fans from around the world. Poker rooms and other online casino games are great fun and highly addictive in some cases and having the best casino guide can help you stay on top of the latest casino strategy for each of your favorite games.

Learn the tips and tricks for the best online casinos real money and play like the pros with real cash payouts and high stakes gambling at the Lonely Hearts Casino. A good casino ratings guide can help you weed out the garbage casinos and bad neighborhoods so you can stay focused on your gaming and not worry about some scam website ripping you off with rigged games and other online casino scams.

Do you know how bad it sucks to add some cash to an online casino in the hopes of getting a big payoff and it ends up a scam? I have heard horror stories of bad gaming experiences and a good ratings guide can help spare you some of those same problems.

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World of Warcraft accounts for sale

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Jan 142010
 
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The rise of virtual communities and the incredible growth of online gaming has been something of an amazement to me. Humans seem to want to live along together in happy harmony with each other in the real world but it seems to work so much better for so many of us in the virtual world.

I’ll be honest I don’t know anything about World of Warcraft except that it is huge and the fan base of 12 million plus users is dedicated to the worlds most popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) to the level of extreme in some cases. When I found that you can sell WoW account for as much as $1,500 for players like the Level 80 Male Tauren Druid I was blown away. I don’t know what it takes to get to that level but it playing this game is half as fun as many of the other online games I have played then it’s got to be worth the cash if you can sell a WoW account for that kind of cash.

Anyone have an idea how long it takes to get to that level? Is it something you can do in 3 months time? That’s an extra $6,000 per year in earngings from your play time. I guess you would need to know the total number of hours it takes to get to that level but the idea it sells is still awesome as I see it. Anyone here ever sell a WoW account?

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Zune games for everyone

Apr 032007
 
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Microsoft’s, Chris Lewis, stated that their main focus with the Zune phone was to allow people to connect and share music. The Zune and XBOX are integrated, so people can connect their Zune phone to it and play games. Although, games in the device itself are something they are considering. With the Zune phones 2 Mbps streaming, being able to game on it would be especially nice. Without that cool feature, the Zune phone would be just another MP3 player.

There are some people out there thinking that the Zune phone’s small physique wouldn’t be suitable for gaming. Well, that all depends on the person. Some people may enjoy its compact style. With the excellent streaming it provides, you would be sure to have a great gaming experience.

Microsoft isn’t foreign when it comes to video games since they have a team that works on PC games. Peter Moore, also with Zune, said they there should be games for the Zune within the next 18 months. This will definitely bring it up to par with the iPod, Microsoft’s well known rival. By this time, the iPod will have more than likely upgraded to its sixth generation.

With all of the great features the Zune us rumored to have, it would be great to add games onto the list. All of us have a fetish for them whether it be Pac Man, Tetris, Sims, or Halo. I really don’t think the Zune would make much of a first person shooting game, especially since a lot of controller buttons would be missing, but I say, “The more features the better.”

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Microsoft Denies Xbox Live Hacks

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Mar 222007
 
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In a statement, Microsoft said that rumours about Xbox Live accounts being hijacked are false.

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Microsoft to PC gamers: Prepare to go Live

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Mar 142007
 
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Microsoft to PC gamers: Prepare to go Live – CNN.com

Microsoft Corp. Wednesday said its Live online service, which has attracted 6 million Xbox 360 console gamers, will be open in May to PC gamers who use its new Windows Vista operating system.

The move comes nearly a year after Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates said the company’s vision was for “anywhere” gaming that would link video game consoles, cell phones and computers, and is a key step toward reaching that goal.

The PC version of Live will debut on May 8 with the launch of the Windows Vista version of “Halo 2,” Microsoft’s popular alien shooter game.

In June, Microsoft Game Studios will release “Shadowrun,” the first game where Live will support competition between players on the Xbox 360 and PCs.

Live members will need just one account, whether they play on the Xbox 360, the PC, or both machines.

Microsoft offers two Live subscription levels. Silver membership is free and the Gold level, which includes cross-platform play and other multiplayer features, costs about $50 per year.

Microsoft’s online gaming service has been a key selling point for its Xbox 360 video game console, which was released in November 2005 and competes with Sony Corp.’s PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Co. Ltd.’s Wii for top billing in the $30 billion global video game market.

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More Zune phone evidence as Microsoft buys Tellme Networks

Mar 142007
 
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Microsoft today announced their reported $800 million acquisition of Tellme Networks, Inc., a leading provider of voice services for everyday life, including nationwide directory assistance, enterprise customer service and voice-enabled mobile search.

It’s not a Zune phone announcement but for those with some idea of their plans for the Live Anywhere Initiative this purchase is all about the Zune phone and other portable devices to come later. Voice enabled search would certainly give the Zune phone an advantage over the Google Phone in regards to it’s search abilities and cuts out many advantages of what they might offer with Apple on the iPhone.

A voice activated search and directory feature goes beyond just the phone and would integrate well into the Xbox Live service also I would think. Integrating voice activated commands into the Live gaming arena would be an awesome new feature with the loads of functions and content available. Beyond searching for games and players via voice command they can also integrate the same technology to assist in navigation and layout.

Microsoft to Acquire Tellme Networks: Combined expertise will bring the power of voice technology to everyday life.

Potential areas of development resulting from the deal will range from hosted voice-enabled customer service solutions that complement Microsoft’s existing unified communications offerings to voice user interfaces in existing Microsoft products to search services on mobile phones that integrate with Live Search for mobile offerings. In addition, developers and partners will be able to build new speech-based solutions on top of a scalable, standards-based voice-enabled applications platform.

TellMe Networks offers Microsoft much more than just the voice search capabilities and use on the Zune phone and portable devices. Microsoft has struggled for some time with development of decent speech recognition software and suffered an embarrassing episode during the pre launch of Windows Vista when the much touted new speech abilities went haywire in a public demo. Microsoft is certain to want to use the technology across their entire platform of products and services and they spell out a few items here in this excerpt from their press release.

Microsoft to Acquire Tellme Networks: Combined expertise will bring the power of voice technology to everyday life.

This acquisition will mark an important step forward in Microsoft’s strategy for delivering software plus services that put people at the center of technology solutions in the office, at home and on the go. For more than a decade, Microsoft has enabled speech, handwriting and touch as forms of natural user input, making computing and digital devices easier to use. Combining Tellme’s technologies with Microsoft’s existing and future products and services will help improve the way people use voice to find, use and share information:

  • Unified communications. Tellme’s voice-enabled services and solutions for enterprise customers complement Microsoft’s unified communications voice services portfolio. This will allow customers and industry partners to build highly scalable voice solutions that leverage rich identity, presence, messaging and application integration.
  • Speech platform. Tellme’s robust voice-enabled platform helps open new doors for Microsoft’s hundreds of thousands of developers and partners to build innovative speech solutions based on open standards.
  • Mobile services and search. Tellme’s speech expertise and work in mobile search, combined with Microsoft’s innovative local and mobile search offerings, will help take the mobile search usability experience to the next level.
  • Software plus services. In the long term, Tellme technology will enhance Microsoft’s many voice-enabled applications, including the Windows Vistaâ„¢ operating system, the Microsoft Office system, and mobile applications such as Windows Mobile® and Windows® Automotive.
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Wild Piatas Are Loose on Xbox Live Marketplace

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Mar 132007
 
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If you havent escaped to Piata Island yet, now is the time. The official Viva Piata demo has arrived on Xbox Live Marketplace and is waiting for you!

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