Sunday, 29 July 2007

Sky TV Coming To The PSP

Are you one of the 2.3 million PSP owners in the UK and Ireland? If so, you might be happy to know that you’ll soon be able to view Sky TV on your little handheld buddy. The Sony-built one, that is. On top of recent launch of the new PSP, this is a clever expansion of the PSP's capabilities.

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and Sky have announced plans to create a joint-venture company to bring a broad mix of downloadable content to the PSP, ranging from movies and sports to high profile TV shows like Lost and Weeds. The content can be downloaded via Wi-Fi or PC but there’s no news yet on pricing. That’s right, this is Sky after all so no freebies here. According to the press release:

“The Joint Venture company, with equal Board level representation from Sky and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe will draw on the unrivalled entertainment aggregation expertise and technical leadership of SKY, and the handheld entertainment knowledge and brand power of PlayStation. The company will establish PSP and the new ground breaking video download service as the natural partners for those seeking the ultimate choice of portable entertainment content.”

Could this be the money-spinning movie success that the annoying, and doomed, UMD movie format wasn’t?

link to web design company guide

Big Brother UK - Chanelle Walks

Chanelle has left the Big Brother House...

Chanelle has left the Big Brother House.

"You have got to have your freedom," cried Gerry as she said her goodbyes to her pals.

After an emotional exchange between Ziggy and Chanelle in the caravan where Ziggy said: "I do care for you. You have to understand that I didn't mean it to happen. You look amazing," the posh housemate stood fast on her resolution to leave.

A short while later she gave Ziggy a final kiss goodbye leaving Ziggy in the garden sighing "I feel like s**t" but Chanelle had gone straight to Diary Room. With one last glance she emotionally declared "It's not a goodbye, it's a see you later" Moments later, she was gone.

The girl who put the "Ch" in "Chiggy" has taken her style, class and panache out of the House and back into the outside world.

link to web design company guide

Tuesday, 24 July 2007

Alternating rock layers in Utah form a "bull's eye" 5.5km across

"Upheaval Dome" could have been caused by a rising plug of salt pushing up overlying rocks, or by a space rock striking Earth.


IRVINE, Calif. – July 24, 2007 – Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. announced today that World of Warcraft®, its award-winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), has reached a new milestone, with a player base now totaling more than 9 million subscribers worldwide. The company is currently working with its partner for World of Warcraft in China, The9, to prepare the game's first expansion, World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade™, for launch in mainland China and anticipates an influx of new and returning subscribers in conjunction with that event.

"We're thrilled that gamers around the world have continued to embrace World of Warcraft so enthusiastically," said Mike Morhaime, president and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment®. "We've worked hard to provide a compelling experience for our players, and we plan to continue updating the game with exciting new content for them to enjoy for many years to come."

Since debuting in North America on November 23, 2004, World of Warcraft has become the most popular MMORPG around the world. It was the bestselling PC game of 2005 and 2006* and has remained at or near the top of the weekly PC-game sales charts for much of 2007 as well. Blizzard's Burning Crusade expansion released to critical acclaim in several regions earlier this year and shattered PC-game sales records in North America and Europe, with nearly 2.4 million copies sold in its first 24 hours of release and approximately 3.5 million in its first month. World of Warcraft is available in seven different languages and, in addition to North America and Europe, is played in mainland China, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau.

link to web design company guide

World of Warcraft Reaches New Milestone

The World of Warcraft subscriber base has continued to grow this year as new and returning players have signed up to explore Azeroth and check out all of the content added with the Burning Crusade expansion. Worldwide, the game's community now numbers more than 9 million subscribers. In the midst of preparations for BlizzCon and the upcoming launch of the expansion in mainland China, we wanted to take a moment to share the news and thank everyone for continuing to support the game.

link to web design company guide

Introducing World of Warcraft, the Comic

This fall, DC Comics's WildStorm imprint is creating a new comic book series based on World of Warcraft. The series will be written by industry vet Walter Simonson (Superman, Elric) and feature art by Ludo Lullabi and inker Sandra Hope (Justice League of America). Each of the issues in the first six issue arc will have two different covers: one by notable comic book artist Jim Lee and a second by our very own senior art director, Samwise Didier.

Check out the official World of Warcraft comic Here

link to web design company guide

Surf the Internet while Flying

Those already giddy about their 2008 trip to Down Under should now pick up the phone and do whatever it takes to get on one of Qantas' forthcoming A380s or revamped 747-400s, as both planes will reportedly feature in-flight WiFi and laptop power. As if that weren't enough, the new A380s will even dole out power sockets to those in economy class, and while the in-flight entertainment system may be preferred by your offspring, we know you'll greatly appreciate the internet access and seat-mounted USB / Ethernet ports. Currently, Qantas has yet to divulge exactly how much these luxuries will run you per flight, and while there's still a few months remaining before any passengers are faced with such comforts while flying Qantas, we can't help but yearn for a first-class ticket complete with a 17-inch widescreen LCD. Hit the read link for a few more snapshots and the full rundown of extras.

link to web design company guide