Gaming just got better and now you can share your best work via @HauppaugeHQ #gaming #technology #gameplay

Screen Shot 2013-09-29 at 17.55.13Gamers! Have you ever wanted to film video recordings of your best game play in HD with full 5.1 Dolby Digital sound, upload them to You Tube and share with your friends? Thought so! Well thanks to Hauppauge Digital, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAUP) a leading developer and manufacturer of digital TV and data broadcast receiver products you can!! Its just released the HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition Plus – packed with new features including:

  • “one touch “ Game play capture and Audio Commentary recording
  • Optical audio for 5 channel sound quality
  • Built in hardware streaming
  • Personal logo inserter
  • Simple editing
  • One click YouTube upload option
  • Twitch or Ustream channel streams via Hauppauge SteamEez application
  • Record your Xbox®360 or PS3® or WiiU® gameplay in 1080p HD
  • Mac Compatibility

This is the latest launch in Hauppauge’s popular range of high definition console and PC gaming personal video recorders so we’re sure you’ll all be super excited now that this is available!  Screen Shot 2013-09-29 at 17.53.49

The new solution, which uses  state of the art H.264 video encoders more commonly  found in broadcasting technology, records HD video and audio from a PC or Sony® PlayStation®3 or Microsoft® Xbox® 360 onto a Windows laptop or desktop PC or MAC using an HDMI input.

With this device, you will benefit from improved audio reproduction thanks to the addition of an optical audio 5.1 channel input, which enables videos to be recorded in full 5.1 Dolby Digital sound.  For further audio enhancement, you and your fellow gamers can also connect to game consoles with optical S/PDIF connections and play back the recorded footage in a 5.1 surround sound speaker system which will deliver an authentic  home theatre experience.

Is that all? Thought not…

Exclusively available to owners of the HD PVR 2 GE Plus is a free download of the full version of HDPVRCapture Mac.   The application allows users to record game play on their Mac OSX 10.7/10.8 on an Intel-based 32 or 64-bit processor and then edit with iMovie.

Downloads are available from: http://www.hdpvrcapture.com/wordpress/?page_id=3451

Tell me a little more about this product 

Designed by gamers for gamers, HD PVR 2 GE Plus allows users to create their own events to be viewed by up to 1000 followers on Twitch or Ustream channels.  Built-in hardware streaming means typical applications could include live streaming over the Internet, the creation of high definition movies showing game play to share with friends or creating a discussion forum to talk tactics in real-time.

Gamers will also find that editing capabilities have been streamlined and instant uploads to YouTube can be carried out with just one click.  A personal logo inserter also allows users to “burn” a personalised logo directly into their recordings with full surround sound audio. Recordings can be viewed on computer screens using the included ArcSoft ShowBiz application and a real-time video pass through allows for HD TV viewing while recording games on a disk drive.

So what are you waiting for?! If you love gaming and want to share your talent online, then this is the ultimate piece of kit you’ll need!

Ultramarines: A #Warhammer 40,000 Movie comes to DVD/Blu in June @WARherald

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For anyone who doesn’t know what Warhammer is, we can tell you…its one of the most popular and successful wargame franchises of all time! Yeah! Pretty impressive!

And now it comes re-imagined and brought to life as a dazzling, blood-soaked CG animated movie. Featuring the vocal talents of Terence Stamp, John Hurt and Sean Pertwee, its called Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie.

So what happens in this film?

It is the 41st Millennium, and the only force that stands between humanity and alien hordes are the Space Marines. Genetically enhanced, clad in power armour and knowing no fear, they are the angels of death. And the greatest of them are the Ultramarines. But when a select squad of scarred veterans and raw recruits responds to a distant planet’s distress beacon, they discover that a horrific evil has been unleashed. Amidst a living nightmare of chaos, carnage, and daemonic fury, these steel battle-brothers must now survive the ultimate enemy: themselves.

Sounds pretty cool no? 

It’s loud, it’s bloody, it has unfeasibly well-armoured Space Marines firing huge guns at anything that moves and features one of the most impressively fearsome villains we’ve seen in ages. Pure boy’s own, sci-fi escapism at its best.

It explodes onto DVD and Blu-ray on 17th June – so Warhammer fans and those curious about Warhammer, make sure you pick up a copy!

Happy shopping gamers!