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!

Bring out your inner hero in Game of Thrones Ascent! #Gameofthrones #videogame #facebook #gaming

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By sword, coin, or whisper, have you ever fancied yourself as the most powerful noble in Westeros? Well, you don’t need to start prepping your acting monologue to impress those casting directors, because Zygna, the makers of the hugely popular Facebook game Farmville, have brought Game of Thrones right into your own hands with Ascent.

This sounds too good to be true… what do I do in it?

Based on the hit HBO series and books, in Game of Thrones Ascent players lead the life of a noble during the time of upheaval as portrayed in the books and the series so the game unites both story and strategy. Players claim their birthright by choosing which of the great houses they swear allegiance to, securing their holdings, developing their lands and personal reputation, and assigning sworn swords to quests, all while forging alliances with new friends. GOTAunsullied

How do I get involved?

Well, its easy… but if you’re one of the very few people who don’t have Facebook, now might be the time to sign up! All you need to do is click on this link to start playing.

There is also a BETA version of the game which is also possible for you to play, but we’d recommend sticking with this one. Now lets just hope that the makers think about bringing it out on more than just Facebook eh?! GOTA.palace_gardens

What’s everyone raving about?

Well, when asked, fans say the allure of the game is that it is very close to the original storyline in the books and that they can fully immerse themselves in the world of Westeros where your decision affects the game going forwards.

Game of Thrones Ascent has experienced more than 500,000 installations since launching — many of those players returning to the virtual world of Westeros many times.

So let us know how you get on, and if you feel that the game is worthy of a bag of dragons then let us know.

Happy gaming Snoochers!

Street Fighter is back! And it’s hitting your TV screens! #gaming #liveaction #film

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If you’re fans of the old school Street Fighter… remember picking your player and fighting for hours on your console to find the supreme champion, then you are going to LOVE this news!

Bringing us back to the magic of gaming’s yesteryear, Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist has just been announced at the San Diego Comic-Con.

Check out in this video more about this live action series:

What’s it going to be about? 

‘Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist’, the thrilling and multi layered series will take the audience back to the formative years of the iconic characters, Ryu and Ken, as they live a traditional warrior’s life in secluded Japan. The boys are, unknowingly, the last practitioners of the ancient fighting style known as ‘Ansatsuken’ (Assassin’s Fist). The series follows them as they learn about the mysterious past of their Master, Gouken, and the tragic and dark legacy of the Ansatsuken style. Can their destiny be changed…or will history repeat itself?

Screen Shot 2013-07-25 at 14.11.08This series is being tipped to redefine what audiences can expect from live-action video game adaptations. The bi-lingual script penned by Joey Ansah and Christian Howard has attracted some of the top rising and veteran Japanese actors.

Veteran actor Hal Yamanouchi, co-star of the upcoming ‘The Wolverine’, and Mark Killeen, from ‘Game of Thrones’, have recently been added to the cast line up. Filming will complete by the end of August for a proposed early 2014 release.

Screen Shot 2013-07-25 at 14.11.30The series is being produced by Jacqueline Quella, whose previous projects include ‘Romanzo Criminale’ (Crime Novel); Academy Award nominated ‘Don’t Tell’; and Tobe Hooper’s ‘The Toolbox Murders’.

The series will be directed by Joey Ansah who, as ‘Desh’, was part of one of the most celebrated movie fight scenes of all time, in ‘The Bourne Ultimatum’, and was recently at the heart of the action in ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’, ‘The Numbers Station’ with John Cusack, and co-star and action director of Lionsgate’s upcoming ‘Greenstreet Underground: Hooligans’.

www.streetfighteraf.com

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!