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Have You Played Travian 4? Perchance Record-breaking Rollout in 50 Countries
Have You Played Travian 4?  Perchance Record-breaking Rollout in 50 Countries

Have You Played Travian 4? Perchance Record-breaking Rollout in 50 Countries

Munich-based browser-game developer Travian Games has been working all out over recent weeks to roll out the fully-revised fourth incarnation of its evergreen success Travian. All the scheduled servers have now started and it is time for an initial assessment. Travian Games set itself some very ambitious goals with the Travian 4 rollout, and this is borne out by the rollout statistics:

In nearly 30 days, 40 language versions were started in 50 countries worldwide; over 2 million users found their way to the server since the middle of February and over 200,000 members joined the official Travian fan page on Facebook – hardly any other browser game can boast such an active and rapidly-growing community.

There is no end in sight for the growing user figures, with more server starts planned for several countries, as the premium servers have barely been able to keep up with the user onslaught. Additional versions have been started in Germany, Turkey and France to give new Travian fans a fair chance of enjoying the Travian 4 experience.

Florian Bohn, CEO of Travian Games assesses this resounding success as follows: “Generating these kinds of figures is a significant milestone in our company history. But our employees worked very hard to achieve these results with intense effort on localizing the new language versions so that users around the world could enjoy the fourth version of Travian as soon as possible. This spectacular achievement would not have been possible without the untiring commitment of everybody involved – for which I am extremely grateful. This phenomenal start shows that quality will continue to prevail on the market and our team is committed in the long term to provide players with lots of fun and new ideas in Travian 4.”

Product: Travian 4
Genre: Strategy game in an ancient scenario
Developer/Publisher: Travian Games GmbH
Price: Free to play
Languages: 40 different languages
Website: www.travian.com

CAPCOM Brings It On! Resident Evil™ 4 and Resident Evil Code: Veronica® X

CAPCOM Brings It On! Resident Evil™ 4 and Resident Evil Code: Veronica® X

CAPCOM Brings It On! Resident Evil™ 4 and Resident Evil Code: Veronica® X

To kick off the 15th anniversary of Resident Evil™, Capcom®, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games today announced that the highly acclaimed Resident Evil4 and Resident Evil Code: VeronicaX will be released as downloadable titles for the Xbox 360®video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Scheduled for release this Autumn, both titles have been enhanced with upgraded visuals as they make their debut on high-definition consoles.

Resident Evil 4 , which received numerous “Game of the Year” awards when it debuted and currently stands as one of the best-reviewed games of all time with an incredible 96 ranking on MetaCritic, challenges you to experience it all over again with support for trophies and achievements along with the visual upgrades.

As Leon Kennedy, players will explore a town overrun by cultists, mutants and mind-controlled villagers as they unravel the mystery of Resident Evil 4. Also, this release will contain all the bonus content available in previous versions of Resident Evil 4, including the Separate Ways epilogue.

In Resident Evil Code: Veronica X, the year is 1998, three months since the total destruction of Raccoon City and Claire Redfield is still in search of her missing brother Chris. While investigating an Umbrella facility in Paris, Claire is captured and transported to the remote Rockfort Island, where she awaits her death.

Then an inexplicable air raid hits the island, and though this frees Claire, it also accidentally releases t-virus samples and B.O.W.s, which thrust Claire back into the world of survival horror once again.  Claire teams up with a fellow inmate Steve Burnside, but insane island commander Alfred Ashford and his evil sister Alexia set their sights on ending the duo with their sick and demented games.

The Resident Evil franchise, which pioneered the horror genre in video games, has sold over 45 million units since 1996 and spawned a series of successful motion pictures that have grossed over $750 million worldwide. The Resident Evil brand has also expanded into action figures, comic books, novels, apparel, beverages and more. As part of the 15th anniversary, Resident Evil fans will get a chance to celebrate the past, present and future of the franchise with exclusive apparel and merchandise, in addition to games like Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil Code: Veronica X, Resident Evil: The Mercenaries, Resident EvilRevelations and other surprises.

For more information stay tuned to www.Capcom-Unity.com. For the latest information and assets, check out the Capcom press center at www.capcomeuro-press.com

Now Available V3 Gaming PCs with NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 590 Graphics
Now Available V3 Gaming PCs with NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 590 Graphics

Now Available V3 Gaming PCs with NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 590 Graphics

V3 Gaming, manufacturer of high-end computer systems, has announced the availability of the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 590 graphics card in its high-end Convoy and Avenger desktop computers.  The  GTX 590 is the most powerful DirectX 11 graphics card ever built, delivers high-end performance in an excellent physical design, and uses cutting-edge technology to provide a cooler and quieter gaming experience.

The new GeForce GTX 590 graphics card features dual 512-core GTX 500 GPUs and an extended vapor chamber cooler that harnesses the incredible power of the NVIDIA Fermi™ architecture efficiently and quietly. With a total of 1024 CUDA cores, 3GB of GDDR5 graphics memory, and three dual-link DVI ports as well as a mini display-port connector, the GTX 590 is the single most capable graphics card in existence.

“The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 is truly a marvel of engineering and design. NVIDIA has managed to shoehorn two extremely powerful GPUs into a single high-performance graphics card that runs relatively cool and quiet.” said Steven Chien, CEO of V3 Gaming PC.

As in the GeForce GTX 580 and GTX 570 cards before it, NVIDIA utilizes a vapor chamber heat sink design on the GTX 590, which improves thermal efficiency and allows the fan to run significantly slower, producing a dramatic reduction in noise. The physical shape of the graphics card and placement of the fan in the center provides improved air circulation over competing dual GPU graphics card designs.

Like all recent NVIDIA graphics cards, the GeForce GTX 590 supports Microsoft DirectX 11 technology, which makes it perfect for playing all of the latest games. What separates the GTX 590 from the rest of the pack, however, is its three dual-link DVI ports, making it the first product to support NVIDIA 3D VisionTM Surround technology on a single graphics card.

V3 Gaming PC desktops equipped with NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 590 graphics cards also support NVIDIA CUDA® and PhysX® technologies for the best computing experience possible. The GTX 590 can also be configured in Quad SLI® mode for the ultimate PC gaming experience. V3 Gaming PC recommends pairing this new graphics card with a capable processor to ensure an optimized gaming experience. All V3 Gaming PCs are backed by industry-leading lifetime labor and technical support services, as well as a 3-year limited warranty on parts.

FREE Cell Phone Directory: Find Cell Phone Number Owner Freely

FREE A Cell Phone Directory: Find Cell Phone Number Owner Freely
FREE Cell Phone Directory: Find Cell Phone Number Owner Freely

FREE Cell Phone Directory: Find Cell Phone Number Owner Freely

A Cell Phone Directory is a recent convenience available through the web. Within just a few clicks you can acquire information on the cell phone owner (or unlisted fixed number) who phoned you. Maybe you received calls from unidentified numbers (or missed calls), and find it difficult to get info about the person. Or maybe you suspect scammers or want to end some prank calls? With land line phone numbers there are specific directories (the white pages or 411 directories), however there is no such free convenience available for mobile phones or unlisted phone numbers. This is where the reverse cell number directory look up is so effective.

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Something you can try when you want to discover the identity behind an unlisted fixed number or cell number is to type the number into a Google search and check what results it returns. If it is a telesales company, an unlisted land line number or cell number from a company with a web presence, then you will probably be able to obtain information about whose cell phone number it is. If the number is an unlisted land line number or cell number not previously entered into the web, then you will need to utilize a paid cell phone directory reverse search.

Numerous people have squandered a lot of time searching for a free Cell Phone Directory service, however in reality these services do not exist. They either merely forward you to a paid search or attempt to get your personal info which they will then most likely sell!

With a few of the larger and more dependable lookup services you’re able to perform any amount of reverse cell number searches as you like after paying a membership fee (ordinarily for 12 months). This option is preferred above the pay per lookup as the majority of people who use a service for the first time will use it many times in the future. The info available will comprise things like cell owner information, current and previous addresses, service provider info, and occasionally even a location map. The search can be done quickly and simply – just by keying in a cell phone/unlisted number and details are processed instantly.

Being your own or somebody else’s detective and discovering the name of a stalker, bothering caller, and investigating something that comes across as fishy, can be fascinating and rewarding. You, your family or friends don’t need to be constantly irritated by harassing calls or let funny behavior or jealousy get the better of you.

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Cell Phone Directory: Find Cell Phone Number Owner Free

FREE 1to1Real iPhone App Goes Mobile

FREE 1to1Real iPhone App Goes Mobile
FREE 1to1Real iPhone App Goes Mobile

FREE 1to1Real iPhone App Goes Mobile

Busy entrepreneurs can finally stop worrying about productivity when they’re away from their offices – the complete power of 1to1Real has come to the iPhone. Unlike many other mobile productivity apps, 1to1Real is completely free and requires no upgrades or yearly subscription services.  Users of the 1to1Real iPhone app have access to all the features of the 1to1Real cloud, in a streamlined, intuitive format specifically designed for mobile use.  Notable features include:

-   Full control over contacts: search, edit, add, tag and mark favorites from your phone

-   Log calls and emails made to your contacts from the 1to1Real app: work you do on the road is automatically recorded, making it easy to stay on task and manage your workload

-   Create new collaborative tasks from the app: setting online meeting spaces using 1to1Me Activities can be done instantly. Every 1to1Me Activity is encrypted with SSL security, giving users a secure way to share sensitive documents even when away from the office

-   Manage activities and appointments: the 1to1Real app gives users full control over their calendar

-   Automatically sync your changes: appointments, phone calls, even edits made from the 1to1Real app sync back to the 1to1Real cloud so coworkers and collaborators can truly work with you on the go

“In creating 1to1Real, we did something that no other cloud-based technology solution for business was doing – we made a single service that entrepreneurs could use to manage their entire business, from sales to communications to social media. That’s why we refused to compromise when we created our iPhone app,” said CMAEON’s CEO Tim Vasko. “We wanted to create something to revolutionize the entire productivity app genre.  Instead of using seven or eight different apps, each to manage part of your business, entrepreneurs can use the 1to1Real app and have access to every single function of 1to1Real. No ‘lite’ version, no subscription service, no watered down features,” said Vasko.

Users can download the 1to1Real App in any country where an iTunes Store is available. To use the 1to1Real app, users must first set up a trial 1to1Real account, which can be done at www.1to1Real.com. The 1to1Real App is only compatible with iPhone 3G or higher, and requires iOS 4.0 or higher.

New Website: Media Music Heads for the Cloud

New Website: Media Music Heads for the Cloud
New Website: Media Music Heads for the Cloud

New Website: Media Music Heads for the Cloud

Media Music Now, a leading UK company in royalty free music, voice overs and audio production services has launched its revamped website aimed at helping audio-visual producers with their soundtrack requirements.

The new website has taken over twelve months of planning and development. It has been completely rebuilt and redesigned with enhanced features and improved functionality. Media Music Now is also one of the first royalty free music companies to use cloud technology to improve content delivery to its global client-base.

This is the company’s first major redesign since 2005 and is a continuation of their efforts to provide great customer service whilst greatly improving the website experience.

“We started trading back in 2005 and after 5 years the website was starting to show its age. Clients wanted better previews, improved browsing and easier searching so 2011 is the start of a new and improved Media Music Now. We like to refer to it as Media Music Now 2.0, the first phase of several enhancements planned for 2011. We are using cloud technology to increase our scalability, but remain customer focused by providing hand-selected high quality music and great personal service”, says Lee Pritchard, founder of Media Music Now.

The soft launch released Friday 18th March 2011 met with positive reaction from existing customers and attracted many new customers impressed with the high quality of royalty free music and ease of use.

The new http://www.MediaMusicNow.co.uk features high-res music previews, improved browsing and searching, and sharing options including email to a friend, share on Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin.

Based in Manchester, UK Media Music Now is a resource for video producers, digital agencies, media and audio-visual content creators not just in the UK but worldwide.

Available 1,000’s Unregistered Domains With Links From Respected Websites
Available 1,000’s Unregistered Domains With Links From Respected Websites

Available 1,000’s Unregistered Domains With Links From Respected Websites

DropDigger – a popular domaining site that scours the web for unregistered domain names – has discovered over one thousand unregistered domains, all of which are linked to from respected government, military, educational and media sites.

The domains are a goldseam for prospective domain buyers, search engine marketers and startups looking for a new name.  Domain names ending with common top-level domains such as .com, .net and .org are notoriously hard to find, and these domains are especially valuable.  This is because the link from the authority site not only can provide an initial source of traffic, but because it also often provides an advantage in the domain’s search engine rankings.

Carl Eisenstein, founder of DropDigger said today: “DropDigger has not been a simple undertaking – in fact it’s been far harder than any of us expected. We’ve had to build technology to rival some search engines, and have already scoured millions of pages across hundreds of thousands of authority domains to find the unregistered names we’ve found so far.”

He adds: “The good thing about it though is that there are many millions of pages more to try, so we should have a good number of these domains being unregistered names appearing for a long time to come.”

DropDigger’s domain list is available for free at http://www.dropdigger.com/.  Visitors can subscribe to DropDigger’s Twitter or RSS feeds to get free updates when new domains are discovered.

Garmin® GTN™ 650 and GTN 750 Avionics Certified, Ready To Fly

Garmin® GTN™ 650 and GTN 750 Avionics Certified, Ready To Fly
Garmin® GTN™ 650 and GTN 750 Avionics Certified, Ready To Fly

Garmin® GTN™ 650 and GTN 750 Avionics Certified, Ready To Fly

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, raised the bar today with the announcement of the GTN 650 and GTN 750 series. These panel-mount units are certified and approved for installation in hundreds of makes and models of general aviation aircraft. The GTN 650 and GTN 750 feature new capabilities for GPS/NAV/COM systems like touchscreen operation, graphical flight planning with victor airways and high-altitude jet routes, remote transponder, remote audio control (750 series only), SafeTaxi® and electronic chart capabilities (750 series only).

“As the successors to the very popular GNS 430W and 530W, the GTN 650 and 750 have big shoes to fill. We’re confident that the GTN series will set a new standard on what avionics for general aviation aircraft should be, just as the GNS 430 and 530 did when they were announced in 1998,” said Gary Kelley, Garmin’s vice president of marketing. “The GTN 650 and 750 are the first touchscreen avionics certified for general aviation aircraft. Although some may think the touchscreen operation is the most unique feature of these systems, we believe the interface and expansive new capabilities are even more innovative.”

See the big picture on over 50 percent more screen
The most notable physical difference between the GTN 650 and 750 is the screen size. The GTN 650 has the same exterior footprint as the GNS 430W, but has a 4.9-inch screen (diagonal) that has 53 percent more screen area than the GNS 430W. The GTN 750’s large 6.9-inch screen (diagonal) has 98 percent more screen area than the GNS 530W, which makes it possible to view an entire chart via Garmin FliteCharts and ChartView™, as well as display integrated audio and intercom functions (with the new optional GMA™ 35 remote mount audio processor). In addition, both units display a greatly enhanced, higher resolution picture (GTN 650: 600×266 pixels; GTN 750: 600x 708 pixels) that has over 5 times more pixels than the GNS 430W and 530W, respectively.

Touch ‘n go
The touchscreen GTN 650 and 750 both feature a shallow menu structure, desktop-like menu interface with intuitive icons, audio and visual feedback, and animation so that pilots know exactly how the systems are responding to their input. The GTN has a touchscreen alphanumeric keyboard, and also utilizes a “back” icon for quick and easy operation.

Recognizing that hand stabilization will help make it even easier to enter data, both units have a finger anchoring bezel around the side of the display and fingerboard at the bottom of the screen. For those who prefer traditional data entry via buttons and knobs, the GTN systems have a dual concentric knob for data entry, volume/squelch knob, “home” button and “direct to” button so that pilots can do all the basic fundamentals – like establish a route and change COM frequencies – without using the touchscreen. With the home key, pilots are seldom more than two taps away from all primary pages and functions.

Flight planning made easy
The GTN series offers graphical flight planning capability (patent pending) so that pilots can edit an active flight plan route on the map and easily enter a new waypoint or modify the sequence by tapping or dragging their finger on the screen. Victor airways and high-altitude jet routes can be overlaid on the moving map, and airway segments can be selected onscreen for instant entry into a flight plan. The system has a unique “rubber band” feature that lets pilots select a flight plan leg on the screen and then alter it to accommodate a deviation or ATC amendment. In addition, pilots can pan across the map display by swiping their finger across the screen.

Enhanced situational awareness
Thanks to built-in terrain, mapping and obstacle databases, the GTN provides a greatly enhanced, high resolution presentation of the surrounding area. A built-in terrain elevation database shows color-coded alerts when potential terrain conflicts are ahead. Full Class B TAWS alerting is also available as an option. The SBAS/WAAS equipped GTN 650 and 750 let pilots fly GPS-guided LPV glidepath approaches down to ILS-comparable minimums. In addition, precise course deviation and roll steering outputs can be coupled to select autopilots so that IFR flight procedures may be flown automatically.

Add weather, traffic and more
Because the GTN offers a wide array of compatibility with select Garmin avionics and sensors, Garmin has made it possible to have a consistent and intuitive interface to other systems – like audio and transponder – by creating simplified systems management functionality on the GTN flight deck. Saving valuable panel space, Garmin’s new GMA 35 remote mount audio processor (optional) interfaces with the GTN 750 and makes it possible for the GTN to be used as a touchscreen control head for the aircraft’s audio and intercom functions. The GMA 35 helps streamline cockpit communications with record/playback capability for copying clearances. It also includes an internal microphone that senses the amount of ambient noise and automatically adjusts the cockpit speaker and the headset volume based on the level of noise in the cockpit. Garmin’s GTX 32/33/33D remote transponders (optional) also interface with the GTN 650 or 750 so that pilots can control transponder function from the GTN’s display. Optional versions of the GTX 33/33D mode S transponders are available which support ADS-B/Out.

Optional XM WX Satellite Weather™, lightning, and traffic system inputs are also supported and may be overlaid on the moving map. In addition, XM radio is available as an option (XM WX Satellite Weather™ and radio service is only available to U.S. and Canadian customers with a subscription and with an optional GDL 69 series data link receiver).

The standard GTN 650 and GTN 750 feature a 10-watt COM, and a field upgradeable 16-watt version is also available. In third quarter 2011, Garmin will make available a GTN 725, which is similar to the GTN 750, and is a GPS only unit. Also, a GTN 625 will be available that is a GPS only unit, and a GTN 635 that is a GPS unit with VHF Communications radio. All units are SBAS/WAAS enabled.

The GTN 650 and GTN 750 received FAA TSO authorization in March and are STC approved on a broad model list covering most Part 23 fixed wing aircraft. The first units are now shipping and will be on display at the Sun ‘n Fun Fly-in, March 29 to April 3, 2011. The GTN 650 is expected to be available at a suggested retail price of $11,495 and the GTN 750 is expected to be available at a suggested retail price of $16,995. The GMA 35 remote audio processor is expected to be available at a suggested retail price of $2,995.

For additional information visit www.garmin.com/gtn.

Just Announced “TACTICAL SOLDIER - UNDEAD RISING” Hits App Store Next Week
Just Announced  “TACTICAL SOLDIER - UNDEAD RISING” Hits App Store Next Week

Just Announced “TACTICAL SOLDIER - UNDEAD RISING” Hits App Store Next Week

TACTICAL SOLDIER is a tactical squad turn-based game where you control a group of soldiers trying to uncover the dark secrets of a zombie-infested army base.

“We created this game out of passion for the turn based games that we used to play in the old days. We love games like x-com, jagged alliance and similar but couldn’t find many games of this kind on the App Store and thus we assumed that we were not the only ones, wishing for more games in the genre.”

The game features a story driven campaign with hand-drawn comic book cut-scenes. 8 unique levels packed to the brim with a variety of flesh-craving undead and an equally nice selection of weapons to halt their rampage! Everything takes place in a full 3D world, with a freely moving camera allowing you to explore the bowels of the base. Our innovative action-camera system makes sure you see the blood spraying on the walls as the zombies eat their way into your squad!

Work on campaign 2 is also under way. It will add another 3-4 hours of gameplay to the existing 7 hours.

You are put in control of a squad of soldiers, using Action Point based game mechanics. You have to make tactical decisions to be able to survive the mindless horde. Do you clear the room with grenades, and then snipe the big boss from a distance? Or is it better to heal up first, and then pepper the corridor with a machine gun that has area of effect? Or maybe just rush in with a chainsaw…?

Check out our website www.tacticalsoldier.com for news, gameplay trailer and more about the game!

“A New Beginning” Hits UK Retail Stores In May

“A New Beginning” Hits UK Retail Stores May 20, 2011
“A New Beginning” Hits UK Retail Stores In May

“A New Beginning” Hits UK Retail Stores In May

A New Beginning, the latest, and multiple award winning adventure game by Daedalic Entertainment, is now set to hit the stores throughout the UK on May 20, 2011.

A New Beginning features several playable characters in a stunning eco-thriller scenario that reflects the current fears of a climate cataclysm. Players will see the world in two different time scenarios – today’s present, and the future showing a devastated earth in the year 2500: By then, climate change has made the surface of planet Earth a hostile, uninhabitable environment and decimated the population to a small group of survivors.

A group of time pilots is assembled to execute a hazardous plan: To prevent climate change from happening, they will leap back in time to the past. But the plan ends in shambles…

Arriving in the year 2050, the team is faced with a planet already in the grips of a devastating climate change. London is flooded, Sydney is enveloped in flames, the Taj Mahal swallowed up by desert sands, and Moscow buried deep under snow and ice.

But there is one person whose projects could help to avert the climate change: Former bio engineer Bent Svensson lives isolated in the deep forests of Norway. As the head of an innovative research project developing an eco-friendly alternative energy source he was just about to accomplish his lifework. But a stroke of fate forced him to hand over the project to his son.

The team of time travellers will have to find Bent, tell him that Earth will be destroyed by the consequences of climate change and to encourage him to pursue his research to save mankind from certain destruction…

A New Beginning is a classic point & click adventure game and features eight chapters of beautiful hand-drawn locations and characters. The game was recently awarded three trophies at the German Developer Awards, including awards for “Best Story” and “Best Soundtrack”.

Lace Mamba Global plans to publish A New Beginning in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, the Benelux countries and other European territories. The UK release is scheduled for May 20, 2011.