Square Enix / Crystal Dynamics: “Tomb Raider” – ‘Ep. 3 – The Sound of Survival’

Tomb Raider - Ep. 3 - The Sound of Survival

Tomb Raider – Ep. 3 – The Sound of Survival

[EN]: It’s three months before the release of a new Lara Croft in Tomb Raider, and Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics keep us up-to-date on what is going on with this upcoming re-birth of its well-known franchise. In this episode 3 called The Sound of Survival, Zachery Levi talks to Graves and his team about their role in the music for the game. Even an original instrument was made to bring a unique sound to the game. That and much more you could see in this video.

[ES]: Faltan tres meses para el lanzamiento de una nueva Lara Croft en Tomb Raiderm y Square Enix y Crystal Dynamics nos mantienen al día en lo que sucede con este renacimiento de la franquicia bien conocida. En este episodio 3 conocido como El sonido de la supervivencia, Zachary Levi habla con Graves y su equipo acerca de su participación en la música para el juego. Incluso un instrumento original fue hecho para traer un sonido único al juego. Eso y mucho más se puede ver en este video.

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Microsoft: “Xbox Music”

[EN]: Just recently, Microsoft put this new trailer on YouTube about its new Xbox Music app on its console, smartphone, tablet, and PC. It has its own subscription, separate from Xbox Live. If you prefer to pay monthly, it’ll be $9.99 a month, but if you do it the yearly way, you can save two months for free and pay $99.99. It’s basically the service originally known as Zune, but Microsoft is bringing back the service with this new name, yet with improvements. If you don’t know if Xbox Music is right for you, watch the trailer.

Would you subscribe to the new Xbox Music app?

[ES]: Recientemente, Microsoft puso este nuevo avance en YouTube sobre su nueva aplicación de música Xbox Music en su consola, teléfonos inteligentes, tabletas y PC. Tiene su propia suscripción, separada de Xbox Live. Si prefieres pagar mensual, vas a ser pagar $9.99 al mes, pero si lo haces de la manera anual, puedes ahorrarte el costo de dos meses gratis y pagas $ 99,99. Es básicamente el servicio originalmente conocido como Zune, pero Microsoft está trayendo de vuelta el servicio con este nuevo nombre, y con mejoras. Si no sabes si Xbox Music es adecuado/a para ti, mira el avance.

¿Te suscribirías a la nueva app Xbox Music?

Square Enix: “Theatrhythm Final Fantasy” – Release Date | Fecha de lanzamiento

[ES]: Junto con la fecha de lanzamiento de Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance] para los Norte América y Europa, los amantes de la música estarán muy contentos de saber la fecha en la que Theatrhythm Final Fantasy llegará a sus manos. A partir del 3 de julio, los fanáticos (como yo) de la franquicia de FF podrán conseguir el juego, pero si vas a estar en PAX East, lo podrás jugar en el booth de Square Enix. En este año que la franquicia cumple su vigesimo quinto aniversario, todo fanático ya debe reconocer la música sensacional que ha acompañado a los juegos de FF por todos estos años.

[EN]:

SQUARE ENIX SETS NORTH AMERICAN LAUNCH DATE FOR THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY

Commemorative Title for FINAL FANTASY Franchise’s 25th Anniversary Widely Available on July 3;
PAX East 2012 Attendees Invited to Play at Square Enix Booth #850

LOS ANGELES (April 5, 2012) – Square Enix, Inc., the publishers of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in the Americas, today announced that THEATRHYTHM™ FINAL FANTASY® will be available on July 3. Exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system, the game blends role-playing and music genres. For those attending Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East, THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY will be playable at the Square Enix booth (#850).

Adorably redesigned heroes from the catalogue of FINAL FANTASY titles set out on an adventure to combat memorable villains with the rhythmic taps of the player’s stylus. THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY features over 70 musical scores spanning 25 years of the FINAL FANTASY franchise, and features music from key events, lush field themes and decisive battle arrangements.

THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY is rated E10+ (Everyone 10 and older). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) website at www.esrb.org for more information about ratings.

Related Links

THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY Official website: http://www.theatrhythm.com/
THEATRHYTHM FINAL FANTASY Official Facebook® Page: https://www.facebook.com/theatrhythm

About Square Enix, Inc.

Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 59 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.

More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at http://www.square-enix.com/na.

THEATRYTHM FNAL FANTASY © 2012 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.  All Rights Reserved. Developed by indieszero Co., Ltd. FINAL FANTASY, THEATRHYTHM, the THEATRYTHM FINAL FANTASY logo, DRAGON QUEST, EIDOS, SPACE INVADERS, SQUARE ENIX, the SQUARE ENIX logo, TAITO, and TOMB RAIDER are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Square Enix Group.  Nintendo 3DS is a trademark of Nintendo. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Sega: “Rhythm Thief and the Emperor’s Treasure” [3DS] – Teaser Trailer – 2011.08.30

[Español]

Sega regresa de nuevo con los juegos de ritmo. Con Raphael como el principal protagonista en Rhythm Thief and the Emperor’s Treasure, Sega hace uso de las capacidades del Nintendo 3DS para que los jugadores dominen los varios ritmos al viajar por la ciudad de París. Raphael is an infamous and honorable art thief who is in the search for his father after his disapperance.

[English]

Sega is coming back again to the rhythm games. With Raphael as the main protagonist in Rhythm Thief and the Emperor’s Treasure, Sega makes use of the Nintendo 3DS capabilities for gamers to master the many rhythms while traveling around the city of Paris. Raphael es un ladrón de arte infame y honorable que está en la búsqueda de su padre tras su desaparición.

From/De: Sega

FEEL THE RHYTHM, BEAT THE MYSTERY! 

Forget the Paris You Know and Prepare for a Whole New Adventure on Nintendo 3DS

SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON (August 30, 2011) –SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe Ltd. today announced Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure™ exclusively for Nintendo 3DS™. In Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure, players are immersed in the mysterious rhythmic adventure in the city of Paris, recreated in stunning 3D vision on Nintendo’s new handheld console. Pump up the tempo in early 2012 with the most mysterious musical adventure to hit the Nintendo 3DS yet.

Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure blends rhythm, puzzles and a compelling story set in one of the world’s most exciting cities in a way that has never been seen before,” says Gary Knight, Senior Vice President of Marketing at SEGA Europe and SEGA of America. “This unique blend makes creative use of the Nintendo 3DS’ technology, offering an engaging, challenging and most importantly fun experience throughout.”

Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure sees players enter the secret life of Raphael, infamous among Parisians as an honorable thief for stealing famous works of art only to return them days later. Dive into Raphael’s world and help him find the Wristlet of Tiamat to unmask the mystery behind his father’s disappearance. While unravelling the truth players will encounter an assortment of different rhythm challenges to master. Tap the screen, swipe the stylus and control the gyro to the beat of the music to maneuver Raphael through the unique streets of Paris, brought to life by stylish animations and vibrant 3D maps and landscapes.

Rhythm Thief & the Emperor’s Treasure offers a unique enjoyable single player experience, as well as toe-tapping multiplayer and uses StreetPass™. Unearth the clues hidden behind treasures scattered around Paris, call on your sense of rhythm and use all your puzzle solving skills to help Raphael get to the bottom of the mystery.

For more information, please visit the official site at www.sega.com/rythmthief or to download screenshots, videos and art, please visit www.sega-press.com.

For more news, follow SEGA on Twitter at @SEGA or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sega.

About SEGA of America Inc.:

SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA of America’s Web site is located at www.sega.com

About SEGA Europe Ltd.:

SEGA® Europe Ltd. is the European Distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, and a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. SEGA Europe’s web site is located at www.sega.com

Nintendo 3DS is a trademark of Nintendo.

Sony: PSN/Qriocity – Service Update | Actualización de los servicios – 2011.04.23

English

It seems as if the PSN outage has been very serious, but Sony has decided to take additional measures for a better network system.

We sincerely regret that PlayStation Network and Qriocity services have been suspended, and we are working around the clock to bring them both back online. Our efforts to resolve this matter involve re-building our system to further strengthen our network infrastructure. Though this task is time-consuming, we decided it was worth the time necessary to provide the system with additional security.

We thank you for your patience to date and ask for a little more while we move towards completion of this project. We will continue to give you updates as they become available.

Source: PlayStation.Blog: Latest Update for PSN/Qriocity Services [http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/04/23/latest-update-for-psnqriocity-services/].

Español

Parece como si el corte de PSN ha sido muy grave, pero Sony ha decidido tomar medidas adicionales para un sistema de red mejor.

Lamentamos sinceramente que la PlayStation Network y los servicios Qriocity han sido suspendidos, y estamos trabajando día y noche para traerlos ambos de nuevo en línea. Nuestros esfuerzos para resolver este asunto implica la reconstrucción de nuestro sistema para fortalecer aún más nuestra infraestructura de red. Aunque esta tarea consume mucho tiempo, decidimos que valía la pena el tiempo necesario para proporcionar al sistema con seguridad adicional.

Le damos las gracias por su paciencia hasta la fecha y pedimos un poco más mientras que nos movemos hacia la realización de este proyecto. Vamos a seguir dándoles actualizaciones en cuanto estén disponibles.

Fuente: PlayStation.Blog: Latest Update for PSN/Qriocity Services [http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/04/23/latest-update-for-psnqriocity-services/].

WB Games: MK sountrack on AOL Music | Banda sonora de MK en AOL Music

English

WB Games recently posted a link on its Facebook profile that takes users to an AOL Music page in which Mortal Kombat fans can listen to the full album before it gets released on CD tomorrow. If you can’t wait, visit this page now: http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/#/8.

Español

WB Games publicó recientemente un enlace en su perfil de Facebook que lleva a los usuarios a una página de AOL Music en el que los fanáticos de Mortal Kombat pueden escuchar el álbum entero antes de que sea puesto a la venta mañana en disco compacto. Si no puedes esperar, visita esta página ahora: http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/#/8.

Mortal Kombat: Songs Inspired by the Warriors

1. Deathstalker (Scorpion’s Theme) – JFK of MSTRKRFT
2. Mileena’s Theme – Tokimonsta
3. Helado (Sub-Zero’s Theme) – Harvard Bass
4. Liu Kang’s Theme – Congorock
5. Goro’s Theme – Bird Peterson
6. Reptile’s Theme – Skrillex
7. Raiden’s Theme – 9th Wonder
8. Johnny Cage’s Theme – LA Riots
9. Baraka’s Theme – Run DMT
10. Kung Lao’s Theme – Felix Cartal
11. Kano’s Theme – Them Jeans
12. Shao Kahn’s Theme – Sound of Stereo

Apple: iPad 2 – Features, specs, price

FromDe: Apple

Apple Launches iPad 2

All New Design is Thinner, Lighter & Faster with FaceTime, Smart Covers & 10 Hour Battery

SAN FRANCISCO—March 2, 2011—Apple® today introduced iPad™ 2, the next generation of its magical device for browsing the web, reading and sending email, enjoying photos, watching videos, listening to music, playing games, reading ebooks and much more. iPad 2 features an entirely new design that is 33 percent thinner and up to 15 percent lighter than the original iPad, while maintaining the same stunning 9.7-inch LED-backlit LCD screen. iPad 2 features Apple’s new dual-core A5 processor for blazing fast performance and stunning graphics and now includes two cameras, a front-facing VGA camera for FaceTime® and Photo Booth®, and a rear-facing camera that captures 720p HD video, bringing the innovative FaceTime feature to iPad users for the first time. Though it is thinner, lighter, faster and packed with new features, iPad 2 still delivers up to 10 hours of battery life* that users have come to expect. iPad 2 is available in black or white, features models that run on AT&T’s and Verizon’s 3G networks, and introduces the innovative iPad 2 Smart Cover in a range of vibrant polyurethane and rich leather colors.

“With more than 15 million iPads sold, iPad has defined an entirely new category of mobile devices,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “While others have been scrambling to copy the first generation iPad, we’re launching iPad 2, which moves the bar far ahead of the competition and will likely cause them to go back to the drawing boards yet again.”

With the new front and rear cameras, iPad 2 users can now make FaceTime calls to millions of iPhone® 4, iPod touch® and Mac® users so they can see family and friends anywhere there is Wi-Fi. Photo Booth lets you apply fun visual effects, including eight photo special effects like Squeeze, Twirl and Kaleidoscope, to photos captured by either camera.
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Is Google Translate a beatbox?!

English | Español

For most of my online search in which interpretations are needed, I use Google Translate and other related sites. When I pay a visit to the Japanese Capcom and Square Enix sites or to Chinese-language sites, I count on Google, Bing and other services to achieve my goal.

Earlier today, I saw there’s another use for Google Translate. This one is devoted to certain music fans. For the ones who love beatbox, this is a brand-new tool to create sounds.

Here are some for you to try:

Helicopter:
[http://translate.google.com/#en|es|kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk].

Funky Beat:
[http://translate.google.com/#de|de|ttchtt%20kkkkk%2C%20bsch.%20ttchtt%20kkkkk%2C%20bsch.%20ttchtt%20kkkkk%2C%20ttchtt%20kkkkk%2C%20ttchtt%20kkkkk%2C%20bsch.%0A%0A].

Lasers:
[http://translate.google.com/?hl=en&tab=wT#de|de|bssch%20bssch%20bssch%20bssch%20bssch%20bssch%20bssch%20bssch%20bssch%20bssch%20bssch%20bssch%20bssch].

Click on “Listen” (the one on the right side).

Source: TechCrunch.com – How To Turn Google Translate Into Google Beatbox [http://techcrunch.com/2010/11/29/google-beatbox/].

Español | English

Para la mayor parte de mi búsqueda en línea en la que las interpretaciones son necesarias, yo uso Google Translate y otros sitios relacionados. Cuando doy una visita al sitios web  japoneses de Capcom y Square Enix o al de los sitios en el idioma chino, yo cuento con Google, Bing y otros servicios para lograr mi objetivo.

Temprano el día de hoy, vi que hay otro uso para Google Translate. Éste está dedicado a ciertos fanáticos de la música. Para los amantes de beatbox, esto es una nueva herramienta para crear sonidos.

Éstos son algunos para que ustedes intenten:

Helicóptero:
[http://translate.google.com/#en|es|kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk].

“Funky Beat”:
[http://translate.google.com/#de|de|ttchtt%20kkkkk%2C%20bsch.%20ttchtt%20kkkkk%2C%20bsch.%20ttchtt%20kkkkk%2C%20ttchtt%20kkkkk%2C%20ttchtt%20kkkkk%2C%20bsch.%0A%0A].

Lásers:
[http://translate.google.com/?hl=en&tab=wT#de|de|bssch%20bssch%20bssch%20bssch%20bssch%20bssch%20bssch%20bssch%20bssch%20bssch%20bssch%20bssch%20bssch].

Hagan clic en “Listen” (el del lado derecho).

Fuente: Fuente: TechCrunch.com – How To Turn Google Translate Into Google Beatbox [http://techcrunch.com/2010/11/29/google-beatbox/].