XID Joins GXA

Feb 19, 2008

XID Technologies, a Singapore-based facial-recognition company, has joined the Games Exchange Alliance (GXA). XID's "Play With Your Face" technology enhances personalization of the in-game experience and is designed to grow along with the gaming industry, especially the social gaming genre. XID has just made personalized, animated 3-D avatars available for download on its FaceTheater Website, www.facetheater.com. ...

Kyd Scores at Elan Awards

Feb 19, 2008

Jesper Kyd's original score for Assassin's Creed (Ubisoft) was awarded "Best Original Musical Score in a Videogame" at the 2nd Annual Elan Awards, www.theelans.com, the Canadian Awards for the electronic and the animated arts. The awards show was hosted by Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, American Dad) at the Centre in Vancouver for the Performing Arts on February 15, 2008. ...

Intel Adds Puget Systems Deluge-ii to New Platform

Feb 19, 2008

Puget Systems, a boutique integrator of custom PC systems, announced that its newly launched, high-performance gaming system, Deluge-ii, is being offered with Intel's new dual-processor-based gaming and media creation platform, code-named "Skulltrail," a dual-socket extreme desktop platform, which will be launched at this week's GDC. ...

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Attention game sound developers: We're guessing you didn't always work in videogames; we know a lot of you have roots in music and post. Tell us why you made the switch to the game world, and the name of the first title you worked on by e-mailing mixeditorial@mixonline.com.


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