Gaming creatively on Disney Infinity [New Straits Time (Malaysia)]
(New Straits Time (Malaysia) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) DISNEY has launched a new gaming platform that allows players to create stories and play experiences using favourite characters from The Walt Disney Company and Pixar Animation Studios.
Disney Infinity comprises icons like Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean, Sulley of Monsters Inc. and Mr Incredible from The Incredibles which gamers can use to kickstart their virtual adventure.
Using the platform's Play Set, players get to solve puzzles, battle enemies and explore iconic locations from famous Disney properties, while collecting unique characters, vehicles, and gadgets from each world. Accumulated items can be saved in a virtual Toy Box. Disney Infinity allows players the opportunity to share these unique creations in the Toy Box mode with friends both online and off.
The new gaming platform also integrates collectible character figures that come to life in the game. These figures provide experiences that are true to these characters and stories, as well as the opportunity to bring characters from various Disney and Pixar films to play together in a virtual Toy Box.
Featuring toy-inspired art style where favourite characters can exist and interact in one game, Disney Infinity offers Power Discs that can help players unlock special power ups that can be used in Play Set or Toy Box mode. This all-new game universe will launch in Winter 2013 across all consoles including Zbox360, PS3, Wii, Wii-U, 3DS, PC and online. The platform will have a phased roll out across mobile and online devices throughout 2013.
Development for Disney Infinity is being led by Disney Interactive and Avalanche Software. The starter pack is priced at RM249 while the Play Set pack retails at RM149. The Disney Infinity Figure is priced at RM49, but a set of Figure 3-pack is a better deal at RM129. Power Disc Pack each retails at RM29.
TERATO VIES FOR TOP HONOURS
MOBILE apps developer Terato Tech has been selected as a finalist for the 2013 Red Herring Top 100 Asia Award.
The award honours promising private technology ventures from the Asian business region. Terato Tech's founder Reza Razali said his team is ready to present their pitch to the Red Herring Asia Forum. He reckons Terato has a good chance of doing well based on its strength as a software development specialist whose products appeal highly to users.
The company is known for products such as game app Qalvinius, Adam Dream arcade game, Forest Fables virtual story books and Aiyo digital magazine publishing suit.
Winners will be announced on Sept 5.
CHOPINK EMPOWERED BY CHOP-STICK
WEREBITS is introducing a new feature in its mobile loyalty app for retail ChopInk. The Chop-Stick feature is designed to help consumers submit and share their review on specific products, services and outlets. Users may share their photos and reviews on ChopInk via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Besides adding photos and stickers, they can also add words to describe their experience.
Ho Heng Yew, marketing director of Werebits, said the new communication trend has prompted the company to innovate to make ChopInk more fun for consumers. All they need to do is use their smartphone to capture a photo of a product or a retail outlet, add the appropriate Chop-Stick sticker on the photo to inject their opinion and then share the photo with friends on their selected social media platform.
BOOSTING HOME ENTERTAINMENT
SONY has unveiled a new range of 4K LED TVs to cater to audiences who want the best in image quality. The KD-X9004A series line-up features four times the resolution of the current full HD TVs. A 4K X-reality Pro processing engine can scale 2K contents to near 4K resolution.
The use of Triluminos display LED backlighting results in richer colours with subtle tones. The TVs are WiFi-enabled and come with Internet services, including Sony's smart connect solution that enables cross-device connectivity between mobile devices and the TV.
The Sony 4K LED TV comes in two sizes, 65-inch (RM23,999) and 55- inch (RM16,999).
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