Acer Talks Up Timeline Series, 3D Notebook

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Acer Talks Up Timeline Series, 3D Notebook
The 3D-capable notebook will have a software to turn 2D films into exciting 3D onesComputer systems manufacturer Acer today unveiled its notebook plans for the coming months; these include a 3D notebook and a new series of ultra-thin 11.6in Timeline notebooks. While the 3D notebook is expected to launch in October, the Timeline series should start shipping next month.
Campbell Kan, VP of Acer’s mobile computer arm showed off a prototype 3D-capable notebook (image shown courtesy of Digitimes), and informed that the system is being developed jointly with Wistron. Running Windows 7, the 15.6in notebook will feature the ability to turn old and boring 2D films into new, exciting 3D ones.
The notebook will also have direct support for 3D films. Other specifications of the notebook are still being worked upon, with Acer focussing on developing a system that does away with those wonky stereoscopic glasses.
Alongside the 3D-capable notebook, Acer also talked about its planned introduction of a new series of ultra-thin notebooks. Featuring an 11.6in screen, the Timeline series will reportedly feature impressive specifications; though the same are yet to be revealed.
The Timeline series will be manufactured by Quanta Computers and become available with retailers starting July. To make sure the Timeline series does not clash with the similarly sized Aspire One netbook series, Acer plans to phase out the older models. It is also considering the possibility of reducing prices of the Aspire One series to keep the two groups apart.
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04-06-2009, 14:30:14

Hi all,its codemasters time again.

Have some Overlord II news for you.

It’s time for some hands-on fun with our lovable Yeti-hunting, seal-clubbing, wolf-riding Minions – the OVERLORD II Xbox 360 playable demo is now available form Xbox LIVE Marketplace. PS3 and PC demos are scheduled to follow in the next week.

Please find attached the press release. The release contains web links direct through to the Xbox 360 demo page, enabling gamers to activate or queue the download direct to their 360s. In the body text it’s the UK link, for localisation other Marketplace links are listed below (and in the Notes section of the release).


Overlord II playable demo now available from Xbox LIVE® Marketplace!
Plus: New Overlord II gameplay video lists top 10 reasons why it’s cool to be evil.

Thursday 4th June – 11am UK – Prepare to take control of a Yeti-hunting, seal-clubbing, wolf-riding team of Minions and create chaos, as Codemasters today announced that the Overlord® II playable demo is now available from Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox® 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft® [UK: [url]][/url].

Ensuring that all future megalomaniacs will be able to take the Minion horde for a test drive ahead the full game’s launch on June 26th†, playable demos for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and PC versions are scheduled to follow in the next week. Gamers can also preview the game’s tyrannical treats in the ‘10 Reasons Why it’s Cool to be Evil’ video, now playing at

In the Overlord II demo, players step into the big spiky boots of a new Overlord whose sights are firmly set on becoming the king of chaos, the bringer of evil and the master of Minions. As the demo opens the Overlord, aided and abetted by a team of brown fighter Minions, emerges from his underground lair into the ice caves only to discover a Yeti frozen in a block of ice. The Minions can, in their inimitably violent way, ‘defrost’ him and then give chase as he knuckles out into the snowy wastes of the Hunting Grounds, near the town of Nordberg.

Then it’s time to put the Minions to work, harvesting valuable life-force from the indigenous fauna. Minions will happily lock onto anything in the vicinity – including fluffy seal pups (‘Well,’ argue the Minions, ‘the smelly furballs are eating all the lovely fishies’). There are also Nordburgian Hunters and hippy, peace-loving elves to contend with but, as ever, the Minions aren’t fussy who they attack for their master.

To speed their progress, Minions can befriend a pack of wolves and ride them through the snowy landscape like a Minion Cavalry. The wolf-mounted Minion is an altogether tougher force and more deadly – wolves have their own attack moves and will knock enemies off their feet through sheer force, biting and goring opponents into submission.

Discover why being evil has never been so much fun with the Overlord II playable demo, now available from Xbox LIVE® Marketplace [[url]][/url]. For all the latest on Overlord II, including the new gameplay video, send your Minions to



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