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Supreme Commander

Platform(s): PC, Xbox 360
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: THQ
Developer: Gaspowered Games

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'Supreme Commander' Gets amBX Support

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2006 @ 9:13 a.m. PST

Supreme Commander features a riveting, action-packed storyline, ground-breaking gameplay and genre-defining online multiplayer battles. In the 37th Century, the galaxy is torn apart by three rival factions, each vying to eradicate its enemies from the universe, end the Infinite War and become the reigning power supreme.

For a thousand years, three opposing forces have waged war for what they believe is true. There can be no room for compromise: Their way is the only way. Dubbed The Infinite War, this devastating conflict has taken its toll on a once peaceful galaxy and has only served to deepen the hatred between the factions.

After centuries of struggle, the battle for supremacy has at last reached a turning point. Under your strategic command and leadership, only one faction will reign supreme. Will you be victorious and elevate your race to domination? Or will you lead them into the hell of defeat and ultimate extinction?

Delivering one of the most advanced and innovative features of any RTS game, Supreme Commander establishes a breathtaking new standard for sheer scope and scale of gameplay. Massive battles unfold across maps of unparalleled size and scope and thousands of units fight to the bitter end.

Set in the 37th century, Supreme Commander heralds the next evolution in the real time strategy genre and the addition of amBX will deliver awe-inspiring and realistic land, sea and air effects into the gamer’s room, from the shell-shocking flash, bang and whoosh of artillery explosions to the helmet-rattling rumble of those fearsome tank tracks.

“Gas Powered Games really are at the top of their game and having them on-board highlights just how seriously the development community is taking amBX, and that it is a 'must have' technology for new games as well as a tool for refreshing old games,” commented Jo Cooke, Chief Marketing Officer, Philips amBX. “Supreme Commander, as our first real time strategy game, will see amBX really come into its element through all kinds of creative light, wind and rumble effects, bringing the battlefield right into the home.”

“I ‘got’ amBX the moment I saw it – I really liked the way it added to the visual experience,” commented Chris Taylor, Gas Powered Games. “I also liked feeling the wind in my face, it made the whole game experience more real. I think there is a lot of potential to have the experience ‘underscored’, so to speak, by having the high points (or low points) in the game accompanied by the various amBX effects.”

Philips has established a global standard by licensing the amBX technology to computer game developers, publishers and peripherals manufacturers and Gas Powered Games joins a burgeoning army of partners supporting amBX-enabled games and peripherals, including Codemasters, THQ, Kuju, Introversion, Revolution, Sumo Digital, Philips Peripherals & Accessories and SpectraVideo. Philips is currently in the closing stages of agreements with a raft of other high profile companies regarding amBX-enabling all kinds of games.

Created by Philips, amBX is a giant leap in the development of ambient intelligence and will revolutionise the gameplay experience by extending the gaming world out of the screen and into the real world. amBX will provide gamers with a full ‘sensory surround experience’ by kitting developers with a tool box to use light, colour, sound and even air flow.

Using a scripting language, software engine and architecture, the amBX platform has been designed to deliver all-new player experiences through enabled devices, including the Philips amBX PC Gaming Peripherals range of LED colour-controlled lighting, rumble peripherals and desktop fans, all placed strategically around the player’s room.

Features :

  • Witness tiny assault bots get crushed underfoot by towering mega units, or watch as smaller attack bombers try in desperation to bring down a gigantic experimental unit.
  • Concentrate on individual ground battles or zoom all the way out in a single, seamless motion that reveals the full theatre of war. Plan and unleash multiple strategic attacks from this strategic vantage point.
  • Dominate your enemies by coordinating strategic ground, naval and air attacks. Initiate a crippling air strike with your attack bombers and support them with a ground assault of heavy and light artillery that demolish the opposing faction's main base. Exterminate your foes once and for all by sinking their aircraft carriers with a surprise submarine attack

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