Gamepad Archos: Archos portable console is available

Announced at the IFA 2012 , the Archos Gamepad is now available for sale. The console provides all the features of a tablet with Android (version 4.1 Jelly Bean), most recently its 14 buttons, 2 analog sticks its system and its key configuration exclusive.

The device has a 7-inch screen with 16 million colors at a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels, a coprocessor Mali 400MP graphics 4 cores coupled to a processor dual-core 1.6 GHz, a 8GB internal memory expandable to 64GB via microSD, a mini HDMI port.

The Archos Gamepad has a configuration tool which allows you to associate any command button or virtual joystick. It offers players the ability to assign various actions to the physical controls of the game This system allows players to create their own configuration profile for its games or take advantage of hundreds of pre-configurations already available.

Series Halo crossed the 50 million sales

Microsoft has announced that Halo's license has over 50 million copies sold worldwide.

The series launched in 2001 on Xbox now has eight titles and still knows a nice success. Halo 4, the last episode of the series, would have passed 4 million copies since its release on November 6. A great success for the title that had reported nearly $ 220 million in 24 hours.

Microsoft does not stop there with Halo since the last episode started a new trilogy. Frank O'Connor, Director of the license at 343 Industries, told website CVG that the development of the next episode has already begun.

"Many people are already working on some ideas prototypes as well as the graphical and technical Halo future products. I can not say more, but development began well before the release of Halo 4. We are excited for the next game"

Black Ops 2 exceeds revenues 10 big success at the box office in 2012

Black Ops 2 has completely exploded sale counters. In just 15 days, the new installment of Call of Duty generated a gross profit of one billion dollars. For the second year in a row, the game is over revenues of cinema.

Black Ops 2

Black Ops 2 was widely anticipated by fans and they were many to jump on the new episode. This has had an impact on sales as Activision could reference an incredible gross profit according to data from the Institute Chart Track. Estimates made ​​internally highlight incredible enthusiasm for this game and this trend is valid throughout the world. The record sales of a billion dollars has been made ​​since its release on November 13. Activision made ​​a comparison with the previous game, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3. It had achieved $ 1 billion in 16 days, the same level was reached in 17 days with the release of Avatar famous in 2009.

Black Ops 2, a Game Widely Acclaimed

The CEO of Activision Blizzard, Bobby Kotick said in a press release that the output episodes Call of Duty proved to be one of the highlights of each of the last six years in the field of entertainment. The saga Call of Duty is profitable because the turnover achieved since the launch of the first game is equal to the revenue of the 10 biggest box-office success of 2012. Call of Duty also exceeded in the area Star Wars film which is reputed to be very profitable franchise as well as the Harry Potter series.

PlayStation Network and Xbox Live have also recorded more than 150 million hours of online game since the release of Black Ops 2. In the field of video games, it is rare to see a game that is attracting so strong and especially in the long term. This trend may be valid for one or two episodes, but the excitement of Call of Duty grows progressively releases on consoles. According to the CEO of Activision Publishing, Eric Hirshberg, it is possible to achieve this by bringing   many highly skilled employees who exercise their talents in each discipline precise. This is something incredibly rewarding to be part of this adventure. Activision promises to players to continue on the path of innovation to best meet the needs of players while keeping the same atmosphere of this franchise.

Black Ops 2 is available on multiple consoles (PS3, Wii U and Xbox 360) and PC.

Orange will secure its Android phone with Lookout

Lookout is definitely the benchmark of mobile security on Android. Yet very popular overseas, this application does not as well known ...

For those not familiar with this application, but it has many valuable functions to secure its smartphone: the detection and removal of viruses in attachments or applications, the location of the device even if it is completely extinguished or the ability to save your contacts, etc..

This solution is available for free on Android and iOS but it will be against by a subscription to Premium 2.99 dollars per month for full protection on Android.

On the occasion of the conference LeWeb'12, which runs from 4 to 6 December in Paris, Orange has announced a partnership with Lookout to integrate application security in its Android smartphones next year in France, Slovakia, Spain and the United Kingdom. The operator take this opportunity to invest in the company through venture capital funds Orange & Publicis.

For the record: the founder and CEO of Lookout, John Hering, managed seven years ago to hack a Bluetooth network at a distance of a mile and a half scan phones of celebrities on the red carpet Oscars. Today, he is the head of a company that is already more than a billion dollars.

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