MAITLAND, Fla. - October 16, 2007 - Blue Orb, Inc. today announced Switchblade, a software package designed to allow gamers to play Blizzard's massively popular World of Warcraft using an Xbox 360 controller. SwitchBlade is available today for download for free exclusively from Xfire ( www.xfire.com).
SwitchBlade is an easy-to-use application that brings a fully configured game controller interface to any PC game. Once SwitchBlade is installed, it provides a console gaming experience for the gamer looking for a new way to play popular PC games. The first game supported by SwitchBlade is World of Warcraft. Preconfigured key bindings map the Xbox 360 controller buttons to the most commonly used World of Warcraft controls.
In addition to its "plug and play" pre-configured options, SwitchBlade is a highly customizable application. Experienced World of Warcraft players get extensive opportunities to reconfigure button mappings to match their unique style of play.
"We all know that World of Warcraft is popular, but a lot of gamers are just hooked on the console controller experience," said Aaron Levin, Blue Orb's Vice President of Business Development. "With SwitchBlade, they can relax on the couch with a gamepad instead of hunching over a keyboard and mouse."
"Partnering with Blue Orb enables us to offer a superior playing experience for Xfire users," said Adam Boyden, Xfire's General Manager. "We invite gamers to download the free SwitchBlade software from Xfire and experience a new way to play World of Warcraft."
Future versions of SwitchBlade will include support for a wide range of PC games, and will provide support for additional types of game controllers.
SwitchBlade is available for free download and registration from Xfire.com. Registered SwitchBlade users receive product updates at no charge. User forums, product announcements, and contest information is available at http://www.switchbladegaming.com.
About Blue Orb, Inc.
Blue Orb, Inc. is a high technology company located in Maitland, Florida that specializes in the research, production, distribution, and licensing of advanced input systems for gaming, computing, and communications devices. The company's mission is to create and bring to market innovative products that enhance the gaming experience. For more information on Blue Orb, our products, and licensing opportunities, please visit our Web site at http://www.blueorb.com/.
About Xfire, Inc.
Xfire, Inc. one of the fastest growing online gaming platform and community in the world helping gamers to easily connect, chat and play with their friends online. Xfire is a free service that allows gamers to easily browse for game servers, chat with friends through IM and voice chat, as well as download the latest updates and additions to their favorite games. With more than eight million members in over 100 countries, Xfire is an international community connecting gamers across the globe. Xfire is a wholly owned subsidiary of MTV Networks and is based in Menlo Park, CA.
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