CITY OF INDUSTRY, CALIF. – August 12, 2008 - GoLive2, the independent gaming division of Playhut, Inc., today announced that Stix 200 is now available at Target Stores and Amazon.com for $49.99. Redefining the PC and online gaming experience, Stix are wireless, touch-screen controllers that allow users to play thousands of free Web-based games and Games For Windows® titles with an active, motion-sensing play pattern. For the first time, players can abandon their mouse and keyboard to experience online and PC games in an entirely new way!
“Stix will be fun for the whole family - kids, grandparents and teens alike will all enjoy the unique gameplay pattern of Stix,” said Brian Zheng, President, Plahut. “Stix will redefine PC gaming, and we’re excited to finally see Stix on shelves nationwide.”
With an unprecedented level of active gameplay for PC gaming, the motion-sensitive Stix are compatible with thousands of existing, free online games. Designed for casual gamers, Stix 200 adds active gameplay to 2D online gaming. The product comes with the Stix controller and a base where the wireless signal is detected. Upon purchase, users simply plug the base into the computer through a USB plug and the Sphere automatically loads in a web browser and downloads the necessary software.
As a compliment to Stix product line, GoLive2 has also launched a free, online game portal called Sphere ( http://Sphere.GoLive2.com) that provides thousands of free games to play with Stix controllers. Sphere consists of both internally-developed games designed exclusively for Stix as well as hosted games from popular online game developers that support Stix. Sphere also features a search engine that connects users to thousands of compatible online games. GoLive2 has already partnered with such top gaming sites as Amor Games and Ultimate Arcade to host their games in a Stix compatible version on Sphere. In addition, users can configure their favorite PC games to preferred Stix settings. Finally, developers of all skill levels have the ability to create new games that harness the unique Stix gameplay pattern.
In October, GoLive2 will unveil Stix 400, which is compatible with both 2D and 3D environments for the ultimate online and Games for Windows retail gaming experience. For more information on the Stix line, visit www.GoLive2.com.
Created in 2007, GoLive2™ brings the hands-on appeal of traditional play to the excitement of online game-play, creating a safe and imaginative new world for kids and parents alike. With its innovative new gaming platform, GoLive2™, an independent division of Playhut Inc.® has pioneered an entirely new interactive play category featuring three distinct play paradigms: K, S, and GX™.
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