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Makes Warhammer Online playable with an Xbox 360 controller, if you're that way inclined.

ORLANDO, Fla. - September 17, 2008

Blue Orb, Inc., creators of the intuitive SwitchBlade™ application that allows gamers to play PC games with an Xbox 360® controller, today revealed SwitchBlade support for Mythic Entertainment’s upcoming MMORPG, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning (WAR). WAR players can download the free software now and experience WAR using a standard Xbox 360 controller.

“Our aim is to immerse players into the brutal frays of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning by providing them with a hands-on alternative to the traditional keyboard and mouse control scheme,” said Walt Wilson, COO at Blue Orb. “Realm vs. Realm combat is one of the many highlights of WAR, and SwitchBlade brings comfort and a rich new game play experience to the hours-long city sieges players will experience in-game.”

SwitchBlade for WAR comes preconfigured, mapping the most commonly used WAR controls to wired or wireless Xbox 360 controllers. SwitchBlade support for Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, gives fans of the classic franchise a powerful and easy to learn new way to experience the much-anticipated game.

“Warhammer Online provides an epic experience that can be enjoyed by all types of gamers,” said Matt Shaw, CTO at Mythic Entertainment. “The Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning SwitchBlade support created by Blue Orb offers yet another reason for console and PC gamers alike to appreciate the genre advancing game play of WAR.”

SwitchBlade for WAR is a free download and is available at

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 software solutions 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

Chris Schmidt , Account Manager , TriplePoint Public Relations


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