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New Trailer for Infinity Blade Hits the Internet

After seeing it in action months ago at an Apple press conference, more than a million people downloaded “Epic Citadel,” the skeleton of an app that, until recently, has had no name and no release date. Since the announcement we’ve seen demos, pictures, and even heard an ambiguous release day (Holiday 2010). But now, the cherry on top of our App flavored double scoop: ChAIR Entertainment has just released a trailer. The verdict? You tell us.

Infinity Blade is the first app to utilize the Unreal Engine (Mass Effect, Gears of War, 50 Cent Blood in the Sand) and is easily the most gorgeous app we’ve seen. Infinity Blade will be released sometime in the coming months and features Game Center Integration and an early update will bring a fully integrated multiplayer mode in. We’ll keep you updated as new information rolls in.


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Apple-Backed H.264 Receives Free License For Internet Video Use

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Chalk one up for Cupertino.  The MPEG Licensing Authority gave the green light to indefinitely extend royalty-free Internet broadcasting licensing of its H.264 video codec to end users.  The advantage that Google’s WebM once had, comes up short.  It all but means that Apple’s preferred H.264 is the video format for modern HTML5 video out on the web.

What exactly does the MPEG Licensing Authority do?  They manage the licensing of the patent pool for H.264 video compression for a whole range of companies that all contribute to the standard, companies such as Apple.

Granted, anyone is able to license H.264 under non-discriminatory terms.  However, proponents of free software don’t particularly care for the use of commercially licensed video codecs because it puts web content into a format which would require licensing fees for play back (or worse, non-licensed code must be used, thus an ensuing legal battle royal).

via AppleInsider

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