PDA News – Firestorm delayed, 520 MHz VGA PocketPC, Warfare Inc.

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‘Firestorm’ emulator delayed; Nintendo attempts patent-grab

Crimson Fire Entertainment’s Gameboy Advance emulator Firestorm gbaZ for the Tapwave Zodiac has hit a roadblock in the form of a Nintendo patent, filed in January of this year, thich claims total rights over any form of game emulation on a mobile device. According to Crimson Fire, the program will stll be released early next week, but the company is taking a few days to insure that when Nintendo sues them, they have a fighting chance of survival.



Asus A730 VGA PocketPC unveiled

In a press release touting the new hardware they will be announcing at CeBIT next week, Asus has provided a picture and initial specs on its next-generation A730 VGA PocketPC.


The A730 will feature a 520 MHz Intel XScale processor, integrated Bluetooth, a VGA screen, and 1.3 megapixel camera. The early reports on the A730 also included integrated WiFi, as did the reported specifications for the new generation of 500+ MHz XScale processors, so it is still possible that we’ll see the A730 with WiFi. If so, I’m sold.



Warfare Inc. mission editor

From the Handmark website:

The Warfare Incorporated Mission Editor is a desktop PC tool that allows users to create their own full-blown missions for the game. Mission authors have at their command all the art assets, unit types, mission logic, properties, and other in-game assets that the game creators used for the original missions. The Mission Editor is available free of charge to existing Warfare Incorporated users. User authored missions may not be distributed commercially. Further details are available in the end user license agreement. Visit the Warfare Incorporated forums to post your mission for other players to download! Note: You must have Warfare Incorporated v1.1 and above installed to play missions created with the Mission Editor.




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