Switchblade is a program that allows a 360 controller to become useful while playing most PC games that normally wouldn’t support it. The program itself has been out mainly as a way to use a controller while playing World of Warcraft, but is now expanding into several other popular PC games.
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BLUE ORB ANNOUNCES THREE NEW WAYS TO MAKE THE SWITCH: SWITCHBLADE COMING TO GUILD WARS, HELLGATE: LONDON AND HALF-LIFE 2
Blue Orb Brings its Custom-Tailored PC Gaming Controller Software to Scores of New Titles While Further Refining its Original World of Warcraft Solution.
Maitland, FL – January 22, 2008 – Blue Orb, Inc., the company that brings the console controller experience to PC games with SwitchBlade(TM), has announced plans to add support for Guild Wars, Hellgate: London, and Half-Life 2 on January 29.
The game-specific solutions, called "Blades," are being fine-tuned by Blue Orb's user experience team, and promise to bring gamers a whole new way to play these popular titles. In addition to the new offerings, the World of Warcraft Blade has been upgraded, with new class-specific templates that offer a better controller experience to individual classes.
"The WoW Blade launch exceeded even our own expectations," said Aaron Levin, Vice President of Business Development for Blue Orb. "Its success has only reaffirmed our goal – to provide something that many people have been demanding; the console experience with their PC. It goes beyond just slapping on controller support. Our team creates a finely tuned experience."
SwitchBlade is now available for free download from SwitchBladeGaming.com, FileFront.com, FilePlanet.com, Curse.com, and Xfire.com. For more information, please visit www.switchbladegaming.com.