It is created and owned by Sony Interactive Entertainment since December 3,1994, with the launch of the original PlayStation console in Japan. The original console in the series was the first video game console to ship 100 million units,9 years and 6 months after its initial launch and its successor, the PlayStation 2, was released in 2000. The PlayStation 2 is the home console to date, having reached over 155 million units sold as of December 28,2012. Sonys next console, the PlayStation 3, was released in 2006 and has sold over 80 million consoles worldwide as of November 2013. Sonys latest console, the PlayStation 4, was released in 2013, selling 1 million consoles in its first 24 hours on sale, the first handheld game console in the PlayStation series, sold a total of 80 million units worldwide by November 2013. Its successor, the PlayStation Vita, which launched in Japan on December 17,2011, PlayStation TV is a microconsole and a non-portable variant of the PlayStation Vita handheld game console.
The main series of controllers utilized by the PlayStation series is the DualShock, the PlayStation Network is an online service with over 110 million users worldwide. PlayStation Mobile is a framework that provides PlayStation content on mobile devices. Content set to be released under the framework consist of only original PlayStation games currently, 7th generation PlayStation products use the XrossMediaBar, which is an award-winning graphical user interface. A new touch screen-based user interface called LiveArea was launched for the PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 2 and original PlayStation 3 consoles featured support for Linux-based operating systems, though this has since been discontinued. The series has known for its numerous marketing campaigns. The consoles origins date back to 1988 where it was originally a joint project between Nintendo and Sony to create a CD-ROM for the Super Famicom. However, a day after the announcement at CES, Nintendo announced that it would be breaking its partnership with Sony, opting to go with Philips instead but using the same technology.
The deal was broken by Nintendo after they were unable to come to an agreement on how revenue would be split between the two companies. The breaking of the partnership infuriated Sony President Norio Ohga, who responded by appointing Kutaragi with the responsibility of developing the PlayStation project to rival Nintendo. At that time, negotiations were still on-going between Nintendo and Sony, with Nintendo offering Sony a non-gaming role regarding their new partnership with Philips. This proposal was rejected by Kutaragi who was facing increasing criticism over his work with regard to entering the video game industry from within Sony. At the meeting, Kutaragi unveiled a proprietary CD-ROM-based system he had working on which involved playing video games with 3D graphics to the board
Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and Finland to the east, at 450,295 square kilometres, Sweden is the third-largest country in the European Union by area, with a total population of 10.0 million. Sweden consequently has a low density of 22 inhabitants per square kilometre. Approximately 85% of the lives in urban areas. Germanic peoples have inhabited Sweden since prehistoric times, emerging into history as the Geats/Götar and Swedes/Svear, Southern Sweden is predominantly agricultural, while the north is heavily forested. Sweden is part of the area of Fennoscandia. The climate is in very mild for its northerly latitude due to significant maritime influence. Today, Sweden is a monarchy and parliamentary democracy, with a monarch as head of state. The capital city is Stockholm, which is the most populous city in the country, legislative power is vested in the 349-member unicameral Riksdag. Executive power is exercised by the government chaired by the prime minister, Sweden is a unitary state, currently divided into 21 counties and 290 municipalities.
Sweden emerged as an independent and unified country during the Middle Ages, in the 17th century, it expanded its territories to form the Swedish Empire, which became one of the great powers of Europe until the early 18th century. Swedish territories outside the Scandinavian Peninsula were gradually lost during the 18th and 19th centuries, the last war in which Sweden was directly involved was in 1814, when Norway was militarily forced into personal union. Since then, Sweden has been at peace, maintaining a policy of neutrality in foreign affairs. The union with Norway was peacefully dissolved in 1905, leading to Swedens current borders, though Sweden was formally neutral through both world wars, Sweden engaged in humanitarian efforts, such as taking in refugees from German-occupied Europe. After the end of the Cold War, Sweden joined the European Union on 1 January 1995 and it is a member of the United Nations, the Nordic Council, Council of Europe, the World Trade Organization and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Sweden maintains a Nordic social welfare system that provides health care. The modern name Sweden is derived through back-formation from Old English Swēoþēod and this word is derived from Sweon/Sweonas. The Swedish name Sverige literally means Realm of the Swedes, excluding the Geats in Götaland, the etymology of Swedes, and thus Sweden, is generally not agreed upon but may derive from Proto-Germanic Swihoniz meaning ones own, referring to ones own Germanic tribe
The term Danish Realm refers to the relationship between Denmark proper, the Faroe Islands and Greenland—three countries constituting the Kingdom of Denmark. The legal nature of the Kingdom of Denmark is fundamentally one of a sovereign state. The Faroe Islands and Greenland have been part of the Crown of Denmark since 1397 when the Kalmar Union was ratified, legal matters in The Danish Realm are subject to the Danish Constitution. Beginning in 1953, state law issues within The Danish Realm has been governed by The Unity of the Realm, a less formal name for The Unity of the Realm is the Commonwealth of the Realm. In 1978, The Unity of The Realm was for the first time referred to as rigsfællesskabet. The name caught on and since the 1990s, both The Unity of The Realm and The Danish Realm itself has increasingly been referred to as simply rigsfællesskabet in daily parlance. The Danish Constitution stipulates that the foreign and security interests for all parts of the Danish Realm are the responsibility of the Danish government, the Faroes received home rule in 1948 and Greenland did so in 1979.
In 2005, the Faroes received a self-government arrangement, and in 2009 Greenland received self rule, the Danish Realms unique state of internal affairs is acted out in the principle of The Unity of the Realm. This principle is derived from Article 1 of the Danish Constitution which specifies that constitutional law applies equally to all areas of the Danish Realm, the Constitutional Act specifies that sovereignty is to continue to be exclusively with the authorities of the Realm. The language of Denmark is Danish, and the Danish state authorities are based in Denmark, the Kingdom of Denmarks parliament, with its 179 members, is located in the capital, Copenhagen. Two of the members are elected in each of Greenland and the Faroe Islands. The Government ministries are located in Copenhagen, as is the highest court, in principle, the Danish Realm constitutes a unified sovereign state, with equal status between its constituent parts. Devolution differs from federalism in that the powers of the subnational authority ultimately reside in central government.
The Self-Government Arrangements devolves political competence and responsibility from the Danish political authorities to the Faroese, the Faroese and Greenlandic authorities administer the tasks taken over from the state, enact legislation in these specific fields and have the economic responsibility for solving these tasks. The Danish government provides a grant to the Faroese and the Greenlandic authorities to cover the costs of these devolved areas. The 1948 Home Rule Act of the Faroe Islands sets out the terms of Faroese home rule, the Act states. the Faroe Islands shall constitute a self-governing community within the State of Denmark. It establishes the government of the Faroe Islands and the Faroese parliament. The Faroe Islands were previously administered as a Danish county, the Home Rule Act abolished the post of Amtmand and these powers were expanded in a 2005 Act, which named the Faroese home government as an equal partner with the Danish government
Fatalist Development AB, doing business as Avalanche Studios, is a Swedish video game developer based in Stockholm, Sweden. It was founded in March 2003 by Christofer Sundberg and Linus Blomberg, Avalanche Studios focuses on developing open world projects and bases them on the Avalanche Engine. Formed after the collapse of Rock Solid Games, the studio has expanded from six members to 250 staff members. Since the companys establishment, it has worked on projects, including the Just Cause series of open world action-adventure games published by Eidos Interactive and Square Enix. They have developed some relatively less popular games including the free-to-play theHunter, top-down shooter Renegade Ops and Rumble City, the company aims to begin self-publishing new original intellectual properties in the future. Avalanche Studios was founded by Christofer Sundberg and Linus Blomberg in 2003, prior to the establishment of the studio, Sundberg had worked in video game publishing as well as FIFA Soccer for Electronic Arts.
Both of them joined Paradox Interactive, a game publisher that had published games such as Europa Universalis. Eventually and Blomberg left and founded their own company called Rock Solid Studios during the quarter of 2001. The company partnered with Conspiracy Entertainment to develop a game adaptation of Tremors. Titled Tremors, The Game, it was set to be released for computers, PlayStation 2, Xbox. During that period, another Stockholm-based video game development studio, Starbreeze Studios, the agreement between the two companies was ultimately broken by Starbreeze, and the acquisition was stopped. In addition, Universal decided to cancel Tremors, The Game, with the failure and collapse of Rock Solid and Blomberg became unemployed and in debt. They eventually decided to start over in 2003, establishing Avalanche Studios with six other employees, reflecting on the founding in 2015, Sundberg stated that the studio was born in pure chaos, and attributed their failure with Rock Solid to trusting the wrong people.
When naming the company, Sundberg and the employees brought up a list of military code words used during World War II. They ultimately decided upon Avalanche as the companys name, the company worked on a prototype project called Rico, Terror in the Tropics in 2003. The project, designed by Sundberg himself, would eventually become Avalanches first title and he pitched the games concept to publisher Eidos Interactive, which was accepted. According to Sundberg, he wanted to develop a game where you could skydive onto the roof of a car, the game was released in 2006 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360. Sundberg considered Just Cause to be the DNA and center point of the studio, following Just Cause, Avalanche began to provide technical assistance to theHunter
War of the Birds
War of the Birds is a Danish animated movie directed by Jannik Hastrup in 1990, about two orphan birds and Olivia, who fight against an evil vulture with the help of two mice. In a forest lives a community of birds who live peacefully, a storm rolls in and a white dove warns the couple about Fagin, a sinister raven who kills every bird in his path. Fagin comes, and the male sparrow bravely attempts to protect his family by distracting the vulture and is pursued but is killed. The female shares her mates fate, and the struggle caused the two eggs to fall out the nest with one surviving and landing near a hole in the tree which is owned by Walter. Betty, a bluebird and decides to adopt the egg and hours later, the egg hatches and Betty names him Oliver. While Betty is away, Walter tells Oliver a story about Betty saving a sparrow named Olivia from a cat, Betty introduces Olivia to Oliver, both of them quickly becoming friends. Betty goes away again, and Oliver and Olivia wander off and they play but Ingolf, who dreams of flying like a bird, falls into a stream and is saved by the group.
The Dove appears and warns them about Fagin, prompting them to run, who spots Fagin, becomes too scared to move, but Olivia saves him and hide in a can. Fagin corners the young bird and nearly kills them, but is chased away by a male orthonologist human, Betty finds them and scolds them for wandering off and while Betty and Olivia leave, Oliver learns to fly with the help of Olivia. Olivia starts to have a crush on Oliver, the two wander off again to a nearby city where they eat at a small market which the cat is actually at. The birds go back to the forest where the Dove tells Oliver and Olivia about Fagin, Upon realizing this Oliver finds out his parents where killed by Fagin. First he tries to gather several birds to fight Fagin but are too frightened to fight Fagin, feeling left out, meets again with Armstrong the seagull who tells him to come to his party tonight. Oliver comes back to the nest where Olivia teases him into falling in love with her, Walter goes out, and during the night and Olivia sneak off to Arrmstrongs party.
Armstrong sings a song not being afraid of Fagin with Walter being there with a bunch of chickens. Oliver gains trust and plans to outwit Fagin with a trap, the following day and Ingolf decide to help Oliver with his battle towards Fagin with the trap being set up with his friends along with Armstrong. However, Fagin hears the Doves talk about Olivers plan to him and decides to fight. When the vulture arrives, Oliver tells Fagin about his parents which he dismisses and attacks Olivia, Oliver tries to save them but is knocked unconscious by Fagins wing. The Dove alarms Betty about Oliver fighting Fagin, Fagin nearly kills Oliver but is saved by Betty who rips one of Fagins eyes off making him half blind
20th Century Fox
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation is an American film studio currently owned by 21st Century Fox. It is one of the Big Six major American film studios and is located in the Century City area of Los Angeles, the studio was formerly owned by News Corporation. 20th Century Fox is a member of the Motion Picture Association of America, in 2015, 20th Century Fox celebrated its 80th anniversary as a studio. Spyros Skouras, manager of the Fox West Coast Theaters, the studios biggest star, Will Rogers, died in a plane crash weeks after the merger. Its leading female star, Janet Gaynor, was fading in popularity and promising leading men James Dunn, at first, it was expected that the new company was originally to be called Fox-20th Century, even though 20th Century was the senior partner in the merger. However, 20th Century brought more to the bargaining table besides Schenck and Zanuck, the new company, 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation, began trading on May 31,1935, the hyphen was dropped in 1985.
Schenck became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, while Kent remained as President, Zanuck became Vice President in Charge of Production, replacing Foxs longtime production chief Winfield Sheehan. The company established a training school. The contracts included an option for renewal for as long as seven years. For many years, 20th Century Fox claimed to have founded in 1915. For instance, it marked 1945 as its 30th anniversary, however, in recent years it has claimed the 1935 merger as its founding, even though most film historians agree it was founded in 1915. The companys films retained the 20th Century Pictures searchlight logo on their credits as well as its opening fanfare. Also on the Fox payroll he found two players who he built up into the studios leading assets, Alice Faye and seven-year-old Shirley Temple, favoring popular biographies and musicals, Zanuck built Fox back to profitability. Thanks to record attendance during World War II, Fox overtook RKO, while Zanuck went off for eighteen months war service, junior partner William Goetz kept profits high by going for light entertainment.
The studios—indeed the industrys—biggest star was creamy blonde Betty Grable, in 1942, Spyros Skouras succeeded Kent as president of the studio. Together with Zanuck, who returned in 1943, they intended to make Foxs output more serious-minded. During the next few years, with pictures like The Razors Edge, Gentlemans Agreement, The Snake Pit and Pinky, Zanuck established a reputation for provocative, adult films. Fox specialized in adaptations of best-selling books such as Ben Ames Williams Leave Her to Heaven, starring Gene Tierney and they made the 1958 film version of South Pacific
Sony Corporation is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation that is headquartered in Kōnan, Tokyo. Its diversified business includes consumer and professional electronics, entertainment, the company is one of the leading manufacturers of electronic products for the consumer and professional markets. Sony was ranked 116th on the 2015 list of Fortune Global 500 and these make Sony one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world. The group consists of Sony Corporation, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Sony Music Entertainment, Sony Financial Holdings and others. Sony is among the Semiconductor sales leaders by year and as of 2013, the companys current slogan is BE MOVED. Their former slogans were make. believe, like. no. other, Sony has a weak tie to the SMFG keiretsu, the successor to the Mitsui keiretsu. Sony began in the wake of World War II, in 1946, Masaru Ibuka started an electronics shop in a department store building in Tokyo. The company had $530 in capital and a total of eight employees, in the following year he was joined by his colleague, Akio Morita, and they founded a company called Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo 東京通信工業.
The company built Japans first tape recorder, called the Type-G, in 1958 the company changed its name to Sony. When Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo was looking for a name to use to market themselves, they strongly considered using their initials. The primary reason they did not is that the railway company Tokyo Kyuko was known as TTK, the company occasionally used the acronym Totsuko in Japan, but during his visit to the United States, Morita discovered that Americans had trouble pronouncing that name. Another early name that was tried out for a while was Tokyo Teletech until Akio Morita discovered that there was an American company already using Teletech as a brand name, the name Sony was chosen for the brand as a mix of two words. One was the Latin word sonus, which is the root of sonic and sound, and the other was sonny, a common slang term used in 1950s America to call a boy. In the 1950s Japan sonny boys, was a word into Japanese which connoted smart and presentable young men. The first Sony-branded product, the TR-55 transistor radio, appeared in 1955, at the time of the change, it was extremely unusual for a Japanese company to use Roman letters to spell its name instead of writing it in kanji.
The move was not without opposition, TTKs principal bank at the time and they pushed for a name such as Sony Electronic Industries, or Sony Teletech. Akio Morita was firm, however, as he did not want the company tied to any particular industry. Eventually, both Ibuka and Mitsui Banks chairman gave their approval, according to Schiffer, Sonys TR-63 radio cracked open the U. S. market and launched the new industry of consumer microelectronics
Ronal the Barbarian
Ronal the Barbarian is a 2011 Danish adult stereoscopic computer animation feature film directed by Thorbjørn Christoffersen, Kresten Vestbjerg Andersen and Philip Einstein Lipski. It was released in Denmark on September 29,2011, welcome to the world of Metalonia, where we meet the Barbarians - a fierce and ever battle-hungry tribe of muscle-worshipping warriors with strict codes for epilation and piercings. And there is Ronal, the tribe weakling and laughing stock, until one fateful evening the village is surprise attacked and overrun by the massive forces of the evil Lord Volcazar, who dreams of world domination. All barbarians are kidnapped except Ronal, who suddenly must rise to the challenge and save the barbarians - and the entire world from Volcazars evil plans. So Ronal reluctantly trudges off on a quest, and picks up soon enough, the chubby harper Aliberth, the fierce and deadly shield maid Zandra. Together they must face deadly fairies with poison arrows, voluptuous bimbo-Amazons, character designs at Twitch Teaser and motion posters at YouTube Official page on Facebook Ronal barbaren at the Internet Movie Database
Terkel in Trouble
Terkel in Trouble is a 2004 Danish adult animated film. In the original language all the voices are done by stand-up comedian Anders Matthesen, in the Norwegian version, all voices were performed by actor Aksel Hennie. For the English version multiple actors are used such as Bill Bailey, Terkel is in 6th grade at a secondary school together with his best friend Jason, who carries an iron pipe with him at all times even though he keeps on dropping it and curses about it. Terkel and Jason are playing a Game Boy in the schoolyard of Chestnutlane one day when a man in a green panda sweater approaches them. The man, tells Terkel that he has sat on a spider, Terkels teacher gets fatally run over, and the classs new teacher is the strange Justin. Terkels parents Sheila and Leon get married and the two bad boys in his class and Saki, manipulate Terkel to steal beer for them at the party. One day the girl in the class, Doris (Danish, Fede Dorit. When Nigel and Saki notice, they start teasing the two of them, calling them a couple.
Terkel is torn, he wants to defend Doris, but instead, because hed rather save face in front of the kids, he says No. Doris gets so upset that she jumps out the window from the fourth floor, after that Terkel starts receiving death threats, on his desk, painted on the ceiling of his room, on a stone which breaks his window, in his notebook. His parents arent of any help – his chainsmoking mother tells him all the diseases he might develop in strange ways and his father only seems capable of one word. One day, Justin takes his class for a trip where they are going to study the salamanders. Terkel doesnt want to go and begs his parents to let him stay at home, on the bus Nigel and Saki invite Terkel to sit down with them, he does so and Jason becomes angry. During the bus trip Justin sings a song about hard life, when they get to the forest, where they are going to study the salamanders and Saki want him to sleep in their tent – he does. He gets a shock when Saki stumbles into the tent with a black eye, Terkel thinks that Jason is acting strangely aloof, and Nigel tells him that Doris was Jasons sister.
Terkel is terrified, and thinks all the death threats were from Jason. As theyre going to bed, Terkel finds a cat in his sleeping bag. Nigel and Saki advise Terkel to tell Justin, which he does and he wants to be safe from Jason, so Terkel insists that Justin come with him into the woods where he explains everything
Valby is one of the 10 official districts of Copenhagen, Denmark. It is in the corner of Copenhagen Municipality, and has a mixture of different types of housing. Valby Hill marks the boundary between Valby and the — more central and more urban — neighbouring Vesterbro district, the expression west of Valby Hill is in Danish often used as a metonym for the provinces or outside Copenhagen. With the progressing redevelopment of the Carlsberg area into a new lively, high-density neighbourhood, other former industrial sites are under redevelopment and Valby is today one of the districts in Copenhagen with the fastest growing population. Valby covers an area of 9.23 km² and has a population of 46,161, the most distinctive geographical features of the district are Valby Hill in its north-eastern corner and Harrestrup Å which marks its western boundary. Valby borders on Damhus Lake in its extreme north-western corner, the Danshøj tumulus, along with many other archeological finds in the area, provides evidence that the Valby area has been inhabited since ancient times.
Modern Valby has developed around the two villages of Valby and Vigerslev, the first recorded mention of the name Valby is from 1186, as Walbu, but the history of both settlements probably goes back considerably longer. Valby means village/house on the plain, in the early Middle Ages both villages came under Utterslev, a Crown estate which included most of the area around Havn, the small market town which became Copenhagen. In 1682, Valby had 13 farms and 25 houses with no more land than a modest garden, at the time, the Valby community did not have its own church but instead, since 1628, belonged to Hvidovre Parish. In 1675, Hvidovre Church was extended with a Valby nave, in the 17th century, the road to Roskilde was taken through Valby and an inn opened. The first holder of the license was Hans Pedersen Bladt, a merchant who was elected mayor of Copenhagen in 1675. Valby profited from the proximity of Frederiksberg Palace which was constructed from 1699 to 1703 atop Valby Hill as a new residence for King Frederick IV.
The royal presence in the area brought along more activity in the village and it is said that Queen Marie Sophie, consort of King Frederick VI, often rode through Valby, handing out candy to the children. In 1721, the granted the community new trading privileges and a Rytterskole. Valby became particularly associated with raising poultry which the Valby women sold beside the Caritas Well on Gammeltorv in Copenhagen, the trade took place on Wednesdays and Saturdays, which were market days, until 1857. Instead Valby began to develop into an area where members of the bourgeoisie took up summer residency, one of the first to arrive in Valby proper was the actor James Price who spent his first summer there in 1795, shortly after his arrival in Denmark. He was followed by members of the bourgeoisie. When the first railway out of Copenhagen opened in 1847, a 30 km rail line to Roskilde, it had an intermediate station slightly east of where Valby station lies today
Help! I'm a Fish
It stars the voices of Alan Rickman, Terry Jones and then-unknown Aaron Paul. It was released on October 6,2000 in Denmark and released on August 10,2001 in United Kingdom, Danish teen-pop girl-group Little Trees performed the title track, Help. Im a Fish, which was released as a single in the UK, fellow Danish girl group Creamy recorded a version of the song. The Belgian girl group K3 recorded a Dutch version of the song for the movie, Animation production was split between A. Film A/S in Denmark, Munich Animation in Germany and Terraglyph Interactive Studios in Dublin, when their babysitter, Aunt Anna, falls asleep, the three children sneak off to go fishing only to stumble across the boathouse home of Professor MacKrill, an eccentric marine biologist. Unbeknownst to all, Stella drinks the potion mistaking it for lemonade, since Stellas transformation was caught on camera, the tragedy is immediately discovered, so Fly and Professor MacKrill head out onto the ocean in a desperate search. When a storm blows in, Fly recognizes the futility of their search, drinks the potion and jumps overboard, the boat capsizes and, because Chuck cannot swim, hes forced to drink the potion to survive, becoming a jellyfish.
The Professor, the boat and all of its contents sink beneath the waves, a Sand tiger shark and a pilot fish come across the leaking bottle of antidote and gain the human characteristics of speech by inhaling the liquid. Using his newfound gifts, the fish, who now calls himself Joe. They take residence in an oil tanker and begin to transform it into a monument. Fly and Stella are reunited, along with a seahorse named Sasha, if they dont find it before tomorrows sunset, they will stay fish forever. Some traveling fish tell them about Joe and his magical potion, thinking it must be the antidote they are looking for, the children travel to Joes oil tanker empire. At the tanker, Fly attempts to steal and drink the bottle of antidote, intrigued by this, the villainous Joe has the children arrested and demands they manufacture more of the antidote or hell have them eaten by the Shark. Meanwhile and Stellas parents and Bill, arrive home to find Aunt Anna frantic with worry and they find that Flys fishing equipment is gone, so they head to the beach to search.
There, they meet Professor MacKrill who, having survived the storm, though the parents are skeptical at first, a showing of the video recording from earlier validates his story. He and Bill head out to search for the children in a ship fitted with a large water pump. The next morning, the children manage to escape with the help of Sasha, with no chance of going back to retrieve the bottle of antidote, they decide that their best hope is to find the ingredients to recreate the antidote themselves. Just as they complete the formula, they are found by Joe, during the standoff and the Shark get into a heated argument as Joe imbibes more of the potion, developing hands and growing in size