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Friday, September 30, 2011

ML-1 Touch Screen Game Machine

If the previous games such as horseracing and coin games are still using paper and buttons, some technology companies have started to replace the touch screen.

AMI Entertainment Network Inc., the leader in coin-op touchscreen gaming, is expanding its popular line of Megatouch machines with the release of the ML-1, a next-gen multi-touch gaming system that's loaded with new features and the new Megatouch Live global gaming network.

Megatouch Live is a cloud-based service enabling players to track scores and performances from any ML-1 machine. Players can collect points from new in-game challenges, share scores with friends through Facebook Connect, and see how their high scores compare to the top players around the world.

Megatouch Live also introduces an innovative new way for players to dominate their favorite games with tokens, a virtual currency that players can redeem for special powers and abilities in any of the ML-1 games. Tokens can be purchased and redeemed at every ML-1 machine, and are tied to a player's Megatouch Live account.

"Megatouch Live isn't just gaming, it's social gaming," says creative director A.J. Russo. "It's always connected, so players can interact with friends and rivals right from the machine, whether they're bragging about a new high score or letting their friends know where they're hanging out to play."

Players can also get their friends in on the action in the new Megatouch Battle Arena, which pits two players head-to-head through simultaneous play on the ML-1's 22" multi-touch screen. The ML-1 comes packed with exciting games like Discovery and Luxor 3, plus returning classics like Photo Hunt and Tri Towers that include updated graphics and exclusive ML-1 features.

The ML-1 is also the first Megatouch machine built on Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard 7, a high performance, highly reliable platform that delivers the power, familiarity and reliability of the Windows 7 operating system.

"One of the most exciting things about being part of the Windows Embedded team is watching the innovation partners can drive with our platforms and technology to meet the unique needs of end users," says John Doyle, director of product management for Windows Embedded at Microsoft Corp. "AMI has been able to create a rich, immersive user experience for its new global gaming network leveraging the Windows 7 technologies within Windows Embedded Standard 7, while also improving maintenance for operators."

"Megatouch Live and the ML-1 have reinvented coin-op touchscreen gaming," says Mike Maas, CEO of AMI Entertainment Network. "It's an all-new player experience that's fun, fast-moving, and really exciting."

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