SanDisk Cruzer Crossfire flash drive|
The game presents five cases, and normally a player must solve one case before moving to the next. But by connecting the appropriate SanDisk Cruzer Crossfire, a USB drive that is designed specifically for gaming, players get to solve the cases in random order. “This is our second partnership with Ubisoft, but the CSI game is the first time that we have put interactive gaming content on a USB flash drive,” said Wes Brewer, SanDisk’s vice president of consumer products marketing.
SanDisk Crossfire - Storage space
The SanDisk special edition Cruzer Crossfire with the CSI: 3 Dimensions of Murder content is shipping to retailers this month. It is offered in capacities ranging from 1 gigabyte (GB) to 4 gigabytes. Suggested list prices are $59.99 for 1GB, $99.99 for 2GB and $189.99 for 4GB, and the drives are sold separately from the game. Apart from the game content, there is plenty of storage space on the drive for videos, music, images and other files.
Crime Scene Investigation - SanDisk USB data drive
CSI: 3 Dimensions of Murder was released by Ubisoft in mid-March as part of a series of games based on the top-rated television series. Featuring the voices and likenesses of the cast from the CBS show, the Ubisoft game, like the series, emphasizes the use of high-tech equipment in crime scene investigations. This ranges from a camera to a “mobile analysis unit” to gather and evaluate forensic evidence. The game itself specifically refers to a SanDisk USB “data drive.”
CES Las Vegas - Gaming flash cards for Playstation portable
Further to the integration between the game and the SanDisk Cruzer Crossfire flash drive, players need to store evidence on the drive, within the game itself, to help solve the cases. In addition to its new line of Cruzer Crossfire flash drives, which were announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, SanDisk also manufactures a line of gaming flash cards aimed at users of the PSP (PlayStation Portable) system.
SanDisk is the original inventor of flash storage cards and is the world’s largest supplier of flash data storage card products, using its patented, high-density flash memory and controller technology. SanDisk is headquartered in Milpitas, CA and has operations worldwide, with more than half its sales outside the U.S.
About CBS Consumer Products
CBS Consumer Products, a unit of CBS Enterprises, manages the worldwide licensing, merchandising and video activities for a diverse slate of properties owned or controlled by the CBS Corporation.
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through its strong and diversified lineup of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 21 countries and sales in more than 50 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. Ubisoft generated revenue of 547 million Euros for the 2005-2006 fiscal year, an increase of 3 percent over the previous fiscal year at constant exchange rates.