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De-Vuvuzelizing PC App Released by Stardock for World Cup Fans

June 23, 2010

All the FIFA World Cup fans who are tired of listening to the sound of the vuvuzela horns have a reason to rejoice. The Devuvzelator, a new, free app for World Cup fans streaming the matches on their PCs, has been launched by Stardock. Stardock is the developer and publisher of upcoming strategy game named “Elemental: War of Magic.”
Stardock developers have paused the development of “Elemental: War of Magic” to create this application. No installation is required for the Devuvzelator which is the only "run it and done" solution for cancelling out the sound of the popular vuvuzela horn heard during World Cup matches.
The Devuvzelator is now available for free at the company’s website and can be downloaded at
The application has been developed by Jeff Bargmann of Stardock in collaboration with the Centre for Digital Music at Queen Mary, University of London. The minimum system requirement for this software to run on the PCs is Windows XP. The application best runs on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. Both the 32 bit and 64 bit versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7 are supported by the application.  
Football fans just need to download and run the program to filter the  live World Cup broadcast in real-time be it ESPN3, BBC, etc. Fans can choose the level of de-vuvuzela'ing filtering that is most suitable.
In a release, Jeff Bargmann, chief architect at Stardock said, "We're huge soccer fans at Stardock and want to be able to enjoy the World Cup matches without the sound of the vuvuzela. This is by far the simplest de-vuvuzela app for the PC, just click it and go. That said, go U.S.A.!"
Currently under development, Stardock's next PC title, “Elemental: War of Magic,” will be released on August 24, 2010 along with a corresponding novel, Elemental: Destiny's Embers, published by Random House. The novel is written by the game's executive producer and Stardock’s CEO Brad Wardell. The novel and the game do not feature soccer, and during the creation of this application, no soccer players were harmed.

Calvin Azuri is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Calvin’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Erin Monda