Posted 3/10/11 : PKR ONLINE POKER UPGRADE
 
New 3D blackjack game added to inventory
 
3D online poker pioneer PKR.com has updated its software suite, improving the hands per hour rate and adding a new 3D blackjack game to the offerings on the site.
 
Version 2.04 has improved the action by increasing the hands per hour rate. Shaving time off each hand dealt, players will now get more for their money with fewer pauses between hands and more animations running simultaneously with shuffling and other dealing mechanisms.
 
Those playing heads-up and at short handed tables will especially notice the benefits, while it also means more play for tournament players at every blind level and extra action for those playing cash games.
 
The company's proprietary development studio has launched a follow-on to its 3D roulette product introduced several months ago, releasing a 3D blackjack game in the software upgrade.
 
In-game voices have also been revamped with 16 new player voices and eight new dealer voices added to the game. The process of re-editing the existing voices saw a host of different actors record over 25,000 lines of dialogue.
 
Producer Paul Condron commented, “Over a number of months, we took more than 25 actors to the studio, recording about 1,000 lines of dialogue each. From the offset, we were very focused on not only finding actors of quality, but actors with natural accents – as opposed to getting an actor from London who’s CV says he can do an Irish accent.”