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With such notable events such as the first public announcements of Nintendo's Wii system and Sony's highly anticipated Playstation 3 console, this year's E3 proved to be much more exciting than last year's show. With so much going on, it is no surprise to see an enormous amount of coverage in the press. Should you need more information beyond Hot Hardware's own take on E3, we're rounded up the next best coverage for your viewing pleasure: PC Perspective Virtual Hideout Game Matters - Scott Miller Via Arena     ... Read more...
"To game is to live." - Anonymous Gamer The Day After Yesterday - Welcome To E3, Day Two The majority of yesterday was spent in the West Hall, which consists primarily of console games with the Sony and Nintendo booths overshadowing everything else in the hall. I tend not to spend as much time in this area, but thought that you might be interested in seeing what those companies had in store for the global consumer. Welcome to another day at E3 E3 Crowds... A Vista of the South Hall My Lambo was parked in the sun However, today was a day for primarily PC gaming and hardware meetings. But first I had to find parking for my yellow Lamborghini. Okay, maybe it's just a photo of someone... Read more...
Young girls wearing skimpy outfits, all in the name of video entertainment, has become a hallmark of the E3 show. This year there's been a bit of a crackdown though, as some girls have received warnings for showing a little too much skin. "Pauline K, who declined to give her last name, wore a white shredded tank top with an exposed midriff, short mini skirt and knee-high leggings as she handed out fliers for a company that makes custom face plates for Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 game machine. She said another of the models received a warning from show organizers for showing too much skin. "Apparently her cleavage was a little too distracting,"... Read more...
There were some interesting tid-bits flowing out of E3 this year, a few of which our friend Samit has posted up here, with more to follow.   If you have time to kill and are perhaps feeling a bit on the randy side, check out PCApex's E3 Booth Babe Circus Side-Show... I don't know, something about chicks in Space Warrior gear that just doesn't flip my biscuit.  Why can't we just stick with the usual skimpy-wear? Perhaps a bit more interesting is PCPer's quick-take "perspective" (oh I'm killin' myself here) on a little Easter Egg they found at E3, in the form of a Dell XPS system with Conroe and Quad SLI, no less. And when you're all done... Read more...
"You'd do better in a volcano with a nitroglycerine towel." That's a quote from our E3 shuttle bus driver sans non-family friendly commentary. Welcome To E3 Here I am back for my 10th E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) - unfortunately, I missed out on the very first one in 1995. Hopefully, never again. E3 is many things to many people, but at the end of the day, it's about the games that are coming to market in the upcoming year(s). Some folks think E3 is just one monstrous arcade and to some degree it is. After all, attendees can see and usually play the majority of games launching across PC, console and handheld platforms in the coming year (and often beyond).  But... Read more...
NVIDIA Showcases Hellgate: London at Electronic Entertainment Expo Hellgate: London Leverages NVIDIA Tools and Tech Support to Create Stunning Experience ELECTRONIC ENTERTAINMENT EXPO - LOS ANGELES, CA - May 11, 2006 - NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) will show Hellgate: London this week at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. NVIDIA has been working closely with developer Flagship Studios on its debut title, which includes support for Havok FXTM physics and Microsoft's ShaderModel 3.0. Hellgate: London will also be one of the industry's first DirectX 10 games. "NVIDIA's expertise has made a huge impact on the quality of our game," said Bill Roper, co-founder... Read more...
JCal from FiringSquad.com has posted his impressions on Nintendo's new controller. While thoughts of the new Metroid Prime game were good, the promising looking Red Steel seems to fall short of expectations. "This morning I managed to luck out and was one of the first in line at E3 2006 to try out perhaps the most talked about game controller in years: The Nintendo Wii Remote. While it's still too early to reach a final verdict, I do think the controller is everything it has been advertised to be but both Nintendo and third party publishers and developers are mixed with coming up with games that really use the controller to its fullest extent."  ... Read more...
Yesterday we posted some info on what sony has to offer at this years E3, and tonight we have some information about Nintendo's Press Conference. BFR Provides some decent shots of a few upcoming games for Nintendo's Wii, and has a little more information concerning how the system will tie into the next Zelda title. "After Sony's appearance at E3 last night, it's Nintendo's turn at the mic. Stayed tuned to this page because we will be continuously updating it with all of the latest information released at Nintendo's press conference. Be the first to know the Wii's official launch price and date as well as any other big surprises... Read more...
Ah yes, the buzz surrounding E3 2006 is growing, and we couldn't be more excited! As the news comes our way, we'll be sure to post the most interesting bits from the show, so make sure to check back regularly. Tonight, RewiredMind.com brings us some information on what Sony will have to offer, even offering a supposed release date for the Playstation 3. "Loading times were discussed next, with Yamauchi noting that the title was optimised for the HDD that is included in the PS3, and that compared to GT4's average load time of 14 seconds, players will be able to move from menu to race within 2-3 seconds. After another track, a quick view... Read more...
Hey folks! I hope everyone enjoyed memorial day. Despite the thunder storms in the northeast, I managed to have a good day. Tuesday is here however, so it's time to get back into the swing of things, and time for you to check out today's news. Oh, and if this is your first trip to HH in the past few days, you should check out HotHardware's Editor's Rig, and Dave's preview of ATI's CrossFire Technology. Intel Pentium D 820 and Pentium 4 670 Review @ The Tech Zone "The dual core processor is what I consider the next major technological step in the evolution of the processor. With the exception of the bit-size increases which are major steps as well, all the other improvements to the processors... Read more...
Hey folks, E3 is going on and we have a few bits from the show. Along with the AGEIA press announcements below, you can check a screenshot of the upcoming game, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, as well as some info on the PS3. AGEIA Builds Momentum at E3 with Key Hardware and Software Alliances Promoting Physics in Games.   AGEIA physics technology continues to gain enthusiastic support from game industry LOS ANGELES, Calif. – May 18, 2005 – At the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), AGEIA™ Technologies, Inc., the pioneer in hardware-accelerated physics for games, today announced a flurry of design wins and new partnerships with game developers, add-in board vendors, publishers,... Read more...
Back in October of 2003, we had the opportunity to take a good look at several new Athlon 64 motherboards.  We had two high profile boards from ASUS and MSI that came packed to the gills with features, extras and a promise of high performance courtesy of VIA's K8T800 chipset.  A third, less prolific motherboard from Shuttle was a part of that round up, with just an above average feature set, yet promising top-end performance as well.  This board was powered by NVIDIA's flagship chipset for the Athlon 64 at the time, the NFORCE3 150.  Back then we walked away impressed with the performance of the NFORCE3, which ended up being a solid competitor for the VIA chipset.  However,... Read more...
Good afternoon folks!  I apologize if I come across a bit somber today.   All of our regulars probably know that I'm a huge boxing fan, and that I especially like Roy Jones, Jr.  Well, last night Antonio Tarver landed a wicked left hand in the second round of their rematch, right on Roy's chin, to hand him the first "real" loss of his carrer (he has 1 other loss on his record that came via disqualification).  I started following Roy's carrer about 16 years ago when he got robbed at the Seoul Olympics, and over years developed the opinion that he is one of boxing's all-time greatest and most athletically gifted fighters.  To see him lose like he did last... Read more...
Good afternoon everyone;  Sorry about the lack of news yesterday, but my ISP was down *grumbles*.  Subsequently, we have quite a bit of news for you today.  So, in the interests of time, here is your weekend news...     Steelpad Wire Holder Review @ CreativeMods.com "Today I reviewed a product from Steelpad that is supposed to improve the gaming experience. What this particular product does is hold your mouse wire at an adjustable length to keeping it out of the way. I must say that this product works well, but it doesn't seem practical and it's too expensive. If you money to spend, or want to read up on the latest in high end gaming accessories, this review... Read more...
Good afternoon HotHardware fans!  The purpose of this post is two-fold - First off, I wanted to make sure I was comfortable working in our spiffy new editor, and secondly, I wanted to post a few more links to some noteworthy items.  The news has been slowly trickeling in for the last few hours, so there isn't much to cover, but it'll be enough to keep you busy for a little while...  Thermaltake MobileFan 2 & 2 @ TheCrucible.ca: "Heat, seems that everything is getting hotter in the computer world. Even your hands? Thermaltake seems to think so. Thus brings us to the Mobile fan 2 & 2 , USB powered adjustable fans."    nForce3 250 Chipset Overclocking article... Read more...
Welcome back friends :) My apologize about the late news update today.  My trip into Toronto lasted longer then anticipated.  Needless to say, it is getting late, so lets get down to business.... NVIDIA 6800 Ultra Previews/Reviews --> Our very own look: Link to HH's review PC Perspective Hard|OCP Tech Report 3D GPU Beyond 3D 3D Center XFX 5700 Ultra Dual DVI @ Viper Lair "While the XFX 5700 Ultra isn't the fastest card in the block, it is still a good card worthy of a recommendation for the performance and Dual DVI capability if nothing else. If you want a good, stable, fast video card that won't break the bank I would put the 5700 Ultra on your list of possible video cards to purchase."... Read more...
  E3 2002 Wrap Up A quick take at the Los Angeles Gaming Extravaganza By, Chris Angelini May 26, 2002   Thousands of gamers annually trek to Los Angeles for one of the largest entertainment industry tradeshows in the world.  Luckily, I live 15 minutes away, making the journey an easy one.  A combination of PC and console games, along with a smattering of hardware, populates the exhibits that span the entirety of the Los Angeles Convention Center. Although the convention focuses on the gaming industry, several of the most influential hardware vendors were also present to demonstrate their technology paired with the latest software.  Intel and AMD were there showcasing... Read more...
Asus V8200T5 Deluxe and V8200T2 Deluxe GeForce3 Titanium Series Hot Hardware - nVidia Titanium - Light and Strong By Dave Altavilla 12/3/01 Titanium, named after the mythological Greek Titans in reference to its strength, is an extremely light weight metal that is often used in alloys with Aluminum and Ferrocarbons.  Discovered in the late 1700s, Titanium is used especially in aircrafts for fire walls, outer skin, landing-gear components, hydraulic tubing, and engine supports.  Light weight tensile strength are key attributes that make this metal and compositions of it, in valuable for designs that need to be nimble, sleek and strong.  Nimble, sleek and strong...  It seems... Read more...
Transcend's  AVE3 Socket 370 Motherboard A newcomer makes a splash By, Marco ?BigWop? Chiappetta June 7, 2000    There are a lot of heavy hitters in the motherboard market right now.  Companies like Asus, Soyo, Tyan and Abit, among others, are always thought of first when it?s upgrade time.  Times change though, and today we?ll take a look at a board from someone relatively new in the motherboard arena, Transcend Information Inc.  The company was founded in 1988 and generally focused on memory modules prior to manufacturing motherboards.  The Transcend AVE3 is not the first motherboard they have delivered to the market however.  They actually have a full... Read more...
The Gainward GeForce3 Power Pack !!! Golden Sample Tastefully Selected GeForce3 Goodness By Dave Altavilla 9/10/01 GeForce3 cards are in total abundance these days.  As an OEM, to compete in this space and get more than your fair share of the market, one must differentiate.  With the plethora of "reference design" cards on the retail shelves, it is extremely easy for your product to get lost in the crowd, unless you have brand name recognition. By now you are probably thinking, "what's with the face on the left of this page?".  Take a good look at that face and remember it.  That face is the company logo for a Taiwanese based OEM by the name of Gainward. ... Read more...
The Leadtek WinFast GeForce3 TD A Reference Design With Attitude... By, Marco "BigWop" Chiappetta June 27, 2001     Now that the GeForce 3 has been widely available for a few weeks, we find ourselves in the same situation we we've been in numerous times before, since the days of the Voodoo2. Manufacturers follow a standard reference design, mass produce it and market it under their recognized brand name. The advantage of this process is knowing you are getting a product based on a proven, tested design. The disadvantage is that differentiating one product from another becomes very difficult. Many times potential customers are forced to make their buying decisions based on... Read more...
The Absolute MORPHEUS GeForce3 Great minds in 3D Graphics come together and make it happen By Dave Altavilla 7/9/01 In late 1999, a then fledgling company by the name of Absolute Multimedia, made its mark on the 3D Graphics scene with a brand of nVidia TNT2-M64 and GeForce based products.  The Absolute Multimedia product offering gained a fair amount of acceptance in the market place.  In addition, high praise from various media channels, were given with respect to the product's quality and innovation.  Although standard reference designs were used from a circuit layout standpoint, the product had innovative cooling solutions and a host of features that allowed them to stand out... Read more...
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