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A study conducted by Hope Cummings of the University of Michigan and Elizabeth Vandewater of the University of Texas at Austin sampled a group of adolescents, both gamers and non-gamers, from around the U.S. to find out where they find the time to play games and what parts of their lives suffer as a result. They found that boys spent an average of 58 minutes playing games on weekdays and one hour and 37 minutes playing on weekend days. They also found that girls spent 44 minutes playing on a weekday and an hour and four minutes playing on weekend days. To make time for all this gaming, the study found that male gamers spent less time reading while female gamers spent less time doing... Read more...
World Cyber Games is the largest annual gaming festival in the world. The best gamers from all over the world will gather this weekend in New York to compete in the US Open tournament series. Participating countries engage in preliminary rounds of play before the best of the best are sent off to represent them in the main events. They will be competing for over $20,000 worth of cash and prizes.  "Among the competitors in the US Open are professional Starcraft gamer "Red_ScorpiO" (Ralph Geunhwa), professional Dead or Alive 4 gamer "Master" (Emannuel Rodriguez), professional Counter Strike players Team Pandemic, professional Gears of War players Team MoB Hot... Read more...
For almost as long as there have been PC enthusiasts, it seems that Asus has been there catering to them with feature laden, high-performance products.  Nowhere is it more apparent that Asus caters to enthusiasts than with their motherboards. Yes, some of their notebooks and graphics cards are cutting edge as well, but the company has released literally hundreds of enthusiast-class motherboards in their history. Over the years we have evaluated a myriad of Asus-built mobos here at HotHardware, and with the exception of only a couple of designs, they have all been stand-out products in their respective classes. In this article, we'll be shining the spotlight on yet another stand-out... Read more...
Sony took a gamble with using Blu-ray as the Playstation 3's primary format, and at the moment, it doesn't seem to be paying off. Research group Cymfony surveyed 18,000 posts on blogs, discussion forums, and review sites, and found that a large number of folks aren't to happy about the new format being force upon them. A spokesman for the Blu-ray Disc Association sees things differently however, citing the Playstation 2 as proof that Sony understands how to push a new media format. ""Negative Blu-ray conversation indicated a lack of consumer trust in Sony, as well as gamer displeasure with selling Blu-ray in association with PlayStation... Read more...
Nintendo's latest gaming machine made its debut today as gamers packed store lines just to get their hands on one. The Nintendo Wii has caught the interest of gamers thanks to it's innovative motion sensing controller, and affordable price(when compared to Sony's PS3 and Microsoft's XBox 360). Unlike the Playstation 3 launch which happened earlier in the week, the Wii launch seems to be void of reports of violence. Nintendo has also made sure to have a much larger supply of units than their competitors provided at launch. ""I had to get it first," said Johnson, who was dressed in a black leather Nintendo coat and "Legend of Zelda"... Read more...
Disney has announced that it's going to develop its own games for the Nintendo's Wii console gaming platform. Why not just license their characters to other developers? There's money in them there pixels, and Disney wants to mine it all. Disney CEO Robert Iger said last September that the company can earn more by developing its own games rather than licensing characters and content to other developers. The company wants to make 80 percent of its games internally, and have 80 percent of these titles based on Disney movies, TV shows, or other content. The company has been buying out other game development studios, such as Avalanche... Read more...
OCZ Technology Announces the PC2-6400 Gold Rev. 2 GX for Gamers Sunnyvale, CA - October 17th, 2006 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the addition of PC2-6400 Gold Rev.2 GX DDR2 to the popular gaming oriented Gold XTC series. OCZ Technology now offers a complete line of gamer-grade XTC DDR2 solutions ranging from DDR2-533 to DDR2-1100 to pair perfectly with the latest high performance AMD and Intel based motherboards.  READ MORE...... Read more...
Earlier this year, ASUS announced their new enthusiast motherboard line, aimed at gamers and modders. Dubbed 'Republic of Gamers', the series will compete directly with Abit's Fatal1ty and DFI's LANParty products. PC Perspective took a look at the first member of the new product line, the ASUS Crosshair. Is the Crosshair just a gimmicky factory modded M2N32-SLI DeLuxe? Read the article and find out. "The LCD post display on the motherboard is a nice touch as well, and was handy to have and fun to play around with. I question the usefulness of it along the back of the motherboard as when its in the case you won't be seeing it very easily. The EL-lighted back panel... Read more...
ASUS Announces Inaugural Motherboard for Republic of Gamers Series Crosshair Motherboard Incorporates Easy System Tweaking Features for Building Powerful Gaming Machines Fremont, CA: July 10, 2006 - ASUS Computer International (ASUS), the worldwide motherboard leader, today released an all-new product series, Republic of Gamers (R.O.G). As the name suggests, all R.O.G products will be made to provide the best performing solutions for serious gamers and overclockers. The inaugural R.O.G series product is the Crosshair motherboard, which implements convenient features for system tweaking to provide players and overclockers with an ideal platform on which to build their power gaming systems. LCD... Read more...
"Hi, my name's Matt, and I'm a gamer." While it may sound a bit funny at first, video game addiction isn't a joke for some people. Like gambling, playing games can become an obsession that controls your life. As with any addiction though, there's a detox process, and CBS news has the story. "Unlike with substance abuse, the biological aspect of video game addiction is uncertain. "Research suggests gambling elevates dopamine," Young says, and gaming is in the same category. But there's more to addiction than brain chemistry. "Even with alcohol, it's not just physical. There's a psychological component to the addiction, knowing 'I can escape or feel good about my... Read more...
Good Evening All!   Tonight we seriously have a HOT one for ya.  Voodoo PC's new OMEN CrossFire is on the test bench and we're poppin' the hood down on Sunset Strip for all to see.  2.95GHz of Athlon 64 power, coupled with a pair of Radeon X1900 XTs, expertly liquid-cooled throughout.  It's drool time people. ... Read more...
It almost goes without saying that we'd all love to have enough disposable income to be able to afford the best-of-the-best, top-shelf, ultra-high-end, no compromise products, whether it be a 36 foot Chris Craft Corsair with 840hp of Mercruiser under its decks (in the aft section, by the way, the wet bar and mini fridge are in the bow) or perhaps the fastest Gaming Rig money can buy.  Fortunately for many of you, the technically elite members of our audience, an ultra-high-end Gaming Rig can be built with your own hands and a few key off-the-shelf components.  However, semi-custom pre-built systems can offer features and build quality that the average enthusiast... Read more...
Have you ever gotten fragged in your favorite game because your response time wasn't good enough to avoid enemy fire?  You swear you saw the shot coming, but just couldn't move your hand fast enough to get out of the way.  Perhaps some new technology in the works will help in these situations by linking the game action directly to the player's thoughts.  I know, it sounds like science fiction, but it's not.  If you don't want to take our word for it, take a look at this article from Mercury News. "Someday soon, video gamers may be able to use their heads, literally, to get better scores in their games.... Read more...
OCZ Technology Announces the Gamer eXtreme XTC 2GB Dual Channel Kits Sunnyvale, CA -- November 15, 2005 -- OCZ Technology, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the release of the PC-3200 and PC-4000 Gold GX XTC 1024MB Modules. These exciting, new memory solutions will be available in 2GB Dual Channel Kits to accommodate the increasing demand for high density modules in today's contemporary gaming PCs. The new Gamer eXtreme 1024MB modules feature the innovative, patent-pending XTC (Xtreme Thermal Convection) Heatspreaders. The unique design used in the XTC heatspreaders optimizes the thermal management of memory modules by promoting... Read more...
OCZ Gamer eXtreme Enhanced Latency Memory @ CoolTechZone: "Over the past few years, OCZ Technology has been pushing the limits of memory modules with its fine engineering talent. In recent memory, OCZ's low-latency Platinum Rev. 2 memory overclocked the highest out of the numerous low-latency modules we tested. OCZ then introduced its VX value line of memory, which continued the tradition of amazingly decent overclocking yields at an all time low prices. The company's innovation didn't stop there, however." Epson PictureMate Deluxe Viewer Edition @ Designtechnica: "A digital camera isn't a PC peripheral, so why should you have to connect to a computer to print photos?  Thanks... Read more...
Hey guys, we've got a little update for you. Tonight we have a review of the ASUS V9999 Gamer Edition(GeForce 6800), benchmarks of ram running in Dual-Channel vs Single-Channel, a press announcement from Kingston, and a couple other items. Enjoy! Kingston Memory Fuels Dual-Core AMD Opteron(TM) Processors Complementary Partners Mark Innovative Processor 2nd Anniversary Celebration Fountain Valley, CA April 21, 2005, Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world's leading independent memory manufacturer, today congratulated AMD (NYSE:AMD) on the second anniversary of its industry-leading AMD Opteron(TM) processor. Committed to the advancement of computing technology, KingstonR has been working closely... Read more...
Hello All! BW here to let you know that we've just posted a review of Asus' V9999 Gamer Edition GeForce 6800.  ASUS went over the top with the V9999 Gamer Edition, offering a hefty collection of games, a USB camera, and several software packages to put the USB camera to good use. The card is also clocked much higher than standard GeForce 6800s, and uses the same PCB as a 6800 Ultra.  Click here and check it out!... Read more...
ASUS is often considered one of the top manufacturers of motherboards, video cards, and other computer hardware. Along with a broad product line, the company has a strong reputation for making some of the highest-quality products available.  Furthermore, ASUS is one of the few companies that offers both NVIDIA- and ATI-based graphics cards, giving the enthusiast the broadest selection to choose from. Today, we're going to look at the ASUS V9999 Gamer Edition, the latest offering based on the GeForce 6800 GPU.  With 12 pixel pipelines, increased clock speeds, and an elegant cooling solution, the V9999 stands out from the crowd.  ASUS went over the top with the V9999 Gamer Edition,... Read more...
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