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Hot on the heels of the arrival of their flagship GeForce GTX 580, NVIDIA is launching another new graphics card today, based on the GF110 GPU. As we’ve come to expect from NVIDIA, and AMD for that matter, when a new GPU arrives, derivatives based on pared down version of the chip typically get introduced at some point, but with somewhat... Read more...
Hot on the heels of the arrival of their flagship GeForce GTX 580, NVIDIA is launching another new graphics card based on the GF110 GPU. As we’ve come to expect from NVIDIA, and AMD for that matter, when a new GPU arrives, derivatives based on pared-down version of the chip typically get introduced, but with somewhat lower specifications.... Read more...
Perfect World is adding a new martial arts MMORPG known as Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber to its lineup. The game is adapted from Louis Cha's novel of the same name. Players will be immersed in a virtual realm of martial arts fighting where they can choose from three different factions and experience combat in five... Read more...
Microsoft introduced its free Xbox Live Rewards program to give loyal customers recognition and rewards for using Xbox Live. Members of the program will earn Microsoft Points—the same currency used by Xbox Live—when they use the service to renew a membership, activate Netflix, purchase merchandise, and more. According to Larry... Read more...
Is there a future to online game streaming? Maybe. InstantAction was recently forced to shut their doors after their embedded gaming platform didn't catch on, but OnLive seems to be onto something. The idea of being able to plug a simple box into a broadband connection and then stream any major title available is... Read more...
No one actually doubted that motion gaming was popular. Nintendo sold through tons of Wii consoles, and for over year there was a consumer shortage. In fact, the movement was so noticeable that both Sony and Microsoft decided to embark on a journey of their own to embrace motion gaming. Sony chose the Move, and Microsoft chose Kinect. They're... Read more...
Sony has been digging deeper into the media content distribution and sales business lately, as with most other console makers. Nintendo and Microsoft are also using their game consoles to sell media, movies and all sorts of content, but the PlayStation 3 and PSP seem particularly poised to make an impact. Both are... Read more...
Growing up, your parents may have told you that playing video games was nothing but a waste of time. They probably tried to encourage you to play outdoors or study the dictionary rather than waste countless hours with a joystick, but you didn't listen. And now, there's finally a little ammunition for the "I told you so!" war. Adayana Government... Read more...
OCZ revealed the new Xtreme Thermal Exchange (XTE) and Blade 2 high-speed desktop memory. These new kits provide the performance of DDR3 along with a new compact and efficient heatspreader for cooling efficiency. The Blade 2 Series features a new finned anodized aluminum heatsink design. This series is available in 2400MHz and 2133MHz performance... Read more...
Black Friday is quickly approaching, and companies are throwing out suggestions for consumers at a near-rapid pace. But this year, it seems like some companies are doing more than simply discounting existing products. Like Nintendo. Nintendo is actually introducing two new products for Black Friday, so if lowered... Read more...
Digital Storm introduced the Sub-Zero Liquid Chilled System. The Sub-Zero Liquid Chilled System delivers more performance and power for enthusiasts and hardcore gamers. This new system enables you to overclock Intel’s i7-980X CPU up to 4.6GHz while idling the processor below 0ºC. A series of TEC peltier coolers work in conjunction... Read more...
On December 7, Blizzard will launch the next expansion pack for World of Warcraft, dubbed World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. We've already discussed some of the expansion's new features; this article will focus on the game's larger goals and focus. Whereas both The Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King were more traditional expansions that... Read more...
On December 7, Blizzard will launch the next expansion pack for World of Warcraft, dubbed World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. We've already discussed some of the expansion's new features; this article will focus on the game's larger goals and focus. Whereas both The Burning Crusade and  Wrath of the Lich King were more traditional expansions... Read more...
iBUYPOWER is adding an AMD powered system to its new super-cooled XLC (Extreme Liquid Cooling) line of gaming systems. You can now configure the Mage XLC M1 with an AMD Phenom II X6 1055T, 1075T or 1090T six core processor cooled by Asetek’s 240mm large radiator liquid cooling system.  The new... Read more...
Razer introduced the Razer Nostromo gaming keypad featuring cutting-edge ergonomics, tournament-grade controls, extreme customizability, and maximum comfort. Co-developed with Belkin, the keypad is an update to the highly successful Belkin n52te Speedpad. The Razer Nostromo features a new chipset and software drivers that enable gamers to... Read more...
Tetris. Just the mere mention of the world gets most gamers in a tizzy, even if it's the only puzzle game that they're ever been attracted to, or even played. With over 100 million copies sold in one form or another, there's no question that Tetris has been a runaway hit, and now it's coming to even more gamers. Just when you thought a retro... Read more...
A million. That's a lot. A whole lot when you consider just how crowded the gaming market it, and even more when you consider just how limited the Kinect is in terms of a buyer pool. The Kinect motion accessory requires a good deal of space in front of the television, and many gamers who are cramped in studio apartments don't even have the... Read more...
Are streaming video games really the future? Sony's having enough trouble as-is convincing consumers that the PSPgo is a worthwhile purchase given that it cannot accept UMD titles, and InstantAction recently decided to give up and sell their own technology. But there's still some fight left in Playcast Media. The... Read more...
We can't say we never saw it coming. Rahul Sood had withdrawn from the spotlight quite significantly in recent months, but it's still somewhat surprising. As of today, Rahul Sood is no longer planning to continue his role as the CTO of Global Gaming for Hewlett-Packard, a post he has held for some time following the... Read more...
Over the last few years, Valve's Steam service has become the go-to location for digital gaming. This transition has generally been viewed positively by PC gamers—mainstream gaming retailers, while scarcely thrilled, have devoted less and less space to PC titles as time has gone on. This positive trend is being bucked in the UK, where... Read more...
Another month, another new gaming mouse. In fact, it's getting hard to keep up with all of the options out there. There are dozens of choices from Razer, Microsoft and Logitech (among others), and now there's one from Tt eSports. This is a Taiwan-based company looking to make a move in a market already saturated, but as always, more competition... Read more...
A new study from Oxford University shows playing Tetris a few hours after being exposed to trauma can help prevent flashbacks associated with post-traumatic stress disorder. If you're wondering how playing a video game such as Tetris could actually help reduce flashbacks, researchers explain that participation in a visually oriented task such... Read more...
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