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Back in September of last year, just prior to the official arrival of the Radeon HD 5800 series, we first wrote about AMD's ATI Eyefinity technology and hinted at the fact that cards with six display outputs were coming. Since then, we had seen AMD's 6-output Radeon in action at a number of events, but hadn't been given the opportunity to... Read more...
Back in September of last year, just prior to the official arrival of the Radeon HD 5800 series, we first wrote about AMD's ATI Eyefinity technology and hinted at the fact that cards with six display outputs were coming. Since then, we had seen AMD's 6-output Radeon in action at a number of events, but hadn't been given the opportunity to... Read more...
For better or worse, the launch of NVIDIA's next-generation GPU architecture codenamed Fermi, a.k.a. GF100, is one of the most highly anticipated in our industry, ever. Information about the GPU has been tricking out for many months now, some of it good and some bad. Regardless of what you have chosen to believe or ignore up to this point,... Read more...
  For better or worse, the launch of NVIDIA's next-generation GPU architecture codenamed Fermi, a.k.a. GF100, is one of the most highly anticipated in our industry, ever. Information about the GPU has been tricking out for many months now, some of it good and some bad. Regardless of what you have chosen to believe or ignore up to this... Read more...
Hypersonic PC used to be regarded as one of the most well-respected PC builders in the world, up there with the likes on Alienware, Falcon Northwest and Voodoo. Now, they're just a distant memory. OCZ Technology, the parent company of Hypersonic, has recently made the tough decision to shut down the operation, leaving hardcore PC gamers one... Read more...
Shame on you, Sony. Why? Well, the company's PlayStation Portable turned 5 years old this week, and did so with little fanfare, or even a few balloons. That's okay, PSP, because HotHardware has your back, though we're not going to sing the birthday jingle. Aw, what the heck.Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday to you,Happy birthday dear PlayStation... Read more...
A report from videogame industry analyst Michael Pachter indicates that EA is investigating new revenue streams, particularly digital revenues that might entice players to buy into an extended game demo and follow up with a full game purchase once the title was available. That's the noninflammatory version of this story's lede; the inflammatory... Read more...
During the Consumer Electronics Show which took place in early January of this year, we showcased a myriad of upcoming products in our coverage of the event. Of the literally thousands of things we saw at CES, however, we'd consider only a handful of them to be truly stand-out products. One of those geek-lust worthy products, at least in our... Read more...
When you think about the market for a pre-built, proverbial "Killer Gaming Rig," you have to consider the class of consumer that would have interest in this type of system. For the most part, the average do-it-yourselfer isn't going to take much interest here, save for perhaps the appreciation of all the bleeding-edge technology and design... Read more...
When you think about the market for a pre-built, proverbial "Killer Gaming Rig," you have to consider the class of consumer that would have interest in this type of system. For the most part, the average do-it-yourselfer isn't going to take much interest here, save for perhaps the appreciation of all the bleeding-edge technology... Read more...
Oh, boy. 3D really might be taking over the world. In all honesty, we won't believe that until Google announces a 3D version of their search engine, but believe us, it's probably already in the works. Just when you thought there couldn't possibly be another 3D announcement on the horizon, Nintendo (of all companies!)... Read more...
Uniforms, tighter schedules, banning of cellphones; could school possibly get any less organized? We're sure it could, but the higher-ups at Nintendo want to affect schools in a positive way by introducing their products into them, of course.  We have previously heard of Dance Dance Revolution being used in... Read more...
iBUYPOWER has never been one to get lapped by the other hardcore gaming PC makers, and following up on Core i7-980X related announcements from all of those other guys, this company has stepped it up by introducing not one, but four new overclock-ready Paladin systems. Better still, all four feature new Intel six-core... Read more...
CyberPower is rolling out a new series of high-end gaming rigs based on Intel's Gulftown processor. CyberPower's top of the line Black Pearl, Gamer Xtreme 3D, and Fang Series Black Mamba gaming systems will offer the Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition Processor. In addition, the entire line of X58 systems will offer... Read more...
Digital Storm has been fighting tooth and nail to make a name for themselves in the gaming desktop area, and there's hardly a better way to do that than by putting the world's fastest CPU into one of their desktops. And then overclocking it. The company's massive Black|OPS desktop is now available to order with Intel's Core i7 980X Extreme... Read more...
Gaming headsets are becoming more and more popular with online gaming becoming a more well-integrated aspect of gaming in general, and Astro Gaming has been at the forefront of the revolution. The new Astro A30 Cross-Gaming Headset uses the same audio and voice communication DNA in the A40, but it utilizes a lightweight, street-styled design... Read more...
Just this past week, the Game Developers Conference was held in downtown San Francisco, CA. If you're unfamiliar with GDC, it is the "world's largest professionals-only game industry event." In other words, everyday gaming enthusiast can't just walk in off the street to take a look around. GDC is held every spring and is basically a forum... Read more...
Just this past week, the Game Developers Conference was held in downtown San Francisco, CA. If you're unfamiliar with GDC, it is the "world's largest professionals-only game industry event." In other words, everyday gaming enthusiast can't just walk in off the street to take a look around. GDC is held every spring... Read more...
3D just might be taking over the world, but that's perfectly okay in NVIDIA's eyes. The company has been on the forefront of 3D technology within gaming ever since their 3D Vision kit hit the market, and it's widely viewed as the best 3D solution out there for gamers looking for additional depth in their gameplay.At... Read more...
3D is the tech story of the year in 2010, with tablet PCs following closely behind. 3D is now everywhere: in cinemas, in HDTVs, and soon, in video games. Sony already admitted that 3D games would eventually be released for the PlayStation 3, and now Darkworks is making 3D possible for everyone else. At GDC in... Read more...
OnLive just announced that their remote gaming service would finally launch on June 17, 2010, and already a major competitor has stepped up to create a bit of competition. InstantAction is a company that's offering a new way to game, and as with most everything else these days, it's highly connected to the cloud and highly different from the... Read more...
Nintendo has their Wii remote, Microsoft will soon have their Project Natal, and now, Sony has their PlayStation Move. At the GDC '10 conference in San Francisco, the maker of the PS3 decided to cut loose and unveil the "next generation" in console control, though it's really just a sophisticated improvement upon the... Read more...
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