id Software have their plate full right now, Rage is around the corner, Doom 4 begins work when Rage is finished and now the fresh off the press news of a Quake reboot is filling the dreams of PC-based FPS fans the world over. Eurogamer state there are "strong factions" inside id Software that are pushing for a return to the "bizarre, mixed up Cthulhu-ish Quake 1 world and rebooting in that direction."
We think that would be a more interesting direction than doing more Strogg stuff after Quake 4. . . . But we could do something pretty grand like that, that still tweaks the memory right in all of those ways, but is actually cohesive and plays with all of the strengths of the level we're at right now.
Sega have been the next target in a non-stop assault on virtually all companies. Personal information of close to 1.3 million users of it's online service from a company database has been hacked. Sega said that the names, birthdays, e-mail addresses and encrypted passwords registered with users of SegaPass, a newsletter and online game service operated by Sega's European subsidiary, were hacked or "accessed without permission."
Sega said they discovered the breach on Friday and immediately halted the service, following this by launching an investigation on the source of the information leak.
The latest happenings from around the web - June 20th, 2011
- Aria Gladiator HD2-K System @ Overclock3D
- Lenovo ThinkPad T420s Laptop @ Techreviewsource
- Intel P67 Motherboard Round-up: Asus, Fatal1ty, GB, MSI @ Hot Hardware
- Intel Socket 1155 Roundup June 2011 (H67, P67 and Z68) @ Hardware Heaven
- Gigabyte A75-UD4H FM1 (AMD A75) Motherboard Preview @ Hardware Canucks
- Intel Z68 SSD Disk Caching Showdown @ Techgage
- PowerColor HD 6850 SCS3 1 GB @ Techpowerup
Mozilla is ahead of schedule with Firefox 5 and have decided to release it early. It will be released "officially" on June 21st. Firefox 5 doesn't include any GUI changes with the design interface remaining identical to Firefox 4. Most plugins should have no issue working with the new version.
The latest stable version is said to offer more stability and improvements than the former test builds. For some download links depending on your OS, I've included them below:
Our Download of the Day today is Rainlendar 2.9 Beta 107.
Rainlendar is a customizable calendar that displays the current month. It is a very lightweight application that doesn't use much system resources or take much space on your desktop.
Small and lightweight
Different type events can have different appearence
Supports Windows transparency
Synchronizes events between several clients
Localized for multiple languages
Shows an alarm when an event is due
Supports iCal files.
Shows Outlook's appointments
Includes a todo-list
Works also as Litestep plugin
Displays the current date in tray icon
Can stick to the desktop (i.e. doesn't hide with Show Desktop)
Hotkeys for quick access
Easy skinning with an UI
We all know Apple vacuum up most of the 9.7-inch display market but I did not know it was to the point of virtually all of them. Recent figures from DisplayBank report that Apple consume 84-percent of the entire 9.7-inch displays that were sold last month. Apple use two suppliers for their iPad screens, LG and Samsung. Both companies combined delivered 4.5 million of the 5.38 million tablet displays to Apple last month.
Windows 8 build 7989 has been leaked to torrent sites. Screenshots of build 7989 have been released on the BetaArchive forums with the full build string of "7989.winmain.110421-1825.615974c7346f7374", what this means is the build was compiled on April 21, 2011 at 6:25pm.
The new screenshots show a new background and boot screen but apart from that there is no new info on what the actual build contains. It seems all eyes are on Microsoft to see the continued success of Windows after the success they found in Windows 7. Note that this build does not include the new touch UI.
Deal of the Day: 17.3" HD+ LED Dell Vostro 3750 with 1 Year ProSupport Warranty for $729 with FREE Overnight Shipping!
Our Deal of the Day today is the Dell Small Business - 17.3" HD+ LED Dell Vostro 3750 with 2nd Gen Intel Core i5, 4GB Memory, 320GB HD, 1GB NVIDIA GT525M Graphics, DVD Burner, Windows 7 Pro, and 1 Year ProSupport Warranty for $729 with FREE Overnight Shipping!.
Offer: Dell has discounted this fast shipping Dell Vostro 3750 laptop by $345, taking the price down to just $729 with FREE next business day shipping. This laptop features a 17.3" LED-backlit HD+ (1600 x 900) antiglare TFT, 2.3Ghz 2nd Gen Intel Core i5-2410M processor (with Turbo Boost 2.0 to 2.9Ghz), 4GB DDR3 SDRAM, 320GB 7200RPM hard drive, 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT525M graphics, 8x DVD+/-RW DL, Windows 7 Professional x64, 15-month antivirus, and 1 year ProSupport. Expires 6/23/11.
Battlefield 3 until now has been shown off on PC only and so far has looked absolutely incredible. Last night Jimmy Fallon debuted the first console footage of Battlefield 3 on the Playstation 3. Personally, I'm torn. Whilst it looks good for a console game, it looks god darn awful when compared to the PC version. But, as a PC-based gamer, this is actually great news as it shows DICE's commitment to PC gamers and it shows that having a PC is going to make this game absolutely mind blowing.
See what I mean? It's impressive for a console but you can clearly see the frame rate is lower, much more motion blur is seen and the general slow movement of the sticks on the PS3 controller are holding back flick aiming. But, for a console it does look very, very impressive! Everyone should be excited about this game!
The latest happenings from around the web - June 17th, 2011
- Chillblast Fusion Impact 3D Full System @ XSReviews
- A few thoughts on Ultrabooks @ Tech Report
- Asus K53SV: Sandy Bridge for the Masses @ InsideHW
- ASUS M5A99X EVO AM3+ @ Techpowerup
- ASUS P8H67-I Deluxe mITX Motherboard @ Benchmark Reviews
- Gigabyte G1.Assassin @ Overclockers Club
- AMD Catalyst 11.6 Driver Analysis @ eTeknix
- Sapphire Radeon HD 6670 Ultimate @ LANOC