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Battlefield 3: Operation Metro, first multiplayer footage - you'd better be sitting down

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 7, 2011 6:51 am

E3 2011 - TweakTown advises you to sit down before watching the below video. Below is the first multiplayer footage of the upcoming Battlefield 3. The video is titled "Operation Metro". The trailer (without spoiling it) involves a tonne of never-before-seen multiplayer footage, and had me screaming like a girl and by the end I had goose bumps.

 

 

Watched it - now "like" it on Facebook and share it, it's that good. Shout out to my nephew Corey for having this "liked" on his Facebook, that's what made me see it! WOW!

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AMD debuts FX brand once more, E3 gets first taste

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Jun 7, 2011 6:40 am

E3 2011 - AMD's FX series was once the top end for any enthusiast or high-end gamer and AMD are hoping to reignite the same flame by reintroducing the FX series into play. The FX brand is associated with AMD's fastest processors and most powerful platforms - those designed for unrestrained PC performance for the ultimate gaming and HD entertainment experiences.

 

In addition, the FX series processors and platforms drive rich visuals for graphics intensive application and super high-resolution AMD Eyefinity configurations. The first platform to run with the FX title will be the "Scorpius" platform. Scorpius will feature the now-available AMD 9-series chipset motherboard and the AMD Radeon HD 6000-series of graphics card, plus the upcoming "Zambezi" unlocked, native eight-core processor.

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Quick look at a Google Android TV box from Computex

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Jun 7, 2011 5:43 am

Computex Taipei 2011 - Computex may well be over for another year, but we still have some great coverage to get online for your viewing pleasure.

 

 

During her travels around the Computex halls, our mobile device editor Nicole Scott ran into a company showcasing a Google Android TV device. The device which looks like a standard media player runs a Samsung 1GHz processor which should enable good 1080p playback. It comes with a wireless and HDMI as well as an infrared remote control.

 

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It goes go on sale for around $140 - $150 when it goes on sale later this year.

ASUS show off 24-inch LED USB-powered monitor

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Jun 7, 2011 1:02 am

ASUS have demonstrated a USB-powered monitor, the MS248B which is a slightly tweaked MS248H. This monitor is pretty unique; a single USB3.0 port at the back and that's it. One cable. The single USB3.0 cable transmits both power and data and being USB3.0 it's capable of providing 80-percent more power for configured devices.

 

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ASUS have also managed to cut the power consumption of the screen down to 9W which is quite the feat considering the MS248H reportedly uses 33W. Spec wise the MS248B is a full HD 1920x1080, 24-inch, 10m:1 contrast ratio with a 2ms response time, a glossy piano black bezel, LED touch-sensor buttons and an ultra-slim 16.5mm profile.

Microsoft E3 details, Xbox 360 to get new Halo trilogy, Crytek-exclusive, Minecraft and more

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 7, 2011 12:49 am

E3 2011 - E3 is here once again and it's time for a barrage of gaming-related news. Microsoft is out of the gate with news of a bunch of Kinect-compatible titles and additional video streaming services. Microsoft have said we should look forward to over 12 games that are Kinect-powered; EA franchises (Tiger Woods, FIFA, Madden and The Sims), Mass Effect 3, Disneyland Adventures, Kinect Sports Season Two, Dance Central 2 and as well as all future Tom Clancy games starting with Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.

 

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Minecraft is coming this winter, as well as Crytek's long-rumored Xbox 360 exclusive which was formerly known as "Codename: Kingdoms", now has a name; Ryse. A first-person action adventure game set in Ancient Rome. Fable: The Journey is a new entry in the Fable universe that takes place after the age of Heroes (sans Hayden Panettiere, save the cheerleader, save the world). All of these titles will feature Kinect use.

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Evolve III unveils products, triple-booting tablet and cordless desktop

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jun 7, 2011 12:37 am

Evolve III have had plans for their Maestro range for a while now but details are surfacing and it sounds like a winner. Firstly we have the Maestro S which is a triple-booting slate that is promising to bring Android, Windows 7 and Meego OS. Sporting a 10.1-inch, 1024x600 capactive touchscreen, it is powered by an Intel Z670 Oak Trail processor clocked at 1.5GHz and runs on a battery that Maestro is promising will give ten hours charge when running Windows 7 or up to 18 hours when in Meego mode.

 

 

The Maestro C gives you the above but with a swiveling kickstand and is designed for flyers, a convertible tablet that comes with a wireless keyboard that can serve as a protective, hardshell case.

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SteelSeries debut Diablo 3 products at E3

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Jun 6, 2011 7:00 pm

E3 2011 - E3 is this week and to kick things off we have an announcement from SteelSeries about their upcoming Diablo 3 themed products. SteelSeries will be releasing a Diablo 3 mouse, headset and two QcK mousepads. SteelSeries CMO Kim Rom says:

 

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The level of excitement for the Diablo III release is massive. When the opportunity was presented to partner up with Blizzard for a new family of co-branded peripherals, we knew that they had to be engineered for this particular type of gameplay by being both durable and able to bring out the Diablo III theme onto a player's desktop. The mouse offers both simplicity for new players and unprecedented durability that will support the series' distinctive mouse-driven gameplay, while the headset optimizes the high, spine-chilling snarls of otherworldly creatures and the booming lows of a barbarian battle cry. Together, the headset and mouse will help immerse players into the game through their extended comfort, compelling designs and high performance.

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Download of the Day: SlimCleaner 1.6

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Jun 6, 2011 7:22 am

Our Download of the Day today is SlimCleaner 1.6.

 

SlimCleaner, the first software to use social networking for PC repair and optimization, combines a powerful PC cleaning engine with a community of users who provide real-time feedback to improve computer performance.

 

"We've turned the world of PC maintenance upside down," said Chris Cope, CEO of SlimWare Utilities. "We've thrown out the old playbook of static, centralized PC optimization and given consumers an interactive community where they can make and receive recommendations in real-time that are customized to their own individual PC."

 

At its core, SlimCleaner provides all the essential tools for cleaning and optimizing a PC, scanning and offering information that consumers can use to improve their machine's speed and performance, based on the collective intelligence of SlimCleaner's global community.

 

A Crowd-Sourced, Cloud-Based, Social Network for PC Maintenance

 

SlimCleaner lets consumers:

 

1. Clean, optimize and maintain their PCs safely with the fastest cleaning engine on the market.

2. View descriptions for items that are on their PC, see what the community thinks of those items and whether or not the community finds them useful.

3. Provide their own ratings, comments and reviews for items and applications on their PC.

4. Access multiple antivirus scanners running in the cloud.

 

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Weekend Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Jun 6, 2011 4:47 am

The latest happenings from around the web - June 6th, 2011

 

Computex Coverage

 

- TR's Computex digest part 2: Snazzy cases, giant coolers, and X79 mobos @ Tech Report

- COMPUTEX 2011 Video Coverage - OCZ Technology Shows Off New Power Supplies and RevoDrives @ Futurelooks

- Computex Concluding Roundup @ PC Perspective

- Computex 2011 Booth Babe Edition @ Ninjalane

 

Systems

 

- ASUS NX90 Laptop @ tbreak

- Alienware M11x R3 Ultraportable Gaming Laptop @ Techwarelabs

- Fractal Design Define Mini and ECS HDC-I Fusion Motherboard @ Hardware Heaven

- The making of Damagebox 2011 @ Tech Report

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