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Chinese geek drops $15K to play MMORPG on massive 820-foot screen

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 24, 2010 4:02 pm

We all know what they say about fools and their money right? A gamer from China has supposedly dropped $15,000 on a night of playing his favorite game on a gigantic screen that measures 820-feet long. The dude played some Chinese language MMO title and is said to be a guild leader. I suspect this may be a publicity stunt by the company behind the game.


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The massive screen is in Beijing and is actually three different screens. The dude didn't get to stretch the game across all three of the screens because of the resolution issues. He ended up having three versions of his desktop on the ceiling and what had to be the worst neck crick in history.

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Download of the Day: 3.3.0 RC6

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Nov 24, 2010 8:10 am

Our Download of the Day today is 3.3.0 RC6. is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers.


Great software is the result of over twenty years' software engineering. Designed from the start as a single piece of software, it has a consistency other products cannot match. A completely open development process means that anyone can report bugs, request new features, or enhance the software.


Easy to use is easy to learn, and if you're already using another office software package, you'll take to straight away. Our world-wide native-language community means that is probably available and supported in your own language.


... And it's free


Best of all, can be downloaded and used entirely free of any licence fees. is released under the LGPL licence. This means you may use it for any purpose - domestic, commercial, educational, public administration.


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Download Now - TweakTown Download of the Day

Deal of the Day: Lenovo US (ThinkPad) - Black Friday Sale - Up to 20% Off Stackable eCoupon!

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Laptops | Posted: Nov 24, 2010 7:28 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Lenovo US (ThinkPad) - Black Friday Sale - Up to 20% Off Stackable eCoupon!.


Offer: Save up to an additional 20% on the ThinkPads including an X201 for only $703.20, or the popular T-series for just $636.65. They've even got a W series mobile workstation from just $1039.20. These prices are some of the lowest I've ever seen these ThinkPads drop to. All offers are listed in an easy to see ThinkPad grid list here,... use eCoupon: BLACKFRIDAY (expires 11/28/10)


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Gran Turismo 5 slides into stores tonight - are you ready?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 24, 2010 7:04 am

Gran Turismo fans are probably pulling their hair out right now - the release of the game is only 6 more hours away (in my +9:30 time here in South Australia). It's hard to believe, through all the delays, rumors, hiccups, the game is actually really here.


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Few places have midnight launches - so for the Australian's I was able to find them thanks to Kotaku, which I've listed below. But this is also a reminder to the one person who has maybe forgotten (you'd better have amnesia that repeats itself every 30 seconds!).

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Wednesday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Nov 24, 2010 6:54 am

The latest happenings from around the web - November 24th, 2010




- Gigabyte Sandy Bridge Motherboards Preview @ eTeknix

- ASUS P8P67 Sandy Bridge Motherboard Preview @ Vortez UK

- ASRock 890FX Deluxe4 AMD Socket AM3 DDR3 Motherboard @

- ASRock X58 Extreme6 Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets




- 24p: What You Should Know @ Missing Remote

- Sparkle Calibre X480 GeForce GTX 480 Video Card @ ThinkComputers

- Gainward GeForce GTX 460 SE 1 GB @ Techpowerup

- Intel Windows vs. Linux GPU Performance Q4'2010 @ Phoronix

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Mirasol e-reader to debut at CES according to leaked press release

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 24, 2010 6:32 am

Looks like someone at PocketBook USA clicked "Send" instead of "Save" when drafting up a press release. The Digital Reader got a hold of a press release for the new Mirasol e-reader that PocketBook in set to debut at CES 2011, only to find out later that it was an "accidental release."


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This new model is looking to sport a transflective color screen from Qualcomm and a 12FPS refresh rate that won't be good enough for video, but plenty for e-books. No word on pricing in the release, but we'll definitely hear more as CES creeps closer. The Mirasol is looking to hit store shelves sometime in Q3 2011.

Duke Nukem Forever took so long in development because "Sh*t Happens"

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 24, 2010 6:20 am

George Broussard - the designer and financier behind Duke Nukem, has said that Duke Nukem Forevers delays were due to a series of unlucky situations and his unwillingness to kill it off.


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Now that the game has been handed to Gearbox, we will actually have a chance to play it - despite the years of delays for DNF from 3D Realms, it was continuing to be a black hole for funds, with George spending tens of millions out of his own pocket. He has also given a short explanation of what that money was spent on.

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Colorware offers MacBook Air in any color you desire

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 24, 2010 5:37 am

Just because you want to own a Macbook Air, doesn't mean it has to look like everyone else's. Colorware is now offering the 11 and 13.1 inch 2010 Macbook Air in any color scheme your heart desires.


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That's right, whether you like red and black, blue and green, or chartreuse and maroon, Colorware has your perfect MacBook. Pricing is expectedly steep, starting at $1,850. You cannot send your own MacBook Air in for repainting; you have to order directly from the company.

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RumorTT: Is iOS 4.3 close to release?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Nov 24, 2010 5:11 am

With Apple's iOS 4.2 only coming out yesterday, the iOS 4.3 rumors have surfaced. Apple is reportedly looking at a mid-December release, with will include an iPad magazine subscriptions.


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The exact date for release was meant to be December 13th which is four days after the December 9th announcement of the News Corp subscription-based iPad newspaper "The Daily", but might be delayed because iOS 4.2 itself was delayed.

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iiNet announce the opening of an R&D facility

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Nov 24, 2010 4:53 am

This is not something I thought an ISP in Australia would open, an R&D facility, but iiNet seem to be on a roll here, with acquisitions, customer satisfaction, products on offer and competitive pricing/allowance, they're really smashing down the walls of broadband hell that have kept this country in the dark ages of broadband for years.


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Speaking at iiNet's annual general meeting today, iiNet chief executive Michael Malone said that iiNet Labs had already commenced with new products to be available in the coming months.

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