This is some great news, PC gaming is getting some great support from developers in the form of extra features and actual development time that is put into these additional features. Battlefield 3 is being developed on PC first and ported down to the consoles and now the people behind Deus Ex: Human Revolution are showing off support for AMD's Eyefinity, which they've written support for up to five (5!) screens.
The video shows a triple-monitor Eyefinity rig playing Deus Ex and you can see it already looks great with the HUD centred on the centre screen - without additional .ini file hacks and edits. Looking forward to playing this on my multi-monitor rig for sure!
EA Week's new special on Steam today is Crysis and Crysis Warhead. If you haven't played these games, then now is probably the best time to get your hands on copies of the games. Both games are reduced by a whopping 75-percent with both Crysis and Crysis Warhead dropping from their original prices of $14.99 down to an insane $3.74 - can't get any better than that.
One thing I want for an early Christmas present (apart from my two front teeth) is the new ASUS Eee Pad Transformer, but alas, there is a shortage. We've posted about it over the past couple of days but now ASUS have come to the microphone and have said a few words. We previously heard out of ASUS' expected 300, 000 units per month, only 10, 000 units were being produced, ASUSTek spokesperson David Chang disagrees.
ASUS are pumping out 100, 000 Transformers this month and 200, 000+ units will flow onto the streets in June. Chang also expects volume to increase rapidly in June with Chang saying "If the demand continues to increase substantially then we will have to continue to ramp up production in order to fulfill our customers' demand." The Transformer has been quite popular so far and seems to be quite the hot item on the market right now.
The latest happenings from around the web - May 6th, 2011
- GIGABYTE G1.Assassin Motherboard @ Overclockers.com.au
- Asus P8P67 Pro Revision 3 @ OverclockersHQ
- ASUS Sabertooth TUF Motherboard @ Benchmark Reviews
- Sapphire Pure Black P67 Hydra @ Phoronix
- Intel Core i3-2120 Processor @ Aphnetworks
- AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition AM3 Processor @ eTeknix
- AMD Radeon HD 6670 1GB and HD 6570 512MB GDDR5 DirectX11 Video Card @ HiTechLegion
- World-Exclusive: PowerColor HD 6950 Vortex II 2 GB @ Techpowerup
Our Download of the Day today is CloneDVD 184.108.40.206.
CloneDVD 2 copies movies in unparalleled picture quality. If it's only the main movie or a complete DVD - CloneDVD compresses even long footage in brilliant quality and at high speed: A special transcoding technology compresses your choice of DVD titles according to your audio and language selection automatically to a freely adjustable target size.
Our unique Film Strip assistant will guide you step by step through all settings. With the help of the Video Preview you select the desired DVD titles and decide if you want to trim individual chapters. Quality bars show the direct influence of the title and language selection on the quality of the movie copy. Even beginners always keep track. Copy protected movie DVDs can only be copied with AnyDVD.
Copies the main movie, special features and/or the original menu onto DVD recordable media or your hard-disk
Newly improved transcoder: Better picture quality at high reduction rates (footage of more than two hours)
Impressive speed at high reduction rates
Video Preview shows an overview of all selectable DVD titles
Include or exclude the original menu
Visual quality control through quality bars during the title and language selection
Target size freely adjustable
Chapter trimming/splitting available
This download is for a 21 day trial.
Our Deal of the Day today is the Adorama - Konica Minolta 1600W Magicolor Color Laser Printer - $98.95 Shipped Free!.
Offer: Great reviews on this no-nonsense Konica Minolta 1600W Magicolor Color Laser Printer. That being said, it does lack wireless and ethernet connections and relies solely on its USB 2.0 interface. It's also for Windows only - it's not Mac OSX compatible. That being said, this is a great value for a quality color laser printer!
Add it to your cart to see the discounted price.
The final video in the Brink: Get SMART series is out, titled "The Battlefield". This video covers a fair bit of the in-game on-the-battlefield gameplay with things like bases, turrets, etc. As I've said before, with every video - it's bringing me closer to wanting it that much more. Check it out:
Today brings another special for EA Week Steam Sales, with Mass Effect up on the sale chopping block. First up we have Mass Effect 2, original price $19.99, 50-percent off brings this great game down to $9.99. Secondly, Mass Effect 2 Digital Deluxe Edition has an original price of $39.99 and also has 50-percent off which cuts the price down to a very nice $19.99. Finally we have the originalMass Effect with 75-percent off, cutting it's full price from $19.99 down to $5.00.
Apple may have just completed one of the best moves in the audio industry without so much as a rumble from the community, they have reportedly just hired Tomlinson Holman who is the audio expert behind Lucasfilm's THX audio and he now has the position of their new head of audio.
Apple have yet to have confirmed his status as a new employee, but we are talking about Apple here - they do things at their own time. Holman has quite the resume, his prevous job was as a film sound professor at the University of Southern California, he has recently received an Academy Award for Technical Achievement. Additionally, he has spend the past 15 years as the corporate technical director for Lucasfilm, and all of the groups THX patents come from his work and designs.
Google's over-the-air updates are amazing, I love updating my phone without having to use something like iTunes. For Apple users, they can hear about a new firmware being released for their iOS-based device, yet have to be at a computer - plug it in, open iTunes and let it update. Where Android-based users can just do it from their phone - magic, huh?
Apple are finally catching up and it seems with iOS 5 there are claims that Verizon users with iOS-based devices might have the opportunity to do updates over-the-air instead of the traditional way I explained above. Right now, theres no news on whether this will extend to other carriers as most iOS updates are pretty large in size - roughly 600MB. Obviously carriers won't want millions upon millions of people downloading massive upgrades every however often.