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Windows 8: "Portable Workspace" feature, lets you take work with you

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Apr 18, 2011 3:27 am

Being able to run Windows on a flash drive has been the dream of many Microsoft loving fans, myself included. Microsoft is finally saying "yes" to those fans by including "Portable Workspace" in Windows 8. It enables a 16GB (or greater) external storage device and put a bootable, runnable copy of Windows 8 on there.

 

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We don't know the exact details of the feature, whether it's a full install, a ghost-image, or if it can be done multiple times - but the feature is there. We'll keep you posted and as details leak and we find more, we'll continue to Windows 8 feature posts. Question, wouldn't this be a great feature for an Apple-based machine? Plugging in a USB stick with Windows 8 on it - somehow works through Boot Camp (or if it boots from itself). Ooooh the possibilities.

Telstra cuts price of the Samsung Galaxy Tab to $299!

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Apr 18, 2011 3:18 am

It was only last week that Telstra cut the price of the Samsung Galaxy Tab to $408 but another week, another price reduction - this time to $299! The original 7-inch Galaxy Tab is now available for an outright purchase of $299 through Telstra which even includes free delivery.

 

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Yes, it doesn't run Honeycomb - but hey, it's $299. Obviously Telstra are getting rid of stock and hopefully preparing for the next-gen Galaxy Tab 10.1 coming out later this year.

Windows 8: "Hybrid Boot" feature

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Apr 18, 2011 3:09 am

So much Windows 8 news is coming through that from today onward any Windows 8 news gets it's own little "Windows 8:" introduction. Windows 8 news is coming in at a steady pace now that the beta versions are jumping quickly and today is no exception, there's a new feature in Windows 8 that is set to replace the OS's default shutdown behaviour so that the boot up process can be sped up.

 

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"Hybrid Boot" uses advanced hibernation functionality when the computer is shut down (instead of actually shutting it down) and allows the machine to start up quicker. The feature can be found by typing "power button" into the start menu and then clicking "Change settings that are currently unavailable".

Battlefield 3: "My Life" trailer, guaranteed to give you goosebumps

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 16, 2011 2:41 am

The latest Battlefield 3: My Life trailer that I'm posting this news about is so good, that it literally gave me goosebumps. The last time I was this excited about a game from early footage was Half Life 2.

 

 

The video is a mash up of already seen footage but toward the end I'm delighted to announce there's new footage - footage from within freakin' jets and tank fighting. So, if you're a fanatic of Twilight, you're a Twihard. Well, push me over and color be a Battlehard. Yeah, it sounds sexual, but you know you are one too.

Poker Site Founders Get Bitchslapped By US Department Of Justice

By: Trak Lord | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Apr 16, 2011 2:28 am

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Eleven defendants, including the founders of online gambling sites PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker are the subject of a United States Department of Justice indictment, unsealed today. The indictment charges the defendants with bank fraud, money laundering, and illegal gambling offenses. Authorities in New York also issued restraining orders against more than 75 bank accounts, and seized five different internet domain names. Damn, that's cold.

 

Evidently, Manhattan U.S. attorney Preet Bharara has charged Isai Scheinberg and Raymond Bitar, founders of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, respectively, and nine other defendants with fraudulently scheming to thwart a 2006 antigaming litigation that prevents US banks from processing online poker payments. Bharara said in a statement:

 

As charged, these defendants concocted an elaborate criminal fraud scheme, alternately tricking some U.S. banks and effectively bribing others to assure the continued flow of billions in illegal gambling profits.

 

 

This is some pretty serious stuff, poker dudes. I have multiple friends that are professional poker players and spend a good deal of time online. The saddest thing about all of this is that the fallout from some greedy and shady dudes doing greedy and shady things is going to hurt the people that actually ma

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Help Release Portal 2 Early, P-P-P-P-Pleeeeeease!

By: Trak Lord | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 16, 2011 1:43 am

Long story short: Valve, maker of kick-ass games like Half-Life and the upcoming Portal 2, will launch the latter through the online service Steam if a bunch of people get together and play some indie games.

 

Earlier today, the end of an ARG was realized when Portal players found this on the Aperture Science website:

 

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It's a counter that keeps track of how many people have purchased/are playing Steam's $38 indie game pack "Potato Sack", which includes titles like Bit Trip Beat, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Super Meat Boy and Defense Grid. So even though the ARG was just a (shocker) marketing ploy to get you to buy games so that Portal 2 comes out sooner than...well, Tuesday, who cares? If you're already a Steam member, you might as well add these great games to your collection and support the indie developer community while you're at it, and get Portal 2 sooner!

 

STFU, h8ters. The world is just full of companies that want to sell you things. Get used to it. At least Valve let you have fun while doing so.

New Nintendo Console Codenamed 'Project Cafe': Mmmmmm

By: Trak Lord | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 16, 2011 1:16 am

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After yesterday's confirmation that yes, in fact, Nintendo will be announcing a new game console at the Electronic Entertainment Expo June 3rd, we now know today that the sequel to the Wii is codenamed "Project Cafe".

 

At E3, Nintendo is reportedly going to be demonstrating first and third-party titles for the new system, but it's unclear as to whether they'll be playable demos (awwwwwwww). Sources told IGN today that the system's controller will resemble the old Gamecube controller in that will have two analog sticks, a standard D-Pad, and some triggers. And I'm curious to see how this is going to be implemented, but the controller will also have a 6-inch touch screen embedded in the controller itself. The screen will allow players to stream content from the console to the controller- this is insane! Does that mean we're all going to have little detachable DS's? Or Gameboys or something? Evidently we can stream entire games onto the consoles.

 

This gets more exciting the more news arises. Nintendo always does insane stuff like this- but it works out for them.

TWC Games Launches Scre4m Game: Do You Like Scary Mobile?

By: Trak Lord | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 16, 2011 12:54 am

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If only you got to kill the entire cast of the third movie. Damn, that was brutal. Film production house The Weinstein Company as promised, is making mobile games based on current films. In this case, we get a mobile game to get us excited for the release of fourth installment in the Scream franchise, originally started by Wes Craven back in the 90's. We got some screen shots from the mobile game, available on iOS, which looks to be pretty cool.

 

The movie starts playing tonight, April 15th! What's your favorite scary movie?

 

TWC Games is proud to announce the launch of the SCRE4M IOS game for iPhones, iPads, and iPods and SCRE4M avatars for fans and gamers across the globe to experience the franchise on a new, intimate level. The latest installment to the famed franchise hits theaters today, Friday, April 15th.

 

Both the game and the avatars feature the legendary, infamous face of terror, Ghostface, along with other franchise focused themes and art. TWC Games focuses on creating extensions of the film franchises with fresh, engaging content playing directly on the spirit of the films.

 

The launch partner for the Avatars is XBOX LIVE and the launch partner for the Game is Apple. Links to both can be found below.

 

This is the first of many Avatar campaigns and IOS games that TWC Games will launch in addition to our many games for portals, mobile, and handhelds.

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Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 Buggin' Out? No Worries, Capcom's All Over It

By: Trak Lord | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 16, 2011 12:32 am

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If any of you have been playing the button mashing extravaganza that is Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, you may have noticed some strange things. That is to say, strange things other than the crazy assortment of flashing lights, colors, and the fact that you manage to pull off all sorts of combos and super moves without ever really knowing how.

 

Is your Ryu floating randomly? Snapping out Zero momentarily disabling your characters? Is your opponent's Captain America randomly performing combos on you? And my personal favorite, is your opponent's Amaterasu carrying out frustratingly infinite combos? I'd actually love to see the look on the person's face on the receiving end of that.

 

If you're like most MvC 3 players, you probably haven't noticed and/or just assumed that your button mashing had come together in some sort of harmonius wonder, but all of the above are bugs, and are in no circumstances supposed to be happening. In a blog post today, Capcom announced that they've fixed all of these problems and more.

 

Honestly though, who would have even known? Love the game, but crazy unintended @#$% happens all the time.

 

Yes, the rumors are true: we did patch MvC3 today. We've fixed UI bugs and tweaked minor details of the gameplay to improve the experience. Here are the details of what was updated:

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Sony moves 50 million PlayStation 3s, also moves eight million Move controllers, see what I did there?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 15, 2011 2:00 pm

Sony have announced today that they've reached the milestone of 50 million units worldwide as of March 29. Sony also announced that the PlayStation Move sales have surpassed 8 million units worldwide as of April 3.

 

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Other milestones include 75 million registered accounts in 59 counties and regions around the world for the PlayStation Network service. The PS3 features a library of more than 2, 128 software titles with more than 480 million units sold worldwide (480 million!!). Nice work, Sony.

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