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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 passes $1 billion milestone in just 16 days

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Dec 13, 2011 10:25 am

Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. announced today that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 passed the $1 billion mark in sales in just 16 days since its November 8 launch. This beats the record set in 2009 from James Cameron's "Avatar" which hit $1 billion in 17 days.

 

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The Call of Duty community now consists of more than 30 million gamers, which is more than the combined populations of the cities of New York, London, Tokyo, Paris and Madrid. Some crazy, crazy numbers. Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard has said:

 

Engagement of our Call of Duty audience continues to rise around the world. Call of Duty as an entertainment franchise has made an indelible mark on popular culture and its broad and continued success is further validation that audiences increasingly value interactive experiences over passive experiences.

 

Call of Duty is now amongst that rarified group of sustained franchises like "Star Wars", "Harry Potter", "Lord of the Rings" and the National Football League (NFL) that attract or engage tens of millions of people every year or every new release.

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Diablo III's opening cinematic has been released

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 13, 2011 9:42 am

Blizzard have thrusted upon the salivating fans of Diablo, the "opening cinematic" for Diablo III. The trailer first teased the world over the weekend at the Spike Video Game Awards. The cinematic is quite amazing, with some very impressive animation and 3D work. Check it out below:

 

 

Diablo III marks a change for the RTS game, with nearly 12 years since the previous game, it has been a very long wait. A central auction house is set to really change things up, where users can use real-world money to buy in-game objects and vica versa. "Gold farming" will no longer take place.

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G.I. Joe: Retaliation teaser trailer

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Dec 13, 2011 8:23 am

Sequel to the 2009 action flick, G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra is nearly here, with G.I. Joe: Retaliation arriving in the middle of 2012. Today we have the first teaser trailer to the new movie, which has some new stars in the form of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Bruce Willis. Yes, Bruce Willis!

 

 

The above trailer shows off a bunch of scenes from the movie, and a tease of the storyline. It seems the G.I. Joe's have been wiped out after an attack, and the 'retaliation' from them is what the movie seems to be about. Bruce Willis is in it, so it's an instant buy for me, as cheesy as he has become lately, I have an old school 80's/90's action movie love for the guy.

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RumorTT: ASUS preparing swivel-screen Ultrabook to coincide with Windows 8 launch

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Dec 13, 2011 7:19 am

ASUS are reportedly working on a new ultrabook style laptop where they are said to be baking in a swivel design display that transforms the device into a tablet. Since Windows 8 is much more tablet-friendly, this move would actually be quite the bold move by ASUS. DigiTimes says the device will be unveiled at 2012 Computex in Taipei, Taiwan, and might hit retail shelves in time for the launch of Windows 8 next September.

 

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ASUS have been here before, with their Eee PC T91 netbook (as pictured above) in 2009. The device did not sell that well, but with tablets being more popular than ever, and Windows 8 having the OS build a tablet UI directly into the OS itself, it could really work.

 

There has, to this day, not been a device that could do both. Apple have the iPad and their MacBook range, but nothing that can do both. I personally own a 2011 17-inch MacBook Pro and I've wished for a long time now that I could disconnect my 17-inch display and use it like a big iPad. If ASUS can pull this off, I can tell you now, I'll be all over that in a heartbeat. I can see it now, it'll be called Asus Ultrabot or similar, in line with their "Transformer" line of products. You heard it here first, folks! I call Ultrabot from here on out.

Man thought he won $57 million jackpot at casino, until he was told it was a "software glitch"

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Current Affairs | Posted: Dec 13, 2011 5:24 am

Behar Merlaku was sitting on a slot machine at a casino in Bregenz, Austria when he thought he hit the big time. Not just a few thousand dollars, but he hit the jackpot winning an astounding, life-changing $57 million. At just 26 years old, this would be one of those life-defining moments, where you realise everything will be OK from here on out.

 

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Until he went up to the cashier to cash his prize to have the casino owners say it was "all a mistake", and just a "software glitch'. They argued that the jackpot alarm went off erroneously and that Merlaku's game had not actually hit the required five matches. He had only gotten four, they said. Instead of the $57 million Merlaku thought he'd won, the casino spat in his face an offered him $100 and a free meal. Yep.

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Just a handful Chinese hacking groups responsible for most US attacks

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: Dec 13, 2011 5:00 am

U.S. cyber security analysts and experts are reporting that fewer than 12 different Chinese groups are responsible for most of the China-based cyber attacks that have resulted in critical data being stolen from U.S. companies and government agencies. The analysts spoke to The Associated press where they've said the intrusions have resulted in the loss of billions of dollars of intellectual property and other critical data.

 

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The attacks may have been stealthy, agressive and somewhat ninja, but the distinct signatures the hackers leave behind make it possible for U.S. cyber security investigators to more or less accurately identify which teams were responsible for the attacks. According to the report, the U.S. gives unique names or numbers to the attackers, and at times can tell where the hackers are and even who they may be.

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Naughty Dog splits into two teams

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 13, 2011 4:34 am

The development team responsible for the amazing Uncharted series of games on the PlayStation 3, have some good news for the world. Shortly after Uncharted 2: Among Thieves came out, Naughty Dog split its focus into two separate projects.

 

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One team handled the sequel to Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception, while the other tem handled a new IP, "The Last of Us" and have been working on this new title for the last two years. The Two uf Us is a PS3-exclusive game, about an apocalyptic Earth, in which you'll find abandoned cities reclaimed by nature. The population has been decimated by a modern plague, There are survivors killing each other for food, weapons, or whatever they can get their hands on.

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Intel's fourth-quarter revenue to be below expectations due to HDD supply shortages

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Dec 13, 2011 3:29 am

Intel have just announced that their fourth-quarter results are going to be lower than their previous outlook due to the Thailand floods and the resulting shortage on hard drive supplies. Intel now expects a fourth-quarter revenue of $13.7 billion, plus or minus $300 million, on both a GAAP and non-GAAP basis, lower than the previous expectation of $14.7 billion, plus or minus $500 million.

 

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Sales of PCs are expected to be up sequentially in Q4. But, the worldwide PC supply chain is reducing inventories and microprocessor purchases as a result of hard disk drive supply shortages. Intel expects the HDD supply shortages to continue into Q1 2012, followed by a rebuilding of microprocessor inventories as supplies of HDDs recover during 1H 2012.

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You can go Back to Karkand in just a few hours on Xbox 360 and PC

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 13, 2011 2:29 am

Did you hear that? That girly squeal of excitement? Yeah, sorry, it was me. Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand goes live in just a few hours on Xbox 360 and PC. It goes live on the Xbox 360 starting at 09:00 GMT (4 AM EST) or for PC-based gamers like myself, 08:00 GMT (3 AM EST).

 

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The Battlefield 3 systems will also be receiving an update at the same time that is expected to take about an hour. Server owners have been warned to prepare for a server update, with R12 hitting sometime around the launch of B2K. Battlefield 3 players will have access to the expansion pack in their respective platforms store's.

 

Not long now, soldiers!

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Telstra to start selling Samsung Galaxy Nexus tomorrow

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Dec 13, 2011 2:27 am

Samsung's Galaxy Nexus smartphone was rumored to hit Optus first, then confirmed for Vodafone, but Telstra will be the first carrier out of the gate with Samsung's Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich-packing phone, starting tomorrow.

 

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The Android 4.0-powered handset will be available for $10 per month on a $59 Freedom Connect plan over 24 months which comes included with $550 worth of calls per month and 1.5GB of data. You can also get the Galaxy Nexus for $0 up front on the $79 Freedom Connect plan that comes with $800 worth of calls per month and 2GB of data.

 

Telstra have confirmed that partners JB Hi-Fi and FoneZone will have the smartphones for sale on Thursday.

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