Battlefield 3 is now available for pre-order through the EA Store. The upcoming super-soldier FPS title is set to hit in Q4 of this year and is currently available for pre-order of the Limited Edition.
The pre-order includes Limited Edition content which is set to be unveiled at the end of the month. I'm hoping this "Limited Edition" content is moulded in the form of a multiplayer beta like Bad Company 2 included. Hit up the EA Store for your pre-order![U][/U]
We all know Beavis and Butt-Head are making their way back to our screens but in what way? The new show is set to be very familiar to the 90's classic, MTV president Van Toffler has said: "They'll be self-contained segments with the boys in different situations like they used to be," Toffler says. "But this time around, they'll watch Jersey Shore, UFC matches and user-generated videos from YouTube, in addition to music videos."
All of the content will be displayed on Beavis and Butt-Head's TV, even if it comes from YouTube. Obviously the time in the show would make the duo in their 30's now, but they will still retain their youth and the same intelligence and humor. Toffer goes on to say: "They're the same boneheads sitting on the same couch, commenting on things through a really simple prism."
Phone Scoop has a scoop of it's own when it comes to Google's Ice Cream by interviewing Google Android Engineering Director Dave Burke who dot pointed a few things which we should expect from the next version of Android.
The new Android OS is tipped to bring an "action bar" at the top of the screen on tablets as well as upcoming phones. What does the action bar do? It provides contextual, app-specific buttong to act on whatever is on the screen at that particular moment, replacing the "press-and-hold" gesture which is meant to be phased out except for drag-and-drop operations.
Dead Island is set to be the next Zombie game we all fall in love with. It's a non-linear first-person shooter which finds you on an island which gets overrun by a horde of zombies. It turned out to be the holiday, from hell! Pardon the pun.
Dead Island allows the player to use anything they find in their surroundings as a weapon and looks to have a bit more heart than the usual zombie, invincible-hero type of games. Check out the trailer above, it's quite the trailer!
Crytek seem to be unaffected by the recent leak of their latest soon-to-be blockbuster FPS title, Crysis 2 by still keeping to their word and releasing a multiplayer demo of Crysis 2 on PC come March 1.
The download page gone live teasing some of the stuff you'll see in the demo. The Crysis 2 multiplayer demo will include two maps, two modes and hours of insane action and fun. Crytek explain it as:
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MWC 2011 - Nicole Scott is back on the show floor today at MWC 2011 in Barcelona for us and she found herself at the Intel booth checking out one of Intel's big announcements at the show which is MeeGo for Tablets or the Tablet User Experience (UX) as Intel are calling it.
Refresher on MeeGo? It was an idea first started by Nokia (the Maemo project) and Intel (the Moblin project) who joined together to create MeeGo, an open source Linux operating system for mobile devices. Nokia has since removed itself from the project, but according to everyone at MWC 2011, MeeGo is still going full steam ahead at this stage of the game.
MeeGo for Tablets is really quite simple as the name suggests - MeeGo designed intentionally for tablet computers. It relies on panels which can be loaded with various different widgets and apps to bring a full viewing experience to people on larger mobile devices such as of course tablets. Nicole saw the new tablet user interface on a Pegatron 11.6-inch tablet running an Intel Atom N450 processor, 2GB of DDR3 memory and a 32GB SSD.
The Intel AppUp store is not ready for the new tablet OS at this stage, but it should be coming soon. Intel will of course want to get that on there ASAP to increase the richness of apps for it. MeeGo for tablets is expected to be released to the general public for download before MWC 2011 ends, which is February 17.
Our Download of the Day today is uTorrent 2.2.1 Beta 24649.
µTorrent is a small and incredibly popular BitTorrent client.
Micro-Sized Yet Feature Filled
Most of the features present in other BitTorrent clients are present in µTorrent, including bandwidth prioritization, scheduling, RSS auto-downloading and Mainline DHT (compatible with BitComet). Additionally, µTorrent supports the Protocol Encryption joint specification (compatible with Azureus 22.214.171.124 and above, BitComet 0.63 and above) and peer exchange.
µTorrent was written with efficiency in mind. Unlike many torrent clients, it does not hog valuable system resources - typically using less than 6MB of memory, allowing you to use the computer as if it weren't there at all. Additionally, the program itself is contained within a single executable less than 220 KB in size.
Skinnable and Localized
Various icon, toolbar graphic and status icon replacements are available, and creating your own is very simple. µTorrent also has support for localization, and with a language file present, will automatically switch to your system language. If your language isn't available, you can easily add your own, or edit other existing translations to improve them!
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The latest happenings from around the web - February 16th, 2011
- Asus E35M1-M Pro Review: A Look at AMD's Fusion Platform @ Techspot
- HP Touchpad Tablet hands-on @ tbreak
- Zotac Zbox HD-ID40 Plus @ PC-Luchs
- Archos 101 Internet Tablet (Android) @ Hardware Heaven
- Intel Demos Sandy Bridge Virtualization, Security and KVM Features: VPro On Lenovo's New ThinkPad T420 @ Hot Hardware
- Jetway NF96FL-510-LF Mini-ITX Motherboard @ eTeknix
- ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Professional Socket 1155 Motherboard @ Pro-Clockers