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AMD to exit the x86 CPU market?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: BREAKING STORY | Posted: Nov 30, 2011 3:24 am

This is kind of not unexpected, but there are rumors that AMD might be exiting the CPU market, probably from the unsuccessful launch of Bulldozer and the constant #WINNING of Intel's Core range of processors.

 

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Mike Silverman, AMD company spokesman has said:

 

We're at an inflection point. We will all need to let go of the old 'AMD versus Intel' mind-set, because it won't be about that anymore.

 

What AMD does from here is unknown, but we all know that they just cannot compete with Intel at the high-end. They cannot compete with Intel at mid-range and market penetration of Intel's brand is far too strong and has been for quite a while now. AMD are late to the game in virtually every market, even smartphone and tablet technology. The only market they have a strong foot in is the graphics market.

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Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand will be released on December 14

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 30, 2011 2:26 am

YES! Battlefield 3's first [and hopefully not last] expansion pack, Back to Karkand, has a release date of December 14. It comes out seven days earlier on the Sony PlayStation 3, with a release date of December 7.

 

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Sony's Asian PlayStation Store lists Battlefield 3 Back to Karkand for December 7, 2011, which is how the news broke of the December 14 date. I don't mind waiting 7 more days, because I'm just so damn excited.

 

For now, enjoy yesterday's gameplay footage from one of the maps on Back to Karkand, Gulf of Oman.

 

Samsung wins appeal against Apple, injunction overturned!

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: BREAKING STORY | Posted: Nov 30, 2011 2:16 am

Apple and Samsung have been fighting for what seems forever, but Samsung has kicked Apple's arse for once and with a full bench of the Federal Court overturned the injunction on Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 Australian release.

 

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But, [come on, you knew there would be a but] within minutes of the verdict being smacked down onto Apple, Apple made it clear its intentions to appeal the decision to the High Court, which should drag out this dispute through to 2012.

 

Apple wants to suspend the verdict until the iPad 3 is released so that the injunction stays in place. The Court conceded to Apple and issues a stay of orders until 4pm on Friday afternoon, allowing the Curpentino-based company to lodge its appeal with the High Court.

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Xbox 360 enjoys biggest week in Xbox history, nearly 1 million consoles sold

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Nov 30, 2011 1:48 am

Microsoft's Xbox 360 may be in its seventh year of its life, but it has just closed the biggest sales week in the history of the console by selling more than 960,000 consoles in the U.S. alone during the week of Black Friday.

 

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More than 960,000 consoles were sold, with 800,000 being sold in a 24 hour period. Kinect also saw a huge boost with more than 750,000 sensors being sold across the U.S. in both standalone packages as well as bundles. Microsoft aren't stopping there, come December 6th, the "next generation of TV entertainment will begin" with the availability of a new Xbox 360 experience, and the launch of the first group of custom entertainment apps on Xbox LIVE.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 cores released, looks at the GTX 570 and wonders why it still exists

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Nov 30, 2011 1:24 am

NVIDIA have always been kings of the mid-range GPUs and the release of the GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 cores is no different. Released at a time when the world needs a new superhero, I mean, GPU, is perfect.

 

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Battlefield 3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Saints Row The Third. Batman: Arkham City. Just to name a few. Mid-range graphics cards are always the most popular, as they offer the most price/performance. I won't go into the 448-cored GTX 560, as our gloriously awesome VGA Editor, Shane Baxtor, has gone into it in better detail which you can check out here.

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Download of the Day: CCleaner 3.13.1600

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Nov 29, 2011 12:39 pm

Our Download of the Day today is CCleaner 3.13.1600.

 

CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner. But the best part is that it's fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware! :)

 

Cleans the following:

 

• Internet Explorer

• Firefox

• Google Chrome

• Opera

• Safari

• Windows - Recycle Bin, Recent Documents, Temporary files and Log files.

• Registry cleaner

• Third-party applications

• 100% Spyware FREE

 

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Apple were fighting Target for fourth most-visited site on Black Friday

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Nov 29, 2011 11:27 am

Black Friday has come and gone, so how did Apple fare? They were the fifth most-trafficked retailer on Black Friday, but were the only individual product brand to reach the top ranks among the major big-box retailers.

 

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Apple were fifth only to some pretty large companies, consisting of Target, Best Buy, Wal-Mart and Amazon. This is according to a comScore report that analyzed online shopping trends the day after Thanksgiving. Andrew Lipsman, an analyst at comScore said:

 

Apple has not historically been in the top five - in fact, this is the first time I can remember.

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2K Australia is known once again as 2K Australia, confirmed to be working on BioShock Infinite

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 29, 2011 10:30 am

Just days ago, 2K Marin had a Canberra, Australia-based arm to help with development. This studio is now working with former sister studio Irrational Games on BioShock Infinite. Irrational Studios boss Ken Levine said when asked for a comment:

 

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We had a number of open positions on BioShock Infinite. When we found out our former sister studio 2K Australia was becoming available, we thought they would perfectly fill those roles. If every decision was this easy...

 

Then we have a history lesson, in 2007, Irrational Games was bought by Take-Two, just before the release of BioShock. Just before this, the studio was split apart and renamed 2K Boston and 2K Australia. Since this time, 2K Boston has become Irrational Games, but 2K Australia was skipped. 2K Australia helped 2K Marin on BioShock 2, after which 2K Australia became 2K Marin, but based in Australia. After this, they helped with the XCOM reboot.

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Titanic recreated in CryENGINE 3, there are no words for how amazing this looks

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 29, 2011 9:27 am

Whatever you're doing right now, stop it. Give yourself exactly five minutes and fifty five seconds of freedom to watch the below video. ORM Entertainment have been working [hard] on a simulator called Titanic: Lost in the Darkness and by beard of Zeus does it look truly beautiful.

 

 

The simulator began as a mod for Crysis, but has been updated, refined and reiterated upon until eventually being moved to CryENGINE 3, where it has hit the big time by looking absolutely mouth-wateringly beautiful. Completely jaw dropping at every turn, it makes me want a game made in the Titanic world, with the 1920s era weapons.

 

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Watch the video above, preferably in 1080p and have your sock off, because if you have them on, they'll get blown off anyway.

Skyrim 1.2 Patch for PS3 is available right now, will be available in 2 days for PC/Xbox 360

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 29, 2011 8:47 am

Skyrim has received a 1.2 patch for the PS3 version of the game, which fixes a whole heap of annoying issues and strange bugs. PC or Xbox 360 Skyrim gamer? You'll have to wait 48 hours for your patch.

 

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The 1.2 notes are below:

 

Improved occasional performance issues resulting from long term play (PlayStation 3)

Fixed issue where textures would not properly upgrade when installed to drive (Xbox 360)

Fixed crash on startup when audio is set to sample rate other than 44100Hz (PC)

Fixed issue where projectiles did not properly fade away

Fixed occasional issue where a guest would arrive to the player's wedding dead

Dragon corpses now clean up properly

Fixed rare issue where dragons would not attack

Fixed rare NPC sleeping animation bug

Fixed rare issue with dead corpses being cleared up prematurely

Skeleton Key will now work properly if player has no lockpicks in their inventory

Fixed rare issue with renaming enchanted weapons and armor

Fixed rare issue with dragons not properly giving souls after death

ESC button can now be used to exit menus (PC)

Fixed occasional mouse sensitivity issues (PC)

General functionality fixes related to remapping buttons and controls (PC)

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