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Play your PS3 retro style with SNK's Neo Geo gamepad

By: Don Lynn | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 16, 2010 5:21 am

Sony has recently released that they will be releasing some classic Neo Geo games on December 21st on the Playstation network, and now SNK is looking to complete the retro gaming experience with their Neo Geo gamepad for the Playstation 3.


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For me, the Neo Geo was the system that everyone drooled over but no one could get their parents to buy at the hefty $650 price tag it commanded in 1990. With a floating 8 way D-pad, the controller was and is a popular item and now SNK has a PS3 worthy equivalent, complete with PS3 button and USB connectivity. This gamepad is slotted to only be released in Japan for 3,129 yen. That comes to around $37 American, and Play-Asia will send you one Stateside for $45.

Crysis 2 is a thinking mans shooter?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 16, 2010 3:30 am

Crysis 2 is not far away (March 2011) and the closer we get to it's release, the more news, details, pictures and videos we see. It's been a long time since Crytek have pumped out another shooter and I'm beginning to seriously lick my lips at the thought of playing Crysis 2.


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Head of Crytek, Cevat Yerli has said in regards to Crysis 2: "We didn't want to be Call of Duty, we didn't want to be Halo. We wanted to stay true to Crysis."

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LG's Optimus 2X launches - first dual-core smartphone

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Dec 16, 2010 2:17 am

It's here! LG's Star phone has been renamed to Optimus 2X for when it hits retail - the phone packs quite a punch in specs and looks pretty awesome to boot.


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The LG Optimus 2X boasts a dual-core Tegra 2 processor running at 1GHz - a first for smartphones. It also features a 1080p TV-Out via HDMI and video capture from an 8-megapixel primary camera which is joined with a 1.3-megapixel front camera.

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RumorTT: Windows Phone 7 slated to get "Mango" update in August or September 2011

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Dec 16, 2010 1:25 am

We've previously reported about a huge Windows Phone 7 update that is meant to hit early next year but now there are rumbles of a 'major' update coming late next year.


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The update which is codenamed "Mango" will effectively amount to Windows Phone 7.5 - which is also rumored to be the actual name when released. Mango is rumored to bring Silverlight runtime and HTML5 support to WP7. Other features might include Far Eastern language support and other unknown features or functionality at this time.

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Twitter is now worth $3.7 billion

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Dec 16, 2010 1:20 am

Twitter has received $200 million more in funding from bid winner Kleiner Perkins who beat out DST - this was from a valuation of $3.7 billion.


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Not only does Twitter have more coin, they've also added two new members to their board, Flipboard's Mike McCue and DoubleClick's David Rosenblatt. The latest addition in funds increases their total funding to around $360 million.

Next-gen HSPA set to push 650Mbit/sec

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Dec 16, 2010 12:46 am

T-Mobile USA and Nokia Siemens Networks announced yesterday that mobile broadband based on HSPA (High-Speed Packet Access) will in the near future be able to offer speeds of more than 650Mbit/sec.


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The tech behind this is called Long Term HSPA Evolution and should be ready for a commercial roll-out by 2013. In order to boost the download speeds to this peak, both companies suggested combining up to eight channels into one data link and in that process are able to provide peak data rates of up to 672Mbit/sec.

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Time Magazine announces the top 10 games of 2010

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 16, 2010 12:22 am

The Xbox 360 exclusive title, Alan Wake, has nabbed the number one video game by Time Magazine. The game was developed by Remedy Entertainment (the guys behind the more than awesome Max Payne titles).


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The number two spot was nabbed by Angry Birds (hooray!), third was left to Red Dead Redemption, fourth went to Halo: Reach. Super Mario Galaxy 2, Limo and Super Meat Boy took fifth, sixth and seventh spots respectively. Super Street Fighter IV took eighth, Starcraft 2 nabbed ninth and last but not least, Mass Effect 2 came in at 10th place.

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The Overclocker hits Issue 12

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Tweaking & Overclocking | Posted: Dec 16, 2010 12:15 am

The Overclocker has released Issue 12. Issue 12 covers the GOOC (Gigabyte Open Overclocking Championship) as well as the usual news, previews and reviews.


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Inside there are reviews of the OCZ Revo Drive 120GB, Gigabyte's HD6850 and also their GTX460 as well as a review of the Asus branded GTX580.

Pioneer unveils the first BDXL optical drive

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Dec 15, 2010 8:00 pm

It hasn't been that long ago that the first Blu-ray optical drives were landing for computers. I remember the first one I read about was in the thousand-dollar range. Technology has changed drastically since the drives were first unveiled and today you can get a handful of Blu-ray drives for the price of one of the early offerings.


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Pioneer has announced a new optical drive that is an internal 5.25" optical drive that is designed to read and write to discs using the new higher-capacity BDXL format. The optical drive can also write to normal Blu-ray media, DVD, and CDs as well. The new BDXL discs are capable of storing 128GB of data on a BDR-QL disc and up to 100GB on a BD-R TL disc. The optical drive uses the SATA interface.


The drive ships with as single BD-R XL 100GB disc and has tech to protect disc and improve playback quality on recorded media. The tech includes Limit Equalizer to improve RF signals generated when reading Blu-ray discs. Disc Vibration Stabilizer protects discs from warping during the write process. The BDR-206MBK is available right now for $199.

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