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High-res Max Payne 3 PC screenshots are here

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Feb 24, 2012 3:26 am

Oh, Max Payne, I love you. Rockstar have just teased us all with the first ever screenshots of the PC version of Max Payne 3. Rockstar have also teased that the PC version will have:

 

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Gloriously increased resolution and graphical detail in both the epic story and the explosive multiplayer modes.

 

Rockstar also says we should also:

 

Stay tuned for more detailed information including special graphics hardware support and enhancements - as well as system specs to be announced a bit closer to game release.

 

You know what, Rockstar? Don't tease us with these not-in-game screenshots on the PC, how about you show us some high-res, 1080p 60fps footage, with the AA cranked and all. Show us what the PC version can do. Also, don't just make this a console-to-PC port, like I know will happen. I have high hopes for this game, as it's one of the only games I want for 2012. If the world ends this year, I want one of my last gaming memories to be Max Payne 3.

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Blizzard tells gamers to thinking about how awesome Diablo III will be, compares it to crappy M. Night Shyamalan movies

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Feb 24, 2012 2:24 am

[UPDATE] I've received an e-mail from a reader who has pointed me to a post by Blizzard Community Manager "Daxxarri", where he has a pretty big message that goes against the post below. He says that the game is in good shape, and that he thinks we will love Diablo III when it is released. He also adds that they want you/us/everyone to have high expectations of not only Diablo III, but all Blizzard-produced games. He also adds that if Diablo III wasn't a worthy instalment in the Diablo III series, they wouldn't bother releasing it, adding that that's the way they've always done it.

 

Take a look at the post here, which should calm not only my nerves, but your nerves, too. Thanks for the heads up, Andrew!

 

I've felt this for quite some time now, it started at about the time Blizzard were rumored to be working on Diablo III for consoles, but now they're actually coming out and saying that people should actually lower their expectations for Diablo III. Say. What!!!

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Box goes all-in with Android, offers 50GB of free storage

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cloud Computing | Posted: Feb 24, 2012 1:29 am

Cloud-based storage company, Box, has just updated their Android app and have baked in a bunch of new features. In order to celebrate this new start, Box are giving away 50GB of free storage to any Android-based user who logs into their service in the next 30 days.

 

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Box's new Android update introduces an overhauled user interface, new features, and includes compatibility for Google's latest OS, Ice Cream Sandwich. Box worked with Google to help redesign the UI with ICS in mind, and even users of previous Android-based OS's will benefit from. New features include the ability to comment on files, add teammates to individual folders, and batch uploads for uploading multiple files at once.

 

Box are also adding new support for languages, with French, Italian, German, and Spanish being added to the Android app. On top of the free 50GB of storage, Box are also giving away 20 Samsung Android-based tablets to a single company who can compellingly explain how it plans to use Box to improve its daily routines. Two runners-up in the contests will win a Samsung Galaxy Tab.

 

The new Box Android app is available right now in the Android Market, and will pop its head up shortly in the Amazon Appstore, Barnes & Noble Nook Store, LG World, and the Verizon Store.

Samsung shows off 32nm quad-core ARM chip

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Feb 24, 2012 12:25 am

Samsung have teased their latest 32nm quad-core Exynos chip at the ISSCC event, which has been the first example shown of a quad-core Exynos design. The new chip still sports an ARM Cortex-A9, but is now built upon a 32nm process, which provides not only more speed, but better battery life when compared to 2011-era chips.

 

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A new graphics core is featured with four pixel effects processors, and is expected to be around 26-percent faster, even though it uses 34- to 50-percent less power. Just like NVIDIA's Tegra 3 chip, it sports the ability to shut cores off independently to save power, and thus battery life, when a task isn't needed. Samsung's new Exynos chip can support up to dual-channel memory, with either low-power DDR2 or DDR2, to keep the chip working at full speed.

 

Graphics-wise, it's fast enough to render a whopping 57 million polygons per second. Samsung hasn't made made the new quad-core Exynos chip public yet, but the Mobile World Congress is next week where we're sure they'll want to show it off.

ASRock partner with Fatal1ty for new X79 Professional motherboard

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Feb 23, 2012 11:51 pm

ASRock have just unveiled a new X79-based motherboard, where they've partnered up with pro-gamer Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel, who worked closely with ASRock engineers to develop a well-featured motherboard based on Intel's X79 chipset. Enter, ASRock/Fatal1ty X79 Professional. Fatal1ty is quoted:

 

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This Fatal1ty motherboard was designed to bring your gaming performance to the highest level. The Fatal1ty X79 Professional comes with a Fatal1ty Mouse Port that delivers the precise control needed to elevate your game. In addition to gaming functions, the board packs 4 PCIe 3.0 slots, supporting up to 4-Way SLI and 4-Way CrossFireX. This combination will make you deadly and feared in the battlefield.

 

James Lee, Vice President of ASRock Sales and Marketing chimes in with:

 

ASRock-Fatal1ty motherboards represent quality. This board is crammed full of features like XFast 555 and F-Stream. The blistering performance will satisfy users who require both overclocking and gaming needs.

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Thursday Morning Roundup for February 23, 2012

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Roundups | Posted: Feb 23, 2012 2:48 pm

The latest happenings in the technology world, February 23rd, 2012.

 

Motherboards & CPUs:

 

Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E - Hardware Canucks

Gigabyte Z68X UD3H Motherboard - Ninjalane

 

GPUs:

 

XFX R7770 Black Edition S - Vortez

 

Cases & Cooling:

 

AZZA Fusion 3000 Full Tower Case - Overclockers Online

Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 - Pure Overclock

Glacialtech Igloo 5620 PWM Heatsink - Frostytech.com

Phanteks PH-TC14PE (vs. Noctua NH-D14) CPU Cooler - KitGuru

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Deal of the Day: HP ENVY 15 Premium 15.6" Laptop w/i5-2430M, Radeon 7690M- $897.49 Shipped!

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Feb 23, 2012 1:25 pm

Our Deal of the Day is HP Home & Home Office Store - HP ENVY 15 Premium 15.6" Laptop PC w/ i5-2430M, Radeon 7690M, 6GB DDR3, Radiance Keyboard - $897.49 Shipped!

 

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HP's new 15% off ENVY Laptops may not seem as good as the previous 30% coupon, but with the $250 instant rebate, you're actually getting a BETTER price by almost $50!

 

2nd Gen Intel Core i5-2450M, 2.5GHz to 3.1GHz

1GB AMD Radeon 7690M Graphics w/ HDMI and DisplayPort

6GB 1333MHz DDR3 System Memory

500GB 7200RPM Hard Drive

15.6" HD BrightView LED-backlit Display (1366x768)

Slot-Loading SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW

Intel 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth w/ Wireless Display Support

Full-size Radiance backlit keyboard

2 year limited warranty included

 

The ENVY 15 has been completely revamped and improved inside and out. It is a stunningly beautiful piece of work!

 

Use coupon code: NBE4836 for the 15% discount. Expires 02/25/2012 or after 450 uses.

 

HP ENVY 15 PREMIUM LAPTOP PC DEAL

 

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Download of the Day: Skype 5.8.0.156

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Feb 23, 2012 12:26 pm

Our Download of the Day is Skype 5.8.0.156.

 

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Skype is software for calling other people on their computers or phones. Download Skype and start calling for free all over the world.

The calls have excellent sound quality and are highly secure with end-to-end encryption. You don't even need to configure your firewall or router or any other networking gear.

 

Additionally it doesn't just work on Windows. Skype is also for Mac OS X, Linux and PDAs using Pocket PC, with a native look and feel for each platform. Talking, sending instant messages or even file transfers work between different platforms like a charm.

 

Skype calling - Skype has all the features of an ordinary phone so it's even easier to manage your calls.

Video calling - see who you are talking to at the same time as speaking to them.

Add Skype and SkypeOut contacts - Add contacts who use Skype and those who use ordinary phones so you can call more people.

Organising groups - group contacts under certain names and share them with your contacts so they can talk to them too.

Basic chat and emoticons - when it's not convenient to call, chat or Instant Message (IM) your contacts.

Group chat - for when it's easier to chat or Instant Message (IM) all your friends at once.

Profile settings - change how you appear to the world and let people know a bit about you.

Conference calling - talk to more than one friend at a time.

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Mobile App of the Day: Google Docs for Android

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Feb 23, 2012 11:26 am

Our Mobile App of the Day is Google Docs for Android.

 

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Create, edit, upload and share your documents with the Google Docs app.

 

* Designed for Android to save you time finding your docs

* Edits to your documents appear to collaborators in seconds

* Make quick changes to spreadsheets

* View your documents, PDFs, presentations and more

* Mark files as available offline for view access even when you're not connected

* Upload and convert files to the Google Docs format

* Take a photo of printed text and convert it to a Google document

* Share docs with your device's contacts

* Optimized experience to take advantage of larger screens for tablet users, Honeycomb (Android 3.0+)

* Improved Google documents reading experience for tablet users

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PlayStation Vita gets Facebook app, now on the US PlayStation Store

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Feb 23, 2012 10:34 am

Sony's official US launch for the PlayStation Vita sported LiveTweeting, Wi-Fi-only Netflix access, and Flickr's photo-based networking but missed out on Facebook and Foursquare apps. Well, today that is changed, my friends.

 

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Sony have announced that Facebook is now available for the PS Vita in the form of a 12MB free download from the PlayStation Store. If you've got a PS Vita, first off, how do you find it? Secondly, you should be grabbing the Facebook app and posting your thoughts as a comment on our Facebook page, that would be, in the words of Beavis and Butthead, "cool".

 

I walked past my local JB Hi-Fi store yesterday (electronics retailer for you non-Australians) and was a bit too busy with my 11-month-old 'dada-ing' and pointing to everything to stop in and see the Australian launch stuff for it. I'm tempted, and I have a few friends who have said good things about it. But, it still needs a kick-arse killer-app in my opinion, for me to justify purchasing something I would only use every now and again.

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