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Nvidia Tegra Conference Is All About Games

By: Trak Lord | More News: Trade Shows | Posted: May 9, 2011 8:52 pm

13:52 US PST:


Here at the lovely Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco, I'm listening to Bill Rehbok, General Manager of Mobile Games at NVIDIA tout just how awesome and how important their TegraZone platform is to Android mobile gaming. Android recently surpassed iOS as the most used OS for game developers with over 300 million users. TegraZone is what Rehbok describes as a content curator, ensuring that the best mobile games (those that run on NVIDIA Tegra) are available. image nvidia_tegra_conference_is_all_about_games_100


one of the biggest challenges is communicating to consumers what they can run, what they can play, and what they can pay for on their mobile devices.


Right now, there are 5 featured Tegra-based games currently dominating in the Android app market, including Pinball HD, Sumurai 2: Vengeance, Dungeon Defenders, Backbreaker THD and Fruit Ninja THD. According to Rehbok, Tegra is seeing 1 Mil users per week of the TegraZone curating app, that allows in-app purchases and downloads of NVIDIA mobile games. Rehbok cited the dangers of repeating Atari's downfall, something he attributes to crashing under their own weight. With the existence of who-knows-how-many mobile games available on Android, TegraZone gives mobile Android users access to "the best mobile content around":


Developers are coming to us literally every day with a game that knocks our socks off.

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Monday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: May 9, 2011 12:49 pm

The latest happenings from around the web - May 9th, 2011




- Sony VAIO Y Series 11.6-inch Notebook @ Legit Reviews

- HP Pavilion dv6 (Sandy Bridge) @ tbreak

- Gladiator 1155 i5 4.4GHz Bundle @ Overclock3D




- Zotac Mini ITX M880G @ XSReviews

- Gigabyte P67A-UD7 Motherboard @ eTeknix

- New Gigabyte board spotted at eTeknix HQ @ eTeknix

- Gigabyte GA-Z68MX-UD2H-B3 pictures @ VR-Zone

- AMD's FM1 desktop test board pictured @ VR-Zone

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Download of the Day: FrostWire 4.21.6

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: May 9, 2011 9:44 am

Our Download of the Day today is FrostWire 4.21.6.


FrostWire, a Gnutella Peer-to-Peer client, is a collaborative effort from many Open Source and freelance developers located from all around the world.


Using the most recent version of FrostWire allows users to enjoy the best program functionality. Bugs reported in older versions have been fixed for the latest version. Any users with FrostWire 2.5 or earlier MUST update.


Frostwire's features include:


• Completely Free & Open Source!

• Faster Download Speeds

• No Spyware. No Adware. Guaranteed.

• iTunes™ Compatible!

• Faster Torrent Speeds

• Friendly Online Chat Rooms

• Bittorrent Support!

• Even More Connections

• New & Improved Skins image download_of_the_day_frostwire_4_21_6_02

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Deal of the Day: Refurbished Logitech Harmony 1100 Advanced Universal Remote - $189.99 Shipped Free!

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: May 9, 2011 8:14 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Logitech - Refurbished Logitech Harmony 1100 Advanced Universal Remote - $189.99 Shipped Free!.


Offer: Great price for this refurbed Logitech Harmony 1100 Advanced Universal Remote! These typically run over $270 new, but get it for just $189.99 shipped free! The customizable color command screens and seamless control of up to 15 home theater components, this touch-screen tablet lets you launch your movies, music, games, videos and favorite stations with a single touch.




Use coupon code: logi_1100_5611 for the discount. Expires 05/10/2011. image deal_of_the_day_refurbished_logitech_harmony_1100_advanced_universal_remote_189_99_shipped_free_01



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Motorola Xoom gets its Australia on through Telstra on May 24

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: May 9, 2011 6:43 am

Telstra is set to launch their Honeycomb-flavoured, Android-powered Motorola XOOM this month, just 15 days away on May 24. The XOOM will be available at an outright price of $840 and also comes on various plans. Telstra Consumer customers will have a choice of three 24-month Telstra Data+ Cap Plans which include a monthly MRO Bonus credit to put towards the cost of the device when customers sign up for a Mobile Repayment Option (MRO). image motorola_xoom_gets_its_australia_on_through_telstra_on_may_24_49


The plans start from $29 per month and range up to $79 per month with varying monthly device repayment amounts bringing the minimum monthly spend starting from $54, one with $74 and finally $94. Each plan includes varying included monthly Data (1GB, 7GB and 12GB respectively). More details of the plans and Business-related plans at the source.

iPad 2 backlight bleed, LG-produced panels are to blame

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: May 9, 2011 3:53 am

There have been various reports of some iPad 2's having bad backlight bleeds with yellow spots that start bleeding out from the edges of the screen whenever something dark is displaying on the screen. It has been found out that this only applies to LG-produced panels. image ipad_2_backlight_bleed_lg_produced_panels_are_to_blame_48


Both Samsung and LG are manufacturing screens for Apple's iPad 2 when it launched and as soon as the defect was detected (how it was not detected before selling it at retail is beyond me for a company like Apple) production was halted by LG. LG have acknowledged and fixed the defect and will begin shipping panels in the next fiscal quarter.

Star Wars MMO in development, EA swipes credit card and invests $80 million into it

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 9, 2011 2:43 am

BioWare's first steps into the MMO world will come in the form of Star Wars: The Old Republic. Star Wars: The Old Republic is a new MMO that is in development between BioWare and LucasArts where it pits players in a world that takes place 300 years after the events of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and thousands of years before Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. image star_wars_mmo_in_development_ea_swipes_credit_card_and_invests_80_million_into_it_46


Players will have the choice of character roles such as Jedi or Sith and give context to their personal story with the option to follow the light or the dark side of the Force. EA has now reported that its total investment in the new Star Wars-based MMO has reached $80 million, in development alone. Michael Pachter, Wedbush Security analyst says:

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Sony PSN still down, Sony were "unaware of the extent of the attack"

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 9, 2011 2:15 am

Sony were attacked (for what it feels like) months ago now, and even up to today, the PlayStation Network (PSN) is still down. Sony are continuing efforts to confirm the security of the network infrastructure as well as working with other companies to confirm the security of the PSN. Sony have said through their PlayStation Blog that they've begun the process of restoration. Also saying "additional comprehensive system checks and testing are still required, and we must complete that process before bringing the systems online." image sony_psn_still_down_sony_were_unaware_of_the_extent_of_the_attack_45


Sony refuse to enable the PSN until they are satisfied with the security in the now-updated networks. PSN users just have to hold their breath a little bit longer.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution PC version gets 3D, multi-monitor support

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 7, 2011 2:12 am

This is some great news, PC gaming is getting some great support from developers in the form of extra features and actual development time that is put into these additional features. Battlefield 3 is being developed on PC first and ported down to the consoles and now the people behind Deus Ex: Human Revolution are showing off support for AMD's Eyefinity, which they've written support for up to five (5!) screens.



The video shows a triple-monitor Eyefinity rig playing Deus Ex and you can see it already looks great with the HUD centred on the centre screen - without additional .ini file hacks and edits. Looking forward to playing this on my multi-monitor rig for sure!

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