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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 being worked on, $200m to make

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 4, 2011 5:42 am

We all knew this was coming but waiting for 100-percent confirmation is hard and now we're seeing a leak from a voice actor for the current two Modern Warfare titles, Craig Fairbrass. He did an interview with a UK radio station talkSPORT. Craig does the voice of Ghost and Gaz and has let slip that he's currently working on a big game that is costing $200 million to make.

 

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That rounds it down to, well, just one title. Craig said during his interview:

 

I did Call of Duty: Modern Warfare as Gaz and then I did Ghost in Modern Warfare 2, which has become one of the most iconic figures in the history of computer games, which is great. And I've just been out in LA doing something that's going to be announced in May...I've just been out there doing some bits and pieces and one of it's to do with...I can't say too much.

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Wednesday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: May 4, 2011 4:16 am

The latest happenings from around the web - May 4th, 2011

 

Systems

 

- MSI Megabook GE620: a 15.6 for everything @ Cowcotland

- Toshiba Satellite L655-S5161 Laptop @ Techreviewsource

 

Motherboard

 

- Quantum Force P67 Rattler Motherboard @ Ninjalane

- ECS H61H2-M @ tbreak

- ASUS Maximus IV Extreme P67 Motherboard @ HiTechLegion

- AMD 870 Motherboard Roundup @ ixbtlabs

 

CPU

 

- AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition @ Kitguru

- AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Review: Last of the Breed @ PC Perspective

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Brink Get SMART Series: The HUD

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 4, 2011 3:52 am

These Brink videos are bringing us very close to release, only a week to go folks! The latest video in the Get SMART series shows off the HUD (Heads Up Display for those who didn't already know). It's looking better and better with each video!

 

Steam running EA sales - an EA deal, every day, all week long

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 4, 2011 3:30 am

Steam are running EA specials this week and today is Need for Speed day! You can grab 3 NFS titles with a minimum of 50-percent off, insane! The deal starts with Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, normal price is $19.99, NFS Day special with 50-percent off brings this down to $9.99.

 

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Next up we have Need for Speed: Shift with an original price of $19.99 an an impressive 66-percent off bringing the price down to $6.80. Finally, we have Need for Speed Undercover and it's original price of $9.99 with an insane 75-percent off which results in a price of just $2.50.

 

I wonder what tomorrow will bring!

Augmented Reality Event To Be Navigated By metaio & junaio

By: Trak Lord | More News: Augmented Reality | Posted: May 4, 2011 2:48 am

Munich / San Francisco-based augmented reality solutions firm metaio have developed a nifty feature for attendees of this year's Augmented Reality Event

in Santa Clara, CA, May 17-18. Using their mobile augmented reality browser junaio to navigate the entire conference.

 

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Attendees can download the junaio browser on their Android or iPhone and launch the experience from specifically and strategically placed Latitude, Longitude and Altitude (LLA) markers that will synchronize the indoor AR experience. Generally, AR navigation depends on GPS and geo-locational data to function, but GPS isn't yet precise enough to facilitate indoor navigation (things are just too close together). Metaio's technology however allows for a fairly seamless indoor directions and information (pending that you launch the application correctly).

 

The junaio "channel" will be providing up-to-date information regarding the various sessions and speakers, as well as giving remote information about sponsors and organizations on the expo floor. Isn't AR neat?

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Mortal Kombat: Legacy: Episode 3 - Johnny Cage, also Episode 4 - Kitana & Mileena (Part 1)

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: May 4, 2011 2:10 am

Episode 3 of the web-series for Mortal Kombat is out and this one features non other than Johnny Cage. The description for Episode 3 is below:

 

"After unsuccessfully trying to sell his reality television pilot pitch to a studio exec, Johnny Cage, an American action-hero movie star who has fallen on hard times, is recruited by Shang Tsung, a powerful sorcerer who has the power to suck souls from people, to fight in the upcoming Mortal Kombat tournament."

 

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Seagate unveils World's first HDD featuring 1TB per platter

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: May 4, 2011 1:56 am

Seagate today have unveiled the world's first 3.5-inch hard drive that features 1TB of storage capacity per disk platter - shattering the 1TB areal density battier to help meet explosive worldwide demand for digital content storage at both the home and office.

 

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Seagate's own GoFlex Desk products will be the first to feature the new 1TB per platter technology with capacities of up to 3TB and an areal density of 625 Gigabits per square inch - the industry's highest. Seagate is looking to release a 3.5-inch Barracuda desktop hard drive with 3TB split across 3 platters in mid-2011, there will also be 2TB, 1.5TB and 1TB flavors.

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Apple unveil next-gen iMacs, quad-core, Thunderbolt and AMD HD 6000-series graphics

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: May 4, 2011 1:47 am

Apple have today finally unveiled what we've all know for a while - updated Sandy Bridge-powered iMacs. The new iMacs have next-gen Intel quad-core processors, AMD HD 6000-series graphics, Thunderbolt I/O and a new FaceTime HD Camera. The 21.5-inch iMac features a single Thunderbolt port, with the 27-inch model includes two Thunderbolt ports.

 

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The new iMac also includes a built-in FaceTime HD camera which allows users to call friends of family and enjoy HD chat with them, this is compatible with all FaceTime HD-enabled Macs and standard resolution calls with iPad 2, iPhone 4 and the current generation iPod touch.

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Nintendo 3DS AR Games Get More Portable When You Tattoo The Marker On Your Body

By: Trak Lord | More News: Augmented Reality | Posted: May 4, 2011 12:31 am

Cranberry Zero, a poster for IHEARTCHAOS, has taken it upon himself (literally) to be an anchor for the Nintendo 3DS suite of augmented reality games and experiences. Really literally- the dude went and tattooed the '?' design from the AR marker onto his forearm!

 

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What goes through someone's head before he or she actually makes a decision like this? Well, Cranberry Zero solved that riddle for us:

 

Last week I finally snagged a Nintendo 3DS and after playing the augmented reality games, the first thing I thought was "Oh s***, that AR card would make a killer tattoo." And so this weekend, I got the 3DS AR tattoo and it's f***ing awesome.

 

The Mii photo came out pretty well, but it couldn't have been easy to take. The 3DS isn't exactly a one-handed device, as further proven by the following video:

 

 

Not the most easily accessible augmented reality experience. Also- how are you going to play the game if your one free hand is holding the 3DS? There's also this:

 

Sorry that it's jittery...the way I was having to hold my arm and hold the 3DS and look through the viewfinder of the camera meant that my arm was at a slight angle and the 3DS was trying to place it on a flat plane.

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Download of the Day: Firefox 4.0.1

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: May 3, 2011 8:40 am

Our Download of the Day today is Firefox 4.0.1.

 

The Web is all about innovation, and Firefox sets the pace with dozens of new features to deliver a faster, more secure and customizable Web browsing experience for all.

 

User Experience. The enhancements to Firefox provide the best possible browsing experience on the Web. The new Firefox smart location bar, affectionately known as the "Awesome Bar," learns as people use it, adapting to user preferences and offering better fitting matches over time.

 

Performance. Firefox is built on top of the powerful new Gecko platform, resulting in a safer, easier to use and more personal product.

 

Security. Firefox raises the bar for security. The new malware and phishing protection helps protect from viruses, worms, trojans and spyware to keep people safe on the Web.

 

Customization. Everyone uses the Web differently, and Firefox lets users customize their browser with more than 5,000 add-ons.

 

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The latest version includes the following changes:

 

Changes in Version 4.0.1

 

- Fixed several security issues.

- Fixed several stability issues.

 

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