Dead Island is set to be the next Zombie game we all fall in love with. It's a non-linear first-person shooter which finds you on an island which gets overrun by a horde of zombies. It turned out to be the holiday, from hell! Pardon the pun.
Dead Island allows the player to use anything they find in their surroundings as a weapon and looks to have a bit more heart than the usual zombie, invincible-hero type of games. Check out the trailer above, it's quite the trailer!
Crytek seem to be unaffected by the recent leak of their latest soon-to-be blockbuster FPS title, Crysis 2 by still keeping to their word and releasing a multiplayer demo of Crysis 2 on PC come March 1.
The download page gone live teasing some of the stuff you'll see in the demo. The Crysis 2 multiplayer demo will include two maps, two modes and hours of insane action and fun. Crytek explain it as:
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MWC 2011 - Nicole Scott is back on the show floor today at MWC 2011 in Barcelona for us and she found herself at the Intel booth checking out one of Intel's big announcements at the show which is MeeGo for Tablets or the Tablet User Experience (UX) as Intel are calling it.
Refresher on MeeGo? It was an idea first started by Nokia (the Maemo project) and Intel (the Moblin project) who joined together to create MeeGo, an open source Linux operating system for mobile devices. Nokia has since removed itself from the project, but according to everyone at MWC 2011, MeeGo is still going full steam ahead at this stage of the game.
MeeGo for Tablets is really quite simple as the name suggests - MeeGo designed intentionally for tablet computers. It relies on panels which can be loaded with various different widgets and apps to bring a full viewing experience to people on larger mobile devices such as of course tablets. Nicole saw the new tablet user interface on a Pegatron 11.6-inch tablet running an Intel Atom N450 processor, 2GB of DDR3 memory and a 32GB SSD.
The Intel AppUp store is not ready for the new tablet OS at this stage, but it should be coming soon. Intel will of course want to get that on there ASAP to increase the richness of apps for it. MeeGo for tablets is expected to be released to the general public for download before MWC 2011 ends, which is February 17.
Our Download of the Day today is uTorrent 2.2.1 Beta 24649.
µTorrent is a small and incredibly popular BitTorrent client.
Micro-Sized Yet Feature Filled
Most of the features present in other BitTorrent clients are present in µTorrent, including bandwidth prioritization, scheduling, RSS auto-downloading and Mainline DHT (compatible with BitComet). Additionally, µTorrent supports the Protocol Encryption joint specification (compatible with Azureus 220.127.116.11 and above, BitComet 0.63 and above) and peer exchange.
µTorrent was written with efficiency in mind. Unlike many torrent clients, it does not hog valuable system resources - typically using less than 6MB of memory, allowing you to use the computer as if it weren't there at all. Additionally, the program itself is contained within a single executable less than 220 KB in size.
Skinnable and Localized
Various icon, toolbar graphic and status icon replacements are available, and creating your own is very simple. µTorrent also has support for localization, and with a language file present, will automatically switch to your system language. If your language isn't available, you can easily add your own, or edit other existing translations to improve them!
Our Deal of the Day today is the Abes of Maine - Kodak Zi8 Pocket 1080p HD Video Camera for $97.95 with FREE Shipping!.
Offer: This tiny, pocket-sized 1080p capable (also capable of 720p at 60fps, so it's good for action) camcorder features 5MP still picture capabilities, a 2.5" color LCD, 128MB internal memory, SD/SDHC expansion slot, LiOh rechargeable battery, macro capabilities, and more. Just place it in your cart to see the $97.95 price.
The latest happenings from around the web - February 16th, 2011
- Asus E35M1-M Pro Review: A Look at AMD's Fusion Platform @ Techspot
- HP Touchpad Tablet hands-on @ tbreak
- Zotac Zbox HD-ID40 Plus @ PC-Luchs
- Archos 101 Internet Tablet (Android) @ Hardware Heaven
- Intel Demos Sandy Bridge Virtualization, Security and KVM Features: VPro On Lenovo's New ThinkPad T420 @ Hot Hardware
- Jetway NF96FL-510-LF Mini-ITX Motherboard @ eTeknix
- ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Professional Socket 1155 Motherboard @ Pro-Clockers
Sapphire are feeling generous and have a competition where you could win one of three of the latest and greatest AMD Radeon HD6000-series based GPU's! Enter today for your change to win a Sapphire Radeon HD 6970, Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 VaporX or Sapphire HD6850 video card!
The contest is open to residents in Australia, Canada, the Member States of the European Union and the USA. The contest closes on Monday, February 28, 2011 at 11:59PM EST. As with any contest, read the terms and conditions before entry.
Rumor has it AMD is for sale, with the rumors circling around AMD's stock rose by roughly 5-percent on Monday. Wedbush Securities analyst Patrick Wang said "there is no management team there" and he is right. CEO Dirk Meyer was forced out last month, COO Bob Rivet and strategy chief Marty Seyer last week.
That's quite the loss for AMD all at once which leaves AMD with a large buyout target on it's back. Adding to the rumor-mill is Dell are interested in AMD. Dell could do with the acquisition as it would distance itself from the cold, corporate world that is Hewlett Packard, Lenovo and other rival system-builders.
A new video has just been posted to YouTube which shows off the upcoming GIGABYTE X58A-OC, a motherboard dedicated solely to overclocking. It has many unnecessary features stripped from the board creating a platform that is ideal for ultra high clock speeds.
HiCookie, resident extreme overclocker at GIGABYTE, posted the above video which showcases his upcoming X58A-OC. Teamed up with Intel's latest 990X Extreme Edition processor and LN2 he managed to go past 7GHz all without using a keyboard or mouse. Demonstrated was the OC Touch feature which utilizes buttons on the motherboard to increase the bus speed of processor.
Suffice to say, if you are an overclocker trying to hit extreme speeds, the X58A-OC is looking like the motherboard for you.