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Person of Interest, JJ Abrams, Jonathan Nolan-produced show

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: May 20, 2011 3:34 am

Check out the preview trailer for the JJ Abrams/Jonathan Nolan-produced show that's coming soon, Person of Interest. It features LOST alumni Michael Emerson as well as Jim Caviezel in a show where 'numbers' (LOST fans will love this) are a key point to the show. It's definitely looking good and features some strong, charismatic actors as well as some great producers behind the scenes! The preview is below:

 

Microsoft offers free Xbox 360 with brand name Windows 7-based PCs valued over $699

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 20, 2011 2:15 am

You've stopped doing cartwheels, right? Yeah, good. So, for students that purchase a Windows 7 PC valued at over $699 they'll receive a free Xbox 360 4GB console - awesome! The offer is only valid at participating retailers in the US from 5/23 until 9/3 or while supplies last. HP, Dell, Samsung are in on the deal and you'll also require an .edu email address, if you don't have an .edu email address (or prefer to purchase in-store) you can walk into a participating store and test out the PCs before hand and supply a Student ID.

 

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Pretty awesome deal if you ask me, just need to get myself a plane ticket, a Student ID and purchase a $699 PC so I can get that free Xbox 360.

Fable 3 dev: Used-game sales hurt industry more than piracy, say what!

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 20, 2011 2:09 am

Developers have complained for the longest time that piracy is the number one killer in sale numbers but it is now looking like the used-game sales could be an even bigger problem. Fable III designer Mike West says that the sale of second-hand Xbox 360 games costs the developer more than piracy on PC.

 

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He elaborates by saying:

 

Piracy these days on PC is probably less problematic than second-hand sales on the Xbox, I've been working on PC games for many years and piracy is always a problem. There are a lot of honest people out there as well, and if they like your game they'll buy it. The pirates, whatever you do on whatever system, they will crack it. It might take no time... I think the longest it's taken to happen is two days. Someone will crack it somewhere and there's not much you can do about it.

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Gears of War 3 hits 1 million sales, not even out yet

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 20, 2011 1:57 am

Microsoft and Epic Games are proud to announce that the un-released Gears of War 3 has surpassed one million worldwide pre-orders which makes it the fastest pre-ordered Xbox-exclusive title to reach this milestone in the history of the platform! Impressive stuff!

 

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The Gears of War 3 beta has been thrashed by users around the world with 1.29 million players playing more than 11 million multiplayer matches. There's some interesting facts on the beta also:

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Google Chrome 13 intros experimental feature, hidden nav bar option

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: May 20, 2011 1:50 am

Google Chrome has a great minimalist approach, the developers have strived to constantly cut down parts of the browser window that is not showing content. This is in the words of virtually all Obama speeches, is taking an unprecedented turn and looking to change the traditional navigation bar.

 

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The new experimental user interface has found its way into the early pre-release build of Chrome 13 and offers a sneak peak at what Google is aiming for. The browser navigation toolbar has the option of being completely hidden and leaves only the tab bar, menu button and content area. The forward and back buttons are moved into the tab bar, placing them in the top-left corner of the window.

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Thursday Morning Roundup for May 19, 2011

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: May 19, 2011 3:34 pm

The latest happenings from around the web - May 19th, 2011

 

Motherboard

 

- ASRock P67 Pro 3 LGA1155 Sandy Bridge Motherboard @ Futurelooks

- ASUS P8P67 Pro @ Techreaction

- ASRock 890GX Extreme4 @ Pureoverclock

- ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution Intel P67 Motherboard @ ThinkComputers

 

Memory

 

- G,Skill Ripjaws X 2133MHz 8GB Kit @ Overclock3D

- Crucial ballistix sport DDR3 1600 8GB kit @ Techwarelabs

 

Video/Monitor

 

- Zotac Geforce GTX 550 TI @ RBMods

- MSI N560GTX Ti Hawk Video Card @ Benchmark Reviews

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Deal of the Day: Xbox 360 4GB Console w/ Extra Wireless Controller, $50 eGift Card, and 3-Month Xbox LIVE! - $199

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 19, 2011 6:08 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Wal-Mart - Xbox 360 4GB Console w/ Extra Wireless Controller, $50 eGift Card, and 3-Month Xbox LIVE! - $199.

 

Offer: Walmart has a pretty awesome bundle here. Get the following bundle for just $199:

 

- Xbox 360 4GB Slim Console

- Extra Black Xbox Wireless Controller

- Xbox LIVE! 3-Month Gold

- $50 Walmart eGift Card

 

This is a tremendous bargain at just $199! Pick it up in-store to save on shipping.

 

XBOX 360 4GB CONSOLE W/ WIRELESS CONTROLLER LIVE GOLD 3-MONTH $50 EGIFT CARD BUNDLE SALE

 

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Check our TweakTown Daily Deals page for more tech bargains!

Apple MacBook Air set to get an injection of Sandy Bridge, Thunderbolt in June or July

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: May 19, 2011 3:20 am

Apple is set to inject their ultra-thin MacBook Air range with some Sandy Bridge and Thunderbolt goodness come this June/July. The refreshed models will bring the Air range in line with the Sandy Bridge-refreshed MacBook Pro and iMac range that have just recently been updated. DigiTimes is citing industry sources saying that the supply chain makers for the new models remain the same.

 

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Quanta Computer doing assembly work, Catcher Technology supplying casings and Simplo Technology and Dynapack supplying the batteries. The refresh should cause quite the stir as it'll give Apple the much needed speed boost in their ultra-thin notebook line at the same time as winking toward competitors like Dell and Samsung who are tripping over themselves trying to compete.

ASUS 990FX Sabertooth Mobo flaunts in front of the camera, lifts skirt just above knee and bites its bottom lip

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Motherboards | Posted: May 19, 2011 3:06 am

ASUS are really going for gold with the AM3+ platform by including the Republic of Gamers (ROG) teaming of two motherboards in the form of the ASUS Crosshair V Formula and The Ultimate Force (TUF) Sabertooth 9900FX which go hand-in-hand with AMD's 990FX chipset that is designed to run up to four discrete graphics cards. ASUS are keeping the color scheme in line with other TUF-series boards and it doesn't look too bad at all.

 

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The board comes with ultra-durable components, 10-phase Digi+ VRM, four DDR3 DIMM slots supporting dual-channel DDR3-1866MHz memory and connects to the 990FX chipset over a HyperTransport 3.1 link. The board includes four PCI-Express 2.0 16x (capable of 16/4/8/8x or 16/4/16/nc - depending on what is installed). The electrical x4 slot is wired to the SB950 southbridge and is placed there to hold PCI-Express SSDs (such a great addition).

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Angry Birds flies past 200 million downloads, like a boss

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 19, 2011 2:40 am

Rovio's famously awesome Angry Birds has reached a very amazing milestone. Downloads have topped 200 million, Apple's iPad and iPhone have contributed to this success by a large portion but the franchise has grown up a little bit. Angry Birds has seem phenomenal success even on Google's Chrome Web Store with 5 million downloads.

 

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Keep in mind that Rovio had more than fifty games before they struck gamers across the globe with the amazing Angry Birds. Rovio's Peter Vesterbacka has shown off Angry Birds hoodies (omg!) and has said that he sees Angry Birds as a huge entertainment platform which isn't just limited to merchandise and movies but he will be experimenting with location-based services and other schemes to blend the game's footprint into the real world. Interesting, huh?

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