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Monday Afternoon Roundup for August 22, 2011

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Aug 22, 2011 1:10 pm

The latest happenings from around the web - August 22nd, 2011




- HP Elitebook 2560p @ Techreviewsource

- Acer Revo Mini PC @ Hardware Heaven




- GIGABYTE X58A-OC @ Vortez

- Gigabyte G1-Killer Sniper 2 Motherboard @ Ninjalane




- Rendition RM25664BA - 2GB DDR3-1333CL9 for 6,90 Euro?! @ AU-Ja

- G.Skill RipjawsX PC3-14900 Cas 9 @ Overclockers Club




- TT eSPORTS Shock One DTS 5.1 Gaming Headset by Thermaltake @ HiTechLegion

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution released in less than a day (in the U.S.)

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 22, 2011 12:36 pm

Although I'm sure the (many) fans are already well aware and actively watching the hours tick away to launch, this serves as a quick heads up that the much anticipated prequel to Deus Ex, Human Revolution is scheduled for release at midnight tonight (or Tuesday morning we should say) for the U.S. folks (other regions to follow soon after).




Deus Ex: Human Revolution is set in the year 2027 and follows the exploits of Adam Jensen when the practice of human augmentation is still in its infancy. The developer, Eidos Montreal has been promising to deliver in spades right from the get go, hopefully making up for what was a not quite so impressive sequel, Invisible War.


So, what are you waiting for? If you haven't already, start pre-loading it via Steam now and get ready for action!

Download of the Day: Firefox 7.0 Beta 1

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Aug 22, 2011 9:08 am

Our Download of the Day today is Firefox 7.0 Beta 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. veryone uses the Web differently, and Firefox lets users customize their browser with more than 5,000 add-ons.



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Deal of the Day: 2TB Buffalo Tech DriveStation Axis Black External USB 2.0 Hard Drive for $79.99 with FREE Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Storage | Posted: Aug 22, 2011 7:41 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the - 2TB Buffalo Tech DriveStation Axis Black External USB 2.0 Hard Drive for $79.99 with FREE Shipping!.


Offer: has this 2TB BuffaloTech DriveStation Axis external USB 2.0 hard drive for $79.99 with FREE shipping.






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Valve's Gabe Newell says "We want EA's games on Steam"

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 22, 2011 3:30 am

The ongoing bitch-slapping between Valve and EA has resulted in (what my opinion will be) the biggest FPS title of the year being blacklisted from Steam; Battlefield 3. EA have decided to launch Origin, their own digital distribution service and ditch Steam in favor of it.




Valve boss, and leader of the resistance of releasing Half Life 3, has sais that [in response to EA pulling a bunch of games from Steam":


I don't think Valve can pick just one thing and think that the issue would go away if we fixed that," he said, noting that it was Valve's responsibility to prove that EA stands to gain by having its games on Steam. "We have to prove we are creating value on an ongoing basis, whether it's to EA or Ubisoft or whoever. We want EA's games on Steam and we have to show them that's a smart thing to do.


I think at the end of the day we're going to prove to EA they have happier customers, a higher quality service, and will make more money if they have their titles on Steam. It's our duty to demonstrate that to them. We don't have a natural right to publish their games.

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Borderlands 2 details, includes splitscreen online, re-worked UI, more

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 22, 2011 2:30 am

GamesCom 2011 - News is flowing through for Borderlands 2 and it's sounding like its coming along well. Details from the Borderlands 2 livestream are that it includes (new in the sequel); Splitscreen online, trading items with others in a "reasonable way".




The UI has been "nearly entirely reworked. The splitscreen skill tree is way better". There are also now "no problems with eligibility for multiplayer". Gearbox are aiming for more diversity in the environments and there will be a new game+ mode.


Gearbox also talked of "refined" vehicle controls, inclusive of power-sliding and "independent suspension", Randy Pitchford also teased they might try to support Halo-style point and go controls and direct steering, he says "as a gamer, I want both."

iOS 5 beta 6 released

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Aug 22, 2011 1:00 am

It was only two weeks ago that Apple had beta 5 of their upcoming iOS 5 software but now developers can get their dirty mits on iOS 5 beta 6 if they wish.




iOS 5 beta 6 includes new betas for iTunes, XCode and Apple TV. If anyone else spots anything of value on the beta, please comment below! Enjoy! You can grab it here, if you're a developer that is.

NVIDIA hints at streaming games through your house

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 22, 2011 12:25 am

GamesCom 2011 - NVIDIA has hinted at GamesCom that they could be working on technology that would allow users to stream games from their PCs to other devices within the home.




Bit-Gamer talked to "an NVIDIA representative" who wouldn't offer any concrete details [of course], but did give some hefty hints towards such a device:


Imagine you're playing Crysis 2 on your PC and you're able to stream it around your home to a tablet device, which you could then plug into your TV if you wanted

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Download of the Day: WinZip 15.5.9579

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Aug 20, 2011 6:08 am

Our Download of the Day today is WinZip 15.5.9579.


WinZip is the most trusted way to work with compressed files. No other compression utility is as easy-to-use or offers the comprehensive and productivity-enhancing approach that has made WinZip the gold standard for file-compression tools.


You can quickly and securely zip and unzip files to conserve storage space, speed up e-mail transmission, and reduce download times. State-of-the-art file compression, strong AES encryption, compatibility with more compression formats, and new intuitive photo compression, make WinZip the complete compression and archiving solution.


Building on the favorite features of a worldwide base of several million users, WinZip adds new features for image compression and management, support for new compression methods, improved compression performance, support for additional archive formats, and more. Users can work faster, smarter, and safer.


This is a 45-day trial version.




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