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Steam have daily deals for the next 5 days!

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Steam are running their usual yearly sales - with some huge savings again this year. As a bonus, every day 30 people are selected to receive their top 5 games in their wishlist - so if you don't have your wishlist filled, I'd suggested you do this now!

 

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As for the deals, there's things available at up to 90% off. Games from Deus Ex collection, Prototype, RUSE, Borderlands and Counterstrike Source, CSS being available for $5 !!

 

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Kinect hacked for gesture-controlled robot

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Most of the hacks I have seen of the Microsoft Kinect system have had no real purpose and have not done anything that I thought was interesting. A new hack has surfaced that actually has a purpose and controls a robot using gestures. I can see something like this for doctors in the future where they can just make gestures to control the robotic tools used for microsurgery.

 

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The gang over at Willow Garage have offered up a hack that uses Kinect to control one of its PR2 robots that are used for all sorts of research and are crazy expensive. The control system looks really intuitive and slick even if it is in an early form. One cool thing the company is working on is using a pair of the Kinects in one system.

 

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Chinese geek drops $15K to play MMORPG on massive 820-foot screen

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We all know what they say about fools and their money right? A gamer from China has supposedly dropped $15,000 on a night of playing his favorite game on a gigantic screen that measures 820-feet long. The dude played some Chinese language MMO title and is said to be a guild leader. I suspect this may be a publicity stunt by the company behind the game.

 

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The massive screen is in Beijing and is actually three different screens. The dude didn't get to stretch the game across all three of the screens because of the resolution issues. He ended up having three versions of his desktop on the ceiling and what had to be the worst neck crick in history.

 

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Gran Turismo 5 slides into stores tonight - are you ready?

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Gran Turismo fans are probably pulling their hair out right now - the release of the game is only 6 more hours away (in my +9:30 time here in South Australia). It's hard to believe, through all the delays, rumors, hiccups, the game is actually really here.

 

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Few places have midnight launches - so for the Australian's I was able to find them thanks to Kotaku, which I've listed below. But this is also a reminder to the one person who has maybe forgotten (you'd better have amnesia that repeats itself every 30 seconds!).

 

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Duke Nukem Forever took so long in development because "Sh*t Happens"

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George Broussard - the designer and financier behind Duke Nukem, has said that Duke Nukem Forevers delays were due to a series of unlucky situations and his unwillingness to kill it off.

 

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Now that the game has been handed to Gearbox, we will actually have a chance to play it - despite the years of delays for DNF from 3D Realms, it was continuing to be a black hole for funds, with George spending tens of millions out of his own pocket. He has also given a short explanation of what that money was spent on.

 

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Angry Birds new levels, content, and birthday!

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A few of the guys here love Angry Birds, they post news about it when they can. Oh wait, it's me who does it (in my defense, it's an amazingly addictive game!!) Well, I just got an email from the people behind Angry Birds and thought I'd share it for those of you not on their mailing list, as Angry Birds is one of the most popular games on iOS/Android devices, it might appeal to a lot of our readers.

 

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After a long wait, the Mighty Eagle is almost here! This legendary and mysterious bird will be included in the next Angry Birds update, due to be released in the next few days.

 

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Razer Tron gaming mouse now shipping

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Geeks and Tron go together like peanut butter and jelly. PC gamers know that Razer makes some of the coolest and best gaming peripherals on the market and when Razer unveiled the cool Tron branded gaming gear a while back a lot of geeks sat up and took notice. Razer has now announced that the cool Tron gaming mouse is shipping.

 

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If you don't recall this mouse, it has the same sort of graphics with blue lines all over it that the Tron work in the new flick has. It also has sound effects from the movie integrated with the mouse and uses a 3.5G laser sensor. That laser sensor has sensitivity up to 5600 dpi and the mouse uses an ambidextrous design.

 

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Digital Storm launches Sub-Zero Liquid chilled gaming rig

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The geeks around these parts slant to the more hardcore than geeks that might normally be looking at gaming PCs from Digital Storm. Most of us probably roll our own rigs, but there are times when machines offered out of a box ready to go have their appeal. This is one of those times. Digital Storm has unveiled a new gaming rig called the Sub-Zero Liquid Chilled system. The machine uses liquid cooling on the CPU and some of the other hardware inside.

 

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The liquid cooling system isn't just a radiator and a couple water blocks crammed inside one of the gaming rigs the company already offered either. The machine uses a liquid cooling system that has liquid that is chilled to under 0C using peltier tech. Around these parts peltier tech is something many will be familiar with, but the general PC gaming geek might not be.

 

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Poll Results - Are you going to buy Microsoft Kinect?

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Over 1,000 people voted on our previous poll and we asked you about Microsoft's newest and widely popular addition to the Xbox 360, the Kinect sensor.

 

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Microsoft has stated that it will ship a staggering five million Kinect units by the end of the year and is already on track by shipping more than one million so far.

 

Are TweakTown readers going to contribute? According to our poll, only 15% of you said you are going to buy a Kinect sensor. That won't help Microsoft's lofty goal now, will it people?

 

A huge 63% of TweakTown readers voted that they are not interested in buying Kinect and 18% haven't heard of Kinect.

For the actual numbers, go here. In our latest poll, we want to know, are you going to upgrade to the Intel Sandy Bridge platform? Let us know! Please go here to vote!

 

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