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GIGABYTE aim to fill a hole in the market with the release of their GN-MD01 AirCruiser G Game Adapter, a device which allows one to connect their game consoles wirelessly to a home network (or the internet directly) for cable-free multiplayer gaming. Compatibility isnt an issue either, designed to work on the XBOX, Playstation 2, and GameCube series. The device also has the ability to operate as an internet access point, further extending the wireless signal range across a network. For further info on this very cool device, grab the official announcement from GIGABYTE folks.
Taipei, Taiwan 17th August, 2005 - GIGABYTE Technology®, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, VGA cards, wireless communication products, and other computing hardware solutions, today announced the GN-MD01 AirCruiser G Game Adapter that allows gaming consoles to connect to each other or to the web wirelessly for cable-free console gaming. The Game Adapter is compatible with consoles such as the Xbox, PlayStation or GameCube series, and allows gamers to enjoy one-on-one gaming with other Game Adapters, or to connect to existing home wireless networks or Internet connections and play online games with players anywhere in the world. The GN-MD01 can also function as an Internet Access Point, extending the reach of wireless home networks into the den and other typical game console environments.
- Articles and Reviews from around the Web
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- QuakeCon 2005: Day One @ Techfreaks
- OCZ EL DDR PC-4000 1024MB Gold Edition Dual Channel @ 3DXtreme
- Secret Overclocking In ASUS Motherboards @ RojakPot
- ABIT AN8-SLI nForce4-SLI Motherboard @ PCStats
- XTrac Mad Dotz and InstaGlide @ Madshrimps
- How To Create An Uncrackable Password @ The TechZone
A few of the guys from VIAArena have made sure to be where all the action is at the moment, scooping up a bunch of coverage for us live from QuakeCon. They also bring to our attention the "girls of gOd", sponsored by VIA. This team consisting of talented female Quake III'ers from around the globe who battle it out in the Inaugural QUAKE III Arena Ms. QuakeCon Championship. The VIAArena crew also got the chance to produce a PodCast for us as they briefly interview one of the winning gOd team members about her thoughts on Quake 4, QuakeCon, and Girls in Gaming. Finally, there's also several shots taken of the many glorious case mod designs to have made an appearance at the event.
QuakeCon is of course one of the largest annual LAN gaming events and tournaments. Join Keith Kowal as he recalls the events of each day, especially coverage of the VIA sponsored Girls of Destruction team who are competing in the Ms Quake Con Tournament. Will they kick ass in VIA shirts?
With everyone arriving from near and far last night and into this morning it was a slow start to the first day at QuakeCon 2005, but it wasn't long before the air was alive with excitement of friends greeting each other, and expectations of the heated competition to come.
- More QuakeCon Related Coverage
- Live From Dallas - Day of QuakeCon 2005 @ Toms Hardware
- Quakecon 2005: Day 2 @ LegitReviews
- Quakecon 2005: Day 3 @ Bjorn3D
- QuakeCon TV is LIVE @ QuakeCon
- QuakeCon 2005: John Carmacks Keynote Speech Video @ FileRush (File)
- QuakeCon 2005 - id Quake 4 SP Footage and QandA @ FileRush (File)
- HL2 Performance Revealed
Anand from AnandTech has posted some teaser information regarding Half Life 2 and performance on ATI and nVidia based graphics cards. In short Valve had to optimise their code for nVidia cards to improve performance while they did not have to for ATI cards. The following quote from the story should make things pretty clear:
- the Radeon 9600 Pro performs very well - it is a good competitor of the 5900 ultra
- Aquamark 3 Screenshots
Matt over at 3DGPU received his preview copy of Aquamark 3 and posted many screenshots of the upcoming benchmark in their forums.
I got my preview copy of Aquamark 3, the benchmark program from Massive.de, and needless to say it's very sweet looking. I thought I'd post some screenshots for your viewing pleasure. These shots were taken with a Radeon 9800 Pro (6x FSAA & 16x anisotropic filtering) using the CAT 3.7's. I'll be installing the FX 5600 tonight and trying out the new Det 50's that was sent to me today.
- Call Of Duty @ TweakTown Gamer
Joshua Blackman over at TweakTown Gamer has posted a preview of Call Of Duty. I played this game a little last week when the demo was released and I got to say I am impressed with it.
What? Yet another World War II infantry game? Yes, that's right, but Activision's Call Of Duty promises more than just the same old same old. Join Joshua Blackman as he takes us through the demo of this highly-anticipated release.
- Articles and Reviews from around the Web
- Creative 3D Blaster 5 FX5900 Ultra @ nV News
Sure, we have all seen dual screen PC gaming. Have you ever seen anybody playing a Flight Sim with 12 monitors? Insane!
More information @ Source Website
As a result of successfully cracking Intel's 865PE code, ABIT Engineers have made the IS7 series the fastest (Springdale) motherboards ever produced.
ABIT claim that even at stock speeds, their IS7 range is 17% faster than all other Springdale boards.
More information @ ABIT
Some of you may have heard of 'TweakTown Gamer' - a project that has been talked about for quite some time.
Basically, it will be a site connected with TweakTown that will deliver the latest news, reviews, et cetera in the gaming industry. This will include games for PC, Xbox, Playstation 2 and Gamecube. (And Dreamcast, if we find anyone with one :).
What we are looking for at the moment is anyone who would be willing to volunteer their time to write articles, or provide news, for the site.
Initially, it will simply be on a voluntary basis, however once the site takes off we hope to be able to provide review samples, etc to our writers.
If you are interested, please email me at;
with a brief outline of what you are interested in (news, games, general articles, whatever) and if possible a brief (2-3 paragraph) piece of writing on whatever topic you choose. This is so we can get a rough handle on your literary skills.
You can ask public questions and find more information in the forum thread here.
Senior development sources in the UK have revealed to Spong (computer games database) that Microsoft's next generation Xbox will use an ATI graphics chipset.
Read the full story here
Several Japanese magazines are reporting that Microsoft is moving ahead with plans to release a redesigned Xbox featuring a significantly smaller case than the one we are used to seeing.
Read the full story here
Revealed last month at E3 2003, here's a picture of Alienware's latest mobile gaming machine
which should be available in a few months time.
Built on a magnesium chassis, Alienware's new portable has been designed to offer unsurpassed accessibility, giving users the opportunity to upgrade every major component themselves.
More information @ Alienware
The good folks over at nVidia have hosted a new shoot'em up game demonstration by Yeti Studios called Gun Metal. It is one of the first games to include nVidia CG effects, hence the reason nVidia are hosting the 115mb file.
More information @ nVidia