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Activision sent us a bunch of screenshots from E3 2005 including Quake 4, Call of Duty 2 and ENEMY TERRITORY - Quake Wars.
We've uploaded a whole bunch of high res screenshots to the Gaming Lounge section of our forums for those interested. It probably goes without saying... you're going to be best off with a broadband connection to view these!
A name unfamilar to most, Raritan Computer Inc. (a leading provider of solutions for managing IT infrastructure equipment and the mission-critical applications and services that run on it) expanded upon their enterprise-class Dominion KX product line today with the release of the world's first IP-based KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) switch (X432) which is capable of supporting five concurrent users and up to 32 servers. Also on offer is a cut-down KVM-over-IP switch (KX416) supporting five concurrent users and 16 servers.
One awesome product indeed! - Full details in the official PR folks.
The new Dominion KX models - KX432 and KX416 - are ideal for situations where multiple IT specialists need simultaneous remote access to data center equipment. Using Raritan's proven and secure KVM-over-IP technology, the Dominion KX switches support up to five concurrent users - four of them via a Web browser and one via the local console port - for high-availability access to servers and other devices.
The breadth of the expanded Dominion KX product line - ranging from the KX116 (two concurrent users and 16 ports) to the KX432 (five concurrent users and 32 ports) - enables companies to deploy solutions that best match their IT environments. For example, installing one 32-port KVM switch, instead of several switches, to handle all the equipment in a densely-populated server rack not only simplifies server management, but also preserves rack space and reduces associated costs, such as HVAC and electricity. Dominion KX switches also protect IT investment because they can scale easily to meet the needs of expanding data centers and server farms.
As many of you would know, the 2005 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has kicked off today in Las Vegas, where several big names in the industry open the doors to many new goodies in the works along with product releases galore.
Shuttle are one such mob in on the action, sending word of two new products showcased at their booth. Namely, their latest XPC SB95P v2 SFF (based on Intel's 1066FSB 925XE chipset), and also a new XP17 flatpanel display with 8ms response and TempAR (anti-reflective) panel technology.
Taipei, Taiwan - January 6, 2005) Shuttle Inc, a leading designer and manufacturer of small form factor (SFF) computers and accessories, today introduces the XPC SB95P v2, the world's ﬁrst SFF computer based on the best-of-class Intel® 925XE chipset. Featuring support for wicked-fast 1066MHz Pentium® 4 CPUs, x16 PCI E graphics cards and next generation dual-channel 533MHz DDR2 memory, the XPC SB95P v2 deﬁnes computing on the edge.
(Taipei, Taiwan - January 6, 2005) Shuttle, the leading designer and manufacturer of small form factor (SFF) computers and accessories, today unveils the all-new XP17 ﬂat panel display, a professionalquality active-matrix LCD with 1280 x 1024 pixel native resolution. Its wicked-fast 8ms response time and super-high-quality TempAR panel make the XP17 one of the most-reﬁned ﬂat panel displays on the market today.
Landed in Dallas, Texas from LAX about an hour ago and have checked into the very nice Gaylord Texan resort where QuakeCon 2004 is currently being held. Haven't had a chance to look around yet but it's said to be the largest hotel resort in Texas and I would believe that from what I have seen so far.
Haven't had a chance to take a look at the actual LAN yet as I'm running on very little sleep over the past day and a half (seeing the sun go up, then go to complete darkness and then go up again in the space of 12 hours is confusing to the body!), but I will soon and post some pictures up here and in the Photo Gallery as a pre-thing to our real coverage which I will have online either late Sunday or Monday morning US time. I might even look around in the BYOC area tomorrow and check out gamers case mods etc and post some coverage of that.
So far the Texans have given me a very warm welcome and I like the style of the place for my first visit to the United States. The picture of Bush when you first enter LAX was kind of different though I got to admit :)
Oh and hello to the helpful staff at the QuakeCon check-in point, they knew TweakTown so it was good to know we have a strong presence among gamers in Southwest USA.
I'm flying out to Dallas, Texas tomorrow from Australia for QuakeCon which is said to be one of the biggest gaming events in the world. We'll be there to cover all the hits and blows as they happen - both with video and still picture coverage.
I fly out early AM Australian Eastern Standard Time on the 12th of August and arrive at LAX around 7am on the same day. Jet lag is going to be very interesting especially since I'll be heading off to Dallas just a couple hours later from LA then it's time to check out the QuakeCon happenings.
Our buddies at nVidia have told us they will have a few surprises for us there and we'll be sure to report back with live coverage from the event as it happens from the Gaylord Texas Resort - stay tuned!
- More info at QuakeCon website: http://www.quakecon.org
The nominees for Best of E3 2003 have been announced.
The Game Critics Awards are the only independent E3 awards, voted on by editors from nearly 40 leading outlets that cover games - including the top magazines, online sites, newspapers, and television programs.
Best of Show
- Full Spectrum Warrior (Pandemic/THQ for Xbox)
- Gran Turismo 4 (Polyphony Digital/Sony Computer Entertainment for PlayStation 2)
- Half-Life 2 (Valve/Vivendi Universal Games for PC)
- Halo 2 (Bungie/Microsoft for Xbox)
- Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (UbiSoft for All Platforms)
2003 Nominees @ e3awards
The organisers of Computex Taipei, one of the largest IT trade shows in the world held in Taiwan annually, let us know just now that they have announced a new date for Computex 2003.
September 22-26 will be the new date for the trade show and with company support we will attend the event as usual and provide you with coverage of the happenings.
Taipei, Taiwan, May 26 - Nothing can stop this show! COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2003, one of the world's top three IT trade shows, will highlight the best this September 22-26.*More information @ Computex Taipei
Though concern over SARS-related travel difficulties forced the show to cancel its original June 2-6 slot, its re-scheduling was never in question with the trade's need to source and show the best. This remarkable momentum has fueled unstoppable demand to make COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2003 bounce back with fresh vigor by bringing together the hottest and broadest selection of products that will re-define the market.
The party driven man who is Moto from The Tech Zone has posted his coverage of E3 2003 from a hardware prospective. Tomorrow he will post a Booth Babes edition.
E3 is not real. That was the sign that greeted me as I walked into the Los Angeles Convention Center for the 2003 E3 Expo. Real or not, the 2003 E3 was one of the biggest E3 in recent history. With digital camera in hand, we hit the show floor and events to bring you all the latest in gaming hardware.More information @ The Tech Zone
Sudhian Media sends word of their Day 2 coverage which includes information on the PC Race for Charity. It's an event sponsored by a bunch of companies where contestants need to build a PC in as quick a time as possible - Andrew from Sudhian came in at second, congratulations.
This year marked the 6th annual PC Race for Charity sponsored by AMD, Systemax, TigerDirect, and others. All in all, this charitable event was able to raise over $100,000 in prizes for charities. Yours truly entered the race, with sights set on winning. The challenge was to build a computer and have it boot up and log on, triggering the software used to stop the clock and post your time.More information @ Sudhian Media
Hmmm, well this is kind of different... The owner of Icrontic has posted a semi-humorous article about improving your physique by working out with spare computer hardware you have around the house. What people will do for content is, well - hilarious!
Maybe Mortin should consider a career as an actor, what do you reckon?
While I was sitting down getting my hack on one day, I realized I should go out and get some exercise. You know... we're computer nerds and we should "exercise". Yea, right. Down here in the ghetto we ain't got no gym, so I decided to make my own gym out of the spare computer parts I had lying around! This are a few simple exercises you can do in the privacy of your own home to get huge in only 4 minutes per day!More information @ Icrontic
Look Mortin, you get your photo on TT making a complete fool of yourself!