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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!
Tweaknews.net reviews ExoticPC's AHANIX Platinum XP Designer Computer case.
Ah, the computer case. The barometer of the computer enthusiast. Is he/she a geek, a "l33t" user?, or a normal user with a flare for the different? Well, today I have a great looking case that would be a great upgrade for the normal computer user. Adequate cooling, internal temperature probe, lots of expansion space, stylish looks, and internal drive bay covers make this a great deal!More information at Tweaknews.net
My good friend Gavin Ballard (the person responsible for our famous Windows XP tweaking guides) has finished first in his state for the Australian Schools Computer Skills Competition - He scored Victoria's highest result for his year level. Local newspaper The Standard has a short story regarding Gavin's achievement.
Congratulations Gavin, be proud!
Mikhail Ivanenkov, owner of Mikhailtech.com has given us another editorial piece about his views of the current state of computer hardware sites. Here's a piece of the article:
The reason for today's follow-up is an interesting conversation I had on ICQ several days back with a fellow webmaster. The following is a saved version of the entire "encounter". No editing. Chances are this won't change much, just as the first editorial didn't. But at least here is proof. This is an exact cut & paste from the conversation from beginning to end. I never began the conversation in hopes of using it for a write-up but about half-way through it hit me. I chose to leave everything as is without even checking grammar. Only edited parts are the the username and any direct references to the website. I'm expecting to get flamed for this one, however, as some of the things I said myself are a bit out there, but I might as well tell the whole truth.
The rest of the article can be found here
Just imagine, being at E3, seeing all the fancy new products coming out in the gaming world over the next year or two. I think Mr Tweak should organise some tickets for next year. *wink wink*. But for now, I'll just stick with posting a few links around the place:
- The folks over at SystemCooling are having a huge giveaway, with heaps of prizes to give away. All you have to do is go to their site on the link above and register! Simple as that. For a bonus chance, tell them TT sent ya. Note: That won't actually improve your chances at winning.. but it would be fun, wouldn't it?
- Mark at Livepc.tv has posted an article which makes the comparison of gaming on a Windows machine vs. a Linux machine (and the effects that gamers have on the market of hardware and software.) Included are a Quake III Arena for linux howto (first on the net), Quake III Arena benchmarks on both a Linux and Windows machine, and lots of other stuff! Here's a snippet:
With increasing support from hardware manufactures, and increasing
corporate contributions to the Open-Source community, it is simple to see why Linux poses as a serious threat to those banking on Windows as being the only wide-spread PC operating system of the future.
A very interesting way to look at it I guess...
- I just opened this email now, and instead of writing something about it, I'll just post it the way it is:
Viper Lair will be giving away some free shwag for the month of June. Here's what you stand to win...
1st Prize - A Visiontek GeForce 4 Ti4600 + A Visiontek T-Shirt
2nd Prize - An ATi Radeon 8500DV All-in-Wonder 64MB
3rd Prize - An Asus A7V266E KT266A Motherboard
To enter, all you have to do is sign up for our newsletter. How do you do that? Details are here...
The contest will run until Midnight, EST, June 30th, 2002. Your chances of winning is dependent on the number of participants. Shipping in North America will be on us. Outside North america, it will be on you. You will be sent an email, and will have 5 days to respond, or your prize goes to someone else.
I think I'd pay for shipping if I won something like that.
- Asus A7V333 review @ Overclockers New Zealand
- MSI K7D Master review @ HotHardware
- Asus P4T533-C review @ HardwareZone
- Samsung Syncmaster 191T 19" TFT LCD review @ Tweaknews.net
- Shuttle SS40G AMD system review @ AMD World
- IWILL P4R533-N review @ VR-Zone
- Visiontek Geforce4 Ti4600 review @ Common Grounds - PC
- Altec Lansing ADA890 speaker review @ BlargOC
- MSI 850 Pro5 review @ PCstats
- Lian Li PC-86 case review @ Tweaknews.net
- Lian Li PC-63A case video review @ 3dGameMan
- Soyo KT333 Dragon Ultra review @ Explosive Hardware
- DFI NB70-SC review @ Tech-Report
- Abit AT7 MAX review @ Legion Hardware