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NVIDIA hints at streaming games through your house

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Sun, Aug 21 2011 7:25 PM CDT

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.

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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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Apple lying once again in lawsuit filing? Are Apple scared of Google?

Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Fri, Aug 19 2011 9:35 PM CDT

It seems Apple have shrunk the size of the Samsung Galaxy S to make it look more like a clone of the iPhone in their latest Dutch lawsuit filing. As you can see in the picture below, not only have Apple shrunk the physical size of the Galaxy S handset, but they've also gone into the App Drawer so it looks identical to the home screen of the iPhone. Android users will know, this is not how the phone looks like by default, as there is a desktop with widgets - not Apps like the iOS.

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Apple have shrunk the Galaxy S by what seems around 10%, to look absolutely identical in physical size to the iPhone so they can cry fowl that Samsung are copying their design. It was only last week in which Apple submitted shrunken pictures of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet from Samsung, in which they filed a picture misrepresenting the Galaxy Tab 10.1 as an incorrect 4:3 aspect ratio, while the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is actually a 16:10 ratio.

Apple - are you scared? Well, you must be. How about instead of playing like spoilt bullies, you bring out something that changes the industry again, instead of being stagnant and attacking the competition with lies.

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Blizzard is "very serious" about Diablo on consoles, I am "very serious" when I say "no"

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Fri, Aug 19 2011 12:00 AM CDT

GamesCom 2011 - If there's something I don't want on consoles, it's two things. Half Life (at least release it exclusively for PC, Valve, that's all you can do) and Diablo games. Well, it looks like Blizzard weren't listening to me and are now wanting to push Diablo onto consoles. Blizzard all but confirmed that it's preparing Diablo for consoles at GamesCom. Diablo 3 lead designer Josh Mosqueira said that Blizzard "is very, very serious about bringing the Diablo 3 experience to the console."

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He noted that Blizzard are already assembling a team to handle the project with Josh continuing:

We're looking for programmers, designers, artists who think their dream job would be to bring Diablo to the console. Trust me, it is a dream job. All I can say is, it's going to be awesome. Stay tuned.

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DOTA 2 will be a 2012 release

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Thu, Aug 18 2011 11:00 PM CDT

Gabe Newell, founder and all-round awesome sauce man at Valve has confirmed that DOTA 2 will not see the light of day until 2012 at the earliest. Right now, the only thing close to a release is an invitation-only beta that is planned to follow the GamesCom 2011 show in Cologne, Germany. Newell has been quoted saying:

DOTA 2 will be a 2012 release | TweakTown.com

We'll just go into progressively wider and wider distribution. I don't think it'll be shipped until next year. [But then] with a game like this, you just keep shipping. You add new heroes. You try out new game modes. You are constantly tweaking item and hero balance. It's very much an ongoing thing.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will include dedicated servers

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Wed, Aug 17 2011 8:16 PM CDT

GamesCom 2011 - Whilst Battlefield 3 is bringing people to their knees making them beg for a quicker release date because it just looks so, bloody, awesome. Activision and Infinity Ward have had to do something to bring a little candle of light toward their behemoth franchise, Call of Duty. The next instalment, Modern Warfare 3 has now been confirmed at GamesCom 2011 to include dedicated servers.

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Noah Heller, who works at Beachhead Studios on Call of Duty: Elite said to Eurogamer:

And of course we're working really hard right now on the customised version of Elite for the PC [versions of Call of Duty games], because it's an open platform and has some challenges.

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Samsung debut Series 7 gaming notebook at GamesCom, we go hands-on

Cameron Wilmot | Laptops | Wed, Aug 17 2011 11:41 AM CDT

GamesCom 2011 - Earlier on today at GamesCom 2011 here in Germany, Samsung held a press conference (albeit completely in German) where they debuted their newest notebook which of course considering the event is focused right toward gamers. After seeing great success with televisions and smartphones, Samsung is now trying to attack the gaming market with force.

The Series 7 gaming notebook is a 17.3-inch LED notebook using an Intel Core i7 processor, Radeon 6970M 2GB graphics, flash storage, Blu-ray optical drive, 1.5TB of HDD storage space and 16GB of DDR3 memory. The flash storage i.e. SSD is added on the motherboard itself and comes in at 8GB and is said to improve performance dramatically over a standard HDD... who woulda thought?!

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Besides all the high-end desktop replacement specs, the keyboard looks pretty impressive with blue backlit keys and the gaming focused WASD keys are backlit in red. There is supposedly too some fancy cooling in play with the Series 7 notebook, but it was discussed all in German and we didn't get a chance to quiz anyone about it. It's going on sale on September 12th in Europe with a street price of 1799 Euro.

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AMD FX Black Edition "Bulldozer" and 990FX Dirt 3 system demo

Cameron Wilmot | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Wed, Aug 17 2011 10:51 AM CDT

GamesCom 2011 - Over at the ALTERNATE booth there were a bunch of partner products on display and one that quickly got our attention was a system demo by AMD.

They had a system setup running the upcoming codenamed Bulldozer eight core FX Black Edition processor on an ASUS Crosshair V Formula (AMD 990FX chipset). In the video below you get one of your first looks at a live working Bulldozer system running Dirt 3. You can see all eight cores in action too as the Windows Task Manager performance tab was open at the time.

AMD FX Black Edition

AMD says that they are making games exceptional in their signage marketing at the booth, do you agree? Tell us below.

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Intel about to drop pricing on nine Sandy Bridge desktop CPUs

Steve Dougherty | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Wed, Aug 17 2011 9:14 AM CDT

It's been discovered today that Intel is planning to shave pricing on several of its current Sandy Bridge desktop CPUs next month.

The drop looks to be consistently around about $10 on all nine models, which are the dual-core Intel Pentium G630 and G850, dual-core Core i3-2120 and i7-2390T, and quad-core Core i5-2400S, i5-2405S, i5-2500S, i5-2500T, and i7-2600S.

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Unfortunately, where most of us would've been especially wanting to see cuts on the more popular enthusiast models such as the i5-2500, i5-2500K, i7-2600 and i7-2600K, they are not mentioned in the list.

All but three of the processors in the list will see cuts in September, while the two Pentium dual core models and the i3-2120 will drop in price in October.

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So, just how durable is the Eee Pad TF101 with its "super tough glass" ?

Steve Dougherty | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Wed, Aug 17 2011 7:58 AM CDT

One of the big features ASUS was pushing when it launched the Eee Pad Transformer TF101 not long ago is its durable, scratch-resistant, super tough glass. The screen is actually made out of chemically strengthened "Corning Gorilla Glass" that helps protect it from all the bumps and scratches tablets are prone to get.

So, just how durable is the Eee Pad TF101 with its

A video has just been uploaded to YouTube from ASUS which really puts it to the test, with the ultimate goal being to see how much it can withstand before it reaches breaking point.

Normally the thought of rubbing car keys, coins or wood screws all over one of your shiny gadgets would have you cringing pretty quickly, but as you'll see in the video above, in the case of the ASUS Transformer TF101, all the aforementioned talk about the screen isn't just marketing and it really is quite the durable, protective piece of equipment.......... within reason of course (refer to the end of the video).

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AMD Bulldozer Zambezi-FX (B2 Stepping) detailed, FX-8150 and FX-8120 to hit shelves in Q3 2011

Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Wed, Aug 17 2011 12:30 AM CDT

Detailed info on AMD's upcoming Bulldozer (Zambezi-FX) processors has hit the Internet with Chinese website Corescn.com claiming that the B2 Revisions of the CPU's have hit production and would be on shelves by late Q3 2011. The Bulldozer CPU's have been delayed because of a performance-related bug, with the B2 revision going into mass production sometime in August 2011 and hit markets by September 2011.

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The first two CPU's based on the B2 revisions will be the FX-8150 (FD8150FRW8KGU) Featuring 8Cores/8Threads, 8MB L3 Cache, Stock Frequency of 3.6Ghz (Turbo - 4.2Ghz) while the other FX-8120 (FD8120FRW8KGU) is also an 8 Core CPU with same specs and just a little low clock frequency of 3.1Ghz (T.C - 4.1Ghz). Both CPU's feature TDP of 125W.

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