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Daily News Round #3 for December 7, 2003

Daily News Round #3 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for December 7, 2003
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Dec 7, 2003 3:17 pm

- Doom 3 Updated E3 2003 Trailer



I've just discovered that the official Doom 3 website has been updated with a new version of the E3 2003 trailer, offering more than two and a half minutes of footage in either low or high-res, these weigh in at 12mb and 38mb respectively. Whilst most of the footage is the same, there are a few new things like the voice-over comments. I also discovered a few new low res screenshots on the site too.


- nVidia's Ultimate Dream PC - Update!

As some of you are probably aware, nVidia (along with the help of other key partners) have built quite an insane "Dream PC" of which they are auctioning off on Ebay to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties in California. The bidding for this package started on the 4th of this month and is already up to $11,800 USD! Bidding closes on the 13th so if you've a crapload of of cash to splash and want a state of the art unsurpassable machine in your possession, go and bid the hell out of that thing!


"Our goal at NVIDIA is to build products and technologies that touch people's lives," said Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO of NVIDIA. "I would like to thank our friends who have helped create this very special opportunity. With their generous support, we hope we can make a small difference this holiday season."


The winning bidder will also receive a cornucopia of this year's hottest PC games, including: Call of Duty, Command &Conquer: Generals, Halo PC, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004, Madden NFL 2004, Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, NBA Live 2004, NASCAR Thunder 2004, Star Wars: An Empire Divided, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004, Sim City 4 Deluxe Edition, Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness, Tron 2.0, Unreal Tournament 2003, and more.


In addition, the winning bidder will receive five hours of a personal "gaming tutorial" by a member of the NVIDIA-sponsored professional PC gaming team, Team 3D. Recently, Team 3D took second place in the World Cyber Games Championship (WCG) in Seoul, Korea.


The retail cost of the PC could be estimated at $16,000, if standard processors were used instead of the specially selected ultra-high performance parts provided by NVIDIA and AMD. It is hoped that the winning bid for the PC-which is signed by NVIDIA and AMD presidents Jen-Hsun Huang and Hector Ruiz respectively-will be enough to feed more than 32,000 people this holiday season.


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