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Daily News Round #3 for August 10, 2004

Daily News Round #3 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for August 10, 2004
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Aug 10, 2004 12:58 pm

- Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP)

Looking for something cool to play with whilst waiting it out on your daily train trips or something of the like? Perhaps Sony's Playstation Portable would be to your liking. This funky little contraption is quite small indeed, yet capable of producing some pretty damn amazing graphics in the palm of your hand. Modtown have aquired a short 2 minute video which shows off the device running Gran Turismo 4 and it looks sensational. They also inform us of the technical specifications this unit carries. The "Universal Media Disc" technology certainly looks to be a nice and efficient compact solution. It's been mentioned that the unit will become available sometime during the fourth quarter of this year and you can already place your pre-order over at Lik-Sang International if you're keen enough.


A Japanese video released by Yomiuri News shows the forthcoming Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) for first time running in someone's hands and not connected to kiosk, as were all the PSP units at the E3 Expo this year.


The video shows the PSP running both Gran Turismo 4 Mobile and Dokodemo Issho games.


- Doom III Tweak Guide Posted

There's already quite a number of these floating around, but i'd have to say none quite as in-depth and informative as Koroush Ghazi's over at TweakGuides, well worth reading through from start to finish if you want to experience not only the maximum performance possible with your hardware, but a far more immersive experience as a whole. Head on over and get tweaking lads!




That's the feeling I had when I first thought about writing a Doom 3 Tweak Guide. One of the most highly-anticipated games of the last few years, and the pressure was on for me to write this sucker and put it up for everyone to improve their Doom 3 performance. But enough about me.


Elegantly scary. That's the best way to describe Doom 3. It's a blend of science fiction and horror which, with the aid of an incredible graphics engine, immerses you in the heart-pounding action which underlies every aspect of this game. Now I'm actually not a huge horror fan, however for some reason the game seems to work for me. I can't put my finger on it, but I guess the main reason is the amazing game engine. This elegant, optimized, beautiful piece of work shows remarkable atmosphere and attention to detail. It is quite clear why the game took so long to develop and release - the developers were putting every ounce of their energy into making sure this thing is as close to an interactive movie as you can get on a modern PC. If you haven't played Doom 3 yet I honestly think you should try it because chances are you will like it.


- Articles and Reviews from around the Web

- Gear Live interviews Jakks TV Games @ Gear Live
- 5 Megapixel Digital Camera Buyer's Guide @ The TechZone
- Apple AirPort Express @ DesignTechnica
- Poseidon WCL-02/03 round up @ PC Unleash
- Cooler Master Real Power 450watt Super Silent power supply @ A1 Electronics
- Short Doom3 Technology Interview with John Carmack @ Beyond3D
- Connect3D Radeon X800 XT @ Trusted Reviews
- AOpen Aeolus GeForce 6800 GT 256MB @ Hexus
- ASUS GigaX1108 Gigabit Ethernet Switch @ Anandtech


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