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Daily News Round #1 for February 2, 2005

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for February 2, 2005
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Feb 2, 2005 1:52 pm

- VIA Grease Monkey Automated Gaming Update Service Goes Live!

VIA have made the press for the second time this week (following their launch of the new PT series motherboards), today they announce a new easy to use desktop application called "VIA Grease Monkey". This one's aimed at gamers alike, and ensures up-to-the-minute updates for all of the most popular PC games, eliminating time-consuming online searching and waiting for important updates to download. The 11MB application can be obtained for trial over at VIAVGA, and also from the official product site. The press release for those interested here folks.


"Keeping abreast of enhancements and changes to PC games has typically been the responsibility of the gamer themselves, entailing lengthy online searches and considerable awareness of updates," said Josh Holmes, editor of VIA Gamers Arena. "This great proactive and configurable tool effortlessly automates and organizes that whole process, while allowing the user to maintain full control."


With most PC games requiring patches or other updates typically several times throughout their lifecycle, VIA Grease Monkey is an essential tool for gaming enthusiasts. For a small subscription, users can extend the value of their games by breathing new life into them with performance and content enhancements quickly and easily. Powered by the proven infrastructure of GameShadow, the industry's leading content delivery system, VIA Grease Monkey provides considerable time savings as well as the opportunity to maximize the not-inconsiderable investment in PC games.


- Crucial 'Icebox' Case and Tracer Giveaway


Restricted to U.S. residents only, Crucial are being generous and holding a competition in which you could score yourself a new Crucial 'Icebox' all-acrylic chassis along with a pair of "Bling Bling" Crucial 1GB Ballistix(TM) Tracer(TM) DDR2 memory modules. Crucial's motivation for this giveaway? - If you've seen Crucial's new Ballistix(TM) Tracer(TM) memory, you know that officially, the 16 "chasing" red and green lights atop the module are called "activity-indicating LEDs." Unofficially, we just call 'em "bling bling."


But who'll see your Tracer "bling" if your gaming rig is stuck in a boring gray case? It's practically a crime not to show off this memory! That's why we came up with the CrucialR 'Icebox' Cool Case Giveaway.



The sweepstakes ends on Feb 28 and winners will be announced March 8. Gotta be in it to win it, so head on over here to complete the entry form!


- Sunbeamtech Transformer Give-Away Contest @ Madshrimps
- Pixelview PlayTV 300 - DVB-T/C @ Noticias3D
- Evercool WC-202 Water Cooling @ Guru3D
- Telecommuting Editorial @ Phoronix
- DFI nForce4: SLI and Ultra for Mad Overclockers @ Anandtech
- Fast Computer On The Cheap? The Sempron 3100+ On Overdrive @ Toms Hardware


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