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DEAL OF THE DAY - Xbox 360 Live 12 Month Gold Card for $35.82 Shipped Free!

By Steve Dougherty | Aug 2, 2006 07:07 pm CDT

Deal of the Day details:

Offer: Features one 12-mo. subscription and 1 free month. So you're basically paying $2.75 a month for XBOX gold service. And this way, you don't have to give Microsoft your credit card number.

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CREATIVE Releases The Ultimate In Gaming Weapons

By Steve Dougherty | Jul 25, 2006 03:30 am CDT

Pro gamer Jonathan 'Fatal1ty' Wendel has assisted Creative in designing a new gaming mouse and headset which each sport a number of distinct features for gamers alike.

For instance, the mouse includes the "G-Weight™ Interchangeable Modular Weight System", each weight module is balanced to provide an optimised center of gravity and includes light caliber (3.5g) for extra agility and quick movement, medium caliber (11g) for all around gaming and heavy caliber (26g) for extra precision and balance.

Grab Creative's official announcement for the full details folks.



Sydney, 25th July 2006 - Creative Labs, the Australian subsidiary of Creative Technology Ltd. (NASDAQ: CREAF), the worldwide leader in digital entertainment products for PC users is excited to announce the release of what promises to be the next level in gaming accessories. Jointly designed by Creative and with every last detail examined by world champion FPS PC gamer Jonathan 'Fatal1ty' Wendel, the Creative Fatal1ty 1010 gaming mouse and Fatal1ty professional series gaming headset are a new generation of gaming accessories that are optimised to give gamers that critical edge against their opponents.


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AMD & ATI - Conference Transcript

By Steve Dougherty | Jul 24, 2006 08:19 pm CDT

I have obtained the transcript of AMD's conference which took place a short while ago, this in relation to the acquisition of ATI. It's been posted up in our forums for your reading pleasure folks.


Hector Ruiz:
Good morning, in fact this is a great morning. Pleased to announce AMD and ati are joining forces, creating a processing powerhouse. Passionately believe this acquisition makes sense for both companies, shareholders, partners, employees and industries. We are both customer focused.

What is happening in the market place right now. Consumer devices are becoming increasing sophisticated, entertainment and information anywhere, anytime. Enterprises are relying upon collaborative. Customers are asking us how they can grow more successfully, gaining simplicity, differentiation, global reach.

Our customers and partners are more excited as to what we can do together in a market long dominated by one company. We have years of experience working together, common culture of technology. Our commitment to ati's customers, employees and Canada is strong.

We feel confident that company's and cultures will integrate well together. Our products occupy adjacent real estate on a motherboard, we're now more than just neighbors, moving towards a family. Fast growing consumer electronics, innovations to multimedia handhelds, game consoles and htdv.


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Evo: Phase One - Video Game Entertainment System

By Steve Dougherty | Jul 17, 2006 09:43 pm CDT


This strange looking box by company "Envizions Computer Entertainment Corporation" caught my attention a short while ago over at Nordic Hardware. They've announced details of a unique offering set to enter the gaming console market later this year which they call the EVO: PHASE 1. It's essentially a disguised PC running a Radeon HDMI X1600 Pro graphics card, Athlon64 3200+ processor, and customized liquid cooling.

It'll be interesting to see how well this thing sells....



Anniston, Alabama JULY 11, 2006 - Today the Envizions Computer Entertainment Corporation announced that the Evo: Phase One media entertainment console will go on sale via the internet October 20, 2006. The suggested retail price is $679.99. (80 GB HDD) The system will ship with the Akimbo video on demand application pre-installed, plus, customers can apply an additional discount on over 1,600 games from the Evo: Direct store upon purchase of their EVO unit.

Evo: Phase One combines computer, media center, and PC gaming into one unit. The system will also boast amazing graphics supported by the Sapphire RADEON HDMI X1600 Pro graphic card.


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DEAL OF THE DAY - Xbox 360 Platinum (with Hardrive) for Only $351.11!

By Steve Dougherty | Jun 15, 2006 03:43 am CDT

Deal of the Day details:

Offer: Still good so if you don't know about it or missed it, get it NOW. The 10% off coupon expires TODAY for those of you who are current Overstock customers... but if you're a new customer (or new email addy), then click through the 12% link and get 12% knocked off to get it down to just $351!!

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DEAL OF THE DAY - Microsoft XBox 360 Platinum (with HDD) for $359.09!

By Steve Dougherty | Jun 7, 2006 06:10 pm CDT

Deal of the Day details:

Offer: Very nice deal on the Microsoft Xbox 360 Platinum, with hard drive! It's just $398.99 - 10% = $359.09 plus $2.95 for shipping! Don't miss out, because they have a very limited supply.

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KODE5 Storms CeBIT 2006

By Steve Dougherty | Mar 22, 2006 07:13 pm CST


An update with stacks of info and photos has been handed round just a short time ago regarding the launch of the Global Gaming Revolution, "KODE5". It kicked off with a real bang during the opening stages of CeBIT at Hannover recently, and you can get the full rundown on what took place via this slideshow presentation in .DOC format (weighing in at 3.40MBs).

Further coverage on KODE5's happenings can be sourced at TSNCentral folks.



(HANNOVER, Germany) - March 15, 2006 - The revolution is upon us. News of the KODE5 Global Launch at CeBIT Hannover spread quickly throughout the Internet and beyond, as gamers crowded the Foxconn booth to catch a glimpse of the start of the Global Gaming Revolution. With Team Sportscast Network doing the play-by-play, Giga TV hosting and covering the event, and Team Dignitas on deck to challenge the crowd, the event was a rousing success.


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NVIDIA Enhance Game Physics via SLI

By Steve Dougherty | Mar 20, 2006 06:21 pm CST


The big talk of today is that with the support of physics guru mob "Havok" (the master minds behind the majority of awesome physics found in gaming titles to date. As an example, Half Life 2), NVIDIA have announced plans to introduce a physics effects solution via their SLI platform; thats right folks, dedicated physics processing for games by means of your GPU(s).

Mid last year AGEIA were the first to announce plans to release a dedicated physics processing card (dubbed the PhysX), but without any competition or momentum in order to make it a big happening thing, the process to get it off the ground has been painfully slow.

Now that NVIDIA have stepped up to the plate it will be interesting to see what comes of this next big move to push the envelope further in terms of how immersive and realistic our gaming experience is yet to become.

NVIDIA's official press release can be found here. There's also some coverage on the subject at PC Perspective, RojakPot & HardOCP.

Furthermore, the lads at FiringSquad have conducted an interview with Havok's vice president of product management, Jeff Yates regarding their move to support NVIDIA with "Havok FX".


SANTA CLARA, CA-March 20, 2006-NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, and Havok, the game industry's leading supplier of cross-platform middleware, will be demonstrating a physics effects solution that runs completely on a graphics processing unit (GPU) -an industry first-at this year's Game Developer Conference (GDC) in San Jose, California (March 21st through 24th).

The result of an ongoing engineering collaboration between Havok and NVIDIA, this new software product from Havok-called Havok FX™-enables the simulation of dramatically-detailed physical phenomena in PC games, when powered by GPUs such as NVIDIA GeForce®7 or 6 Series GPUs and further amplified with NVIDIA SLI multi-GPU technology. The Havok FX product is currently in early release to select developers and is expected to be available this summer.


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KODE5 - CeBIT Launch Update

By Steve Dougherty | Mar 6, 2006 02:03 am CST


The massive 16 country spanned world gaming tournament "KODE5" is drawing closer upon us now (coinciding with the opening of this year's huge CeBIT event in Germany on March 9 where KODE5 will be officially launched). An announcement from the KODE5 event crew working hard to make this monster event possible had popped into my inbox last week, in which I of course proceeded to post up for everyone to see.

Since then, another update with more spicey details on all the preperations having gone into making this a very memorable tourny is now available for all to read.



(HANNOVER, Germany) - March 6, 2006 - Last week, gamers from around the world were told of a revolution about to begin - a global gaming revolution known only as KODE5. We were told KODE5 will mass gamers in 16 countries in a series of regional events to find the best gamers from around the world. The best then fly to an undisclosed location to square off against the world's gaming elite. On March 9, CeBIT, the largest IT-related trade show in the world, will host the KODE5 global launch. Supported by Foxconn, Intel and ATi, the KODE5 launch will see dozens of professional gamers helping KODE5 bring gaming to CeBIT. The KODE5 launch at CeBIT will see the pros playing pros, as well as the everyday gamers taking each other on for some cool prizes.


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The KODE5 Global Gaming Revolution!

By Steve Dougherty | Mar 1, 2006 06:53 am CST


Soon to kick off is one of the world's largest ever global gaming events (not all too unlike ABIT's ACON5), coinciding with the launch of CeBIT 2006. "KODE5" will involve 100,000 gamers from 16 countries to battle it out for their chance of fame and glory. The main purpose of the worldwide tournament is said to try and help raise the awareness of this 'sport' and show the masses how competitive and popular multiplayer gaming is nowadays.

For the full scoop, check out the official announcement folks.



(Undisclosed Location) - March 1, 2006 - We are bigger than the NBA. Bigger than Music. Bigger than Movies. We all know the importance of gaming. Now is the time to bring this message to the masses. With more than 300 million gamers world-wide, we contribute more than US$35 billion to corporations to fuel our habits. Now we want more control and more respect. Now is the time to be recognized for our skills and dedication. The Global Gaming Revolution is approaching. The event is KODE5.


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