Online News April 23, 2012

  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] Indie Games and Blockbuster Titles Sweep at Video Game Awards

    An award winning video game can come from a budget of frugality or profligacy, as last night’s Canadian Video Game Awards showed. Although two ‘blockbuster’ games, FIFA 2012, and Dues Ex: Human Revolution, took home the top awards for Game of the Year and Best Console game, respectively,…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] Hayter Coy on Snake’s Return in New Metal Gear

    It is uncertain whether Solid Snake will be making an appearance in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, according to the actor who lends his voice to the iconic super solider. When asked by Hardware Canucks at the Canadian Video Game Awards’ red carpet gala, David Hayter, the actor and screenwriter who…
  • [Anandtech.com] ASUS Transformer Pad 300 (TF300T) Review

    Before the $399 iPad 2, before the $199 Kindle Fire (http://www.anandtech.com/show/5128/amazon-kindle-fire-review), there was the $399 Eee Pad Transformer from ASUS (http://www.anandtech.com/show/4277/asus-eee-pad-transformer-review). Like nearly all first attempts in the tablet space, the original…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] Canadian Video Game Awards Liveblog

    The Canadian Video Game Awards begin at 6:30 PM pacific, from the Vancouver Convention Centre. News Editor Sam Reynolds, and Vancouver based arts journalist Clinton Hallahan will be on the scene bringing you updates as the night progresses. Here we are, on the red carpet. Close confines. Having a…
  • [Expreview.com] Crysis 3 Trailer Teases Gameplay Combat

    Crytek lately has let out a teaser video for the game——Crysis 3 which lasts only 19 seconds. Actually the teaser trailer is just the foresight of the longer video coming on April 24th. It’s set in jungle and displays a new weapon, which is supposed to catch gamers’ interest. “Crysis 3 is a…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Crysis 3 Debut Trailer Posted

    Crysis 3 is real (http://www.techpowerup.com/164277/Crytek-Takes-Aim-with-Crysis-3-The-First-Blockbuster-Shooter-of-2013.html), and although you’ll have to wait another year to be able to play it, Crytek began marketing it, and even accepting pre-orders. On Friday, it posted Crysis 3 Debut Trailer…
  • [Techpowerup.com] KFA2 GeForce GTX 680 Hall of Fame Edition Listed

    Here are the first pictures of KFA2 GeForce GTX 680 Hall of Fame (HOF) Edition, an exclusive to markets KFA2, Galaxy’s Europe brand, has a presence in. British retailer Overclockers UK listed (http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-016-KF) the card for pre-order, it goes for…
  • [Techpowerup.com] AMD to Drop Support for Pre-HD 5000 GPUs with Catalyst 12.7

    AMD will conclude driver updates for pre-Evergreen, or pre-Radeon HD 5000 (that’s HD 2000, HD 3000, and HD 4000) series GPUs, starting this summer. The change could take effect with Catalyst 12.7 (around July). Users of these older GPUs can use the (then) latest driver (Catalyst 12.6) to run their…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) Overclockers UK Announces 14-day Satisfaction Guarantee Scheme

    With a renewed commitment to customer service, OVERCLOCKERS UK are taking this focus on a hassle-free and enjoyable shopping experience one step further by introducing a new 14 Day Satisfaction Guarantee.

    OVERCLOCKERS UK strives to provide the best customer experience possible and recognising…

  • [Techpowerup.com] AMD Radeon HD 7970M Arrives on 24th

    The next “AMD Tuesday” is the coming one, on which the company plans to launch Radeon HD 7970M, its next high-end discrete GPU for notebooks. Codenamed “Thames”, the HD 7970M will be based on the 28 nm “Pitcairn” silicon, on which desktop Radeon HD 7800 series, is also based. When launched, the HD…
  • [Techpowerup.com] (PR) NVIDIA Emerging Companies Summit to Showcase Biggest Trends in Computing

    Dozens of companies from around the world that are committed to transforming industries or creating new ones will participate in NVIDIA’s Emerging Companies Summit (http://www.nvidia.com/object/emerging_companies_summit.html) (ECS) 2012, to be held May 16 at the San Jose Convention Center in San…
  • [Techpowerup.com] Apacer Working on PCIe Cache-SSD

    Apacer is working on a hard drive cache-SSD of its own, which is similar in principle to OCZ’s Revodrive Hybrid. Called PHFD, the cache-SSD is a full-height PCI-Express 2.0 x1 add-on card, which seats a Marvell 88SE9130 (or similar) 2-port SATA 6 Gb/s controller, with one port wired to an onboard…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] Trinity and Brazos are on Their Way

    Intel’s Ivy Bridge platform will have some competition this quarter, as AMD has announced their Trinity and Brazos APUs are now being shipped to manufacturers and distributers. AMD made this announcement in a quarterly earnings call Thursday afternoon, and a blog post made late that evening. AMD’s…
  • [Expreview.com] PowerColor Introduces Passively-cooled HD 7750 Graphics Card

    PowerColor recently unleashes its new graphics card——Go! Green HD 7750, the card adopts passive-cooling design. Go! Green HD 7750 features a big heatsink which may take up the space of three PCI slots. In addition, the graphics card packs 512 stream processors, 1024MB GDDR5 memory, core/memory…
  • [Hardwarecanucks.com] ASUS Debuts the SABERTOOTH Z77 Motherboard

    ASUS has introduced a new addition to their acclaimed TUF series of motherboards, the SABERTOOTH Z77, based on the latest Intel 3rd Generation Ivy Bridge processors and Z77 Chipset. The TUF Series’ commitment to provide users a stable computing experience is built on strong foundations, starting…

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