Burning Crusade launch party, from the other side

Subject: General Tech | January 17, 2007 - 01:22 PM |
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If you dream of living the good life working at a game store, you should read this cautionary tale from OCMODSHOP.  One of their members was working on the night WoW: Burning Crusade was released.  See what the night was like, from the other side of the counter.

Source: OCMODSHOP

The news from Intel

Subject: General Tech | January 17, 2007 - 12:33 PM |
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Ars Technica has gathered news of Intel into an article you can find here.  AMDs profit was hit by the price wars of 2006, and Intel did not get off any easier.  On a more positive note, there were samples of the 45nm cores and new of some sell offs.

Source: Ars Technica

Get behind the wheel

Subject: General Tech | January 16, 2007 - 05:24 PM |
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The Microsoft Wireless Racing Wheel for the XBox360 is definitely aimed at enthusiasts.  The wheel itself, and the foot pedals that come with it are scaled to almost life-size, so you don't end up feeling like you are driving a mini-kart when racing in Project Gotham or other hit titles, and the paddle shifters and normal Xbox buttons are within easy reach.  Of course, the $150 price tag may limit the number of interested parties.  [H]ard|OCP has the full review if you are interested in putting the peda

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Dell/Futuremark performance competition!

Subject: General Tech | January 16, 2007 - 04:03 PM |
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The spoils go to the fastest.  In this case, be a US resident, and get the best 3DMark06 score with Futuremark approved drivers and win a Dell 30" Ultrasharp widescreen flat panel monitor.  Follow this link for all the details.

Source: Dell

The Venice Project gets a new name Joost in time

Subject: General Tech | January 16, 2007 - 12:21 PM |
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KaZaA and Skype co-founders have some together to provide free TV content to the masses.  The only catch is that there will be commercials, which are quite familiar to most people who watch TV in the first place.  The Tech Report has more on Joost and it's competitors on their front page.

Intel, Eros Take On-Demand 'Bollywood' Entertainment Worldwide

Subject: General Tech | January 15, 2007 - 03:48 PM |
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LONDON and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 15, 2007 — Accelerating the availability of on-demand, broadband- delivered entertainment to PCs connected to TVs, Intel Corporation and Eros International, today announced the debut of Eros' premium Bollywood service on Intel® Viiv™ technology-based PCs. Eros International is a London AIM-listed leading studio and distribution house within the Indian film industry known as "Bollywood."

While Ryan is at CES, the forums are still here

Subject: General Tech | January 12, 2007 - 04:59 PM |
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A member recently moved to the country, and was forced to use dial-up ...

Gothic 3 traumatizes reviewer

Subject: General Tech | January 12, 2007 - 01:44 PM |
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Gothic 3 sounded like an incredible game.  It was to be a lot like Oblivion, but with a world you could influence in a much larger way than in the Elder Scrolls.  It also seems to have driven one reviewer in grief counseling from the appearance of certain problems when trying to play, and the crushing disappointment of not being able to play.  Read the full article at Gamehelper to see what happened.

Source: Gamehelper

Going shopping for graphics company

Subject: General Tech | January 12, 2007 - 11:56 AM |
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The Inquirer has discovered the 3 main reasons that AMD bought ATI.  The reasons the AMD VP mentioned give credit to an earlier story, which mentions that AMD was looking at buying either nVidia or ATI in 2005.  The Core 2 Duo and significant price drops in processors have hurt AMD this year, lets hope that "Fusion" can wow people in 2008.

Source: The Inquirer

AMD Updates Fourth Quarter Outlook

Subject: General Tech | January 12, 2007 - 11:41 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Jan. 11, 2007 — AMD (NYSE:AMD) today
announced revenue, excluding ATI-related segments, for the fourth quarter ended
December 31, 2006
is expected to increase approximately three percent from the
$1.33 billion reported in the third quarter of 2006.

Source: AMD