Subject: General Tech | November 24, 2006 - 12:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Strategy Informer has noticed an Activision site that implies a beta test is coming up for Quake Wars. Drop back to their blog on Monday and see if they have figured out any more details.
"Activision has launched a new website which appears to be dedicated to an upcoming Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
beta test. The site is currently closed but they do have a message up telling you to come back on Monday the 27th
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Subject: General Tech | November 23, 2006 - 09:06 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It's time to vote for your favourite vapourware at Wired News. From Duke Nukem Whenever to quick recharge batteries. If it did not ship to the public it's vapourware, but if it did ship, no matter how much it sucked, it doesn't count.
Subject: General Tech | November 22, 2006 - 09:25 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The hype surrounding Gears of War seems a little less than that which surrounded Daikatana and hints of a new Duke Nukem release, but not by much. At least it made it to stores, which means Ars Technica has a chance to review it.
Subject: General Tech | November 22, 2006 - 09:08 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There is a new login and password vulnerability in both Firefox 2 and IE7. Not quite a phishing attack, nor a full web page spoof, it can nonetheless capture entered user data. Read more at this story on CNET.
Don't feel too singled out though, as there is also a 0-day exploit for Mac OS X floating out there too!
Subject: General Tech | November 21, 2006 - 02:06 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Microsoft has been making mice for a while, but they do not tend to aim for gamers. This changes with Habu, a mouse designed by both Microsoft and Razer. As you might expect, 2000DPI and on the fly sensitivity change is included, but the LEDs are a nice touch. You can read more about this collaboration at I4U.
Subject: General Tech | November 21, 2006 - 11:24 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AUSTIN, Texas — Nov. 21, 2006 — Bigfoot
Networks, Inc., a research and development company announced the first Flexible
Network Architecture (FNA.TM) application for the Killer™ Network
Interface Card (NIC) to help make online gaming safer and more secure.
Subject: General Tech | November 21, 2006 - 10:38 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, CAâ€”NOVEMBER 21, 2006â€”NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced a revolutionary new shopping experience for gamersâ€”the NVIDIAÂ® SLI™ Marketplace. Located at www.slizone.com/marketplace, the NVIDIA SLI Marketplace will allow consumers in the United States to:
Subject: General Tech | November 21, 2006 - 09:08 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Ars Technica expands on AMD's Fusion, the united GPU/CPU we hope to see sometime before 2010. They also look at companies that have tried this in the past, as well as a quick look at what Intel may do to unite the 2 processors.
Subject: General Tech | November 21, 2006 - 08:45 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SUNNYVALE, CALIF.-NOV. 21, 2006-AMD (NYSE: AMD) today congratulates Nintendo on the successful launch of the revolutionary Wii(tm) video gaming console. The AMD "Hollywood" graphics processor resulted in Nintendo delivering a brand new level of immersive gameplay and interaction for consumers in North America.
Subject: General Tech | November 20, 2006 - 09:19 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Wii's controller has killed for the first time, in this case a 60" TV. If you are playing an active Wii game, you should keep that in mind, before it kills again.
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