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Introduction, Registration, BYOC waiting line, Shelby GT500 unveiling

More than 2,600 gamers (and counting) rushed the doors of the Gaylord Hotel and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas today to kick off North America's largest computing gaming event dubbed Quakecon 2009. More than 3,000 gamers are expected to fill the BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) section to capacity by the end of the three-day event. Check out all the action from Day 1 of Quakecon 2009.

Time for a road trip!

Subject: Shows and Expos | August 12, 2009 - 02:58 PM |
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As the more astute of you know, PC Perspective is going to be a part of Quakecon this year.  Judging case mod contests is just a part of it, as is figuring a way to rig the contest so that one of our members can drive home in the new Shelby GT.  There will also be a both with tons of t-shirts and prizes to be won.  Enough prizes that Ryan has had to resort to extreme measures to get them all there. 

QuakeCon 2009 Gets Supercharged with the Ventrilo Ultimate Power Up Sweepstakes

Subject: Shows and Expos | July 22, 2009 - 04:47 PM |
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MESQUITE, TX - July 22, 2009 - Ventrilo, the premier group voice communications program used in tournaments and multiplayer games, is ready to blow the doors off of QuakeCon 2009 with the sponsorship of its second annual "QuakeCon Ultimate Power Up" Sweepstakes. One extremely lucky attendee will rocket away from QuakeCon 2009 in a brand new supercharged 2010 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 Coupe, valued at approximately $52,000.

Source: QuakeCon

Show offs!

Subject: Shows and Expos | June 9, 2009 - 12:14 PM |
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The Tech Report have been posting Computex updates like mad and still are having a hard time keeping up due to the huge volume of information from this years expo.   Lynnfield processors and the P55 boards they will run on were showing next to nVIDIA's Tegra processor and Ion platform.  Various PSU makers were showing off their 80+ lineups, including this very impressive beast.  There were some interesting new tricks with notebooks and the motherboard makers were showing off too

There is a lot more to see there but don't tire your eyes out as Ryan has a newly minted article on his travels at Computex as well.

"We have even more Computex news and photo galleries from the latter part of the show. Join us for the latest official and unofficial news about Intel's next quad-core processors, Tegra and Ion systems from Nvidia, ultra- efficient power supplies from Seasonic and Enermax, next-gen netbook touchpads, AMD processor core unlocking from Gigabyte, and much more."

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E3 for the PC

Subject: Shows and Expos | June 8, 2009 - 12:14 PM |
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The four PC gaming stars of E3 in Futurelooks opinon are a pair of sequels and a pair of new games.  The sequels are to Modern Warfare and Bioshock, both games were very well received by fans of their respective genres, Bioshock more for the story and interesting use of Plasmids, CoD: Modern Warfare for its more realistic take on combat.  The two new games are very different, one covers the exploits of a famous Navy SEAL; the other is a designed as a multipl

Source: futurelooks

The main theme was what Microsoft no longer calls a netbook

Subject: Shows and Expos | June 5, 2009 - 12:29 PM |
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DigiTimes saw a lot of vendors as they toured Computex this year, but the main thing they noticed was the focus on portability.  Most of the first part of their look at this trade show is taken up
by mobility products along with some interesting entertainment devices from MSI.  The second part features the huge V10 cooler from CoolerMaster and even more mobility products.  The digital picture frame with built in scanner is

Source: Digitimes

Taipei is your tech target

Subject: Shows and Expos | June 4, 2009 - 12:29 PM |
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Ryan isn't the only one running back and forth between Nangang and the Taipei 101 tower, though he did post two new videos for you to check out.

Titillating Tessellation

Subject: Shows and Expos | June 3, 2009 - 12:16 PM |
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At first glance, more news about tessellation in games raises very little interest; we have been hearing that it is just around the corner for almost a decade now.  A second look reveals that not only are they right this time, but AMD has the fully DX11 compliant 40nm silicon to prove it.  Sure the current generation of GPUs from AMD can do tessellation in benchmarks, but no games support the technology.  With DX11 we will finally see the arrival of tessellation as well as some other interesting improvements.  You can find pict

Sing along with Jen-Hsun

Subject: Shows and Expos | June 2, 2009 - 12:49 PM |
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"C is for CUDA, that's good enough for thee!"

Source: The Inquirer

PC Marathon Season

Subject: Shows and Expos | June 1, 2009 - 12:20 PM |
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Computex has barely gotten underway for those who flew all the way to Beijing and E3 starts tomorrow in Los Angeles, making this a bad time to be a hardware or software reviewer, but a great time to be an enthusiast.  Ryan is on point at Computex, with frequent updates going up to the front page.  However as it is midnight there, it is worth taking a break from Computex to see what Ars Technica has in the way of a preview of E3.  EA and Activision ar

Source: Ars Technica