Day 2/3 summaries, Fatal1ty presentation, Exhibit hall events, AMD overclocking
The final day of Quakecon was a sight to behold as gamers played throughout the night and got their fill of headshots, monster frags, tons of swag, and some even made a few new friends along the way. The first event on the main stage was our PC Perspective Hardware Workshop where Ryan and most of our staff held a overclocking exhibition with AMD, DirectX 11 preview, Quakecon 2009 case mod contest finalists, and NVIDIA's 3D Vision demonstration.
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.
Subject: Shows and Expos | August 12, 2009 - 02:58 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Shows and Expos | July 22, 2009 - 04:47 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Shows and Expos | June 9, 2009 - 12:14 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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."
Here are some more Shows and Expos articles from around the web:
SHOWS AND EXPOS
- Nvidia pulls one over on AMD at the Microsoft booth @ The Inquirer
- Computex 2009 Day 2 @ Ninjalane
- Computex 2009 Day 3 @ Ninjalane
- Computex 2009 Day 4 @ Ninjalane
- Computex 2009: Show Girls @ techPowerUp
- Best of E3 2009 @ Digital Trends
- E3 Expo 2009: The Great Video Game Accessory Round Up @ Futurelooks
- E3 Expo 2009: Cool New Games for the Nintendo Wii @ Futurelooks
- E3 2009: Who won? Who lost? Who wins a golden Ars?
Subject: Shows and Expos | June 8, 2009 - 12:14 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Shows and Expos | June 5, 2009 - 12:29 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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
Subject: Shows and Expos | June 3, 2009 - 12:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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