Recomended Game: Crysis 2

10 04 2011


Great game here is the Gamespot review.


AMD’s ATI All-in-Wonder HD gets reviewed

19 08 2008

Loyal All-in-Wonder users from years past have probably been watching the progression of AMD’s revised version of the card with extreme interest. After such an absence, however, we understand the need to be cautious before snapping this up for your upcoming HTPC. HotHardware recently received one of these units for testing, and while it was only deemed “entry level” in the gaming department, the multimedia performance was smiled upon. To quote, “the [card] did an excellent job presenting digital video content in a quality manner without creating excessive power consumption in order to do so.” As expected, the unit wasn’t recommend for everyone (read: non-TV buffs), but those who’d utilize the built-in ClearQAM support probably can’t go wrong for $199. Hit the read link for a whole gaggle of test results.

By Engadget

18 Wheels Of Steel: American Long Haul

10 02 2008



North America’s open roads await! You ain’t working for the Man any more! You’re the owner of your own trucking business and you call the shots. Build your empire one rig at a time to dominate the roadways and outbid the competition. Can you handle the pressure? Your American Dream starts behind the wheel of your own big rig. 37 Trucks and 45+ types of cargo in game.
Minimum :
CPU: 1.4 GHz Pentium 4 or equivalent
RAM: 256 MB (for Vista, 1 GB highly recommended)
Video Card: OpenGL 1.3 compatible 64 MB AGP with hardware T&L
Hard Disk: 540 MB free space
Operating System: Windows 2000/XP/Vista with DirectX 9 or higher installed

White PS3 now approved for Stateside use

22 01 2008


The FCC just approved the 40GB Ceramic White PS3 for US consumption. It’s apparently the same model announced for Japan back in October. Perfect for the living room laboratory if ever released this side of the Pacific.

December NPD: Everyone says that they won

20 01 2008


In a sense, I guess everyone does win in December. But the releases sent to us by Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft on December’s NPD data all seem to point to their victories over something, and mostly over each other.

Nintendo proudly proclaims that their Wii and DS ended up being the No. 2 and No. 1 best selling systems in the US for 2007. The DS won, moving 8.5 million units last year; almost half of those were sold in November and December. The Wii sold 6.3 million in 2007, and even with shortages, they still moved 2.3 million in the holiday season. Super Mario Galaxy managed to sell about the same amount (2.5 million) in the same time frame!

Microsoft shamelessly announces that they lead the industry in their release. They actually do when it comes to dollars spent in 2007, with $4.8 billion spent on Xbox 360 this year versus Wii’s $3.5m and PS3’s $2.2m. They did really well in December, selling 1.3 million consoles to bring up their install base to 9.2 million. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was their ass kicker, selling 1.5 million copies of the Xbox 360 version.

Sony continues their humble approach, and they don’t really claim victory over anything other than their old sales records. That’s probably out of necessity, but they still did pretty well in December. The last month of 2007 was the PS3’s biggest month since launch. They moved 798,000 units, which is a 60 percent increase from last year at the same time. The new PSP had a strong showing with 1.1 million units sold in December. which is up 87 percent from November. Sony’s biggest selling title was actually a PS2 game, Guitar Hero III, which sold 800,000 units.

Nintendo Wii still in the lead of console sales

19 01 2008


The Wii finished the year as the top-selling console, with nearly 6.3 million units sold domestically. That compares to 4.6 million units for the Xbox 360 and nearly 2.6 million units for the PS3 for the year, according to NPD data. Among handheld devices, the Nintendo DS fared even better, with 8.5 million in sales for the year compared to 3.8 million for the Sony PSP. For game software, sales totaled more than $8.6 billion in the U.S. for the year, up 34% from the previous year. The most popular games in November remained at the top of the list for December. The top-selling game of the month was “Call of Duty 4″ from Activision Inc., which moved nearly 1.5 million units. Activision also had the No. 3 title for the month with “Guitar Hero III” for the PlayStation 2, which moved 1.25 million units.

Dangerous rootkit collecting data on rise

14 01 2008


Security experts are warning about a stealthy Windows virus that steals login details for online bank accounts. In the last month, the malicious program has racked up about 5,000 victims – most of whom are in Europe. The malicious program is a type of virus known as a rootkit and it tries to overwrite part of a computer’s hard drive called the Master Boot Record (MBR). Once installed the virus, dubbed Mebroot by Symantec, usually downloads other malicious programs, such as keyloggers, to do the work of stealing confidential information. Most of these associated programs lie in wait on a machine until its owner logs in to the online banking systems of one of more than 900 financial institutions.

The Russian virus-writing group behind Mebroot is thought to have created the torpig family of viruses that are known to have been installed on more than 200,000 systems. This group specialises in stealing bank login information. Security firm iDefense said Mebroot was discovered in October but started to be used in a series of attacks in early December. Between 12 December and 7 January, iDefense detected more than 5,000 machines that had been infected with the program. As it installs through security holes in Microsoft Explorer, it’s just another reason to use Firefox or Opera…