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Microsoft admits Vista screwed - working on first Service Pack

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SOFTWARE FIRM Microsoft has put the first service pack for its new super soaraway Vista operating system, which has not even made it onto the consumer market, on the "fast track". That is to say, it is hurrying up to… Go To Full Article

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. debuts on January 24th

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While many readers and journalists started to put this game into the same category as Duke Nuk'em Forever, the Ukrainian game development team, GSC Gameworld, finally managed to polish the code and wrap up something which could be as big… Go To Full Article

Xbox 360 Motion Sensor Hack

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The Xbox 360 tilt controller is finished! I got rid of my breadboard mess, switched to mostly surface mount components and put everything onto a circuit board. It sure is easier to play games without wires hanging everywhere! Go To Full Article

Real-World Gaming CPU Comparison with 8800 GTX SLI

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AMD and Intel head-to-head. With NVIDIA's 8800 series GPU supplying a big jump in performance over the last generation of video cards, we revisit just what these CPUs do for you when you are gaming. Is one truly better? The… Go To Full Article

Creative Enables Hardware Accelerated 3D Audio in Vista

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Creative Labs has opened up the doors to its ALchemy Project to enable hardware acceleration for DirectSound and EAX audio algorithms in Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Vista. The Alchemy Project is currently in its beta stages and intends to work around… Go To Full Article

Plextor Set to Exit CD and DVD Drive Consumer Market

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Pressured with competition by Korean and Taiwanese makers of optical disk drives for over five years, Sninano Kenshi, which is best known for its electronic equipment division and printing equipment division’s Plextor brand-name, has reportedly decided to exit the market… Go To Full Article

Asus confirms AMD ATI Mobility Radeon X2300 imminent

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Asus has thoughtfully pre-announced AMD's next-generation mobile graphics chip, the ATI Mobility Radeon X2300, which the Taiwanese vendor today said it's planning to build into an upcoming Core 2 Duo-based notebook. The laptop, the A8Jr, promises a… Go To Full Article

AMD Finally Discloses Mobility Radeon X1900 Specs

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ATI, graphics products group of Advanced Micro Devices, has finally published specifications of the Mobility Radeon X1900, a chip which has been unveiled by such producers of high-end gaming systems as Alienware and Fujitsu-Siemens. Apparently, the chip is a special… Go To Full Article

The GeForce 8800 in SLI

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WHEN WE REVIEWED the GeForce 8800, I said we'd test the GPU in an SLI configuration "as soon as we can." I will admit that I've dabbled in CPUs a little too much, and our look at GeForce 8800 SLI… Go To Full Article

Cooler Master Stacker 830 NVIDIA Edition

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"With its roomy interior and excellent cooling capabilities, Cooler Master's Stacker 830 is one of the most popular, high-end enthusiast cases on the market. Revised to keep up with the increasing demands on power, cooling and now, thanks to the… Go To Full Article

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