First pirated HD DVD movie hits the web

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The pirates of the world have fired another salvo in their ongoing war with copy protection schemes with the first release of the first full-resolution rip of an HD DVD movie on BitTorrent. The movie, Serenity, was made available as… Go To Full Article

Blizzard to release new Starcraft soon?

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"As a Starcraft player I can tell you that I hope it wouldn't go a decade - we launched Starcraft in '98 - I hope it wouldn't go a decade before we stand here and celebrate the next Starcraft together,"… Go To Full Article

DRM — It's Not Really About Piracy

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"Hollywood privately admits that DRM is not really about piracy. From the article: 'In a nutshell: DRM's sole purpose is to maximize revenues by minimizing your rights so that they can sell them back to you... Like all lies, there… Go To Full Article

PCI Express 2.0 Officially Revealed

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PCI-SIG, the special interest group responsible for PCI Express industry-standard I/O technology, said that the final version of 2.0 specification is available. The improved input/output technology provides higher bandwidth as well as some other features required by the upcoming generations… Go To Full Article

Thermaltake Armor Jr and Thermaltake Aquila Cases

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Thermaltake has produced two excellent system cases that should do very well in their price category. Today we would like to introduce them to you and discuss all the design and assembly details as well as figure out the preferences… Go To Full Article

Nvidia Boosts Production of DirectX 10 Graphics Chips

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Nvidia Corp., a leading developer of discrete graphics processors and core-logic sets, has reportedly placed “urgent” orders on production of its flagship GeForce 8-series lineup. The reasons behind the move are unclear, but the most likely explanation would be expectations… Go To Full Article

John Carmack Would Not Jump on DirectX 10

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John Carmack, the lead programmer of id Software and the man behind popular Doom and Quake titles, said he would not like to jump to DirectX 10 hardware, but would rather concentrate on his primary development platform – the Xbox… Go To Full Article

Ice Storm Fighters - New Multi-Core Game Benchmark by Futuremark

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Ice Storm Fighters is based on a multi-threaded game engine developed by Futuremark*, makers of the 3DMark* and PCMark* series of benchmarks. The Ice Storm Fighters game engine technology demo features Go To Full Article

Sony Blu-Ray Burner (BWU-100A) Tested

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Sony’s first internal Blue-ray drive (BWU-100A) features an IDE (ATA/ATAPI) interface and standard 5.25-inch form factor for installation inside a Windows-based PC. Be careful though, as the faceplate may be too large to fit inside your enclosure. The wholly-black drive… Go To Full Article

ASUS Striker Extreme – nForce 680i to the Max

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"Today is ASUS’s day in our labs. We have been sent the extremely feature packed ASUS Striker Extreme motherboard based on nVidia’s new nForce 680i chipset for our testing purposes – it falls into the “Republic of Gamers” series of… Go To Full Article

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