Been waiting for the GeForce 8800 to be released? Well, the time is now and TigerDirect is ready to show off the new technology.
“We set out to build the ultimate platform for PC gaming and high- definition video,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO at NVIDIA. “There is no better way to experience Windows Vista, DirectX 10, HD-DVD, and Blu-ray than with a PC powered by GeForce 8800 and nForce 680i SLI. Our announcement today is the culmination of four years of research and development and represents the biggest technological leap we have ever made. Gamers are going to be blown away.”
The GeForce 8800 GPUs are the world’s first to support Microsoft(R) DirectX(R) 10, the next-generation programming interface that will be introduced with the upcoming Microsoft Vista(TM) operating system.
Yes you read correctly folks, Mortal Kombat: Armaggedon has an extra game that is like Mario Kart on crack. It’s one of my favorite features of the game, it allows kids to play without a “lot” of gore. There is still some gore in this mini-game but it is done in a humorous way… someone splats into a wall you see 2 seconds of blood and a big “Fatality” comes up in red letters.
The rest of the game is MK at it’s finest, of course it will still upset the anti-violence crowd but that is a given… The Mortal Kombat series started the anti-violence groups! The game itself though is rock solid. Online play for the bawl drinking multi-players and great single player experience in “Konquest” adventure mode for you Single passionate gamers. Let’s not forget create a fighter which lets you take a fighter and design it from the ground up. You unlock more options as you play Konquest mode by either finding new objects or getting enough MK cash to buy new stuff. I made a hot ninja chick because I’d rather spend all day looking at a hot girl than looking at some scary guy!
People who play games aren’t really “gamers” until they meet the following requirements,
1). You must know every stat of your PC, console, or handheld playing device.
2). You must rutinely play multiplayer games in hopes of being one of the best
3). You must use “Voice over IP” programs when playing multiplayer
4). You must know all the modern taunts like calling people “N00Bs” after a headshot
5). You must know the best players in the game, so you can challenge them, even if you lose you learn!
This is a review of the Samsung SyncMaster 205BW 20″ Widescreen LCD Monitor. I recently had about 20 of these monitors purchased for my offices, and thought I would write a review. Keep in mind my ‘offices’ are out here in Fallujah, Iraq and the conditions are far from favorable. I haven’t had much time playing with them, but have had ample time setting them up, installing, and adjusting them.
While my purchase was work related, this is an awesome monitor for anyone looking to upgrade to a larger monitor, adding a second monitor or creating a multiple monitor setup. Especially for only $239.00 (w/ rebates) right now at TigerDirect, you can’t go wrong!
The code for Windows Vista has finally been released to manufacturing, Jim Allchin, co-president of Microsoft’s platforms and services division, announced in a media teleconference on Nov. 8.
The team had signed off on the final code at around 10 a.m. PST on Nov. 8, Allchin said, adding that
“this is an incredible, happy day; it’s exciting for us. Vista is rock solid and we are ready to ship. This is a significant milestone for Microsoft and our partners.”
“The RTM [release to manufacturing] signifies the next phase for Windows Vista. Our development work is done and now the progress begins for the PC and device manufacturers and software developers to finalize the work on their products and applications,” he said.
Well maybe you should be! DirectX10 is supposed to create a faster, more lifelike gaming experience and from the games I’ve seen you’ve got to fall in love with DX10 and the loving moments it will bring! Like mass slaughtering monsters in HELLGATE London or flying the friendly skies in Microsoft’s Flight Simulator X. I’ve played Simulator X on a DirectX 9 platform and the game looks stunning… On a DirectX 10 platform I will likely soil myself and the person sitting directly next to me!
The only bad thing is DirectX 10 is only available to Vista owners… Needless to say I’m not surprised, companies have been using the â€œupgrade/buy new for the latest enhancementsâ€, I’ve written about it before but will keep doing so because I find it upsetting that Sony’s PS3 will cost my whole leg when it could have merely cost me a foot… By this I mean Blu-Ray, promoting this new technology is a HUGE gamble for Sony, hell they could lose out on it in the end if dedicated PlayStation owners seek cheaper more available platforms. I for one won’t pay $600 for a PS3, the editor (I wonder if it’s the former editor now :p) of the OFFICIAL PlayStation magazine; Dana Jongewaard said she isn’t buying a PS3 either so you KNOW it’s a mistake…
Yesterday Nvidia unveiled its best graphics processor yet. Packing more than double the processing power of its previous processors, games and non-graphics programmers are going to see huge improvements. The GeForce 8800 series boasts over 600 million â€“ thatâ€™s right â€“ 600 million transistors. Doubling the amount of transistors of its previous high-end graphics processor. But this GPU is not just for your PC games.
This past Tuesday – Google goofed! Googleâ€™s video blog team mistakenly emailed the W32.Kasper.A@mm (the Kama Sutra Worm) to about 50,000 members of its e-mail discussion list focused on Google’s Video Blog.