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Machinimas: A Blending of Film, Gaming Culture, and Sheer Creativity

halo.jpgThere’s a phenomenon sweeping the web. While it’s not new, it’s only now starting to garner real attention. Machinimas, or movies created using in-game footage from today’s graphically advanced gaming platforms and Web 2.0 social games (like Second Life) are gaining popularity amongst the general public. Machinimas have been around in one form or another since the time of the original Quake videogame from ID Software Studios. But these largely consumer-made mini-cinemas are now starting to show up in the main stream. Remember the Toyota Tacoma/Worlds of Warcraft commercial? That wasn’t a mash up; it was a Machinima.

PNY XLR8 GeForce 8800 GT Video Card: Mean Graphics, Lean Price

card-itself.jpgSo last year, we witnessed what many described as a “Dramatic Leap Forward”, concerning affordable high-end graphics. This was brought about with the introduction of the GeForce 8800 GT cards – mean graphics at a lean price. Of course this led to a shortage of these cards, leaving an angry mob stuck with their rainy day money. It was no different for the PNY XLR8 GeForce 8800 GT 512MB PCIe 2.0 card went on sale. And why not? It gives up only a slight performance advantage to super high-end 8800 GTX and 8800 Ultra cards, but what you get for the price is nothing short of a killer product. Fortunately, stocks are backed up, including here at Tiger, so the have-nots are no longer out of the loop.

How to Properly Setup a Wireless Network

n100-2078-main-wifi.jpgHey guys! I’m back again with some tips for you on how to keep your systems / Networks safe when you buy a wireless router. I recently had to set up my friend’s Netgear WNR834B Wireless Draft N Router (GREAT Product by the way), and it made me think.

D-Link DNS-323 Network Attached Storage Device and Me

Wil here again, with a cool networking product I want to recommend. We all know one can never have too much storage space for their data – and now that I have a 13 Mbps Internet connection, my storage is running out FAST and I don’t have the time nor patience to backup my data on DVDs. So the other day I got myself a D-Link DNS-323 NAS Device. NAS stands for Network Attached Storage if you like to type a lot.

XFX SLI Barebone: Dual Graphics, Dual Memory, Dual Core

There is always someone trumpeting their product as designed specifically for gaming, but do those offers really address the heart of a game-oriented, pro-style PC? Mostly, no-they do not. We got sick of this, and decided to put together a true-blue gaming platform build. Where does one start when assembling a DIY kit of such proportions? Three letters: SLI.