The wait is almost over for your Xbox Grand Theft Auto fans. In a little over a month, GTA: San Andreas will be released on the Xbox in North America (June 7) and Europe (June 10). For those who waited for the Xbox release, expect some nice improvements. For starters, the game will support 480p progressive scan along with 16:9 widescreen (yes!). The other interesting addition is a 30-second instant replay feature. While cool, I don’t see many people using this more than a few times before writing it off as novelty. Also look for higher resolution textures, farther draw distance, and customizable soundtracks. For you PC gamers, you can expect the PC version of GTA:SA to drop on June 7 as well.
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That’s right, y’all. The 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo is right around the corner, and this one is going to be huge. The Xbox 360 will be there in full effect, and we will be there when Microsoft presents the console to the press. Nintendo will finally let the Revolution out of the bag, unless they choose to not show it for fear that competitors will steal their ideas. They will also be bringing Link and Zelda to the party. Last, but not least, Sony is set to show their PlayStation 3, powered by the almighty Cell processor. These are the obvious E3 attractions, but there will be many more things happening during those three days. We want to know what you guys want to see us cover while we are down at the big show. Game developers will be there in full force. Anything you are interested in seeing us cover? Let us know, and we will do our best to oblige.
That’s right, y’all. The 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo is right around the corner, and this one is going to be huge. The Xbox 360 will be there in full effect, and we will be there when Microsoft presents the console to the press. Nintendo will finally let the Revolution out of the bag, unless they choose to not show it for fear that competitors will steal their ideas. They will also be bringing Link and Zelda to the party. Last, but not least, Sony is set to show their PlayStation 3, powered by the almighty Cell processor. These are the obvious E3 attractions, but there will be many more things happening during those three days. We want to know what you guys want to see us cover while we are down at the big show. Game developers will be there in full force. Anything you are interested in seeing us cover? Let us know, and we will do our best to oblige. Keep an eye on PlayFeed to get all the up to date gaming news leading to the big event.
With the countdown to E3 at 2 weeks, more and more news will continue to come out regarding the event. The most recent news is Eidos has announced their slim 4 game main event line-up. The games being displayed will be Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend, Hitman: Blood Money, 25 to Life and Commandos Strike Force. Personally, I’m mainly looking forward to Hitman, with the others being secondary. The Hitman series has always been an entertaining one, with just the right amount of difficulty. The most recent Tomb Raider game was a disappointment, and the series can only go so far based off of Lara Croft’s figure. The game that will be interesting to see is 25 to Life. This was on display at E3 last year and it attracted a lot of attention. The game is mainly for online play for up to 16 players to attack and defend. The basic premise is you can either be a thug/gangsta/bad ass, or you could be every bad guys nightmare, a cop. It’s a modern day cops and robbers game which seems pretty interesting.
“E3 2005 marks the unveiling of the latest installments of three of the industry’s most successful franchises in addition to a first glimpse of two of the most iconic characters, Lara Croft and Agent 47,” said Paul Baldwin, Vice President of Marketing, Eidos. “The Tomb Raider, Hitman and Commandos franchises make highly anticipated returns featuring new engines and dramatically enhanced gameplay features. Additionally, Eidos will be presenting 25 To Life the first to market urban shooter featuring timeless Cops and Robbers gameplay.”
The iRiver H10 20GB seems to now be available for purchase via eCost.com. The product page is for the “Trance” red version of the MP3 player and is listed at $289.99. With a color screen, a company many have come to love and the ability to play WMA files, could this be the true contender to Apple’s coveted iPod? Hey, it’s cheaper than Apple’s 20 GB digital audio player, and it will hold your photos.
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Averatec has announced their new notebook computer lineup – the 1000 series feather lightweight notebooks. Designed for people on the go, these notebooks are one inch-thin and come with a 10.6-inch WXGA widescreen LCD. These nice little notebooks come powered by your choice of either an Intel Centrino 733 or an Intel Celeron M 373 processor, 512 MB DDR, and come with built in 802.11b/g connectivity. DVD+CD-RW combo drives and integrated 4-in-1 media readers which support SD, MC, MMC and MS Pro formats are also standard flair here. The 1000 series is available in a variety of colors to match the rest of your gear. Check out the full press release over at Mobile Tech Review.
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Seems as though everything having to do with technology is getting smaller and better. Now the same holds true for speakers. While you can’t expect to get extreme home theater quality sound from these speakers, they are extremely thin and can be placed anywhere. I can only imagine what crazy setups can come from people using these type of speakers in their homes when they become available. The speakers do not have a sub woofer, no tweeter, and no crossover. Instead, it utilizes a tiny magnet, a voice coil and a paper thin panel.
I think it is safe to say that we all love broadband Internet access. As connection speeds for home users continue to be upgraded, one question comes to mind, “Do we really need and have a use for all this speed?” Although any one’s initial answer may be, “Yes, give me more!” this is hardly the case – at least at this point in time. Sure it’s great to have a 20Mbps connection, but without websites providing content worthy of such speeds, what’s the point? No matter how fast your download speed, you will never be able to bring in the content faster than the server can serve it. Spencer Kelly of BBC News takes a look at this topic at an even greater depth – check it out.
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The story behind this paper camera is an interesting one dating back to the seventies. This site gives a brief synopsis of said history, and provides downloadable PDF templates which can be used to build your very own Dirkon camera out of paper.
The name Dirkon is a play on words based on the combination of the parts of two words: Dirk- is the beginning of the Czech word dírka – pinhole, and -kon is the end of the name of a well-known Japanese camera which needs no introduction.
For all you new-schoolers - sorry, no LCD viewfinder here.
No, Microsoft didn’t up their development cycle overnight in order to compete with Tiger. This copy of Windows Longhorn is actually available for purchase in Iran, including nice packaging and a CD Key. While they are pirated beta versions of the operating system, Microsoft really can’t do much about Iranian copyright law (or the lack thereof). Typically, this kind of software can be purchased there for prices ranging from $1 to $20 USD. Here in the states, we continue to wait.
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