Apple has updated the specs on their iMac G5 line, incorporating an 8x dual layer SuperDrive into their top model, which now tips the scales at 2.0 GHz. Expect Bluetooth 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet, Airport Extreme, and a minimum of 512MB of RAM which equates to less beachball fun. The graphics chip has been bumped up a bit, to the ATi 9600 with 128 MB DDR SDRAM. Also, they threw in Tiger and iLife for good measure. Not too shabby.
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Tiger has been out in the wild for about four days now, which is just enough time for Apple die hards to have dug into the OS to try out every new feature. If you are left with nothing else to do, Apple has your hook up. They have released a series of download pages where you can grab new Dashboard widgets, Spotlight plugins, and Automator actions. If that’s not enough, you can also check out the QuickTime 7 movie download page, which features content in high definition, taking advantage of that H.264 codec.
This week’s DVD release list is definitely a treasure hunt. Leading the list is National Treasure staring Nicolas Cage in an action/adventure film that will sure to keep you glued on the screen waiting to see what happens next. This week is a treat for all of you Star Trek fans with the release of the complete first season of Star Trek Enterprise. Check out the rest of the TV series on DVD and of course the movies.
National Treasure ~ Nicolas Cage
The Phantom of the Opera ~ Joel Schumacher
With Six You Get Eggroll ~ Doris Day
Gilmore Girls - The Complete Third Season ~ Lauren Graham
Dawson’s Creek - The Complete Fifth Season ~ James Van Der Beek
I Love Lucy - The Complete Fourth Season ~ Lucille Ball
Star Trek Enterprise - The Complete First Season ~ Scott Bakula
Everybody Loves Raymond - The Complete Third Season ~ Ray Romano
Like we have said, E3 news will be coming out more and more. Well, Sony has announced several new titles for their systems and apparently it’s only a fraction of what they will be showing. We actually told you about a couple of these games almost a year ago. There are 3 new titles for the PS2 which are Shadow of the Colossus (formerly Wanda and the Colossus), Genji: Dawn of the Samurai and Neopets: The Darkest Faerie. There are also a few PSP titles see: MediEvil Resurrection, The Con and Neopets: Petpet Adventures—The Wand of Wishing.
“As we enter the holiday season for 2005, we are committed to offer a wide variety of content for both PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable that is both broad-appealing and cutting edge for the casual to most savvy gamer,” said Sharon Shapiro, senior director, promotions and sports marketing, SCEA. “At E3 this year, we will preview more than a dozen software titles that are published by Sony Computer Entertainment America and will be available before the year’s end.”
Gamers in the United Kingdom can look forward to May 13th being the day that they were the first to receive a new console color. In just 11 days, Sony will be releasing a silver slimline PlayStation 2 which is exclusive to the UK - at least for now. This should nicely boost sales of what is already the highest selling home console on the market. It will sell for 115 Euros.
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Apparently those across the Atlantic get a new color in their slimline PS2 console choices, because that’s how they roll. This one will not only be shiny like bling, but will also come with a DVD remote control. This one will go for 115 Euros, which is about what you would pay for a standard PS2 in the US. Now, can I ask why Sony took so long to bring this to the market? I mean, they are about to show off the PS3. Ah well, don’t over think it. The silver PS2 drops on May 13 - just 11 days from now.
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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.
Read More | GTA:SA Product Page - Xbox
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.”
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