CoolIT OMNI N590 cooler for GeForce GTX 590
CoolIT Systems released the OMNI N590, a liquid cooling solution for the GeForce GTX 590.
Average Gamer is 37 Years Old
The Entertainment Software Association states that the average gamer is 37yrs old. The group also says that gamers play games with their kids and make sure that they are being kept away from violent or sexually explicit content.
Those statistics are quite important to the ESA and the industry as a whole. Over the last several years, the gaming business has been targeted by critics and lawmakers who say that mature-rated titles, like the Grand Theft Auto franchise, among many others, are too easy for children to buy.
However, in April, the Federal Trade Commission released the results of an "undercover shopper survey" that found just 13 percent of underage teenagers were able to buy mature-rated games that are designated as only suitable for those 17 and older. When children attempted to buy R-rated DVDs, on the other hand, 38 percent of them were successful.
To add to that and further make its case that the majority of kids are being kept away from violent or sexually explicit games, the ESA revealed today that parents are involved in the purchase or rental of games in 91 percent of cases. In addition, 90 percent of parents said that they are aware of the content in the games their children are playing.
The Entertainment Software Rating Board, which assigns ratings to video games based on their content, was also highly touted by parents. The ESA said that 86 percent of parents are aware of game ratings, and out of that group, 98 percent believe they are accurate.
Even so, that hasn't stopped critics from taking aim at the industry and its ratings system. In September, James Steyer, the CEO and founder of Common Sense Media, an organization that touts legislating the gaming industry, pointed to his own firm's study that found 72 percent of parents would support a law that bans the sale of "ultraviolent or sexually violent" video games.
Tattoo your 152 Facebook Friends on your arm
Well, I got no words for it alright ... that's a hot tattoo artists though !
"Finishing my social tattoo with 152 pictures of my Facebook Friends!
Of course I gave it a lot of thought. These are not all my friends. Just the people I care most about. I got their permission and they were very proud to be on it. To me it represents who I am right now and the time we live in. And of course I love the looks of it.
The Tattoo is designed by Pretty Social and the tattoo artist is Tattoo Dex."
Update: apparantly this video was a fake viral video as 3news reports:
A YouTube video showing a Netherlands woman having 152 profile images of her Facebook friends tattooed on her arm has turned out to be a publicity stunt. The marketing stunt was apparently done on behalf of Pretty Social, a Dutch firm that sells Facebook-themed gifts. This week the tattoo artist, Dex Moelker, told Dutch-language Telegraaf that the tattoo was actually temporary and could wash off in two days. It took a few hours to apply and not the 30 as described in the video. Viewers were sceptical when commenting on the video
E3 - LotR: War in the North Official Trailer
E3 - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Trailer
Lead producer on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Craig Lafferty has told CVG that the Skyrim will have 70 different actors voicing all of the parts in the game, compared to just 14 for Oblivion. The variable quality of the voice acting and constantly repeated dialogue was one of the main bugbears for Oblivion players, who will be glad to hear that Skyrim
E3 - Assassin's Creed Revelations Trailer
AMD OverDrive 4.0.4 Download Available
AMD OverDrive gives you complete control of your system. Personalize your experience in real time with easy-to-use screens designed for novice to expert users. AMD OverDrive allows user to tune parameters to help system stability, optimize performance, and control cooling/acoustic characteristics
AMD released the latest revision of their popular OverDrive overclock and monitoring software. Release Notes : This version of AMD OverDrive
ECS Headquarters - behind the scenes of R&D
During our stay in Taiwan we had the unique opportunity to visit the ECS headquarters located in the Taipei Neihu Technology Park. We'll show awesome building photo's but then quickly move onwards towards the Research and Development department where the good stuff is designed from PCB CAD design stages, the BIOS team and actually research and development.
We have prepared some high-definition video footage as well, showing you SMT soldering, the cubicles, some test gear on the R&D floor like temperature probing and signal processing monitoring.
Check out the full article right here.
ASUS ROG MATRIX GTX 580 Graphics Card announced
Redesigned From the Ground Up for Incredible Performance
The ROG MATRIX GTX 580 series is clocked at 816MHz and features a massive 1.5GB of 4.8GHz GDDR5 memory. It comes preloaded with a variety of hardware-based tools, including TweakIt and ProbeIt for instant overclocking adjustment and measurement, plus a Safe Mode button for the instant restoration of stable settings at any time.
The ROG MATRIX GTX 580 Series has been created to deliver the ultimate in overclocking performance with its ground-up PCB redesign and exclusive 19-phase Super Alloy Power technology. This guarantees much greater overclocking headroom, with a 15% performance boost, 2.5 times longer lifespan and 35
E3 - Ubisoft announces Far Cry 3
Far Cry will go the rev 3 in 2012, Ubisoft announced it at E3. In the 3rd instalment there will be a new character introduced in what sounds like a similar storyline to the first game. Check out the embedded video above for an 8 minute walkthrough with Far Cry 3 producer Dan Hay.
When Far Cry was originally released back in 2003 it set a new benchmark for graphical quality on the PC, and scored high with critics and gamers alike. 2008?
PNY liquid cooled GTX 580 cards with Asetek cooling
PNY is working with Asetek on liquid cooled GeForce GTX 580 graphics cards. The regular model ships for $579.99, while a model with CPU cooling retails for $649.99.
PNY announced the debut of an innovative product line of Liquid Cooled Graphics Cards. PNY
Razer Star Wars: The Old Republic gaming peripherals
Razer teamed up with LucasArts to design a suite of MMO gaming peripherals with a Star Wars: The Old Republic theme. It includes a gaming keyboard, a mouse, a mousepad, and a 5.1 headset. The products will start shipping at the game's launch date.
NVIDIA PhysX 3.0 Announced
NVIDIA announced it has finalized PhysX 3.0
PysX is the world
E3 - Hitman: Absolution Trailer
E3 - Star Trek Trailer
Paramount Digital Entertainment has released, at E3, the trailer to the upcoming Star Trek game. The release, set to hit in the summer of 2012, is one of the first licensed properties to spin-off from J.J. Abram's rebooted Trek canon, as featured in the 2009 film. The game, coming to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, will feature an original story and "unprecedented" co-op experience, casting players as Kirk and Spock for the first time ever.
E3 - Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
Corsair recalls Force 3 120GB SSDs
Currently we are testing this very same model, but of you already had the opportunity to pick up a new Force 3 (Sata3) 120GB model SSD, then .. yeah you need ro RMA it, here's Corsair on that:
Over the past several days, we have analyzed issues associated with the stability of our recently released 120GB Force Series 3 SSD. Our review has identified that a significant percentage of these drive do not operate to specifications. The solution will require changes to both the SSD firmware and the hardware components of the SSD itself.
We have stopped shipments of the affected drive, Corsair part number CSSD-F120GB3-BK, effective immediately and have implemented the following remediation plan:
- ALL users should cease using the CSSD-F120GBG3-BK drive immediately, even if you have not experienced issues of stability.
- Users may then either RETURN the drive to Corsair, at Corsair's expense, to be exchanged with a replacement drive that does meet specifications OR
- Return the drive to their place of purchase.
Corsair is committed to product quality and we want to assure our customers that this remediation plan will be implemented at no cost to you.
To return your Force Series 3 120GB SSD to Corsair, contact Corsair to ARRANGE YOUR REPLACEMENT . Corsair will pay for shipping your drive back to Corsair and will replace your drive free of charge. Estimated turnaround time is ten business days.
NOTE: CSSD-F60GBG3-BK, CSSD-F240GBG3-BK, and Force GT are NOT affected by this issue.
AMD Reintroduces FX Brand at E3
Oh what a surprize ... and to not announce this at Computex ? How weird is that ? Also remember, the FX name is announced, the processor are NOT launched, anyhow:
AMD today reintroduced the FX brand for PC processors and platforms at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). FX-branded products will be geared toward enthusiast PCs and HD entertainment aficionados. AMD also announced new members for its