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Monday News (28 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 10-October-2005  11:51:50 (GMT +10) - by Mred32

We have the CPU and the GPU, but do we really need a PPU? The Physics Processing Unit is a separate processor specifically for games which will handle all the physics and interaction in 3D games. You can read a bit more about it here and also read an interview with one of the creators of the idea.

eCoustics have a short Q&A all about Home Theatre Systems. Some common facts and fallacies about home theater, stereo and video. While you're there, they have an article about placing your surround speakers.

Asus have nearly completed their dual-7800 GT card featuring not one but two 7800GT cores. PC Perspective have some photos of the card in pre-production, but not a lot of info about it yet. Nice!

The Tech Zone have posted the story of The First Internet Worm. "Morris was a 23-year-old graduate student at Cornell University in 1988 when he wrote the first Internet worm in 99 lines of C code."

On the Doom front, the Doom movie is set for release on the 21st of October. They have an official site now. This could be good if its well executed. Sadly though, many of these type of spin offs aren't. On the Quake front, Whispy tells us that Quake 4 is almost ready to ship. Check out www.quake4game.com for all the info and screenshots.

Microsoft last week held their launch for the Xbox 360 in Amsterdam. Bit-Tech have a collection of photos and screenshots and other info from the event.

The folks at T-Break had a chat to David "Tabasco" Nalasco from ATI during their R520 launch in Ibiza and discussed the past, present and future of CrossFire. Have a read of it here.

MP3 players come in all shapes and sizes, configurations and prices. I don't have an MP3 player but I might have to think about it now that these are available. Actually, I think I'll give it a miss. They're ugly with all those diamonds on them and its at least $10,000 over priced.

Nick sent this one in to us. Its a month old but a story about a "chaos cloud". Astronomers have detected a mysterious mass they've dubbed a "chaos cloud" that dissolves everything in its path, including comets, asteroids, planets and entire stars. Very interesting stuff, except for the part which says its heading right for us, and will get here in 2014. I guess I should go cash in my super then?

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