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Thursday Morning (21 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 14-June-2007  02:32:11 (GMT +10) - by Agg

TTGamer have an article about some options if you want to go retro gaming. Gaming may have been far more humble and simple back then than it is now, but that doesn't mean it can't hold some very vivid memories and feelings, particularly if you're going back to your childhood, which can be influenced by the most obscure of things.

TheTechLounge cover Apple's recent developer conference keynote speech by Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs covered four different topics during his keynote Ė Gaming, OS X 10.5 Leopard, the iPhone and Safari. Iíll discuss the various announcements and separate the compelling features from the shiny new fluff.

Speaking of which, Apple have released a public beta of their Safari browser for Windows, thanks IntelInside. The fastest web browser on any platform, Safari loads pages up to 2 times faster than Internet Explorer 7 and up to 1.6 times faster than Firefox 2. Unfortunately there seem to be some security concerns about it.

Bit-Tech consider the top 5 most moddable games in recent history. You know what I'm talking about - the games that have such a thriving community that it seems they will never die. Games whose developers provided us with the tools (or we made them ourselves) to upgrade, create and change the very premise. Games that evolve.

TweakGuides have their thoughts on tweaking Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2. You can grab the demo here (1GB!) and a patch to update it here.

From Steve: There's a voting competition on at O&O Software where, if you are subscribed to their newsletter, you can win a PS3 or an Ipod Nano. Would be worth mentioning that O&O defrag is a great defrag app and has Enterprise support as well.

People are welcoming Google's recent decision to retain user search data for less time. Franco Frattini, the EU justice and home affairs commissioner, welcomed a letter sent by Google to an independent EU data protection panel earlier this week in which the company said it would raise its data privacy standards for all users.

Nenad sent in this fairly bizarre video of President Bush being embraced by a crowd in Albania. The amusing thing is that his watch seems to vanish during the hand-shaking excitement. At the first seconds you see his watch on his left hand and after 5 to 10 seconds it's lost.

HWLogic toured ECS's China facilities to see how motherboards are made. Power may be a bit strong, but consider that ECS is the #3 motherboard maker in the world. Then consider they have expanded their product line to include enthusiast motherboards, notebooks, desktops, and even a full line of graphics cards, and you'll understand my enthusiasm when I look at their progression.

More Mac stuff, with EA saying they'll produce games for Mac now, thanks Matt EA co-founder Bing Gordon said the company would in July release Mac versions of Command & Conquer 3, Battlefiled 2142, Need For Speed: Carbon and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Madden NFL 2008 and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2008 would hit stores beginning in August, the same day they are released for Windows. And id Software, famed for creating the iconic Doom and Quake franchises, announced its new game engine would run on Macs, in addition to the PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.

Bjorn3D have an article about making a Bart PE disk. Have you ever been in a situation where you were trying to fix a friendís computer, or yours for that matter, and the PC had so much spyware that it locked up and prevented you from running any tools? Or maybe youíve had a situation where you couldn't even boot into Windows because Windows was corrupt or missing a file.

If you have an ATI Radeon HD 2000 series video card, you can check out these demos from AMD that show it off. This fast paced, action packed demo exploits the power of the ATI Radeon HD 2900XT to create a rich and expansive landscape of snow, rock, and ice. From the procedural snow accumulation on the harsh terrain to the wrinkles on Ruby's brow and the physics that drive each strand of fur on Ruby's fur collar, the ATI Radeon HD 2900XT can handle it all.



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