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 Thursday, 6-September-2007  01:20:07 (GMT +10) - by aftahours

OCModShop has a complete BioShock Walkthrough posted up on their site. This "genetically enhanced" first-person shooter lets you do things never before possible in the genre: turn everything into a weapon, biologically mod your body with plasmids, hack devices and systems, upgrade your weapons and craft new ammo variants, and experiment with different battle techniques in an incredibly unique underwater city. The game focuses on a secret underwater city named Rapture, created by a rich philanthropist by the name of Andrew Ryan. Andrew has the goal of creating a utopian society where the great and powerful would not be constrained by the poor, and where the world's elite could live without being bound by morality, government, or religion.

More on Bioshock, Legion Hardware have been busy over the past week, testing five ATI and five nVidia cards on both AMD and Intel platforms, and see how well the test systems handle the game.

Just remember, the demo of Bioshock is available locally through Ausgamers, iiNet, Internode, and GameArena.

ASELabs has a new article posted, showing us Open Source alternatives, emphasising that there are a lot of free alternatives out there. When you finally take the plunge into alternatives to closed and proprietary software, you may find yourself wondering where you should go first and what programs do I use for certain things. It is true that when people think of an office suite, they think of Microsoft Office. The real question is, how many people actually paid for that piece of software? Many people and companies I know just install the software without thinking of the cost and basically perform copyright infringement. This can cost lots of money in the end, but why do this in the first place? There are good free and open source alternatives to use for nearly every program.

A handy guide has been posted up by the TechwareLabs guys, a guide on building your own custom computer, and how they think it is better than buying pre-build options from companies like HP, Dell and Gateway.

Apparently the Xbox360 Live Service disallows any use of the word linux or unix in their screennames, saying that their motto contains inappropriate language. Thanks for sending in that Nick!

Microsoft have updated their site containing an opening video and mini-site for their new VOIP software, thanks for emailing that in Supreme_101.

And yes, Dan has more letters...In this edition: 8800 GTX versus PC-S80, heat-related crashes, keyboard surgery, and the sad plight of the Socket 478 underclass.

Last week, AMD briefed members of the press regarding Silicon Optix’s HD HQV benchmark. AMD alleged its competitor, NVIDIA, cheated in the benchmark’s noise reduction section. The noise reduction test accounted for 25% of the overall score in HD HQV. Full article, here on DailyTech.

Phoronix have been playing with the new ATI Linux drivers with multiple cards, and have found huge performance gains, allowing them to run games like Quake 4 and Doom 3 at playable frame-rates, something that the previous drivers did not allow.

There are a large number of fan based laptop coolers out there, but the market for passive laptop coolers seem to be a little more...quiet. Two entrants enter the ring here today for a passive laptop cooling duel to the death. In one corner we have Lapworks and in the other corner Thermaltake. Futurelooks has the full shoot out posted here.

Here is a handy guide on how to write your resume, entitled: 10 Ways Your Resume Irks Hiring Managers.

Believe it or not, Chicago policeman Thaddeus Martyka isn't the first cop to chase down a crook with the help of a Segway, but nevertheless, the two-wheeled wonder is to thank for yet another arrest. Full article here on Engadget.

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