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 Monday, 7-April-2008  20:25:50 (GMT +10) - by Rezin

Tech ARP look at whether there were any performance improvements in the Crysis 1.2 patch. After all, the Crysis 1.2 patch is over 361MB in size. Tack on the Crysis 1.21 hotfix, that's a massive download of 398MB. Is the new patch worth the download?

From Junglist, one of the presenters on ABC's Good Game: Just letting you know that tonight's Good Game will contain reviews of Sins of a Solar Empire, Professor Layton and the Curious Village, and Gran Turismo 5: Prologue, as well as the story of a man who fought cancer with the help of gaming. Good Game airs Monday nights on ABC2 at 9 p.m., and late Friday nights after triple j tv on ABC1.

Sony BMG have apparently been caught using pirated software at their French office, thanks ipAlien. French company PointDev, which makes applications for Microsoft Windows, claims to have discovered pirated versions of its software installed on Sony BMG computers and is suing the label for 300,000 ($514,910). Discussion in the forums here.

AusGamers have posted an how-to article on using Internode's USENet service. The first in a series of articles about how to get the most out of your broadband ISP: learn how to take advantage of Internode's USENET server using free, open source software.

Techware Labs have posted a beginners guide to Linux. Today, we take a look at Linux and show you step by step how to try it out and see what the hype is about! We take you from selecting the distrobution to installation and configuration all in a step by step process that is easy to follow.

A new study of 292 online gamers has found that computer games make players less violent, and that people who play computer games obsessively display similar characteristics to those suffering from Asperger syndrome. "There were actually higher levels of relaxation before and after playing the game as opposed to experiencing anger, but this very much depended on personality type," said team leader Jane Barnett from Middlesex University. Thanks Murray.

Users of Google's Gmail may find this article from Ars Technica interesting. Over the past month, major anti-spam vendors have had to apply scrutiny to Gmail in a way they haven't had to before, and the result is reduced delivery performance and sometimes outright blocking of Gmail. Some messaging hosts are being instructed to reject SMTP connections from Google.

The Phoronix Test Suite has been updated to version 0.2 and includes a number of improvements, new benchmarking profiles, and other changes. The Phoronix Test Suite is the most comprehensive testing and benchmarking platform available for Linux and is designed to carry out qualitative and quantitative benchmarks in a clean, reproducible, and easy-to-use manner.



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