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Friday Morning (17 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 31-October-2008  04:40:16 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Apparently two Australians are part of the MSI Master Overclocking Arena 2008, coming up in November. More info here and a video here.

South Australia's Attorney General Michael Atkinson has apparently refused to allow a report on introducing an R18+ games rating in Australia to go public. More info here. While we don't like pointing fingers, it seems that the only thing standing between Australia and an adult rating for video games is the South Australian Attorney-General, Michael Atkinson - who has made the decision to effectively halt any progress on the topic for the foreseeable future.

Music by The Beatles will be available for the first time in digital format (I'm assuming CD's don't count?) as part of MTV Rock Band, thanks slipkord. The importance of this event vastly transcends gaming. This is the first time that the Beatles music has been licensed for release in a digital format; the songs have never before been officially licensed for release oniline, even through popular services such as iTunes.

"Meant To Be Seen" is a site dedicated to stereoscopic 3D gaming, and they're running a survey with prizes. 3d gaming and home/cinema 3d entertainment is currently undergoing a rebirth with new products announced from Nvidia, ATI and many other monitor and large screen TV manufacturers and 3D driver suppliers. On a related note, XbitLabs reviewed a stereoscopic monitor.

Gazdinf, who says he enjoys reading OCAU from Hungary, sent in this article about catching earthquake details using ordinary laptop computers. Inside your laptop is a small accelerometer chip, there to protect the delicate moving parts of your hard disk from sudden jolts. It turns out that the same chip is a pretty good earthquake sensor, too.

Here's a timewaster: a sheep reflex tester.



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