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Friday Afternoon (0 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 19-December-2008  15:23:19 (GMT +10) - by Agg

So, someone out there reckons they were discriminated against in a job interview because they play World of Warcraft. He replied that employers specifically instruct him not to send them World of Warcraft players. He said there is a belief that WoW players cannot give 100% because their focus is elsewhere, their sleeping patterns are often not great, etc.

Speaking of which, Quan-Time sent word that the Video Game Awards were held recently. More photos here.

Bit-Tech have a some mod worklogs posted: Eco-Intel and Chiaroscuro.

Bjorn3D consider GTX-280 SLI vs 4870 1GB Crossfire performance in Left4Dead. Left 4 Dead, a revival of the FPS Horror Genre, was released on November 18th 2008, published by Valve and much to our surprise, was a DX9 game.

Phoronix meanwhile checked out Intel Atom performance on Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSuSE and Mandriva. Back in September we looked at the Intel Atom performance on a few Linux distributions using the ASUS Eee PC 901, but now with new stable releases of some of the most popular distributions out in the wild, we've decided to re-conduct these tests.

A silent Atom is of interest to SilentPCReview, who reviewed the mCubed HFX Micro Business S13. Intel's embedded Atom 330 mini-ITX board finds a silent home in mCubed's HFX Micro Business S13, a tiny, stylish system integrating fanless cooling of all its components.

InsideHW looked at the Intel Core i7 920, Core i7 965 EE processors and Intel DX58SO motherboard. Long awaited Nehalem architecture got its official name: Core i7. We have tested two CPUs based on this architecture along with one motherboard based on X58 chipset also signed by Intel.

LegitReviews looked at Cryostasis, which can be used for physics benchmarking. Cryostasis is the first PC game to use the graphics card to calculate fluid simulation using smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) and the game is loaded with tons of other physics that will blow you away.

From captainpotato: A bit of news close to my heart - Splash Damage, creators of "Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory" and "Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars" is celebrating the festive season with a tapirthon. For the first thirty websites that mention the occasion, Splash Damage will donate UKP 50 to the Baird's Tapir Project of Costa Rica, so up to UKP 1500. For more about it (including evidence as to why they write games and not poetry), go here.

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