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Tuesday Afternoon (19 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 17-November-2009  13:39:27 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Michael Atkinson has sent a 6-page reply to someone concerned about the lack of R18+ classification for games in Australia, thanks Vanguard. There's a summary here on Reddit, or you can find links to the letter itself here. I think you will find this issue has little traction with my constituents who are more concerned with real-life issues than home entertainment in imaginary worlds.

On a related note, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 came out recently, and apart from amusing pictures and annoyance about the lack of dedicated servers, it has also angered Russia enough to ban and recall all copies of the game. As everybody knows by now, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 includes an incredibly controversial level set in a Russian airport that has generated much discussion. The level has proven to be so inflammatory that the real-life Russia has acted, recalling all copies of the game from stores and effectively banning the title.

GoN meanwhile have a review of Shattered Horizon, the 3d spacesuit shooter. Interestingly this is the first actual game from FutureMark, more famous for their benchmarks. Now, calling a shooter original in this day and age is high praise indeed. The originality comes in the form of true space combat; players don space suits and have the ability to move and orientate themselves in any, three-dimensional direction.

Back to COD:MW2 - Guru3D have some VGA performance numbers. Last week the long awaited sequel to Call of Duty Modern Warfare was released -- COD Modern Warfare 2 probably has been one of the biggest anticipated PC game titles this year. This is Guru3D.com we have a fetish for graphics cards and games, as such we took no less than twenty-three graphics configurations and put performance to the test.

HotHardware checked out the Fusion-io ioXtreme PCI Express SSD. Today we've got a full deep-dive look at Fusion-io's ioXtreme PCI Express Solid State Drive. Weighing in at a pricey $899 for 80GB (standard card), it's definitely still a high ticket item but it's at least approachable now, for those of you that have the need for speed as they say. Just how much speed? And what about RAIDing a couple of these bad boys together?

Thermaltake have a online cooler survey where you can win prizes for telling them what you think. Your responses will help us to address any issues that you may have as well as to better target our products and services to meet your needs.



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