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3dGameMan.com Live Shows are thrilling enough now, but now they've gotten even better. Most upcoming Live Shows will include a Giveaway(s) or Contest(s) for a cool product(s). The madness begins on Dec. 11, 2010, so be sure to tune in as you could win. Also, please take a second to spread the 3GM love to your friends and family. Tweet people tweet ;)

3DMark 11 is now available

HELSINKI, FINLAND – December 7, 2010 – 3DMark® 11, the new DirectX 11 benchmark from Futuremark® was released today. 3DMark 11 is the latest in the long-running series of graphical benchmarks used by millions of gamers and enthusiasts worldwide. Designed for testing DirectX 11 hardware in the latest gaming PCs, 3DMark 11 includes Futuremark’s signature high-end, real-time graphics across six all new benchmark tests.

3DMark 11 Basic Edition

Ars reviews the OnLive microconsole, service

"The OnLive service works much better than we expected, and the things you can do with a $100 microconsole or netbook are impressive... but the small game selection and inability to "own" of the games you buy are major downers." | more

3DMark 11 Release Date Announced

Who's not looking forward to the next Futermark 3DMark. Well the wait for 3DMark 11 will soon be over. Amongst other features, this release will show new comparison screenshots showing various DirectX 11 effects in action.

 

OnLive Launches Cloud Video Game Console

"On-demand video game company OnLive announced Thursday that its cloud-based instant-play game system is available for pre-order with delivery beginning on Dec. 2. Users can play on-demand video games on their TVs with the OnLive Game System without having to use discs or do downloads or updates. The $99 OnLive Game System comes with the MicroConsole TV adapter and OnLive Wireless Controller.

Antec Debuts new soundscience rockus 3D 2.1 speaker system

Fremont, CA – November 18, 2010 – Antec, Inc., the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, today announced the formation of soundscience™, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Antec, and introduces the all new soundscience™ rockus™  3D | 2.1 speaker system.

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Black Friday to feature lots of electronics

"Early indications from a number of retail sources tell us that video games and video game accessories will feature heavily in Black Friday sales promotions this year. While Microsoft’s Kinect for Xbox 360 and Sony’s PlayStation Move are the biggest new offerings that are getting the most press, video game titles and the actual consoles are expected to also sell well this year." | more

Windows 7 Commercial Makes Fun of Mac's Lack of Blu-ray Support

"For all the things Macs lack -- pre-installed Flash, USB 3.0, Blu-ray, and more -- you'd think that'd there'd be more clever commercials from Microsoft taking a jab at their fruity competitor. While commercials like Laptop Hunters hinted at such things, they didn't just lay it out there. Fortunately for Microsoft that's exactly what its new commercial does. In the commercial Mac and PC (laptops, not "guys", mind you) are flying aboard an airplane (conveniently named Windows 7). As the pair settle in the PC fires up a Blu-ray movie --Avatar.

Real-life gadgets for real-life superheroes

"Yes, there are real-life superheroes. And no, we’re not just referring to firefighters, paramedics, and other heroic people who we’re used to seeing coming to the rescue of others. We’re talking about costume-wearing, identity-concealing, cool-name-having people who fight crime, pollution, or other evils in their own communities, on their own time, and at their own risk. Many of them actually patrol the city streets, ready to intervene if they see trouble brewing – and being ready includes having the right tools.

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