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3dGameMan Site Tutorial

I've been meaning to do this video tutorial of the site for a while. Note that the site will still be tweaked from time to time. So unless there are major changes this site tutorial should give you a better overview of the site. It should allow newbies to browser the site a little easier and make it a useful tool for finding reviews and other information.

Norton Antivirus 2011 for $14.99

Another crazy Newegg deal. I know many can't afford Antivirus software, but you need it and at this price grab it, use code "NORTON5X2". Oh, deal ends on 5/8/2011. BTW: Regular price on this is $59.To get this deal click here. Check out Symantic's site for more info.

Newegg Deals

For a limited time only! $10 off orders of $50 or more for new Newegg customers with promo code "NEWGEEK10" at, expires 4/29: click here There are also a few other excellent deals as well. Maybe something will interest you, like for example a Crucial RealSSD 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD).

Other KICKASS deals and promotions:

AMD releases Catalyst 11.4 driver

Grab the new AMD Catalyst 11.4 driver to keep your AMD VIdeo Card happy ;) Many people will be excited that there's performance enhancements for COD: Black Ops game as well as other games. All kinds of improvements as well.

New Features:

Enhancements to the AMD VISION Engine Control Center / AMD Catalyst Control Center

Windows 7: 350 million licenses sold in 18 months

"Eighteen months after Windows 7 was released, Microsoft is boasting that it has sold 350 million licenses of its flagship operating system. The platform's sales have barely slowed since the company last bragged about numbers; after 12 months, 240 million licenses had been shipped. All a far cry from Windows Vista's market take-up. Though Windows Vista sold well—around 330 million Internet users two years after launch—its reception was lukewarm, and though users actually quite liked it, it failed to achieve acceptance in the essential corporate market."

Download Firefox 5 (Aurora) and Firefox 6 (Nightly Build with Windows 64-bit)

"Mozilla Firefox will be entering a rapid development cycle with quick release of successive builds, with both early builds of both Firefox 5 and Firefox 6 versions been released for consumption, which very much mirror the practice took by Google Chrome development, which may see its early access release channels of beta, dev or canary has upgrade as soon as every day or two."


"Today we posted our first Release 270 WHQL-certified driver for GeForce GPUs, including an equivalent Verde driver for notebook PCs. Version 270.61 is available for download on

Microsoft's raw deal for Vista users: IE10 for Windows 7 only

"One of the minor "features" Microsoft included in the Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview released earlier this week was reduced operating system support; it will only install on Windows 7, leaving Windows XP and Windows Vista users out in the cold.

PCMark 7 Release Date Announced

HELSINKI, FINLAND – APRIL 14, 2011 – Futuremark® today confirmed that PCMark® 7, a new benchmark offering complete PC performance testing for Windows 7, will be released on May 3, 2011. PCMark 7 will be available in 3 editions: the Basic Edition, a free download offering unlimited runs of the main PCMark test, the Advanced Edition which includes all 7 PC tests and the Professional Edition which unlocks all features and is the only edition licensed for commercial use.

Microsoft has Windows running on Arm already

"Software giant and former president of the Intel fanclub Microsoft has said that it has run Windows OS on a 1GHz ARM chip. Earlier this year Redmond announced that they would be working hard to introduce support for the increasingly popular ARM architecture.. X86 does not work well on mobile gadgets because of its high power draws and inefficient cooling.
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