How Nvidia Keeps PC Gaming Alive

"PC games must look better than the console games. The reason is simple, if games don’t look better on a PC and if they are identical to console versions, console manufacturers will simply win and PC gaming market will start shrinking. Of course there is some financial interest behind it. Nvidia spends millions of dollars on Tony Tamasi's group where they have hundreds of people who work very hard to make these games better.

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Crucial Platinum Sponsor of LANFest

Fremont, CA , July 26, 2010 — Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, today announced that Crucial is a Platinum sponsor of LANFest Sponsored by Intel. The sponsorship gives LANFest event attendees an opportunity to win excellent prizes such as Crucial Ballistix memory and Crucial solid-state drives, plus unique Crucial swag, including Crucial “Memory Hawg” T-shirts and limited-edition Crucial Snuggies™.

Mind blowing physics engine

Thiago Costa has created a physics based demonstrations with Softimage's ICE platform which can only be described as insane. This is probably not real-time, but we are wondering what it would be like to have this level of physics and particle effects in games.

Softimage, is a high-end 3D computer graphics application owned by Autodesk for producing 3D computer graphics, 3D modeling, and computer animation. The software is predominantly used in the film, video game and advertising industries for creating computer generated characters, objects, and environments.

Alien Swarm (Free Game)

Alien Swarm is a game and Source SDK release from a group of talented designers at Valve who were hired from the Mod community.

Why Gaming Chips Are Moving Into the Server Room

After several years of trying, graphics processing units (GPUs) are beginning to win over the major server vendors. Dell and IBM are the first tier-one server vendors to adopt GPUs as server processors for high-performance computing (HPC). Here’s a manager’s view of the hardware change and what it might mean to your data center. (Hint: faster servers.)

Non-Stop Gaming Guinness World Record attempt

July 13, 2010, Eindhoven, Netherlands, - Vogel’s, the leading European market leader in Audio/Video & TV mounting solutions, announced today that on Friday, July 16, 2010 at 1:00 PM Central European Time (CET) in Rotterdam, Gerdi Vogels, CEO of Vogel’s, will give the starting shot for a new Guinness World Record attempt for Non-Stop Gaming.  The world’s record attempt marks the introduction of the new must-have accessory for the Sony PlayStation®3 (PS3TM): Vogel’s TwistDock



55% of all social gamers in the U.S. are women

Rightly or wrongly, many people have a picture in their minds of the average online gamer, and it probably involves someone not yet old enough to vote, huddled in their parents’ basement killing dwarves with mystic powers in games like World of Warcraft. A growing category of what are called “social games,” however, appeals to a much different demographic, according to a recent study.

Steam Summer Sale Madness

If you want an excuse to stay inside and play games all summer, this just be it. This is just not your average one or two game sale, there are literally hundreds of games on sale. And some of them are 85% off. Good job again Steam on making at least some games affordable :) Be sure to check out the madness at Steam: http://store.steampo...

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