According to Gartner beancounters, PC prices will jump in 2010 due to tight supply of key components. Recession woes and cautious planning on the part of manufacturers have resulted in a lower production volumes, causing component prices to go up.
Memory prices have already spiked. DDR3 prices are up 23 percent over last month's and that's just part of the problem. Most vendors are using both DDR2 and DDR3 memory in a variety of products, as well as notebook SO-DIMMs, complicating matters even further, as they have to stock up on each type.
You may have seen on Steam that we have released a "Clan Pack" bundle containing four copies of Shattered Horizon for $59.99 / €59.99.
With this offer you get four games for the price of three, or to put it another way, for the same price as a single copy of Modern Warfare 2, four friends can get Shattered Horizon, which we think is a pretty sweet deal for the holidays.
Shattered Horizon Clan Pack: http://store.steampo...
Helsinki, Finland –December 3, 2009 - Futuremark® Games Studio today
released the dedicated server for Shattered Horizon™, their multiplayer
first-person shooter played in zero gravity. With dedicated servers PC
gamers can choose how they want to play Shattered Horizon and who they
want to play with, giving them greater protection from cheats, hackers
and griefers and more control over the game's settings.
The release of the dedicated server was accompanied by a minor game
update and a new bundle offer from the Futuremark Store that includes
DICE is paying homage to PC gamers with extra goodies in Bad Company 2. Sometimes PC gamers don't feel loved, especially when once-dedicated-PC-developers give all the attention and glory to consoles (you know who you are). But PC gamers are loved, it's just not vocalized on a daily level. That's why it's always music to our ears when a developer steps out and sticks up for the PC gamer.
Richmond, VA—September 8, 2009— Velocity Micro, the premier independent builder of premium, high performance desktop computers, notebooks, and peripherals, announces the immediate availability of desktop PCs powered by the newest additions to the Intel family of processors, the Intel® Core™ i5-750, Core i7-860 processor, and Core i7-870 processor. With configurations starting at $1099, these new desktops promise extreme power at an attainable value, perfect for both mainstream and power users.
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