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Vanguard An Interview with Nick Parkinson

I was recently given the opportunity to send everyone’s favorite Gnome, Nick “Glip” Parkinson a few questions about life at Sigil. Nick is one of Sigil’s most visible employees, working round-the-clock to keep the boards running safe and smooth. But like most gnomes, Nick is a multi-talented fellow. In addition to being Comment (0) -->

Dungeons & Dragons Online New Exclusive Screen Shots

What can we say? When it rains, it pours, and on the heels of Tuesday’s Gamespot interview and screenshots, we have three more exclusive new screenshots up on the Members Only forum. So if you haven’t registered for the DDO Members Only forum then go there and sign up and check out Comment (0) -->

Middle Earth Online New Developer Diary

Middle-Earth Online Designer Matthew Imregi (aka Teos) gives us insight into what the Tolkien license means to the development team, and ultimately, what it means to MEO’s design. Wondering what’s going to be different about the game? Read Mat’s Developer Diary to get the scoop on one of the changes that was Comment (0) -->

Dark & Light Announces Release Date

NPCube, developer of the MMORPG Dark and Light, and publisher Farlan Entertainment, jointly announce today that the release date for Dark and Light has been set to November 2005. César Jacquet, CEO of NPCube, says: “The development team has been reorganized and reinforced in order to strengthen its technical experience and to Comment (0) -->

Logisys LED Fan Mouse

Do you have a hard time playing intense games for hours at a time, due to holding the mouse with your sweaty paws is impossible? Logisys tries to answer this gripe by throwing a fan smack dab in the mouse. Is this mouse as cool as it looks?

Published on March 21, 2005

Asetek WaterChill Socket LGA 775 watercooling @ Guru of 3D

As you know these Pentium 4 CPUs these days are getting rather hot. So why not watercool it ? What a coincidence that Asetek is offering a new kit especially for these hot puppies of ours.

The kit Guru3D received from Asetek is pretty much their best kit. It’s called the KT12AT-L30/220V/Dual Radiator Socket LGA755 kit, a CPU/VGA/Chipset kit. We opted the version with thick 1/2″ tubing for optimal flow. Next to that the kit has the heavy Hydor L30-II included, a pump that can push 1200 liters of water per hour. Did if work sufficiently … welll .. how does 35 Degrees C for a fully (100%) utilized 100 Watt sucking Pentium 4 3.46 GHz Extreme edition sound ?

Sceptical about water cooling your system? Check out this 12 page in depth article at the Guru of 3D. You may change your mind!

Published on March 2, 2005

Yahoo Turns 10

David Filo remembers the days in 1994 when he and fellow Stanford University doctoral candidate Jerry Yang would get together with friends to conjure up big ideas for making a business out of the Internet.

Hard to believe it has been ten years! If this article interests you then read more here.

There is also a special offer from Yahoo for their birthday celebration to their users. If you are a Yahoo member then visit the Yahoo! home page to get your own Yahoo birthday treat!

Published on March 2, 2005

Intel leads 32/64-bit chip sales, CEO says

SAN FRANCISCO–Advanced Micro Devices may have come to market with the first x86 chips that can run both 32-bit and 64-bit software, but Intel’s chief said his company has surpassed AMD in shipments in that sector.

“We are outshipping the competition in that space,” Intel CEO Craig Barrett said in an interview with reporters following his keynote speech here at the company’s developer forum.

Check out the full article at ZD Net.

Published on March 1, 2005

Microsoft says 64-bit Windows due in April

SAN FRANCISCO–Microsoft said it plans next month to offer long-awaited 64-bit versions of its Windows operating system.

Speaking at the Intel Developer Forum, Windows chief Jim Allchin said the desktop version of the souped-up Windows would come at the beginning of April, while the server version would come at the end of the month.

Want to know more? Read the full article here.

Published on March 1, 2005

ATI Introduces New Graphics Chip

ATI today announced AGP 8x versions of its Radeon X800 XL and X850 XT graphics chips, three months after it launched the PCI Express versions.

The new chips are pitched at customers looking to upgrade the graphics in older PCs, much as ATI continued to support PCI after the more advanced, graphics-specific AGP bus had become established.

Read the full article here

Published on March 1, 2005

SBC offers DSL discount

“Our move to further encourage customers to do business with us over the Web is an obvious win-win,” Scott Helbing, senior vice president at SBC, said in a statement. “For SBC companies, we’re lowering our cost of doing business while increasing customer satisfaction.”

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Published on March 1, 2005

Hitachi Gathers Resources to Double 2005 Output of Consumer Electronic Hard Drives

“Hitachi’s strength in CE hard drives is now validated with IDC’s recent findings and provides a strong basis from which to accelerate our CE business in 2005,” said Bill Healy, senior vice president, product strategy and marketing, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies. “Hitachi’s intensified focus in the CE segment hard drive will mean good news for end-users as we work on developing smaller, high-capacity hard drives that are more rugged, require less power and cost less.”

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Published on March 1, 2005

Vanguard Saga: New Vanguard Lore, Morgan’s Tale Part 22

The continuing Vanguard Saga of Heroes lore, Morgan’s Tale, has a new installment, Shades of Gray, which continues the exploits of the ranger Morgan and his companions. A fantastic tidbit for hungry Vanguard fans to chew on, and just adds to the anticipation this game is creating.

Published on February 28, 2005

Firefox Growth rate Slows

New research shows the growth rate of open-source browser Firefox is slowing, while Microsoft’s browser market share continues to dip. The browser’s market share, which has increased rapidly overall, has begun to grow at a slower pace in the past month. During the five-week period leading up to Feb. 18, Firefox had a 15 percent growth rate, compared with a 34 percent increase within the same time frame after its debut, according to the study.

Visit CNET News here to read more about this study.

Published on February 28, 2005

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