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Official: Windows 7 release date is confirmed!

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338w ago - Bill Gates may have only just said his goodbyes, but the Microsoft machine keeps on running with the company announcing information about the release of Windows 7.

The paint may not have even dried on the Windows that is Vista, but it seems that Microsoft is already looking to launch its successor within the next two years.

In a letter to enterprise and business customers on Tuesday, vice president of Microsoft Bill Veghte announced that the approximate launch date for Windows 7 is January, 2010.

Seventh heaven

In the letter, Veghte wrote: "Our plan is to deliver Windows 7 approximately three years after the January 2007 general availability launch date of Windows Vista.

"You've also let us know you don't want to face the kinds of incompatibility challenges with the next version of Windows you might have experienced early with Windows Vista.

"Our goal is to ensure that the migration process from Windows Vista to Windows 7 is straightforward."

Well, if Intel is anything to go by, it won't be the migration from Vista to Windows 7 that will be the problem, it will be the migration from XP to Windows 7 that most computer users will be worried about.
 

Official MGS4 Strategy Guide Author gives Top 12 Tips!

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342w ago - James Price, part of the team at Piggyback finishing up 'Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots: The Complete Official Guide' has given his top 12 tips for the game.

1. Life Gauge

Keeping the Life Gauge topped up is vital, but it's just as important not to panic and keep filling the gauge unnecessarily with precious items. Though you can replenish it with healing objects such as Rations and Noodles, you should take care not to waste them - especially on higher difficulty levels. Using a Ration when Snake's Life Gauge is 80% full, for example, is plain foolish. You usually don't need to even think about refilling the gauge until it drops below 25%. During boss fights or difficult skirmishes, you should instead equip Rations, Noodles or Regain and position them as an "active" item. Once Snake's health reaches zero, these will be automatically used until your stocks are exhausted.

One other method of restoring Snake's health is simply to find a safe hiding place and let him stand still. After a few seconds the Life Gauge will slowly start to creep back up. If you crouch or go prone, it will refill more quickly. If you have good cover, you'll find that this even works during boss battles. This can be a great way of refilling your Life Gauge for free - essential when...
 

MGS4 Official Malaysia Launch on June 11th, 2008

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343w ago - Metal Gear fans rejoice! PlayStation 3 game Metal Gear Solid 4 will be released exclusively for Malaysian on June 11, 2008!

ConsoleGame.com.my proudly collaborate with partner retailer, TecAsia, Malaysia largest IT superstore as main venue sponsor and endorsed with full support by Play Interactive Software Sdn Bhd, Malaysia Konami exclusive distributor, to officially launch this long awaited PS3 exclusive title, "METAL GEAR SOLID 4: Guns of The Patriots"

Event details as following:

- Date: 11 June 2008 (Wednesday)
- Time: 7.30pm until mid-night
- Venue: TecAsia, Lowyat Plaza Level 4, Kuala Lumpur

If you are a real Metal Gear Solid fans, don't miss this event as there will be lots of exclusive goodies & activities only for those who pre-order! Attractive prizes such as the Limited Edition PS3 MGS4 Bundle Gun Metal to be won, Sony 32" Bravia LCD TV, Sony 5.2 Channel Home Theater System and 12" Medicom MGS4 Limited Edition Action Figure!

Furthermore, you will stand a chance to buy MGS4 Limited Edition at normal edition price. We will have 10 units for those lucky ones.

Non-gamers do not fret, TecAsia will be having a special midnight SALES! Shop till you drop with super deals at TecAsia on 11 June 08!

Pre-order cards...
 

Official PlayStation site hints at Game Invites

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344w ago - According to the Official PlayStation site (linked above), the PSN features game invites.

It states as follows: "Send game invites to your PLAYSTATION Network Friends".

Hopefully we will hear more info on this soon indeed!
 

Official Soul Calibur 4 Character List revealed!

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344w ago - Out of the complete Soul Calibur 4 cast, 31 characters have been revealed like Ivy and Tira, but we thought it was time to list the Soul Calibur 4 characters below that have been confirmed for the upcoming July 29th, 2008, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 fighting game.

Darth Vader and Yoda, characters from the Star Wars universe, are confirmed to be playable guest characters but exclusive to different platforms.

Vader will be on the PS3 and Yoda will be on the Xbox 360, however it was stated in issue 179 of GameInformer magazine that "Namco was nice enough to concede that the second characters may be available for download on the respective consoles at a later date."

Returning characters:
1. Amy
2. Astaroth
3. Cassandra Alexandra
4. Cervantes de Leon
5. Ivy (Isabella Valentine)
6. Kilik
7. Lizardman (Aeon Calcos)
8. Maxi
9. Mitsurugi (Heishiro)
10. Nightmare
11. Raphael Sorel
12. Rock (Nathaniel Adams)
13. Seong Mi-na
14. Setsuka
15. Siegfried Schtauffen
16. Sophitia Alexandra
17. Taki
18. Talim
19. Tira
20. Voldo
21. Xianghua Chai
22. Yoshimitsu
23. Yun-seong
24. Zasalamel

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