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New Gigabyte AMD 333 PC Motherboards Are Detailed

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251w ago - Gigabyte is [Register or Login to view links] three new PC motherboards for the latest AMD platform, featuring '333' onboard acceleration.

As it was said, the new tech consists of the latest connectivity: USB 3.0, SATA III (6Gbps). The other '3' is for the fact the motherboard can supply up to three times the rated power of a standard USB port.

To quote: Gigabyte has now put online the complete specifications about these three upcoming motherboards. Despite them resembling the MA790FXT-UD5P, the MA790XT-UD4P and the MA770T-UD3P, one may notice many new features.

First of all, on the high-end model, there are now three PCI-E x16 slots instead of only two, so three videocards can now be set in CrossfireX, running in x16, x8, x8 mode. Having only two PCI-E x16 slots is a big disadvantage to the MA790FXT-UD5P when looking at boards like the MSI 790FX-GD70 having four of them, so this is great.

The next feature is 'Precision OV', which stands for OverVoltage. This means all three motherboards are equipped with a hardware voltage control chip, bringing three main advantages:

• Provides more voltage control options for CPU, NB & memory than before
• HW linear real time voltage control,...
 

Developer Diary #3: The Saboteur for Sony's PS3 is Detailed

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253w ago - Lead Designer Tom French has detailed the third installment from their developer diary on The Saboteur for Sony's PS3 today.

To quote: I just got back from my little world tour (San Francisco, London, Moscow, whew!) showing off The Saboteur's open-world/sandbox gameplay and perks system, so I figured this might make a good topic to add to my developer diary series on The Saboteur for PS3.

One of the reasons we built a scaled down version of Paris was to make sure we could create a world filled with stuff to do. Every block of Paris has content in it; in fact, it's not just Paris but our entire world is filled with plenty of stuff.

So what is all this our world is filled with? The Nazi occupation, which includes things like sniper towers, AA guns, Nazi tanks, SS generals, propaganda speakers, search lights, radar dishes, and more. These occupation targets are like a collections mechanic, but instead of passively finding these things in the world and walking over them, you're blowing them up.

There are roughly about 1300 of these spread throughout our entire game, so you see I wasn't kidding when I said every block has content in it. You also earn contraband for destroying these Nazi objects, which is our currency in the game because money was worthless during the...
 

God of War Collection Hits PS3 November 17th, Trophies Detailed

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256w ago - Today SCEA Product Marketing Manager Anthony Caiazzo has announced that God of War Collection ships for PS3 on November 17th, and has also detailed the PS3 Trophies for the title.

To quote: Still wondering when you'll be able to get your hands on the God of War Collection? Well, wait no more. The God of War Collection has gone gold!

Fans can look forward to playing God of War and God of War II in stunning HD just a couple of weeks from now as the God of War Collection will officially be shipping to a retail store near you on NOVEMBER 17! Oh wait... there's more... we're also here to unveil all of the trophy goodies you have been waiting for!

To give you the low-down on how the trophies were picked, here is some insight from God of War III Design Director, Todd Papy...

Other than all the visual improvements that we added to the God of War Collection, the most exciting part for me was the opportunity to go back and add in full trophy support for both games.

Not only will the trophies hopefully be an enjoyable way to check your progress through the game, but they will also give the hard-core God of War fans some serious additional bragging rights. And on a more personal level, the trophies were a really great...
 

MAG PS3 Pre-order Public Beta is Now Open, Hours Detailed

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258w ago - SCEA's Director of Development Seth Luisi has revealed that the MAG (Massive Action Game) PS3 pre-order Public Beta is now open, and has detailed the hours below.

To quote: Today a whole new group of operatives joined the Shadow War. October 12 marks the start of the GameStop and EB Games pre-order MAG Public Beta period.

At 10:00 AM this morning, all those who pre-ordered MAG from GameStop or EB Games in Canada received access to the MAG Public Beta and joined existing Public Beta users. Be prepared to choose your side - Raven, Valor, and S.V.E.R. are once again locked in battle.

The hours for this phase of the MAG Public Beta are:

Monday - Friday:
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM EDT

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM CDT

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM MDT
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM MDT

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT

Later this week or early next, we will be releasing a new version of the MAG Public Beta client. This will be a major update to the MAG Public Beta client and server set.

Remember, in North America the MAG Public Beta access from November 9 to November 20 will be available exclusively to people who pre-order MAG from GameStop or EB Games...
 

New NBA 2K10 Demo and Features Detailed for PlayStation 3

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259w ago - Today 2K Sports Community Manager Ronnie Singh has announced news of a new NBA 2K10 PS3 demo and detailed the features.

To quote: The demo for PlayStation 3 will be out October 15th. It will feature a one quarter match-up between last year's NBA Finals opponents: pitting the Orlando Magic at the Los Angeles Lakers.

You will get four of the most intense game play minutes to become familiar with the game and get a taste of why NBA 2K10 will be unrivaled in the basketball arena. It still amazes me how all ten of the players on the court match their real life counterparts, both physically and in their tendencies.

I probably shouldn't be surprised after watching all the development team's motion capture efforts from the past few months. It is no surprise that the game's artificial intelligence is more intelligent than ever and will give you the freedom to have complete control of the actual outcome and actions of your player and match-up. This season you won't just play the NBA, you'll TAKE OVER.

I also want to take the opportunity to explain modes that you won't see in the demo, but are among the finest features within the full game that hits stores everywhere October 6th. My favorite one is the new NBA Today integration. My biggest gripe over the years is that...
 
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