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Graphics Cards are Better than CPUs at Cracking Wi-Fi Passwords

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301w ago - There's a lot of software out there for cracking wireless passwords, and most of it is legal. Why? Because it's sold as a way for network administrators to 'test' their network's security.

Of course, there's nothing to stop you 'testing' a network that you don't own, in a coffee shop or airport, for example.

Most cracking programs use your PC's CPU to do the hardcore number-crunching, but it turns out that the graphics card is actually far better at doing the kinds of calculations necessary.

How good? Well, an above average quad-core CPU, the Intel Q6600 can only accomplish 1,100 passwords per second, whereas a similarly above-average ATI HD4870 graphics card can smash through 15,750 passwords per seconds.

Who woulda thunk it? Luckily, we might be seeing some of this power hit regular programs too, with Nvidia's [Register or Login to view links], ATI's [Register or Login to view links], and Apple's [Register or Login to view links] frameworks.

The graphics card isn't best at every type of calculation, but if a program can intelligently route calculations to their fastest solver, then we could see blazing program speed increases in the near future.
 

Killzone 2 for PS3 to Blast More Than 100 Death Animations

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301w ago - A Sony rep has revealed that the final version of Killzone 2 will feature over 100 death animations. Obviously the death animation will vary depending on where the enemy is shot.

To quote: A Sony Corp. representative this month said that the title Killzone 2 for the PlayStation 3 will feature more than 100 death animations in the final game.

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV, the representative said that death animations will vary depending on where the enemy is shot.

Kills demonstrated in the Nov. beta and at CES include instant-drop kills from headshots to more relishing back shots that cause the soldier to writhe a bit before the sweet release of death.

Killzone 2 is the first-person sequel to the PlayStation 2 release, Killzone. It is scheduled to be released on Feb. 27.
 

Skate 2 Demo to Hit PlayStation Network a Week Later than Live

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302w ago - Skate 2 ups the ante in delivering all the grit, creativity and culture of skateboarding. Equipped with double the bag of tricks, players are tasked to rebuild their career and revive the skate scene.

Now with the ability to get off-board and move objects, gamers can create their own epic spots and challenges, which can then be uploaded, shared and experienced by others around the world.

PRESS RELEASE: Get on Board Early With the Skate 2 Demo on Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation Network

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - January 7, 2009 - Black Box, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that the Skate 2 demo will hit Xbox Live Marketplace on January 8th and the PlayStation Network on January 15, 2009.

The demo introduces players to the city of New San Vanelona where they can skate with style and individuality via access to the enhanced character customization tools.

Gamers will get a first glimpse of the deep single-player story and exciting challenges in all-new locations. The Skate 2 demo will also feature two of the game's online Party Play modes: Thrasher's Hall of Meat and Spot Battle.

Skate 2 hits retailers in North America on January 21st, and worldwide on January 23, 2009 - making it one of the first must-have games of 2009....
 

PlayStation 3 Trophies Reflect Skill More than Achievements

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302w ago - It was inevitable that gamers would compare PlayStation 3 trophies to the Xbox 360's achievements. While it's true that both reward systems add a considerable amount of replayability to games, it's still unclear which is superior.

The main thing that Xbox 360 fans can boast is that achievements are mandatory for every game available on the Xbox 360 and it has been that way since the launch of the system. It is a shame that the trophy system Sony implemented in many of its games were not available at launch and was not mandatory throughout most of 2008.

Hopefully, trophy support becomes mandatory in 2009, so that gamers aren't torn between buying games based on whether or not they support trophies. Regardless of which was around longer, trophies and achievements are very similar, and are in direct competition for gamers attention.

Here are the reasons why trophies should motivate more gamers to collect them all rather than collecting achievement points.

Almost everyone that owns an Xbox 360 wants to have a high gamer score to boast about. While it's obvious from a high gamer score that a person has a love for playing video games, it usually doesn't mean that this person is a particularly skilled gamer.

Most gamers that have a high gamer score have simply played a...
 

LittleBigPlanet Weekly Download Update - Thanksgiving Edition

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308w ago - SCEA's Marketing Manager Mark Valledor shared the following today via PS Blog:

Well, it's Thanksgiving week and there isn't a better time than now to give thanks to our avid fans with more FREE downloadable costumes for LittleBigPlanet. Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, we are offering FREE Turkey Heads for your Sackboys and Sackgirls beginning TODAY.

Of course, that's not all! The Chimera from Resistance 2 have invaded LittleBigPlanet with new downloadable Chimera Sackboy (or Sackgirl) costumes. Your Sackboy and Sackgirls now have a chance to gear up before taking on those who stand in their way in LittleBigPlanet. The Chimera costume will soon be available at the PlayStation Store for just $1.99!

These updates will become available with today's PlayStation Store Update, coming soon. Make sure you check back next week for the week's latest offerings for LittleBigPlanet. See ya online!
 
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