Archive for the ‘Gaming’ Category

Need for Speed: Prostreet (E3 2007 Trailer)

November 3, 2007

Seems to me like a good game. I just hope I get a new PC to play this game 🙂


Transported Xbox 360 consoles worth $2M hijacked

November 25, 2006

Among all the PS3 / Wii commotion this week, Microsoft quietly celebrated their next-generation console’s first birthday, by offering their fans 360 reasons to love the Xbox 360. In turn, Microsoft also received a “gift” from a gang of die-hard fans (of Sony’s most likely) from England, who hijacked a couple of transports estimated at £1,000,000 worth of Xbox 360 consoles – that’s almost $2,000,000. The Staffordshire police reports that the latest robbery was carried out on Monday morning, by a group of organised thieves who managed to convince a lorry driver that something was caught under his wheels, and then upon exiting the vehicle beat him and left him on the roadside. After later dumping the lorry, the thieves took off with the £750,000 worth of Xbox 360 consoles, which, by CVG’s rocket-science calculations, add up to just over 2,500 units. But fear not, they will surely experience major overheating problems if they try to play them all at once.

This is the second such theft this month, because a trailer containing £260,000 worth of Xbox 360 consoles was also stolen a week ago, from a depot owned by the same company, Hellman Worldwide Logistics, curiously enough. The Staffordshire police made an appeal to the public, asking them to report if anyone offers them a shiny new console in suspicious circumstances, “such as in a pub, at a car boot sale or off the back of a lorry”. Well, selling such an amount of XboXes must be little hard if go you from house to house ) .

AMD thanks self for awesome Wii

November 24, 2006

As if to dangle a gold medal of some sort in Intel’s face, AMD is flaunting — no, gloating over — sorry, congratulating Nintendo on its release of the Wii console.

It would seem AMD is squeezing its acquisition of ATI for all the juice it’s worth, as it is an ATI graphics chip that pumps-out Wii’s adequate graphics. Although, no longer ATI, as AMD has imaginatively decided to name the Wii’s GPU the ‘AMD Hollywood’ graphics processor.

One of the unique aspects about the Wii is its focus on fun and gameplay as opposed to the technology within the unit.

Not interested in emphasizing the highly-usable nature of its technology for the Wii, AMD is only too keen to pick up the bulk of the credit for the greater focus on game innovation. It confidently declared the sufficient Hollywood chip “… resulted in Nintendo delivering a brand new level of immersive gameplay and interaction …”

Fans should be praising AMD for implementing such a reasonably-capable graphics chip into their Wii. Such a fine pedigree of gameplay, we hear, wouldn’t have been possible with any other brand.

“Nintendo’s vision is to do something radically new and different with Wii,” AMD says el presidente of Nintendo America said, continuing “… the technology hidden in the system allows us to deliver an intuitive and fun gaming experience in a silent and beautiful form factor,” wrestling back some credit for the Wii’s gameplay.

Thanks to its unique controller, which we hear AMD had no part in, AMD says Nintendo’s bigshot said the Wii “… not only changes how people play games, but redefines how they interact with both the system and their televisions.” This goes against the norm of redefining how you don’t play games.

Cementing its position as making superbly-existent graphics chips for Nintendo, AMD’s Dave ‘ATI-of-yore’ Orton says “Having powered the graphics in the Nintendo GameCube, AMD is delighted to …”

No, seriously, the rest of that quote will put you in a coma.