NEWS

April 22nd, 2012, 12:12 PM

Indie Games and Blockbuster Titles Sweep at Video Game Awards

An award-winning video game can come from a budget of frugality or profligacy, as last night’s Canadian Video Game Awards showed. Although two ‘blockbuster’ games, FIFA 2012, and Dues Ex: Human Revolution, took home the top awards for Game of the Year and Best Console game, respectively, Toronto-based indie studio Capybara Games took home five [...]

April 21st, 2012, 4:13 PM

Canadian Video Game Awards Liveblog

  See: Indie Games and Blockbuster Titles Sweep at Video Game Awards The Canadian Video Game Awards begin at 6:30 PM pacific, from the Vancouver Convention Centre. News Editor Sam Reynolds, and Vancouver based arts journalist Clinton Hallahan will be on the scene bringing you updates as the night progresses. Here we are, on the [...]

April 20th, 2012, 2:37 PM

HP to Build Printer Factory in China

The China Daily is reporting Hewlett-Packard has contracted Foxconn Electronics to open and operate a printer factory in the city of Chongqing, located in southwest China. HP CEO Meg Whitman is reported as saying that the recent merger between HP’s PC and printer it the reason the company wants to expand in China. CEO Whitman told the [...]

April 20th, 2012, 12:56 PM

Trinity and Brazos are on Their Way

Intel’s Ivy Bridge platform will have some competition this quarter, as AMD has announced their Trinity and Brazos APUs are now being shipped to manufacturers and distributers. AMD made this announcement in a quarterly earnings call Thursday afternoon, and a blog post made late that evening. AMD’s new Trinity chips, the successor to Llano, will [...]

April 20th, 2012, 12:25 PM

N-Control Launches Avenger Elite Gamepad

David Kotkin, the founder of N-Control, the company that manufactures and markets the Avenger Controller, an adapter for the PS3 and Xbox 360, today announced the launch of the Avenger Elite. The company’s new product is expected to be popular with gamers worldwide. The Avenger Elite is expected to be released at the end of [...]

April 20th, 2012, 10:32 AM

ASUS Debuts the SABERTOOTH Z77 Motherboard

ASUS has introduced a new addition to their acclaimed TUF series of motherboards, the SABERTOOTH Z77, based on the latest Intel 3rd Generation Ivy Bridge processors and Z77 Chipset. The TUF Series’ commitment to provide users a stable computing experience is built on strong foundations, starting with military-grade components to ensure long-lasting quality and reliability. [...]

April 20th, 2012, 10:10 AM

ASUS Announces the GeForce GTX 680 DirectCU II TOP

The ASUS GeForce GTX 680 DirectCU II TOP graphics card delivers a true flagship product for dedicated PC gamers and performance enthusiasts. The TOP-selected 28 nm NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 GPU has been overclocked by ASUS to 1201 MHz to boost frame rates in games, offering users 143 MHz over reference. Its ASUS-designed DirectCU II [...]

April 19th, 2012, 3:03 PM

AMD’s First Quarter Results Beat Expectations

The results from this past quarter could be the first sign that AMD’s new CEO’s plan of management reorganization and shedding its chip fabrication plants is paying off. While posting a loss of $592 million in Q1, the company did enjoy higher than expected revenue due to increased operating income. “AMD delivered solid results in [...]

April 19th, 2012, 1:47 PM

In the Procedure of Acquisition, Facebook Shows What its Worth

Earlier this month Facebook acquired the photo-sharing and manipulation service Instagram for $1 billion, according to reports, split 70-30 in stock and cash. From this number, The New York Times has extrapolated that Facebook is pegging its share value at $30 and corporate value at approximately $75 billion. However, The New York Times is also [...]

April 19th, 2012, 12:25 PM

Digitimes: 32 Windows 8 Tablets Expected in 2012

According to a report by Digitimes, 32 Windows 8 based tablets will be available from first party vendors by the end of 2012. This mass release of tablets is part of a plan to push the global market share of the iPad down to 50% by the end of 2013. Digitimes reports that noted vendors [...]