New Games Trailer
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Traier of coming soon playstation games, hope you enjoy it!
Ghostbuster: The Video Games
Heroes Over Europe
Rock Band makers receive $300 million in bonuses
Friday, November 14, 2008
Joe the Plumber, you picked the wrong gig.
As millions face layoffs amidst the roughest economy in a century, the masterminds behind one of gaming's biggest blockbusters have hit pay dirt.
Bloomberg reports that Alex Rigopulos and Eran Egozy, co-founders of Rock Band developer Harmonix, are set to receive a whopping $300 million in bonuses from parent company Viacom.
"We may not have anticipated the payment would be that high, but it's based on what they have achieved," said company spokeswoman Kelly McAndrew. "If they are making more money for us and we have to give a little back, that's OK."
Rigopolus and Egozy have already received $150 million for "exceeding targets" last quarter, and will see the remaining $150 million in 2009.
The huge paychecks top off a banner year for Rock Band, Harmonix and publisher MTV. Strong sales for Rock Band 2, released in September, have helped turned Viacom into the world's fifth biggest games publisher. And earlier this month, the company scored a major coup by securing the exclusive rights to make the world's first video game based entirely on the music of The Beatles.
Intel Core i7 Hands-On Preview
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Intel has been unchallenged on the desktop and laptop front since launching the Core architecture in 2006. The Core architecture trounced AMD at the high-end, forcing the Phenom manufacturer to fight back with aggressive value pricing. For the better part of two years, AMD has struggled to compete with Intel's mainstream processors, leaving the performance and extreme categories completely unchallenged for Intel. Now with the release of Intel's newest Core i7 CPU and the Express X58 chipset, the gap widens ever further.
The Core i7 CPU lineup will be released in three flavors: Core i7-965 Extreme Edition, Core i7-940, and Core i7-920. All of the processors will arrive with four CPU cores, Hyper-Threading, 8MB of L3 cache, and they will be built on Intel's 45nm manufacturing process. All of the processors will run on a 1066MHz front-side bus. The 965 Extreme Edition will run at 3.2GHz, and like other Extreme Edition processors, it will come with an unlocked multiplier that allows for easier overclocking. Intel's Core i7-940 and Core i7-920 will run at 2.93GHz and 2.66GHz, respectively. The new CPU architecture brings with it a new LGA 1366 socket; older LGA775 motherboards that supported the Core 2 CPUs won't be compatible with the Core i7.
Like the other Extreme Edition processors before it, the Core i7-965 will cost $1,000. The Core i7-940 and Core i7-920 will cost $562 and $284, respectively. More...