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  • IBUYPOWER announces Chimera 2 to celebrate 10 years of bling

    IBUYPOWER computers aren’t exactly known for being subtle but it’s worked for them for 10 years and they are still going strong. To celebrate their anniversary, IBUYPOWER is re-releasing the Chimera 2 with all new hardware and a pretty impressive new paint job. Read More

  • Psystar's Rebel EFI allows you to install Mac OS X on any PC, no crazy Hackintoshing required

    You can almost hear Steve Jobs flipping out right now. Psystar, notable for its efforts to sell generic PCs with Mac OS X pre-loaded, has just released something called Rebel EFI. It’s software that allows you to instal Mac OS X on generic PCs without having to Hackintosh said PC. (Hackintoshing isn’t for the weak of heart!) Update: Psystar’s site is down but here are the… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Batman: Arkham Asylum (PC) for free with Nvidia graphics card

    PC gamers- Nvidia is running a deal on a handful of graphics cards that comes with a download code for Rocksteady and Eidos’s upcoming Batman title, Batman: Arkham Asylum. If you haven’t played the demo then go and do that now here. It launches with Nvidia 3D Vision support and PhysX game physics on September 15. Oh, the following Nvidia GeForce cards are part of the deal: GTX 260… Read More

  • Disney announces multi-platform Alice in Wonderland video game

    Disney Interactive Studios announced today that French dev Etranges Libellules has begun development of videogame adaptations of Lewis Carroll’s beloved Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass to complement Tim Burton’s upcoming film, Alice in Wonderland. The Wii, DS and PC title take place a few years after both stories in Underland and players must… Read More

  • Where's Waldo? Ubisoft knows

    Launching in September for the Wii, DS, PC and Mac is a childhood favorite of mine, Waldo. Yes, the striped sweater wearing dope is making his triumphant return to the world in the form of a videogame. The question is: where the hell has he been for the last 21 years? I’d like to buy him a beer. Read More

  • Resident Evil 5 release date for PC announced

    Capcom has made it official: Resident Evil 5 is coming to the PC on September 15th. The fifth installment in the popular survival horror series was released for the Xbox and PS3 in March of this year, to some controversy. The version being released for the PC has some improvements, specifically the addition of 3D, intended to take advantage of Nvidia’s 3D Vision goggles. Read More

  • THQ finally dates Red Faction: Guerilla for the PC

    PC gamers take notice for THQ has finally announced the launch date for Guerilla. Unfortunately, the rest of the world will get it on September 11 while NA will see it on September 15. THQ also released the minimum specs required to run the hammer wielding shooter. Read More

  • Phoenix Freeze logs you off when you walk away from your PC

    If you’ve never worked in an office where an unsuspecting co-worker gets an e-mail sent out on his or her behalf announcing that happy hour drinks are on the house, you haven’t LIVED! It’s the perfect way to teach someone that they should always, always, lock their computer whenever they head over to the break room to find that someone drank all the coffee and didn’t… Read More

  • Bethesda says Fallout: New Vegas coming next year

    Flash! Bethesda just announced Fallout: New Vegas at a fancy event in London Town. It’s for the usual suspects—the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC—and will be available sometime next year. Read More

  • SmartTrack Neo: Bootleg multi-touch input device for your Windows PC

    Hey there, multi-touch! With this, the SmartTrack Neo [JP], you can add multi-touch capability to your PC. A hot $50 for this life saver. Read More

  • eBay find: Final Fantasy XI Chains of Promathia PC case

    If you consider yourself to be a Final Fantasy fan, this one is for you. Awarded as the grand prize for a cosplay competition, it’s a custom PC with the artwork from the Chains of Promathia expansion printed directly on the side panels. Can you say “chick magnet”? Read More

  • Battlestations: Pacific Attract Mode trailer

    Here’s the latest trailer from Eidos and WB’s upcoming WWII action simulator Battlestations: Pacific. I’m not sure which part of this trailer showcases the “Attract Mode” but it’s tucked away in there somewhere. Anyway, you can control the Japanese IJN Fleet and change the course of history! B:P hits retailers on May 12 for the Xbox 360 and PC. Hit the jump… Read More

  • Windows 7: You love it, you really really love it!

    You guys really love Windows 7! One of those fancy research firms conducted a poll and found that 44 percent of people (IT professionals) said they were “very satisfied” with the beta. Finding 44 percent of people to agree on anything is hard enough, but to find these people showering Windows 7 with love must make Microsoft a very proud papa indeed. Read More

  • The new Windows ads ignore what they're selling

    Earlier this evening we saw a new ad come out of the Microsoft hive mind showing Lauren, a charming everywoman, purchasing an HP laptop for $699 after finding that the lowest-priced Mac matching her meagre requirements would cost her nearly double. The resulting commercial is effective in these lean times but isn’t it a bit disingenuous? I’ve often spoken of the PC… Read More

  • New Microsoft ads remind you that being a Mac is expensive

    They’ve got a point on the cost to feature ratio of Macs v. Windows machines in this new Microsoft ad. I have to say, these things are getting a lot better over time. And the price difference is the key weak point in the Apple product lineup. Mac fanatics couldn’t care less. But to a recession-beaten regular computer user, this message is right on the money. “I’m just… Read More

  • Lenovo looks to emerging markets to cushion its bottom line

    There’s some changes going on at Lenovo. The corporation, of which the Chinese government is its largest shareholder, will turn its attention toward so-called emerging markets, such as the Middle East and Asia, China included. This necessarily comes at the expense of places like Western Europe and North America, where Lenovo will lessen its presence Read More

  • Iogear launches first Mac, PC compatible USB hubs

    So these might not be for everyone, but Iogear announced a 2-port USB 2.0 printer switch and a 4-port USB “Net ShareStation.” The printer switch allows you to plug in one Mac and one PC into a single printer and it automatically detects which one is sending print jobs. The Net ShareStation allows you to hook up four different doodads via USB and share that amongst your fellow… Read More

  • BioWare announces Mass Effect 2

    Here comes another Xbox 360 exclusive (and the PC) that might irritate PS3 owners. BioWare has announced the second chapter of the Mass Effect trilogy and it’s slated for an early 2010 release. Teaser after the jump. Read More

  • Asus merging EEE PC and netbook divisions: Who's next?


    First, the “news”: Digitimes is reporting that Asustek is considering a merger of their PC and notebook – really netbook – divisions. This means the two divisions will work as one cohesive unit which means lots of people will probably get fired. Fair enough. Now what does this mean in the macro sense? Since the early 2000s, PC and laptop hardware has been converging. Read More

  • Recession strikes PC sales

    The sales of new PCs — desktops and laptops and netbooks — has been on the rise every quarter since the second half of 2001. That’s a lot of quarters of continued growth, and the last five years have seen an average increase of 15%. But as we enter 2009 things are starting to slow down. Read More

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