Thursday, April 29, 2010

Well, it's that time again. Update(3)!! yay!

(And the crowd goes wild!) Ok, so my first order of business shall be a much belated "Happy New Year!" So ya I just realized I haven't posted since last year. Anyways, now on to the fun part! Updates in the technological/geek/whatever you call yourself (elf?) world. Intel, ahhh Intel, how we love thee for your awesomeness. Intel is on the verge of releasing it's Core i9 processors and promises octo-core processors in mainstream by Q1 of 2011. Nvidia has released it's GTX 400 series GPUs which one on one compared to the latest Radeons don't stack up. However, when put in SLI (and Radeons in Crossfire) they blew them out of the water! not to mention that the 400 series now supports Quad-SLI, yes QUAD-SLI! When running benchmarks on the Quad-SLI array of doom, the testers used The fastest processor on the planet, and (get this) IT STILL BOTTLENECKED THE GPUs!! So as of right now, 4 GTX 480 GPUs boast no real performance increase over 3, but we all know that 3 days from now, when the next processor comes out, that will all change. Gotta love technology! In other news, Palm put themselves up for bid as they can't keep up with all the other touch based devises out there (we all knew it was coming), and guess who bought 'em? HTC? Nope. Google? Nuh-uh. Ummm... Motorola...? Nope. It was none other then HP. Yep, that company that most people I know don't like, bought it. Anyways, what else... Oh ya! the iAmaGiantiPhone came out, oops sorry the "iPad" (really Apple? the "iPad"?). I's gotten a lot of dissing, but mostly by people who haven't tried it yet. Otherwise I have heard that it is pretty cool (all sept for the name of course). Anyways, moving on to gaming news (this is where it gets really good). Activision fired IW's (Infinity Ward's, the guys who make call of duty games) lead designers, who formed their own company under EA known as "Respawn Entertainment", which everyone who was in IW under the designers left IW to go join, and now Respawn has filed a lawsuit against Activision. Phew... What a mouthful. Anyways I started laughing hysterically because IW screwed us PC gamers over with MW2, but they might redeem themselves now that they aren't under Activision. The sad thing is that it doesn't end there. Bungie (of all people) announced today that anything other than Halo related games are now going to be published by none other than, yup you guessed it, Activision. What a debacle... I guess we will see what else happens in this never ending story, in the months to come. Other than that, Nintendo announced they have plans for a "3DS" which apparently will be a 3D DS, but you wont have to wear silly glasses. Dunno much about it other than that, E3 will probably be the next update on that. Aaaaanywho, that about sums it up for my Update this time around. Thanks for reading.... If you did that is...

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