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Professional Gaming… Intro

March 28, 2007 Leave a comment
Who want’s to be a professional gamer? (uh I used to, but well I’d rather not now)
 
Well, here’s an article from an Expert Zone Community Columnist giving us a low down on what and how to become a Professional Gamer
 
"You love to play games. In fact, if you’re like me, you truly believe that games are the real reason computers were invented. I’ve been playing games habitually since the Atari 2600 was the best system in the world. I’m pretty satisfied in my profession as a tech and gaming industry writer, but a few years ago another dream job emerged, one which probably appeals to everyone who would rather play Battlefield 2 all night than sleep: professional gaming." -> hmm Battlefield 2… I miss that game.
Categories: Games

Games for Windows Game Advisor

March 21, 2007 Leave a comment
Troubled that the game you’re looking for might not work on your current system? No fret!
 
Games for Windows has its own Game Advisor page that will rate the performance of your PC and stack it up against some of the latest games in the market. It’s pretty nifty since you can save your current PC’s stats and as you upgrade along, you can view how much the PC has imporoved.
 
 
 
Categories: Games

Feedback on the Asus VR Guard Cooler

March 18, 2007 Leave a comment
Like what the review has stated, idle run time of my Dual Core Processor is just around in the 50′s (degrees Celsius) while under load it runs into the 60′s. However, it’s just like my original boxed Heat Sink Fan. BUT there are major differences:
a.) The fan speed is actually slow, so if I jerry rig a faster 80mm fan that would fit in place of the original fan here, it CAN go cooler, but it would be just as noisy as my old HSF… which leads to
b.) It’s really quiet, though, now I kinda miss the jet like sound my old HSF makes.
c.) My motherboard’s temperature actually dropped by 10 degrees from 45 (degrees Celsius) to 35 (degrees Celsius).
 
All in all it’s quite a bargain. Though I’m thinking if I held back on putting too much of the thermal grease… I only placed two short squirts onto the processor.

Bargain CPU Cooler

March 16, 2007 Leave a comment
Here and back again, I’ll be leaving for work shortly, but let me blog something wonderful I got after leaving the office and went shopping this morning.
 
I went to V-Mall in Greenhills to go look for a new CPU-Fansink to replace my hot and noisy stock Fansink on my PC. Even if it was already running at full capacity, it never fails me to suddenly shutdown and reboot my PC whenever I play Rainbow Six Vegas on high settings. So, once I was able to scrounge up some cash to buy an upgrade on my cooling system, I went as soon as possible (after work, night shift from the office) to the nearest place where I can buy computer parts, in this case, Greenhills.
 
I actually had to walk around some to look for a nice and decent Fansink. After a couple of stores, I ended up in Acenet, which was selling some nifty performance parts. It was the only store I saw that’s selling Antec parts, Corsair XMS RAM and whatnot. I asked for a suitable fansink and they recommended me the ASUS VR Guard Fansink. And to my surprise, it only costs Php 500.00 (roughly $10.00USD). Which is a mighty bargain for me.
 
To emphasize how well this baby handles (and not to mention how old it is actually) here’s a site review of the product: http://www.trustedreviews.com/peripherals/review/2005/12/14/Pentium-4-CPU-Coolers/p5
 
I’ll commend Asus for brigning out something like the VR Guard. Plus it fits well on my Asus Motherboard to boot!
 

XBox 360 Wireless Receiver now available…. FOR THE PC!!

March 8, 2007 Leave a comment
Straight from Gamerscore Blog:
 
"Xbox 360™ Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows®You wanna play Games for Windows with your Xbox 360 controller?  Wirelessly?  It’s finally here! 

The Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows is now available on store shelves for $19.99 (MSRP) and is available at retailers across North America including, GameStop, Wal-Mart and Circuit City. For gamers that need both a wireless controller and receiver, Microsoft is offering the Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows which includes both the receiver and controller in one package for $59.95 (MSRP).

The Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows allows the Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows, Xbox 360 Wireless Headset and Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel to work on any Windows Vista or Windows XP (SP1 or higher)-based PC."

Read on!!

Now, where to get one hehehe.

Building a Windows Vista Gaming PC

March 8, 2007 Leave a comment

Posted by me in the Microsoft Philippines Community site:

"I’m reading through this Gamespy Article on Building a Gaming (read again, GAMING) PC for playing games on Windows Vista, plus a short commentary on when it is best to move into Vista. (on a side note, I’m jealous as to how they have access to have funds to buy their equipment. All I can do is wish that some good providers give me parts to build a Gaming test rig for me hehehe) "

http://pc.gamespy.com/articles/767/767965p1.html 

Hmm, now all I need is some cash to pimp out my PC, but then again, all I need is extra RAM (eyeing out those 1GB Corsairs), a better video card (Thinking R600), a better cooling fan (for my now 3.0 GHz Pentium D overclocked CPU), a bigger Hard Disk Drive, and some new chassis cooling fans (neon blue) and cathode lighting to pimp it up some. At least I won’t be spending around something like (Php 138,000, and that’s $2875 to you)

More Games for Windows Vista

March 8, 2007 Leave a comment
Now available in MSN Games are Windows Vista capable games that’s sure to give us some quick delightful fun.
 

"Yes, we’re all very excited.  ^_^  Three brand-spiffing-new games for Windows Vista just launched on MSN Games!  And yes, that includes Geometry Wars, the insanely popular, equally addictive, and formerly Xbox-only arcade game, now making the leap to PC.  As an added perk, Geometry Wars is priced at a mere $7.95 (all part of our master plan to create a world of sleep-deprived zombie gamers)."

from Gamerscore Blog

 

Categories: Games
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