TPG Daily Links: Gonna Make You Click

Once again, Monday comes along to rear its ugly head.  The awfulness is magnified if you have been battling a nasty flu bug which took over your weekend.  We have a 690 GTX review, an official statement about the functionality of Media Player in Windows 8, Steam offering remote game management, Diablo III AMD issues, the trailer for TES Online and more.

PC Hardware/Software

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 Review – PC Perspective

The new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 4GB dual-GPU Kepler graphics cards is easily the fastest and highest performing gaming solution on the market.  As we often state here, if you have the money to spend, this is the place to do it – a $1000 GPU is going to net you a better improvement in gaming experience than a $1000 CPU, that’s for sure.

Microsoft Explains Windows Media Center – Official MS Site

In this post we wanted to update you on Media Center and Windows 8, specifically how we will make sure Windows 8 fully supports the capabilities of Media Center as it is in Windows 7. We took the feedback about maintaining the functionality very seriously, and we clearly understood what we’ve heard many of you saying around the value of Media Center for movies, Internet TV, broadcast TV, optical media, music, photos, and all the other scenarios it covers today.

Dell and Origin PC Give Free Ivy Bridge Upgrades – PCMag

Both Dell and Origin PC have announced that they’re going to voluntarily upgrade certain laptop or desktop orders to Intel’s latest chip – for customers that plunked down for a Sandy Bridge system just prior to Ivy Bridge hitting the market.

PC Gaming

Steam Introduces Remote Game Management – Steam Forums

Remote Downloads are enabled from any web browser when you leave the Steam application running on your PC or Mac. Of course, we only recommend you do this on your own private, secured computer.

Diablo III AMD Driver Issues – Battle.net Forums

If you’re using ATI’s Catalyst 12.4 release, you need to revert to an earlier version.  12.4 isn’t going to be supported for use in Diablo III.

XCOM Interview – Rock Paper Shotgun

My goal with classic difficulty is to have an experience that’s not about winning the game. That’s what classic difficulty is. I’m not saying that people won’t win that difficulty level, I’m sure they will, but that’s not what I’m intending with it.

Elder Scrolls Online Trailer – Official TES Site

Reference for the title here.

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