Monday is here once again and so are the Daily Links. Take a look around this crazy place we call the internet for great PC technology stories. Safari not being updated, Windows 8 will only boot into Metro, various hardware reviews and PC gaming articles.
While Apple has debuted Safari 6.0 browser for OS X 10.7 “Lion” and 10.8 “Mountain Lion” users, it seems that Windows users aren’t able to join the party.
Leaked builds of Microsoft’s Windows 8 are providing more clues as to what kinds of user behaviors will and won’t be permitted. Skipping Metro is right out.
Although SSD pricing is extremely volatile, Intel’s SSD 330 tends to be among the cheaper solutions. The 60GB drive is just as cheap as the competition at $70, and the 120GB model is only $5 more than the chepaest alternative here.
It’s generally accepted that onboard audio cards have gotten much better over these past few years. It was more common before to see dedicated audio cards being installed in computers, but now such components are becoming more of a niche market. There are still many systems that feature cheap soundcards though, for example netbooks. Granted, even then there are a few models that have better stuff such as Harman Kardon speakers, but they are scarce
When a case which holds just one system isn’t enough, call in the Interceptor Pro. Combining two separate chambers into a single full tower chassis allows this behemoth to support HPTX and mini-ITX systems simultaneously. So is this dual-system Goliath a gimmick or can it offer the flexibility that its competitors desire?
What’s important is how well the griddle cooks your bacon – and in this case, it serves up a crispy plate of goodness better than any other product on the market for the same price.
Woodsie and Shepherd discuss the various inventory systems used by games, how they affect gameplay, the extent of their “realism,” and other scintillating subtopics.
Some interesting design ideas, beautiful graphics (even in the reasonably small scope of the game), great controls, and clever puzzles make this a game you should definitely grab the next time you want to tease your brain a little.
We’re being blessed with a swell of action RPGs in the near future, and among their number is the intriguing The Incredible Adventures Of Van Helsing. From NeocoreGames, they who brought us the King Arthur strategy RPGs, it’s a sharp change of direction for the studio, and a return to releasing a game independently. We spoke to them about why they’ve headed in this direction, what lessons they’ve learned from recent ARPG releases, and their ongoing research into who would win in a fight between a vampire and a werewolf.
3 1/2 hours of Carmack talking about RAGE PC, Doom 4 and more.
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