To keep things fresh, I decided to add a “Quickies” feature to HCW. Basically, I’ll post the video game and PC hardware news that I personally find interesting. I’m not sure how long this will last, leave a comment if you like it!
- Our first Quickie in history is the news that 3D Realms is not disappearing. No, after 12 years of blowing through funding for Duke Nukem Forever, they are simply going to drop that project and attempt to milk the franchise with licensing and low budget games. Had they done this 7 or 8 years ago I would be less irritated by this news. Of course, there is that small issue of Take 2 suing them for everything they are worth – which means the Duke Nukem Franchise and nothing else.
- This story is filled with so much irony, it makes my head spin. First, some fake photos of a “Slim PS3” started showing up on the gaming blogs. Everyone had their laughs (it looks horrible) and I guess some people believed it. Well today, Engadget received a cease and desist letter from a company in China. Yup, a fake C&D from a fake company in China for fake photos of a fake video game console. Does China even have a Cease & Desist law? If so, why is this the first time it’s ever been used?
- If you gave up on the Nintendo 64 partway through its cycle, then you probably missed the absolutely brilliant The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. Well now is your chance to catch up and play this great game, because it is Nintendo’s 300th game on Virtual Console. Anyone up for a Zelda marathon?
- In a recent podcast, Major Nelson noted that soon, XBOX Live GamerScore cheaters will be flagged for everyone to see. Or in other words, it will be a tag telling everyone which players are under 16 years old.
- Capcom has announced that Tatsunoko vs. Capcom will be coming to North America after all. WTF is Tatsunoko? It’s a group of anime characters that you probably have never seen before, save for the few that were poorly translated and brought to North America in the 70’s. Do you care?
- If you’re in the market for a budget LGA775 CPU, Intel has just released the Pentium E6300. Basically, it’s a Wolfdale Core 2 Duo E7400 but lacking 1MB of cache, and virtualization support. We love the Celeron as a $50 CPU, and the Pentium at around $92 is great as well.
- Finally, InformationWeek has some information regarding HyperThreading enhancements in Windows 7. Basically, Microsoft has developed Windows 7’s scheduler and core to make full use of HyperThreading. So if you have a Core i7 (or a Pentium 4) rest assured that you are getting the most out of that feature.
That’s it for today, be sure to leave a comment with your thoughts on these stories!