Rockstar Games today released this video explaining what gamers can expect in Grand Theft Auto V's online mode. GTA V is set for release on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on September 17. While the game hits in September, Grand Theft Auto Online won't be live until October 1.
While promising a fast, high-quality video player, this app fails to deliver where others have succeeded. Mobo Video Player initially seemed user-friendly and well designed, but further investigation revealed instability and compatibility issues.
Mobo Player installs quickly and easily, but instantly forces users to load separate codec packs. There is not one codec pack for each device, so further downloading is necessary as you attempt to view various file formats. The main menu is full of advertisements and constant pop-ups trying to sell you other apps. The confusing array of advertisement is a hassle when you simply want to view … Read more
Adding to the growing list of laptops with Intel's new third-generation Core i-series CPUs, Acer has announced the Aspire V5. Not exactly ultrabook-thin, the 14- and 15-inch V5 models are being pitched as thin-and-light on a budget. Acer says they are "great for back-to-school and savvy consumers looking for performance, style, and value."
At 30 percent thinner than Acer's previous budget midsize line, the 14-inch V5 is 0.79 inch thick and weighs 4.6 pounds; the 15-inch model is 0.83 inch and 5 pounds. The design is nondescript, looking a lot like a classic … Read more
Two new laptops from Acer have turned up at the annual CeBit trade show held in Hanover, Germany.
The Acer Aspire Timeline Ultra M3, in addition to having a really long name, is a 15-inch ultrabook (meaning it meets Intel's specifications for using that trademarked term), and it breaks new ground by including a discrete graphics card and an optical drive. Acer says of the system:
The latest Timeline series is slimmer and lighter than its predecessors (measuring just 20 mm thin), without compromising its state-of-the-art performance. In fact, the new Aspire Timeline Ultra M3 raises the bar by being the first Ultrabook with dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GT640M graphics for enhanced content creation and consumption.
The business of sado-masochism continues to boom in gaming. We're not talking about laser tag tanks or board games that punish you for wrong answers (though the "Shocking Duel Novelty Game" of pain endurance comes close).
The real demand is for vibration and shocks that correspond with the onscreen action, as exemplified by such wearable electrode conductors as the recently cited "FPS Vest." The latest example is the "Mindwire V5," a devious apparatus whose slogan is "feel the pain, enjoy the game." It supposedly uses technology that was originally developed for … Read more