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Overclockers push Q6600 to 5.1GHz

Overclockers push Q6600 to 5.1GHz

I've been known to dabble in the art of overclocking from time to time. I wouldn't describe myself as a “hardcore” overclocker though. You know the types, the ones that are dumping liquid nitrogen on their CPU so they can squeeze out every last drop of speed. Well a group of such people recently managed to push their Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 to a whopping 5.1GHz.

Madden NFL 09 announced for the original Xbox

Madden NFL 09 announced for the original Xbox

How many of you still game on your Xbox? No, I'm not talking about your 360, but that old clunky box with the giant controllers. Well those of you that haven't upgraded to a current-gen console are in luck, as EA has just announced that they will be bringing Madden NFL 09 to the original Xbox.

Wrath of the Lich King Beta invitation arrives!

Wrath of the Lich King Beta invitation arrives!

Since it was announced earlier in the month that the beta keys were being emailed out for Wrath of the Lich King, I've been pretty much checking my email non-stop. Well last night I finally saw the email I was looking for. That's right, we can now bring you firsthand details of the beta.

EA to sell Crysis Warhead branded PCs

EA to sell Crysis Warhead branded PCs

Can your PC run Crysis? If you keep your hardware up to date, then it's possible that you can run it fairly well at the lowest, or possibly even medium settings. However, when the game first came out, almost no one was able to even able to crank it up to High at a decent resolution. We know that Crysis Warhead is going to be a little easier on your system, but how can you make sure that your PC can handle it? Just buy a new Crysis Warhead branded PC from EA.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed demo coming next month

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed demo coming next month

One of the games I'm looking forward to the most this year is Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. Thankfully it seems that we'll only need to wait until August to get our first real hands-on look at the title, as LucasArts recently announced that the demo will be coming next month.

Creative Fatal1ty X-Fi USB Headset

Creative Fatal1ty X-Fi USB Headset

I remember back in the day when the name Fatal1ty was just first being heard around the internets. This was some kid that was making a real name for himself in the professional gaming world by dominating in Quake III Arena, and going on to win (or place very well) in dozens of professional tournaments. Nowadays you don't hear much about his victories, but you do see gaming products with is stamp of approval on them. The latest such products is the Creative Fatal1ty X-Fi USB Headest.

First, this headset is not going to improve your fragging skills, I don't care who has their name stamped on it. However, I can bet that this guy has spent more time gaming with a headset on than most of us, so he probably knows what he's talking about.

ECS announces GeForce 9800 GTX+ Hydra Pack

ECS announces GeForce 9800 GTX+ Hydra Pack

Low Crysis framerates got you down? There's a good chance that your graphics card needs an update, and while some of the newer cards are finally able to play on “High” settings, you may want to consider a dual-GPU configuration. Elitegroup Computer Systems has just announced their GeForce 9800 GTX+ Hydra Pack which looks to smash the competition.

MIT grads build PC with 16 GPUs

MIT grads build PC with 16 GPUs

I remember back when I first installed a second graphics card in my gaming rig. I thought that I had achieved greatness. Of course these days it's not all that uncommon to find multiple GPUs in a gaming  system (be it on a single card, or separate ones), however, I can't say that I've ever heard of 16 GPUs running in a single system. That is until I heard about a few MIT grads that decided to do just that.

New 60GB Xbox 360s already being sold at Target

New 60GB Xbox 360s already being sold at Target

Are you thinking about getting your hands on a new Xbox 360? Well currently you can get the 20GB Pro model for $299, which is a pretty good deal. However, if you're holding out for that extra 40GB of space then you'll need to wait another week. That, or just head down to your local Target store.

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