Author Archives: Chris Scott Barr


Rumor – Microsoft to announce DirectX 11 this month

Rumor – Microsoft to announce DirectX 11 this month

DirectX 10 has been out for a while now, and there are a good deal of people that still don't have the hardware able to keep up with the latest and greatest DX10. It's understandable really, Crysis still works even the best GPUs to death. But tell me, are you ready to turn it up to 11?

First Half Life 2: Episode 3 concept art

First Half Life 2: Episode 3 concept art

As gamers, we are always starved for information on upcoming titles. We are constantly scouring the internets in search for some one-liner mentioned by a studio exec, or a screenshot hidden on a company website. When we do find such a tasty morsel, it makes for a great day. That being said, Half-Life fans may want to go take a leak before peering at the picture below.

iPhone 2.0 software has already been unlocked!

iPhone 2.0 software has already been unlocked!

So we've all been wondering how long it would take for the iPhone 2.0 software to get unlocked. Would it be a day, week or even a month? Think again folks, it has already been unlocked, and the software isn't technically supposed to be released until tomorrow.

Judge recommends permanent disbarment for Jack Thompson

Judge recommends permanent disbarment for Jack Thompson

Jack Thompson's career as a lawyer may very well be coming to a permanent end. We all know that he has been in hot water, with the Judge recommending a guilty sentence on 27 misconduct charges, however, it seems that she also recommends that he be permanently disbarred.

The Florida Bar recently recommended a 10-year “enhanced” disbarment sentence for our favorite crazy lawyer. While that may well be long enough for Thompson's career to be completely ruined, Judge Tunis doesn't think it is harsh enough.

Motion control coming to the 360? MS makes contradicting statements

Motion control coming to the 360? MS makes contradicting statements

There have been plenty of rumors floating around that Microsoft will release some sort of motion-sensitive controller for the Xbox 360. The most likely time for them to make such an announcement would naturally be E3. Well they may have let the cat out of the bag just a little early.

During a recent preview for Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, Ken Lobb (MS Game Studios creative director) was providing commentary when he said "So you basically grab with the wrench and then you twist the controller around and it'll move different things in the game." Twist the controller, eh?

Rumor – Leaked memo shows 60GB Xbox 360

Rumor – Leaked memo shows 60GB Xbox 360

We've been hearing a lot about the rumored price drop of the Xbox 360 Pro to $299. Naturally when we're this close to E3, a price drop like this can mean only one thing: new hardware. A recently leaked memo from Microsoft (unconfirmed) shows that they are indeed releasing new hardware. Hit the jump for the memo in its entirety.

Amazon slates Star Wars Battlefront III for a March 2009 release

Amazon slates Star Wars Battlefront III for a March 2009 release

The internet is a strange creature. With vast amounts of information readily available at our fingertips, we can find out nearly anything with a few keywords and clicks. Usually it turns out to be good for us, and bad for large companies that wish to keep some information private. For instance, I'm pretty sure that LucasArts didn't want us to know about Star Wars Battlefront III just yet.

SlashGear Review – NZXT Performance Power 800

SlashGear Review – NZXT Performance Power 800

I spent several years working as a PC repair technician, and can't even count the number of issues people had that were attributed to their power supply. Most of the time what had happened was that they'd done some major upgrades to their hardware, and left their old puny PSU to power it all. These days if you're running a high-end gaming rig, you need some major power, which is where this new NZXT Performance Power 800 comes in.