MAINGEAR computers have today announced company’s first gaming system to feature NVIDIA’s GeForce 3D Vision stereoscopic 3D technology, bundling the Prelude 2 with Intel’s Core i7 processor, GeForce GPU, wireless 3D glasses and a 120Hz-enabled 22-inch Samsung LCD package starts at sub-$2k.
Today NVIDIA took the time to show us one amazing product that still has me awestruck. Little did we know that they would be showing off several demos of the new GeForce 3D Vision glasses. Needless to say it wasn’t easy getting me away from the machine.
There've been a few 3D TVs and displays in the press recently, some requiring special glasses and some not, and today Mitsubishi, NVIDIA and Aspen Media Products have announced their collaboration on a home theatre system offering straightforward access to both 3D hardware and content. Based on the Aspen Media Server, basically an HTPC with huge storage capacity and 1080p high-def graphics, the new range will use NVIDIA's GeForce FX Go graphics (and specifically their 3D stereoscopic capabilities) together with Mitsubishi's 3D-ready Home Theater HDTVs.
We've been using the BenQ XL2420G G-Sync monitor for the past several weeks and can safely say - without a doubt - this is easily one of the finest gaming monitors on the market. While we first said goodbye to V-sync forever all the way back in December of 2013 with our first G-Sync 101 and introduction, we've since seen a few monitors in the wild with the technology in-action. This beast had a lot to live up to after our look at the Acer XB280HK back in September.
There's a team of creators out in the wild this week showing off a pair of augmented reality / virtual reality glasses called castAR, a pair of glasses that's set to make Star Wars a reality. The inspiration for this wearable piece of technology comes directly from the first Star Wars movie, A New Hope, in a scene where the droids are playing a 3D chess game with Chewbacca. In this scene, the pieces for the chess game, (called a Djarik hologame, for you hardcore nerds), are standing projected above the board in 3D - this inspiration pushed the creators of castAR to make a pair of glasses that uses a mix of augmented reality and projection to make a whole new environment for the user.
The team responsible for creating the newest game in the Metro series, 4A Games, have made public their plans to release the title to both Mac OS X and the Linux software environments through Deep Silver in the near future. Suggesting that these releases will prove further the flexibility and power of the studio's home-made 4A Engine on which the game is based, 4A Games chief technology officer Oles Shishkovstov said that both new iterations of Metro: Last Light will be released by the end of the year.
In a press release earlier today, Toshiba announced that it is now accepting pre-orders for its Windows 8 PCs, which will start shipping October 26th when Windows 8 is released. The company's Windows 8 PC array ranges from budget models to ultrabooks to gaming machines and desktops. Not interested in pre-orders? The devices will also be available in stores on the 26th.
Dell has outed a range of new Precision mobile workstations, billed as the world's most powerful and yet delivering all-day battery life and slotting into the 17-inch segment which Apple recently abandoned. The new Dell Precision M4700 and M6700 pack 15- and 17-inch displays respectively and use Intel Core i5, i7 and Extreme Edition processors paired with a choice of NVIDIA Quadro K-series and AMD FirePro graphics. Down the line there'll be optional multitouch, too.
When you speak about Batman: Arkham City, you speak about not only the next chapter in a line of games that've redefined the superhero genre of video games, but have taken the ultra-immersive nature of the detective / puzzle solving game and have made it intuitive enough to be enjoyable for all - and the graphics are absolutely unmatched. What we've got here is a rig provided by NVIDIA to test this game specifically, an Alienware M17xR3 gaming laptop with a GeForce GTX 580 DirectX 11 GPU inside, this along with the newest set of NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 wireless 3D glasses. It's a very GREEN situation, needless to say, and playing the most advanced game on the market with the most impressive graphics processor on the planet, this is almost a no-brainer.
Acer has been offering up quite a few new notebooks recently with a pair of new Acer Ethos notebooks for the US getting detailed yesterday. If you aren't the notebook type Acer also has a cool new desktop computer that you might find interesting aimed at gamers and enthusiasts. The new gaming desktop is the Predator G5910 and it has a lot of options on the hardware side. Buyers can opt for Intel Core i5 processors up to the i5-2500 and Core i7 up to the i7-2600.