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Saturday, Dec 29, 2012

  

Tomb Raider Multiplayer

A tweet from Crystal Dynamics confirms multiplayer support in the upcoming Tomb Raider reboot, following a leak (thanks GameSpot). Here's word:

OK, so after all the speculation..yes it's true. http://www.oxmonline.com/our-next-issue-tomb-raider-gets-multiplayer … Check out @OXM for all the info on @tombraider's new multiplayer

Op Ed

The Tech Report - Improving the PC as a gaming platform: the hardware.
The new spec would clearly involve some compromises, since you can't simply step up and demand that every new computer feature a Radeon 7970, 32GB of RAM, and a six-core CPU with Hyperthingamabobs. However, let's take a page from our own System Guide's Econobox. MPC-HD could set the bar at, say, a Radeon 7770 graphics card ($120 or so) and a Core i3-3220 processor (around $130). Those components provide solid gaming performance at 1080p in the vast majority of titles, even with anti-aliasing enabled. They would be a perfectly reasonable baseline to aim for—one that provides many times the horsepower of current-generations consoles.

Setting a baseline would make life easier for developers, as well. Let's imagine MPC-HD has multiple levels, and when publishing your game, you can simply state that the minimum requirement is MPC-HD Level 1. That's easy for developers to code for, easy for buyers to follow, and easy for manufacturers to advertise and profit from. One can only wish.

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Saturday Consolidation

Saturday Mobilization

Saturday Metaverse

Saturday Tech Bits

Saturday Safety Dance

Saturday Legal Briefs

Hardware Reviews

  • AMD Radeon HD 8790M Video Card on Legit Reviews.
  • Antec ISK110 VESA Mini-ITX Desktop on techPowerUp.
  • Arctic Cooling Accelero Hybrid VGA Cooler on AnandTech.
  • Asustor AS-602T 2-Bay NAS on Test Freaks.
  • Corsair Carbide Series 200R Mid-Tower Comptact ATX Chassis on eTeknix.
  • iFrogz Boost Plus Near-Field Audio Amplifying Speaker on Nikk Tech.
  • Kingston HyperX Beast DDR3-2400 32GB Memory Kit on Hardware Heaven.
  • OCZ Agility 4 256GB on APH Networks.
  • OCZ Vector 256GB SSD on eTeknix.

etc.

Out of the Blue

I got together last night with some buddies to close out the year with a little carousing. Of course things got out of hand quickly, and we had a hefty tab to refill the bars we cleaned out and repair the windows we kept throwing bikers through, but what can you do? As the old saying goes, you can't make an omelet without killing a few chefs. Here's hoping your end-of-year celebrations are equally exaggerated. :)

Celebratory Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: One Click Ninja.
Stories: First the Fiscal Cliff, Now the Dairy Cliff.
Norwegian Earns Internet Stardom and an N.F.L. Tryout to Boot. Thanks j.c.f.
Science: Roboy, the robot 'boy' set to be born in nine months. Thanks Acleacius.
The Most Amazing Science Images of the Year. Thanks HARDOCP.
Images: The Next Bond.
Media: It's a Bird!...It's a Plane! Yep, It's a Plane.
Funny YouTube Comments of 2012.
Catzilla.
The Funnies: Savage Chickens.
Follow-up: "Mockingbird Lane" Officially Dead At NBC.



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