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+ - Nvidia adds GeForce GTX 570 to graphics lineup->

Submitted by crookedvulture
crookedvulture (1866146) writes "Filling the gap between mid-range graphics cards around the $200 mark and high-end excess that costs upward of $500, Nvidia has added a $350 GeForce GTX 570 to its stable of graphics cards. Based on the company's latest GF110 GPU, the GTX 570 offers equivalent performance to last year's flagship GTX 480 with lower power consumption and a cheaper price tag. The value proposition is strong with this one, although as The Tech Report's review points out, it would be wise to hold out until AMD's "Cayman" graphics card breaks cover, which it's expected to do next week."
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Comment: Re:So... (Score 2, Insightful) 1018

by Novotny (#34394794) Attached to: WikiLeaks Will Unveil Major Bank Scandal
Good lord. Look: Assange is publishing the information that is leaked to him by people horrified by what their employers are doing. He is acting in the people's best interests. One of the greatest evils in this world, to my mind, is modern banking. It's slavery, and I cannot wait until this is properly exposed. Btw, your advocacy of murder is truly appalling.
Classic Games (Games)

Lost Online Games From the Pre-Web Era 186

Posted by Soulskill
from the you-are-no-match-for-my-imperial-starship dept.
harrymcc writes "Long before the Web came along, people were playing online games — on BBSes, on services such as Prodigy and CompuServe, and elsewhere. Gaming historian Benj Edwards has rounded up a dozen RPGs, MUDs, and other fascinating curiosities from the 1970s, 1980s, and early 1990s — and the cool part is: they're all playable on the Web today." What old games were good enough for you to watch them scroll by on your 300 baud modem?
First Person Shooters (Games)

Berlin Wall 'Death Strip' Game Sparks Outrage In Germany 193

Posted by Soulskill
from the sweet-zombie-reagan dept.
gzipped_tar writes "According to Spiegel Online, 'A new computer game where players assume the roles of border guards and shoot people trying to escape from communist East Germany has unleashed a storm of controversy in Germany. The game's creator says he wanted to teach young people about history, but he has been accused of glorifying violence. ... The name of the multi-player FPS game, 1,378 (kilometers), was inspired by the length of the border between East and West Germany. ... [Players] choose between the roles of the border guards or would-be escapees: the escapee only has one goal — to get over the wall, but the border guard has more options, and can shoot or capture the escapee. He can also swap sides and try to clamber over the border defenses himself.' By choosing to play the border guard and kill the escapee, the player would win an in-game medal from the government of East Germany. But then the guard would time-travel forward to the year 2000, where he would have to stand trial. Jens Stober, 23, designed the game as a media art student at the University of Design, Media and Arts in Karlsruhe. He said that his intention was to teach young people about German history."

+ - Evolution to be taught to all juniors in the UK->

Submitted by Novotny
Novotny (718987) writes "Andrew Copson in The Guardian (link below) writes a piece on evolution being included for the first time in the national curriculum for primary (junior) school in the UK. A tremendous victory for science! As noted in the article, this move along with the banning of 'the teaching of creationism and intelligent design in science lessons, should put English schools in the forefront of education about evolution.'

I'm very proud of the UK :)"

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Comment: Re:Wont do justice? (Score 2, Insightful) 130

by Novotny (#28222163) Attached to: Valve Explains Quick <em>Left 4 Dead</em> Sequel
It's about two teams of four outwitting eachother - at least it is for me. If you're only playing offline or co-operative then you're really missing out on what L4D's all about - you're only playing bots, after all, and how dull is that? In CS, you only really use 4/5 weapons and the same number of maps. There may be more - but they don't get used. Sometimes for a laugh, sure, an odd map is played, and league play tends to bring out the odd strange one to throw a spanner in the works, however you'll find that most cs players will spend the evening on probably a max of four different maps - the same old four, too. Anyways, we'll probably just have to agree to disagree. I think we're coming at it from different angles, you seem to be after more of a single player experience, I'm more into online, competitive-type stuff.

I never cheated an honest man, only rascals. They wanted something for nothing. I gave them nothing for something. -- Joseph "Yellow Kid" Weil