from the hang-me-upside-down-and-shake dept.
Spanner Spencer writes "Talk to iPhone games developers, and the feature they're most excited about in the new iPhone 3.0 software is the ability to do in-game micro-transactions.
And while you might wonder if this is just an excuse to get iPhone gamers to dip into their wallets even more often, it's actually a hugely positive thing for several reasons.
Downloadable content, virtual items, subscription billing and fast-track social advancement are some of them, so Pocket Gamer looks into a bit more depth about what you can expect on the micro-payments side once iPhone 3.0 debuts."
MojoKid writes: "Earlier this year, AMD launched its 690 series motherboard chipset and it was
relatively well accepted for its affordability, power efficiency, and
performance versus competitive chipsets. AMD has since
taken the 690 series chipset and optimized it further through BIOS and
software level enhancements that result in marked performance gains in a number
of situations and also introduces new features.
This article showcases a motherboard from Gigabyte that features the latest
updates and compares its performance to the unaltered board from when the
chipset was first introduced, to see just how much the platform's performance
has matured. The majority of the performance enhancements were
targeted toward better HD DVD and Blu-ray playback at 1080p."