Gaming News Roundup: Sims 3 coming to consoles; Phenom II X6 1090T gaming rigs, and more

Published Date
29 - Apr - 2013
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31 - Jan - 2018
 
Gaming News Roundup: Sims 3 coming to consoles; Phenom II X6 1090...

Phenom II X6 1090T gaming rigs

Three major gaming rig manufacturers have revealed new machines, just a day after the release of the new “Elite Visual Computing” platform from AMD, which combines the Phenom II X6 1090T processor with a 890FX motherboard and ATI Radeon HD 5000 series graphics.

Maingear, iBuyPower and CyberPower have all designed gaming machines based on the new platform, and keeping in tune with AMD’s price vs performance ethic, have attached inexpensive price tags to them, all of which start at under $1000. Various customizable options are available from all three manufacturers. To give you an idea however, check out the specs of the $1299 Limited Edition Vybe from Maingear, which features an 890GX motherboard: ATI Radeon HD 5830, AMD Phenom II X6 1090T, 6GB DDR3 RAM, 640GB WD SATA 6G HDD, DVD burner, and more.

Chopper 2's iPhone-as-iPad-controller design

Well the idea of using an iPhone as a remote control or a synching device for your iPad is not new, and numerous applications have been shown around the place doing this. However, Chopper 2 has decided to go one step ahead, and lets your IPod Touch or iPhone control your iPad game via Bluetooth. They also promise a composite adapter with the rig, which will allow you to connect your iPad to an HDTV (maximum size 42-inches), and then continue to use your lesser devices as the controllers. Check out the video of it in action below:

 

 

The Sims 3 coming to consoles soon

The Sims is unarguably the best-selling PC game franchise in history, and has millions of rabid fans all across the world. What’s truly noteworthy about its success is that it has achieved this level of mass hysteria despite being limited to just one platform, the PC.

Now however, you can expect The Sims to invade a console near you, and give you a taste of ‘the simulated life’ on your Nintendo Wii or DS, Xbox 360 or PS3Where to buy 115 249 449. As you might have noticed, the PSP is missing from the list, and that’s probably due to the consoles low sales. To continue, EA insists that the game will work equally well across all consoles: “tailored each platform [version] of The Sims 3 with exclusive features to allow for even more control, creativity, and connectivity.”

While the exact release date of The Sims 3 for these platforms has not yet been revealed, it is expected to hit stores this Fall, and we have no doubt it will soon become the best-selling cross-platform game franchise ever.

 

Read on for images of Ben Heck's new PS3Where to buy 115 249 449 laptop, plus MSI new gaming laptop....

 

 

Ben Heckendorn's new PS3Where to buy 115 249 449 laptop

This is not Ben Heckendorn’s first PS3 laptop, nor will it be his last. But it certainly looks good. Offering a 17-inch widescreen that plays 720p video, the laptop has a the PS3 SlimWhere to buy 8124 squeezed inside, along with integrated stereo speakers, headphone jack, and a mighty useful video out jack, in case you want to connect the rig up to a bigger screen. Ben Heck also provides “more air holes”, for cooling purposes, though he adds that it doesn’t really need them. Enjoy the pictures.

MSI GE600 gaming laptopWhere to buy 57990

MSI GE600

MSI introduces a brand new gaming laptopWhere to buy 57990, which retails at an affordable starting price of $900 though it’s stuffed full of great components. It might not be MSI’s most eye-wrenchingly powerful gaming laptop (check out MSI’s gaming family here), but it certainly looks capable. But what is certainly annoying, is that it doesn’t specify which Intel Core i5 it uses, as if there was only one! The specifications include:

 

CPU

 

 

Intel Core i5 Processor

 

 

OS

 

 

Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium

 

 

Chipset

 

 

Intel HM55

 

 

Memory

 

 

DDR3 1066, Max: 4GB

 

 

LCD Size

 

 

16" TFT-LCD Display

 

 

Graphics

 

 

ATI Radeon™ HD 5730

 

 

Graphics VRAM

 

 

DDR3 1GB

 

 

HDD (GB)

 

 

2.5" 250GB/320GB/500GB SATA

 

 

Optical Drive

 

 

Super-Multi / Blu-Ray

 

 

Audio

 

 

2 HD Speakers 1 Subwoofer

 

 

Webcam

 

 

HD Webcam

 

 

Card Reader

 

 

SD/MMC/MS/XD

 

 

LAN

 

 

10/100/1000

 

 

Wireless LAN

 

 

802.11b/g/n

 

 

Bluetooth

optional

D-Sub (VGA)

 

 

1

 

 

HDMI

 

 

1

 

 

USB 2.0 port

 

 

3

 

 

eSATA

 

 

N/A

 

 

eSATA/USB Combo

 

 

1

 

 

Mic-in/Headphone-out

 

 

1

 

 

Express Card

 

 

N/A

 

 

Modem port

 

 

1

 

 

Line-in

 

 

N/A

 

 

Keyboard

 

 

103 keys

 

 

AC Adapter

 

 

90W

 

 

Battery

 

 

6/9 cells

 

 

Dimension

 

 

374(L) X 246(D) X 26.8~35(H)mm

 

 

Weight (KG)

 

 

2.7

 

 

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