Sunday, 20 March 2005

Duke Nukem Forever's Nuking Physics Engine

Swedish company Meqon, the firm behind the physics for 3D Realms' Duke Nukem Forever, have rekindled interest in the long-delayed game with a stunning demonstration of its latest physics technology. Click the link and read on

Sunday, 13 March 2005

Is this the Xbox 2?

Originally uploaded by nouhad.
Either someone has a very deft hand with their cell phone camera, or this is a good fake (or it’s a really nice surge protector). Pengo sends in this shot of Allard standing over a small silver box that could be the next Xbox. It has the rounded look that we’ve heard about, and seems sexy enough from a distance.


Welcome to the world of Torrents

For those of you still using Kazaa and all other lame P2P software, switch over to the world of Bittorrent. Here is a 4 step guide to getting started up and begin downloading files.
1) There are mainly two good bittorent clients, they are BitComet and Azureus. Choose whichever client you want, download it and proceed to Step 2.
2) Find a site that hosts torrents, such as, go there and download a torrent file.
3) Open the torrent file using whichever client you downloaded from Step 1.
4) The file downloads, and u can enjoy. If you have to, play around with the configuration settings.
If you need any more help, feel free to email me at

Okay, heres the deal with Xbox 2

Its about time somebody put all the bits and pieces of information regarding Xbox 2 into one article so we all know whats going on. Thanks to the folks at IGN, here is "Everything You wanted to know about Xbox 2".
Read on and enjoy.
PS3, Xbox 2, Gamecube Revolution!! Its on like donkey kong!

Saturday, 12 March 2005

Fantastic Four images

Here are images of the new Marvel movie, Fantastic Four. Courtesy

World Of Warcraft

Here is a review of the game for those of you who are unsure about it.
My opinion - it rocks solid

The Cell revisited

This is the first article published by David T. Wang that shows a detailed explanation of the Cell processor used in Xbox 2 and PS 3

The second article, "The Cell revisited", talks about RAM and other capabilities.

Xbox 2 - Sheer power

CPU - Xenon's CPU has three 3.0 GHz PowerPC cores. Each core is capable of two instructions per cycle and has an L1 cache with 32 KB for data and 32 KB for instructions. The three cores share 1 MB of L2 cache. Alpha 2 developer kits currently have two cores instead of three.

GPU - Xenon's GPU is a generation beyond the ATI X800. Its clock speed is 500 MHz and it supports Shader 3.0. Developers are currently working with an alpha 2 GPU. Beta GPU units are expected by May and the final GPU is slated for a summer release. The final GPU will be more powerful than anything on the market today; in game terms, it would handle a game like Half-Life 2 with ease.

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Xbox 2 Information

Microsoft stated some general info on how the high definition technology, personalization and connectivity will be executed:

* Custom music. Developers will no longer have to support custom music for games, because consumers will be able to play their own music while playing any new Xbox game.
* Marketplace. After searching via game, genre, etc, consumers will be able to go there to download new game levels, skins, maps, weapons, vehicles and content created by other gamers.
* Micro-transactions. Developers and the gaming population will be able to log into the Marketplace, then buy content created by the gaming community. Buying a fully-loaded car, for instance, might cost a dollar, and then the transaction can go down within the Xbox context. Similar ideas have already been at play in PC games such as Second Life.
* Gamer cards. Gamer cards boost the community aspect of Xbox Live!, allowing players to find others online who have the same interests, skills and lifestyles.

Back to blogging

Im back after a long hiatus... Its 2005, and man do I have stuff to blog about. Stay tuned for postings. Previews (Xbox 2 , PS3, Cell Architecture, Xbox 2 Games , etc..)