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[E3 2010] Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days

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[E3 2010] Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days

We were only able to get a small taste of K&L 2 while at E3 however that was plenty for me to add this gritty and almost cloverfield/blairwitch/cops camera angled game to my must play list. The most noticeable aspect of the game is the camera angle in which it adds a sense of shaky realism to it. At times it would appear there is someone running alongside you during insane shootouts, poking their head out around corners for you and needs a little extra time at the gym as the screen takes on a slight gaussian blur effect as you get tired. Anyone say mind trip? Good because I’m not sure I actually followed that. Get the full spiel directly from Kane & Lynch 2 producer Hakan Abrak on video after the break and only here at Pixelated Geek. Read On

[E3 2010] Supremacy MMA

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[E3 2010] Supremacy MMA

During E3 we had the privilege of sitting down with Kung Fu Factory’s Ricci Rukavina and Daryl Pitts for a behind closed doors demo of 505 Games Supremacy MMA. From the concept artwork at the top of this post, you really feel as if you entered a scene of Bloodsport starring Van Damme. Who needs big name fighters when you can have backyard brawls in exotic and humid regions around the globe? Read On

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[E3 2010] Nox Audio – Impressions

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[E3 2010] Nox Audio – Impressions

After attending keynotes, interviews and demo’s for the day, I managed to find some roaming time to check out the multitude of chaos happening on the exhibit floor. While aimlessly walking from one shiny attraction to another, I came across a booth tucked away in the corner and in the monstrous shadow of the Game Steamer and OnLive booths, I found NOX.

Founded in 2009 makes NOX a brand new player in the personal audio arena and their products prove to be innovative and built with the user in mind. Currently they have a trio of products, the Specialist (available online for $79.99), the Scout (available later this year) and the Negotiator (still in beta however said to be available “very soon” for $59.99 or $99.99 if bundled with the Specialist). For this article, I’ll focus my attention mainly to the Specialist and Negotiator as they are a bit more in line with the content of our site. Read On

[E3 2010] New Xbox 360 with New Kinect Port

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[E3 2010] New Xbox 360 with New Kinect Port

Since Project Natal’s now dubbed Kinect introduction last year, Microsoft has often said the peripheral will work with all existing Xbox 360 consoles. Today with the unveiling of the newest revision to the Xbox 360, a new proprietary port marked Aux is actually a special Kinect port that handles both data and power for the new motion sensor system. Existing 360 owners will still however be able to use Kinect just not natively like the Xbox 360 “slim”. This means you will need to utilize a USB port and an independent power source.

[via Engadget]

Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 includes HTML5 & trashes Windows XP

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Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 includes HTML5 & trashes Windows XP

Microsoft has been showing off all sorts of new things at MIX10. New things like… Internet Explorer 9, which was previewed at the developer event, and here’s what we know thus far. As expected it will support HTML5 video, boast a new Microsoft JavaScript engine which is codenamed “Chakra,” and it’ll support new-fangled web technologies like CSS3 and SVG2.

Microsoft says one of its main goals with IE9 is to provide a faster browsing experience — always good news. Preliminary ACID3 tests on the preview show the IE9 scores a 55/100, up from IE8’s dismal 20/100 — a ‘huge’ leap forward no doubt. Microsoft has also confirmed that IE9 will not support Windows XP, but the preview Microsoft is showing off plays nice with Vista SP2 and higher. Microsoft’s also made the first developer preview of Internet Explorer 9 available for download today.

[IE9 Developer Preview]

The Porn Detection Stick, it Catches Smut from the Past

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The Porn Detection Stick, it Catches Smut from the Past

Ever played a prank on a colleague where someone sends you a graphic nude or perhaps you stumbled across a few ads not quite appropriate for the work environment. Well here’s some bad news for you if that is the case, your employer can attach a usb dongle to your computer and in an hour and a half. It will scan and analyze 70,000 images on your machine. The dongle claims to to also have the ability to scan deleted images and return less than 1% in false positives. Read On

Lenovo Unviels All-In-One, IdeaCentre

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Lenovo Unviels All-In-One, IdeaCentre

It would seem Lenovo is making 2010 their best year yet. Today, Lenovo unveiled an all-in-one desktop with touchscreen goodness starting at $649. It’s enough to make you feel all fuzzy. Ok maybe overkill but seriously the IdeaCentre is a sexy piece of hardware from an organization not really known for their style but their business minded laptops and workstations.

While not incredibly beefy compared to other all-in-one’s on the market the the A600 boasts a 20″ touchscreen display with 4gb of memory, ATI Mobility Radeon graphics and a suite of multimedia apps. Checkout the full press release after the break. Read On

Google Announces Their Answer to Social Networking

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Google Announces Their Answer to Social Networking

Google announced today the previously rumored social networking features in Gmail with a new product called Google Buzz. It’s obvious that Buzz is a direct answer to Twitter and Facebook. What makes Google an immediate threat to twitter is the leveraging Gmail for the content types allowed and user base it should spread like wild fire. Check out the introduction video after the break. Read On

Is the iPad just another money grubbing gadget?

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There has been a ton of discussion surrounding the iPad concerning both negative and positive impressions. Well let me be one those few whom throw a little more fire into the negative side of things against the gigantic iPod touch device.

Last week Steve Jobs wow’d the rows and tiers of fanboy’s with the “Apple Tablet” starting at $499 when it had been rumored for so long to be closer to a $1000 smackaroo’s. Depending on whom you speak with, this is a great price however still overly priced compared to most netbooks running fully functioning yet productive operating systems.

Here’s the kicker, according to Computerworld, Brian Marshall of BroadPoint AMTech estimates that the cost of goods inside a 16gb Wi-F0 only iPad totals $270.50. This would mean that Apple would make an estimated $208 on every 16gb iPad sold. Of course this doesn’t compensate the R&D, manufacturing, and other added value costs. It would certainly have one thinking if this is really something worth purchasing during an economical down swing.

[via Tom’s Hardware]