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My blood for games

The Foundation Of A Brotherhood.

Mini golf games are usually developed for mobile phones. I for one hope that the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series stays alive somehow. In a way it will, seeing as Metro 2033 has become a hit. The series has been worked on by people who once helped develop S.T.A.L.K.E.R. It’s what you might call a spiritual successor. That and Vostok Games has Survarium. GSC for the time being is still alive, but is slowly bleeding out. Currently the main website and forum are still open, and they still provide technical support for their games catalogue, and the store is still open to purchase games. If you haven’t ever played a S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game, do yourself a favour and buy one – even if just to say thanks to a great studio that made a terrifically atmospheric, if technically flawed, series of games. It’s only a matter of time before they’re gone for good.

At E3 2008, at Microsoft’s Show, Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg and Marc Whitten announced the new Xbox 360 interface called the “New Xbox Experience” (NXE). The update was intended to ease console menu navigation. Its GUI uses the Twist UI, previously used in Windows Media Center and the Zune Its new Xbox Guide retains all Dashboard functionality (including the Marketplace browser and disk ejection) and the original “Blade” interface. It is possible to find a pocket camcorder that can offer you a lot of features that a mobile phone cannot. It all depends on what your main purpose of using the pocket camcorder is for. For most consumers, it is for recording vacations, random inspirational moments, sight-seeing and other social activities as well as for work related capable of shooting video for journalism, news and reviews.

The quality of titles available for Sony’s handheld keeps getting better so we’re refreshing the list of what we think are the best games for the PlayStation Vita. New to the Bests for Vita are: Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation, Need for Speed Most Wanted and Persona 4 Golden. Games that fell off the list include Mutant Blobs Attack, Wipeout 2048 and Escape Plan. They’re still good but their replacements are just a wee bit more impressive. The Xbox 360 came out before the PS3 did, and there were many more games available very quickly than there were for the PS3. Critics of systems gave the edge to the 360, since there were simply so many more games available to play at the time. FarmVille is a highly-popular farming simulation social network game developed by Zynga in 2009.

The CPU at the heart of the Xbox 360 is a PowerPC based unit with three cores, each running at 3.2GHz. The chip is based on the same architecture as used in the Cell Processor that powers the PS3 console and was developed for Microsoft by IBM, who also worked on the Cell Processor. Called Xenon by Microsoft, the processor contains 165-million transistors and 1MB of level 2 cache, with each of the three cores functioning like a separate processor. This multi-core solution allows ps3 for a combination of incredible computing power coupled with efficient energy consumption. The work load is spilt between the various processors so if the console does not need all the available power, one or two of the free cores can be shut down with a huge benefit to power consumption and therefore the amount of heat generated. If just one super-powerful processor has been used instead of a multi-core solution then this power reducing mode would not be available.