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Launch games official, pre-E3 info explodes NGP

Sony has lifted a bulk embargo on pre-E3 NGP content, confirming the new Uncharted title as Golden Abyss and giving early access to the machine itself. ton of pre-E3 information pertaining to Sony’s NGP has gone live today, including the handheld’s specs and launch line-up. You can find links to absolutely everything from every site below. The system, which was officially announced back in January, will have the following games available day one:

Uncharted: Golden Abyss: Developed by Bend Studios, the game will contain the same sort of adventures and action you are used to with the series, as well as the intoduction of touch and tilt controls.
wipEout 2084: The game is set during the birth of “anti-gravity racing” and features a near-future environmentsand the ability to play against PS3 racers on WipEout HD Fury.
Little Deviants: This title contains a series of “madcap adventures” which will utlize NGP’s rear touch pad, touch screen, the motion sensor, and both the front and rear cameras. It contains augmented reality elements and makes use of the handheld’s microphone.
Reality Fighters: An augmented reality fighting game in which you capture yourself using the NGP camera andgo up against other fighters around the world.
Super Stardust Delta: The game uses the dual analog sticks, plus the touch screen and motion sensing controls.
Sound Shapes (working title): Play, compose and share with other NGP users with this “side-scrolling platformer.” In it, you will create music with your actions using the touch screen and share them with the PSN community.
Hustle Kings: Like the PSN version, only handhled and makes use of precision controls via the touch screen and rear touch pad.
Everybody’s Golf: ClapHanz has added touch and tilt controls to the game of golf which also includes online multiplayer.
Resistance Retribution: Since you will be also to play your PSP games from the PlayStation Store on NGP, start with James Grayson’s voyage across Europe which makes use of the NGP’s dual analog sticks.
Many hardware previews have also gone live today, telling of a console rather large in size with a 5? OLED screen. It has small face buttons, but, according to all reports, it doesn’t feel as big as it looks and it fits well in your jeans.
As revealed back in January, it has two analog sticks on each side of the screen, which, according to Ars Technica, feel a bit like the Dual Shock 3: it takes only “seconds” to get used to them.
The touch panel on the back is being reported as smooth, and you don’t notice it unless you are using it. It apparently allows for easy adjusting of the front screen’s size.
The system is backwards compatible with PSP games. So far, nothing is known of the machine’s final battery life.
NGP will release this year. Expect a lot more from E3.

DiRT 3 GPU & CPU Performance Testing

DiRT 3 GPU & CPU Performance Test

As one of the first games to take advantage of DirectX 11, we’ve been using Dirt 2 to benchmark graphics cards since its arrival in late 2009. Although it’s been a crucial part of our testbed, Dirt 2 isn’t quite as taxing as it was when the first DX11 cards arrived. For instance, today’s GTX 580 can average 75fps while running the game at 2560×1600 with max quality settings. Likewise, the GTX 590 and HD 6990 delivered solid 70+ fps in our recent triple-monitor gaming review.
With Crysis 2 disappointingly restricted to DX9 and few other knee-buckling games on the immediate horizon, we’ve been eagerly awaiting the next iteration of Codemaster’s racing series. The company answered our prayers last week, launching Dirt 3 for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Developed with the latest (v2.0) EGO game engine, Dirt 3 is a spectacular looking racing game with some surprisingly high, but also incredibly vague recommended system requirements.

Codemasters recommends that you play with an AMD Phenom II or Intel Core i7 processor and an AMD Radeon HD 6000 series graphics card, but fails to mention specific models or anything at all from Nvidia. Meanwhile, the minimum requirements say you can scrape by with a paltry Athlon 64/Pentium D and HD 2000/GeForce 8000 class graphics. While it’s nice that gamers with five year-old machines can play Dirt 3, we’re more interested in knowing what it takes to experience the game with all its visual splendor.
As usual we’ve compiled the performance of over 20 graphics cards, all DX11 capable, at several different resolutions.

Although we’re not here to judge Dirt 3’s gameplay, we can at least note the latest installment packs more cars, locations and tracks than its predecessor or any other game in the series for that matter. Players aim to climb the world rally standings as they race their way through weather-beaten rally stages in Europe, Africa and the US. Dirt 3 also introduces a game mode called “gymkhana,” which offers a series of obstacle course challenges made famous by rally driver Ken Block and his various

DiRT 3 GPU & CPU Performance Testing

DiRT 3 GPU & CPU Performance Test

As one of the first games to take advantage of DirectX 11, we’ve been using Dirt 2 to benchmark graphics cards since its arrival in late 2009. Although it’s been a crucial part of our testbed, Dirt 2 isn’t quite as taxing as it was when the first DX11 cards arrived. For instance, today’s GTX 580 can average 75fps while running the game at 2560×1600 with max quality settings. Likewise, the GTX 590 and HD 6990 delivered solid 70+ fps in our recent triple-monitor gaming review.
With Crysis 2 disappointingly restricted to DX9 and few other knee-buckling games on the immediate horizon, we’ve been eagerly awaiting the next iteration of Codemaster’s racing series. The company answered our prayers last week, launching Dirt 3 for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Developed with the latest (v2.0) EGO game engine, Dirt 3 is a spectacular looking racing game with some surprisingly high, but also incredibly vague recommended system requirements.

Codemasters recommends that you play with an AMD Phenom II or Intel Core i7 processor and an AMD Radeon HD 6000 series graphics card, but fails to mention specific models or anything at all from Nvidia. Meanwhile, the minimum requirements say you can scrape by with a paltry Athlon 64/Pentium D and HD 2000/GeForce 8000 class graphics. While it’s nice that gamers with five year-old machines can play Dirt 3, we’re more interested in knowing what it takes to experience the game with all its visual splendor.
As usual we’ve compiled the performance of over 20 graphics cards, all DX11 capable, at several different resolutions.

Although we’re not here to judge Dirt 3’s gameplay, we can at least note the latest installment packs more cars, locations and tracks than its predecessor or any other game in the series for that matter. Players aim to climb the world rally standings as they race their way through weather-beaten rally stages in Europe, Africa and the US. Dirt 3 also introduces a game mode called “gymkhana,” which offers a series of obstacle course challenges made famous by rally driver Ken Block and his various

LG P220 Laptop

 

LG showing its LG P220 laptop at Computex 2011. LG P220 is a 13-inch laptop comes in a brushed aluminum unibody chassis which make it looks like a MacBook Pro. LG P220 is powered by a Sandy Bridge processor, either Core i3, i5 or i7 along with up to 4GB RAM and up to 320GB hard drive. Features crammed to LG P220 including WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, chicklet keyboard and Windows 7 OS. Still no words on pricing and availability of P220 yet.