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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

PostHeaderIcon Intel GMA HD graphics review deems them excellent for video, mediocre for gaming

Our Intel Arrandale / Clarkdale review bonanza was sprinkled with a few graphics benchmarks, but there was never a concerted effort to break down the specific upgrades on the 45nm GPU that comes as part of the new CPU package. That omission has now been corrected by Bit-tech, who've delved deep into the murky waters of embedded graphics and report that Intel's focus appears to have been firmly on video playback. Noting full bitstreaming, Blu-ray with picture-in-picture, and HDMI 1.3a support, the lads commended the "very smooth" 1080p playback of h.264-encoded video. While their conclusion about gaming was less glowing -- finding that Intel's latest gen only keeps up with older hardware -- they couldn't help but recommend the new processors on account of their feature-rich video playback and energy efficiency.

Monday, January 18, 2010

PostHeaderIcon Torchlight PC Game

If you like Diablo's hack and slash game, then you must get this one.
It extremely addictive, and even works for netbook too!
more info here

PostHeaderIcon Nvidia Notebook Driver 195.81 BETA

As part of the NVIDIA Verde Notebook Driver Program, this is a reference driver that can be installed on supported NVIDIA notebook GPUs. However, please note that your notebook original equipment manufacturer (OEM) provides certified drivers for your specific notebook on their website. NVIDIA recommends that you check with your notebook OEM about recommended software updates for your notebook. OEMs may not provide technical support for issues that arise from the use of this driver.

This driver supports the following NVIDIA GPUs (there are some exceptions – please refer to the Products Supported tab):
GeForce 8M, 9M, 100M, and 200M-series notebook GPUs.
Quadro NVS-series notebook GPUs (only those that support DirectX 10 or higher).
Quadro FX-series notebook GPUs (only those that support DirectX 10 or higher).

This driver is identical to the 195.62 WHQL drivers except for the following:
Several bug fixes to support the new Adobe Flash 10.1 Beta 2 release.
Adds new SLI and multi-GPU profiles for Avatar Demo, Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising Demo, and Wings of Prey.

Windows XP 32bit
Windows XP 64bit

Windows Vista / Windows 7 32bit
Windows Vista / Windows 7 64bit

PostHeaderIcon Golden Globe nominations tap 'Avatar' and 'Up' among others

The 67th annual Golden Globe Award nominations for film and television are fresh off the press, but the rush to dissect their deeper meaning is in full bloom. Despite the nods for the small screen, most media watchers see the selections of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, with fewer than 100 voting members, as the Ghosts of Awards Shows Future, primarily the Oscars. There are some surprises, mainly in the best film and acting categories, the biggest perhaps being the tap for James Cameron’s $230 million blockbuster, “Avatar,” for best drama.

The inclusion of a film widely regarded as a crowd-pleasing, special-effects-driven popcorn flick extravaganza is a startling sign that the effort is being taken seriously – for a good reason, says Matthew Belloni, managing editor of the trade publication, The Hollywood Reporter. “The Globes have a tradition of choosing movies that will move the industry forward,” he says, adding that the technological achievement in depicting a 3-D, deep-space environment is widely seen as setting new cinematic standards. On the downside, the absence of a nod for Clint Eastwood’s Nelson Mandela tribute, “Invictus,” was particularly surprising, given both the acting and directing nods to the film received for Morgan Freeman and Clint Eastwood, respectively. Other unexpected moments include the double nods for Sandra Bullock, one for drama (“The Blind Side”) and one for comedy (“The Proposal”).

But, says Paul Schneider, film and TV department chairman at Boston University, by and large these choices can be seen as a rough road map for the motion picture Academy statuettes, whose own list doesn’t come out till January.

“I would expect many of the nominations, especially in the acting area to overlap with the Oscars,” he writes in an e-mail, pointing out that this year, for the first time, the Motion Picture Academy has expanded the list of contenders for best film to 10 candidates, up from five in previous years. He adds that while award shows have proliferated, the Golden Globes have gradually moved from being dismissed as a minor group of celebrity-happy junketeers, in the past five years or so, to being seen as a meaningful barometer of industry achievement.

The Globe nominations are an eclectic mix this year, says executive producer of Yahoo! Movies, Sean Phillips, carrying on their own tradition of tapping as many sides of the entertainment landscape as possible. For instance, he points out, the other deep-space hit of 2009, “Star Trek,” was a possibility for the list. “But,” he points out, “there’s room for only one big high-tech space adventure and that of course, went to ‘Avatar.’” He sees this inclusiveness as a virtue, going further to suggest the very awards shows that seem to draw increasing criticism as they proliferate across the TV landscape, as a useful distraction – particularly in hard times. “Knock them if you like, but I don’t see anything wrong in honoring the best of human art and craft in an industry that for many, can take years to produce a single work. Look at James Cameron,” he adds, whose work on “Avatar” began nearly 15 years ago.


PostHeaderIcon Official NBA 2K10 Roster (10.01.09)

Now we can use NBA Today to download the latest official roster of NBA 2K10 now.
So If it is updated, we will post here.
Latest Update : 2010/01/09


Start > Run > Type : %appdata%, then find 2K Sports\NBA 2K10\Saves , overwrite the Roster.ROS
for XP users: C:\Documents and Settings\[your user name]\Application Data\2K Sports\NBA 2K10\Saves
for Vista or Win 7 users: C:\Users\[your user name]\AppData\Roaming\2K Sports\NBA 2K10\Saves


PostHeaderIcon 2011 BMW 3-Series: What Big Eyes You Have

After all the hype here's the 2011 BMW 3-Series, featuring the same wide-eyed treatment seen on the 2011 5-Series and sporting the new N55 turbo inline-six pumping out 300 HP and 300 lb-ft of torque.

You might be thinking to yourself this is the same overall power and displacement as the previous inline-six found in the 335i. You're right. Look deeper and the only significant difference on paper is the torque curve is slightly better with peak twist kicking in at 1200 RPM, thanks in part to the addition of the Bimmer version of variable valve timing/control. The real difference? BMW has dropped the twin-turbo setup in favor of a single, twin-scroll turbo.

No talk yet of the more exciting IS model yet so we hope you enjoy the new snout and other minor creases added to the coupe to give it cleaner, sleeker proportions.

PostHeaderIcon This Is God's Computer

He doesn't believe in touchscreens or tablets, and maybe He is right. It's all old school buttons and switches for The Dude in the Heavens.

PostHeaderIcon The Sims Beat Warcraft for Top PC Seller of '09

June's release of The Sims 3 bested World of Warcraft for the crown of 2009's best selling PC game, according to numbers released today by the NPD Group. Modern Warfare 2, despite a November release, was a strong fifth.
Dragon Age: Origins also saw a November release and also made the top 10, at No. 9. It was one of five games from 2009 to do so in a sector where titles have a longer sales lifespan than on consoles.

Clarification: This analysis covers retail boxed copies only; it does not account for digital sales.

Warcraft's Wrath of the Lich King expansion was the second place finisher; the franchise's Battle Chest remained a reliable seller at No. 4, and the five-year-old original version of the game is still No. 6. Sega's Empire: Total War, at No. 10, was the only game not published by Activision or Electronic Arts to make the top 10 in retail boxed sales.

Overall, NPD reported that retail PC game revenues dropped 23 percent in 2009 from their 2008 totals. Michael Gallagher, the president of the Entertainment Software Assocation, countered that 2009 was the highest grossing sales year ever on record for the games industry.

The top 10 PC selling games of 2009 were:
1. The Sims 3
2. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Expansion Pack
3. The Sims 2 Double Deluxe
4. World of Warcraft: Battle Chest
5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
6. World of Warcraft Blizzard Entertainment
7. The Sims 3: World Adventures Expansion Pack
8. Spore
9. Dragon Age: Origins
10. Empire: Total War

PostHeaderIcon The Billion-Dollar Video Game vs The Billion-Dollar Movie

James Cameron's Avatar has brought in over $1 billion at the box office. Activision's Modern Warfare 2 has done likewise. Let's see how a blockbuster film and a blockbuster video game compare.
As you can see, when it comes to profit - the only number that really matters - the two are relatively close, the key differences being unit price (Avatar costs less but more people have "bought in" and production costs (Avatar's development budget dwarfing that of Modern Warfare 2).
Most interesting, though, is the marketing spend; who would have thought the biggest film since Titanic would have less money spent on its advertising than a video game?

PostHeaderIcon Steam Account Sells for $1,000 on eBay

Here's a story amusing not so much for the games that were sold or their price, but the fact the seller managed to, essentially, resell used Steam games. Like 139 of them, for $1,000. (With free shipping, too!)

Seller dave311freak estimated his collection's value at $2,700 and said he wanted at least $500 for the collection - which includes Grand Theft Auto IV, Modern Warfare 1 and 2, and Borderlands. He ended up getting double that.
"This account has absolutely no bans on any of the games, is in good standing with VAC, and any one of the games can be downloaded at any time on any computer with Steam on it," the seller wrote. "I will change all of the information in that account to the winner's email address and issue a password to the winner that he or she can change once they log in. I will also provide user account information for games that require additional credentials (Dragon Age for the DLC, Company of Heroes Account info, etc...)."

Why is dave311freak ditching his PC collection? "As you can probably tell, I spend way too much time buying and playing video games and I am going to try to spend more time with my family and doing other hobbies," he writes. I bet he comes crawling back in two weeks, but good luck anyway.

PostHeaderIcon Download PS3 Firmware 3.15

PlayStation 3 owners, you must download the latest firmware for the console, whether you want to play PSP minis on the thing or not. The previously optional firmware update (v3.15) has been upgraded to mandatory.

Downloading and installing the PlayStation®3 system software update will update your PS3™ system's operating system to include the latest security patches, settings, features and other items. We encourage you to check this page from time to time for system software updates and to always maintain your system to use the latest version of the system software.
An update to the PS3™ system software was released on December 10, 2009. You can use this update to upgrade your system software to version 3.15.

PostHeaderIcon BioWare: Mass Effect 2 Will Have Launch DLC

And its free!

Little has spilled out regarding BioWare's DLC plans for Mass Effect 2 but yesterday, via Twitter, the studio indicated there will be launch-day DLC and it won't cost anything.

"Addressing rumors: BioWare will not be charging extra for any new Mass Effect 2 content on launch day. More DLC details next week," says the tweet.

Earlier reports had Mass Effect 2 planning a slew of downloadable content, although timing was mentioned for none of it. I suppose that we shall find what the deal is this week. We'd better, the game itself releases in just nine days.


PostHeaderIcon Intel GMA 945 Games Compatibility List - Updated

18 Wheels of Steel : Extreme Trucker (Use addgame.reg tweak and select DirectX in the game's settings window. Tested on win7)

Africa Corps vs. Desert Rats ( XP ONLY)
Age of Empires II The Age of Kings + The Conquerors Expansion
Age of Empires III + The Warchiefs + The Asian Dynasties
Age of Mythology + Titans Expansion
Aggression: Reign Over Europe (Using 3DAnalyzer: all textures work but too slow. FPS is unplayable status. Try Swiftwshader)
Aion Online
AirStrike 3D II
Alpha Prime
Alien Shooter
Alien Shooter 2
America's Secret Operations
Anno 1404 Dawn Of Discovery (3D Analyzer-Emulate Hardware Tnl)
Area 51 (Version 1.2 patch)
Armies of Exigo (Works with Medium Settings with Swiftshader)
ASHES Cricket 2009 - Demo (Windows 7 with modded driver and 'addgame.reg' Tweak)
Avencast-Rise of the mage
Armed and Dangerous (3DAnalyze)
Attack on Pearl Harbor ( Dogfight game, playable at pretty high setting)

Bad Boys 2: The Video Game
Baja 1000 (use addreg, Still Laggs though)
Battle Isle: The Andosia Conflict
Battlefield 1942 (Use 3danalyze to enable TnL)
Battlefield 1942: Desert Combat Mod
Battlefield 2 (SwiftShader 2.0 at lowest setting, very laggy)
Battlefield 2142 (3DA emulate hardware Tnl, software TnL, a bit laggy at lowest setting)
Battlefield Heroes
Battle Realms + Expansion
Battlestataions Midway
Battlefield Vietnam
Batman Vengeance
Beyond Good And Evil
Big Mutha Truckers 2
Bioshock (ShaderShock 2.0 [dont use 2.0b!] and run using SwiftShader)
Black And White
Black Mirror / Black Mirror Special Edition
BlackShot (All Details High, tested with XP v1.2 Modded Driver)
Blazing Angels Squadrons of WWII
Blitzkrieg + All Expansions
Blitzkrieg 2 Demo (But NOT the full version of game!Comment: Blitzkrieg 2: Liberation worked for me, Vista)
Blood Bowl
Bloodrayne 1 (3da sw tnl, hw tnl) medium settings
Boiling Point: Road to Hell (Vista/7 Modded Drivers. Low FPS, about 15-20 on version 1.00)
Breath of fire 4
Brian Lara International Cricket 2005
Brian Lara International Cricket 2007 (3D Analyze)
Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars (Works under XP and Vista)
Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon (Works under XP and Vista)
Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror (Works under XP and Vista)
Brothers In Arms: Road To Hill 30 (3danalyze or addgame.reg)
Brothers In Arms: Earned In Blood (Laggy)

Caesar IV
Call of Ctulhu: Dark corners of the Earth
Call of Duty + United Offensive
Call of Duty 2 (Windows Vista/Windows 7 With Modded Drivers and 'addgame.reg' Tweak)
Call of Juarez (Bit Laggy)
Championship Manager 2006
Championship Manager 2007
Championship Manager 2008
Chaos Legion (Best Resolution, high details - very smooth FPS)
Chrome: Specforce (Laggy - try low/middle settings)
Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena (Use 3D Analyze and emulate HW TnL)
Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay (Use 3D Analyze and emulate HW TnL)
CivCity Rome
Civilization IV
Clive Barker's Undying
Close Combat: First to Fight (Use 3D Analyzer, force SW TnL, emulate HW TnL caps)
Code of Honor 2: Conspiracy Island
Code of Honor 3: Desperate Measures (barely playable on minimum setting)
Codename Panzers: Phase One
Codename Panzers: Phase Two (Note: for both versions, if you encountered any problems running the demos, change Shadow to 1 under Options.ini file. This only applies to the demos, the full versions can function perfectly.)
Cold Blood (Only XP)
Cold Fear (3d Analyzer 2.34 only, emulate hw tnl, other dx8.1 caps, force sw tnl)
Colin McRae Rally 2.0
Colin McRae Rally 2004 (Update to latest patch for removing graphical issues)
Comanche 4
Combat Arms (korean MMOFPS)
Command & Conquer: Generals - Zero Hour
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 + Yuri's Revenge Expansion Pack
Command & Conquer: Renegade
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars + Kane's Wrath (shader detail must be set to medium to avoid crashes)
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 + Expansion (Too slow with normal driver,but much better with modded drivers.(addgame.reg, or patch game for more FPS increase.)
Commandos (All Versions)
Company of Heroes (xp--> Laggy even at very low settings vista+mod drivers+addgame.reg---> smooth and playable)
Conan (3da swtnl, hwtnl)
Condemned: Criminal Origins
Conflict: Desert Storm 2
Conflict: Vietnam
Contract Jack
Counter Strike 1.6
Counter Strike: Condition Zero
Counter Strike: Source (Runs slow with normal drivers, with modded drivers you can run with settings and resulution on medium, tested with Vista)
|-- CSS SCI FI 3: HARDWIRED (Counter Strike: Source MOD) (On missions with APCs, restart the game with the -dxlevel 80 command on Set Lauch Options)
Crashday (Not playable with Swiftshader. FPS too slow)
Crayon Physics Deluxe
Crazy Taxi
Cricket 2005
Cricket 2007
Crime Life: Gang Wars (Use 3D Analyze and emulate HW TnL - solves random restart problem)
Crimson Skies
Cross Racing Championship 2005
Crysis Warhead (945 - Modded driver with addgame.reg Tweak. Also works on 3D Analyze but runs around 10-5 FPS)
Crysis Wars Trial (945 - Modded driver 1554 with registry of "1" on crysis.exe)
Crysis v1.0 (Can run on Vista without 3D Analyze, some textures buggy on the screen and a bit laggy)
CSI: 3 Dimensions of Murder

Darkest Island
Dead to Rights
Delta Force: Black Hawk Down + Team Sabre (3Danalyze/RegTweak)
Delta Force Xtreme 2 (3Danalyze/RegTweak) (Laggy)
Deus Ex
Deus Ex 2: Invisible War
Devastation (All settings on High + highest resolution)
Devil May Cry 3 ('addgame.reg' Tweak[Vista/Win7] 3DA Force SW TnL Emulate HW TnL caps Emulate pixel shader caps Check skip pixel shader version 1.1 Check skip pixel shader version 1.4 Check skip pixel shader version 2.0 Check force 100 hz Check disable lighting Note* :This only works on Devil may cry 3 version 1.0) ( Extra Note: Don't use Game Rips or you won't be able to go to the 2nd level. Thing is you can only use Virgil )
Diablo II + Lord of Destruction (DirectDraw for best performance)
Dino Crisis (only under XP)
Dino Crisis 2
Dirt Track Racing
Dirty Split
Disciples II
Disciples III: Renaissance (addgame.reg)
Divine Divinity
Dredd vs Death
Doom 3 (Better with Doom 3 Tweaker Screen RES: 512x384 Minimum Quality Preset 15-60 FPS)
Driver 4 - Parallel Lines (Windows 7 with modded driver and 'addgame.reg' Tweak)
Dungeon Lords (With 3D Analyzer, force SW TnL, emulate HW TnL caps)
Dungeon Runners (Don't put bloom too high)
Dungeon Siege I
Dungeon Siege II
Dynasty Warriors 4: Hyper
Dynasty Warrior 6: (Slow but not laggy, haven't used Swiftshader or 3D Analyzer)

Earth 2160 (Use 3D Analyzer, force SW TnL, emulate HW TnL caps)
Empire Earth I
Empire Earth II
Empire Earth III Demo (Shaders set to Medium)
Empire Total War: Special Forces Edition (Windows Vista/7 + Modded Drivers + 3D Analyzer - emulate HW TnL caps)
Enter The Matrix
Europa Universalis 3 (Using Swiftshader 2.01, needs further experiment in config)
Evil Dead: Regeneration

Fable: The Lost Chapters
Fahrenheit / Indigo Prophecy
Falcon 4.0: Allied Force
Fantastic 4
Far Cry (Try patching first. Use 3D Analyzer, VendorID= 4098, DeviceID= 20040)
F.E.A.R. (Patch v1.01 to v1.08 required) + Extraction Point
F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate
F.E.A.R. 2 : Project Origins + Reborn (Swiftshader but laggy)
FIFA 2003
FIFA 2005
FIFA 2006 + Road To World Cup
FIFA 2007
FIFA 2008
FIFA 2009
FIFA 2010
FIFA Manager 2006
FIFA Manager 2007
FIFA Manager 2008
Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy VIII (If it seems bad, dont think it's the card, this game only runs at 640x 480 with bad quality textures)
FlatOut 2 (With low resolution, it runs without lag)
Football Manager 2007
Football Manager 2008
Football Manager 2009
Freedom Fighters

Garry's Mod
Gothic 2
Grandia 2 (only under XP)
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City
Grand Theft Auto: Vice city
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Grim Fandango (Requires newest patch, or it will run in hyperspeed)
Gran Turismo Racing 2
Gran Turismo Racing: Revolution
Ground Control 1
Guild Wars
Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock (v1.3 patch and 3D Analyzer - force SW TnL, disable lighting, force low precision pixel shader, emulate HW TnL caps, emulate other DX8.1 caps, performance mode and Vendor ID: 4318 Device ID: 816) (You can find tweaks for GH3 in google)

Half-Life 2
Half-Life 2: Deathmatch
Half-Life 2: Episode One (May crash in some cases, unknown reasons)
Half-Life 2: Episode Two (Windows Vista/7) (May crash in some cases, unknown reasons too)
Half-Life 2: Lost Coast
Halo: Combat Evolved
Halo: Custom Edition
Harley-Davidson: Race To The Rally
Harry Potter: The Goblet of fire
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (basically all HP games run except Order of Phoenix)
Hellgate: London
Heroes of Might and Magic III + Expansion
Heroes of Might and Magic V (Patch up to 1.6 will solve all problems regarding crashing to desktop also officially remove the CD/DVD check. Note: There will be minor graphical glitches present if run normally. Use 3DAnalyze with Emulate HW TnL checked, for better view. Try check force shader 1.1 in 3da if it has graphical errors after enabled pixelshader)
Heroes of Might and Magic V - Tribes of the East (v3.0 Stand alone, no patch needed - Worked with Vista and XP)
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
Hitman 3: Contracts
Hitman 4: Blood Money (3D Analyze emulating HW TnL - lags badly and textures corrupted)
Homeworld 2
House of the Dead 1-2
Hunting Unlimited 2010
Hydro Thunder

Indigo Prophecy / Fahrenheit
International Cricket Captain 2008
Infernal (Works great out of the box - 640x480 with DOF and Reflection off [Windows 7 + Modded Drivers])
Iron Man

Jade Dynasty
Just Cause (3D Analyze force HW TnL, antidetect shaders)
Jurassic Park Operation Genesis(3d analyzer emulate pixel shader caps -VASH )

Kabus 22
K-Hawk: Survival Instinct
Killing Floor
King Kong
Kohan + Expansions
Kohan 2
KOS Secret Operations (Everything low and you can play some small maps, like Training Ground. The game uses the same engine of Left 4 Dead, so if you know how to tweak that little monster, try these tweaks on this game and if is successful, post here how to play this game better :D)
Kuma Games

Land Of The Dead: Road To Fiddlers Green
Land Rover Off Road
League of Legends
Left 4 Dead (Modded 1624 drivers,game accelerator,cpu right mark,disable postprocessing) (Hard to play most maps, some customs, like l4d_orange, runs with great FPS)
Left 4 Dead 2: Demo (Yeah, you can normally run this game, BUT it'll not have a good FPS, maybe later we find out some tweaks :3)
Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen
Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2
Legacy of Kain: Defiance (Vista/7 with addgame.reg)
Lego Batman
Lego Indiana Jones
Lego Star Wars (With 3D Analyzer, emulate HW TnL caps, Force SW TnL)
Lego Star Wars 2
Line Of Sight: Vietnam
Live For Speed

Making History + Gold Edition
Manhunt 2 (Windows 7 using addgame.reg tweak)
Marine Heavy Gunner: Vietnam
Marine Sharpshooter 2
Matt Hoffman Pro BMX
Max Payne (Patch 1.05, tested on XP SP2)
Max Payne 2
Mechcommander 2
Mechwarrior 3 + Pirate Moon
Mechwarrior 4 + All Expansions
Medal Of Honor: Pacific Assault
Medieval II: Total War
Megaman X4
Megaman X5
Megaman X6
Megaman X7
Megaman X8
Metal Gear Solid
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004
Microsoft Flight Simulator X + Deluxe Version
Midnight Nowhere
Monster Truck Madness 2
MotoGP 3
Mount & Blade (DirectX 7)
Myst 4: Revelations
Myst 5: End Of Ages

Nancy Drew: The White Wolf Of Icicle Creek
Nascar: SimRacing
NBA Live 2006
NBA Live 2008
Need for Speed: Carbon (Vista. On XP with Swiftshader - but low FPS)
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Need for Speed: Porsche
Need for Speed: Pro Street (Swiftshader but it's laggy like Carbon on xp)
Need for Speed: Underground
Need for Speed: Underground 2
Need for Speed: Undercover (Must have 1.5gb ram, Windows Vista and run the game in Windows 98 compatibility mode)
Neverwinter Nights: Diamond Editon
Neverwinter Nights 2 (Use 3D Analyzer v2.36 and emulate HW TnL)
NHL 2000
NHL 2001
NHL 2002
NHL 2003
NHL 2004
NHL 2005
NHL 07
NHL 08
NHL 09
NiBiRu: Age of Secrets
Night Watch
No One Lives Forever
No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy In Harm's Way

O2 Mania
Obscure (Use 3D Analyzer v2.36 and emulate HW TnL)
Obscure 2
Onimusha 3: Demon Siege
Operation 7 (free online fps)
Outrun 2006: Coast 2 Coast
Overclocked: A history Of Violence (Use 3D Analyzer emulate HW TnL, force SW TnL. Got a BSOD sometime, still working for it and haven't used modded driver)
Overlord (Use 3D Analyzer and emulate HW TnL) (5-10 fps)
Overspeed: High Performance Street Racing

Painkiller (Use 3D Analyzer v2.36 and emulate HW TnL)
Painkiller Overdose (sun smoothly on win 7 +modded driver, on xp use 3d analyzer)
Pathologic (Use 3D Analyzer v2.36 and emulate HW TnL)
Peggle Deluxe
Peggle Nights Deluxe
Peggle Extreme
Perfect World (Works on lowest quality for Windows Vista)
Peter Jackson's King Kong
Phantasy Star Online Ver 2
Phantasy Star Online: Blue Burst
Phantasy Star Universe
Phantasy Star Universe: Ambition of illuminus (Both original and expansion will have post effect glowing problem most likely on XP. Use Swiftshader with d3d9 to solve the post effect problem. Should work without any problems for Windows Vista)
Plants vs. Zombies
Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor
Port Royale 2
Portal (Modded driver on Windows Vista, game crashes with normal drivers)
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (Use 3D Analyzer v2.34 and emulate HW TnL)
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within
Prison Tycoon 4
Pro Evolution Soccer 2008
Pro Evolution Soccer 2009
Project IGI
Project IGI 2: Covert Strike
PSI-OPS: The Mindgate Conspiracy
Psychonauts (Runs in 800x600 with Medium Details)
PyroBlazer (Emulate HW TnL caps and force 100 Hz)

Quake 3
Quake 4 (Better performance with modded drivers)
Quake Live

Ragnarok Online 2: The Gate of the World
Rally Trophy
Raven Squad
Rayman 2
Red Faction 2
Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45
Rent a Hero
Reservoir Dogs
Resident Evil 1 (Works on Windows XP, Vista, and Win7 with Windows 95 compatibility)
Resident Evil 2 (Works on Windows XP, Vista, and Win7 with Windows 98/2000 compatibility)
Resident Evil 3
Resident Evil 4 (Modded drivers on Windows Vista/7 works. Windows XP only on low 640x480, 15-25 FPS)
Rise of Nations + Thrones and Patriots
Rise of Nations 2: Rise of Legends
Rogue Trooper
Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 + Expansions
Rome: Total War
Rune Demo
Runescape + HD (All settings lowered for best performance)

Sam & Max Season 1 + 2
Samurai Warriors 2 / SENGOKU MUSOU 2
SAS: Secure Tomorrow
Scarface: The World Is Yours (Windows Vista/7 with 1545 modded driver and 'addgame.reg' Tweak)
Second Sight (3DA crashes randomly)
Secret Files: Tunguska
Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis
Secret Weapons Over Normandy
Serious Sam
Serious Sam II
Shade - Wrath of Angels
Shadow Ops: Red Mercury
Ship Simulator 2006 + Add On
Shogun: Total War
Sid Meier's Railroad
Silent Hunter 3 (Lags when looking out onto the horizon)
Silent Hill 3 (with addgame.reg)
Silent Hill 4: The Room (Use 3D Analyze and emulate HW TnL)
Silent Storm
Sim Copter
SimCity 4: Deluxe Edition
SimTower: The Vertical Empire
Singles 2: Triple Trouble (A copy of The Sims 2, runs perfect with modded driver)
Sins Of Solar Empire
Sniper Elite
Sniper Path Of Vengeance
Soldier Front
Soldier of fortune 2
Sonic Heroes
Sonic Worlds
Space Ranger
Space Ranger 2: Reboot (The Original Dominator is Playable)
Special Forces Nemesis
Specnaz 2 (Use 3D Analyze and emulate HW TnL, force SW TnL. Windows Vista/7 - a bit laggy)
SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars (Windows XP + modded drivers, 1024x768 4x antisotropic Filtering Texture:High ~20fps)
Spider Man 2
Splinter Cell 1 (To fix thermal vision crash, open SplinterCell.ini, look for "EmulateGF2Mode=0" and change to "EmulateGF2Mode=1")
Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow (Windows Vista with Modded Drivers and the 'addgame.reg' Tweak for splintercell2.exe not pandora.exe )
SPORE™ + expansions
Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run (Winodws 7 with 'addgame.reg' tweak)
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadows of Chernobyl (Tweaking Guide -
Starship Troopers
Star Trek Elite Force 2 (XP, stock drivers, runs okay)
Star Trek Starfleet Command 3 (XP, stock drivers, highest settings)
Star Wars: Battlefront 1 ( All low - 40 FPS )
Star Wars: Battlefront 2 ( All low - 20 FPS, depends on map )
Star Wars: Empire At War
Star Wars: Galactic Battles
Star Wars: Jedi Knight 2 - Jedi Outcast
Star Wars: Jedi Knight 3 - Jedi Academy
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (Some graphic glitches, but otherwise runs fine)
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - The Sith Lords
Star Wars: Republic Commando
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D
Street Fighter Alpha 2
Street Racing Syndicate
Streets Of Sim City
Strong Bad's Cool Game For Attractive People Episode 1 - 5
Sudden Attack (Korean fps)
Supreme Ruler
Supreme Ruler : Global Crisis
SWAT (Windows XP - compatibility mode for Windows 95)
SWAT 2 (Windows XP - compatibility mode for Windows 95)
SWAT 3 (Windows XP - compatibility mode for Windows 95)
SWAT 4 + Expansion
Swing Plus
Swashbucklers BlueVsGrey

Team Fortress 2 (Windows Vista and Modded Drivers. 'vertices 1024' command in console to obtain playable FPS)
Terrorist Takedown 2
The Cosen: Well of Souls (Rpg)
The Club
The Club Demo
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind + Expansions
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion + Expansions (Oldblivion recommended, although not required)
The Fall - Last Days of Gaia
The Godfather
The Guild + Expansions
The Guild 2
The Hell In Vietnam
The Hobbit
The Lord Of The Rings: Battle For Middle Earth I
The Lord Of The Rings: Battle For Middle Earth II+ Expansion (Rise of the Witch King)
The Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship Of The Ring
The Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King (Help provided on Intel site and also works with 3D Analyzer)
The Lord Of The Rings: War Of The Ring
The Sims + Expansions
The Sims 2 + Expansions
The Sims 3 (All low quality)
The Suffering
The Suffering: Ties That Bind
The Terminator 3: war of the machines (a bit buggy on win7)
The Thing
The Westerner
The Witcher (Windows Vista/7 + Modded Drivers)
Thief 3: Deadly Shadows
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2006
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2007
Toca Race Driver 2
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown (Use 3D Analyze and emulate HW TnL, force SW TnL)
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Raven Shield
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon
Tom Clancy's HAWX (3D Analyze with HW TnL, force sw tnl or modded driver with a registry value of 1 on HAWX.exe, playable with textures on low and highest resolution)
Tomb Raider: Anniversary
Tomb Raider: Legend
Tony Hawk's American Wasteland
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4
Tony Hawk's Underground
Tony Hawk's Underground 2
Total Overdose
Trackmania Nations Forever (Higher FPS with modded driver or 3D Analyze)
Trackmania Sunrise / Trackmania Sunrise Extreme
Transformers: The Game
Trials 2 SE
True crime: Streets of LA ( Runs on vista, but game is very glitchy. ( patch advised) Fps:15-20 using 1GB.
True crime: New York City. ( Runs using addgame.reg, inside buildings runs perfect/outside city runs a little slow.)
Turok: Evolution (3d Analyze - HW TnL caps, force SW TnL, force 100hz)
Twin Sector Demo (Use SwiftShader, laggy)
Two Worlds (Use 3D Analyze and check force SW TnL)

Ultimate Spider-man (Use 3danalyze for better graphics)
Universe At War: Earth Assault
Unreal Tournament 99 (works great with updated OpenGL drivers, and STC3 textures)
Unreal Tournament 2003
Unreal Tournament 2004
Urban Freestyle Soccer
Urban Terror

Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines (Systems with 2GB ram or more must use 3D Analyzer v2.26 or game will crash)
Vampire The Masquerade: Redemption
Virtua Tennis 3 (Update to latest patch. Works smoothly on 1024x768 with all low)

Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne
Warhammer 40k: Dark Crusade
Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War
Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War - Winter Assault
Warhammer 40k: Soul Storm
Warhammer Online - Age of Reckoning (lowest settings, addgame.reg required)
Warriors Orochi
Warriors Orochi 2
Warlords Battlecry II
Warlords Battlecry III
War Rock
(The) Witcher (Windows Vista/7 + Modded Drivers)
World in Conflict (Version 1.0 with Pixel Shaders set to high)
World of Goo
World of Warcraft + The Burning Crusade + Wrath of the Lich King (if you have a lower CPU speed, disable addgame.reg effect)
Worms: Forts Under Siege
Worms 3D
Worms 4: Mayhem
Worms World Party
WWE RAW Ultimate Impact 2009

X3: Reunion (Update to the latest patch and use the 'addgame.reg' Tweak)
XII century death or glory(win 7 +modded driver)
X-Men: The Official Game (Use 3D Analyze and emulate HW TnL)
Xpand Rally Xtreme

Yager (Use 3D Analyzer and emulate HW TnL)
Ys Ark of Napishtim (Patch to 1109, apply english translation)

Zeno Clash (Windows 7 with modded drivers and software vertex processing mode)
Zombie Panic!
Zombie Panic!: Source
Zombie Shooter
Zombie Shooter 2

PostHeaderIcon Game Compatibility List for Intel GMA 915

Age of Empires II + The Conquerors Expansion
Age of Empires III + The Warchiefs + The Asian Dynasties
Age of Mythology + Titans Expansion
Alien vs. Predator 2 (+ expansion)
American McGee's Alice
Arx Fatalis
Beyond Divinity
Battlefield 1942 + Expansions or 3danalyze to enable TnL)
Battlefield 1942: Desert Combat Mod
Black & White 2 + Expansions
Blitzkrieg (+ all expansions and mods)
Blitzkrieg II (+ all expansions and mods)
Blueberry Garden (can be slow sometimes)
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth (Works fine until the ending where it freezes)
Call of Duty (+expansion)
Chaos Legion
Clive Barker's Undying
Cold Fear (3d Analyze 2.34, force SW TnL, emulate HW TnL caps, emulate other dx8.1 caps, emulate cube maps, emulate dxt textures, it works smooth but still haven't finished it to see if it crashes)
Combat Mission: Beyond Overlord
Commandos - All versions
Condemned: Criminal Origins (Needs nothing to run good, although near the ending you’ll get a nasty crash on a bridge, whenever this happens use SwiftShader 2.01 and run like hell until you reach a fence, there you can save, then close, erase SwiftShader files and launch the game again to keep playing nicely)
Crayon Physics Deluxe
Cuban Missile Crisis - The Aftermath
Dark Earth (Disable directdraw using dxdiag tool to avoid "LS_ERROR:8 Bmap Error: Init Video Bmap" error when acsessing save/load screen)
Day of the Zombie
Deer Avenger 4
Demon Stone (Laggy)
Deus Ex
Diablo II
Diablo II: Lord of Destruction
Disciples II (+ expansions)
Divine Divinity
DOOM 3 (laggy while facing to glass and in open areas)
DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil (laggy in open areas)
Dracula: The Days of Gore (3d Analyze Force SW TnL)
Duke Nukem 3D: High Resolution Pack
ETROM - The Astral Essence (Use 3dA Emulate HW TnL caps, Force SW TnL, a bit unstable)
Evil Dead Regeneration
Fable: The Lost Chapters
F.E.A.R (Patch 1.8)
F.E.A.R. - Extraction Point
F.E.A.R. - Perseus Mandate (First use SwiftShader 2.1 to get past the cinematics, then close it, erase the SwiftShader files afterwards use 3d Analyze to force SW TnL, emulate HW TnL, counters and you’re on for the rest of the game with good FPS)
Fallen Lords Condemnation (SwiftShader 2.1 Laggy)
FarCry (Update it and set to low to get playable fps)
Football Manager 2009
Football Manager 2010
Gothic II (+ expansion)
Grand Theft Auto III
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Great Battles of WWII: Stalingrad
Grim Fandango
Half Life (+ all expansions, addons, mods)
Half Life 2 (With the usual shortcut fixes for the savegame crash, laggy while using flashlight)
Half Life 2: Episode One (Has to be updated due to unsupported directx 9 textures)
Halo: Combat Evolved
Harry Potter video games (all)
Hellgate: London (Lags a bit, set to lowest for optimal performance)
Heroes V (patch until 1.6, better if you have more than 512 ram, if not's its laggy)
Kabus 22
Killing Floor
Land of Dead: Road to Fiddlers Green
League of Legends
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2 (Starts fine, then during waterfall cinematic crashes)
Lego Star Wars: The Original Trilogy
LOKI: Heroes of Mythology (Laggy and ugly graphics)
Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth II
Marvel Ultimate Alliance (3d Analyze, force SW TnL, emulate HW TnL caps, emulate other dx8.1 caps, emulate pixel shader caps, emulate bump map caps)
Max Payne
Max Payne: The Fall of Max Payne
Medal of Honor Allied Assault
Medal of Honor Allied Assault: Breakthrough
Medal of Honor Allied Assault: Spearhead
Medal of Honor Pacific Assault
Metal Gear Solid
Myst V: End of Ages
Myth: The Fallen Lords (select "Software Renderer" in options)
Myth 2: Soulblighter
Myth 3: The Wolf Age
Need for Spped Series up to Underground 2 (good performance)
Need for Speed Most Wanted (at lowest settings)
Nemesis of the Roman Empire
NeverWinter Nights (+ all expansion)
NHL 2004
Obscure (3d Analyze, 3d Analyze, force SW TnL, emulate HW TnL caps, emulate other dx8.1 caps, emulate pixel shader caps)
Oniblade (the original Russian version, not X-Blades, runs smooth)
Overlord: Raising Hell (Use 3dA Emulate HW TnL caps, Force SW TnL, laggy even on lowest)
Painkiller (3d Analyze, Force SW TnL, emulate HW TnL caps, emulate emulate HW TnL caps, emulate other DX 8.1, emulate pixel shader caps)
Painkiller: Battle out of Hell (3d Analyze, Force SW TnL, emulate HW TnL caps, emulate other DX 8.1, emulate pixel shader caps)
Pathologic (Use 3D Analyzer v2.36 and emulate HW TnL)
Pool of Radiance 2 - Ruins of Myth Drannor
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (Requires 3dA Emulate HW TnL caps, Force SW TnL)
Prince of Persia: Two Thrones
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within
Pro Evolution Soccer 2009
Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 (Works, gives 20-40 fps, but stutters)
Quake III Arena
Quake IV (laggy until it crashed in a certain tunnel)
Quake Live (Great Free Online Game)
Rayman 2: The Great Escape
Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc (at the maximum settings)
Rise of Nations
Rise of Nations 2: Rise of Legends
RollerCoaster Tycoon + Expansions
RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 + Expansions
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 + Expansions (medium settings, can experience performance and graphical problems sometimes due to the capacities of the card)
Sacred: Underworld
Silent Hill 2
Silent Storm
Simpsons Hit and Run
Spider-Man – Friend or Foe (First replace the original exe with the latest crack available from Reloaded or the game will crash randomly, then 3d Analyze, force SW TnL, emulate HW TnL caps, emulate other dx8.1 caps, emulate pixel shader caps, emulate bump map caps)
Soldier of Fortune
Soldier of Fortune 2: Double Helix
Spore + Expansions (can be slow sometimes)
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadows of Chernobyl (fps drops too low when outside otherwise runs good)
Star Wars: Battlefront
Star Wars: Battlefront II
Star Wars Empire at War (and possibly its expansion pack Forces of Corruption)
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Outcast
Star Was Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
Star Wars: Republic Commando (Minor graphic glitches, setting off bump mapping is required, otherwise the game will restart your pc, all else can be on high)
Stronghold (+ expansions)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Without the Cell Shading effects)
Temple of Elemental Evil
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell (Crash if thermal vision is activated)
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon
Tomb Raider Legend
The Chronicles of Riddick - Escape From Butcher Bay (Many6 modded driver was installed)
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind + Expansions
The Fall - Last Days Of Gaia
The Godfather
The Sims + Expansions
The Sims 2 + Expansions (no major performance problems at medium settings)
The Sims Life Stories
The Sims 3 + Expansions (not recommended - important lagging if less than 2 Gb of RAM)
The Suffering - Ties That Bind (with a weird flashlight glitch)
The Thing
Unreal Tournament 2004
Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines (3d Analyze 2.26)
Vampire the Masquerade: Redemption
Vietcong (+ expansion)
Warcraft III
Warcraft III: Frozen Throne
Warhammer 40K - Dawn of War and Winter Assault expansion (all setting set to lowest available)
Wizardry 8
World of Goo
World of Warcraft (No more stutter disabling hardware cursor in the game options)
X-Men Legends 2: Rise of Apocalypse
Zoo Tycoon + Expansions
Zoo Tycoon 2 + Expansions

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· Linda
· Sanchet
· Many6
· Umarth
· Cef
· Nash
· Recca
· Dan Baby
· Dark2025
· Musicman2059

PostHeaderIcon Review MSI Wind U135 Netbook

"The best design offers ultimate ease and joy." - is what MSI's Chief Industrial Designer is said to have stated in connection with the Wind U135. Well, we can basically verify the simplicity of handling the netbook, but joy on design is an issue as such. Our black prototype's great tendency to smudge smothers the initial exhilaration very quickly, in our opinion. Furthermore, there is glare type display that principally shows respectable assessment data, but is at a disadvantage in adverse light conditions in comparison to displays with a matt surface.

It's necessary to remark the good case stability as well as the very pleasant to use keyboard.

You get the usual Wind fare that correlates to the positioning in the netbook sector in terms of connectivity. This also applies to the netbooks performance, despite brand new Intel hardware. The Intel N450 CPU with the GMA 3150 graphic chip places itself on the same level as its predecessors (N280/GMA950) but has the advantage of a significantly lower power consumption.

The Wind U135 reaches up to 7 hours in the battery test. This is a feasible rate but still lags far behind the identically equipped Asus Eee 1005p. The netbook's soundscape, in particular the always present fan, could be an issue for sensitive ears. The price will likely also be decisive for the Wind U135's success, which is estimated at less than 300 euro, according to first information. A serious competitor, the Asus Eee 1005p, with a street price on about the same level is already being sold.


Intel Atom N450 1.66 GHz

Intel NM10

1024 MB, DDR2, max 2GB

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 - MB

10.1 inch 16:9, 1024x600 pixel, WSVGA LED TFT, glossy: yes

Fujitsu MJA2250BH G2, 250GB 5400rpm

Realtek ALC662

3 USB, 1 VGA, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: microphone, headphone, Card Reader: 4in1 (SD,MMC,MS,XD),

Realtek RTL8102E Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet (10/100MBit), 802.11 b/g/draft-n (bgn), 2.1+EDR Bluetooth

height x width x depth (in mm): 32 x 180 x 260

1.27 kg Power Supply: 0.33 kg

49 Wh Lithium-Ion, 11.1V 4400mAh

300 Euro

Microsoft Windows 7 Starter 32 Bit

Webcam: 1.3MP, 24 Months Warranty,


PostHeaderIcon Games list using SwiftShader v2.01

Battlefield 2 (playable at lowest settings)
Bioshock (Try to run on 945gm with Vista, and doesn't work [yet])
Call of Cthulhu (unplayable)
Call of Duty 2 (graphics corrupted and laggy, unplayable)
Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare
Crash Day (unplayable)
Driv3r (playable at low settings)
FEAR2-Project Origins
J.T.F Joint Task Force
Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis
Kane & Lynch (945gm-But almost unplayable)
Need For Speed Carbon
Need For Speed Prostreet
Outrun 2006: Coast to Coast
Stubbs the Zombie
Soldier of Fortune: Payback
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter
Viva PiƱata

Note = Although the games mentioned above runs on the 945gm, however, most of them are so laggy that it is almost considered unplayable.

Games that still don't run:

Scarface : The World is Yours
Warhammer : Mark of Chaos

PostHeaderIcon Intel GMA 965 (x3100) Games Compatibility List

This is my friend's created playable game list for the gma 965 (no modded drivers, no overclocking)

Laptop in use: Toshiba L-300
15.4" Display
Intel T2390 1.8Ghz Dual Core Processor
2.5GB DDR2 PC5300 RAM (1 x 2GB + 1 x 512MB)
Intel X3100 Graphics
Windows 7 Ultimate

Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Li 2735
OS : Windows 7
Processor : Intel Core2Duo T5450 | 1.66GHz | 980MHz |
Memory | RAM | : 2GB
Video Card : Intel X3100 Graphics Accelerator
HDD : 320 GB Western Digital

Age of Empires 3 + Expansions
Assasin's Creed
Battlefield 1942 + Expansions
Battle Realms+ Expansions
Bionic Commando
Bioshock (Here's the link
C&C : Generals + Expansions
C&C 3: Tiberium Wars + Kane's Wrath
Call of Duty
Call of Duty 2
Call of Duty 4
Chaos Legion
Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay(640x480 no character shadows)
Counter Strike 1.6 & Source ( for CS: Source go here
Crysis (Laggy)
Dark Sector (see video by Akash1988)
Dawn of War Crusade
Dawn of War Soulstorm
Diablo 2
Dead Space(Here's the link
Devil May Cry 4( Here's the link
Doom 3
The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion (For better FPS go here
Empire Earth
Empire Earth 2
F.E.A.R. + Expansions
Far Cry
Geometry Wars: Evolved for Vista
Grand Theft Auto Series(Even GTA 4 Heres the link
Half Life
Half Life 2 + Expasions (do the same as for CS: Source)
Halo: Combat Evolved
Halo 2(Low Setinngs)
Hellgate: London
Homeworld 2
House of the Dead 2&3
Jade Empire
LOTR Battle for Middle Earth
LOTR 2 Rise of The Witch King
Mirror's Edge (Lowest)
Neverwinter Nights 2
Need for Speed Most Wanted
Need for Speed Carbon
Need for Speed Prostreet
Need for Speed Undercover
Onimusha 3: Demon Siege
Perfect World
Phantasy Star Universe
POP Sands of Time Warrior Within and The Two Thrones
Quake 3
Quake 4
Red Alert 2
Red Alert 3
Resident Evil 4
Rise of Nations : Rise of Legends
Rome Total War
Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine
Sins of a Solar Empire
Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadows of Chernobyl
Star Wars Jedi Academy
Stronghold Legend
The Club
The Matrix: Path of Neo
The Sims
The Sims 2 + Expansions
The Sims 3( low settings)
Team Fortress 2 (Here's the link
Tomb Raider Legend
Tomb Raider Anniversary
Unreal Tournament 2004
Warcraft 3 + Expansion
World in Conflict (very low settings)

All the credits goes to :
CyberNetizen and Aequus.Mihi

PostHeaderIcon Tommy Kaira presents Nissan GT-R "Silver Wolf" edition

Japanese tuning enthusiasts (and racing sim fanatics everywhere) have come to know Tommy Kaira as one of the best in the business. The Japanese outfit works its magic on Skylines, Imprezas and more, and has now released a tuning package for the current Nissan GT-R.

Called the Silver Wolf, this GT-R sees its engine left intact, but gets treated to a full body kit, plus new rolling stock, brakes, exhaust and suspension components. The carbon fiber widebody package gives Godzilla a serious attitude adjustment, while the functional components – if Tommy Kaira's previous offerings are anything to go by – promise to squeeze that extra bit of performance out of this Japanese icon. Click the thumbnails below for a closer look.

PostHeaderIcon Nintendo DS2 to be announced this year, released not too long after?

Nintendo has already been talking up what a Nintendo DS successor might look like, so it wouldn't come as too much of a shock if we saw the device in the near term. That's what EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich believes, anyway. He has a research note out saying that Nintendo will be releasing a new handheld in the next 15 months, and make the announcement within the next eight months. The reasons are numerous, including the need to bone up on online distribution, rampant piracy, and just the regular march of technology that Nintendo is never unaware of -- just ask the routinely trounced handheld competition. Unfortunately, there's nothing "solid" in this report as far as we can tell, so we'll have to wait for some "unnamed sources" or our cousin's friend's dad's barber to weigh in and tell us how it really is.


PostHeaderIcon Apple Tablet In 2010??

A source familiar with Apple’s product plans says that the company plans to introduce a tablet-based device in early 2010. This is consistent with the report from Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster this morning suggesting precisely the same thing. Here’s the body of Munster’s note:

Signs Pointing To A New Mobile Device. Between indications from our component contacts in Asia, recent patents relating to multi-touch sensitivity for more complex computing devices, comments from Tim Cook on the April 22nd conference call, and Apple’s acquisition of P.A. Semi along with other recent chip-related hires, it is increasingly clear that Apple is investing more in its mobile computing franchise.

Specifically, we expect this to result in a larger (7”-10”) touchscreen tablet that will launch in 1H CY10. Additionally, Apple’s consistent message that it refuses to launch a “cheap” portable netbook, and its desire to differentiate itself in a maturing market before it’s too late (similar to the timing of iPod and iPhone), plus its gradual addition of multi-touch technology to all of its core products (iPhones, iPods and Macs) leads us to conclude this product will be a touchscreen tablet (not a netbook).

No Netbook On The Horizon; Tablet A CY10 Event. We expect Apple to fill the gap between the iPod touch and the MacBook with a new tablet device (not a netbook) priced at about $500-$700. Apple will likely leverage its multi-touch patents to differentiate its product from the typical netbook. We are anticipating a new category of Apple products with an operating system more robust than the iPhone’s but optimized for multi-touch, unlike Mac OS X. The device’s OS could bear a close resemblance to Apple’s mobile OS and run App Store apps, or it could be a modified version of Mac OS X. We expect the development of such an OS to be underway currently, but its complexity, along with our conversations with a key company in the mobile space, leads us to believe it will not launch until CY10.

Apple’s Timing In Entering New Markets. Apple launched the first iPod in Oct-01, three years after the first portable MP3 player was on the market. Likewise, the iPhone debuted in Jun-07, five years after the first BlackBerry with email and mobile phone capabilities. With both products, Apple designed devices that were differentiated enough to gain significant market share despite its later entrance into the markets. We believe Apple is observing the netbook market in a similar way, and will eventually enter with a tablet, a premium mobile computing device.

Munster’s analysis sounds extremely convincing to me. Despite rumors of an impending launch of lower-end mid-sized devices, Apple is still doing well enough in its businesses—both in terms of market share, and certainly from a margin point of view—that it is likely loath to simply give in to the pressure to throw some cheap netbook knock-off out on the market. If current economics conditions are anywhere near as bad as they are going to get, it seems Apple is powering through just fine. Why take the risk of cannibalizing more profitable product lines in the future, with a product that Steve & Co. wouldn’t be “proud of,” as they say whenever asked about netbooks by Wall Street analysts.

But taking the time to craft yet another consumer category-making product makes total sense. Until now, all the talk of mid-sized devices that are smaller than a laptop and larger than a cellphone strike me as wishful thinking by vendors. But who really needs one, and for what? I know I don’t. But if Apple comes out with a slick multi-touch-equipped device of that size, able to run thousands of Apps tuned for the form factor (not to mention play movies, or help you create your own), that’s a different story. And probably a very profitable one.