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GameStop Sells Out

It looks like GameStop is admitting Brick-and-Mortal defeat by now offering Valve Vouchers so you can start buying your games not-from-GameStop.  This is a bit sad for sure, but if they make $5 off of a voucher, I guess you can't blame them.  Kotaku has more info.




The vouchers will apparently go on sale on May 15, and are reportedly a "kind of a sensitive issue" between GameStop and Valve owing to the fact it's an awkward way for either party to be making money.

Video Game Release List

ShackNews tries to get us excited with a bunch of new games this week, but we know that since Max Payne 3 (for the PC) has been pushed back to May 29, nothing will get us too excited this week.  That being said, there are a few that may fill the gap.


  • A Game of Thrones
  • Anna (download)
  • Diablo 3
  • Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II (download)


  • A Game of Thrones
  • Akai Katana
  • Battleship
  • Dragon's Lair (XBLA)
  • Jam Live Music Arcade (XBLA)
  • Max Payne 3
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II (XBLA)


  • A Game of Thrones
  • Battleship
  • Jam Live Music Arcade (PSN)
  • Max Payne 3
  • Myst (PSone Classic)
  • PixelJunk 4am (PSN)
  • Rock of Ages (PSN)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II (PSN)


  • Battleship


  • Battleship
  • Mario Tennis Open


  • Velocity (mini)


  • Battleship


AMD APU A8-3870K

AMD is betting big on their APU platform and they've got a lot of great products out there for sure.  Vortez looks at the A8-3870K chip that comes with an unlocked multiplier and a Radeon 6550D built into this 3.0GHz chip.  Take a look and see if this quad-core budget wonder has enough prowess to make you happy.

As we can see, the A8-3870K is virtually identical to the the A8-3850 with exception of an increased frequency to 3.0GHz up from 2.9GHz within the same TDP, because of this we can assume that base performance will be similar to the A8-3850. Though the real selling point of the Black Edition is the unlocked multiplier.

3D Monitor / TV Hybrid

HardwareLook tests out the Samsung TA950 HDTV 3D Monitor in their latest review and show off how well this little unit performs and how it fits in your life.  It's a 27" unit that produces 1080p resolution and comes with a great contrast ratio, and fits with so many applications including PC, TV, Tuner, Console and more.

The TA950 has loads of ports to enable a wide range of connectivity. The Samsung TA950 has been fitted with wireless adapter port, this is so you can connect your wireless dongle and engage all of your wireless multimedia devices to communicate with your TA950 HDTV monitor. This allows you to wirelessly stream across all your content from other devices using the Samsung built-in AllShare.

Odds and Ends

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Real-Life Portal Turrent

This is pretty awesome.  There are definitely ways they can improve this, but it's still pretty sweet.  After they nerd out and explain it, they do a live demo.  Pretty awesome!

Will Windows 8 Ban all other browsers?

Remember back in the 90's when Microsoft go sued for trying to get rid of other browsers for Windows? Well the group behind Firefox is saying this is happening again with the upcoming release of Windows 8. Apparently in the version of Windows 8 that is written to support ARM CPU's right now Internet Explorer is the only browser that is able to be run which is making the other guys a tad bit angry. Fox News has all the details of what could be an upcoming lawsuit.

The biggest lawsuit in Microsoft’s history dominated the 90s, when the company battled accusations that it was stifling browser competition. Rival Netscape couldn't survive, but the Windows giant was ultimately forced to strip Internet Explorer from its operating system in a landmark ruling.

That conflict may be brewing up again.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 Launch

NVIDIA is clawing their way back into the minds, hearts and rigs of gaming enthusiasts, but lets face it, the GTX 690 priced over $1000 is not realistic.  They've released a more mainstream card with the GTX 670, and we have a few launch day reviews to share.


Here comes DDR4 Memory

Move over DDR3 memory, DDR4 is coming to town. Samples of DDR4 Memory are hitting the field with Micron being the latest to join other manufacturers this week by announcing fully functioning DDR4 samples. The final standards for DDR4 are expected to be finalized this summer so one could guess that later on in the year we could see DDR4 systems on the market. There are some good advancements that DDR4 will offer (faster speeds, less power usage) but there might also be some challenges that it will have to overcome. Arstechnica has the full story and a ton of details over here.

 There isn't even an official standard for DDR4, the next generation of computer memory technology. But memory manufacturers are already shipping samples of the first DDR4 memory units, and preparing to produce them en masse. On May 7, Micron joined the field, announcing it had released its first fully functioning DDR4 memory product for testing.

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