Gaming News February 2005

Sunbeam Samurai Giveaway! @ LAN Addict

LAN Addict :: Tuesday, February 22, 2005

LAN Addict and Sunbeam Technologies are teaming up to give you a chance to win a Sunbeam Samurai PC case!

All you have to do is answer a few simple, product-related questions! :-D

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Sunbeam Transformer ATX Full Tower PC Case @ LAN Addict
LAN Addict :: Tuesday, February 22, 2005

There is an awful lot to like about the Sunbeam Transformer. From it\’s large size to its tool-less drive and expansion card installation, each feature shows the thought and care that went into the design of the Transformer. Sunbeam is one of the few companies I know of that actively solicits opinions from reviewers and users and I think that listening to what people are looking for in a full tower case has led to the design of the Transformer being as user friendly as it is.

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HEXUS.preview – Punisher
Hexus :: Thursday, February 17, 2005
Each and every weapon has several unique killing moves for use up close. Now, this is an 18 rated game, so some of those moves even had me, a hardened gore veteran, wincing. Equip a grenade, get up close and ram it into a baddies gob, then retreat to a safe distance… or grab the meat cleaver and do some face chopping… the flame thrower is a particularly unpleasant way to go, especially Punisher style!

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News Flash – Microsoft Announces Volunteer Xbox Power Cord Replacement Program
Futurelooks :: Thursday, February 17, 2005
REDMOND, Wash. — Feb. 17, 2005 — As a precautionary measure and out of concern for consumer safety, Microsoft Corp. today announced that it will voluntarily replace the power cords on 14.1 million Xbox® consoles worldwide.

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Sunbeam Lightbus Giveaway! @ LAN Addict
LAN Addict :: Tuesday, February 15, 2005

LAN Addict and Sunbeam Technologies are teaming up to give you a chance to win one of three Sunbeamtech Lightbus case lighting products! All you have to do is answer a few simple, product-related questions! :-D This giveaway runs from today, February 14, 2005, until Midnight, Central Standard Time, February 28, 2005, and is open to anyone, anywhere, so long as your entry does not violate any local or international laws.

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XG Viper ATX Case @ LAN Addict
LAN Addict :: Tuesday, February 15, 2005

“Overall, well, if you’re TurboViper, you will love the design! I’m kinda impartial… I mean, it’s cool, but overall a bit dorky. The sharp edges are a bit too much for me, too. But the case is solid as a rock and really performs well.”

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Dungeon Lords Preview @ LAN Addict
LAN Addict :: Saturday, February 12, 2005

“Welcome to the first preview of an as-yet unreleased game here on LAN Addict! We are very excited to bring you a sneak peek at what looks to be one heck of a good game for this Spring! If you enjoy a little role-playing with your hacking and slashing, hang on to your seat, because this is going to be quite a ride!”


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Saitek R440 Fprce Feedback Racing Wheel @ TheTechLounge
The Tech Lounge :: Thursday, February 10, 2005

“If you are serious about computer gaming, chances are that you have at least one specialty input device. Whether it be a game pad or uniquely designed mouse, getting the edge over the competition sometimes requires a little help from the hardware gods. In my experience, no other gaming genre benefits from specialty hardware as much as driving simulators. Playing driving games with a game pad or keyboard can be a downright frustrating experience. The more realistic the driving physics, the harder it is to respond with only a mouse and a keyboard in your arsenal.

Of course, many companies have answered the call of the driving sim enthusiast over the years. Racing wheel input devices have been around for a while. Some of the newer models are complete with pedals, stick shifts, and my favorite feature – force feedback. Today I have in front of me one of Saitek’s entries into the force feedback racing wheel market, the R440 Force Feedback Wheel. Let’s take it for a spin, shall we?”

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Call of Duty: United Offensive Expansion Pack
Hexus :: Tuesday, February 08, 2005

“The difficulty level has been ramped up a little too, so even on the easiest level, you’ll find yourself dying a few times. This extends the playing time a touch, but not a whole lot and you’ll probably find you’ve finished the game after 6-8 hours of play. That said, this is an expansion pack and not a full game and the price reflects that. As such, it’s well worth the money of anyone who has CoD and wants some more of the same with a few extra bits thrown in.”

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SuperPower XP03P Mid-Tower ATX PC Case @ LAN Addict
LAN Addict :: Monday, February 07, 2005

“There’s a lot to like about SuperPower’s XP03P Mid-Tower ATX PC Case. The distinctive looks, the convenience of built-in handles, and the easy-access latching side panels are sure to be a hit with LAN gamers and other folks that change parts in their PC on a regular and/or frequent basis. If SuperPower can address the front bezel intake fan issue that I feel is very important and maybe do something about all those screws while they’re at it, I think this would be a really good case design. Until then, it’s just OK.”

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Cheaters Taking Over our Games? @ IpKonfig
IpKonfig :: Saturday, February 05, 2005

“Games, Games, Games! We’re all addicted; we all have our favorite ones, and ones we hate. Through all the blood, gore, and shoot-em up action, we still face one huge alternative problem: cheats. Online gaming has become one of the biggest and most sought for types of entertainment since broadband became widely available. But with high-speed, so have viruses, porn, and cheating with online games”

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CaseBuy EZ Power Supply Tester @ LAN Addict
LAN Addict :: Thursday, February 03, 2005

“CaseBuy’s EZ Power Supply Tester is very easy to use and it will tell you if you are getting power on a rail. Just don’t expect it to do any more than that. This little gadget can save you a lot of time by weeding out dead power supplies, but you’ll want to have a multimeter handy to make sure that you’re getting the right amount of power from your rails before you use the PSU you’re testing.”

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