Shuttle Adds New Six-Core Intel Gulftown PC to Gaming Line-Up with U.S. Pre-Order of J3 5800G

Shuttle, an industry leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance small form factor (SFF) PC solutions and creator of the XPC, today launched the official website of the Shuttle J3 5800G desktop PC, the high-performance J3 Series model, available for U.S. pre-order starting at $1,899.

The highly-anticipated Shuttle J3 model is designed for gamers and enthusiasts requiring the highest performance in the smallest size. It supports high to extreme performance configurations up to the Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-980X Extreme Edition “Gulftown” — the world’s fastest processor featuring six-cores — and the NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX 480 — the world’s fastest graphics card.

“The Shuttle J3 is the ultimate PC for gamers and enthusiasts,” said Nicolas Villalobos, Director at Shuttle Computer Group in Los Angeles. “No o ne else’s PC is capable of fitting everything we can in terms of performance, in something of this size, with industry-leading thermals and rock-solid stability.”

For a limited time and only while supplies last, any Shuttle J3 5800G desktop pre-ordered directly from Shuttle’s U.S. website will come with a free bundle package which includes a full retail version of Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction(TM) PC game.

Consumers can now order the Shuttle gaming models directly from the Shuttle website:

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PC History of the Sound Card

By Angie Quidim

As today’s entertainment news comes from the people, I was perusing the net to find what the people deemed buzzworthy.  On Youtube,  I found an awsome creation,  The below video is the history of PC audio.,

It just goes to prove that the gaming culture is now part of everyday life.  It is to show the sign of the times that the baby gamers of yesteryear are today’s adults.  Games are no longer toys but now educational tools as well as a form of all ages entetainment. 

GRAB THE REIGNS AND MOUNT-UP IN EVERQUEST® II WITH THE DEBUT OF STATION CASHTM MOUNTS

 

Beginning today, EverQuest II players no longer need to save plat or chase retail boxes to achieve the status and performance boost that comes with roaming Norrath on a mount. Fueled by player demand, Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is giving players the opportunity to purchase a mount through the Station Cash Marketplace for the first time. The all new Stonebrunt Prowler mounts are available to purchase for only $25.00 in-game now. Residents of Norrath can choose from three different types of Prowler mounts which are guaranteed to be available for at least one month.

ABOUT THE STONEBRUNT  PROWLER  MOUNTS: The Stonebrunt Prowler is a fearsome predator with strong jaws and deadly speed, and has been known for stalking the plains of Odus. Since Odus was pulled from Norrath, the prowlers have mutated, with magic infusing their bodies and improving their already powerful muscles. Recently, Erudite researchers have found ways to bend the prowlers to their service, taking control of the magic essence of each prowler and harnessing it for use as a mount of unparalleled ferocity.

Further details on each of the Stonebrunt Prowler mounts:

Ethereal Prowler (Purple)

  • Increases Slashing, Aggression, Ranged, Piercing and Crushing of caster by 5.0
  • Reduces maximum falling speed of caster
  • Increases caster run speed by 65%

 

Sinister Prowler (Green)

  • Increases Disruption, Focus, Ministration, Subjugation and Ordination of caster by 5.0
  • Reduces maximum falling speed of caster
  • Increases caster run speed by 65%

 

Ulteran Prowler (Blue)

  • Increases Focus, Ordination, Disruption, Subjugation and Ministration of caster by 5.0
  • Reduces maximum falling speed of caster
  • Increases caster run speed by 65%

 

MORE INFO: For more info on the EverQuest II Station Cash Mounts

http://www.eq2players.com

STARCRAFT® II: WINGS OF LIBERTY™

STARCRAFT® II: WINGS OF LIBERTY
IN STORES STARTING JULY 27, 2010

IRVINE, Calif. – May 3, 2010 – Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. announced today that its highly anticipated real-time strategy game, StarCraft® II: Wings of Liberty, will arrive in stores throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Mexico, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau starting on July 27, 2010. Players will also be able to purchase StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty directly from Blizzard Entertainment shortly after the retail launch.

“We’ve been looking forward to revisiting the StarCraft universe for many years, and we’re excited that the time for that is almost here,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “Thanks to our beta testers, we’re making great progress on the final stages of development, and we’ll be ready to welcome players all over the world to StarCraft II and the new Battle.net® in just a few months.”

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is the sequel to Blizzard Entertainment’s 1998 hit StarCraft, which has been hailed by players and critics worldwide as one of the top real-time strategy games of all time. Sporting a vibrant 3D-graphics engine, StarCraft II will once again center on the clash between the protoss, terrans, and zerg, with each side deploying legions of veteran, upgraded, and new unit types. Unparalleled online play for StarCraft II will be available through a new version of Battle.net, Blizzard Entertainment’s world-renowned gaming service. Battle.net has been redesigned from the ground up to be the premier online gaming destination for Blizzard gamers, with several enhancements and new features, such as voice communication, cloud file storage, leagues and ladders, achievements, stat-tracking, and more.

The solo campaign for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty will continue the epic saga where it left off in StarCraft: Brood War®. The story line chronicles the exploits of marshal-turned-rebel-leader Jim Raynor and features both familiar faces and new heroes. Players will be able to tailor the experience, choosing their own mission path and selecting technology and research upgrades to suit their playing style throughout the 29-mission campaign. Several challenge-mode mini-games will also be included, with focused goals designed to ease players into the basics of multiplayer strategies.

For more information on StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, visit the official website at www.starcraft2.com. Further details about the game, including the alternative pricing options previously mentioned for certain regions, will be announced in the coming weeks. With multiple games in development, Blizzard Entertainment has numerous positions currently available — visit www.blizzard.com/jobs for more information and to learn how to apply.

BlizzCon® 2010 Announced

Blizzard Entertainment’s fifth BlizzCon gaming celebration to be held at Anaheim Convention Center October 22-23, 2010

IRVINE, Calif. — March 25, 2010 — Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced plans for its fifth BlizzCon® gaming convention, to be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on Friday, October 22 and Saturday, October 23, 2010. BlizzCon is a celebration of the global player communities surrounding Blizzard Entertainment’s Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® universes.

“BlizzCon offers us a great opportunity to meet with our players and share our enthusiasm for gaming with one of the most passionate communities in the world,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We’re looking forward to providing another great show filled with entertainment, competition, and the latest information about Blizzard Entertainment games.”

In addition to serving as a gathering place for Blizzard Entertainment gaming communities, BlizzCon will offer attendees a chance to enjoy:

  • Hands-on play time with upcoming Blizzard Entertainment games
  • Discussion panels with Blizzard Entertainment developers
  • Competitive and casual tournaments for players to showcase their talents
  • Community contests with great prizes
  • Commemorative merchandise based on Blizzard Entertainment’s game universes
  • More exciting activities and attractions to be announced

The previous BlizzCon was held in Anaheim in August 2009. Tickets to the event sold out in minutes, and some of the highlights included the announcement of World of Warcraft®: Cataclysm, the unveiling of a new playable class in Diablo® III, the first public hands-on with the single-player campaign of StarCraft® II: Wings of Liberty, and a closing concert featuring rock legend Ozzy Osbourne.