Sunday, December 4, 2011

EGC All Servers Event

Starting December 19th, EVGA will host a all server game event until January 1st! Play on any of our game servers at any time during this period and you are eligible to win. Signup is free and easy for any who wish to participate. Official gaming will begin on December 19th at 4PM Pacific and continue until January 1st, 11:59 PM PST. Anyone who signs up and plays any length of time during this time frame will be eligible to win a prize.

This is not a competition or tournament, just a chance for any gamer to come out, frag and hopefully win some great gaming gear!

To qualify for this event, you just need to signup here with your Steam ID or BF3 Soldier Name, after that log in and start gaming starting December 19th 4PM Pacific, it's that easy! We hope you have fun and continue to make our gaming community as great as it has always been. Please visit the official EVGA Gaming site right before the event starts to see the full list of servers!

This is a global promotion and all are welcome to participate


More info at:

'Win Your Dream Custom PC' Competition 2012

HardwareHeaven and Cryo PC are offering an amazing opportunity for any budding designers, enthusiasts or have-a-go users. The chance to have your own custom computer case design professionally CAD drafted and fabricated by professionals... then have the latest PC components installed and delivered to a spec of your choice by Cryo PC.

Entrants should not feel restricted by current design conventions. Cryo PC are not looking for another beige box; rather something exciting, practical and popular with all types of consumers is more likely to win the day.

Prize offered
Cryo PC will minimise build time as much as possible by delivering the winner a PC in the standard chassis within three weeks of the winning entry being announced. Ultimate delivery time of the winning entrants own chassis will be dependent on its complexity and materials chosen. Cryo will get the winning design professionally CAD drafted, verify component fit and feasibility, make practical modifications, create a prototype, make any necessary modifications to the prototype to accommodate revisions, and finally complete build and testing. Typically this process takes 2-3 months, but can take up to 6 months.

1. First prize - will be a custom PC as designed by the overall winning entrant with a component value of up to £2,500 and a total value likely well in excess of £5000 (including case work, design and fabrication & finishing).

2. Second prize - will be an Gigabyte AMD Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5, AMD 990FX motherboard, AMD CPU FX Series 8120 Black Edition 8 Core Processor Bulldozer CPU.

3. Third prize - will be a Gigabyte AMD HD6970 Radeon graphics card.

4. Fourth prize - will be a Cyborg RAT5 mouse, Cyborg V5 Keyboard and Cyborg V1 gaming surface.

5. Ten runners up prizes - will be Cryo 2GB USB drives and mouse mats.

Scoring Methodology
The competition should be scored out of 100 on a number of scales:

- Aesthetics
- Ergonomics
- Performance
- Flexibility
- Size
- Cost
- Innovation
- Simplicity to Manufacture

More detailed info look at:

Rooney Best goal of the season v City

Like a panther. You probably won't see a better goal this season.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Battlefield 3 - Back to Karkand Trailer (с русскими субтитрами)

Тизер первого загружаемого дополнения для Battlefield 3. Что нового принесет Back to Karkand — узнаете из этого ролика.

Battlefield 3 TV Launch Trailer

Is it real? 

Google Chrome вышел на 2-е место среди популярных веб-браузеров, в Украине лидирует Opera

В ноябре произошло то, чего так опасались фанаты «огненной лисы»: Mozilla Firefox уступил почетное второе место в списке часто используемых веб-браузеров недавнему новичку Google Chrome, который, вполне вероятно, через пару лет свергнет с трона Internet Explorer.
Общемировая статистика

По данным StatCounter, сейчас стандартный IE используют около 40,6% пользователей, на долю Chrome приходится 25,7%, а Firefox замыкает тройку с результатом 25,2%. В пятерку самых популярных браузеров также вошли Safari (~6%) и Opera (~2%). Отметим, что исследование StatCounter охватывает не только персональные компьютеры, но и планшеты и смартфоны.
Статистика по Украине

Перейдя по вышеприведенной ссылке, можно узнать довольно любопытную статистику по отдельным странам и континентам. Например, в США Internet Explorer сейчас переживает вторую молодость: всего за месяц он отвоевал у конкурентов почти 5% рынка. В Антарктиде, где работают около трех десятков научных станций до сих пор в почете Mozilla Firefox. Украинские пользователи предпочитают Opera и Firefox, к которым постепенно подтягивается Google Chrome.

NZXT Unveils Phantom 410 Midi-Tower Chassis

Category: Cases
Posted: December 3, 2011 20:52PM

NZXT today unveiled its latest chassis named the Phantom 410. The Phantom 410 is based on the original Phantom chassis by NZXT, but is more compact, and also includes a side panel window. The new chassis supports ATX, microATX and mini-ITX motherboards, along with three hidden 5.25" drive bays and six 3.5" drive bays. A removable hard drive cage enables the Phantom 410 chassis to house video cards up to 40cm in length (or up to 30.5cm long video cards with hard drive cage). Cooling is provided by three pre-installed fans, although up to five additional fans can also be installed, including a unique tilting fan on the hard drive cage. The I/O panel features two USB 3.0 ports and standard audio ports, while the top of the chassis has a fan speed controller. Support is included for 240mm or 280mm radiators in the roof of the case. The NZXT Phantom 410 chassis measures 215x520x532mm (WxHxD) and will be available on December 9 for around US$135 (€99.90) from The Phantom 410 will come in red, black and white variants. variants.

New Mass Effect 3 Video Shows Off Heavy Melee Attacks for Two Classes

Mass Effect 3 may be a few months away from release, but that does not mean there is a lack of information on it. Today, BioWare have launched a new episode of BioWare Pulse that showcases the new heavy melee attacks for two of the classes. The Engineer's melee attack is a high-damage hit that includes fire damage to easily slice through armor. Adepts use their biotic ability to punch enemies and send them flying through the air just like in kung-fu movies. Each class will also be getting some new abilities to help make combat a little easier. Engineers can lay down a sentry turret in the middle of a fight to help take down enemies. Opposing Engineers can do the same, but you can actually hack their turret provided your Shepard is an Engineer as well. Vanguards, one of the favorite classes in the game, get a new ability called "Nova." It is another high risk, high reward ability like the returning Charge, but activating Nova will lower your barrier and then unleash them as a powerful shockwave to damage anything nearby. It looks as cool as it sounds, but it also leaves you vulnerable for a counterattack from anyone not caught in the blast.

The new Krogan shotgun "Grawl" is also shown, and it is one of the most accurate shotguns in the game. It fires a cone of spikes that embeds itself in bad guys while also leaving them with a bleed effect to bring down their health after the initial attack. It looks like it will make for one fun weapon when we can get our hands on Mass Effect 3.

Mass Effect 3 launches on March 6th, 2012, for the PC, PS3, and 360. The video below also details the contents of the N7 Collector's Edition.

EURO2012 draw

The who’s who of European football gathered in Kiev Friday night for the Euro2012 draw.

To no great surprise there will be a host of mouthwatering ties on the menu for next summers tournament in Poland and Ukraine – the last 16 teams finals before the competition expands to 24 teams in France 2016.

Russia, who under the USSR flag won the inaugural edition in 1960 and were semi finalists last time out in Switzerland and Austria, were draw in Group A which has a distinctly eastern feel to it.

Dick Advocaat’s men have been drawn alongside The Czech Republic, co hosts Poland and Greece.

Poland have the honour of kickstarting the event when they take on 2004 champions Greece on June 8 in Warsaw.

Three times champions Germany were placed in Group B and will yet again lock horns with fierce rivals The Netherlands, as well as Portugal and Denmark after being drawn together in what is arguably the toughest group of the tournament.

Coach Joachim Loew said: ‘‘Portugal is filled with stars who play in big clubs like Real and Manchester United. They have Ronaldo and Nani for their spectacular attack and also a very good defence with Pepe just to mention one. This will be a very exciting and interesting group.”

So here’s confirmation of what some are already calling the group of death.

World and European champions Spain will begin their bid to become the first nation to win back to back Euro titles in Group C. They should fancy their chances of progressing to the knockout stages but will take nothing for granted according to coach Vicente Del Bosque who said: “We are going to fight. As good sportsmen we must respect our rivals and let us see if we are able to achieve this wonderful challenge which is to win three major competitions in a row.”

Completing Group C are Spain’s old rivals Italy, Ireland and Croatia.

Fabio Capello’s England were drawn in group D – having missed the last edition four years ago they will look to put that embarrassment and their 2010 world cup fiasco well and truly behind them.

But they will have to negotiate a group that boasts bogey team Sweden, co hosts Ukraine and France.

France coach Laurent Blanc said: “All groups are complicated particularly group B. Do not forget we could have been in that group instead of Denmark. We are never satisfied 100% in a draw. I think tonight it could have been more complicated, more dangerous for France. We are in a more balanced group with England as favourites and three other teams with good chances to go through.”

So here it is – the final group line-up for Euro 2012 which begins on June 8. France and England get group D started three days later.

As always every tournament has its ball – Euro2012 is no different.

Tango12 will have the honour of being booted around Poland and Ukraine by Europe’s finest.

Group A – 1. Poland 2. Greece 3. Russia 4. Czech Republic

Group B – 1. Netherlands 2. Denmark 3. Germany 4. Portugal

Group C – 1. Spain 2. Italy 3. Ireland 4. Croatia

Group D – 1. Ukraine 2. Sweden 3. France 4. England

Iranian diplomats expelled from UK arrive home

A group of 25 Iranian diplomats expelled from Britain have arrived home. They were sent back to Tehran following an attack on the British embassy.

“Death to England”, shouted protesters at the airport. Dozens of students turned out to greet their compatriots, but the diplomats were ushered away.

“We’ve come here to welcome the Iranian ambassador from the UK. We are very happy that they’ve returned. We don’t need an Iranian embassy there,” said one of the demonstrators.

The row brings relations between the two countries to a new low, but diplomatic ties have not been cut entirely.

In London the expulsion brought protests against the Tehran regime outside the Iranian embassy.

Behind the dispute lies the ongoing saga over Iran’s nuclear programme. Britain’s move, with the US and Canada, to impose new sanctions prompted

last Tuesday’s attack on the British embassy in Tehran.

Iran apologised, but the UK accuses the authorities of backing the protest. Some observers say the events suggest divisions within Iran’s leadership.

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