The Guinness World Records committee has announced that GTA IV has set new records for Highest Grossing Video Game in 24 Hours and the Highest Revenue Generated by an Entertainment Product in 24 Hours.
Dell Inc. will begin phasing out its line of XPS desktop game machines. This comes after Dell had bought out Alienware Computers in March of 2006. Alienware is the leading provider of high-end gaming systems usually ranging from $2000 to $5000. The future brings Alienware to bring out redesigned systems based on new materials that go beyond the brand’s long-standing design. Alienware’s future powerhouse with a budget: $1,699 will come with 4GB (DDR2 800MHz) memory, a quad-core 9550 (2.2GHz) Phenom X4 processor, and a 3870 X2 board with two ATI HD 3870 graphics chips.
There are some driver and software updates released in to the wild. Update your drivers or software for greater performance:
- Nvidia has released the Official Forceware 175.16 drivers for Windows XP and Vista
- Ubisoft has released the 1.02 Patch for Assassin’s Creed aiding DirectX v10.1 and x64 support
- Realtek has released Version 1.92 of its HD Audio drivers
- Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock 1.3 Patch
- Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 – 1.02 patch
- World of Warcraft – 2.4.2 Patch
- Nvidia has released a new Version 8.04.25 driver for the Ageia PhysX
- the Battlefield 2142 v1.50 Beta Patch adds 2 new community made maps
- Intel has released Version 15.9 of the Graphics Media Accelerator driver
- the IE7pro Team releases IE7pro 2.3 RC1 as freeware here