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NVIDIA Bolsters Executive Ranks With Two New Vice Presidents For European Market

NVIDIA today announced the appointment of two new vice presidents covering its Europe, Middle East and India market.

Jaap Zuiderveld has been named vice president of Sales and Marketing, and Xochilt M. Balzola-Widman has been named vice president of Consumer Business for the region.

Zuiderveld comes to NVIDIA from Colt Technology Services, in London, where he led the enterprise services business’s global direct sales force. Prior to that, he served as chief operations officer and managing director for Europe at ACN, and as chief executive officer at Active 24, where he earlier held the position of chief operations officer for Europe. Zuiderveld has more than 20 years of experience in the IT and telecommunications industry, having earlier held roles at Versatel Telecom International, KPN Telecom and British Telecom.

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At NVIDIA, he heads the company’s overall activities in Europe, the Middle East and India, including Russia. He is responsible for driving growth in the consumer, enterprise, automotive and embedded businesses.

Balzola-Widmann comes to NVIDIA from Amazon, where she was responsible for the company’s Kindle product line in Central Europe. She is a veteran of the gaming industry, having held senior posts at Activision Blizzard and Electronic Arts.  During her 20-year career, Balzola-Widmann also held management and sales roles for the European divisions of Ingram Micro and Symantec.

She is responsible for driving NVIDIA’s consumer channel business in EMEAI, focusing on GeForce and the SHIELD brand.

BenQ unveils RL2460HT to stir up the gaming action

BenQ, an internationally renowned provider of digital lifestyle innovations today announced the launch of its fully optimized RL2460HT monitor for high-speed PC and console gaming — perfect for RTS- and MOBA-style games, as well as fighting games. The RL2460HT is equipped with BenQ’s exclusive RevolutionEyes™ technology to provide the visual comfort gamers need for better performance during prolonged hours of competitive play.

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The new RL2460HT has been specifically optimized for real-time strategy (RTS), first-person shooter (FPS) console games such as the all-new Call of Duty®: Ghosts, MOBA-style games like StarCraft® ll: Heart of the Swarm™, League of Legends™, and Defense of the Ancients (Dota 2), as well as for popular fighting games such as Mortal Kombat™.

 

With the launch of RL2460HT, BenQ aims to offer exciting special features for some of the professional gaming industry’s most popular titles, played by millions of in-person and online gamers,”said,  Rajeev Singh, Country Head & General Manager, BenQ India. “The RL2460HT has been engineered in collaboration with the world’s top professional fighting game champions enabling it to deliver the precision, speed, and market-first innovations needed to provide gamers with a memorable experience”.

 

To enhance monitor performance, the RL2460HT’s RevolutionEyes technology includes ZeroFlicker™ capabilities that eliminate traditional LED flicker issues, adding to eSports enthusiasts’ comfort during competitive action and longer gaming sessions. The RL2460HT also features BenQ’s Black eQualizer, which enables total gaming visibility by allowing players to adjust brightness without over-exposing white levels, revealing critical combat details with improved visibility in darkened areas. Additionally, BenQ’s Low Blue Light technology removes up to 70 percent of blue spectrum light to protect gamers’ eyes during extended periods of play, with several low blue light levels that automatically adjust emission without affecting picture quality.

 

With the RL2460HT’s HDMI Out port, pro gamers can stream their game content after it goes through the monitor so that the audience sees exactly what the player has seen, without risk of lag or delay to the player. In this manner, pro gamers can preserve monitor speed and performance regardless of the streaming system used. The monitor provides a height-adjustable stand with a precision adjustment marker system that makes setup fast and easy, enabling the player to duplicate the precise setup every time and everywhere.

 

Like the other monitors in the BenQ RL series, the RL2460HT includes a 24-inch, LED-powered TN panel with virtually no input lag and industry-leading 1 ms response time. Other features include integrated speakers, two HDMI ports along with standard DVI and VGA connections, and SmartScaling for gaming pros to customize their screen viewing area for optimal viewing performance.

 

The RL2460HT is available at a price (MRP) of 17500 INR across India. For more information, please visit www.BenQ.co.in.

BenQ launches XL-Z Series gaming monitors

BenQ, a leading market player in technology innovation and design proficiency today announced the launch of XL-Z series of first-person shooter (FPS) purpose-built gaming monitors: The 27-inch XL2720Z and 24-inch XL2420Z and XL2411Z widescreen full-HD displays.

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Featuring BenQ’s exclusive Revolution Eyes technology for exceptional monitor performance, the displays are packed with enhancements such as Motion Blur Reduction, Low Blue Light, Zero Flicker, gaming refresh rate optimization management (GROM), and 1-ms GTG response times. In addition, the new models offer BenQ’s latest firmware, which enables third-party utility support for further optimization options. The end result is striking visual clarity, seamless motion fluidity, and added viewing comfort for hours of action-packed game play.

The XL- Z Series models are co-developed by various R&D partnerships with the core product developers and masterminds of gaming industry worldwide. The FPS Mode featured in XL- Z series let players tap into the fundamental insights of pro gamers and view the game how a gaming legend would see it. This feature automatically adjusts monitor calibrations to provide users with optimal brightness, contrast, sharpness and color tint.

Featuring Low Blue Light technology, the XL-Z monitors successfully manage the exposure of blue spectrum light emitted, resulting in more comfortable viewing. To help gamers protect their eyes during extended periods, the monitors provide several adjustable low blue light levels that automatically adjust emission without affecting quality. With the GROM management system, gamers also gain the freedom to custom-build their personal gaming experience according to viewing preferences such as refresh rates (100/120/144Hz), display resolutions, and screen sizes.

XL- Z series augments your gaming experience like never before with industry beating exclusive features like:

  • Fast 1ms GtG Response Time enhances gaming experience with smoothly rendered Fast-moving action and dramatic transitions without the annoying effects of smearing or ghosting
  • 144Hz Refresh Rate Ensures Seamless Graphics: With a refresh rate of 144Hz, there’s never a lag and every in-game details will be smoothly rendered giving gamers captivating realism on screen
  • Display Mode & Smart Scaling allows gamers to interchange between monitor screen sizes from17″ (4:3), 19″ (4:3), 19″W (16:10), 21.5″W (16:9), 22″W (16:10), 23″W (16:9) to 24″W (16:9), as the Smart Scaling feature gives them the freedom to manually scale the screen to any custom size
  • Motion Blur Reduction BenQ’s new Motion Blur Reduction technology further enhances an ultra-smooth, free-of-blur gaming experience, particularly for action-packed FPS games where every millisecond count. With Motion Blur Reduction, gamers no longer suffer from time and gaming comfort lost to poor vision quality created by motion blur and lagging

The all new BenQ XL2720Z gaming monitor is available across India at an MRP of Rs. 37500, while the XL2420Z & XL2411Z are available at retail price of Rs. 32500 & Rs. 30000 respectively.

Tata Docomo Gaming begins

Tata DOCOMO launches Gaming Contest in Bangalore: Win Free Mobile Handsets!

Tata Docomo Gaming Contest has begun. Its free and Legendary. Win free goodies and mobile handsets by slamming all the other opponents in this Gaming Tournament. There are no Judges . There are no Rules. There is only your Talent!

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Event Highlights:

• 2 Winners and 100 participants on first two days of the Gaming Contest
• Gamers can choose to play Racing and Action Based Games with a choice of Individual/Multiplayer platform
• Win Assured Prizes; Participants to get Tata DOCOMO Goodies
• Winners to be rewarded from a range of sleek and stylish Handsets

Tata Docomo launches Gaming contest - Win free goodies

Where And When:

• The Gaming Event is already on! It will end this December 24th.
• You can visit any Tata Docomo store in Koramangala and Richmond Road.
• The Timings are 10 am to 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm to 6 pm.
• No Entry fees. Just Play and Win!
• The Event is open to anybody, if you want, call all your friends and family because then you might have more chances of winning.

Official Press Release:

Bangalore, 15th December 2011: Tata Teleservices Limited, the unified telecom brand of Tata Teleservices Limited, invites all gamers in Bangalore to experience a unique gaming experience through its innovative Mega “Gaming Contest.”

Once again Tata DOCMO is all set to bring excitement and novelty to gamers. Starting off with a blast on Dec 12th 2011, this Mega Gaming Contest registered total 100 participants on the first two days. Moreover, there were 2 winners who won exciting prizes and Tata DOCOMO goodies on the first day of the contest. The event is open to all interested candidates from Monday to Saturday.The Game lovers can play and participate in the games by visiting the Tata DOCOMO Dive-In stores in Koramangala and Richmond Road starting from 10am to 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm to 6 pm. Ultimately three winners will be selected in each of the three games through a Contest spanning over 2 weeks. End date is December 24, 2011.

Announcing the launch of the Gaming Contest, Mr. A P Sriram, Chief Operating Officer, Tata DOCOMO, Karnataka Circle said,

“At TATA DOCOMO, customer is the key focus and we take great pleasure in doing things differently. In continuation to the ongoing innovation in VAS, like Video Alert Service launched in November, 2011 we are now offering mobile gaming which can be played on a single or a multi player platform. The popularity of gaming in Bangalore is such that it encouraged us to come up with this unique Gaming Contest between Dec 12thand 24th. Adding to the Online Games frenzy, we have launched this contest where winning customers stand a chance to get exciting prizes while enjoying the games. We want our customers to enjoy every bit of this mega contest. We hope that more and more customers will participate in this contest and will take home exciting prizes.”

The contest is open to all Tata and Non-Tata subscribers and is free of cost. Moreover the event also promises Tata DOCOMO goodies to all its participants. The winners selected during the tournaments will be rewarded with sleek and stylish handsets as prizes. The gamers can pick from a huge assortment of racing and action basedmobile games to play and win assured prizes.

If you have any other queries, please drop in a comment…Although we wont be sure we will answer it, because we are busy gaming! LOL 😛 Enjoy and Have Fun!

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Time Travel in Games now! Girl discovers exploit in mobile games

A 10 year old girl from California whose is called as CyFi in the hacker world has discovered an exploit in Android and iOS games. This exploit allows users to time travel in games.

Girl discovers exploit in mobile games

According to CyFi, we can now fast forward the game progress by advancing the clock. The logic is simple, disconnect the device from WiFi and advance the clock by small increments then reconnect it to WiFi. The result is you are now ahead of time and you are pretty much enjoying it!

She was out sitting playing a Farmville game and apparently got frustrated because the game wasn’t moving fast enough. The game is designed such that a particular crop takes more or less 10 hours to mature. CyFi discovered that if we can advance the clock somehow we can jump into the time sequence and skip the previous chapters.

CyFi told CNET,

“It was hard to make progress in the game, because it took so long for things to grow. So I thought, ‘Why don’t I just change the time?'”

She calls this creation as “Zero Day”. Mobile developers and Testers failed to discover this flaw in games with which we can easily cheat a game. CyFi has done a great job by discovering this vulnerability, she is denying to reveal further details of the flaw as she wants to give the game developers time to fix it. Don’t take this kid lightly she is the co-founder of DEFCON KIDS which is a small part of DEFCON ( The World’s largest underground hacking conference).

So how did you enjoy this story? Pass a comment and let us know quickly!

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Google+ has games up its sleeve. A new Gaming network to start

Google+ is starting a new gaming platform on its social network. Vic Gundotra, the Senior VP of the Google Plus Team announced it officially on the blog yesterday.

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Soon you will be seeing a new tab on your Google+ page. The tab will be placed next to the Circles tab and will be all about Games. Like Facebook, Google+ thinks that a social interaction isn’t just limited to conversations, it is about the real life experiences.

According to the blog post,

With the Google+ project, we want to bring the nuance and richness of real-life sharing to the web. But sharing is about more than just conversations. The experiences we have together are just as important to our relationships. We want to make playing games online just as fun, and just as meaningful, as playing in real life.

You can also brag about your scores to other people and vice versa. The Privacy feature in Google+ is very easy to fiddle with. As Google+ states it is not compulsory for you to be interested in games too, you can easily switch off the game tab and then you will only see conversations from your friends.

Google+ currently has an attractive set of games to begin with like Angry Birds, Crime City and Sudoku. Start the gaming fun right now! Here is a sneak peek about how the gaming experience will be on Google+.

Comment if you liked this story? Do you think Google+ gaming feature will be a hit compared to Facebook games? Let us know.

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Sony Playstation Vita – A new PSP for gamers

Sony just announced its Playstation Vita at the E3 2011 held yesterday. A new PSP device for gamers which has been codenamed NGP. The PSP has been named “Vita” meaning “Life” in latin. Sony is having positive feelings about this gadget as it already breaks Nintendo 3DS specs.

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Sony had already been discussing about NGP a few months back but we were not clear as to what it housed under that hood. But now we are all sure that this new kid will create a serious competition against its top contenders. Sony Playstation Vita runs on ARM Cortex A9 (4 core) CPU, fires up a mighty SGX543MP4+ GPU, has a 5″ OLED touchscreen display, six-axis motion sensing system, front and rear facing cameras, two joysticks and to top it all off, has a touchpad on the rear too! With these specs around gamers will be so excited to get their hands dirty with its slick gameplay and also i totally forgot to say R.I.P Nintendo 3DS.

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According to an article in the UK newspaper Mirror,

The device will allow gamers to be connected with one other over mobile phone networks and wi-fi hotspots, and use GPS location-tracking technology. It will also enable gamers to play against people using PlayStation 3 consoles over the internet-based PlayStation Network.

CNET announced that the device will also offer a social-networking component called Near that lets gamers play against friends with Vitas nearby.

SONY also gave a demo of some of their famous gaming titles including Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Ruin, ModNation RacersLittleBigPlanet and Street Fighter x Tekken. Regarding the pricing, the PSVITA is tagged at $249 for Wi-Fi only and $299 for the 3G/Wi-Fi version. Playstation Vita is all set to release by the end of 2011. engadget managed to get a hands-on at the E3, take a look over here.

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Time for your comment! Will you buy this neat gaming device or are too busy checking out other cool gadgets, let us know?

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Xbox 360 now absolutely free from Microsoft

Yes this is a genuine news. Its not a hoax or a rumor. Microsoft has already announced it on its official blog. Microsoft is giving college students free XBOX 360 console with no charge whatsoever.

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Microsoft said that if a student buys any Windows 7 PC from well known retailers such as Dell, HP or the Microsoft Store, which is above the price tag of $699, he/she will get a free XBOX 360 4GB console, from the Microsoft Store itself. I think this is a great deal because at just 31,413 INR, Indian people can get a sweet slick-looking XBOX 360 console absolutely free. All you have to do is go to a DELL or a HP retailer, choose any PC above $699 price, and present your .edu email address, in case you dont have a .edu email id, just present them your student ID. Thats it, nice and simple!

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The free XBOX 360 that you get from the MICROSOFT is a 4GB console and features a built-in WiFi and comes with a black XBOX 360 wireless controller as stated in an article at the CNET. This console is currently priced at $200.

This is a very good time to buy your kids a PC because already he/she will start going to college or school soon and has a chance to learn many things and get interactive. A PC will always help them in doing their homeworks and a XBOX will always keep them connected with their family and friends. Surfing the web, streaming videos and gaming just got a lot more easy and fun with the new XBOX.

Hurry now!!! This offer has just started today, the 22nd May. Offer valid till stocks last.

Its time now for your superb comment. Tell us, whether you like this giant frenzy offer or not? Isn’t it cool?

Unleash your gaming potential with NVIDIA Gaming League

Gamers across India will battle it out in more than 20 gaming cafés to win the ultimate NGL championship

This summer, NVIDIA India brings exhilarating news for gaming enthusiasts! NVIDIA has just launched the NVIDIA Gaming League (NGL). The NGL tournament, that kick started today, invites gaming aficionados to compete against each other in over 20 gaming cafés throughout the country.

The NVIDIA Gaming League featuring Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is scheduled to be held in more than 20 gaming cafés across India and a winner from each café will seize an opportunity to battle it out for the ultimate crown of NVIDIA Gaming Champion in the National Finale at the BYOC Summer 2011 in June. Gaming cafés from New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkatta, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Indore, Rajkot, Jaipur and Chandigarh will be the battlefield for all gaming fanatics who wish to participate in the event.

“If you think that you’ve got the nerve, skill and acumen to win a virtual war, then come and challenge your competitors as you strive for your moment of glory at NVIDIA Gaming League,” Vishal Dhupar, Managing Director, South Asia, NVIDIA, said challenging gaming enthusiasts across the country. “NVIDIA’s GeForce is the most preferred graphics card by gamers. At NVIDIA we are passionate about enabling games to be played the way they’re meant to be! We wish to excite the gaming instincts of all enthusiasts and help them experience the adrenaline rush of multiplayer gaming.”

Every match played for NVIDIA Gaming League will include 24 rounds. The player who wins the maximum number of matches in a gaming café will qualify to compete in the finale, which will be conducted on May 1, 2011. The NGL Finals will be held at the BYOC Summer 2011 on 25th June, 2011 in New Delhi.

This gaming tournament will be supported by the GeForce line of graphics cards which allow players to enjoy an immersive gaming experience with the help of various NVIDIA technologies. A lucky gamer who defeats other contestants and emerges as the winner of NVIDIA Gaming League at BYOC in June will win prizes worth Rs. 1 Lakh from NVIDIA!

NVIDIA has enlisted Xtreme Gaming to manage the on-ground activation of the NVIDIA Gaming League.

For more information, visit: www.byoc.in/ngl

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Sony Playstation Live Hacked

Sony has recently had a press release saying “We have discovered that between April 17 and April 19, 2011, certain PlayStation Network and Qriocity service user account information was compromised in connection with an illegal and unauthorized intrusion into our network”.

According to Channel 10 Australia over 22 million accounts have been compromised. The data obtained by the unknown hackers have obtain the 22 million users credit card details, address, date of birth, complete playstation profiles, email address, usernames, passwords, security questions with answers, billing preferences, purchase history, IP address, and more.

Sony says they are “Engaged an outside, recognized security firm to conduct a full and complete investigation into what happened”. The security breach has caused Sony to take down the Playstation network, and Qriocity temporarily.

The company has adviesed the security breach had taken place on April 17th & 19th 2011.

Sony has advised they are re-building there security precautions and software to prevent this from happening again.

The questions is, why hasn’t sony advised us early? Why advise us over 10 days later? How secure is there systems?

We will update this article when we get updates 🙂

~~~ Updated Thursday April 28th 4:30pm ~~~

Sony has released that ll 77.5+ million accounts have been compromised. There is also reports of people credit cards being maxed out..

Source = Channel 10 Australia & ABC Australia

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Nintendo Wii 2 to be released in 2012

Nintendo Wii is a video game console developed by Nintendo and manufactured by Foxconn. Wii was first launched in November 2006. Known for its motion gaming technology Wii captured many hearts and promised to be one of the best gaming technology ever created. Its rivals being Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony Playstation 3 have always outrun Wii. Statistics taken from November 2006 – March 2010 records a whopping 86.01 million Wii units to be sold worldwide but the Wii suffered a major decline last year selling a mere 15.1 million units.

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The latest news by Nintendo is that, its planning to release its next console in March 2012. The successor will be named Wii 2 and is codenamed: ‘Project Cafe’. The company announced that a playable version of the system will be unveiled at the E3 Gaming expo to be held in Los Angeles on June 7th. Click here to read the Official Press Release made by the company on this April 25, 2011.

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Nintendo states:

April 25, 2011

To whom it may concern: Re: Wii’s successor system

Nintendo Co., Ltd. has decided to launch in 2012 a system to succeed Wii, which the company has sold 86.01 million units on a consolidated shipment basis between its launch in 2006 and the end of March 2011.

We will show a playable model of the new system and announce more specifications at the E3 Expo, which will be held June 7-9, 2011, in Los Angeles.

Sales of this new system have not been included in the financial forecasts announced today for the fiscal term ending March 2012.

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Nintendo has made a good call by announcing its release of the newest console as its sales are already falling rapidly and this is the time to give a hard blow on its competitors, Microsoft and SONY.

According to the latest report by IGN, Nintendo is gonna be a lot more powerful than its predecessor. The Nintendo Wii will be housing a revamped version of AMD’s R700 GPU architecture under the hood, which can easily outperform Playstation 3’s Nvidia 7800-GTX processor. The system will support HD resolutions of 1080p and also will be stereoscopic 3D enabled. The CPU will be a custom built triple-core IBM PowerPC chipset with unimaginable clocking speeds. So much to say, Microsoft and SONY will already be threatened by such advanced schematics of the Wii 2 that they will bite their own tongue.

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If IGN’s sources are correct, Wii is gonna pose as a serious threat to its rivals and hopefully will rekindle its lost passion among gamers.
As for the pricing, Wii is expected to cost around $350-$400.  How well the Wii 2 will promise to perform this time will only be revealed at the Expo this June. As for your comments we are very excited to hear what your say is.

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Please comment as to what you feel about the new Wii! Will it break the barriers of Xbox and PS3 or will it still continue to remain as an outcast. Your views are important to us!