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Lansarea ConsoleGames.Ro

ConsoleGames.ro . Un simplu nume sau poate un simplu website pentru unii… insa pentru noi inseamna mult mai mult. E proiectul de suflet pe care am reusit in sfarsit sa-l lansam pe 01.08.2008. E inca un mic bebelus, dar care invata cum sa fie pe placul tuturor, invata ce sa spuna si ce sa arate tuturor. Conceput in ideea de a fi centrul comunitatii gamerilor consolisti din Romania, ConsoleGames.ro va asteapta cu news, reviews, interviuri, filmulete, trailere, concursuri cu o multime de premii, arcade cu joculete online si un forum pe masura… well, cam tot ceea ce isi poate visa un gamer serios in Romania. Va astept pe ConsoleGames.ro sa ne criticati si sa ne ajutati sa devenim o adevarata comunitate. Multumim, si numai urari de bine noului nascut !

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Let’s Live In Colour !

We live in times when the technology pushes further and further, sometimes forcing us to not even stop and enjoy what is beeing offered by that technology. Fortunatelly, some of us actually take time and discover the beauty behind the techonology beast. For example, take a look at what Art Lebedev Studio is offering, starting with Optimus Maximus Keyboard (an lcd keyboard), continuing with the Crazy Remote and Super Phone. They even covered small things, like digital ashtrays, digital clocks and unbelievable hifi items. Hit the picture to go to our gallery, or click here to visit Art Lebedev Studio’s homepage. Enjoy !

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Romania Se Lupta Cu Morile De Vant !

“Romania se lupta cu morile de vant !”. Pare o expresie tipica pentru vremurile lui Don Quijote dar atat de des intalnita in ultima perioada incat a intrat deja in domeniul banalului. Chiar daca in locul morilor de vant punem giganti precum Microsoft, Sony si Nintendo, tot nu mai impresioneaza. S-au inradacinat atat de rau in roman lipsurile incat nimic nu-l mai poate soca, nimic nu-l mai poate impresiona. Mai ales cand vine vorba de niste gameri. Pentru presa din Romania in general, cuvantul game deja inseamna stire de nisa. Atat timp cat in continut nu se regaseste Basescu sau Tariceanu, stirea este deja de mana a doua. Sa nu mai vorbim de game (joc), care pentru romanul suparat in general nu-si mai are locul. Putini sunt cei carora un astfel de cuvant le provoaca un zambet ascuns, cei pentru care viata inca inseamna un joc. Sau cei care dupa o zi nenorocita de munca se retrag in linistea micii garsoniere unde apa calda este taiata si caldura vine de la un amarat de resou. Aceeasi care in liniste isi pornesc consola sau calculatorul si se retrag in mica lor lume virtuala. Sa nu-i uitam si pe cei care isi educa micul prichindel cum sa conduca de la 4 ani masina la Need For Speed, sau cei care la o petrecere uita de orice grija cu prietenii la un SingStar, Tekken sau Guitar Hero…

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Give Romanian Gaming Community The Rights !

This is the petition we, the romanian console gamers have just started, in hope that the oficials from Microsoft Corporation, Sony Corporation & Nintendo will really hear us and show us the same respect that the other European Union members get and give us Xbox Live, Playstation Store and Wii Shop. So, go here and sign, helping the cause ! Thank you in advance ! Read more to see the petition and learn about Romania.

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Full HD Not Enough ? Think Super HD !

Almost everyone these days is talking about High Definition, Full HD, BluRay and HD-DVD as present HiFi technology. But how about taking a look in the near future ? Well, seems like Panasonic as part of APDC (Advanced PDP Development Center) is already developing next generation plasma. Instead of Full HD, the main words are now “Super HD”, which is “just” 4 times higher resolution than Full HD (4000 x 2000 vs 1920 x 1080). I think we are finnally going to put the television next to photography. You can now think Super HD as beeing 8 Megapixels while Full HD beeing only 2 Megapixels. But, what’s more to like, is the fact that the next gen will feature a 42″ Super HD resolution with only 70W needed ! I mean… WOW ! My 50″ Full HD plasma needs now arround 600W. So going 4 times higher resolution and 8 times lower power consumption… that’s what i call “The Future Sounds/Looks Good !”. For more details check in here.

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Dvico Tvix 5100SH Review

Another day, another gadget. De data aceasta, o jucarie pe care o doream cu toti, care sa ne inlocuiasca PC-ul sau vechiul DivX player si care sa poata reda filme FullHD fara probleme. Si cum la moda acum sunt .mkv-urile si deja vorbim de 1080p, ar trebuia ca “jucaria” respectiva sa aiba suficienta forta sa randeze asa ceva fara probleme. Well, jucaria in cauza vine de la un producator coreean numit Dvico, iar modelul din review este cel numit si “coffee maker”: TVIX 5100SH. Hit read more pentru review-ul complet.

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Panasonic TH-50PY70 Review

Well, cei care ma cunosc, stiu ca sunt pasionat dupa nebunii HiFi, in special ultimele aparitii pe scena asta tumultoasa si din ce in ce mai evoluat. Cei care nu ma cunosc, probabil ca au ajuns pe aceasta pagina cautand pe web un review la un produs pentru care in Romania nu se agita nimeni sa-i faca o prezentare mai serioasa. Nici macar la recentul HiFi Arena un astfel de model nu a putut fi gasit, cei de la Panasonic neprezentand alt model decat din seria PY700. Dupa cum se stie neoficial insa, seria PY700 are inca un strat protector antireflexiv, fapt ce ii da un aspect mai mat si totodata ii scade din contrast de la 10.000:1 la 5.000:1. Acesta fiind unul din principalele motive pentru care am optat pentru PY70, care in mod normal ar trebui sa fie versiunea mai “slaba”. Well, sa vedem in continuare daca este asa sau nu. Apasa read more pentru review-ul complet.
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Microsoft’s Present For Xmas

If you want to laugh, you can start right now ! You all remmember the deadly famous RROD (Red Rings of Death) from Microsoft’s Xbox360 console, right ? Well, this time, with the new Falcon boards, you get a nice present from them. Whenever the console will crash, instead of having 3 ugly Red Rings, you’ll have a nice Christmass bling-bling. Check out the video and keep on laughing ! I don’t.

Nokia N95 8GB Review

Se pare ca dupa articolul Nokia N95 8GB – The Master Of All Phones m-am decis sa-l achizitionez. Desi in Romania inca nu se gaseste oficial, cei de la Vodafone, Orange nestiind absolut nimic (dupa nenumarate telefoane la ei) iar Media Galaxy tot spunand ca vine saptamana viitoare (la fiecare 2 saptamani) la un pret incredibil (2800 RON)… well, pana la urma am reusit sa fac comanda de asa ceva din afara. Este pachetul cu Spiderman 3 inclus care are pe butoane si simbolurile arabesti (chiar imi plac telefoanele si cu aceste simboluri, sunt luminate mai bine noaptea). Intrucat nu am avut decat cateva zile la dispozitie, sper ca review-ul sa fie cat mai punctual. Oricum, astept intrebari pentru punctele pe care nu le gasiti in review. So, let’s proceed. Apasati Read More (sau poza de mai jos) pentru full review.
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8800GT Is The Winner !

For a while i was looking for a new upgrade for my “old” nVidia 7900GTX with 512MB, hoping my PC will face with bravery the avalanche of DirectX 10 titles. While the price for 8800GTX 768MB or 8800Ultra was a little too high for me, an 8800GTS with 512MB looked like a good sollution. Well, not anymore. The new 8800GT just got released, and seems like it is the best deal ever in the GPU market. In performance, it’s almost like an 8800GTX in almost every benchmark (maximum 15% below in a few rare cases), but it’s now a single slot sollution thx to the new G92 CPU which is manufactured at 65nm. That means less power required, lower noise from fans as the temperature is much lower. But, the best things over all these, is the price. The 8800GT 512MB price is arround 200 EUR (while 8800GTX is still arround 400-450 EUR). So, for the same price, you can go for SLI and still be able to use your PCI slots. My advice: Go for it ! It’s a great bang for those bucks !
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Nokia N95 8GB – The Master Of All Phones !

We all know about the many expectations we had for Nokia N95. And we all lived through the frustration, the problems, the tech support from Nokia trying to save something that couldn’t be saved. Unfortunatelly, what was supposed “the phone that has it all” was a mess. Bad/poor quality slider, low memory problems and a weak battery (maximum one day usage) killed N95. But now, Nokia listened to the users, and prepared something that seems to fix all problems. For start, it has a larger screen. It’s not much (from 2.6″ to 2.8″) but it’s impressive and uses almost all the frame. Then, we lose the memory slot, but we have now 8GB inside (enough for everyone). And then, we have an improved battery (from 950 mAh to 1200 mAh) and some improved power consumption. Over that, one of the most important things, we have 128MB RAM instead of 64MB RAM. For a Symbian phone, that’s a killer feature. After booting, that means you will get 95MB of FREE RAM for unlimited apps to be opened. Plus, now it’s a Black Beauty, instead of common silver. Unfortunatelly, because of the bigger battery, we lose the lens covers, but i think that’s something we can live with. Another change would be noticed in smaller shortcut area (because of larger screen), in the multimedia keys that are now small bumped buttons, and an improved sliding mechanism. Well, that beeing said, this will be my new phone ! Read more for more pics and specs.

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