Nvidia in bed with EA?
According to sources chipset manufacturer Nvidia has been caught catting around with game publishing powerhouse Electronic Arts. This is bad news for rival ATI and could be a response to recent Nvidia driver problems and ATI’s success with the Radeon 9700. What does this mean for game consumers? Hopefully not much more than an annoying Nvidia logo screen popping up before your game announces “It’s in the Game” or the even more annoying spooky-child “Challenge Everything” screen. At worst it could mean EA will enable their games to use things only Nvidia cards can do. Instead of enabling in DX9, they’ll try to freeze out ATI owners. This is bad business though, ask 3dfx, and I doubt Nvidia could make it worth the pain in the ass tech support they’d get from such a move.
MEDICAL: Ding Chavez: Critical Condition
Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield, 4-7-03: After a tense standoff in a bunker in Norway the terrorists were dispatched by local police, at least that’s what the news reports said. You knew better, you were there, guiding Ding Chavez and his team from waypoint to waypoint. You started back in surprise when that terrorist jumped up from behind those boxes, didn’t you? You cringed as you felt the slugs smack into your lead operative. Making the world fuzzy and forcing you to take over with capable, but much less cool, Genedy Filatov. The mission was a success, yes, but Ding is down. Tapped twice by international scum, on your watch! Do you dare you continue to the next mission? (spooky coincidence: I also lost Ding-a-ling on this mission and ended up using Genedy as my dude. –ed.)
NATURE: Kraken Found?
CNN: “A rare and dangerous squid with eyes the size of dinner plates and scores of razor-sharp hooks to snag its prey has been caught by fishermen off Antarctica, New Zealand scientists said.”
“Aaah!” is what I would have said.
This squid is 330 pounds (it’s only half-grown, they say) and so large they’re calling it a “Colossal Squid”, you know, so you won’t confuse it with the tiny “Giant Squid” that can grow up to 60 feet long. Also, they caught it dining on a school of Toothfish, which are typically 2 meters long.
But where did it come from? Did it come from the inky black waters off the coast of Antarctica? Did it come from Hollywood? Or did it come from Austin Texas? Ensemble Studios had no comment, but did admit things might have gotten out of control at a recent LAN session. Norse God Njord could not be reached for comment.