Blizzard Entertainment has just revealed the opening cinematic for StarCraft: II Heart of the Swarm and it’s nothing short of spectactuar. The cinematic team at Blizzard always has something amazing for us and this cinematic is no different, they really set the bar high for the industry and I wish they would do feature length cinematics. This opener really helps build anticipation and set the tone for this upcoming expansion.
f you’re planning on making the upgrade to Windows 8 or if you have been on-the-fence about it, you should consider making your move soon. Windows 8 Pro (upgrade) is currently priced at $40 and that’s not going to last forever. After January 31st Windows 8 Pro will set you back $200, pretty big price jump huh? I thought the $40 upgrade was a brilliant idea and hoped it would last much longer. Windows users are already having a tough time in making the decision to upgrade, but with such a low price in place, it makes that decision a little easier.
So if you want to jump in and go with Windows 8, you should probably just go with the Pro version for $40. You can upgrade by heading to Microsoft’s upgrade site.
For fans of the classic RPG, Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition is now available on Steam. If you have played the game before than you will appreciate the enhancements but if you have never played this game and you enjoy RPG’s, then I would highly recommend giving this game a shot. The storyline is engaging and the gameplay is fantastic. You can grab Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition for $19.99.
Yes, it’s the world’s largest annual innovation event and one of my favorite things about starting the new year! The International Consumer Electronics Show will feature thousands of new gadgets to check out and of course we will do our part to bring you updates.
The International CES will be held in Las Vegas on January 8th – 11th. It truly is a major geek out and I can’t wait to see what comes out of this years event. You can get all the event info on the official CES website.
Here’s a look back at CES 2012.
It sounds simple enough, you want to play your Playstation 2 (PS2), XBOX, or other gaming console that uses composite video, on your computer monitor. Turns out that doing this can prove to be quite difficult, but here’s a solution.
You may start out looking for adapters on Amazon or eBay and within seconds you find tons of different adapters. Some of these adapters look like they will work just fine, RCA inputs on one side and VGA or HDMI on the other side. What’s even better is that you likely get a great deal on the adapter, perhaps it will only set you back $1.50.
Unfortunately, this will leave you without an image on your PC monitor and you will find yourself trying to figure out how to get your $1.50 back. The truth is these adapters weren’t designed to work the way you think they would. Most of these kinds of adapters were meant to work the other way around and were never intended to be used to hook a gaming console up to a PC monitor. Luckily there is a simple solution that will get you up and running quickly.
You can use the PETRH RCA Component RGB YPbPr to HDMI v1.3 Video Converter or one similar to this. Not many monitors have composite video hookups so this will be very helpful as it will provide you with an HDMI connection to plug right into your monitor. This is the fastest way to get up and running without getting all caught up in the adapter game. This converter also handles audio which is a nice addition that some adapters might not have. The key to finding a working adapter in this case is one that is powered and comes with it’s own power supply.
Please note that you will also need to get a component cable for your PS2 or original Xbox as the original cable provided with these consoles only offers composite video (Red, White and Yellow). After that, the only other connection you need to make is to hook up the power supply to the converter box and you’re ready to game. Of course you don’t have to just use this converter for games, you can use it for just about anything you want to hook up that only accepts and HDMI signal. You can pick this unit up for around $25.00 on Amazon or eBay.