Friday, Freitag, Viernes, or Vendredi.  No matter what part of the world you are from, today is the end of the work week for most.  Get started on your weekend by reading up on the happenings in the PC gaming and technology world.

PC Hardware/Software

GeForce 660 2GB Review – Tweak Town

While we’re still about a week and a half away from the upcoming NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 660 officially launching, we got a chance to have a look at what kind of performance we can expect from the new model when it came to its reference clock speeds. As always the next step is to look at the overclocking side of things to see just what we can expect out of it.

 

Top 5 Heatsinks – Frosty Tech

Quickly find your way to the current Top 5 heatsinks according to FrostyTech. The first pair of lists is for Intel Heatsinks, broken down by lowest temperature and quietest operation. The second set of lists are for AMD Heatsinks. Lifespan indicates if the heatsink is new, old or end of life.

 

Thernaltake Water 2.0 Review – Funky Kit

All told I am impressed by this cooler, if Thermaltake can get the price down to $100 or less it will be a spectacular deal. Even where it is right now at $114 it is well worth considering if you need a serious cooler. I give it a 8.9/10 rating and a recommended badge, as I recommend it if you need hardcore cooling for your cpu.

Fake Microsoft Service Agreement E-mail – The Inquirer

Hackers are using a recent Microsoft email notification regarding changes in its Services Agreement to trick people into installing malicious programs based on an exploit in Oracle’s Java software.

 

PC Gaming

Black Mesa on Greenlight – Steam Greenlight

We are releasing Black Mesa to the world for free on September 14th! Give us a thumbs up to help our game get on Steam! When we are on Steam we’ll be able to reach more players and make installation and future updates easy for everyone!

 

Race Room Racing Experience – Steam Store

RaceRoom Racing Experience is a Free2Race™ game. This first teaser release includes the fantastic Aquila CR1 Sports GT race car and the fictional racetrack RaceRoom Raceway as well as the Teaser edition Leaderboard Challenge game mode.

Sniper Elite V2 Review – ThePCelitist

Woodsie and Shepherd review Sniper Elite V2.

 

Thirty Flights of Loving – Indie Impressions

There is meticulous detail and attention paid throughout the experience, from the unique and fanciful art style down to the writing and interactivity, everything just oozes character.

 

Ubisoft Interview – Rock Paper Shotgun

I’m not going to comment on data. That was an unfortunate comment. We have listened to feedback, and since June last year our policy for all of PC games is that we only require a one-time online activation when you first install the game, and from then you are free to play the game offline.

 

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