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Spatial orientation comes to notebooks

Acer’s new laptop has a crazy Kinect-like 3D camera


The Xbox’s Kinect may not have set the world on fire like Microsoft ad hoped it would, but that isn’t stopping Acer from giving it a go. Launching as part of the company’s new notebook lineup being introduced at CES, Acer’s high end V 17 Nitro notebook has an integrated Intel RealSense 3D camera. Used to measure motion and depth, the V 17 Nitro’s will allow you to control compatible PC games in a very similar fashion to Kinect enabled Xbox games. Make a rowing motion with your arms to row your boat in-game – do a jumping jack and have your in-game avatar convince you you’re exercising – the possibilities are limitless.

Inside the rather eccentric looking gigantic laptop is all the latest and greatest specifications you might expect. You’ve got your quad-core 2.5GHz Core i7 processor, GeForce GTX 860M graphics card, 1TB of spinning disk storage alongside 128GB or 256GB of solid state storage, a high resolution 17-inch display, and more.

The Acer V 17 Nitro launches this month for an undisclosed sum of money, so keep an eye for more information. Acer also has a whole other lineup of new notebooks from high end gaming rigs to full blown workstation replacements, all of which you can discover at the source link below.

Via: Engadget
Source: Acer

January - March timeframe

Grand Theft Auto V could come to PC as soon as Q1 2014


Good news, fans of PC gaming! According to EuroGamer and their super secret sources, the industry’s favorite success story of 2013, Grand Theft Auto V, should be arriving to everyone’s favorite gaming platform (the PC, of course) as soon as the first quarter of 2014 – meaning somewhere in the January – March timeframe. This makes sense seeing as the PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV arrived roughly eight months after the console release, which adds precedent to this sort of delayed release.

Rockstart likely delays PC versions of their games in order to dedicate resources to the much more popular-to-the-mainstream console releases, which is clearly where they make the vast amount of their cash per title. I personally have held off purchasing GTA V until the inevitable PC release (hey, I need to get some use out of my new Haswell gaming build), so I’d have to say I’m pretty excited for this release.

Via: Kotaku
Source: EuroGamer