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GX705 – Hardcore Gaming Notebook Launched by MSI

Monday, September 29th, 2008

To keep the edge in the fast paced world of intense gaming competition, MSI GX705 provides with the enormous 17-inch LCD monitor with powerful Geforce 8600M GS 3D GraphicCard with DDR2 512MB VRAM, GX705 can achieves the ultimate realism experience whether you are playing games or watching a DVD and create the most astonishingly realistic audio and visual effects. Moreover, keeping the gamers’ playing habits in mind, GX705 especially added the colorful W, A, S, D buttons on the keyboard, so the player can find the direction controls in record time. To deliver real-life listening enjoyment, GX705 is recognized and approved by the highest standards of Dolby® , theater-class 4 high quality speakers and built-in subwoofer.

Furthermore, GX705 features the Intel® Centrino® Duo Processor Technology, which uses Intel® Core™2 Duo processor and Intel® PM965 Express Chipset, to deliver truly outstanding dual-core performance computing power, great battery life, and expanded wireless connectivity. So, GX705 can provide the freedom and flexibility to enjoy the game on the go.

The nVIDIA Geforce 8600M GS 3D GraphicCard (Build-in 512 MB VRAM)
The nVIDIA Geforce 8600M GS 3D graphic card (Build-in 512 MB VRAM) delivers remarkable performance and an unsurpassed feature set for accelerating spectacular gaming. For a more fluid, more detailed, more realistic 3D high-definition while playing the game or watching movie. Never a moment of delay to occur, feel the excitement!

Big Vision Means Big Enjoyment
17″ LCD display provides a grand viewing experience for the ultimate viewing pleasure. With the high resolution and the perfect length and width ration for the screen, in addition also being capable of displaying DVD caliber images for your viewing pleasures.
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Raijin Thunderkeg, the Storm Spirint Guide by Quixilver

Monday, September 29th, 2008

This guide was created by Quixilver, thanks!

Writer’s Foreword

Greetings! This will be my first guide, and I chose to write one about Raijin. This will be a “Quixilver’s Quick Guide” so don’t expect too many screenshots and stuff.

Hero Stat and Overview

Raijin Thunderkeg – The Storm Spirit
Range: 600 | | Move Speed: 310 | Primary: INT
Str: 22 + 2.5 | Agi: 17 + 1.5 | Int: 23 + 2.6
Damage: 45 – 55 | HP: 568 | Mana: 299
HP Regen: 0.91 | Mana Regen: 0.93
Attack Speed: 1.2 (+ 17% IAS) | Armor: 4.4


Skills Description

Electric Rave (E)
Transfers mana into pure electric current at a rapid rate, increasing the Storm Spirit’s attack speed by a large amount as long as there is magic to drain. Can be turned on/off at any time.
Level 1 – 20% Attack Speed
Level 2 – 40% Attack Speed
Level 3 – 60% Attack Speed
Level 4 – 80% Attack Speed
Mana Cost: 6/9/12/15
Author’s Notes: A skill that increases attack speed without any side effects and you get to decide when to turn it on and off.

Barrier ®
Shields a target with Raijin’s discharged mana, resisting spell damage while under the effect. Lasts 20 seconds.
Level 1 – Prevents 150 magical damage
Level 2 – Prevents 300 magical damage
Level 3 – Prevents 450 magical damage
Level 4 – Prevents 600 magical damage
Mana Cost: 75
Cooldown: 15
Author’s notes: A skill that can save you and your allies from spell kills (example is Zeus’ Thundergod Wrath). It can also help you early game if you’re against heavy nukers (example is Tinker).
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The Amazing Spire SilverShield Gamer Case

Monday, September 29th, 2008

After the amazing success of the Draconian, our first ever PC Gamer case we are more than a little excited about the arrival of the Draconian’s big brother, the SilverShield!

The SilverShield is pure gaming through and through from it’s cool blue LED’s to its clear fan-attached side panel to its sexy graphics.

However it’s cool looks are hiding a seriously competent case, one that’s brimming with technology and innovation. As you could imagine system setup is easy and fast and installing your drives, card-reader and other devices is simple and fast helped by the tool-less racks.

There are cooling fans everywhere to keep your components cool. A 120mm fan is mounted on the back panel for main ventilation. The side panel has an 80mm fan plus adjustable duct to boost CPU cooling and another 120mm fan in the front for cool air in-take. Let the gaming begin with this great pc case from Spire, Powered by Innovation!

SP6001S – SilverShield
Middle tower Gaming pc case

Main Features:
* Exclusive & Cool design.
* Durable 0.7mm SECC Steel.
* Front-Top USB & SOUND connections.
Tool-free installation, thumb-screw side panels.
* 120mm rear and front cooling fans pre-installed.
* Transparent side-panel with 80mm fan
Optimized internal space, Highly efficient Air In-take & Exhaust.

Product Includes:
*Owner Manual *Clips *Screws *Mainboard stand-off

About Spire:
Spire, global supplier of cooling solutions, power supplies and PC cases for the personal and networked computer,with its manufacturing facilities in Shen Zhen, China and branch offices in USA, United Kingdom, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Japan, Taiwan and Brazil, offers a wide range of thermal products and accessories for the computer industry.


Garena TV (GGTV) HowTo

Monday, September 29th, 2008
Garena TV is Garena’s popular LIVE broadcast technology enabling audience to watch e-sports matches based on Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne including the famous mod map “Defense of the Ancient – Allstars (DotA Allstars) as if they were in the actual match.

Setting Up Garena TV

To run Garena TV, you first need to set the executable game path for “War3 TFT” and “War3 RPG”. This is the same game path used for you to play games in Garena. If you have already set the executable path, there is no need to re-set this)

Next, you can configure the Garena TV Settings according to your preference. Go to “Settings” then under “GGTV Settings”, adjust the settings accordingly by checking on the items you want to enable and uncheck on the items you want to disable.

Watching LIVE Games on Garena TV

When you are logged in to Garena and a LIVE Garena TV Match has just started, a Garena TV System Broadcast Alert will appear in your system tray as a blinking icon.

(NOTE: you will only receive this when your GGTV Settings is set to “Receive GGTV Broadcast”).

Click on the blinking icon in your system tray to open up the Garena TV LIVE Game Broadcast.

The Garena TV LIVE Broadcast announcement will display the game name, the players / teams, the map used, and the “Watch!” button. Click on “Watch!” to prompt Garena to load your Warcraft 3 – The Frozen Throne

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Tiny, the Stone Giant Guide by Rikimaru the Assassin

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Author of this guide is Rikimaru the Assassin, good job pal!

DotA Allstars Tiny The Stone Giant

By Rikimaru the Assassin


Tiny is made to gank and support. He can deal massive damage with his combo Avalanche + Toss alone. With a stun and a fun skill in which both keeps the enemy from escaping, Tiny is a great tool in battles and gangbangs.

Tiny is best played in a dual lane. Partnering with Lina or Leshrac is one of the deadliest dual lanes ever in the game. With Avalanche and chaining it with LSA/ Split Earth, the enemy will just stand still, while they would just notice their life crawling as fast as your internet. In a dual lane, there is no problem if you want to gank on another lane. Tiny is just a gank-star. You could gank from as early as levels 5+.

Later on he has an added role. A tank. Because of his high strength growth and how dangerous he is because of the massive damage he could do to a team, he would most likely be a main focus of the opposing team. With all the nuisance he could give to the enemies, he’s one of the best tanks there is.
Table of Contents

GS1. Skill Set
GS2. Skill Build
GS3. Item Build
GS4. Techniques
GS5. General Strategy
GS6. Best Allies
GS7. Worst Enemies
GS8. Replays
GS9. Conclusion and Final Statement


Skill Set
Click on the icon to see its effect.

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