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Top 5 multiplayer genres for a smartphone gamer

This idea for this post has been residing in the back of my mind for quite some time now. Multiplayer games are intriguing for any gamer who looks to challenge others, for example – a multiplayer racing game, a sports game, a FPS shooter or better, mobile casino games in which he can actually win money. There are so many choices, and we are going to see what the Top 5 genres for multiplayer games on a smartphone are, according to me –

We will go in the descending order –

Number 5 – First person shooters

This is probably the hardest genre to play on smartphones, but it is a huge success in the PC gaming industry, and with the advent of powerful sensors and GPUs aplenty in the smartphone world, then why not ? High action and on-the-edge gameplay offers a lot of fun in the multiplayer arena. Imagine a game like Counter Strike or Battlefield 3 ( Read more ) if ported to the smartphones with better and easier controls for aim and shoot, will become an instant hit. So, i rate this as one of the top 5 smartphone multi player genres which will definitely pick up the pace very soon. Suit up, mobile shooters !

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ASUS releases the silent and cool HD6770 directCU edition

ASUS, today has revealed a new variant of a graphic card based on the AMD 6770 graphics chipset, which is a mid range graphics card. 

What’s special about this card is the fanless design that allows literally a zer0 dB operation. The cooling method used here is a heatsink. Dubbed the directCU method of cooling, it features a massive heat sink, that is supposedly 95% larger and 16% cooler. This card will be an option for people, who hate the whiny fan sound that usually accompanies graphics-intensive games like GTA4 or Crysis.

Other miscellaneous advantages include slightly better performance thanks to the use of super alloys, increases the performance by 15% says ASUS. The GPU is DX11 compatible, has 800 stream processors ( please do not compare with Nvidia, the architectures are different ), and 40 texture units. All this, is supported by a 128-bit memory interface and a 850Mhz clocked engine. Only concern is what the heat levels will be like, considering there is no fan on the GPU.

Crysis 2 in DX11 awaits.

Price – Rs.9750/- excluding taxes, 3 years warranty.

Read on for spec sheet and full press release.

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