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Posts from April 2012

Do you have a family of budding swashbucklers?

Family-friendly sequel to Wizard101 to be released, entitled Pirate101.

Portal 2's Perpetual Testing Initiative DLC release date announced

Gamers are to begin making their own Portal 2 puzzles with a Valve DLC released in May.

Valve staff handbook suggests an intriguing workplace

Valve Software's new employee handbook suggests an unusual workplace.

STALKER 2 canned in favour of Survarium

STALKER 2 has been cancelled by its Ukrainian developers in favour of a post-apocalyptic free-to-play massively multiplayer online first person shooter called Survarium.

World's thinnest optical disc drive introduced by Samsung

Samsung has released the world's thinnest portable optical disc drive.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer free to play for 5 days

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is free to play for gamers this weekend.

Next-gen Intel Core processors double visual performance

Intel Core's third generation of processors doubles visual performance while enhancing device security.

Keyboards - a Personal Insight: Razer Lycosa Vs Razer Black Widow

In this article Connell takes a look at the Razer Lycosa and Razer Black Widow in comparison with his existing Microsoft Sidewinder X4

Windows 8 'Release Preview' announced for first week of June

After two previous test releases it seems the 'Final' Windows 8 release prior to the retail is due for the first week of June

New AMD APUs to boost video and gaming experience

AMD's new Trinity APU is set to enhance the video and gaming experience of users.

ZX Spectrum reaches 30th anniversary

One of the world's best selling computers reaches its 30th birthday.

Prey 2 may get its quarry yet

Bethesda Softworks breaks the silence to confirm that Prey 2 has not given up the hunt.

Blizzard opens Diablo III beta

Gamers are to get free access to an open beta for Blizzard’s Diablo III this weekend.

Western Digital ceasing the manufacture of PATA (IDE) drives

Is this the first nail in the coffin for IDE drives? We've seen a lot of motherboard manufacturers removing IDE ports from their boards, but now the manufacturers are removing IDE drives from their line-up

New Kickstarter campaign to create open world action RPG Grim Dawn

Titan Quest developers are looking for funding to complete production on the action RPG Grim Dawn.

Palit GeForce GTX 680 2048MB JetStream Unboxing and Overview

CCL's Steve takes a quick look at the Palit GeForce GTX 680 JetStream in another CCL unboxing and overview

Intel launches new series of SSDs

Intel is launching the 330 Series of solid state drives to provide the groundbreaking technology at an affordable price.

Kickstarter campaign for Wasteland sequel a success

A successful Kickstarter campaign is to bring the sequel to Interplay's 1988 classic Wasteland to PC gamers.

New and improved edition of The Witcher 2 released

The PC version of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition to be made freely available to owners of the game.

Are 2.5-inch hard drives to appear in desktop computers?

All-in-one computers could initiate a boom in 2.5-inch HDDs over the next few years.

Post-apocalyptic setting of Crysis 3 revealed

Details and vague release date released for Crysis 3.

Commodore 64 creator Jack Tramiel dies aged 83

Home computing pioneer and founder of Commodore Jack Tramiel died aged 83 last week.

Intel Ivy Bridge Core i7 3770k stock shortage rumoured for launch delay

Delayed launch of Intel's latest flagship microarchitecture is rumoured to be due to the shortage of the overclocking version of the Intel i7 3770 Ivy Bridge CPU the i7 3770K

Valve rumours of secretive hardware project revealed; Wearable Computing

The internet was alive with talk of Google's Project Glass last week when they announced their HUD style wearable computer and now valve appears to be doing their own R&D

Raspberry Pi arriving to customers next week

After weeks of delay, customers should soon receive their Raspberry Pi.

Valve working on hardware?

A job advertised on the Valve website could suggest the firm is working on a hardware development.

What's new to CCL this week

Our weekly blog bringing you the latest products to arrive on our website.

Lenovo - and their stand at Gadget Show Live 2012

Lenovo showing CCL-Tech what they have for Gadget Show Live visitors on their stand this week

Microsemi announced new SSD that address disconnection issues

A new solid state drive from Semisonic use revolutionary SATA connectors to increase durability.

About time, 1366 x 768 finally becomes the most popular screen resolution

After years of dominance 1024x768 finally gives up its dominance of PC resolutions

Star Wars: The Old Republic to be updated with patch 1.2

An update to Star Wars: The Old Republic is set to be released on April 12th.

Bulletstorm 2 gets cancelled due to original's poor sales

Bulletstorm 2 gets cancelled after poor sales did not meet the expectations of EA.

Cooler Master - CM Storm range at Gadget Show Live 2012

Cooler Master show off their CM Storm range of peripherals and cases showcased at Gadget Show Live 2012

Facebook Snatched up Instagram in a $1 Billion Acquisition Deal

Popular iPhone and Android app has trumped recent sales figures with the closest sale coming in at $200 Million for Zynga last month

Corsair unleashes new products on Vengeance gaming line

Corsair is to release a new gaming headset and PC case as part of its Vengeance line.

Gigabyte launches 7 series motherboards

Gigabyte has officially announced its new 7 series motherboards and the accompanying technical upgrades ahead of the release of the third generation of Intel Core processors.

Cooler Master jump on mechanical keyboard bandwagon

Cooler Master becomes the latest company to manufacture a mechanical keyboard.

Minecraft creator announces new project

The creator behind hit sandbox game Minecraft has announced his next project.

Augment Reality with Google's Project Glass

Google yesterday announced thier Glass project we at CCL want a pair.... Now.

It is time to finally retire your faithful Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX

Arguably the greatest graphics card of all time is set to finally fall behind the pace of game development, after almost 6 years...

Details released on Aliens: Colonial Marines

A hands-on preview of Aliens: Colonial Marines reveals what fans of the saga are in store for.

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier gets release date

Ghost Recon: Future Soldier's PC port gets a release date as well as the details of its PC-specific content.

OCZ Vertex 4 officially released today, available soon

The new Indilinx Everest 2 controller based Vertex 4 is available from OCZ

Snow Falling in Leeds, Bradford and West Yorkshire Causes Mayhem on the Roads

Well it should be raining at this time of year but it seems to be a little too cold as April showers are replaced by wintry downfall

Kickstarter project to make Leisure Suit Larry remake a reality

Leisure Suit Larry's first outing may be getting a remake if a Kickstarter campaign succeeds.

Google Street View gives birth to Google Art Project

Ever wanted to walk around and view the fine art on the walls of the white house? Well now you can thanks to Google Art Project

Why developers and publishers are only hurting their paying customers in their attempts to stop the pirates

Uh-oh, Steve has heard that he might not be able to play and trade new titles for the next-gen consoles and has a bitter aftertaste.

Noiseblocker M12-S2 Multiframe S-Series 120mm Chassis & Case Fan Review

Today Connell takes a look at the Noiseblocker M12-S2 Chassis fans giving us his spin on the German fan manufacturer

The Witcher to be made free to play this Thursday?

CD Projekt RED is to release a free RPG this Thursday that people speculate will be 2007's The Witcher.

THQ cancels Warhammer 40,000 MMO

Warhammer 40,000 scaled back from an MMO to a single player experience.

April Fools 2012 CCL's Choice Roundup

2012 April Fools roundups.

Gainward NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 Phantom 2048MB Graphics Card Now Available for Pre Order.

Well the GTX 680 Is here and we're expecting stock shortly so pre order your Gainward NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 Phantom 2048MB now and make sure you're at the cutting edge.

OCZ's New Vertex 4 SSD's still yet to hit shelves.

We were made aware of the new Vertex 4 at CeBIT 2012 but we're hoping they'll be here sooner rather than later.

Fractal Design Arc Midi PC Tower Case Review.

Martin takes a look at the Fractal Design Arc PC Case and tells us his build experience when using the case.

CCL launch their New Style Range with the introductory Justin Bieber System

New to CCL this week is the Justin Bieber styled system currently code named the CCL Bieber System rocking an awesome style with absolutely zero substance.