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Street Fighter IV Sells Out, Microsoft Rewarding $250,000 For Conficker Worm Founder, The Nokia Tease, 3 New Motorola Phones, Samsung Working On 50nm GDDR5 Memory

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Street Fighter IV was just released in Japan and it sold out in the first day. Capcom sold 86,000 copies of their new Street Fighter IV. This is actually one of the most anticipated games, i think, of this year. Although, Joystiq and Capcom were surprised about the overwhelming demand, i actually wasn't. This game looks amazing!! Just look at Ryu go, even though he's losing against Ken in the screenshot.

Remember the Conficker worm? This is the worm that has stirred and infected many Windows PCs around the world. Even, Microsoft is afraid of it. They are now rewarding $250,000 US to whoever turns in the founder of the worm. The worm has infected up 15 million Windows PCs to-date.

This weekend's MWC is going to be a great one and now we have another Nokia phone to add to their line-up. One with an 8MP camera using a Carl Zeiss lens. This picture on the left, has been taken by Nokia's 8MP phone and it may be competing with the Samsung INNOV8, as my friend Yang pointed out. The picture seems to have pretty good quality, so we'll see more of this phone at its official announcement this weekend. Nokia actually decided to release a leak, finally.

Take a good look at the 3 new upcoming Motorola phones. From left to right, you will see the QA4, the VE66LV and the QA1. I think that the best phone out of these 3 could be the QA1, since it has a touchscreen. Hopefully, it works well and isn't running any kind of WinMo OS. The QA4 also looks decent, but the screen just looks way too tiny. The VE66LX is gold and looks like your typical Motorola phone. Ehh, nothing to look at here. Boring.

Samsung is working on their new 50nm GDDR5 memory, but it will probably be a while before we see this in new graphics cards. This memory "promises to support a maximum data transfer speed of 7.0 gigabits per second and boast a maximum bandwidth of 28 gigabytes per second." Samsung also mentions that shifting to their 50nm manufacturing will also increase "production efficiency by a full 100 percent, and allows the memory to operate at 1.35 volts, which is a 20 percent reduction compared to current GDDR4 memory." Samsung seems to be making all of the breakthrough's lately; with their phones, 32GB RAM sticks and now this. I'm also looking forward to their MWC line-up.

Street Fighter IV Sells Out (and picture): http://www.joystiq.com/2009/02/13/street-fighter-iv-sells-86k-copies-first-day-in-japan-capcom-sa/
Microsoft Rewarding $250,000 For Conficker Worm Founder: http://i.gizmodo.com/5153202/microsoft-and-cybersecurity-superfriends-offer-250k-for-conficker-worm-maker
Nokia Teases Fans With A Picture (and picture): http://www.engadget.com/2009/02/13/nokia-shows-off-sample-image-from-mysterious-8-megapixel-phone/
Motorola's 3 New Phones (and picture): http://www.engadget.com/2009/02/13/motorolas-qa4-ve66lx-and-qa1-dash-onto-the-scene-rumor-style/
Samsung Working on 50nm GDDR5 Memory: http://www.engadget.com/2009/02/13/samsung-begins-production-of-50nm-gddr5-memory/

Google Chrome For Mac, IBuyPower Gaming Desktops, Will Dragon Quest IX's Delay Affect Final Fantasy XIII, Selling Android Apps, God of War 3 Trailer [Video]

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Don't get your hopes up Mac fans, Google Chrome will not be released for the Mac yet. But, it is on the way. Today, you get a taste of what it may look like. It's still in development, but look out for it in the coming months.

IBuyPower looks like they are going to be releasing two new gaming rigs, for the gamers. I would say 'us' gamers, but i can't call myself a gamer anymore, until Starcraft 2 comes out, that is. Anyways, the lower-end model will be the Gamer HAF 91B. This rig will use AMD's Dragon platform and will have the Phenom II X4 920 processor. It also comes with 4GB of DDR2 RAM, a 500GB SATA II HDD, a dual-layer DVD writer, an ATI 512MB Radeon HD 4850 graphics card and a 550-watt power supply. It also has an alright-looking case, the CoolerMaster HAS 932. The higher-end model will be called the Gamer Fire and it will have a Phenom II X4 940 CPU, a 750GB HDD, a Blu-ray drive and has an NZXT Guardian 921 chassis (case). The Gamer HAF 91B is going for $999 USD; meanwhile, the Gamer Fire is going for $1,439 USD. It's up to you to choose which one will suit your needs.

On to more disappointing news we head over to Square Enix. Dragon Quest IX looks like its going to be delayed and that may also affect the, already-late, release date of Final Fantasy XIII. Square Enix has already announced that we'll (North America) be seeing Final Fantasy XIII (at the earliest) in early 2010. Since, Dragon Quest is being pushed back, this might even push Final Fantasy XIII to a mid-2010 launch. Let's go Square Enix, you can do it.

Google will finally let developers sell their Android apps. You will be able to sell apps on the Android Market. Google's apps will work a little bit different from Apple's apps. This is because instead of reviewing each app made, like Apple does, Google will let users rate the application. I don't know how effective this strategy will be but we'll just have to see and find out for ourselves.

If you happened to catch some of the Spike TV Video Game Awards, you may have seen the short trailer for God of War 3. This is the extended version and it looks amazing. The graphics quality is amazing and will, apparently, be one of the best graphical games of all time. Here's the extended trailer, via Blip.tv.

Google Chrome For Mac (and picture): http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2009/02/first-screenshot-of-google-chrome-for.html
IBuyPower Gaming Desktops (and picture): http://www.engadget.com/2009/02/12/ibuypower-dishes-dragon-based-gaming-desktops-under-1-500/
Dragon Quest IX Delay: http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3172775
Selling Android Apps (and picture): http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-10163656-94.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-5
God of War 3 Trailer (and video): http://kotaku.com/5152887/god-of-war-iii-the-extended-trailer