Pictures of Japanese booth babes, cosplayers, and more from the Tokyo Game Show!
The 2013 Tokyo Game Show took place in Makurai Messe in Chiba City just outside of Tokyo this past weekend. The gaming expo may feel like E3 for the first two business days with only media and businessmen inside. However, it gets more jam packed than Seattle's PAX gaming convention on days three and four, as any gamer can get in for about 10 bucks US. Complete with a cosplayer area, TGS is definitely a sight to behold!
Watch as AMD unveils its new GPU, sponsored games, and more
AMD's GPU14 Tech Day press conference is about to begin and we're live in Hawaii to cover the event. We will update this live blog as more info comes in. You should expect AMD to officially announce its new GPU, codenamed Hawaii (pictured to the right), along with other announcements that include new software tools for developers and new AMD sponsored games.
Hopefully we'll get even more surprises! Stay tuned!
Weezer, zombies, and pictures of celebrities at Future US's Walking Dead party!
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Walking Dead comic and the newly released chop shop app, Maximum PC parent company Future US teamed up with Hyundai to throw the most amazing Walking Dead party at San Diego Comic Con last night.
100 pictures that include cosplays, toys, and Yvonne Strahovski!
Day one of Comic Con 2013 in San Diego just ended and the super-crowded event produced some of the best cosplay costumes we've ever seen. There was something for everyone, whether you were into comics, sci-fi, movies, or television. In addition to interesting outfits, we saw some crazy cool toys and gadgets, and even met Yvonne Strahovski!
Tech site GeekSmack.net claims to have obtained a beta release of Microsoft's upcoming Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and has posted the first screenshots of the build.
While we don't recommend it, for those of you who want to go gallivanting around the web looking for the same beta, GeekSmack says the full build string is 6.1.7601.16537.amd64fre.win7.100327-0053.
"The install process is much of what you would expect from a service pack installer, but one thing I noticed is that the installation is MUCH faster than the install process for service packs on Vista was, which is a very welcome change," TechSmack noted.
There are a bunch of screenshots to gawk at, including a few from after the service pack was applied. Looks legit, and falls in line with Microsoft recently announcing that service packs for both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 were forthcoming. According to Microsoft, SP1 for Windows 7 would mostly contain "minor updates."
Maximum PC readers have long had the importance of maintaining backups beat into their heads, but apparently photo-hosting service isn't a subscriber to the magazine. How else do you explain losing thousands of user photos with no way to restore them?
Or at least that's the case if you believe a purportedly scorned user who claims to have had his Flickr account hacked and then terminated. According to Morgan Tepsic, a photographer and soon-to-be art student in Taipei, Taiwan, he woke up to discover three concerning emails in his inbox:
[redacted]@hotmail.com has been added to your account!
Your password has been changed!
Your account has been terminated!
After contacting the Yahoo-owned service about the security breach, Tepsic said he was told "it isn't possible to restore the content of the account." Flickr did offer to restore his screen name and URL, "but unfortunately the images, comments, and other content isn't recoverable."
There's a lot more to Tepsic's customer support nightmare, which you can read here, assuming you're not offended by big, bolded F-bombs.