Mafia

Not allowed to say what omerta means

Go to the matresses.

Following a trend established by Warcraft III, Mafia has released its demo after the game’s release.

Ministry of Agriculture, fishery and foods, but were persuaded otherwise…

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Hercules XPS 510

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Hercule

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Logitech z640

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volume control not too hot

z-560 introduced thx certification.

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volume control – seems a little cheap, just allover volume and bass controls.

Plug-ins to audigy as if designed – which of course it was.

All-over matt black design

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Logic3 Home Theatre Audio System

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Does a Dolby decoder maketh the machine? We find out…

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If you have to blow every last eardrum in the place, you can’t do better than a Dolby Decoder and Logic3 have kindly included one in their 5.1 set. As mentioned in the main article, the Dolby automatically encodes

Of course this has pushed the price up somewhat, and some readers may complain that this gives Logic3 an unfair advantage compared to the other sets,

As is so often the case with speakers, there were problems connecting the Logic3 up to the Audigy 2. Creative’s proprietary optical connection obviously won’t work with the normal connector

The focus of the Logic3 is towards gamers: the first Soundstation was produced specifically to take advantage of the Playstation and Dreamcast market, so you shouldn’t expect Hi-Fi sound from this set-up. In truth its in-game sound was excellent, and fully took advantage of the 5.1 set-up

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PC Answers Speaker Lab test: Saturday, November 23, 2002.

Speaker technology seems to be moving on in leaps and bounds, but how much better can it get? Daniel Griliopoulos investigates…

You wouldn’t think the film of a fifty year old book could herald a sea-change in our perception of the world, but with the release of the Lord Of The Rings: Extra, Extra Special edition DVD this month at least one sense could be revolutionized. For this is the first movie to take advantage of 6.1 surround sound. Now, the gainsayers out there may already be chuckling into their beards (and we may find by the end of this Batch Test that they were right to do so) but 6.1, and the soon-to-be supported 7.1, surround sound have at least the potential to change how we hear music and watch films. Even if the change isn’t revolutionary it may be the case that it’s sufficiently better than what’s gone before to persuade new entrants to the market that it’s a worthwhile purchase over 5.1 or a Dolby box. (more of which later.)

Of course very few soundcards as yet support 6.1 let alone 7.1

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