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AX:GS - The Final Picture

Posted on 18th Dec 2009 at 11:15 by Ben Hardwidge with 5 comments

Ben Hardwidge
A new decade is quickly sneaking up on us, but there’s still plenty of time left to post up the final winning AX:GS blog before we all head off to engage in our merrymaking activities of choice. Before we do that, though, we’d like to give a big, mastodon-sized thank you to everyone who took part in the AX:GS experience, from the bloggers and idea-smiths who attended the event, to the ever-helpful guys at Asus who made this all possible.

It looks like you’ve had a lot of fun getting in touch with your inner journo and putting your thoughts into writing on the blogs, and we’ve also found them rewarding to read. It’s always good to be able to step outside the realms of predictability in the tech industry and get some fresh, innovative ideas, and that’s exactly what we got from you guys.

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Asus Motherboard Mayhem Flash Game

Posted on 17th Dec 2009 at 10:11 by Richard Swinburne with 39 comments

Asus Motherboard Mayhem Flash Game - I saw it on an (Asus) friends facebook page last night and made the mistake of playing without thinking how late it was.

You have been warned: it's incredibly addictive. If you liked Tower Defence, this is the Asus take on it.

Obviously they are all things to do with Asus "Xtreme Design" motherboards - so you Asus gets a little marketing your way in the process, but still, much fun.

Let us know your scores etc!

Asus Motherboard Mayhem Flash Game

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Asus Xtreme: Global Summit – highlights from the fourth round of blogs

Posted on 14th Dec 2009 at 14:24 by Ben Hardwidge with 41 comments

Ben Hardwidge
We’ve now reached the end of the PC hobbyist’s adventure that was the Asus Xtreme General Summit. Hardware has been tweaked, blogs have been scribed and cake has been eaten, but what did you guys get out of the whole experience? For the fourth and final round of AX:GS blogs, we asked those who attended the event to tell us what they’d taken away from the event, and we’re not just talking about the phenomenally sized bag of silicon swag that was handed out at the end.

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AX:GS - Future Features for RoG and Asus

Posted on 7th Dec 2009 at 11:02 by Ben Hardwidge with 3 comments

Ben Hardwidge
The curtain has dropped, the house lights are back on, and it’s now time to unwind and enjoy while tinkering with your hardware prizes over Christmas. Yes, the tech idea showcase that was the Asus Xtreme General Summit blogging marathon has finally been brought to a close.

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WIN: Asus Xtreme Design VGA Competition Week 1

Posted on 4th Dec 2009 at 15:46 by Alex Watson with 2 comments

Alex Watson
It’s said that if good design is obvious, then great design is transparent. Perhaps this is why badly designed PC products are so frustrating – when designers get it right, design takes a back seat and you can easily enjoy the performance and features you bought the product for.

That said, given that so many PC components these days are commodity products with razor-thin margins that win favour by simply being the cheapest, you do have to wonder whether there’s room for anything as graceful and quiet as good design. Props to Asus then as they’re expanding their Xtreme Design approach from motherboards (which we’ve covered in depth previously), to graphics cards. It’s not just high-end graphics cards either – the Xtreme Design range covers, for instance, the newly launched GeForce GTS 240. Co-incidentally, we’ve got five Xtreme Design Asus ENGT240/DI/512MD5 cards to give away. Stay tuned for an update next week where we’ll tell you exactly how to enter,

So what does Xtreme Design for graphics cards entail? According to Asus ‘it’s about producing innovative graphics cards for the best performance, reliability and safety.’ Fine and dandy, but what specifically does this X-toting name endow a graphics card with?

Click through to find out.

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Asus Xtreme: Global Summit – highlights from the third round of blogs

Posted on 26th Nov 2009 at 15:11 by Ben Hardwidge with 7 comments

Ben Hardwidge
Imagine that you’ve suddenly been awarded the job of heading up the R&D team at Asus. You’ve got a crack team of engineers, a limitless budget and a production line at the ready. You now have your chance to rid the world of those little niggles that have repeatedly forced you to yell obscenities at your computer, and the motherboard and graphics card world is your silicon oyster. What would you change? That’s what we asked the bit-tech readers on the AX:GS blogging team to consider for the third week of blogging, and it’s a question that’s inspired a veritable invention book, packed with innovative ideas.

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AX:GS - Event Coverage

Posted on 24th Nov 2009 at 10:58 by Ben Hardwidge with 12 comments

Ben Hardwidge
If you’re a tech-head who’s bursting with ideas that you can’t wait to share with the rest of the geek world, then here’s your opportunity to air your views and even get them exposed in the limelight.

If you were one of the attendees at the Asus Xtreme General Summit earlier this year, then you’ll currently be penning your thoughts about the event and your hardware prizes over two blogs every week. We’re currently reading through the third week’s blog entries, and we’ll be posting the highlights soon, and we’ve also put the posting guidelines for the final week’s blogs up on the forums.

In the meantime, each week we’re posting our favourite blog from the previous round in the bit-tech Blogs section, so here’s Skiddywinks’ winning blog from the second week:

AX:GS - Event Coverage
"That can't be it, surely", I remember thinking to myself. It really was a sight to behold. The Radisson Edwardian Bloomsbury Hotel stood before me, and it was intimidating. I felt like such a peasant in my jeans, t-shirt and years-old biking backpack. The people entering there were wearing suits and carrying briefcases. They looked important.

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Asus Xtreme: Global Summit – highlights from the second round of blogs

Posted on 13th Nov 2009 at 17:44 by Ben Hardwidge with 12 comments

Ben Hardwidge
With the prospect of getting your mitts on announced chipsets and top-end hardware, not to mention a booty bag of free hardware, you might think that the hardware at the AX:GS event would be the main subject of all the attendees’ blogs, but this isn’t the case. Although a lot of the AX:GS bloggers did indeed write about the overclocking gadgetry on show at the event, it seems that most of you were also overwhelmed by the exclusive choice of venue.

Skiddywinks, for example, describes the daunting demeanour of the Raddison Edwardian Bloomsbury hotel in his blog. “It was intimidating,” he says, adding that “I felt like such a peasant. Me and my jeans, t-shirt and years-old biking backpack. The people entering there were wearing suits and carrying briefcases. They looked important.”

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AX:GS - Asus reinvents the GTX 285 - enter the Matrix!

Posted on 10th Nov 2009 at 15:06 by Ben Hardwidge with 9 comments

Ben Hardwidge
Here’s your chance to scoop up your very own 15 minutes of fame, stardom and maybe even a bit of geek-envy from your peers while you’re basking in the spotlight.

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Asus Xtreme Global Summit – highlights from the first round of blogs

Posted on 2nd Nov 2009 at 18:11 by Ben Hardwidge with 8 comments

Ben Hardwidge
Following several weeks of prodding, tweaking and possibly lovingly caressing your fancy new Asus kit from the AX:GS event, it’s now time to reveal your first impressions of the hardware you were awarded.

Yes, the first round of AX:GS blogs is now up in lights, and last week’s posts have been successfully digested by the bit-tech judges. Before we share the highlights with you, though, we would like to thank you for your patience while we’ve been ironing out the gremlins with our, ahem, gremlin iron. Thankfully, most of the problems have now been sorted out, and most of you have access to the blogging area on the Asus Republic of Gamers website, but please drop us a line if you encounter any other issues so that we can get them sorted out.

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