Friday Roundup 24-01-09

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Gaming

Pointless Banter has a look at the 10 ugliest consoles of all time.

Mario Kart source gets a nice media update.

Stuff

Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 295 gets benchmarked, and with it reclaims the overall 3D performance crown from a resurgent AMD.

Industry

AMD to terminate 1,100 jobs and initiate temporary pay cuts.

Judge James P. Jones gave his opinion on United States of America v. Dove, a criminal copyright case, ruling that each illegal download does not necessarily equate to a lost sale, and that the companies affected by P2P piracy cannot make their restitution claims based on this assumption.

Microsoft announce 5000 job cuts with the Entertainment and Devices (E&D) unit — the group that is responsible for Xbox, Zune and Windows Mobile, hit with the bulk of the immediate 1,400-person cuts. This is despite Microsoft announcing revenue of $16.63 billion for the second quarter ended Dec. 31, 2008 and net income of $5.94 billion. Hard times indeed Microsoft.

Media

Heath Ledger is nominated for an Oscar on the Anniversary of his Death.

A Fan made Lost season 5 trailer.

People

Last night I laser-etched the top of my Eee PC with the complete level maps of Super Mario Land ( on the Game Boy).

Here are some images of an impressive fan made Portal Gun replica.

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