Monday 19 October 1998
BAFTA LAST week announced the nominations for its Interactive Entertainment Awards, sponsored by ICL. The Comedy Award: Douglas Adams' Starship Titanic, MindGym, You Don't Know Jack. The News and Magazine Award: BBC News Online, CNN.com, Electronic Telegraph. The Factual Award: Guide to the Birds of Europe, RedShift 3, Roche-HIV.com/Lifecycle. The Games Award: GoldenEye 007, Oddworld: Abe's Exodus, V2000. The Children's Award: Live & Kicking Show Maker, My Amazing Human Body, Star Wars Droidworks. The Learning Award: D-Code, Lifting the Weight, Oscar the Balloonist Discovers. The Moving Images Award: Ceremony of Innocence, Oceans of Innovation, Riven. The Sound Award: Ceremony of Innocence, Riven, You Don't Know Jack. The Interactive Treatment Award: Douglas Adams' Starship Titanic, Microsoft ActiMates, StageStruck. The Design Award: hq3.net, Riven, ShiftControl. The Computer Programming Award: Gran Turismo, Motorhead, Unreal. The awards will be presented at a ceremony held on 29 October at the Intercontinental Hotel in London.
AMD PREVIEWED its next-generation K7 chip at the Microprocessor Forum in San Jose, California, last week. The K7, with no secondary cache included, will run at 500MHz when it is released midway through next year and is expected to reach 1GHz by 2000. The chip uses a new 200MHz system bus that can be pushed up to 400MHz, according to the company. The bus, however, is not pin-compatible with existing Pentium architecture, which means that motherboard manufacturers will have to re-engineer boards to use the new chip. At the same forum, Intel outlined details of its 64-bit Merced chips, running at 1GHz, and due to be released in the middle of 2000. As well as a new instruction set, the chip will use a new cache memory architecture that consists of three levels, instead of the two used in Pentium II chips.
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Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
- 2 Replica Back to the Future Hoverboard released
- 3 Gamers confess the worst things they've done in The Sims
- 4 Dylan Moran on quitting smoking, being about as sexy as the Pope and why comedy panel programmes are 'c*ck shows'
- 5 Modern society encapsulated in five seconds
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