id Releases Doom 3 BFG Patch And Source Code (video)

id Software has this week announced that they have now released the Doom BFG 3 source code, which contains contains only the games source, without any game data or assets, which are still covered by the original EULA.

As well as the release of the games source code id Software has also released a new patch for the game which brings with it a number of new features including anti-aliasing up to 16x on Nvidia hardware, but the AMD/Intel cap is at 8x.

Doom 3 BFG Source Code

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Garry’s Mod Receiving Kinect Support Next Week? (video)

It has been revealed this week that Garry’s Mod otherwise known as GMod, the sandbox physics game which is built on a modified Source engine, will soon be receiving Microsoft’s Kinect PC support.

The newly updated Garry’s Mod with Kinect support should be officially launching next week according to PCGamesN, allowing you to then directly control any f the many Half-Life or Source created game characters/models within Garry’s Mod. Enjoy!

Garys Mod Kinect

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BlueTube Audio Vacuum Tube Amplifier With Integrated Bluetooth (video)

If you are looking for something a little different than the everyday run of the mill plastic speaker docks for your mobile devices, you might be interested in a new Kickstarter project which has created the retro styled BlueTube.

The BlueTube is equipped with exposed tubes which provide the Bluetooth speaker system with a very unique look. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the BlueTube project and see it in action.

BlueTube Audio Vacuum Tube Amplifier

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HitcasePro iPhone Extreme Protection Easy Mount Case (video)

Hitcase has created a new extreme protection iPhone case which has also been designed to make it easy to mount and even includes a 2-element glass wide angle lens.

Its laos been designed to protect your iPhone from extreme weather conditions and is waterproof, dust proof and rugged to take those unexpected knocks and bumps in its stride. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.

HitcasePro iPhone Case

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SNAP Longboard Folds For Easy Transport (video)

SNAP has created the very first foldable longboard making it perfect as a light and portable commuter longboard. The deck measures 38″ (96.5cm) in length and folds up 19” x 9.5” x 6”, making it easy to carry and stow away. 

The SNAP folding longboard is constructed of premium 8-ply Canadian maple and fastened with powerful specialised hinges.Watch the video after the jump to see the mechanism and longboard in action.

SNAP Longboard

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Halo 4 Maps Pack Release Date Leaked

A recent advertisement in the  German Xbox 360 dashboard, seems to suggest that the new Halo 4 map packs could be arriving as early as next month.

The advert revealed that the Crimson Pack is expected to arrive on 10th December 2012, the Majestic Pack for 25th February, and the Castle Pack on 1st April, that can be accessed via the The War Games Pass.

Halo 4 Map Packs

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Oru Kayak The Origami Folding Boat Hits Kickstarter (video)

Anyone looking for a boat which fold up into a flat pack, might be interested in the new Oru Kayak fold up canoe which is now starting its journey over on the Kickstarter website, and has already blasted it way past the $80,000 need to get the project up and running.

The Oru Kayak folds flat in to a pack that can be carried, and then unfolded to create the 12 foot canoe when required. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Oru Kayak project and see it in action.

Oru Kayak Foldup Canoe

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GTA 5 PC Version Petition Passes 50,000 Signatures

Fans of Grand Theft Auto who would also like to see the fifth in the series land on PCs, should definitely head over to the
fan petition that is aimed at getting Grand Theft Auto 5 launched on to PC.

The petition organisers hope to hit 100,000 sigs to then approach Rockstar Games and ask a PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5 be considered as only GTA 5 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 has been confirmed as yet.


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Lenovo IdeaPad S300 13″ Notebook Starts Shipping From $383

Lenovo has this week started shipping a new addition to their range in the form of the Lenovo IdeaPad S300, which is now available to purchase both online and in high street stores for around $479.

The new Lenovo IdeaPad S300 is equipped with a 13 inch display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, and measures just 0.88 inches thick. Its powered by a 1.5 GHz INtel Celeron 887 processor, supported by 4GB of RAM.

Lenovo IdeaPad S300

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Tiny Video Game Cabinet Created Using Raspberry Pi (video)

Over the years we have featured an number of DIY gaming acrade cabinets here on Geeky Gadgets but never anything quite as small as the one created by SpiritMods using a $35 Raspberry Pi mini PC.

The fantastic miniaturised gaming arcade is equipped with a tiny 128×32 white OLED to display, which looks awesome displaying the logo of the game currently being played.

Raspberry Pi Games Cabinet

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