Posted by dnovak on October 4, 2012 ·
Rovio unveiled its Angry Birds spin-off Bad Piggies, and it has reached the No. 1 spot in the U.S. iTunes App Store in a little over three hours. Rovio CEO Mikael Hed said in a press release that Bad Piggies is “an incredible launch, both for the game and for ‘Bad Piggies’ as a brand.” Bad Piggies is set to get its first free update with more unlockable content and levels [...]
Posted by dnovak on October 2, 2012 ·
Those of you who pride yourselves on being up to date with everything in the world of technology will no doubt have been eagerly awaiting the release of Apple’s newest addition to their stable: The iPhone 5. From a purely technical standpoint, there are dozens of tweaks and upgrades that make it faster and more efficient compared to the last iteration. And with its larger screen size, [...]
Posted by dnovak on October 1, 2012 ·
According to Sony, regardless of the company’s highly anticipated PlayStation 4 (code-named “Orbis”) launch, Sony will still support the PS3 for at least three more years. Apparently, Sony is going to continue supporting the PS3 for as long as there is a development interest still in existence. Sony reports that there are a lot of great games coming. Same thing with PS2.
Posted by dnovak on September 19, 2012 ·
While we’re still waiting word on the PlayStation 4, Sony has announced a revision of its PlayStation 3 console. The company announced that its new CECH-4000 model, scheduled to release this fall, will be 20% smaller and 25% lighter than the previous model and will also ditch the slot-loading optical drive in favor of a disc-tray that slides open sideways.
The new PS3 will be available [...]
Posted by dnovak on September 10, 2012 ·
The new Nintendo’s Wii U is looking to kick off the next generation of console entertainment. Ahead of a Nintendo event on September 13th that is expected to reveal official pricing and launch date details for the Wii U. Pricing for the Wii U could start as low as $249.99 and top out at $349.99.
There are rumors suggesting the Wii U might launch on November 11th with bundles priced $249.99, [...]
Posted by dnovak on August 29, 2012 ·
Gigabyte just unleashed their top-performing P2542G gaming laptop. Sporting a 15.6-inch 1,920 x 1,080 display, it runs on an Ivy Bridge Core i7-3610QM, with a 2GB NVIDIA GTX 660M card to power PC gaming’s most robust gaming titles. Additionally, it has a Blu-ray player and a THX-certified dual-woofer sound system. The yellow paint job gives it some pizzazz, and dual [...]
Posted by dnovak on August 20, 2012 ·
The news on the gaming company, OnLive, has sprung. OnLive, Inc. is no more, having cut the bulk of its workforce loose and used an Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors (ABC) to absolve itself of massive debts incurred by the expansion of its services without a corresponding increase in its customer base.
This alternative to filing for bankruptcy, ABC, is a preferred method for debtor [...]
Posted by dnovak on August 15, 2012 ·
Sony’s decided to out details on PlayStation Mobile, it’s upcoming cross-platform gaming service. It will connect to your own PSN ID, linking into its software store, which will provide a plethora of portable experiences. Sony’s also announced that ASUS and Wikipad hardware will join the line-up. We can already recognize a handful of Xperia phones alongside the Tablet S [...]
Posted by dnovak on August 14, 2012 ·
The Samsung Series 7 Gamer laptop is getting a 3D update to its powerful and lovely screen. The refreshed device is being dubbed as the Series 7 Gamer Yellow 3D, and it’s very sharp with its bright yellow finish. The new over-sized notebook will contain a AMD Radeon HD 7870M GPU and a 14.3-inch SuperBright 3D LED display.
The new guts of the device will also split its twin drive [...]
Posted by dnovak on August 13, 2012 ·
Eurocom has with a laptop that could truly replace your desktop. There first intro was the ultraportable Monster 1.0, packing the kind of power reserved for larger-screened desktops. Now there’s the 17.3-inch Scorpius.
While supporting up to 32GB of RAM isn’t too much to brag about, the Scorpius can optionally carry two of NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 680Mgraphics chips with [...]
Posted by dnovak on June 6, 2012 ·
Nyko and NVIDIA are partnering together tooffer a new line of Android gaming controllers to support Tegra 3 optimized games.
“To embrace the enormous growth of mobile and tablet gaming, our new controllers will provide physical and familiar controls to tablet gamers for a console-like experience,” said Chris Arbogast, director of marketing for Nyko Technologies. “Tablet games [...]
Posted by dnovak on May 17, 2012 ·
Rovio earlier this week confirmed that it bought the IP for the game Casey’s Contraptions. The company’s founder and CEO Mikael Hed revealed to Finnish TV channel Yle on Friday that the game will have an educational element and revolve around Alex, a curious young boy who loves to build things.
“The quality pressure is high. We want to maintain the high standard Angry Birds fans [...]
Posted by dnovak on May 9, 2012 ·
Rumor has it that a Texas electronics company has begun production on Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox gaming console. Production of the Xbox 720 is reportedly underway at the Austin, Texas branch of Flextronics, the same electronics company responsible for manufacturing the Xbox 360 and the original Xbox. Despite these reports, however, Microsoft firmly stated that the next-generation [...]
Posted by dnovak on May 4, 2012 ·
Activision just announced the next entry in the Call of Duty franchise, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, a sequel to one of the most successful games of all time. Treyarch, the studio behind the original Black Ops title, is developing the sequel. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 propels players into a 21st Century Cold War, where technology has created a new generation of warfare. Activision [...]
Posted by dnovak on April 13, 2012 ·
Microsoft’s motion- and voice-based Kinect controller for the Xbox 360 video game console and Windows PCs is coming to Windows Phone 8, VR-Zone reported this week. The software giant is currently working on integrating the Kinect Natural User Interface with its upcoming mobile platform refresh. Microsoft is reportedly dedicating a number of resources to the project and hoping [...]
Posted by dnovak on April 3, 2012 ·
Sony says they have plans to launch its next-generation PlayStation video game console in front of Microsoft’s next Xbox. Microsoft’s next Xbox console, which could be an ARM-based unit supposedly called “Xbox lite”, has been rumored to hit by Christmas of 2013. According to reports, however, Sony plans to launch its PlayStation 4 console before Microsoft’s next Xbox [...]
Posted by dnovak on April 3, 2012 ·
Microsoft had plans to announce their next-generation Xbox console at the E3 conference this year, but it now looks that it ain’t happenin’. Now, Microsoft is saying, “we can confirm that there will be no talk of new Xbox hardware at E3 or anytime soon.” It’s rumored, though, that Microsoft is currently working on not one but two Xbox consoles that will [...]
Posted by dnovak on March 30, 2012 ·
Rovio just released Angry Birds Space for iOS and Android devices, as well as OS X and Windows PCs. In the fourth major Birds release, gamers get to fling birds on zero-gravity planets while utilizing new gameplay features such as slow-motion and lightspeed destruction.
“This is Rovio at its finest, and we are more than excited to bring Angry Birds Space to all our fans worldwide,” [...]
Posted by dnovak on March 15, 2012 ·
Tech companies always want to start the latest trend. They want to discover uncharted territories. They want to dictate the market. They want consumers to gleefully hand over their credit cards and buy the latest “it” product. Everyone who comes after the trendsetter is just a mere copycat, a fake, some wannabe phony trying to be like the leader. Trends will come and go, and with each new technology [...]
Posted by dnovak on March 10, 2012 ·
Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox 720 may use online downloads and a Solid State card port in place of a disc drive. The Xbox 360 already supports digital content distribution models and it is expected that Microsoft will continue to increase its focus on non-physical media. This means easier access to games for the consumer, but quite a hit to retail stores who depend on the gigantic sales of [...]
Posted by David on February 6, 2012 ·
Maingear, manufacturer of some pretty blazing PCs, recently announced their upgrade to the Vybe family of desktops. The new Vybe gaming PC sports the latest Intel® Core™ i5 and i7 Overclocked processors with Turbo Boost. Maingear’s exterior design is always a head-turner, and the updated Vybe is no different. It’s matte-black exterior and case markings are gorgeous, [...]
Posted by David on January 16, 2012 ·
Turtle Beach XP400
Turtle Beach announced some of the new XBOX 360 and PS3 gaming headsets at CES this week, one of them, the XP400. It’s Turtle Beach’s flagship gaming headset, featuring adjustable Dolby 5.1 virtual surround sound, a non-AD2P dual-pairing Bluetooth radio for picking up phone calls during gaming sessions, a 15 hour rechargeable battery and dual-band 2.4/5GHZ [...]
Posted by David on July 7, 2011 ·
Sony is putting a PlayStation Suite of apps on their new S1 Android Honeycomb tablet
A blog posted a hands-on video showing off several features of Sony’s S1 Android Honeycomb tablet.
The S1 was announced in April, alongside the foldable S2, and is set for a fall release.
The S1 will be the first tablet to run Sony’s PlayStation Suite software, an application that provides access [...]
Posted by David on July 5, 2011 ·
Sony is launching Playstation 4 in 2012, according to reports
Sony and partners will start manufacturing the Playstation 4 toward the end of this year, with a launch scheduled for 2012.
Details surrounding Sony’s PlayStation 4 are very limited for the time being, but reports state that the new console will feature integrated movement-based controls similar to the Microsoft Kinect controller.
Posted by David on June 27, 2011 ·
Microsoft intends to unveil its next-generation Xbox console at E3 2012 next summer. Sources indicate that the new hardware has been in development since 2006.
Microsoft has sold nearly 54.4 million Xbox 360 units since the console’s introduction in November 2005. The video game system is currently the ninth most popular gaming console of all time behind Nintendo’s original NES and just ahead [...]
Posted by David on June 15, 2011 ·
The R & D team at the Israeli compound of Microsoft may have revealed an upcoming Xbox 360 feature that points to 3D-capability. Late last month, Microsoft’s R&D team posted a link from its official Twitter account pointing to a Hebrew-language Gadgety.co.il post about this interesting rumor.
The rumor suggests that Microsoft is currently working on a software update for the Xbox 360 that [...]
Posted by David on June 7, 2011 ·
Nintendo’s next-generation Wii console is here, … the Wii U! Nintendo just announced the new Wii U at its keynote presentation from the annual E3 conference.
The Wii U controller features a 6.2-inch touchscreen centered between a d-pad and an analog stick on the left side and a second analog stick and buttons on the right side. The controller also features a microphone, stereo speakers, a camera, [...]
Posted by David on June 7, 2011 ·
Microsoft’s own Xbox Live homepage leaked some skinny that should be formally announced at their annual E3 press conference in LA. The pulled page says that Microsoft will introduce Voice Search within a newly redesigned Xbox Live user interface and preview the ever-popular Halo francise’s new release, Halo 4.
The website also mentioned a possible Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary edition and [...]
Posted by David on June 7, 2011 ·
Sony has unveiled its next-generation handheld gaming console, known as the PlayStation Vita. In terms of pricing, the PS Vita will start at $249 for a Wi-Fi model, and a 3G-enabled version will be available as well for $299. A firm release date is sketchy, but we do know that this sucker has major ground-breaking new featues like dual analog sticks, OLED screen, microphone, WiFi, 3G, GPS, SIXAXIS [...]
Posted by David on May 31, 2011 ·
The recently announced EVO 2 gaming console called by Envizions is actually the company’s second attempt to conquer the gaming console market, though many readers probably haven’t heard of Linux-based EVO 2′s predecessor.
EVO Smart Console was released in late 2008 and was a bold attempt to take the fight against players like Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo. It was packed with Fedora [...]