Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Acer's Iconia-6120 touchbook gets a price tag for the US and Canada

So after being given the price of 1,499€ earlier this year, the Iconia-6120 has been given more recently yet another price tag this time for the US and Canada territories.

For as much as $1,199.99(US and CAD) you can get a touchbook with two 14-inch Gorilla Glass touchpanels, equipped inside with a Core i5, 4GB of RAM, integrated Intel HD graphics and Windows 7 x64.

Besides all this it comes with USB 3.0,a 640GB HDD, a 1.3MP camera, 802,11b/g/n WiFi, HDMI output, gigabit Ethernet and a 5,95 pounds chassis. The big problem with this one is the battery not going much more than 10 minutes.

Amazon among others are already taking pre-orders.


Battlefield 3 action packed video

By now many of you might have heard of EA's next big title, Battlefield 3. Their IP is the most direct rival to the Call of Duty franchise and by the look of it, it's going to step up the rivalry up a notch.

The video released recently shows street gunfire and defusing bombs. Besides this it also shows how the melee combat will work out.

If you stay on it until the end, the video shows a tease of the next video to be released on April 17. Battlefield 3 is scheduled to launch this fall.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Kratos in the upcoming MK game

It has been known for a while that Kratos, the main protagonist of the hit series God of War, would be in the PS3 version of the next Mortal Kombat. Many thought it would fit very well into the MK universe, violent by nature and brutal, Kratos has what it's needed to make a good MK addition.

And so to show the public how great he is, NetherRealm Studios has released a little trailer of what can we expect from Kratos and his god-like abilities.


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

HTC Evo 3D announced finally

Sprint has officially announced exclusivity on HTC's new EVO 3D. This new smartphone is quite impressive, with a 4.3inch, glass-free 3D display, a 1.2 GHz dual core processor, WiMax connectivity, dual 5 megapixel cameras with flash for 3D photos, a 1.3 camera for video calls, support for 1080p video playback(or 720p for 3D content), and to finish it all Android 2.3 with Sense.

Nothing is yet known about its pricing, it should be made avaliable in the summer.

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/22/htc-evo-3d-officially-announced-for-sprint/


Monday, March 21, 2011

Humor in Crysis 2

So Crysis 2 is about to be released this week and in some sort of a celebration, this video comes up. Many games in the past and present had easter eggs hidden within them, Crysis 2 is no exception and it probably has one of the best out there.

Check it out in the video below.


Thursday, March 17, 2011

BAFTA's Winners

The BAFTA's, one of the most important awards in the videogame's industry, were held last night. There is a nice contrast in game genres present in each category, there's a bit of everything for everyone.

Here's the list of categories ad their respective winner.

Academy Fellowship
        Peter Molyneux
Action
         Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood: GaĆ«lec Simard – Ubisoft
Artistic Achievement
         God of War III: Stig Asmussen, Ken Feldman, Cecil Kim – SCE Santa Monica Studio
Best Game
         Mass Effect 2: Development Team – Electronic Arts/BioWare
Family
         Kinect Sports: Development Team – Microsoft Games Studios/Rare
Gameplay
         Super Mario Galaxy 2: Koichi Hayashida, Yoshiaki Koizumi, Takashi Tezuka – Nintendo/Nintendo
Handheld
          Cut the Rope: Efim Voinov, Semyon Voinov – Chillingo/Zeptolab
Multiplayer
          Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit: Development Team – Electronic Arts/Criterion Games
Original Music
          Heavy Rain: Normand Corbeil – Sony, Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe
Social Network Game
          My Empire: Development Team – Playfish/Playfish
Sports
          F1 2010: Development Team – Codemasters/Codemasters Birmingham
Story
          Heavy Rain: David Cage, Guillaume de Fondaumiere, Scott Johnson – Sony, Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe
Strategy
          Civilization V: Jon Shafer, Dorian Newcomb, Brian Wade – 2K Games/Firaxis
Technical Innovation
          Heavy Rain: David Cage, Guillaume de Fondaumiere, Scott Johnson – Sony, Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe
Use of Audio
          Battlefield: Bad Company: 2: Patrick Bach, David Goldfarb – Electronic Arts/DICE
BAFTA Ones To Watch Award in association with Dare to Be Digital
          Twang!: Jocce Marklund, Annette Nielsen, Linus Nordgren, Marcus Heder, Thomas Finlay (That Game Studio)
GAME Award of 2010
          Call of Duty: Black Ops: Activision Blizzard UK Ltd/Treyarch


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sony Ericsson Spain talks about the Xperia Play pricing

After many speculation and rumors, seems like Sony Ericsson Spain has come forward and clarify the whole situation around the pricing of the Xperia Play. The phone will be €649 off contract and unlocked(which would be something like $907) and it will be avaliable starting April 1st. It matches pretty well with what other European locales have been saying. In Spain Vodafone will have a 15-day exclusive on the white model, other carriers getting the regular black version.




Its obivious that $900 is quite a bit too much for a phone, but nothing on the US retail picture has indicated an actual price yet, so we'll just have to wait for further news.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Hilarious Prototype 2 video

In a different yet original way to show the visual of Prototype 2, lightning and the city's detail, Radical(the developers of the game) released a video where James Heller throws a poor guy from a rooftop and making him fly across what seems to be a block, all this in slow motion and with a very fitting music. Watch it bellow.

Prototype 2 is set to release next year.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

L.A. Noir new gameplay trailer

With its release scheduled for May 17 in the US and May 20 in the UK, L.A. Noir has been impressing everyone since the first video released. It stands out from most other games for its extremely realistic facial expressions and what's shapping up to be a great plot.

Rockstar has made avaliable a 2nd video of gameplay, this time it focuses on interrogation and investigation that the player can do in the title.

L.A. Noir will be released on PS3, X360 and PC.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Android market is surprisingly more profitable

The Android platform has become the most prolific smartphone platform in the US, overtaking the Blackberry's place. But its not only Blackberry that has been affected by the rapid ascension of the Android platform, seems like Apple is somewhat affected too. Spacetime Studios, the creators of the mobile MMO Pocket Legends

, which brings revenue from in-game items, found out that they are making roughly 40 percent more from the Android users than the iOS ones. Not only that but they play more and download the app with greater frequency.

In any case this shows that the mobile app markets are still growing, maturing and needing stabilization.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Xbox successor?

Microsoft has posted a job notice on their website seeking a hardware engineer for its Interactive Entertainment Business division. The post indicates that Microsoft is looking for a "a graphics hardware architect" for the Xbox Console Architecture group, its claiming is "responsible for defining and delivering next-gen console architectures from conception through implementation."

Microsoft states in the job posting that it's looking for someone who has a "solid understand of graphics hardware implementation, including design methodologies and production yield and cost analysis." It also wants someone who has experience taking "designs from investigation to end-customer shipment during their career."

So it seems MS is working on a Next-Gen hardware platform, probably their next console. With no information on their behalf we just have to wait for any developments they eventually make.

Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20040509-17.html#ixzz1G1e2WoeP

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Black Ops DLC

PS3 owners have, since this week, access to Black Ops First Strike DLC. It contains five additional maps for Black Ops, Berlin Wall; Discovery; Kowloon; Stadium and for the Zombie mode, Ascension.


To celebrate this release, Treyarch decided to send out this very unique trailer for it, take a look.


Dead Island

More screenshots have been revealed of Dead Island and contrary to what it can be seen on the trailer, there are no signs of children amongst the zombies. Dead Island is a new project from the team behind Call of Juarez and its suppose to be a FPS with RPG elements, it will be a free roaming title where you have an entire tropical island overrun by zombies. With no date for release, it is only known that its being developed for PC and Xbox 360.


We leave you with some screenshots.






Sorry for the lack of updates

Been a while since we posted something new but due to lack of time in the past few days there was no chance of a decent update. We shall resume activity soon! Stay tuned!

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