While AAA games are usually cited as $60 behemoths when the issue of
pricing comes up (especially when contrasted with 99 cent and free to
play App store offerings), the truth is it usually doesn’t take long for
some AAA releases to reach the depths of mobile game pricing.
Bundles and Steam sales have made this an especially prevalent trend,
but one which select publishers like EA and Activision had managed to
at least partially circumvent if not outright avoid. EA seems to finally
be biting the bullet with a straightforward Battlefield 3 promo which
sees the game’s price lowered to $5 on its Australian Origin digital
Deezer has launched a new app
for Windows 8, the app will be available to Windows 8 users in 180
countries around the world, Deezer has around 20 million songs and they
are available for free for the first 12 months.
Deezer has also released promo video
of their new Windows 8 app, which you can see below, and Deezer will
also be adding an offline mode to their Windows 8 app which will allow
you to listen to your music without an Internet connection.
"Deezer, our ultimate goal is to give fans the best possible
experience when discovering and listening to the music they love,”
Alexandre Croiseaux, VP Product at Deezer said. "The new Windows Store
app is another important step forward in this journey.”
Here is an amazing item that Sega fans will appreciate. Sega
reportedly only built two prototypes of a console named Pluto, and one
of them has popped up on the internet through someone who claims to be a
former Sega employee.
This console was never mass produced, obviously. It is a variation of Sega Saturn
and has a NetLink modem built in. This Sega Pluto prototype is also
said to be region locked. The 14 year old hardware still works.
The console has two controller ports, a flip-top drive bay, Power
button, a cartridge slot and the Reset button. Sega was apparently
going to brand it with the Saturn name. This is a nice blast from the
A photo and some details have been leaked on a new ZTE Android smartphone, the ZTE N988 which is rumored to be the first handset to use the new NVIDIA Tegra 4 mobile processor.
The ZTE N988 has received certification from China’s
Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center MIIT, and some
specifications on the handset have been revealed.
The ZTE N988 will come with a 5.7 inch display with a resolution of
1280 x 720 pixels, the device is powered by a quad core 1.5GHz processor
which is believed to be the NVIDIA Tegra 4, the device also comes with
2GB of RAM.
Other specifications on the ZTE N988 include a front facing 2
megapixel camera and a rear facing 13 megapixel camera, plus a microSD
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The release date for the official Iron Man 3 game is right around the
corner. The game launches next week on April 25. To whet our appetite, Gameloft
has been teasing us with some teaser trailers of the game. Today they
released another one that shows off some of the Iron Man suits and other
We get a short glimpse of what to expect with in-app purchases, as well
as very brief look into some new gameplay that we didn’t see with last
month’s gameplay trailer. You can get the Iron Man suits in different
colors, and some of the more high-end ones even come with machine guns.
You can spend money to upgrade your armor and weapon power, as
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The Samsung Galaxy S4 mini has been pushed further out of our reach. Now it is expected to arrive around the middle of July.
The Galaxy S4 mini was first rumored to arrive a few weeks ago, but we
never heard an official announcement by Samsung, and of course with the Galaxy S III Mini still being not too old, Samsung is in no rush.
The S4 mini is rumored to come in two versions, one with a single-SIM and another with dual SIM card
support. The device will ship in Black Mist and White Frost colors.
That’s what we know about the date right now. If we learn anything else,
we will pass it on.
Mozilla recently announced that they would soon be launching their
Firefox OS, and now it looks like the first Firefox OS developer phones
will be launching next week, with prices starting at 91 Euros plus
Spanish retailer Geeksphone will be offering the two Firefox OS
developer smartphones from next week, the Keon handset will retail for
91 Euros plus taxes and the Peak handset will retail for 149 Euros plus
You can find out more details on these new Firefox OS developer smartphones over at Geeksphone.
HTC has announced the launch of a new Android smartphone, the HTC Desire L which will launch in Taiwan, and the handset comes with Android Jelly Bean and HTC’s Sense user interface.
The HTC Desire L features a 4.3 inch Super LCD
2 display with a WVGA resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, processing on the
Desire L is provided by a dual core 1GHz processor and it also features
1GB of RAM.
Other specifications on the HTC Desire L include 4GB of built in
storage, plus a microSD card slot, the device also features a 1,800 mAh
battery, and a 5 megapixel rear camera with a f/2.0 lens, BSI sensor and auto focus.
There are no details on pricing or availability for the HTC Desire L
as yet, as soon as we get some more information we will let you guys
We are expecting Verizon to launch the new Nokia Lumia 928 shortly,
we have already seen some photos of the handset and now we have what
looks to be an official press image of the Nokia Lumia 928 from Verizon.
The Nokia Lumia 928 is rumored to come with a 4.5 inch HD super
AMOLED display a resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels, the handset is also
expected to come with a dual core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
Other rumored specifications on the Nokia Lumia 928, include an 8.7
megapixel camera with a Xenon flash and LED flash, that can record full
HD video in 1080p.
As soon as we get some more information on the Verizon Nokia Lumia
928, including a release date and some pricing for the handset we will
let you guys know.
Taiwanese computer manufacturer Inhon has announced what they claim
is the worlds thinnest laptop, the Inhon Blade 13 Carbon, which measures
just 10.7mm thick and it weighs in at just 870g.
The Inhon Blade 13 Carbon features a 13 inch display with a
resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a choice of Intel Core i5 and i7
processor, plus either a 128GB solid state drive or a 256GB version.
Other specifications on the Inhon Blade 13 Carbon include 4GB of RAM,
and it will launch in Taiwan in June and will retail for around $1,350,
there are no details as yet on when it will launch outside of Taiwan.
Some of our readers will remember the Samsung
Evolution Kit for their Smart TVs that was announced back in January,
the kit is now available in South Korea, and it brings all the features
of Samsung’s latest smart TVs to older models.
Samsung’s Evolution Kit is compatible with select 2012 Samsung
Smart models, including ES7000 and ES8000. The Smart Evolution Kit is
packaged with the 2013 Smart Touch Remote and will be available next
week. Owner’s of Samsung’s ES8000 and ES7000 TVs can use the coupon
provided to them and receive 50% off the Smart Evolution Kit for a price
of 300,000 won. Alternatively, ES8000 and ES7000 owners can register
their TV’s serial number at www.samsung.com/sec to receive 50% off the
Smart Evolution Kit.
You can find out more details about the Samsung Evol
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HTC’s new flagship Android smartphone, the HTC One has gone on sale in the US from today, the handset is available with US mobile carriers AT&T and Sprint, plusalso from a number of retailers including Best Buy, Amazon and more.
The HTC One comes with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, and it features a
4.7 inch full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and 468
pixels per inch, processing is provided by a quad core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor.
Other specifications on the HTC One include 2GB of RAM and a choice
of either 32GB or 64GB of built in storage, it also uses HTC’s new
Ultrapixel camera and HTC’s custom HTC Sense 5 user interface.
HTC’s Ultrapixel camera on the HTC One comes with an f/2.0 lens, HTC
says that their new camera sensor is capable of coll
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Griffin has announced that it is now shipping the Crayola Light Marker for iPad. The Light Marker looks like your typical Crayola marker, only it works in conjunction with the iPad allowing kids to draw on the tablet screen. The marker is available for $29.99 and ships with a stand for the iPad.
The marker works in conjunction with an app that is available to download on the App Store
and offers multiple activities for kids. The activities include
coloring pages, free drawing, dot to dot, and hide-and-seek pages.
Kids can choose any color they want to color with and they can choose
from a variety of drawing styles including markers, talk, and more. The
application has six activities overall and not be perfect for keeping
kids busy during road trips this summer.
The HTC M4 is expected to be a revision of the HTC One and we now
know that it will be made out of a metal-alloy chassis and the supplier
has already been selected. Catcher Technologym will be the exclusive
provider for the chassis in order to avoid supply problems like what
happened with the HTC One.
The HTC M4 should start shipping in June with wider availability in the
third quarter of the year. HTC is has it’s sights set on shipping 700
000 devices in the second quarter.
Catcher forecasts a 10.5% to 15% sequential growth in revenue in Q2
2013. It is also expected to ship 2.3-2.4 million units of the HTC One
in the second quarter.