If Microsoft has its "Deals with Gold," Sony has its PlayStation Summer Sale. The summer sale, which started last July 29, will last for one whole month and is said to bring a lot of savings for gamers. It seems to be a good time for gamers to start building up their game collection or catch savings on a game they have had their eye on for a long time. Up to 70 per cent discount is being given on selected games for different types of PS consoles.
According to a report in Eurogamer, the summer sale will bring down game prices "roughly in line, and sometimes under, the cheaper retailer deals." Aside from the discounts on offer, there is an extra ten per cent discount for PlayStation Plus members on top of what is on offer.
The summer sale is exclusively available on the online Sony PlayStation Store. Owners of PS4, PS3 and PS Vita consoles are encouraged to head on down to the store where they can pick and choose from a long list of games. Surprisingly, some movie titles are available as well, although most of them are older, non-box office titles. more >>
Thanks to Qualcomm's new technology called WiPower, wireless charging may soon be available for smartphones, but only for those which have metal cases. Qualcomm has until recently been known for manufacturing processors which are used on most smartphones in the market. Now, it is venturing into wireless charging.
The report said that the company has patented the new wireless charging technology which it calls WiPower. It allows wireless charging for phones that have a metal rear cover. This has not been possible, not until now, so Qualcomm is in a good spot to pioneer this new technology.
WiPower technology is said to have been designed so that it is compatible with the global wireless standard Rezence, which was established by the Alliance for Wireless Power. more >>
"Wasteland 2: Director's Cut" is finding its way to current generation consoles PS4 and Xbox One on Oct. 13, 2015. The game was originally released for PC (Microsoft Windows, OS and Linux) in October 2013 and is the official sequel of the 1988 game "Wasteland." The PC version was developed after the developer successfully raised enough funds through a campaign on crowdfunding site Kickstarter.
Plans for a "Director's Cut" of the game came out in early 2015, with both Microsoft and Sony announcing in March 2015 that the game was coming to their consoles within the year. According to an IGN report, the game will be offered as a "remastered version" of the sequel. It will be first available in the Americas on Oct. 13, and then the rest of the world on Oct. 16.
The post-apocalyptic action role-playing game is said to feature "overhauled graphics, expanded voice-overs, gameplay enhancements and tweaks" as well as "fully redone level and character art, an enhanced lighting system and improved textures." What it essentially offers is a "complete visual overhaul." more >>
After Korean manufacturer LG revealed its Android flip phone recently, the Korean mobile company Samsung unveiled its own flip phone called the Galaxy Folder. This clamshell phone, however, is not a new device for Samsung, but is instead an upgraded version of a phone model the company earlier introduced in 2013.
According to a report in Android Authority, the Galaxy Folder was first introduced by Samsung in 2013 when the company wanted to give users an Android experience with "a nostalgic feeling of a flip phone." The first Galaxy Folder was introduced in India. Apparently, flip phones are very popular in South Korea, thus the company is releasing this phone in its home market.
The Galaxy Folder sports a 3.8-inch touch screen and according to a Tech Times report, is slightly wider than the LG Gentle's 3.2-inch screen. This new flip phone only has one touch screen, unlike previous models of Samsung flip phones which had multiple screens. Display quality is of higher resolution than the previous Galaxy Folder and that of the LG Gentle. more >>
Good news for current generation Xbox gamers. The "World of Tanks" has expanded to Xbox One, over a year after it was introduced to the Xbox 360 in February 2014. The massively multiplayer online video game can now be played on the Xbox One.
The game which was developed by Wargaming, a Belarusian-Cypriot game development company is free to play, but also offers premium play for a fee for players who have the cash to burn. Gameplay features player vs. player, which each player commanding his choice of armored vehicle, be it a Light, Medium or Heavy tank, a tank destroyer or a self-propelled gun.
According to a Tech Times report, aside from being available for the Xbox One, the game is also now able to support cross-platform play. This meant that those playing on the Xbox One can play with those using the Xbox 360 consoles. The game is still free to play provided that you have an Xbox Live Gold membership. If one only has a Basic membership however, only a seven-day trial is on offer. more >>
The news about Samsung's first round smartwatch, the Samsung Gear A, has been getting a lot of attention lately. The wearable device, which is being referred to by insiders as "Orbis," is assumed to be officially unveiled alongside the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus this Aug.12.
However, ahead of the given date, the South Korean tech giant is confirming a handful of spec rumors. This was done during the recently-held Tizen Development Summit in Banglore, India, according to SamMobile.
The Gear A is indeed coming out with a round 360 x 360 resolution touchscreen. It remains to be seen if it has the earlier rumoured Super AMOLED display feature. more >>