"No Man's Sky" still has no release date in sight and this is despite the special attention it got during the Late Show with Stephen Colbert recently, where Sean Murray of game developer Hello Games showed off the game to Colbert himself.
According to a report in Eurogamer, the TV host was impressed with the game and said that he "could not wait to play it." When Colbert pressed Murray for the release date however, all Murray could say was that "it's still a secret."
That means fans of the upcoming space adventure game definitely need to wait some more until Hello Games actually confirms when they will release the game. The game is eagerly awaited as it is supposed to feature a vast universe that, according to its creator, will have around 18 quintillion planets. Murray described the virtual universe: "We will find creatures and things that that we never knew existed, we'll find life in places where we didn't expect it." more >>
Microsoft has finally released the patch for the Apple OS X El Capitan bug, which caused Outlook 2011's email client to lag in the middle of the synchronization process.
Other El Capitan users have also noticed problems with the Microsoft Office 2016, but the company is still addressing the bug found in Outlook 2011. The said bug caused the application to hang when it syncs email with the server, according to Softpedia.
Microsoft said it is aware of the bugs causing the app crashes, but the firm told MacRumors that they are now working on a patch. more >>
The action role-playing hack and slash video game "Darksiders II" is coming to current generation consoles on October 27. The "Darksiders II" Deathinitive Edition will be released for the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, according to game developer Nordic Games. A report in Polygon says that this special edition will be selling for $29.99 or €29.99.
"Darksiders II" was originally released in 2012 and was followed by several DLC packs which featured additional locations, weapons and armor. This "Deathinitive" Edition is a remastered version of the original game and includes all original DLC such as Maker Armor Set, The Abyssal Forge, The Demon Lord Belial, Death Rides, Angel of Death, Deadly Despair, Shadow of Death, Mortis Pack, Rusanov's Axe, Van Der Schmash Hammer, Fletcher's Crow Hammer, Mace Maximus and Argul's Tomb. This new edition is also said to be running on native 1080p, which is a much better resolution than that of the original version. These downloadable content ended up being integrated in the remastered edition, according to the game developers.
According to the game's design director, John Pearl, they "revisited every asset" of the game and worked on "increasing the texture resolutions" and bringing "the art up to spec to take full advantage of the new lighting and rendering." This meant that the new edition will look better than the original one. As far as bugs are concerned, the developer also addressed these based on feedback about the game since it was released. In another report in Game Spot, it said the new edition of the game will also bring with it changes in gameplay and the way loot is distributed in the game. more >>
Famed atheist author and intellectual Richard Dawkins may have gone a full 24 hours without insulting anyone on Twitter.
Researchers from the extremely prestigious Institute on Internet Trolling announced that Dawkins' Twitter handle appears to have not a produced a single vicious remark over the span of a full day.
"Our interns were going through Dawkins' numerous tweets and noticed the large gap late last night," announced a lead researcher. more >>
Given the problems encountered by smartphone manufacturers last year when they rolled out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update without first testing and making sure the OS update was bug-free and problem-free, the manufacturers are expected to be a bit more careful about rolling out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow this year. According to a report in Gotta Be Mobile, LG will keep information about its Marshmallow update from the public up until it is ready to release the update for its phones.
As usual, LG has yet to make an official announcement about which of its phones will get the update. The report, however, speculates that LG will be among the first manufacturers to receive the update from Google, especially since LG is one of the manufacturers Google worked with for its Nexus 5X phone for 2015. Nexus 5X, as announced, will come pre-installed with Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
The report also pointed to some signs that may somehow confirm that among the first devices to be updated are the company's latest flagships – the LG G4 and the LG G3. A report on GforGames pointed to the official support page of LG Korea, where support pages for Android 6.0 Marshmallow have already been set up for the G4 and the G3, in anticipation perhaps for the actual roll out. more >>
Another "Far Cry" game is coming in February 2016. This time around, it will bring gamers to a prehistoric world where humans are prey to large predators like sabertooth tigers and mammoths and they need to work hard to survive off the land.
According to a report in Game Rant, the game is set in the Stone Age, about 12,000 years in the past, where one gets to play Takkar, a human who finds himself stranded in the valley of Oros after the end of the Ice Age. In order to survive, he must hunt and craft and he must also find ways to protect himself from savage beasts, as well as other hunters.
The game was announced after Ubisoft tweeted a photo of a mysterious cave painting, which then led to a livestream which featured a closer look of the cave painting of hunters and beasts, with sounds of savage beasts in the background. The official game trailer was revealed 24 hours later, showing Takkar working with a group of hunters as if he were part of a tribe to hunt down a mammoth. As shown in the trailer, players need to craft and make their tools and weapons and learn to use fire for different survival purposes. more >>