Activision and Sledgehammer's first-person shooter video game "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare" is getting its fourth and last downloadable content pack next week. The DLC pack called "Reckoning" will arrive on Aug. 4, first for the Xbox consoles. The PS4 and the PC versions of the DLC will be released "a few weeks after."
The upcoming DLC pack will be introducing four new maps for multiplayer gameplay to the game. According to PC Gamer, these new maps are called Overload, Quarantine, Fracture and Swarm and they were all created "with the exo-grapple hook in mind."
Overload is an "exotic compound" said to offer "a grand view of downtown New Baghdad." The compound is "complete with fountains, gardens and decorative plasma lamps." Quarantine is situated in an island that was converted into a biological testing center. Fracture is located in an arctic excavation site, while Swarm is located in Seoul, South Korea which is under reconstruction. more >>
Windows 10 for mobile devices is scheduled for release in November, four months after being made available for PC.
With Microsoft's latest operating system currently accessible to desktop users today, news has emerged Windows 10 Mobile will be launched in November this year.
Anthony Doherty, Business Group head for Microsoft's Windows and Surface, has disclosed the November timeframe for Windows 10 Mobile, iAfrica.com writes, and depending on the circumstances, there may be a chance the new OS may arrive for mobile devices earlier or later than scheduled. more >>
After releasing its very high-end graphics card, the GTX 980 Ti earlier this year, Nvidia is reportedly working on a mid-range graphics card and will be releasing it sometime mid-August. The new graphics card is set to go against the graphics card of rival AMD's Radeon R7 370.
Called the GeForce GTX 950, it is rumored to be released on Aug. 17, and will have Nvidia's GM206 Graphical Processing Unit or GPU, which was also in the GTX 960 which was released in January of this year. Unlike the GTX 960 however, the report said that 25 percent of the CUDA cores in the GM206 are disabled for the GTX 950, which means that its core count is at 768, and not at the original 1024 found in the GTX 960.
In terms of clock speeds, the report said that the new graphics card will be clocking between 1150 and 1250 MHz, "with a boost clock speed between 1350 and 1450 MHz." In this case, the GTX 950 in fact has a higher clock speed than the GTX 960, whose base clock speed is only at 1127 MHz and boosted clock speed at 1178 MHz. more >>
Samsung has just confirmed that something big is happening on Aug. 13. Calling it a "Galaxy Unpacked" event, the Korean company made the announcement through their Twitter account on July 28, with the text "Join us of the next Galaxy Unpacked," with hashtags #nextisnow and #GalaxyUnpacked and a link to the site event.
According to a report in Engadget, the event will be held in New York City. Samsung's webpage about the event cited the venue at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City as well as the link to the Samsung Mobile Channel on YouTube and the Samsung Tomorrow link where fans can catch the livestream. The event is said to start at 11 a.m. EDT.
Reports are saying that Samsung has intentionally scheduled their Unpacked event earlier than September to head off what Apple is planning to unveil during that month. Traditionally, the Korean phone manufacturer has used the tech conference IFA that is held in September of every year in Berlin as the venue for launching new phones and devices. 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 >>
Bethesda's "Fallout 4" Pip-Boy Edition is an example of a very successful marketing campaign for a video game. The company, Bethesda Softworks, recently announced that they are no longer able to manufacture the Pip-Boy Edition for the coming game "Fallout 4."
According to a report in Tech Times, the reason for this announcement is that the manufacturer of the special edition simply said that they can no longer produce it.
"We'd go back to [the factories] and say, 'Demand for this is insane, we've got to make more.' And they'd move other projects off or shift stuff to other factories and it just came to [them telling Bethesda], 'Final answer: sorry, this is as many as we can make.' And we sold every single one of those that we could," Peter Hines of Bethesda said. more >>