"Half Life 3" is still scheduled to be released in late 2017 or early 2018, despite Valve not prioritizing the development of the video game, recent rumors suggest.
Valve has not released any official update about Half-Life 3, and previous reports have said the game is no longer being prioritized. Last month, however, an alleged former Valve employee put up a Reddit post saying Half-Life 3 is still set to be out by the fourth quarter of 2017 or around the first quarter of 2018, according to Christian Today.
In the Reddit post, the user said Valve has postponed the release of Half-Life 3 to make way for the "Left 4 Dead" game. In addition, the alleged Valve ex-employee said the developer is just waiting for the fans to calm down before they take the next big decision in developing and releasing the well-hyped game, the report relays. more >>
The upcoming Nexus 6 2015 is one of the most-awaited devices to be released this year, and rumors about its possible specs and features have made their rounds on the Internet, with some reports suggesting that the smartphone may offer a metal build.
Based on recent rumors, it looks like there would be two Nexus 6 devices to be released. Huawei will launch a 5.7-inch Nexus device, while LG will release an update to the Nexus 5, according to Pocket Lint.
There are speculations that the next Nexus will be manufactured by two groups — the Huawei Nexus Angler team and the LG Nexus Bulldog team. Other reports say the next Nexus device will be officially known as the Nexus 6P, the report details. more >>
One of Naughty Dog's writers may have accidentally confirmed the development of "The Last of Us 2," despite the company itself remaining largely mum about the second installation of the game.
Naughty Dog game writer Josh Scherr was talking about his colleague Eric Baldwin who is responsible for facial animations in games, but he accidentally hinted that a sequel for The Last of Us is being developed. He could have been simply mentioning the game title, but his subsequent reaction was a dead giveaway for The Last of Us 2, according to Movie News Guide (MNG).
Volkswagen will recall almost 500,000 vehicles released from 2009 to 2015 in the United States after the carmaker allegedly violated the law by using illegal software, which helped it go past environmental restrictions.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Volkswagen broke the law by installing a "defeat device" in Volkswagen and Audi units with four-cylinder turbo diesel engines released from the year 2009 to 2015. Under normal driving conditions, the emission control devices installed in the said cars worked with reduced efficacy, according to the Dispatch Times.
In the wake of the violation, Volkswagen chief executive Martin Winterkorn delivered a statement apologizing to their customers and vowing to cooperate with EPA's investigation. However, he did not deny the allegations regarding the illegal software, the International Business Times reports. more >>
Amazon has launched its $50 tablet Fire in a bid to compete with high-flyers in the same industry, and the new 7-inch device is already being compared to similar devices from other brands.
Amazon's Fire tablet is made specifically for easier discovery and consumption of books, games, and movies and at the lowest cost possible. The Amazon Fire will be available on shelves on Sept. 30, according to Laptop Mag.
The new Amazon Fire's 7-inch screen has a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. It runs on a 1.3-gigahertz chip with 1 GB of RAM. It also has 8 GB of storage expandable via microSD slot. The rear and front cameras of the device are mediocre. The 10-inch version of the device is currently being pitted against the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 and its Apple counterpart, Android Police reports. more >>
A teardown of the new Apple iPad Mini 4 revealed that the tablet is just a smaller version of the iPad Air 2, which was released last year, but it has a few additional surprising tweaks.
Last week, Apple enumerated the hardware components of the iPad Mini 4, but repair firm iFixit wanted to confirm a few things about the tablet, so it disassembled the device on Thursday. The company found out that the iPad Mini 4 has a smaller battery than the iPad Air 2 and has 2 GB or RAM, according to Apple Insider.
In terms of physical appearance, the iPad Mini 4 is thinner than its predecessor, and its round speaker ports are the same as those found in the iPad Air 2 and the upcoming iPad pro. The device also sports a laminated Retina screen for better visual experience, the report details. more >>