Even video games are going retro. One example is the recently revealed "Transformers: Devastation" game, developed by Platinum Games and published by Activision, which was shown off during E3 2015. According to reports, the third-person hack-and-slash action game is a product of a combined team of developers who worked on "Bayonetta" and "Legend of Korra."
The retro part of the game, however, is what is likely to make it more attractive to kids of the 1980s, particularly those who grew up the "Transformers" animated series. The game makes use of cel-shaded graphics which brings players back to when they were watching the TV series, and before the "Transformers" movie franchise.
The game's developers, according to the Forbes report, injected decent combat mechanics to the game, which makes it all the more interesting for players. A recently released gameplay trailer showed playable Autobot characters which included Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Wheeljack, Grimlock and of course Optimus Prime, in their cel-shaded glory, as they battled it out with Decepticon. The fights are set in 3D environments, and the Autobots can easily switch from vehicle to robot mode during any of the fights. more >>
Good news for Nexus fans – Google and Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei are said to be working on another Nexus smartphone, which they are planning to release within the year. A new Nexus smartphone will be of interest to a lot of consumers because Nexus has been synonymous to devices with good specifications and "a pure Android experience."
Being Google's flagship Android devices, they offer the Android operating system as it is originally designed by Google, unlike other Android devices made by other manufacturers which have their own versions of the mobile OS. Another clear advantage of Google Nexus devices is that these devices are usually the first in line to receive the latest updates for the OS.
Since the first Nexus device was launched in 2010, Google has been diligently launching or releasing one smartphone every year. This year, 2015, the report said may be an exception as the company is rumored to be working on two smartphones, one with LG and one with Huawei. more >>
Fans of the original series "Heroes" that ran between 2006 and 2010 are eagerly anticipating the upcoming "Heroes Reborn," which is said to be a continuation of the original science fiction drama series on NBC. The series is set to be aired starting Sept. 24, 2015.
The NBC network, however, has two surprises up its sleeves for fans of the series. According to a report in Tech Times, the network will be releasing something altogether different that will coincide with the series' airing and these will be two, not just one, video games that is tied to the upcoming series. Titled "Heroes Reborn: Gemini" and "Heroes Reborn: Enigma," the two video games will be released in September.
The two video games are not only tied to the new series, their stories will also reportedly serve as prequels to the new series. more >>
The cast and crew of The CW's hit TV series "iZombie" were dropping some huge details for its upcoming second season at the show's panel in San Diego Comic-Con on Friday.
A report TV Line cited executive producer Rob Thomas giving some highlights as to what situation will the major characters be found when the zombie drama resumes on air.
"Everyone does hate Liv [Rose McIver] right now," the showrunner told TV Line. "Major is still not quite over the fact that Liv did not let him in on her zombie secret, Peyton is still on her walkabout around Europe and for reasons you all have probably seen, [Liv is] on the outs with any surviving family members she has. … It's going to be a depressing art film next year." more >>
Samsung is expected to unveil the next-generation lineup of its popular Galaxy devices on IFA 2015 this September. Although it is still unconfirmed, several news outlets recently said that the South Korean-tech giant might reveal the smartphones earlier than what is expected.
A report from GSM Arena quoted the Wall Street Journal claiming that the purported Galaxy Note 5 might launch in mid-August. The reason behind the move is to give Samsung more time to build up the hype and ramp up sales of the handset.
SamMobile.com, meanwhile, shared what appears to be the rumored specs of the Galaxy Note 5 and the S6 Edge Plus. more >>
"Neverwinter" is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online role-playing game that is part of the "Dungeons & Dragons" franchise. The game is currently available for PC through Steam and the Xbox One. Released in June 2013, the game has long been exclusive to the Microsoft platform. It may soon be coming to the Sony PlayStation 4 soon. The report said that PS4 may be coming within the year 2015.
The announcement came straight from the mouth of associate brand manager Trevor Kidd during a Wizards of the Coast livestream. Kidd said that the free-to-play title will be heading to the PS4 soon.
Until recently, neither the game's developer Cryptic Studios nor publisher Perfect World Entertainment have shared any news about when the game was arriving to the Sony current-generation console. The report said that the game will join the PS4's "impressive stable of MMOs," which includes "DC Universe Online," "Final Fantasy XIV" and "The Elder Scrolls Online." more >>