Six months after news emerged Samsung had trademarked the "J5" name, leaked photos and specs of what is allegedly the Samsung Galaxy J5 have appeared online.
Leaked images and specifications of what SamMobile.com points out to be the Samsung Galaxy J5 appeared online after live images were sourced out through a Samsung Galaxy J5 and J7 Chinese TENAA certification.
In January 2015, the South Korean electronics manufacturer was rumored to be focusing on its new smartphone lineup, and applied for a trademark for their Galaxy J line, which reportedly included four handheld devices, from low to high end models, SamMobile.com wrote. more >>
A different kind of video game is coming exclusively to the PlayStation 4 and it's called "Everybody's Gone to the Rapture." Developed by independent game developer The Chinese Room, it will be released on August 11.
The video game is different because it challenges traditional gaming conventions, to a point that some critics are even saying that it should not be called a video game.
According to a report in Polygon, the game is an "introspective post-apocalyptic game" that challenges gaming conventions by taking away "traditional mechanics" from the game world. The game's creative director Dan Pinchbeck described it as "heavily story-driven." more >>
"Star Wars" fans have something else to be excited about. Apart from the slew of new books and the next episode of the epic science fiction franchise that is coming before the end of the year, it seems that fans can add to the list virtual reality and augmented reality experiences.
According to a report in Tech Times, Lucasfilm, Industrial Light and Magic and Skywalker Sound are coming together to work on bringing virtual reality experiences. Particularly, they are working together through a newly established division of Lucasfilm called the ILM Experience Lab or "ILMxLAB" for short.
The good news for "Star Wars" fans is that the first set of virtual reality and augmented reality experiences that ILMxLAB will be working on will focus on "Star Wars"-centric experiences, such as being able to have a conversation with R2-D2 or C-3PO, or riding a speeder bike or piloting an X-wing, or even watching the twin sunsets of Tatooine. more >>
The biggest multiplayer online battle arena game, "Defense of the Ancients 2" or also known as "DOTA 2" is getting a major technical overhaul, according to game developer Valve. The game will be getting a lot of upgrades that will help the game become more "intuitive" for users.
"DOTA 2" is a critically-acclaimed game because of its complexity and depth. However, the game is also becoming increasingly known as one that has a "steep learning curve" and an "inhospitable community." Because of the game's complexity, the developer is looking at ways to make it a little bit easier to learn and play the game.
Among the upgrades, the reborn version will have is in the game's interface. The game's official site talks about a "dashboard redesign" that updates key features such as party management, invites, voice chats. There will also be a new party beacon that will let players broadcast that they are "open" and looking for more party members. more >>
Nordic Games third-person hack and slash action role-playing video game "Darksiders 2" is getting a next generation version for the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. The remastered version is going to be released this coming holiday season, according to reports.
This game's version, called "Darksiders 2 Deathinitive Edition" will not be a remastered version of the "Darksiders 2" game, but will also include all of the game's downloadable content, from The Maker Armor Set, Rusanov's Axe, Van Der Schmash Hammer, Fletcher's Crow Hammer, Mace Maximus and Argul's Tomb. Thanks to an improved Graphic Render Engine, the game will be graphical upgrades including the game being able to run in native 1080 pixels. Gameplay and loot distribution is said to have been "rebalanced," according to a report in IGN.
According to Nordic Games' Reinhard Pollice, when they took over the franchise from THQ two years, they were already envisioning a new "large-scale project" based on the franchise. However, they opted to "take care of the existing games and make those available to a broader audience," thus the remastered version for next generation consoles. more >>
Meizu may not be the most popular handset maker in China, but as long as it continues its launch of affordable and quality devices, then it may eventually get the attention it wants.
In a recent report by GSM Arena, the upcoming Meizu smartphone, the m2, has been tipped to arrive with a 4.6-inch display. The rumor is a bit odd considering that the Meizu m1 had a 5-inch display. Still, in spite the shorter screen, the successor will get Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution as well.
In addition to the rumored display size, the report also mentioned the device's alleged MediaTek MT6753 chipset, an octa-core Cortex-A53 CPU, 2GB of RAM, and a generous 32GB of built-in memory. more >>