The much anticipated DLC for "The Witcher 3" is becoming more and more intriguing as time passes. While CD Projekt Red has yet to announce when the DLC pack is arriving, fans of the game are already being treated to hints and teases about what new things to expect when it does arrive. The latest news hints that the size of the new region, Toussaint, will be as big as the Skellige Isles combined, according to a report in WCCFTech.
The report cited an interview with the game developer via a German website Gamestar, where CD Projekt Red mentioned that the Toussaint region where Geralt will be exploring in the upcoming DLC, is as big as the total area of all the Skellige Islands, which are actually six islands located off the coast of Verden and Cidaris in the game.
According to a VG 24/7 report, the islands of Skellige are one of the main areas of the game and is therefore a huge area to cover. If Toussaint is of the same area, this means that Geralt has a lot of ground to cover. The "Blood and Wine" DLC is bringing with it around 20 to 24 hours of gameplay, according to a report in Yibada. more >>
Netflix, one of the world's biggest streaming service providers may be targeting to challenge a specialized streaming service, Crunchyroll in terms of streaming anime series and films. According to a report in Tech Times, Netflix is taking a strong interest in both original anime and older, more classic anime series.
The company's recent projects include a new series in cooperation with the anime studio P.A. Works, which is titled "Kuromukuro" and is a special project to commemorate the studio's 15 years. The studio agreed to an exclusive streaming premiere on Netflix last April 11, which was only a few days after the series' premiere in Japan. New episodes of the series will be available every Monday. Initial streaming release was limited to a few countries, but Netflix said that they will make it available to other countries, but did not indicate a release date.
The streaming service also picked up another Japanese manga "Ajin: Demi Human" which it will adapt into a series with 13 episodes. It is about a Japanese high school student who becomes an immortal or "Ajin" after dying, who must also hide for his life as there are those who hunt immortals like him. more >>
The first "Plants vs. Zombies" game was a major hit, so this new version called "Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2" is once again expected to reach the same popularity as the previous installments, and the makers are doing everyone a favor by offering a more than generous demo made up of 10 straight hours of gameplay.
Although the trial version can only be accessed by way of Origin, the remarkable thing about this release is that those who are interested will no longer need to get a subscription to EA Origin Access, but progress accumulated in the game can be carried over once the user decides to purchase the full game version.
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The third largest smartphone manufacturer, Huawei, is set to announce the Huawei Honor V8 on May 10. But the device's specs have leaked as it got listed on China's certification body TENAA, showing the phone's specs which include a Quad HD display and a dual rear camera set-up. According to a Tech Times report, while the dual camera set-up was not a surprise, the Quad HD display definitely veers away from current trends.
Huawei's CEO Richard Yu earlier announced that having a Quad HD display on a small device did not "make sense" as the difference between QHD and Full HD is really not noticeable and having a QHD screen would require higher power consumption. Because of this, Huawei was not expected to upgrade their phones' screens anytime soon.
With the Honor V8 however, this thinking may have changed. According to the report, the TENAA listing indicated one model or variant of the Honor V8 will sport a Quad HD display and it will be on the higher-speced model with model number KNT-AL20, which will have a 2,560 x 1,440 pixel resolution for its 5.7-inch screen. Under the hood, this high-end model will rock a 2.5 GHz octa-core processor (brand unknown) paired with 4 GB of RAM and internal storage of 64 GB. more >>
A private company called SpaceX is uncovering its ambition of reaching Mars two years from now. And while that's the kind of thing often seen and heard in sci-fi flicks, this one is the real deal thanks to a planned partnership with NASA.
The plan is for SpaceX and NASA to build a spacecraft that has the capabilities of landing on Mars to collect data. The craft, which reportedly will be named "Red Dragon," won't be taking any human passengers or crew.
In an effort to spark interest and publicity, the company made a clever post on their Facebook page that says "SpaceX is planning to send Dragons to Mars as early as 2018." It added that the missions (which means they're planning more than one), are designed to see if the current technologies we have right now are good enough to make it possible to "land large payloads propulsively on Mars." more >>
Fans of the iPad Air series were somewhat disappointed that Apple did not announce the next-generation tablet, the iPad Air 3 during its March event. Instead, consumers got a new iPad Pro tablet, one that is the same size as the iPad Air. Now, consumers are already asking if Apple is still continuing the iPad Air series or if the entry of 9.7 iPad Pro is a sign that it is discontinuing the Air series. Without any official announcements from Apple, rumors about an iPad Air 3 are still actively circulating.
When it comes to the rumored release date of the iPad Air 3, a report in Macworld UK speculated that the tablet will be unveiled in autumn 2016, together with the new iPhone, which is also expected during this time. In the same report, however, there is another rumor that March 2017 may be a more feasible date as it may want to spotlight the iPhone 7 in September 2016.
Several reports online have shared their own concept of the next iPad Air 3 and among the stunning features of the tablet are a non-protruding camera lens, a 3D Touch display which it will borrow from the iPhone 6S, and support for the Apple Pencil, which it will get from the iPad Pro series. It is also rumored to be water resistant and be made of 7000 Series Aluminum. In addition to these, the iPad Air 3 is also said to have support for a Smart Connector in order to use the Smart Keyboard accessory. more >>