As if the iPhone 6 unveiling wasn't enough, Apple paired the release of their flagship smartphone with the latest in their Apple mobile operating system, the iOS 8. The operating system was made available to all compatible devices Sept. 17, two days before the retail release of the iPhone 6.
For the record, the iOS 8 update is only available for the following devices: iPhone 4S and above, the iPod Touch 5th Generation, iPad 2 above, the iPad Air, and all iPad Mini variants. Older Apple devices will have to stick to the iOS 7 or an older iOS.
Since the iOS 8 is a big update, a lot of things have been improved upon or were introduced. Some of these features and updates are major ones like the added functionability of the TouchID fingerprint scanner. While finding the best iOS features is variable and depends on the user, no doubt that there are features that useful for everyone. more >>
While still unconfirmed, two more fighters are rumored to making their entry in the MKX character roster - Ermac and Smoke. The rumors for Ermac stemmed from a blog post early this year by senior character designer Bernard Beneteau.
Smoke on the other hand is allegedly seen on Kotal Khan's Sun God fighting style tab at the IGN demo of the game. It would look as if Kotal Khan is holding up some grey ninja, ready to beat him to a pulp. Unless it's just some random grey placeholder to show off Kotal Khan's skills, it could quite possibly be indeed Smoke.
Beneteau had intended the artwork to be a "fan art" but considering he is a senior character designer for NetherRealm Studios, it isn't a far off guess that maybe he was hinting at a new character joining the roster. more >>
For the Sims 4, the Create-a-Sim and Build Mode tools have been redesigned, allowing greater versatility when creating custom game content. A number of mods are also now available for the Sims 4, such as the "Babies for Everyone" mod, accoridng to Kotaku.
Sims 4 is a life simulation video game developed by EA Maxis and The Sims Studio and was published by Electronic Arts. The game was already released Sept. 2 earlier this month for the PC, with a Macintosh port release to be announced. Sims 4 is the fourth main title in the main Sims series, succeeding Sims 3.
The game mostly hasn't changed from its first release in the sense that they are mostly sandbox games where there is no defined objective and the player can do whatever he wants. In the Sims series, the player can choose to create a single Sim or a family of Sims. From there, the player can then pursue whatever he wants his Sim to achieve. more >>
If the rumors are true, then Kingdom Hearts 3 is still in the early design stage and could be unplayable until late 2016. A Japan Square Enix career website putting up a job hiring post looking for "UI Designer(s) for the Osaka Team's current project."
Mognet Central, "The Final Fantasy & Square Enix Community" forum site, initially posted the news. Translated, the job summary reads as follows:
"[BUSINESS] you will be responsible for data creation and design of the UI relationship of Kingdom Hearts Ⅲ. While taking the communication along with the programmers and planners, and aware of the game, the world of Kingdom Hearts unique, easy to understand, with the aim of completion of a user-friendly UI. more >>
Latest tidbits about the upcoming action video game by EA Digital Illusions CE, Star Wars Battlefront 3, indicated that the movie inspired game is likely to be launched closer to the date in which the film "Star Wars Episode VII" will hit the theaters in 2015.
Although the claims are yet to be confirmed, Movie Pilot stated in their report EA chief financial officer Blake J. Jorgensen estimated that the game unveiling will possibly happen in the "summertime next year."
Further reports from KPopstarz and Starwars-Holonet cited the game's developer and soundtrack musician Viktor Lundberg who, in late August, took to his social media to tweet about game testing. more >>
The latest devices from Motorola Mobility were revealed at the recent 2014 IFA Consumer's Electronics Affair in Berlin: the Moto X+1 (or Moto X 2nd Gen), Moto G2 (or Moto G 2nd Gen) and the Moto 360.
It can sounds a bit confusing, but the 2014 Moto X and 2014 Moto G are simple improvements over their predecessors.
Moto X 2014 more >>