Bethesda's "Fallout 4" Pip-Boy Edition is an example of a very successful marketing campaign for a video game. The company, Bethesda Softworks, recently announced that they are no longer able to manufacture the Pip-Boy Edition for the coming game "Fallout 4."
According to a report in Tech Times, the reason for this announcement is that the manufacturer of the special edition simply said that they can no longer produce it.
"We'd go back to [the factories] and say, 'Demand for this is insane, we've got to make more.' And they'd move other projects off or shift stuff to other factories and it just came to [them telling Bethesda], 'Final answer: sorry, this is as many as we can make.' And we sold every single one of those that we could," Peter Hines of Bethesda said. more >>
Leaks seem to be the norm in today's smartphone industry. Even before a new device is officially unveiled, information seems to find its way out to the public and even if unconfirmed, seems to serve it purpose by increasing hype and anticipation for any new device.
No matter how far off a product launch is, leaks are still bound to come out. And the LG G Flex 3 is not exempted. According to a Tech Times report, specifications of the upcoming flagship device of the Korean company are already circulating online, only half a year after LG unveiled the LG G Flex 2 in January of this year.
The new high-end device is reportedly scheduled for a release in March 2016. The website Mobipicker was the one who first shared the leaked information about the new phone. more >>
Planned Parenthood claimed this week that its website was hacked by "extremists," but some media outlets are asking questions regarding the validity of its allegations, even going so far as to call it a "PR stunt."
Media reports of the hacking of Planned Parenthood's website surfaced Monday with The Christian Post reporting the story of the purported hacking by a "shadowy" pro-life group. The Associated Press made mention of the possible security breach in a Wednesday story regarding Planned Parenthood's call for a federal study on fetal tissue research, and its report seemed to question some of the organization's claims:
The group also took its websites down after a hacker attack it blamed on "anti-abortion extremists" blocked access by what Planned Parenthood said are the sites' 200,000 daily visitors. The organization declined to say publicly how it knew the attackers were abortion foes, and said it fixed the problem but took its sites down for the day to "ensure that we are fully protected." more >>
Windows 10 for mobile devices is scheduled for release in November, four months after being made available for PC.
With Microsoft's latest operating system currently accessible to desktop users today, news has emerged Windows 10 Mobile will be launched in November this year.
Anthony Doherty, Business Group head for Microsoft's Windows and Surface, has disclosed the November timeframe for Windows 10 Mobile, iAfrica.com writes, and depending on the circumstances, there may be a chance the new OS may arrive for mobile devices earlier or later than scheduled. more >>
Activision and Sledgehammer's first-person shooter video game "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare" is getting its fourth and last downloadable content pack next week. The DLC pack called "Reckoning" will arrive on Aug. 4, first for the Xbox consoles. The PS4 and the PC versions of the DLC will be released "a few weeks after."
The upcoming DLC pack will be introducing four new maps for multiplayer gameplay to the game. According to PC Gamer, these new maps are called Overload, Quarantine, Fracture and Swarm and they were all created "with the exo-grapple hook in mind."
Overload is an "exotic compound" said to offer "a grand view of downtown New Baghdad." The compound is "complete with fountains, gardens and decorative plasma lamps." Quarantine is situated in an island that was converted into a biological testing center. Fracture is located in an arctic excavation site, while Swarm is located in Seoul, South Korea which is under reconstruction. more >>
Samsung just confirmed that something big is happening on Aug. 13. Calling it a "Galaxy Unpacked" event, the Korean company made the announcement through their Twitter account Tuesday with the text "Join us for the next Galaxy Unpacked," with hashtags #nextisnow and #GalaxyUnpacked and a link to the site event.
Samsung's webpage about the event cited the venue at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City as well as the link to the Samsung Mobile Channel on YouTube and the Samsung Tomorrow link where fans can catch the livestream. The event is said to start at 11 a.m. EDT.
Engadget speculated that Samsung intentionally scheduled their Unpacked event earlier than September to head off what Apple is planning to unveil during that month. Traditionally, the Korean phone manufacturer has used the tech conference IFA that is held in September of every year in Berlin as the venue for launching new phones and devices. more >>