To commemorate the game's 20th anniversary, the "Tekken" franchise is announcing something major on July 7, Tuesday, for its latest game in the series, "Tekken 7." Bandai Namco, the game's publisher took to Twitter recently to tease that something big is happening. The translated tweet says: "On Tuesday, July 7, 2015, there will be a major announcement from the Tekken project, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. Please look forward to it. #Tekken7."
"Tekken" is a video game franchise that features 3D characters. It was one of the first fighting games that were rendered in 3D. Although it is not as popular as the other games in the genre, such as "Street Fighter," especially in North America, it remains extremely popular in Japan, most especially its arcade version.
The latest game in the series, "Tekken 7" had a limited arcade release in Japan last February, and a wider release to other countries in March. This is the ninth installment in the series, and it is also first game of the series which uses the Unreal Engine 4. more >>
Korean phone manufacturer Samsung may be gearing up to build its own smartphone ecosystem, if a report from Reuters is true. A source privy to Samsung's plans said that the company will be releasing several smartphones running on Samsung's own Tizen operating system later this year.
The plan is to release several types of Tizen smartphones with varying price points. The insider, however, did not reveal any other specifications.
Samsung declined to comment on the report. more >>
If reports are to be believed, Google may be releasing two new Nexus smartphones this year, according to reports. The two new smartphones are called Angler and Bullhead and will be manufactured by two of Google's manufacturing partners, Huawei and LG respectively.
This will be the first time that Google will launch more than one Nexus phone in a year. The company usually launches just one phone every year much to the chagrin of consumers who want to get their hands on a Nexus phone but are limited by the choices in the market.
The report is based on a reliable source of Android Police which claimed that there will indeed by two new Nexus devices released this year, by October to be exact. more >>
Even before its rumored launch this July, the public is already being given a preview of what the next generation Moto G will look like. Leaked photos were shared recently, showing a series of HD photos similar to those used in official press kits.
Moto G is Motorola's mid-range smartphone model. Its first-generation model was released in 2013 and was initially developed with emerging and developing markets in mind. Its low-price option but good enough specs allowed it to become one of the company's best-selling smartphones. Its features include a 4.5-inch 720p HD display and quad-core processing at an affordable price below $200. The second-generation model was released in September 2014, and the phone received an upgrade in features such as a better camera at 8MP and stereo speakers, still for under $200.
Reports have it that the third-generation version is slated to be unveiled in July. more >>
One of the surprising announcements dropped during the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2015 in Los Angeles, Calif., is the unveiling of Nintendo's upcoming game title "The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes."
Tri Force Heroes is a multiplayer-intended game which will see up to three players that will work together to vanquish monsters, solve puzzles, and acquire materials to make their outfits.
The game, which will be released solely for the company's 3DS handheld game console, did draw some reactions from fans pointing out to the inability of players to customize the gender of their avatars. more >>
Apple is expected to unveil its latest flagship, the Apple iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus. Just as the usual, details about the new smartphones are being kept under wraps but one tipster inside the Cupertino-based tech giant leaked a series of images of what appears to be the housing of the said devices.
Pictures posted on 9to5Mac show a casing with new mounting points, which will be used to attach a brand new logic board.
According to the publication, this particular housing detail would coincide with the earlier reports that the iPad Mini maker will be using a "combination of System in Package technology (SiP) and a PCB" for the next model lineup of its popular phones. Using the former system would allow the company to create slimmer handsets and bigger battery capacities. more >>