This past weekend was an exciting one for fans of the game "Mass Effect: Andromeda" as supposed gameplay leaks found itself online via the game's Reddit page, according to a report in VG24/7. The supposed leaks were shared with the moderators of the "Mass Effect" Reddit page and these were compiled into a video and posted on the page, which fuelled further discussion and rumors about the upcoming third-person shooter.
According to the report, like in the past Mass Effect games, the player will fight in the company of two AI squadmates. The player and his/her squadmates will be equipped with jetpacks to be used for exploration. The leak also said that one of the AI squadmates will be a blonde woman, while the other would be the Krogan that was shown in the E3 2015 game trailer.
There will be some differences between the ship and the Normandy, according to the leak. It will be equipped with a meeting room and it can be flown manually from one place to another in the first person perspective, which departs from how it was done in previous games in the series. As the ship is being flown, there will be waypoints and markers that will help the player. The ship also has a section called Pathfinder's Quarters, which may be what the player is called in the game, as the Pathfinder is the one who is tasked to find a new home for humans. more >>
Originally dubbed the Samsung Galaxy Golden 3, Samsung's latest flip phone is now officially called the Samsung W2016, according to a report in Tech Times. Unlike older-generation flip phones however, the W2016 sports so many more features such as a dual-screen and faster processing power.
According to the report, Samsung intends to bring back the flip phone which was once popular. Notably, there are still some Asian markets such as China and South Korea where flip phones are still in demand. Thus, companies like Samsung and competitor LG want to bring back these phones to these markets.
The Samsung W2016, however, is very different from older generation flip phones. Previous flip phones were usually made of cheap, lightweight material, but the W2016 comes with a sleek-looking metal design. It also runs on Android OS and has not just one, but two AMOLED touchscreens which are measured to be 3.9 inches. These screens have a WXGA 1,280 x 768 pixel resolution. Since it is a flip phone, it retains the physical T9 keyboard. more >>
"Final Fantasy XV" has a lot of improvements in store for fans, including new combat, gameplay mechanic, and magic.
Game director Hajime Tabata revealed a lot of the new features of "Final Fantasy XV" including new combat and magic gameplay. He also hinted that female lead character Stella may be featured in the game, according to a Crossmap report cited by Latinos Post.
In addition, fans will also be delighted with the developments incorporated into "Final Fantasy XV." The upcoming game will use a system similar to the Gambit system seen in "Final Fantasy XII." Lead designer Prasertvithyakarn Prasert gave a sneak peek into the said system, Realty Today reports. more >>
"Tekken 7" will showcase improved graphics for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, the game's director revealed on Twitter.
A "Tekken 7" fan questioned game director Katsuhiro Hirada on Twitter about the expected graphics for the console version of the game. Hirada's reply indicated that the graphics will be even better compared to the arcade version, according to Attack of the Fanboy.
"Working on new graphics" was Harada's reply to the fan's Twitter query on Nov. 24. more >>
The Oculus Rift will be released in the first quarter of 2016, but the price of the virtual reality (VR) headset is still unconfirmed.
As of now, Oculus VR has not yet announced the exact release date of the Oculus Rift, but it is expected to release the VR headset early next year. The exact price of the device is also still unknown, but company founder Palmer Luckey indicated that it will cost more than $350, according to Expert Reviews (ER).
During the Oculus Connect conference, Luckey spoke to Road to VR and revealed an estimate of the price of Oculus Rift's consumer version. He used their $350 developer kit as a comparison point for the price of the VR headset. more >>
The newest Android OS has yet to reach other smartphones outside of its line of Nexus devices, including those manufactured by Samsung. While reports have said that Samsung is rolling out the update to its flagship devices by the end of 2015 or early 2016, one report featured screenshots shared by a Galaxy Note 5 owner who accidentally got an early update on his device. According to a Tech Times report, the owner of the device shared screenshots of his Note 5 running Android. 6.0 via XDA.
The screenshots featured the new user interface of TouchWiz. In terms of the color palette of the overlay, the accents are still green but the color that is dominating, according to the owner, is white. The menus are also said to feature new animations that reflect a touch of Material Design, particularly the device's notification panel.
As for the quick settings menu, its Edit button changed while the integrated S-finder and the Quick connect buttons are no longer there. more >>