"Halo 5: Guardians" has set a world record for the biggest "Halo" launch in history and for selling the most Xbox One exclusive bundle.
In the first week alone, "Halo 5: Guardians" and the "Halo 5" Xbox One bundle had a combined gross sales of $400 million worldwide. Overall, "Halo" has earned more than $5 billion already, according to Hardcore Gamer (HG).
From the moment it was launched, "Halo 5: Guardians" had a recorded gameplay of more than 21 million hours. The "Halo 5" multiplayer, on the other hand, had a total logged gameplay of 9 million hours, with 12 million hours played in campaign mode, the Tamworth Herald reports. more >>
Samsung has unveiled two new laptops that will target both the consumers who prefer the traditional laptop and those who want the convertible-hybrid device: the ATIV Book 9 Pro and ATIV Book 9 Spin.
The two new Samsung laptops run on the powerful Intel Core i7 processor, but they are not the same. The ATIV Book 9 Pro is a conventional laptop, and the ATIV Book 9 Spin is a convertible-hybrid laptop, according to The News Independent.
Customers may find the ATIV Book 9 Pro a bit bulkier compared to its hybrid counterpart because of its 14.2 x 9.83 x 0.7-inch dimensions and 4.45-pound weight. But it has the Intel Core i7 6700 HQ chip, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M graphic card and will work with the new Windows 10 OS, making it suitable for power users, The Next Digit reports. more >>
AT&T has announced that it will begin pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 and another Android-based wearable on Nov. 6.
On Tuesday, the U.S. wireless carrier said it will begin accepting pre-orders for the new smartwatches ahead of the official launch. Starting Nov. 6, customers can start pre-ordering the Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 and LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE from AT&T, according an iDigital Times report cited by Realty Today.
Both smartwatches will be compatible with the NumberSync feature, which will allow users to use a single phone number on different mobile gadgets. AT&T users can use this feature to make calls and send text messages from their smartwatch even without the use of their phone. The feature will be available early next year, the report relays. more >>
The Huawei Mate 8 was earlier rumored to be released on Nov. 5, but the latest updates point to a later date as the launch of the new smartphone.
The Chinese smartphone maker is hoping to capture the market for high-end devices by releasing the Huawei Mate 8. Recently, the tech firm sent out invites to media organizations for a launch event to be held on Nov. 26, according to Christian Today.
Based on the invite, the launch event will feature the Huawei Mate 8 as the center of attraction. This renders the Nov. 5 rumor moot, the report adds. more >>
The new gun combat in the video game "Fallout 4" was inspired by Bungie's RPG/first-person shooter game "Destiny," game developer Bethesda revealed recently.
"Fallout 4" appears to have increased the quality of its combat by improving the VATS system and incorporating a tighter gunplay, based on what fans saw at the E3. What most people do not know is that the games shooting mechanics were largely drawn from Bungie's FPS/RPG hybrid game "Destiny," according to Game Rant (GR).
Because both games run at 30 fps, "Fallout 4" can perfectly derive inspiration from "Destiny" for its gun combat system. In its recent revelation, Bethesda said they did this because they were thinking big for the game, the report relays. more >>
The Asus ZenFone 2 Laser is finally coming to the United States, but the unit will reportedly have specs that are different from those in the international model.
The Asus ZenFone 2 lineup was first released in India, and there were doubts on whether the new smartphones will be launched in the United States. Now that the release is confirmed, the focus is then shifts to the new Asus ZenFone 2 Laser's bigger built and similarities with the first ZenFone 2, according to an Android Central report cited by the Latin Post.
The report says the U.S. edition Asus ZenFone 2 Laser will sport more premium specs. Based on Asus' official release, the new smartphone boasts of a lightning-fast autofocus 13-megapixel PixelMaster 2.0 snapper. The autofocus enables the camera to capture sharp photos at lightning speed. more >>