Chinese device manufacturer Huawei wants to make a name for itself not only in Asia but more so in the United States. Just recently, Huawei officially released the Huawei GX8 in the United States and it hopes that U.S. consumers will get to know the brand even more. According to a report in Tech Times, Huawei is now the third largest manufacturer of smartphones, after the two big companies, Samsung and Apple. This is a big advantage given how fast-growing the smartphone industry is.
In 2015, Huawei already made waves in the industry, having been chosen by Google to build one of its flagship phones, the Nexus 6P. After this successful partnership, Huawei is now venturing on its own in the U.S. market with the release of the Huawei GX8.
The phone is actually classified as a phablet with its large 5.5-inch screen, which has a Full HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Its design is a full metal unibody case made of aluminium. more >>
Upcoming "free-running" game "Mirror's Edge Catalyst" earlier announced that the game will be accepting sign-ups starting February 4 for its upcoming closed beta. According to a report in GameSpot, game publisher Electronic Arts and game developer DICE said that the closed beta will be running on the following platforms: PS4, Xbox One, and on PC through Electronic Arts' online platform, Origin.
The announcement provided details as how to sign up, which can only be done through the game's website. An Electronic Arts account is the first requirement in signing up. Once a player has signed up, he or she must wait for official word if he/she is selected to be part of the closed beta. Not all who sign up will be guaranteed a spot, however, and it was not explained how selection will be done.
Together with the closed beta announcement, a new trailer for the game was also released. According to another report in GameSpot, the trailer provides a sneak peek into the back story of the game's main protagonist, Faith Connors. Connors, as in the earlier "Mirror's Edge" game, is a member of what they call "runners," who are couriers of small groups of rebels who want to overthrow the totalitarian government ruling the City of Glass. more >>
"Half-Life 3" is arguably one of the most highly-anticipated shooter games in the gaming industry. More than nine years since its original release date was scrapped, fans of the Valve-developed game are still waiting for news on if and/or when the third installment to the "Half-Life" first-person shooter game series will ever make its way into their hands.
Now, almost 12 years since "Half-Life 2" was made available, rumors are again swirling about a possible "Half-Life 3" release. But, this time, the news may actually hold water. According to a report from KPop Starz, Valve Corporation may be developing a next-level "Half-Life" experience for fans of the game and that the developer may even come out with a Virtual Reality-supported "Half-Life 3."
In the meantime, Valve has approved the launch of a fan-made game inspired by "Half-Life 3." The game, titled "Prospekt," will go live on Steam on Feb. 11. The stand-alone game is said to feature 13 levels. It uses the graphics and assets from "Half-Life 2" and is about as long. more >>
Samsung is set to debut its latest Galaxy flagship device at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 21, CNET has learned.
According to the website, Samsung has given out invitations to an "Unpacked" event, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. CET, on the eve of the annual Mobile World Congress, the year's biggest mobile trade show. Although Samsung did not explicitly say that it will launch the Galaxy S7, the seventh generation of its flagship Galaxy smartphone, CNET, The Verge, and other tech websites expect that it is the S7 that will be "unpacked" at the event.
"Clash of Clans" (CoC) fans will now find it easier to see stats because Supercell just revealed a new beta API along with a new update.
The new "Clash of Clans" beta API will give players access to a full clan search with badge images and lists of members. Developer Supercell's newly released update for CoC also includes a fleshed out league list that has location-based rankings, according to Design & Trend.
An API functions like a widget that feeds live data about a certain service while the information is being gathered. Basically, developers can implement an API in their own websites. more >>
Publisher Activision and game developer Bungie have been quiet about the rumored "Destiny 2," the follow-up to the online-only first person shooter game "Destiny." Recent reports, however, including one report in Metro UK, have insiders saying that the sequel will not be arriving in 2016 as originally scheduled. Instead, the game's release date is said to have been pushed to 2017.
According to the report, Activision had earlier made known in November 2014 that work had already started on "Destiny 2." It was also reported by Kotaku that the game was originally set to be released on September 2016. This same report, however, also cited that developer Bungie was not in the best shape to fulfil the demands of the ever-growing community for new content.
An earlier report in International Business Times also cited that Bungie's President Harold Ryan has left the company. The company's board of directors then appointed acting Chief Operating Officer Pete Parsons as the new Chief Executive Officer. With the company keeping quiet about the reason why Ryan left all of a sudden, it does not bode well for Bungie that there is a leadership vacuum at a time when the future of their franchise is unclear. more >>