The open-world Western adventure game "Red Dead Redemption" may have been leaked as part of Microsoft Xbox One's Backwards Compatibility program. This piece of news is great news for fans of the Western action adventure game. According to a report in IGN, the game first appeared in a gaming forum as one of the games listed as backwards compatible, together with two other games.
The two other games listed are "Castlevania: Symphony of the Night" and "Tekken Tag Tournament 2." According to the report, users who own a digital copy (and not the physical disc) of the "Red Dead Redemption" will be able to access backwards compatibility.
The IGN report mentioned that users can go download the game which is said to "require some navigation." The report also warned gamers that while downloading the game can be done, it is not yet known if it will constitute a violation of the Terms of Service set by Microsoft, so downloaders will have to take some considerable risk. more >>
Xiaomi's next flagship device, the Xiaomi Mi 5, is said to be the first Android phone that will be powered by Qualcomm's latest processor, the Snapdragon 820. Recently, the device was listed in a benchmarking site showing that it will have a 5.7-inch display and will have the Snapdragon 820 on board.
According to a report in Tech Times, the Xiaomi Mi 5 is one of the year's most anticipated devices with rumors about its specs and release date making the rounds online since last year.
Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC has brought their dual SIM Desire 626 phone to the Indian market, according to a report in Tech Times. The phone was released in India on February 5 and it will be selling for Rs. 14,990 or equivalent to $221. A single SIM version of the phone was previously released in the Chinese market almost a year ago.
The phone has a 5-inch display with an HD resolution of 1,080 x 720 pixels, according to the report. One of its best features is its 4G capability, which is expected to entice Indian consumers to purchase the phone, along with its sleek profile and affordability. The device only weighs in at only 138 grams and has a thickness of only 8.19 mm.
HTC described it in its promotional material as a device that will get one "ready for life on the edge." It promises the user that its 4G LTE at breathtaking speeds will help users "make the most of your time enjoying what you love." more >>
Open world role-playing game "Fallout 4" was only released back in November 2015, but its players are already asking about new content that will be coming to the game. According to a post in Moviepilot, fans of the game are hanging on to the word given by game director Todd Howard during the game's launch, that the game was going to be "huge" and that it's "hugeness" is "going to be well deep into next year."
Howard, however, did not give anything away about what's coming to the game as new downloadable content or DLC. His other statement talked about the game not being "done" until everybody plays it. The article speculated that this meant that "Fallout 4" will take into account what its players want in terms of new content. This is also emphasized by another statement of Howard's where he said, "Because what they bring to it is really important; we're going to see what people like, what they want more of, what they want different, and we're going to do that."
The game's open world is already huge as it is, so expanding it with new DLC will be a challenging but interesting feat. With Bethesda keeping quiet about what's in store for the game's Season Pass, many theories are already making the rounds online about what content can make the game more interesting. According to a report in Neurogadget, one of the expansions can bring the game underwater by adding underwater explorations. This speculation is apparently founded on one player's discovery of a mysterious sphere in the game's ocean floor. Since the player was not able to explore the sphere further, other players think that this may likely be another vault which upcoming DLC may give access to later on. more >>
The Apple iPhone 6s Plus and Google Nexus 6P are among the top smartphones right now, but the two are being pitted against each other. To determine which one is the superior flagship smartphone, a head-to-head comparison between them should be done.
When it comes to physical build, the Huawei Nexus 6P sports a unique aluminum design with the camera slightly protruding from the black glass at the back and a comfortable grip with its soft edges. The iPhone 6s Plus, on the other hand, has a stronger aluminum build, improved grip, and a Rose Gold color variant, according to N4BB.
As for the display, Apple has the same crystal clear 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 IPS LCD screen with 401 ppi found in its predecessor, but this time with the 3D Touch feature and enough brightness to allow outdoor viewing of photos. The Nexus 6P has a 5.7-inch WQHD 2560 x 1440 AMOLED display with 518 ppi, which has clearer black and colors than the one on its rival, the report details. more >>
Google is reportedly planning to release a successor to the Google Cardboard in the form of a new virtual reality (VR) headset for smartphones this year.
The tech giant is planning to take on Samsung's Gear VR by releasing a new and improved VR headset with added Android OS support sometime this year. The upcoming device will come after the cheap and fun mobile VR viewer Google Cardboard, which was launched in 2014, according to The Financial Times.
Aside from ditching the cardboard casing, the next Google VR headset will be enclosed by a more solid plastic casing. Insiders also revealed that it will have better sensors and lenses, The Verge reports. more >>