Bungie's epic FPS video game Destiny finally came out for Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One last week. Claiming to be the "most successful new gaming franchise launch of all time," Activision reportedly shipped $500 million worth of products to retail stores within 24 hours and was "happy with how the day went" about it.
"Destiny will become one of the iconic franchises of this generation, and Activision's next billion dollar brand. Most importantly, it's just a great game which we can't stop playing," Activision Publishing's chief executive Eric Hirshberg told The Washington Post.
Now, gamers and "casual gamers" might be wondering what do the critics have to say about the newly launch game by Bungie. Here's what we rounded up so far. more >>
Apple's Sept. 9 press conference was mainly to unveil the iPhone 6 but some details about the previously dubbed "iWatch" now called the Apple Watch were also revealed. It seems the unveiling of the watch came just in time before Motorola is to release their Moto 360.
Still, even with the impending release of the Moto 360, Apple still has to face their rival Samsung in the release of smartwatches, which Samsung has been doing long before Apple released the Apple Watch. The latest offering the South Korean company, the Gear 2 is currently Apple's most recent competition in the smartwatch market.
Both watches share a square-face design with a few differences on the side. With the Apple Watch, it has a single knob and button on the side. The Gear 2 on the other hand has a home button at the bottom part of the watch and a 2-megapixel camera to the top of the watch. more >>
WWE 2K15 is an upcoming wrestling game developed by Visual Concepts and Yuke's and published by 2K Sports. The game is scheduled for a release on Oct. 28 for North America and Oct. 31 for Europe on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
The game's cover box art features WWE Superstar John Cena and is also the first title to use the new WWE logo.
People who pre-order the game will get Sting as a pre-order bonus along with his crow and surfer attires. A collector's edition of the game was also announced Aug. 4 and it includes a copy of the game itself in premium packaging, a collectible art card signed by Hulk Hogan, an exclusive Funko "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan vinyl figure, a piece of the ring canvas from Hogan's appearance on WWE Raw March 10 earlier this year, two exclusive Hulk Hogan in-game characters, and two pre-order exclusive Sting characters. more >>
The character roster for Mortal Kombat X has changed drastically, without most of the usual recurring characters from the previous Mortal Kombat series. Only Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Raiden the Thunder God and Kano are returning. Goro is also confirmed to be a pre-order exclusive character.
NetherRealms Studios has opted to introduce new characters and a new original, non-linear storyline.
The characters are D'Vorah, an insect-like woman who commands insects and uses it for attacks and combos; Ferra and Tor, a pair consisting of a small dwarf-woman and a giant brute; Kotal Kahn, the new emperor of the Outworld; and Cassie Cage, the daughter of Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade. more >>
Google's next tablet, the Nexus 8, is rumored to be available on the market sometime in October, but with details scarce and no confirmed manufacturer, the date is highly unlikely. Still, Google might make an announcement sometime in the future before the year ends.
There are reports that indicate the Nexus 8 won't be called so, and instead would be called the Nexus 9. The tablet is believed to be a collaboration with HTC but neither Google nor the Chinese tech company has made any announcements about a Nexus tablet.
The Nexus 8/Nexus 9 is rumored to get an 8.9-inch display with an unknown resolution. There are speculations that it will get a 2560 x 1440 resolution display or a higher 2560 x 1600 resolution display. With such a big screen, it wouldn't hurt to go with the higher resolution for a sharper display. more >>
The Sept. 9 Apple press conference was a slew of new announcements, especially for the iPhone 6. Also, as it turns out, Apple's smartwatch isn't called the iWatch but is actually the Apple Watch.
As for the release date, 2014 seems to be unlikely and will instead be coming sometime early 2015. The Cupertino company won't start production of the Apple Watch until next month, where a targeted 10 million watches will be manufactured for the 2015 release.
During the press conference, Apple released details about the Apple Watch's design and features. more >>