A video of gameplay supposedly from the remake of the "Gears of War" for the Xbox One console has been leaked online and it somehow confirms the existence of a new version of the game in the making that is only for the Xbox One. The 36-second video shows the lead character in the game, Marcus Fenix, then a Locust Horde foot soldier each killing enemies in a multiplayer match. It supposedly looks better than footage from the Xbox 360 version.
The video leak follows an earlier report about a remake of the third person shooter video game in the works that promised to "upgrade the visuals of the Xbox 360 shooter in several ways" such as the lighting and textures, as well as the frame rate that will be bumped up to 60. The cinematics are reportedly being redone by an outside animation studio.
In terms of the rumored title of this edition, it was mentioned that a copyright for the name "Gears of War: Ultimate Edition" has been filed in Brazil during the earlier part of last week. Microsoft, the game franchise owner, however has not confirmed that a remake of the game is indeed being developed. There is speculation that they may make an announcement during the upcoming E3 2015. more >>
For Iron Man fans out there - Samsung recently teased that they are releasing a Special Edition of their latest flagship phone, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Samsung will release an Iron Man Special Edition version of the flagship phone, according to reports.
The report mentioned that Samsung shared a photo on Twitter but not of the actual device. The photo showed the device packaging -- a dark red box with a golden face of Iron Man, which is slightly open and a bright yellow light peeking from within. The lower left side of the box says "Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge," while the other side has the text "Avengers: In Cinemas Now." On top of the box, it says "Coming Soon," which the report says may mean that the limited edition phones will be out in the market soon.
Samsung had earlier announced in its home market, Korea, that a special edition was coming out. With this recent announcement, it has confirmed that the phone will be released not just in Korea but also possibly the rest of the world. According to the company, "detailed availability in markets may differ by region," which is good news as most of Samsung's special edition phones are usually limited to Asian markets. No other details have been given except that the phone may possibly be available by the end of May or early June. more >>
Kate Beckinsale is back for the fifth time as Selene, her vampire character in the action-thriller film franchise "Underworld." The English actress has recently signed on to come back in the fifth installment of the movie series called "Underworld: Next Generation."
Beckinsale plays the lead character, Selene, who is a vampire and a Death Dealer tasked to kill Lycans, or werewolves. The Lycan and vampire clans are eternally at war with each other and this is emphasized in the numerous fight scenes in the movies. Her character is also a part of the inner circle of vampires who are close to the Vampire Elders, who are considered the leaders of the clan.
The film will be helmed by Anna Foerster who is the first woman director to take on a film in the franchise. Previous directors were male. She will work on a script by Cory Goodman. While details about the film's plot are being kept under wraps, it is said to be about a new and younger generation of vampires and werewolves who are "locked in a seemingly never-ending battle" between the clans. more >>
Microsoft has changed its mind after all. After announcing a few months ago that Windows 10 will be free even for software pirates, it has taken back that announcement and has instead said that they will no longer be eligible for the free upgrade.
According to a report in Tech Times, Terry Myerson, who is chief of Microsofts's operating system unit, said in a blog post that the free upgrade to Windows 10 will no longer be available for devices who are running on non-genuine or pirated versions of Windows 8.1 despite earlier plans of the company to "re-engage" millions of users who make use of pirated versions of the OS, most with which are said to be found in China.
"While our free offer to upgrade to Windows 10 will not apply to Non-Genuine Windows devices, and as we've always done, we will continue to offer Windows 10 to customers running devices in a Non-Genuine state," he said in a blog post. more >>
Ahead of its official unveiling, the sequel to the LG Escape smartphone, the LG Escape 2, has been spotted currently listed on AT&T's website.
The new Escape2 features some defining attributes of its more expensive cousin, the LG G4, as it is reported to have a body that's got a slight curve. It also got a rear key design that houses the phone's volume and the power/lock button.
In terms of specs, Escape 2 carries a 4.7 inch 1280 x 720 IPS display, an 8-megapixel rear camera coupled with a 1 MP front snapper, an 8GB of internal storage which can be further upgraded via a microSD card slot, and a 4G LTE connectivity feature. more >>
The Oppo R7 and the Oppo R7 Plus have already been announced as available for pre-order even before the expected unveiling this week.
Chinese electronics manufacturer Oppo, is expected to launch its new flagship device, the Oppo R7 and its companion, the R7 Plus, on Wednesday. Already JD.com has announced the handsets are open for pre-order.
Jingdong Mall, one of China's largest B2C electronic online retailers has announced it is pre-selling the Oppo R7 and R7 Plus at ¥2,997 ($483) despite Oppo still having to release the official pricing for the upcoming smartphones. more >>