It's going to be a good year for "Dragon Ball Z" fans. First, there is a new anime series, 18 years after the last one called "Dragon Ball Super." While the series will first be aired on Fuji TV on July 5, its Western version is likely to find its way to the U.S. soon. The second piece of good news, also for Japanese fans of the series, is that a new fighting game has arrived this summer in Japan for the Nintendo 3DS.
For fans in other territories such as North America, South America, Europe, the Middle Easy, Australia and the rest of Asia, the good news in the gaming arena is coming a bit later in the year, in October. According to a report in Tech Times, the new Nintendo 3DS game, "Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden," will arrive in Europe, the Middle East and Australasia on October 16 and in North America and South America a few days later on Oct. 20. The announcement was made by Bandai Namco Entertainment, the game's publisher.
The game is a classic fighting game otherwise known as a "beat-me-up" game, which pits one player versus another. It's rendered in 2D only given the limitation of the console, but is one of the more popular games on Nintendo. The new game is said to feature 20 playable characters and 100 other characters that assist the main character in the fight. According to another report in Forbes, the game's main advantage is the fact that the moves that one can make during the fight are (almost) limitless. more >>
There is a new high-end smartphone coming to U.S. markets in July and its name is Axon. Tech journalists were invited to a press event for the phone's launching in July. The invitation however did not indicate which company was behind the new phone.
The PC Mag report was the first to reveal, after some digging, that the phone is in fact manufactured by the fourth largest seller of smartphones in the US, the Chinese company ZTE. One evidence of this is the presence of "/zte/" in the website's source code.
According to another report in Tech Times, part of ZTE's marketing strategy to build hype for the new phone is a contest it launched called "Axon You Wish," which has $10,000 cash prize and of course, a new Axon smartphone. The contest runs from June 15 to July 14. more >>
Blizzard has recently released the details for the Patch 2.3.0 of its hit RPG title "Diablo III" ahead of the Public Test Realm launching.
Blizzard's Battle.Net website pointed out a handful of new contents and changes on the update including Ruins of Sescheron, Kanai's Cube, Crafting System improvements and many more.
Come the release of the patch, players will get to roam around the frozen wasteland called Ruins of Sescheron. The new zone will feature "new enemies and perilous environmental hazards, all while unearthing new mysteries from the lore of the mighty Barbarians." more >>
The hype pointing towards the launching of the OnePlus One successor, OnePlus 2, is getting stronger now that its specific date has already been announced. The Chinese tech company is expected to unveil the upcoming device in a unique way.
A report from GSM Arena claimed that OnePlus 2 will be officially announced on July 27 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET. According to the publication, the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 810-powered smartphone will be revealed via a virtual reality presentation.
To make this happen, the company will provide a free OnePlus Cardboard headset, which owners of the OnePlus One device can use to watch the streaming session. more >>
Rumors have emerged Apple may create its first iPhones with dual lens cameras when its next-gen iPhone 7 hits the market.
According to reports out of Taiwan, Apple may yet come up with dual lens rear cameras for its upcoming iPhone 7 after having investigated the technology for the last three years.
Altek CEO Xiaru Wen, whose company produces dual lens camera systems for Huawei and HTC, has been quoted as saying Apple has been looking into software to support dual lens technology to adopt a similar setup for its future smartphones, Phone Arena writes. more >>
OnePlus will be holding the world's first virtual reality launch for its new flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 2 by July as part of its hype campaign.
Smartphone users can experience Chinese electronics manufacturer OnePlus' next gen flagship, the OnePlus 2, via a virtual reality launch on July 27 – the first of its kind in the world.
Touted to be the first ever product to be launch in VR, OnePlus is making available VR cardboard headsets specially tailored for the OnePlus 2 experience. more >>