Fans of Lara Croft and the "Tomb Raider" video game series will be glad to hear the recent news that the newest game of the rebooted series, "Rise of the Tomb Raider" will be coming to other platforms as well and not just on Xbox consoles.
According to a Forbes report, the game was originally announced for the Xbox consoles during the E3 2015, leading some quarters to think that the game will be released exclusively for the said consoles. However, in a recent press release, Square Enix announced that the arrangement with Xbox is a "timed exclusive" and will only last one single year. Square Enix is the other publisher of the upcoming game.
The announcement also revealed that the Steam/PC version of the game will be released in "early 2016" while the PS4 version will be arriving in the holiday 2016, which is a little over one year after the November 2015 Xbox release. more >>
A website on eating disorders recently posted Photoshopped images of female video game characters portrayed as "average" women with realistic proportions.
Bulimia.com, an eating disorder-centered site, shared a "make-under" of female video game characters, showing them with more body-positive images for females.
Video game characters like Christie Monteiro from "Tekken 5" or Tifa Lockhart from "Final Fantasy VII" promote unrealistic ideals of body image for young and impressive girl gamers, according to Bulimia.com. They published several renderings of popular female characters from video games with more realistic proportions corresponding to the average woman. more >>
Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi will work together with Uber to bring the Xiaomi Mi Note handset to two countries in Southeast Asia.
According to the report by GSM Arena, the two companies have agreed on a collaboration to literally deliver the brand new device to customers' doorsteps in Malaysia and Singapore.
In the report, customers would be able to order a Xiaomi Mi Note and track it as though an Uber cab is going to pick them up. They should have an Uber account, and they would pay for the device via credit card. more >>
Bethesda recently showcased a new demo for its upcoming action-adventure game, "Fallout 4" at its Quakecon conference this week. Here are the details as to what players should expect when the game hits the shelves this year.
According to Kotaku, the new installment will feature a dozen of possible companions, including Dogmeat, Mr. Handy, Preston Garvey, and Piper, the newly-unveiled companion that players will meet in Diamond City.
It was pointed out during the conference that the canine companion is in fact based on the game's lead designer's dog named River. Gamers can command Dogmeat to scout areas for loot. more >>
A new tech rumor arrived this week pointing out to the specifications of the purported LG G Pad 2. Thanks in part to the known tipster, Leaksfly, details of the forthcoming device has been revealed.
The news said that the device will have, under the hood, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset with a quad-core CPU and Adreno 420 GPU. Leaksfly's Weibo page went on to describe an 8.3-inch device with a 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution screen. Judging from the said display size, it is speculated that the tablet could be the long-awaited sequel to the G Pad 8.3 which came out back in October 2013.
The gizmo will arrive with 3GB of RAM paired with 32GB expandable internal memory. The device appears to be steps higher than its predecessor which came out with only 2GB of RAM and 16GB of memory storage for its original model. more >>
After completely buying the mobile division of Nokia last year, Microsoft has yet to experience the success it aims for for its Windows Mobile department. The Redmond giant has even replaced the Nokia branding with its own Microsoft brand to help the phone sell in the market.
However, it seems Microsoft is going nowhere with its strategy. In a recent report, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella himself stated that the company is lacking the right flagships to compete with what the Android platform is offering.
With hundreds of phone makers around the world using Google's famous mobile operating system, Microsoft should not just be ready with its entry-level and midrange handsets, but most especially the flagship phones. more >>