On March 31, Xbox One and Xbox 360 players will be the first to receive the second downloadable content pack for "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare," according to game developer Sledgehammer Games and publisher ActiVision.
Prior to this, however, the DLC pack 2 called "Ascendance" can also be previewed at the 2015 Call of Duty Championship on March 29, which will be broadcast through Xbox Live and other broadcasting partners, according to a report in Tech Times.
Even before the new content hits game consoles, descriptions about what to expect are already available online, through various reports on gaming websites. The Tech Times report says that "Ascendance" will include "four new multiplayer maps, a bonus weapon, a custom weapon variant and the new Exo Grapple ability." more >>
The release of "Halo 5: Guardians" is many months away, but the game's creator 343 Industries and publisher Microsoft Studios are ramping up the game's promotional campaign online. Over the weekend, the teaser site kicked off what most call an Alternate Reality Game or ARG around the main character in the game called Master Chief.
The site features a bullet with the word "TRAITOR" on it, and a sound clip with a hashtag Hunt the Truth. The sound clip features the voice of a fictional journalist named Benjamin Giraud who "has begun a brand-new investigative series that promises mystery, drama and some tantalizing intrigue." Giraud is supposedly working on an in-depth profile of Master Chief and he is inviting fans to check the site weekly for new episodes.
The first audio episode on the Tumbler site huntthetruth.tumblr.com, entitled "Episode 00.PRIMER" has this summary: "What began as a high-profile story quickly turns into a full-blown investigation. Sources claim they know the 'real Master Chief:' The boy, the soldier, the hero … the traitor? But who's telling the truth?" A new episode is due on March 29, which can provide additional clues to the mystery. more >>
Swiss luxury watchmaker TAG Heuer has partnered with Intel Corporation and Google, Inc. to bring a luxury smartwatch that is said to rival the Apple Watch. The announcement was big news during the 2015 Baselworld Watch Fair.
TAG Heuer will create a smartwatch version of its Carrera watch powered by Intel wearable technology and operating on Google's Android mobile operating system, which it plans to launch in the fourth quarter of 2015. According to a report in Forbes, Tag Heuer's move to jump in the smartwatch race is primarily because of the expected impact of the release of the Apple Watch on the luxury watch market.
Luxury brands like TAG Heuer, Tissot and Omega may find themselves some competition especially with the Apple Watch's 18-karat gold model. The report also cites a JP Morgan estimate that "33 percent of the Swatch Group's profit is exposed to Apple's smartwatch threat." more >>
After years of speculations surrounding an upgrade, Apple is said to be gearing up to release a new Apple TV at the WWDC this coming summer.
Since its first launch in January 2007, Apple has revealed it is preparing to refresh its TV set top box that it will be releasing at the Worldwide Developer Conference in June 2015.
With the last update to the device dated 2012, the new Apple TV hardware is reportedly equipped with a ramped-up A8 chip processor and over 8GB in memory. With its updated OS, the new Apple TV will have Siri voice control capabilities, and the significant overhaul is intended to cast a spotlight on Apple's vision for ideal TV viewing experience, as well as raise the ante in a set-top box cluttered market crowded by rivals like Amazon, Roku, and Xbox One. more >>
Sony Computer Entertainment and Santa Monica Studio is celebrating the tenth year of the "God of War" franchise with the upcoming release of the "God of War 3" Remastered for PlayStation 4 consoles. It will be released in the US on July 14, and July 17 in the U.K.
"God of War 3" was originally released for the PlayStation 3 in March 2010. The remastered edition of the game for the PlayStation 4 is reported to have higher resolution graphics (now 1080p, as opposed to 720p for the PS3) and a better 60 frames per second performance, according to a report in Eurogamer.
The remastered PS4 edition will retail for $39.99. It is the one and only remastered edition that Santa Monica Studios will release of the "God of War" franchise. According to DualShockers, despite some fans asking about remastering other games in the series, the game's developers are saying that there are no other remasters coming. more >>
Warner Bros. Interactive has released new details for its upcoming fight game, "Mortal Kombat X," including its latest DLC featuring brand new characters.
New downloadable content for NetherRealm Studios' "Mortal Kombat X" is now available for pre-order, and Warner Bros. Interactive has revealed the details for its latest upgrade, including the four new players which may or may not make their debut when the game launches on April 14.
Players will get to use "Friday the 13th's" Jason Vorhees and the Predator alien from the "Predator" movies. The Kombat Pack DLC will also feature new themed skins. more >>