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PlayStation 4 getting 2.51 firmware update

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Sony has started rolling out the new PlayStation 4 firmware 2.51 version for the game console. The firmware rollout is gradual so it might take a while to show up on your console.

The new firmware 2.51 mostly tweaks the system software to improve stability and performance while using select features as well as applications. However, the change log doesn’t specify the features and applications that benefit the most from the patch. Read more »

Flurry of Mad Max game screenshots and artwork released

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Avalanche Studios, the developers of Just Cause 2, announced the post-apocalyptic adventure game Mad Max game back in mid-2013. While the game development is the usual ‘work-in-progress’ mode, Avalanche has unleashed some gorgeous screenshots and artwork of the upcoming title.

Mad Max is going to be one heck of an open-world adventure for it features the heavily modded iconic 1974 Ford Falcon XB sedan and 50 other vehicles that one can drive. Of course, the game will let you mod the vehicles in-game by upgrading it from ground up to adding weaponry. Read more »

Simulation-based WWE 2K game arrives on iOS, Android

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For those who grew up watching WWE fights and still think they are awesome, there’s something new coming your way. Take-two Interactive’s publishing label 2K announced a new WWE 2K mobile game for iOS and Android. The new title is now available for $7.99 from the Apple App Store and Google Play.

The Visual Concept team at 2K, along with n-Space have worked on the simulation aspects the wrestling game. Both teams have taken inspiration from the console editions of the same title, and ported it for touchscreen-based mobile devices. Read more »

Best Apps and Games of the Week

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Here are some of the best apps and games that came out this week.

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The new Star Wars Battlefront video game trailer is mind-blowing

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Electronic Arts released a trailer of the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront video game. The blockbuster title will hit the shelves later this year, on November 17 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Star Wars Battlefront blends first-person and third-person action with mind-blowing graphics. Read more »

Microsoft released Halo: Spartan Strike for Apple iOS devices

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In a truly surprising fashion Microsoft released its mobile top-down shooting game Halo: Spartan Strike for Apple iOS devices. The touch-optimized premium title is now available in the Apple App Store for $5.99.

The Redmond giant also made the game’s predecessor Halo: Spartan Assault available for iOS. Read more »

Origin Humble Bundle 2 features, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Dead Space, and much more

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If you’re into gaming you would already be familiar with Humble Bundle. They did an EA bundle a while back and have now released their second EA bundle.

The Origin Humble Bundle 2 comes with Dragon Age: Origins, Peggle, Dead Space 2, Medal of Honor Allied Assault War Chest (includes Medal of Honor Allied Assault and two expansion packs, Spearhead and Breakthrough), Command & Conquer Generals + Zero Hour. All of this can be had for as low as $1. Read more »

‘Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft’ now available on smartphones

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Extremely popular online card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, based on World of Warcraft characters, is now available on smartphones. Whether you have an iPhone or an Android smartphone, you can now download and play the game on the small screen.

Hearthstone is originally a PC game that was ported over to the iPad last year and later on to the Android tablets. Since then it was limited to the tablets, which made sense since the game requires moving around small objects that may not have worked well on small screen phones. However, with phones getting bigger every year, that may not really be a concern anymore, so it’s logical to have the game running on smartphones as well. Read more »

Best Apps and Games of the Week

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Welcome to our new weekly feature, the Best Apps and Games of the Week. Here we will try to cover some of the most notable apps and and games that were released in the past week or so on the mobile platform.

The list will include both new and apps that received some major update recently. The list is not limited to any particular mobile platform, but considering the current situation you’d likely only be seeing Android and iOS apps in the articles. Read more »

Activision confirms Call of Duty: Black Ops III due this year

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Activision has confirmed that this year, its popular Call of Duty series will get yet another exciting installment. Through its official Twitter account, the company shared a teaser of the upcoming game – Call of Duty: Black Ops III.

Developed by Treyarch, the Black Ops III teaser video is full of quotes and imagery along with a Snapchat QR code. Read more »

Age of Empires II: HD edition to get a new expansion pack later this year

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Microsoft’s legacy game Age of Empires is bringing fond memories to those late 90s gamers and it’s no wonder the company keeps coming back to it every now and then. The Redmond giant now promises to release a new expansion pack for the Age of Empires II: HD edition later this year.

Microsoft introduced this historical real-time strategy game on Valve’s Steam service back in 2013. Read more »

There is a new Deus Ex installment on the way

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There is a successor to Deus Ex: Human Revolution on the way. Dubbed Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, the new installment of the gaming franchise made its debut on the cover of Game Informer magazine.

The new Deus Ex release features the same main character as its predecessor. Read more »

Mortal Kombat X trailer packs a lot of blood and brutality

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When it comes to one-to-one battle games, Mortal Kombat is the first name that crosses an avid gamer’s mind. The popular martial arts style fighting game will get a new installment dubbed Mortal Kombat X on April 14 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC while the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions are expected in coming months.

The official Mortal Kombat X trailer has arrived with loads of blood and brutal combos to punish the opponents in a most impressive cinematic presentation. One can easily see how the new legendary game is going to unleash the merciless demeanor on the opponents. Read more »

Razer Forge Android TV console is now up for pre-order, ships on May 1

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Back in January, Razer announced the Forge TV, a console that’s probably the best Android TV-running device yet (when considering specs and capabilities). And today it’s finally become available for pre-order. Amazon is offering the console bundled with a game controller for $149.99, with free shipping.

Speaking of which, the Razer Forge TV bundle is set to be out on May 1. The device is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805 SoC, sporting a 2.5 GHz quad-core CPU and Adreno 420 GPU aided by 2GB of RAM. Read more »

Cloud gaming service OnLive is shutting down on April 30

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OnLive, the cloud-based game streaming service was introduced six years ago and was way ahead of its time. Today, the cloud gaming company posted a message on its website stating that the gaming services will shut down on April 30.

Apparently, Sony has acquired important parts of OnLive and won’t continue the support of the game streaming service. Read more »