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Promised major Xbox One firmware update rolling out now

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The first major Xbox One firmware update is now available to all One consoles worldwide and it brings lots of new features and services. The highlights of the new software version includes desktop wallpaper, Twitter integration and What’s On TV suggestions.

If you own an Xbox One you will surely appreciate the richer customization options – you can now use any picture to replace the boring black background. The bio and location fields in your profile are back as well. Read more »

‘The Sailor’s Dream’ for iOS game review

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The Sailor’s Dream is the latest game from Simogo, the developer who made highly rated titles such as Year Walk and DEVICE 6.

The Sailor’s Dream is in typical Simogo style of interactive story telling. The game is already receiving rave reviews from people so let’s see how it is. Read more »

See how the PS4 version of GTA V will look compared to the PS3 version

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GTA V is releasing on the PS4 and Xbox One on November 18. As you can expect, there is a significant overhaul to the way the game looks on the new current gen consoles compared to the last gen ones where the game debuted last year.

Now, Sony and Rockstar have released a new video that compares the visual quality of the new GTA V on PS4 compared to the PS3. The new version runs at full 1080p with higher resolution textures, improved draw distance, improved reflections and higher characters on screen at once. Read more »

GTA V on PC, PS4, and Xbox One to have first person mode, 4K support on PC

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If you were waiting to play GTA V because it wasn’t available on PC or planning to purchase it again now that it is also arriving on the PS4 and Xbox One, there is some more good news (or news, if you are not into this stuff).

Rockstar has confirmed that the PC, PS4, and Xbox One version of the game will have a new first person mode. The game goes beyond just having a different camera angle but has been optimized for playing through first person mode, including new first person weapons mode alone with interior view of all the cars and other vehicles you will be driving. Read more »

Nvidia Shield tablet will receive Android 5.0 Lollipop update this month

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If you were wondering what the first non-Nexus device to get the update to Android 5.0 Lollipop would be, we might have the answer today. And slightly unexpectedly, it looks like it won’t be a product from one of the big Android makers (in terms of sales). Rather, we’re talking about Nvidia’s Shield tablet.

The company best known for its graphics processors has published a video on YouTube in which it teases the upcoming update. The rollout time frame of “November” is mentioned quite a few times, so we’re assuming Nvidia’s engineers are pretty sure they’ll be able to pull it off. Read more »

MSI GT80 Titan is a gaming notebook with mechanical keyboard

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MSI took the wraps off the GT80 Titan gaming notebook. The 18” beast features a mechanical keyboard with Cherry Brown MX switches.

The number pad of the notebook is not mechanical. Read more »

Xbox One will get a $50 price cut in the US starting November 2

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If you are waiting for Black Friday for a good deal on the Xbox One you’ll be pleased to hear that you can get a discount in a few days – starting November 2 Microsoft will offer its current-gen console at $350, $50 off its regular, Kinect-less price.

For the more expensive bundles (with extra storage and custom console/controller design) you can save up to $150. Read more »

‘Republique’ for iOS and Android game review

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Republique is a stealth game that was released on iOS earlier late last year. The game was born out of a successful Kickstarter campaign. It features an episodic format that is gaining popularity these days and so far three out of the five episodes have been released.

The developers released the Android version of the game along with the third episode for both the platforms. I missed the game when it was released on iOS earlier but now that it’s out on Android it seems like a good time to take a look at it. So read on to find out more. Read more »

‘RETRY’ for iOS and Android game review

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RETRY is the latest game from Rovio. The game has often been mistakenly been compared to Flappy Bird, despite the two having very little in common.

RETRY puts you in the cockpit of an out of control airplane that you have to guide through a series of obstacles to reach the finish line. Everything about the game suggests that it’s going to be difficult, so let’s see how difficult it really is. Read more »

Rockstar starts Grand Theft Auto III, San Andreas and Vice City sale

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Rockstar Games is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and is offering San Andreas, Vice City and the original GTA III with a big discount. The deal is available for iOS and Android through both the Play Store and the Amazon Appstore.

The mobile version of GTA III launched in 2011 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the PC version and later in 2012 Rockstar released GTA: Vice City, again to celebrate its 10th birthday. Read more »

Rovio’s Retry is a frustrating new game with 8-bit graphics

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Rovio has gone the 8-bit route, emulating the incredible success that was Flappy Bird. The company’s first game to use pretty much the same formula is now available to download on iOS and Android. It’s called Retry, and you’ll be doing a lot of that while you play it.

It’s no Angry Birds, that’s for sure. Like Flappy Bird before it, Retry is easy to learn but frustrating to play and master. It’s hard but addictive. It’s not a full-on Flappy Bird clone, however, coming with some interesting twists of its own. Read more »

‘Angry Birds Transformers’ for iOS and Android game review

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Angry Birds Transformers is the latest and tenth installment in the Angry Bird series of games. Made in collaboration with Hasbro, Angry Birds Transformers is based on the Transformers series, the original animated one, not the terrible movies made by Michael Bay.

After a soft launch the game is now available worldwide on iOS right now and will be available on Android at the end of the month. Anyway, let’s get on with the review. Read more »

Halo: Spartan Strike goes official for Windows and Steam

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Microsoft and 343 Industries announced Halo Spartan Strike. The twin-stick shooter game will be available on Windows/Windows Phone devices and Steam on December 12 for $5.99.

The events in the successor of Halo: Spartan Assault take place during Halo 2. Read more »

Xbox One sales outpace the PlayStation 4 in September according to analysts

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Up until now, Sony has always managed to sell more PlayStation 4 gaming consoles than Microsoft does with the Xbox One. However, this has changed in September according to Wedbush Securities Analyst Michael Pachter. As per his data, about 325,000 units have been sold compared to 250,000 PlayStation 4 consoles.

This is only the second month since last November that Microsoft succeeds to outpace Sony. The reason for Microsoft’s success lies in offering gamers nice deals. Patcher notes that from September 7 through 13, the company offered a free game with the purchase of a new Xbox. Read more »

Anki Drive is now available for select Android devices

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The AI-powered Anki Drive racing game is now available for a number of Android devices. The dedicated app for controlling the toy racecars is now available to download in the Google Play Store.

Anki Drive requires Bluetooth LE connection to control the cars. Read more »