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The Walking Dead ’400 Days’ DLC due this week

July 1st, 2013 No comments
The Walking Dead 400 Days counts down to launch this week

A new episode in Telltale’s The Walking Dead series, dubbed “400 Days,” will be available on Live Arcade, PSN, , and this week for $5. IGN says to expect it on PSN in North America this Tuesday, on Steam and the Telltale store on Wednesday, iOS on Thursday and in the Xbox Live Marketplace worldwide on Friday.

400 Days contains five different story threads, connected in some way through a crucial truck stop. Decisions from the Walking Dead’s first season will carry over into the , Telltale has confirmed.

JoystiqThe Walking Dead ’400 Days’ DLC due this week originally appeared on Joystiq on Mon, 01 Jul 2013 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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The Walking Dead ’400 Days’ DLC due this week

July 1st, 2013 No comments
The Walking Dead 400 Days counts down to launch this week

A new episode in Telltale’s The Walking Dead series, dubbed “400 Days,” will be available on Live Arcade, PSN, , and this week for $5. IGN says to expect it on PSN in North America this Tuesday, on Steam and the Telltale store on Wednesday, iOS on Thursday and in the Xbox Live Marketplace worldwide on Friday.

400 Days contains five different story threads, connected in some way through a crucial truck stop. Decisions from the Walking Dead’s first season will carry over into the , Telltale has confirmed.

JoystiqThe Walking Dead ’400 Days’ DLC due this week originally appeared on Joystiq on Mon, 01 Jul 2013 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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The Walking Dead ’400 Days’ DLC due this week

July 1st, 2013 No comments
The Walking Dead 400 Days counts down to launch this week

A new episode in Telltale’s The Walking Dead series, dubbed “400 Days,” will be available on Live Arcade, PSN, , and this week for $5. IGN says to expect it on PSN in North America this Tuesday, on Steam and the Telltale store on Wednesday, iOS on Thursday and in the Xbox Live Marketplace worldwide on Friday.

400 Days contains five different story threads, connected in some way through a crucial truck stop. Decisions from the Walking Dead’s first season will carry over into the , Telltale has confirmed.

JoystiqThe Walking Dead ’400 Days’ DLC due this week originally appeared on Joystiq on Mon, 01 Jul 2013 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Leaked photo shows new cheaper iPhone 5S shell in ‘radioactive vomit green’ (rumor)

June 29th, 2013 No comments
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The photo above appears to be the shell of Apple’s next generation iPhone in a rather ugly shade of green, according to French gadget blog Nowhereelse.

Rumors have circulated over the last year that Apple is trying to make a cheaper version of its iPhone — nicknamed iPhone 5S or iPhone Mini –  that could potentially eliminate the need for carrier subsidies and allow the company more leeway during the manufacturing process. A handful of analysts have backed up these claims as well, but obviously Apple itself has admitted nothing.

As VentureBeat previously reported, the cheaper version of the iPhone will likely phase out a case made of glass and metal components in favor of a hard, durable plastic. There’s also some speculation that this cheaper model will come in a variety of colors, much like Apple has done in the past with its line of iPods. The green-ish shell in the photo (or as commenters on MacRumors called it, “radioactive vomit green”) is one of a handful that we could see — with each color being similar to the line of iPhone 4 bumpers the company has previously released.

As far as next-gen iPhone rumors go, this one doesn’t have much credibility. However, someone mentioned that the colorful new iPhone shade might go along with the palate of colors in Apple’s recently revealed iOS 7 redesign, which is extremely drastic compared to all the past versions of the mobile OS. Using a Easter-color iPhone with a drastically altered user interface design is a lot of change and might be risky if Apple wants to keep its long-time customers happy. But then again, Apple’s always preferred that risk over letting its products get bland.

Regardless of whether or not this particular rumor is accurate, I will not be purchasing an Apple product in any shade of vomit.

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Leaked photo shows new cheaper iPhone 5S shell in ‘radioactive vomit green’ (rumor)

June 29th, 2013 No comments
MobileBeat 2013
July 9-10, 2013
San Francisco, CA
Tickets On Sale Now

The photo shown above appears to be the shell of Apple’s next generation iPhone in a rather ugly shade of green, according to French gadget blog Nowhereelse.

Rumors have circulated over the last year that Apple is trying to make a cheaper version of its iPhone — nicknamed iPhone 5S or iPhone mini –  that could potentially eliminate the need to carrier subsidies and allow the company to more leeway during the manufacturing process. A handful of analysts have backed up these claims as well, but obviously Apple itself has admitted nothing.

As VentureBeat previously reported, the cheaper version of the iPhone will likely phase out a case made of glass and metal components in favor of a hard, durable plastic. There’s also some speculation that this cheaper model will come in a variety of colors, much like Apple has done in the past with its line of iPods. The green-ish shell in the photo (or as commenters on MacRumors called it, “radioactive vomit green”) is one of a handful that we could see — with each color being similar to the line of iPhone 4 bumpers the company has previously released.

In terms of next-gen iPhone rumors go, this one doesn’t have much credibility. However, someone mentioned that the new shade of colorful iPhone might go along with the palate of colors in Apple’s recently revealed iOS 7 redesign, which is extremely drastic compared to all the past versions of the mobile OS. The idea of using a Easter-color iPhone with a drastically altered user interface design is a lot of change, and one that might be risky when trying to keep its long-term customers happy. But then again, Apple getting into the business of keeping people happy seems boring and a sure-fire way to make its products bland over time.

Regardless of if the photo above is accurate, I will not be purchasing an Apple product in any shade of vomit.

Via MacRumors


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Samurai Showdown 2 slices into iOS, Android

June 29th, 2013 No comments
Samurai Showdown 2 slices into iOS, Android
The classic Neo Geo fighting game, Samurai Shodown 2, is now on the iOS App Store and Google Play. The port features customizable controls in the form of virtual touchscreen buttons, which can be placed outside of the game's visual area in "window mode."

All 15 characters are included, and multiplayer matches can be played over Bluetooth.

Slicing things up with Haohmaru, Jubei and the rest of the gang costs a relatively premium price of $8.99.

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JoystiqSamurai Showdown 2 slices into iOS, Android originally appeared on Joystiq on Sat, 29 Jun 2013 02:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Layton Brothers out on iOS today

June 27th, 2013 No comments
Layton Brothers out on iOS today

Professor Layton series developer Level-5 has launched Layton Brothers Mystery Room, a crime-solving "interactive mystery novella" for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

Layton Brothers stars Inspector Alfendi Layton and his assistant Detective Constable Lucy Baker, who must work together to solve a series of grisly murders. Players will need to carefully examine crime scenes for clues in order to sniff out suspects and establish motives.

Layton Brothers also seems to share the same quirky charm that defined the Professor Layton series; as part of the game's first case, you'll need to disassemble a deadly sandwich. Was the lettuce laced with poison? Or does the pickle have something to hide? Don't forget to interrogate the bread, if that's an option.

The core Layton Brothers app is a free download that includes two cases to solve. Seven additional cases are available as in-app purchases.

JoystiqLayton Brothers out on iOS today originally appeared on Joystiq on Thu, 27 Jun 2013 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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iOS 7 includes new head gestures to control your iPhone

June 26th, 2013 No comments
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July 9-10, 2013
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Apple’s iOS 7 beta includes new head gestures that enable users to control their iPhones by moving their heads left or right.

The gestures are buried in Apple’s accessibility settings, and are currently only intended, it appears, for use by people who cannot access iPhone’s on-screen controls. Activating “Switch Control” allows a user to attach a left or right head movement to to highlight an on-screen option and select it.

More interestingly, however, this means that Apple has created camera-based gesture-sensing technology which could eventually find its way into apps and the operating system at large.

iOS 7 is beta technology, of course, and so is the head-sensing gesture interface. In my testing, my iPhone very easily lost view of my face if I was too close (less than a foot away) or two far (a couple of feet away). The technology is limited by iPhone 5′s front-facing camera, which is only 1.2 megapixels (compared to the back camera’s eight).

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It’s not entirely clear how Apple might incorporate gestures into iOS, and very possible that they will remain simply for the purposes of accessibility. However, the fact that Apple is building this technology raises interesting questions about their use in future Apple TV products, an iWatch smartwatch, or other computing devices.

Especially the new Mac Pro, Apple monitors, or laptops.

Currently, the leader in gesture control is Leap Motion, which has 200 times the sensitivity of a Xbox 360 Kinnect, and will be embedded into select HP laptops right out of the box. Leap Motion has focused on Windows-based computers to date, but the company is looking farther afield.

“We’re looking to embed our tech into watches, and smartphones, and glasses, and everything,” COO Andy Miller told me a month ago.

Maybe Apple is too.

Hat tip: 9to5Mac


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Havok releases ‘Project Anarchy,’ a free mobile development toolkit

June 26th, 2013 No comments
Havok releases 'Project Anarchy,' a free mobile development toolkit
Middleware company Havok, which you might remember from the splash screens of many hundreds of video games, has released a free development suite for budding mobile developers. Dubbed "Project Anarchy," the toolkit includes Havok's Vision Engine, Animation Studio, Physics and AI tools, as well as licenses to freely publish on Android, iOS and Tizen, with a provisional license to develop for (but not publish on) Windows.

Licenses for development on other platforms, as well as fancier tools and support directly from Havok, are available for those who upgrade to Project Anarchy Pro, which has an expandable feature set. For the rest of us, Project Anarchy includes tutorials and sample projects to learn the ropes, in addition to low-level C++ access and Lua scripting/debugging for those already familiar.

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JoystiqHavok releases 'Project Anarchy,' a free mobile development toolkit originally appeared on Joystiq on Wed, 26 Jun 2013 03:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Age of Empires marching onto iOS, Android

June 25th, 2013 No comments
Age of Empires marching onto iOS, Android
Social game developer Klab is working on a "mobile version of Microsoft Studio's Age of Empires franchise" for iOS and Android. The news follows a Nikkei report that claimed Microsoft agreed to a deal with Klab for various mobile versions of the former's games, including what Nikkei specified as a free-to-play version of strategy series Age of Empires.

However, in a statement issued to Polygon, Microsoft only confirmed the iOS and Android version of Age of Empires. The statement also noted certain reports "included incorrect information about additional Xbox Live-based games on iOS and Android," before adding that "there are no further announcements beyond Age of Empires at this time."

While that leaves the door ajar, at the moment Age of Empires is the one confirmed to be headed for mobiles. Microsoft's statement added the game will be initially made in English for iOS and Android, but there are plans for other languages, as well as a Windows Phone version, down the line.

JoystiqAge of Empires marching onto iOS, Android originally appeared on Joystiq on Tue, 25 Jun 2013 08:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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