This is the Halo 4 E3 2012 gameplay video. Prepare to be amazed.
It’s a breaking news development: the Samsung Galaxy S III will retain its massive 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD display on Verizon Wireless, U.S. Cellular, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint, all starting this month in terms of availability. As for software, S-Beam, S-Voice, Smart Stay and Android 4.0 (with TouchWiz) will be onboard, powered by Qualcomm’s 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4, and a 2GB of RAM across the board of carrier variants. Complete with Gorilla Glass 2.0 guarding the screen against your inevitable drops of the SGS III.
In a unusual response to Instapaper creator Marco Arment’s desire not to build an Android version of Instapaper because it’d take away his time from the iOS version, the guys at Tumblr were contracted with building the Android port for him. Priced just a hair below $3, Instapaper for Android sacrifices a few UI elements and features seen on the iOS version, but still gets the job done on any Android 2.2 and above device. Check it out on Google Play, at the source link. Via: Google Play
With all of the news from this week seeming only like practice for the upcoming couple of weeks (featuring E3 and the Apple WWDC Keynote), it only could mean one thing: preppy news. Oh, and I won’t use that term again; it’s too cliché. Also, I attended AT&T’s Daybreak webisode press event, chatting it up with techies and playing around with gadgets — it was fun.
Since last year’s E3, Nintendo has had the time to test and refine the Wii U Gamepad. Now, the gamepad has been finalized, with an NFC reader and writer, motion and gyroscope sensors, and will serve as a fully-independent infrared TV remote. Interestingly, the design is also wider than before, which was already quite wide.
As for the thumbsliders: now replaced by analog thumbsticks. It will be available in white and black. Also, a hardcore controller called the Wii U Pro Controller will resemble both the Xbox 360 and PS3 controllers, for a more traditional design and feel. Via: Nintendo
This is a problem. The F-22 Raptor, the top gun of the United States Air Force (yawn, F-35), seen on the right, probably has been leaked and reverse-engineered to hell and back by the Chinese, because their J-20 fighter jet’s cockpit looks almost identical. Via: Giz
Whoa. Here’s what is going on: a version of Assassin’s Creed for the PS Vita, debuting this fall, as according to NeoGAF. The story? It will release alongside Assassin’s Creed III this fall, will take place in New Orleans (yes!) during the same time period as Assassin’s Creed III, will have a multiplayer, and won’t feature Desmond. Aveline, our new female assassin, will meet Connor from Assassin’s Creed III, and her mentor will be an escaped slave who is the leader of the New Orleans assassin’s guild, which combined with the location and time period could mean that “Liberation” would refer to the liberation of American slaves in that period.
It also is cited that the back-touch screen of the Vita will let you pick pockets, and all of New Orleans will be open to explore, without any loading screens. It will also take players into the Gulf of Mexico, and alligators are in it, too.
Ubisoft should lift the wraps off of AC III: Liberation at E3 next week.
In a rather promising, if not exciting piece of news from Google’s Android developers, Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) constitutes about 7.1 percent of the entire Android user platform, with Gingerbread (Android 2.3) remaining as the largest share. Check out Google’s post for the whole pie, deconstructed into a listed format. Via: Android Developers