Crysis 3 Announced By EA, Launching Spring 2013

The first Crysis game had you fighting North Koreans, then it Crysis 2, Crytek had you fighting the American paramilitary corportation C.E.L.L, and now you’re going to still be in New York City in Crysis 3, however the entire city has been encased inside of Cell Corporation’s Nanodome, which turns NYC into an urban jungle, with seven distinct environments (known as the Seven Wonders). Apparently this setup is going to push the very boundaries of the Nanosuit and is to protect the city from the alien Ceph, however it’s simply the company’s conquest of world domination in the year of 2047. Oh, and the game runs on the fantastic and new CryENGINE 3.

Which is why you see our Nanosuit supersoldier (presumably Prophet) using a bow and arrow, yet with the Scarab automatic assault rifle on his back. Very, very cool indeed. There are also three different pre-order bonuses that can be had depending on which retailer players order Crysis 3 from. Personally, I can hardly wait.

Via: Crysis 

Samsung to unveil ‘next Galaxy’ smartphone on May 3rd in London

There’s not much to this: members of the press have been invited to a price even on May 3rd, in London, while outsiders will have access to a Facebook stream. In the invite, Samsung refers to what could possibly be called “the next Galaxy”, meaning that this indeed could be the next-generation Galaxy device that succeeds the Galaxy S II. Time to wait and see!

Via: Samsung Tomorrow

This Week On LaptopMemo: Up And Down Went The News

This week’s news was always centered around technology or gaming, but somehow it wasn’t hot enough to be called news per say. In this case, whenever there’s a rather slow week of news, I’ll usually refer to it as “nooz”. Moving on, here’s what happened this week: an Incredible 4G gets leaked, Crysis 3 teased, the new Chrome OS design, new Excite Ice Cream Sandwich tablets from Toshiba, Google+ was redesigned, I review the Crumpler Nhill Heist backpack, a new Nook with GlowLight, and the Lumia 900 sees a data connectivity fix. Also, an HTC One S press event in NYC (we’ll be attending!).

Indeed, that was an entirely thrilling week. Here’s the next one, that will actually contain some exciting things.

Assassin’s Creed 3 screenshots display deer hunting in the snow

Oh look, it’s Connor, everybody’s new favorite Assassin’s Creed III star assassin. Except he’s being a major jerk, hunting deer, not guards. At the same time, that white camo of his would be incredible to use in the land of snow against deer. This screenshot (and many others) was picked up by the All Games Beta, which is where you can see the rest of the shots, at the source link. Via: All Games Beta

Nokia Lumia 900 data fix available to users now

In the case of a certain new AT&T 4G LTE device — this being the Nokia Lumia 900 — there has been data connectivity issues. Rather, that sometimes the Lumia 900 will completely drop its data connection. Thankfully, a fix has been issued as of today via Zune (for Windows) and Windows Phone Connector (for Mac).After applying the update to your new Windows Phone smartphone, you should be able to consistently use data on either HSPA, LTE, or Wi-Fi networks. Also, according to Nokia, “as a gesture of goodwill, we are offering a $100 AT&T bill credit to everyone who has already purchased a Nokia Lumia 900 or who will purchase one before April 21st.” Sounds good.

Here’s Nokia’s statement on the update:

Earlier this week, Nokia communicated about a memory management issue with the recently launched Nokia Lumia 900 at AT&T that, in some cases, was leading to a loss of data connectivity.

When this news was issued on Tuesday, Nokia had identified that a software update would be available for consumer download on or around April 16th. Today, we’d like to share with you that the update is now available. Consumers now have the opportunity to update their AT&T version Nokia Lumia 900 software through Zune and Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac earlier than anticipated.

Consumers are still able to swap out their Lumia 900 for an updated Lumia 900 in an AT&T store if they’d prefer. And, of course, the $100 credit offer will remain in effect through Midnight PST on April 21st.

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As always, we look forward to your questions and feedback.

Via: Nokia

Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight Coming Early May For $139

This is the newest e-book reader from Barnes & Noble — the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight (official full name). The specs are the same as the previous generation’s — 6-inch E Ink Pearl touchscreen display, same internals, same size and same chassis — but is actually lighter, at 6.95 ounces vs. the older generation’s 7.48 ounces. GlowLight is simply a special patent pending technology that consists of scattering/spreading the screen’s LEDs up top with an anti-glare screen protector to uniformly spread light across the top of the Nook Simple Touch’s screen — basically meaning it can be clear, crisp, and bright in any light condition, including at night. It will launch in early May for $139, which is a very competitive price to other e-book readers, namely Amazon’s Kindle. It is available for pre-order now.

Full details at the source link. Via: B&N

Kinect Support Inbound To ‘Skyrim’ Later This Month, Says Bethesda

Whoa, nelly. There’s Kinect support for The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim coming later this month, says developer Bethesda. Features offered by the update will include speaking your Shouts (if you’ve memorized the dragonic languages in Skyrim), like the famous “Unrelenting Force” or “Fus Ro Dah” shout, ordering followers around, navigating menus, over 200 voice commands (including the shouts), and looking at the map. Check out the video above to brush up on your skills.

Also, don’t you remember seeing this in the Game Jam from Bethesda a while back?

Via: Bethesda Blog