Dishonored (PC) Review: Welcome, Glorious Assassin Of Dunwall!

It’s been covered for months now, and was just released  — the first-person assassin game, Dishonored. Set in a steampunk world where an empire of swords and cloth uniforms has discovered whale oil, transforming it to an industrial superpower of guns, war ships, and advanced defense technology. On the flipside, assassins also have access to magical power granted by the Outsider, an unknown, yet powerful entity who alerts you of your possible actions while playing the game. And this all happens while the city is under a deadly rat plague.

Dishonored is the perfect recipe for mayhem, cloaked in revenge for being betrayed. And this all really hits the fan because the Empress is murdered, and her only heir is Emily, the daughter (that apparently it seems like you, Corvo the Lord Protector, conceived with her). Damn.

Bethesda was kind enough to hand us a Steam code for the review of the game, and my full impressions of the game can be read, after the break.

Nikon D5100 Review: It’s A Veteran, And A Fit One At That

While it may have been more then a year since it was released, the Nikon D5100 is one of the company’s best entry-level DSLRs. A 16.2 megapixel DX format sensor, kit 18-55mm lens, full 1080p HD video recording with autofocus at 24, 25 or 30fps, the famous 3-inch 920,000-dot articulating LCD display, continuous shooting at 4 frames-per-second, option for RAW shooting, and Nikon’s EXPEED 2 image processor. It’s been great to use for the past few weeks, with image quality that is superb, compared to even new DSLR camera systems from early to mid-2012. The review? Available after the jump!

ASUS Padfone 2 Appears On Video In Brevity For Seconds

The ASUS Padfone 2, which integrates into a laptop/tablet hybrid? It’s been leaked and talked about in the past few days, but in a video recently posted, the ASUS Padfone 2 has some of its specs nearly confirmed: a 4.7-inch HD (presumably 720p) screen and 13-megapixel camera. ASUS’ CEO, Jerry Chen, demoed the Padfone 2 in the video below, precisely at the 1:40.

As for the press announcement? It’s scheduled for next Wednesday.

Via: Bloomberg

Vizio Updates Its Computer Lineup For Windows 8

From the  24” and 27” All-in-One Touch PCs with 10-finger 1080p HD capacitive touchscreen displays with Windows 8, to the two Thin + Lights and notebooks – the VIZIO 14” and 15.6” Thin + Light and 15.6” Notebook, Vizio has prepared their computer line with solid Windows 8 upgrades with help straight from Microsoft.

Just as before, the machines look beautiful despite having a few caveats. Pricing for the Vizio computers start at $849 for the Thin + Light, All-in-One Touch PCs starting at $998, and the 15.6” notebook starts at $1,129. You can find Vizio’s PCs at Walmart,, Sam’s Club, and of course, the Microsoft Store.

Press release after the break.

LG Nexus Gets Outed In Some Very Clear “Leaks” In Belarus

Want to know more about the LG Nexus phone? Well, currently codenamed the LG E960 “Mako”, its supposed to have a dashing feature list, like a 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, 1280×768 4.7-inch display and 2GB of RAM, but with only 8GB of storage built-in. It’s currently running the just-released Android 4.1.2, but Android 4.2 features have yet to even be theorized. Check out the Belarusian (birthplace of the amazing Victoria Azarenka) site, where they have the leaked shots.


T-Mobile Adds The Ultra-Powerful Galaxy Note II To Their Fall Lineup

This is the Galaxy Note II — for T-Mobile. Still the same amazing hardware as before — a quad-core 1.6GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, 5.5-inch 1280×720 Super AMOLED HD screen, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean — but with one downside: T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network in lieu of AT&T’s 4G LTE service. Otherwise, a price and release date hasn’t been specified, other than that it will launch in the Fall.

Press release after the break.