Nintendo Announces Their Next-Gen Console: Wii U!

It’s an amazing game console. Fully capable of playing the latest Nintendo titles in full 1080p HD, the Wii U uses a controller with a 6.2-inch screen, two analog sticks, front-facing camera, full set of custom controllers for Wii U, and a full gamepad. The controller allows you to play Wii U on your TV, but can also be played on the Wii U controller. Some games can even use the controller”s screen to add more interactive elements to the game/overall, it’s perhaps the most amazing game console of the decade, right along the original innovation that the original Wii created when it was announced. The Wii U is planned to be releaed next year in 2012.
Publishers also are very keen on developing for Wii U, as the DIRT franchise, Electronic Arts (including EA Sports and Battlefield), Super Smash Bros., Assassin’s Creed, Tom Clancy’s: Ghost Recon, Tekken, and more will all come to Wii U in 2012. Press release after the invisible line.

iOS 5 Has Been Jailbroken — Wait, What?!

It has only hit “Beta 1″ of its short life, but iOS 5 has been jailbroken by none other than the almighty Dev Team’s “MuscleNerd” on an iPod Touch. At the moment, the jailbreak is of the tethered variety, meaning that it must be connected to a computer to initialize the jailbreak, but that also means this version will never be released to the public. A full jailbreak is currently being worked on so it will launch in time for iOS 5’s release in the fall. Via: Twitter

PlayStation Vita Made Official, AT&T Will Carry The 3G Model

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It’s the Next-Generation Portable (NGP) with a final name, specs, and price as according to Sony’s E3 2011 keynote. The PlayStation Vita costs $249 for a WiFi model, while AT&T has the exclusive 3G model in the United States, which costs $300, which is rather well-priced, which also means the PlayStation Vita has access to over 20,000 WiFi hotspots hosted by AT&T across the country. Final specs include front and rear cams, Wi-Fi with optional 3G, the amazing 5-inch AMOLED display, GPS, six-axis motion sensors, three-axis electronic compass and touchpads on both sides, which can control games and perform rather amazing things. The launch for the PS Vita is this holiday season.

iTunes In The Cloud Also Has iTunes Match

Hey, more news from WWDC 2011, if you can take it! Something that was very much expected was iTunes in the cloud. You can sync your songs to the cloud and have them mirrored to your all your iOS devices (up to 10) at 256kbps quality. Previous songs that you did not purchase from iTunes can be accessed for $25 a year via iTunes Match, which will have the DRM overlords happy. The special thing about iTunes Match i that it matches your songs with the ones seen in the iTunes music store, which means nothing is uploaded, just copied in a few minutes. It’s a smart move, even though it’s DRM-focused.

Via: Apple

iCloud Also Announced At WWDC: Kills And Conquers MobileMe

If today’s tech news cycle could get any better, than it would be about the next iPhone. iCloud is a universal hub for iOS devices to sync apps, documents, mail, and more across all iOS devices in Macs. You can store just about everything on Windows PCs, iOS devices, and Macs. It’s the fully-integrated system that desperately wants to kill the traditional file system, and has a good chance at it. Your email, calendars, apps ad contacts can also be resubmitted to any new iOS device you have just with a few clicks to keep everything tightly packed and watched. While all forms of documents are stored on the iCloud, photos, due to them consuming large amounts of space, are stored on the iCloud for only 30 days for devices to access the while they permanently stay on your Mac or PC. Oh and it’s completely free.  By default, there’s 5GB of storage for mail — apps, books, and Photo Stream (which allows you to take a picture on your iPhone and have it instantly show up on an iPad) don’t count. Via: Apple