Portal 2, Mass Effect 3, And Forza 4 Trailers Released. You Know, So You Can Watch Them!

It’s another slow weekend, which I never like to admit. Yesterday’s Forza Motorsport 4, Mass Effect 3, and Portal 2 trailers were release for the Spike TV Video Game Awards. What’s especially interesting here is Mass Effect 3 (which I won’t spoil for you until you watch the trailer), Forza 4 (they don’t really show any gameplay), and Portal 2 from Valve (this trailer sucks because — well — it just does). Enjoy them all after clicking the “more” link!

Weta Workshop Finishes A Real-Life Team Fortress 2 Level 1 Sentry Gun

Turns out while playing a game of Team Fortress 2 as the Engineer class at the headquarters, we stumbled upon this bit of news via the Steam built-in browser. Weta Workshop has done something awesome and simple: making a real-life level 1 Team Fortress 2 Engineer’s sentry gun. And it works, except it doesn’t fire live rounds, but does have a motion sensor to track you and shake your bits, at least. The sentry gun will be in Valve’s awesome headquarters in Bellevue, Washington. Check out the video for awesomeness’ sake.

Via: TF2 Official Blog

Google Docs now works as full desktop version on the iPad

Not too long ago Android 2.2 users and iOS 3.0+ got access to an official mobile editor for Google Docs. Now the desktop version is completely usable and supported for the iPad (only the iPad, it seems). Google does mention that mobile browsers still aren’t as powerful as desktop variants — say Chrome — so if there’s lag, you may want to switch to the new mobile editor. It’s good news for a slow weekend, supposedly. Via: Google Docs Blog

New Android Market Policies And UI May Spark — Disagreement.

I’m all for Android advancement. There needs to be competition other than the iPhone 4 (which is a device more polished than most) and it’s a perfect time for Android to start making crucial changes (not now, Windows Phone 7!). Google just announced the new Android Market that will be rolling out to devices using Android 1.6 and up over the next few weeks. If you look at the picture above, it’s great. More polished, more green, a new 50MB maximum size for apps (meaning better games), and better featuring of relevant apps.

But returns for apps that you’ve purchased and do not like has been decreased — from 24 hours to 15 minutes. That’s fudge if you ask me. It definetely won’t ring any bells with the fanbase and regular customers, but it’s the way it’s going to be. In the meantime, remember whenever you purchase an Android app, make sure you really, really like it before you spend 15 minutes with it.

Insane. Via: Android Developers Blog

Motorola MOTOPAD Seen Again, This Time With Mr. BlurryCam?

When Andy Rubin dropped the bomb on Android 3.0 Honeycomb with a Motorola MOTOPAD prototype, some lucky dude on the other side of the planet (read: Taiwan) had a glimpse at the MOTOPAD in action — and took this blurry shot for the Internet to see. Specs mentioned were an Nvidia Tegra 2 T20 dual-core chip, gyroscope, 5 megapixel main camera, 2 megapixel front-facing, 7-inch and 10-inch versions with 1280×800 resolution (the one seen above), UMTS/CDMA/LTE connectivity, and lastly 32GB embedded MMC and the Android-lovers microSD slot.

Now we’ll have to see and wait to figure out that this guy wasn’t drinking any Four Loko (can you get Four Loko in Taiwan?), and that he has some legit data. Via: Eng, Mobile01

Microsoft Takes The Crown Again, Sells The Most Consoles For The Month

So, there’s this little company in Redmond called Microsoft. They make the Xbox 360 and Microsoft Kinect. Cut to the terrible post introduction, they’ve sold 1.37 million Xbox 360 units, a 68% rise in sales from the year beforehand. Kinect was a major player in providing that number as well, trumping the Nintendo Wii’s 1.2 million units (Sony hasn’t released any numbers, weird). Via: TNW

iPad 2 Will Contain Front, Back-Facing Cameras As “Confirmed” By Report

With the end of the year (and Christmas) nigh, it’s time for a new iPad 2 report — courtesy of Reuters. Citing many sources, Reuters has come to believe that the upcoming iPad 2 will contain both front-facing and back-facing cameras that work with FaceTime, a higher resolution display to stay in play with the iPhone 4 Retina display, and lastly a manufactururing date of early next year, for a release between March and April.

It’s pretty much what everyone expects from Apple; renewing the feature-set of a product every year when it was supposed to have said features in the first year, along with any other surprises that Steve Jobs wants to throw under. Time to start saving for the pre-orders I suppose. Via: Reuters

Google Makes GMail For Android Awesome Again

‘Tis the season for GMail on Android to become awesome once more. The new Gmail app version 2.3.2 adds better support of Priority Inbox, multiple send, tweaked interface for more buttons that were non-existent or only available in the menus, sent notifications of labeled “important” messages, reply, reply-all, and forward buttons when viewing email, and tons of extra awesome features.

Now the catch: it’s only for Android 2.2 and above, so if you’re one of those Galaxy S users *laughs, yet is sad* then you still have to wait on your carrier to push FroYo to you. Otherwise, scan the QR code to the right, or search ‘Gmail’ in the Android Market. Via: Google Mobile Blog