Apple Updates Its Store And Adds The Cheapest iMac, Ever

downloadNot interested in buying an iMac for $1,299? Well, Apple has you covered: today a newer and cheaper model has been added to the family, for $1,099. A 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 Haswell processor (TurboBoost to 2.7GHz), 8GB of DDR3 RAM, a 500GB hard drive, with the Intel HD Graphics 5000 for visuals.

All in a super sleek, 21.5-inch package. Not bad at all, but keep in mind the rumor mill states that Retina iMacs will be introduced this year.

So, yeah.

Via: Apple Store

Facebook Slingshot: It’s The New, Strange Counter To Snapchat

slingshot-facebookMuch like Snapchat, Facebook’s Slingshot does not save the image that has been shared between recipients — it is deleted after a certain period of time. However, there’s a catch: in order to access the image, a user will have to “unlock” it, by sharing something back, called “slinging”. Then, voila.

Both parties can share and receive images or videos. Per usual, there are editing and image correction tools that can be used before the user sends the shot, with privacy settings available as well.

The only downfall of a service like this could be the additional engagement required to getting the actual message, something that Zuckerberg and Co. are not necessarily an experts in, however, that could be the exact driving force needed to make Slingshot work.

As for release: Facebook will release Slingshot on iOS and Android later today.

Amazon Prime Music: A Million Songs, All Free For Prime Subscribers

amazon-musicAmazon has released their very own streaming service, appropriately called Prime Music. Featuring only a million songs, the Prime Music service is designed as a sort of eclectic buffet for music listeners. To ease the transition, the old Cloud Player and MP3 Amazon apps will be folded up into the new Prime Music player.

To make its music catalog, Amazon has enlisted the support of indies with Warner and Sony (but not Universal). Those who subscribe to the yearly $100 Amazon Prime subscription will have access to Prime Music for free, on top of all the other perks that resonate with the membership.

Via: Amazon

Batman: Arkham Knight Trailer Shows Fantastic Gameplay, Plus Scarecrow And Batmobile

batman-arkham-knight-screen-01More greatness awaits the next-gen video game consoles, as Batman: Arkham Knight will drop in 2015 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4. Being that it was Sony’s E3 2014 press conference, it was their system-of-choice to present Arkham Knight on — and my goodness, is it beautiful, and oh-so-polished. Also: Scarecrow and the Batmobile. It just can’t get any better.

Oh, yes it can. Gameplay trailer after the break.

Naughty Dogs Announces Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End For PS4, Coming 2015

uncharted-4Now, no one expected this, but we’re all pleasantly surprised, aren’t we?

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is a reality, and comes to the PS4 in 2015 as what can only be described as a possible flagship title, bringing with it the same sort of allure and respect that Gran Turismo has on the Sony platform. Also, the game is in excellent hands: The Last of Us developers Neil Druckmann and Bruce Straley are in charge of the game.

The trailer from the Sony E3 2014 presentation is after the break.

Sony: The Last of Us Remastered Will Arrive On PS4, With GTA V Arriving On PC, PS4, And Microsoft’s Xbox One

the-last-of-us-vs-gta-vBoth trailers are available for your viewing pleasure after the break. But honestly, who would have thought remastered and upscaled games for next-gen consoles would be so exciting? Grand Theft Auto V and The Last of Us: Remastered will both make their debuts on the next-gen Sony console. The Last of Us comes sooner, on July 29th, while the GTA V port arrives sometimes in the fall. You have to give Sony props for their E3 presentation: it delivers on what the people want — for the most part.

Oh, and the next-gen development of Grand Theft Auto V also applies to Xbox One and PC, just so you know.

Assassin’s Creed: Unity Brings 4 Player Co-op And The French Revolution

ACU-media-SS-10-big_147459Right out the gate, Ubisoft has gone swinging. So far, one of the most impressive demos to come out of E3 has been the four-player co-op from Assassin’s Creed: Unity, which pits the Assassin Brotherhood as an integral part of the French Revolution, with Paris as your playground. The new game drops October 28th on PS4, Xbox One, and PC — meanwhile, you can enjoy the gameplay from the Microsoft presentation, after the break.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Brings All Games Of The Series To Xbox One

Halo 4 multiplayerBesides early access to the Halo 5: Guardians beta, in December of 2014 purchasing Halo: The Master Chief Collection yields an Xbox One gamer every single major Halo game ever released:Halo: Combat Evovled, Halo 2, Halo 3, and of course, Halo 4. All the titles are 1080p with dedicated servers and the ability to earn up to 4,000 Xbox gamer score — all on one disc. Halo 2 sits at the center of the pack, with the ability to play the original multiplayer on Xbox One.

When does it come out? November 11th, for $59.99 — and it’ll be worth every penny.