The year is 1889 and a unknown start up makes it’s debut. On September 29th 1889 in Kyoto, Japan the most recognizable name in Gaming, Nintendo was born. As a start up company selling trading cards Nintendo had a long future ahead of themselves. Fast forward almost 100 years to 1983. Nintendo enters the home video game market with it’s Nintendo Entertainment System in Japan known as the Famicom. Some of our most beloved video game characters are created in Mario, Link, Samus, and Donkey Kong. The year 1990 rolls around and the Super Nintendo Entertainment system is born. The 16 bit era has arrived and along with it our favorite characters return along with new additions. Continue reading →
With customization being the new big thing and everyone wanting something truly unique, how can you be the orange among apples? This is a battle that’s been waged for some time now we see it with: clothes, cars, and cell phones. Typically a Cell phone comes in one of a few color options, notably black and white. How can you make that your own? The most obvious way is simple, a case. while cases are awesome at what they do, they often bring unwanted heft and bulkiness to the phone. No case offers pure customization either. You might be wondering, what can offer that kind of customization and free range to personalize a device to make it truly yours. Insert the Moto X and Motomaker from Motorola. A device that is so customization you’ll only want a clear case, so you can show off your handy work. Continue reading →
You may know that recently there were a couple huge platform launches. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One were released within a week of one another. While i Opted out of the November 15th Launch of the PlayStation 4 i was overjoyed and welcomed for my early morning pickup of the Xbox One. As the week grew on slowly changing days from the 18th,19th 20th and on i became extremely excited; after all this was my first ever console launch as well as the first i had paid for myself. Having Preordered the console i was all set to go for the Friday party. Monday the 18th i got a call from my local Gamestop letting me know My Xbox One Controller was in stock and i could pick it up. Overly excited i drove down right away and picked up my fresh new controller. Opening it up and holding it for the first time was incredible, Microsoft had managed to craft a better controller than the already, darn near perfect 360 controller. The D pad was redesigned, the triggers had rumble in them, the thumb sticks smaller and fitted with non slip grips. Everything was better about this controller. Continue reading →
IT’s that time again, out with the old in with the new. As of Friday November 22nd With the release of the Xbox One, The Next Generation will have arrived in full. As Sony and Microsoft have both put their new products to market the PS3 and Xbox 360 will be set on the back burner. As this day has come we’ve seen a great deal of new Game IP’s and some of our favorites continue on. Today’s list will be the top 10 games of the last generation. This is purely a list based off of My overall enjoyment, and how i feel about the game so let’s go ahead and kick this off. Continue reading →
The Nexus 5 is on everyones radar as the new handset to have. Recent rumors are flying around about the device along with it’s new flavor of android. Even making a guest appearance in the Google Play Store what has everyone up and talking about the elephant in the room?
With What many consider being the official next Generation of video gaming systems launching in under one month, where does Nintendo stand? With their release of the Wii U last November Nintendo had kicked off the next generation of console wars. As the Wii U was announced it looked so promising and just awesome. The controller for all intents and purposes was a tablet. Second screen gaming was born forcing Microsoft into the fold with Xbox Smartglass. As Nintendo has continuously innovated the way we play games, why is this console not selling the way it was projected to? Everything from Games, hardware, software, product cannibalization, and lack of development support are factors. Is the Wii U a sinking ship? Continue reading →
The tech industry is one to take rumors with a grain of salt. A great majority of “rumors” are just that rumors, but sometimes things are purported by known A+ sources and leaked all across the board. That is the case with the most recent leak in the form of Samsung supposedly releasing the Next Galaxy S phone in early 2014. Sources are claiming the new handset is being rushed to the foreground on the stagnant sales of the Galaxy S4. With Samsung on Pace to hit the 80 Million mark it started with, it is interesting why they’re claiming it is not the amount it wants. Internal employees and leaked memos state Samsung as being far into development on it’s flagship. The Galaxy S5 could start to see promo teasers as early as January with a possible reveal around the time of Mobile World Congress. Typically this convention is where the big players not named Apple show off their new phones. However Samsung has it’s own track record of not showing of it’s famed Galaxy S line of phones at this event. Along with the rumors of an early release are those of the phones build and components. Apparently the design team at Samsung has listened and will be giving people what they want in an excellent build quality. Made of aluminum and with high tempered Gorilla Glass 2 sporting it’s 1080P display using a new RGB matrix for more realistic color reproduction and outdoor performance. With their all out approach Samsung is going full throttle with the inclusion of Pentaband radio, World LTE, and LTE Advanced. Currently AT&T is the only known US carrier aiming to transition to LTE Advanced. Included will be Android’s first venture into the 64 bit operating system market. The chip in production from Samsung is based on ARM cortex A-50 designs. More power and less battery kill are a result of the new tech. Last but not least a finger print reader will make it’s return to Google’s platform after the Motorola Atrix from 2011 was the first to pull it off in a smartphone. This is all rumor though and should be taken with a grain of salt. Until then stay tuned for more information on the Samsung Galaxy S5 and all things smartphone.
October 15th is the date that has shown up in leaked documents about the new Nexus flagship from Google. Rumored to be in the new handset is the Snapdragon 800 monster CPU, 2 Gigs of ram, a 5 inch 1080P screen, 2300 MAH battery and Android 4.4 KitKat running the show. Being a nexus device the phone is rumored to hit retail at the almost absurdly low cost of $299.99 for the 16 GB models. Having Gone through the FCC wearing many different LTE and HSPA data radios this is looking likely that this will be the phone to have if you’re on AT&T or T-Mobile. IF October is too long to wait, i don’t blame you here is a video showing off the phone in it’s prototype stage. on October 15th we’ll know if the rumors are true.
Rumor has it that apple will be unveiling it’s newest tablet in the form of the iPad 5 and iPad mini 2. The iPad and iPad Mini are due for freshening up as their year old counterparts have seen a decline in sales. As expected rumor has the new iPad mini running the same silicon found inside of the iPad 4. That chip is better known as the A6X. Also slated is the inclusion of a retina display on the 7.9 inch tablet. Expecting to be introduced in 16, 32 and 64 gigabyte variations the new pad should have all of the storage options you’ll need. Not to be forgotten is the old man iPad. This seasoned vet is supposed to be brought back to life with a refreshed look and feel. Since the iPad’s birth in 2010 the design has remained relatively the same as the overall thickness has gone down along with the weight. The iPad mini was the first to buck the trend. Introducing a new narrower bezzel and also the inclusion of a more uniform chassis, this makeover is soon going to find it’s way to the mini’s big brother. Rumor has the iPad 5 maintaining it’s 9.7 inch screen but narrowing the bezel on the two narrow sides again similar to the mini. Both tablets have been shown in leaked documents and photo’s sporting what looks like the Apple Touch ID fingerprint reader that was introduced with last months iPhone 5S. The technology uses your own finger print to disable the lock screen so no more passwords are needed. Either way we’re looking forward to the announcements to come. Stay tuned for more information