Archive for January, 2013

Wii U price cut isn’t happening, Nintendo says

Wii U price cut isn’t happening, Nintendo says

Yesterday, we heard that Nintendo was revising its Wii U sales forecast, bringing the number of consoles it plans to sell in the year ending in March 2013 down to four million. Previously, Nintendo has expected to sell 5.5 million consoles, so this is suggesting to some that Nintendo is struggling on the Wii U sales front. Sorry to say, but if you were hoping for Nintendo to cut the price on the Wii U in a effort to boost sales, you're not going to get your wish.

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Mega search engine listings appear as files get the axe

Mega search engine listings appear as files get the axe

Kim Dotcom's Mega is off to a high-profile start, but today we're hearing of seemingly inevitable copyright woes for the site. Mega has only been officially up and running for 11 days, but according to ComputerWorld, the website has already received 150 copyright warnings for 250 files. Since Mega lacks a search function and requires users to share links in order to share content (which is encrypted when uploaded), how are these copyright holders finding their content on Mega?

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Apple discontinuing Mac Pro in Europe starting March 1

Apple discontinuing Mac Pro in Europe starting March 1

Due to changes made to regulatory standards, Apple will be discontinuing the Mac Pro in Europe starting March 1. MacRumors received a copy of a note sent out to European distributors regarding the discontinuation of Apple's tower computers, saying that the Mac Pros "are not compliant with Amendment 1 of regulation IEC 60950-1, Second Edition which becomes effective on this date."

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Splashtop aims for Project SHEILD functionality with streaming PC gaming

Splashtop aims for Project SHEILD functionality with streaming PC gaming

This week the folks at Splashtop have announced the Configurable Shortcuts and Gamepad app for both iPads and high-powered Android tablets, this bringing a whole new chapter to PC gaming streaming in the mobile universe. Splashtop has been working as a remote desktop app for several years now, allowing both iOS and Android mobile devices view and work with desktop machines running Windows and Apple's Mac OS X. Gamepad functionality takes on what the recently announced NVIDIA Project SHIELD hardware aims to do with virtualized streaming PC game playing on a mobile device and, instead of working with one piece of hardware, spreads it to a collection of tablets.

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BlackBerry 10 gets major gaming boost from Gameloft library

BlackBerry 10 gets major gaming boost from Gameloft library

This week with the introduction to the world of BlackBerry 10 comes a collection of apps that'll be setting the BlackBerry world on fire, Gameloft style. With a set of 11 games that are here being optimized for BlackBerry 10 gameplay, the developer team at Gameloft gives the BlackBerry 10 OS a fighting chance at not just looking like a system worth using, but acting like it too. This list begins with UNO - the card game everyone really should know how to play.

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Temple Run 2 beats “fastest growing mobile game” record by 22 days

Temple Run 2 beats “fastest growing mobile game” record by 22 days

Today the developers at Imangi Studios have announced that they've reached the 50 million app download mark for mobile devices, reaching this point a full 22 days earlier than the previous record holder. That previous record holder was Angry Birds Space, having crowned itself the fastest growing mobile game in April of 2012 by reaching 50 million downloads in 35 days. This of course means that Imangi Studios will be picking up the tab tonight when we all go out to celebrate their victory.

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Samsung Mobile Super Bowl tease “El Plato Supremo”

Samsung Mobile Super Bowl tease “El Plato Supremo”

It's time for Samsung to start with the teasers for the commercials for the Super Bowl this week with none other than "The Next Big Thing" campaign continuing on into 2013. This first teaser commercial for the final commercial (strange as that may seem) goes by the name "El Plato Supremo" and stars legal consultant Saul Goodman as well as comedic actors Paul Rudd and Seth Rogan. This team of misfits speaks about what they can and cannot say in the actual final commercial, resulting in "The Big Plate" replacing the Super Bowl.

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