To the Batmobile! Oh how I miss that sentence. Batman was one of my favorite super heroes, and I wish I could afford his Batmobile. The Batmobile from Batman Forever was sold for $350k. John O'Quinn is the lucky winner of the auction at Kruse Inernational Auction. He’s a rich lawyer that made his big pile of greens from tobacco lawsuit settlement. O'Quinn bought more than just the Batmobile, he also snagged a 2005 Lamborghini Gallardo that was signed by a celebrity for a cool half million dollars, a 1938 Cadillac 90 that was used by the Vatican for $250k, and a 1941 Packard Super 8 Lebaron Limo that was used by Harry Truman and FDR for $289k.
Lawyer pays $350K for Batman Forever Batmobile [via autoblog]
There’s not shortage of unique one-off pieces of hardware, artwork, and toys at SDCC this week, and Microsoft isn’t about to be left out in the dust. They’ve brought on a whopping 21 new Xbox One consoles with designs that’ll only be released once. Not everyone will get one, but one of those who do might as well be you.
Before we get too extremely far into freakout mode with this reveal, let’s just be clear - you’re not going to see any gameplay. We are still in early Alpha mode with Unreal Tournament with Unreal Engine 4, and this will just be a glimpse of what one environment might look like. That said - it looks fantastic already.
So you say a crime-fighting hero wouldn’t actually wear the same outfit as a body-building champion from the 1950s? So you’re suggesting that Barbara Gordon, aka Batgirl, would probably opt for some real armor rather than skin-hugging material with little to no protection against the elements? Batgirl #35 has your back - and a new smartphone, too.
Samsung has always been at the forefront of envelope-pushing when it comes to slim tablets, and the Galaxy Tab S is no exception. Challenging Apple’s iPad line-up head on, and borrowing the Super AMOLED technology and fingerprint biometrics from the Galaxy S5, the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and Tab S 10.5 promise to finally give the Android tablet world what it’s arguably been missing: a little glamour. Read on for the full SlashGear review.
The war between Sony and Microsoft continues this year at E3 2014 with a battle of the games. While last year became a war with hardware, waves of games - not just apps - have come in with impressive presentations to spare. Faced with exclusive releases and the new Kinect-less Xbox One release this season, Sony’s PlayStation 4 came out DualShock’s blazing.
This morning at the start of the Xbox One presentation at E3 2015, Xbox head Phil Spencer suggested something crazy. "Today we are dedicating our entire briefing to games," said Spencer, suggesting that there’d be no chatter about TV programming, audio systems, or in-car entertainment. Nay, said he, it was time to reveal more games than you’d know what to do with.
There will be ups and there will be downs to this year’s E3, with games that look fantastic and release dates that will make you cry. Most of the AAA titles we’ll see appearing at E3 2014 will be set to release in the year 2015, while - by the looks of it - the whole lot will be well worth the wait. This show begins next week, while we’ll certainly see more action this whole weekend as well.
The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 accessory markets are in full swing, with groups like SlickWraps bringing their device-covering designs to the market in all shapes and sizes. Today what we’re having a peek at is a couple of "wraps" made for the Xbox One wireless controller and the PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 controller. In addition to the wrap, the SlickWraps also bring the heat to the DS4’s Light Bar, mustache style.