SEGA Forever Games now on mobile FREE

Starting today you can play classic SEGA games on your mobile device under the SEGA Forever moniker. These game are FREE with Ad support but can also be purchased to remove ads and get additional features. The starting lineup includes Sonic, Altered Beast, Phantasy Star 2, Kid Chameleon, and Comix Zone with more titles coming soon. You can download these titles from forever.sega.com/games and check them out for yourself.

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The Walking Dead: The telltale Series- A New Frontier Season Finale Hits on May 30

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If you have been following along in this latest Season of The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series – A New Frontier, then you will be pleased to know that Episode 5, which is also the conclusion of this series, will be released on May 30, 2017. This latest episode “From The Gallows” will be available on Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC/Steam, iOS and Android based devices (Phones and Tablets) and to all those with the seasons pass.

Via- Press Release

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
Twitter: @DayneCody

Pokemon Go Is Available Now On Android

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Previously Pokemon Go was in closed beta, but that my friends is finally over. Pokemon Go has finally been released on the Google Play Store for Android users, and has been released on the App store in Australia and New Zealand (at least for right now) on iOS, no word yet on when they are releasing in other territories yet.

Pokemon Go is an AR (Augmented Reality) game that allows players to see and trap Pokemon by using the app and camera when they are out and walking around so that they can battle them later. If this sounds like something up your alley, then take a look at the video below and go download the app!


By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
Twitter @DayneCody

Albion Online Headed Into Final Beta

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Albion Online is a sandbox MMORPG in a similar vein to Ultima Online. They are creating a game similar to that, but with a new modern twist on the formula.

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Currently the game is in beta until mid July, then it will be offline while they add in the final changes, before heading into the final beta on August 1st.

Albion Online is a giant open sandbox and thanks to a system of “you are what you wear” you can truly transform yourself into anything you want, just by changing the clothes you are wearing. In this way you can be a farmer dealing with your crops, to a bad ass archer just by changing your clothes. Thus allowing any player to truly play however they want.

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They will be adding in three new, bigger biomes (area’s) for the final beta, as well as a reputation system. In the reputation system, if you are not nice, that could hold consequences such as guards hassling you or even arresting you depending on your reputation.

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When the Final Beta of Albion Online goes live, all accounts will be reset to zero, with all Founders getting the perks from their Founder’s Packs, as well as the gold bought through the website credited to their game account.

If you are interested in learning more, or signing up for the beta, you can head over to their website Albion Online

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
Twitter @DayneCody

Hearthstone Now Available on Mobile

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Hearthstone is now playable on iOS and Android phones! Featuring an all-new intuitive interface hand-crafted for the mobile experience, it’s easier than ever to take Hearthstone with you anywhere YOU want to play. Whether you’re cozying up for some “me time” or carousing at a Fireside Gathering with friends, relaxing at home or embarking on a grand adventure, the fun of Hearthstone is always at your fingertips.

Never played Hearthstone? No problem! Just download the app and run through a few lighthearted tutorial missions to get a handle on the basics of this quick and fun collectible card game. Before you know it, you’ll be slinging cards as your favorite hero in Play Mode against friends and other players alike. Soon, you’ll be on your way to earning card packs, in-game gold, and arcane dust as you command a colorful cast of characters into the fray.

Already playing Hearthstone? Your card collection and progress are shared across any device that you use to play the game. That means all the cards you’ve collected will be waiting for you whenever you enjoy Hearthstone on your mobile phone.

There’s more! Whether you’re a neophyte who has just completed the fun introductory missions or a seasoned veteran, if this will be your first time playing Hearthstone on your iOS or Android phone, then as an added bonus for going mobile you’ll earn a free Classic card pack just by playing a game of Hearthstone in Play, Arena, or Practice mode.

Download Hearthstone now from the iTunes App StoreGoogle Play, or the Amazon App Store to start building a deck of your own today

via Hearthstone® Now Available on Mobile – Hearthstone.

Blackrock Mountain Pre-Purchase Now Available!

The time for adventure draws nigh! Soon, Blackrock Mountain will open to all those brave enough to enter and do battle against the fiery foes within!

Pre-purchase Hearthstone’s second adventure Blackrock Mountain and gain immediate access to the Molten Core card back. This red-hot card back can only be obtained by pre-purchasing the Blackrock Mountain adventure with out-of-game currency, including real life money, iTunes® balance and Google Play™ balance.

Charge into the fray the second each wing of Blackrock Mountain becomes available! Pre-purchasing Blackrock Mountain ensures that you’ll have access to each of the wings just as soon as it becomes available in your region.

The Blackrock Mountain adventure costs $24.99 USD to pre-purchase, and can be found in Hearthstone’s in-game shop. Don’t forget to equip the blazing Molten Core card back once you’ve pre-purchased the adventure!

via Blackrock Mountain Pre-Purchase Now Available! – News – Hearthstone.

John Carmack, Creator of Doom, Officially Leaves id Software

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Today it was announced that Doom Creator and long time Uber Programmer, John Carmack has Officially left id Software. In an official statement, id’s studio director Tim Willits told IGN:

John Carmack, who has become interested in focusing on things other than game development at id, has resigned from the studio. John’s work on id Tech 5 and the technology for the current development work at id is complete, and his departure will not affect any current projects. We are fortunate to have a brilliant group of programmers at id who worked with John and will carry on id’s tradition of making great games with cutting-edge technology. As colleagues of John for many years, we wish him well

Carmack, who was actually one of the co-founders of id, had recently joined Oculus as the CTO, but had remained at id in some capacity. Now this appears to be the end of that, and we appear to be seeing Carmack going away from games and developing more tech in the Oculus.

We wish him the best at Oculus, and can’t wait to see the exciting things that will be coming from that relationship.

Via- IGN

By Dayne “Anjel”  Cody
@DayneCody

New Indie Publisher, Renegade Machine Starts Up

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So, our friend Tom Ohle from Evolve PR and Khaled Ibrahimi, Cinematic Producer of Killzone 3 and longtime developer, have started a new Indie Publishing Studio called Renegade Machine. They have created this new studio to help indies find success. Using Tom’s knowledge of media and PR and Khaled’s knowledge of development, they intend to be the publisher that can help indies in whatever manor they may need it. As Tom puts it,

Perhaps a better answer is that we want ultimately want to help developers wherever we’re needed. I’ve spent a long time in video game PR/marketing — 12 years and counting — so certainly we’re able to help devs on the promotional side. My cohort Khaled Ibrahimi has spent his career on the other side of the coin — development, that is — and as such we’re able to help with production issues, dev pipelines, managing a virtual team and everything else you need to do to get a game out the door. We’ve also both been around the block enough times to be able to consult on business matters, make connections, help with distribution and so on.

We realize that developers often have a negative image of publishers: they force ideas on you, take too much money or just plain suck. We want to use our experience in working with publishers to build an appealing publishing option for a wide range of indie needs. To that end we’ve pulled together a survey. If you’re an indie dev, we’d really appreciate a few minutes of your time so we can truly understand what you’re looking for in a partner.

These guys are looking to change how publishers work with studio’s, bring new exciting games to market, and to really change the gaming landscape. If you want to learn more or are a developer looking to get in touch with these guys, head over to their website – Renegade Machine.

You can also follow them on Twitter:
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I can’t wait to see the games that come out of this, it sounds exciting, and we wish them the best of luck!

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
@DayneCody

SteelSeries 9H Headset Is Available for Pre-Order Now

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So our friends over at SteelSeries are just about to release their newest headset, the 9H.

The 9H features three different Dolby® technologies, a double enclosure design, SteelSeries signature retractable microphone, and a swappable cable system to allow for cross platform usage on PC, Mac, handheld consoles or tablets and smartphones. The 9H also features thick leather ear cups for extended use comfort, during those long gaming sessions. Like all of SteelSeries Products, the 9H was designed alongside professional gamers to create the most balanced and linear tournament-grade soundscape. To get a better idea of how they did this take a look at this video below


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I had a chance to get some hands on time with this headset at PAX, and I have got to say, what a sweet, sweet headset. They are very comfortable, and fit very nice on the head, I could easily see gaming in them for long periods of time. The sound quality from them was honesty jaw dropping. I never expected a pair of gaming headphones to sound so good. I didn’t get an opportunity to test the Dolby® Technologies in them, but here is hoping I can get my hands on a pair and see how they sound for you guys. I really liked the style, it is a lot more low key then a lot of gaming headsets and with the retractable Mic I could definitely see myself using them outside of the house. The swappable cable system has in line controls, but also can be  disconnected on the go for a more streamlined “on the go” headset. Honestly I will be following this closely and I would highly recommend if you are in the market for a new pair of headphones to give the 9H a look.

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Equipped with an advanced USB soundcard, the SteelSeries 9H provides users with Dolby® Technology that works together to create incredible sound:

·      Dolby Digital – reproduces multichannel audio to deliver a cinematic audio experience

·      Dolby Headphone – allows up to 7.1 channels of realistic multi-channel surround sound

·      Dolby Prologic IIx – provides the smoothest surround sound experience allowing for multiple listening modes and a more realistic sound

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The 9H is up for preorder from SteelSeries as well as other fine electronics retailers for 159$. For more information you can head over to SteelSeries.

By Dayne “Anjel” Cody
@DayneCody

Apple Announces New iPhone 5s and 5c

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This morning Apple announced the next batch of new iPhones, the new iPhone 5s and 5c. The 5c is a new version of the iPhone 5 that has better battery life, a new plastic outer body and comes in a range of different colours. Nothing too exciting here but the iPhone 5c makes for an excellent entry level smart phone with pricing on 2 year contracts starting at $99.

The real exciting news from the event though was the announcement of the iPhone 5c. New features begin with a new A7 processor, M7 motion coprocessor, a fingerprint identity sensor called Touch ID, new iSight 8MP camera with a larger sensor for improved photo quality, new HD face time camera, better battery and pre-loaded with iOS 7. Unfortunately though the 5s shares the same form factor and screen size as its predecessor. I was really looking forward to an iPhone 6 with a new design and larger screen. That said though if your in the market for a new iPhone the 5s looks to be a pretty impressive device.

Both the iPhone 5c and 5s will be available on September 20th, for existing iPhone 5 and 4s owners iOS 7 will be available September 18th.

Clickl the links these links for more information on the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5C, what did you think about todays announcements?

By Ricardo “Rico” Ferreira
@RicF