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  • Here’s what Mario could look like as an ‘Unreal’ Nintendo NX character

    Nintendo doesn't want its Nintendo NX console's secrets strewn across the internet, but that doesn't stop developers from pondering what the company is cooking in the back rooms of Kyoto. Reggie Fils-Aime has declared that it will be a home console, and thus compete with the likes of the Xbox and PlayStation consoles, but the real question remains: just how does Nintendo aim to to this? Well, a new video of Mario hurtling through an Unreal Engine 4 powered world certainly gives a glimpse into what's available at Nintendo's fingertips should they decide to grasp it. The company has always been happy...

  • iPhone 7 rumour roundup: iPhone 6S to get dual-camera, Force Touch screen

    Feature image: Kārlis Dambrāns via Flickr iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, whatever. All we know is that an upgraded iPhone is coming later this year and there are plenty of things flying around about it. The world isn't small enough nor is it big enough to render Apple fan's squeaks inaudible, so while the company ripens in the Cupertino sunshine, the rumours will flow. That's why we've decided to introduce an entirely new iPhone rumour roundup article, encompassing what is likened to be the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Of course, there's no real way to know in all certainty that Apple...

  • ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops III’ will feature a zombie mode, according to Comic-Con schedule

    There are few things more certain in this world than a Call of Duty title with some type of zombie mode bolted on, and to reassert this notion, Activision and Treyarch will likely show off a zombie-tainted version of its next CoD offering -- Black Ops III -- at San Diego's ComicCon 2015. Thanks to a published schedule listing, we now have a fair idea of what Activision will be outing, which will likely be a trailer or gameplay depicting zombies running amok. You know, the usual fare. What's even more hilarious is the "Zombies director" title being handed to Jason...

  • Xiaomi Mi 4i available globally for under $250

    Xiaomi has been making some huge waves in the industry and has largely earned its Apple of China nickname. But finally, one of its most promising phones, the Indian-exclusive Xiaomi Mi 4i, is now available globally for US$232.89 including shipping. That price tag fetches quite a bit of phone too. Beneath the colourful shell and 5.0-inch 1080p screen, there's a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 (used by the likes of the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua), 2GBs of RAM and a non-expandable 16GB of internal storage -- perhaps the only bad mark against this device. Read more: Xiaomi Mi 4i boasts high-end specs in a...

  • Nintendo Wii U’s ‘Splatoon’ tops one million sales worldwide

    Splatoon, the Nintendo Wii U's social-based third person shooter with a difference, has announced worldwide sales topping one million units in just a few weeks. It's quite impressive considering the slowing figures of the Wii U itself and that Splatoon was launched just under a month ago on 28 May. "That figure includes more than 230,000 physical and digital units sold in Europe, more than 368,000 sold in Japan, more than 476,000 sold in the Americas," notes the presser, "and an additional 20,000 sold in Australia." Read more: Nintendo decided against Zelda Wii U reveal at E3 2015, citing possible fan ‘disappointment’ That...

  • ‘Project CARS 2′ is already in the works, according to Slightly Mad

    After finally launching its long awaited and much-delayed true-to-life driving simulator Project CARS, Slightly Mad Studios has announced that it's already working on a successor. The game earlier this month surpassed the one million sales mark, but already the developer is committed to raising funds for Project CARS 2. Project CARS will continue to see massive updates, features, and content throughout 2015 & beyond. Project CARS 2 will happen simultaneously — Project CARS (@projectcarsgame) June 22, 2015 It's quite incredible considering that Slightly Mad deems Project CARS to be a constantly evolving work, as more content is added to the game in the...

  • Sony reveals 1TB ‘Ultimate Player’ PlayStation 4 console

    Responding to threats posed by Microsoft, Sony has announced that it will be offering a PlayStation 4 console with a 1TB storage drive dubbed the Ultimate Player Edition. The console will be available "worldwide" from 15 July and will offer double the storage first offered by the company's launch console. But that's not the real kicker. The newer consoles (Sony will be offering a revised 500GB option as well), will now feature entirely grainy plastic finishes rather than that fingerprint and scratch magnet glossy drive cover previously used. Additionally, the console will be slightly lighter in terms of weight and power draw,...

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus leaks with Note-like specs

    Samsung seems to be the master of cannibalizing its own smartphone lineup, and it seems it's gunning for its own Galaxy Note range with a larger version of the S6 Edge. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus (quite a mouthful) has recently been leaked by Twitter leakers OnLeaks, and its spec sheet is a little confusing. For one, the device will retain the slick dual-edge design of its smaller sibling, but Samsung will be upping the screen size to 5.5-inches (from 5.1) according to OnLeaks' calculations. This will put it squarely against the likes of its yet-to-be-released Note sibling, the...

  • ‘Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain’ is Konami and Kojima at their best [video]

    If you don't watch this one in at least 1080p, you just aren't doing it any justice. The world has waited a while for the next Metal Gear Solid instalment, and finally Konami at E3 2015 announced that the title's coming to consoles, both previous and current-gen, on 1 September. It'll be called Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. While there's not long to wait, this five minute trailer makes it really difficult to remain calm. The game will follow on story-wise from Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and gamers will play as Big Boss, and while in many games...

  • Razer Mamba is the ‘world’s most precise’ gaming mouse [Gallery]

    E3 isn't all about games, you know. There are hardware launches as well that span the length and breadth of the LA Convention Centre. One of the companies showing off its wares was Razer, and it believes that it spawned the world's most advanced gaming mouse, ever. It's called the Razer Mamba and judging by its specs, it's definitely one of the most insane peripherals we've seen in quite some time. There's a 5G 16 000 DPI sensor at the heart of the device, which is "optimized for multi-display set-ups with ultra-high display resolutions," notes the presser. It's the only scenario...