Well a bit of news popped up last night when Vic Gundotra posted that he was excited about some incoming news, now we know what that news is. There is a major update to the Android Google + app that is rolling out that includes some of the newest features rolled out to Google +, Google is also keeping up with the Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy references in this update.
Another great announcement from Google I/O today is the launch of Hangouts, Googles unified chat/ messaging platform that works across Android, Chrome, and iOS. It brings all of the great features previously only available in Google+ Hangouts to the masses in a play to take over the messaging game.
And the rumors are flying fast and furious with just a few hours to go before Google I/O officially takes off today at 9 A.M. PDT the newest of which is the potential announcement of a Samsung Galaxy S4 ‘Google Edition’. With news that Google will be less focused on hardware this year and more focused on software and features it is possible that other partners might come forward to take the spotlight on hardware.
As Googles Developer conference approaches rumors about what might appear have spread like wild-fire, but one thing for sure is that NVIDIA is going to have a strong presence. The recently announced SHIELD will be making an appearance at I/O and NVIDIA will be talking about all the great things that Tegra 4 can do for Android.
That’s right folks NVIDIA’s portable gaming Android monster formerly known as Project SHIELD, has shed the “Project” moniker and is now an official product that eager fans can pre-order starting on May 20th. The handheld device will be available through Newegg, Gamestop, Micro Center and Canada Computers for $349.99 and begin shipping in June for those who pre-order.
As Nokia has pushed Windows Phone into the market place there has been one glaring hole in their attempts to get the masses on board, the lack of their flagship Lumia line on the Nations largest carrier Verizon. Starting May 16th that is all about to change as Verizon and Nokia have confirmed that the Lumia 928 will be available for $99.99 on contract starting next week.
It’s been a while since the last installment in the Wolfenstein franchise, but for a game that really brought the FPS game time to the masses, it’s certainly not over. Bethesda and ZeniMax have announced the newest title in the series Wolfenstein: The New Order is slated for release in Q4 of 2013. This newest Wolfenstein is being developed MachineGames which should lend to the credibility of the title.
Today is the day, launch day for Defiance the massive online, open world shooter for Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC. The game from Trion Worlds that ties into the Syfy TV show debuting next week, is one of the more ambitious games to come out. The game combines aspects from Fallout, Borderlands and WoW to create a unique experience that will appeal to many different types of gamers.
Next week one of the most ambitious games in recent memory is slated to launch on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. The game, Defiance is a MMORPG that intertwines post apocalyptic adventuring, loot hunting, quests oh and it ties into a TV show airing on SYFY. The game has a lot of hurdles to jump and a lot of molds to break, luckily we’ve spent some time with the Beta of the game on the Xbox 360 and we can tell you what to expect and how Trion worlds has done with all the obstacles.