May 28, 2015

PS Vita considered legacy device!?

During today at Sony’s Investor Relations Day, Andrew House, Sony Computer Entertainment and Global CEO, has declared the PSVita as a "legacy platform" outside of Japan and Asia. The PSVita has failed to meet Sony’s expectation in the west while PS4 in the west has continue to outpace Sony's expectation. Futile attempts to use indie titles and promoting remote play with PS4 has failed to bring PSVita sales up to expectation. So what does this mean? Outside of Japan and Asia, Sony will no longer bring major commitment and investment towards the PSVita.

I personally own a Vita and I love that device. It will be sad to see this machine die a slow lonely death. In the meantime, I will still enjoying the various JRPG and Japanese games that truly make up what the Vita is all about.

May 26, 2015

New Need for Speed Teaser Trailer Revealed!

A new teaser trailer video has appeared on the official Need for Speed YouTube channel. The 34 second long clip depicts a live action cinematic shots of what seems to be "sidewalk" footage and background commentary of a cop chase in progress. It's hard to explain, so watch it yourself.

The Need for Speed franchise took a break in 2014 in releasing a sequel to the series in preparation to what seems to be the next "era" of the Need for Speed games. The new NFS game will feature deep customization, authentic urban car culture, a nocturnal open world, and an immersive narrative that pulls you through the game. We will see what EA will have in store this year.

Windows 10 has a OS-tan~!

We’ve seen Windows 7 and Windows 8 both getting an anthropomorphized version of their respective operating systems, but now Japan has gone and made an OS-tan for Windows 10.

Featured above, the new OS-tan is voiced by Nonoka Ai, although she currently doesn’t have an official name. The creators used white and blue as the basis. The new OS-tan is meant to be a support character for the DSP (delivery service partner) version of Windows 10.

Currently there isn't a name for Windows 10 OS-tan, but currently there is a ongoing competition that will determine the name.

[Source: Niche Gamer]

May 24, 2015

Rumors of PS4 And PS Vita Price Drop

PS4 Logo

A PS4 price drop may have just been confirmed before an official E3 2015 announcement. One popular U.S. electronics retailer currently lists Sony's flagship console for $349.99 in a non-sale fashion. Could a PS Vita price cut be coming too?

Rumors of a PS4 price drop surfaced days ago when little-known gaming outlet WholesomeGamer posted a screenshot from Sony's official retail loyalty site. According to the evidence, the average retail value of PS4 was listed as $349. This is $50 below the usual asking price of $399. Furthermore, Vita was classified with an ARV of $89. That's $110 lower than the handheld's regular retail price of $199.

All things considered, the aspect of a PS4 price drop remains exceptionally interesting. Should one alleged Sony stat be accurate, it's possible that the speculated Vita news might be as well.

If an official hardware price drop is on the way, it's likely that gamers will hear the first confirmed news of it during Sony's E3 2015 press conference on June 15 at 6 p.m. PST.

[Source: DesignnTrend]

May 22, 2015

Hangouts for Chrome updated with much more refined UI


Google has just released an update to its Hangouts for Chrome application which brings an interface that looks much more like the Hangouts Android app. As you can see in the screenshot above, the app now features a two column layout. The leftmost panel shows all of your recent contacts/messages and the rightmost panel shows your current conversation. You can also open up a pop-out window for individual conversations – a feature that was present in the past version, but definitely looks nicer now.

The new interface is available now on Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome OS. For those of you who are using Windows, Linux or Chrome OS and would like to get the new look, head to your settings menu and choose "Disable transparent UI". If the changes haven’t made their way to your device yet, they should within the next day or so.

May 20, 2015

Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel hit Android phones in beta

In November, Microsoft released mobile versions of its Word, Excel and PowerPoint office apps on Android, but they were only compatible with tablets to start.

Today, they've added phone support for beta testers – those who've joined the Microsoft Office Preview community on Google+ and sign up for the apps you want to try. You'll then be able to find them on the Google Play Store, where the apps have dropped “for tablet” from their name.

[Source: The Next Web]

May 13, 2015

[Life] Feeling the Momentum

Well hi guys! It's been a while since my last [Life] post. Yes, I know the blog has slowed down dramatically this year and I've broken my "at least one post per day" rule. There's a good reason for that; for better or for worse. I've found myself a new job which requires me to work 4 days 9-5 a week! Whilst that's good for me and I can finally be a bit more independent from my folks, I'm still a long way from being totally independent. Life has been a lot busier now with a proper job, and with life being so busy, other important matters come first. Hence, the blog has been on and off lately and I do apologize.

Well, enough about my life. Here's something I discovered in the first week of my new job. Momentum! Yes, Momentum is a beautiful new tab page extension for Google Chrome. It features a daily image, weather widget in the top-right corner and a handy todo list; not to mention the huge digital clock in the center which also tells you the current quote of the day. Try it, you'll be hooked. You'll never want to turn back.

You can get the extension from the Chrome Web Store.

May 3, 2015

Chrome Theme: Rakuen Tsuihou - Angela Balzac

Here's my next Chrome theme for all anime fans: Angela Balzac from Rakuen Tsuihou. If you haven't watched the movie, I suggest you do so! It's an intriguing, sci-fi anime based on the principles of humanity and living in a complete virtual world. Is becoming all digital really human? What about the emotions and feelings of being a human? Well, the anime movie really gets you thinking about what might happen to people if they lived in a complete virtual world. Oh, and there's some pretty nice 'mecha' action as well (towards the end) to keep you entertained. Well anyhow, here's the Angela Balzac theme. Enjoy!