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Watch the Google Pixel 2 Event HERE! (Annnnd, It’s Over!)

We’re an hour away from Google’s big hardware event, where the big “G” is expected to announce new devices, including new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones, a new Chromebook, a smaller variant of Google Home, a new Daydream headset, and maybe a few more surprises.

Starting Times:
San Francisco: 9AM / New York: 12PM / London: 5PM / Berlin: 6PM / Moscow: 7PM / New Delhi: 9:30PM / Beijing: 12AM (October 5th) / Tokyo: 1AM (October 5th) / Sydney: 3AM (October 5th)

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Watch the New Trailer for Rockstar Games’ “Red Dead Redemption 2,” Coming in 2018…

This new trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 stars a new character named Arthur Morgan and is set before the events of the first game. The trailer features a younger Dutch and his group of outlaws, including the new protagonist Arthur. If you recall from the original Red Dead Redemption, Dutch was the leader of a gang that included that game’s main protagonist John Marston, as well as the man he was chasing, Bill Williamson. It’s probably a safe bet to assume both John and Bill will be in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Red Dead Redemption 2 doesn’t have a solid release date, but is slated for a Spring 2018 release window for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The Luxor Mini, an Auto-focusing Flashlight That’s Small Enough to Fit in Your Pocket…

After a period of successful crowdfunding campaigns starting in 2014, PLX Devices was able to release its innovative adaptive digital focus Luxor flashlight to market. The original Luxor from 2014 had a digital focusing system, adjusting the width of the light beam without lenses or moving parts. Its 2015 follow-up, The Luxor 2, added an automatic adjustment feature that changes the width of the beam based on its surroundings, where its pointed, and its positioned. Now, the company announced the Luxor Mini, and PDL Devices promises that it’ll be the best device they’ve offered to date. Continue reading The Luxor Mini, an Auto-focusing Flashlight That’s Small Enough to Fit in Your Pocket…

Check Out the Progress on Apple’s “Spaceship” Campus #2…

You recall a few years back when news broke of the futuristic design of Apple’s new campus (you know, the one that kinda looks like a spaceship), and we’ve been given trickles of information from the company on a near-monthly basis on the construction progress. Now, thanks to some aerial quadcopter footage (because they ARE NOT DRONES; I don’t care how quick and fancy it sounds) of how far the construction of the “spaceship” campus has come. Continue reading Check Out the Progress on Apple’s “Spaceship” Campus #2…

Holy Lynx for Lefties! Resistance: Burning Skies Patch adds Left Handed Controls!

Raise you hands if you remember Atari’s 16-bit handheld video game system, the Lynx. Anyone? Hello? Anyone? Oh, ok, good; seven people! Just kidding, but while the Atari Lynx was unable to compete successfully with Nintendo’s Game Boy or even Sega’s Game Gear, it’s most notable feature (undoubtedly) is its ambidextrous layout, allowing switchable right-handed/left-handed control configuration, which has pretty awesome. I haven’t heard much of a big deal about game controls/controllers for my left-handed gamers (though I’m sure many, many exist in any options menu of any first-person shooter) on the other end of the spectrum, but a new patch for the PS Vita game Resistance: Burning Skies will allow an option to utilized left-handed controls.   Continue reading Holy Lynx for Lefties! Resistance: Burning Skies Patch adds Left Handed Controls!

Microsoft’s Surface Tablet PC, and HOORAY for Competition!

Yesterday, Microsoft officially announced their own Windows-branded product for the burgeoning tablet market, the Surface.  With the release of Microsoft Surface into the wild along with the iPad and numerous Android tablets, the tablet market is bound to become better for consumers, thanks to that lovely word “competition.”   The Surface features touchscreen and gesture technology (based on a feature of the upcoming Windows 8/RT operating systems) , a scratch-resistant case and even a built in stand.  The cover for the device is also a multi-touch keyboard, which comes in handy as you can also utilize Windows 8/RT in the classic desktop-style mode without even using the touchscreen.  WOW!!!  Continue reading Microsoft’s Surface Tablet PC, and HOORAY for Competition!

It’s Not Everyday You See a TANK at a White Castle Drive-Thru Window

The video above comes from FPSRussia, an online entertainment show with a main character who is known for being a faux-Russian arms aficionado. In many of his prior videos, he has tazed his willing fans, blown up trees using .50 caliber guns, and even driven an APC through a drive-thru at a McDonald’s.  Now, McDonald’s may be good enough for some people (I’m more of a Whataburger guy, myself), however this time he’s got a hankering for some good ol’ White Castle burgers. Plus, this time FSPRussia managed to get his hands on an actual WWII-era tank.

Man, I wish we could get some White Castles down here in Texas…

Want to Know How the Tupac “Hologram” Worked? *Coarse Language Ahead*

The big news this week in entertainment has been the recent return-from-the-dead (not really) of Tupac “2Pac” Shakur at the Coachella Music Festival, thanks to some very interesting technological means and methods.  It was instantly (and incorrectly) described as a “hologram,” although it was technically based on the usage of a projector that sent a 2D animated Tupac onto a reflective surface, that then reflected back to an invisible (to the audience) transparent foil screen to make him look 3D.  Check out the picture below for more simplified details.

Continue reading Want to Know How the Tupac “Hologram” Worked? *Coarse Language Ahead*

Sony Announces “God of War: Ascension” for Spring 2013!

Sony has just confirmed that there is going to be a new God of War game, entitled God of War: Ascension, for the PlayStation 3.  Ascension would be a prequel to the entire existing God of War series — Chains of Olympus (PSP), GOW1 (PS2), Betrayal (mobile), Ghost of Sparta (PSP), GOW2 (PS2) and GOW3 (PS3)–  and that more information about the game would be released on the PlayStation Blog on Monday, April 30th. The game will follow the origins of Kratos, the longtime protagonist of the series, as “he takes his first steps on a now legendary quest for freedom and vengeance.”

Continue reading Sony Announces “God of War: Ascension” for Spring 2013!

Board Game "RISK" adapts to the Metal Gear Solid series

Snake? Snake! SNNNNNAAAAAAKKKKKE!!!!!!

Ah yes, RISK; the classic turn-based strategy board game in which two to six players attempt to occupy every territory on the board and eliminate all competing forces.  Over the past 10 years or so, RISK has been going under a series of changes; from the major streamlining of the game’s rules back in 2008, to the multiple amount of licensed versions (i.e., Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Narnia, Transformers, and Halo among others), each version with their own unique set of rules.  Announced a few months back at San Diego Comic-Con 2011, it become knowledge that the popular and esteemed “Metal Gear Solid” video game series would be receiving its own version of the turn-based strategy game.

The Metal Gear Solid edition of RISK will feature the five private military corporations (PMCs) that were included in the 2008 PlayStation 3 game, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.  This version also gives the players the opportunity to launch a “nuclear strike,” utilizing the capabilities of the titular walking battle tank, Metal Gear REX (from the 1998 Metal Gear Solid game for the PlayStation), should a player have control of it during the game. Also included is a special dice and an Outer Heaven carrier piece used for stealthy sneak attacks in this versions other two rule options. If you just want to play the game the good-ol’ fashioned way, don’t sweat, my man; you’ll still be able to play the standard game of RISK sans the additional rules of the MGS version.

If the history of RISK adapting itself with a multitude of varied licenses into successful stand-alone games (rather than solely depending on novelty and promotion) says anything, I think we may have another amazing board game on our hands.  RISK: Metal Gear Solid Edition is available for pre-order NOW exclusively through USAopoly.com for $50.  I, for one, am very excited about this!!

[Thank you Destructoid & Joystiq]