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Added Wednesday, Apr 16th 2014 4:15am

Snoop Dogg Lends Voice to 'CoD: Ghosts' DLC Pack

One of hip-hop's most famous icons is the main attraction for the next 'Ghosts' DLC installment.

By McKinley Noble | 04-16-2014 | 4:15AM Activision and Infinity Ward thrive on big-name partnerships, and now they're teaming up with a rap mogul. As teased in a brand-new trailer for Call of Duty: Ghosts, the game's multiplayer will soon receive the "Snoop Dogg Voice Pack" as a DLC component, with in-game announcing provided by none other than Snoop himself. Here's just a few of the gems: "Squad member active; that's what's up." "Rack up points by reeachin' the enemy portal, ya dig?" "Homie's at the joint; it's party time!" "Don't stop! Cap 'em and shank 'em!" It's due to hit Xbox Live on April 22, but PC...

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Android Games
Added Wednesday, Apr 16th 2014 3:05am

Humble Mobile Bundle 5 is Go

The fifth Android-exclusive Humble charity pack is ready to roll.

By McKinley Noble | 04-16-2014 | 3:00AM Humble Bundle is back with a collection of titles only for Android, and you can pay whatever you want for them. This time around, we're looking at the latest "Humble Mobile Bundle" installment, which currently has the following Google Play titles up for grabs: Bag It! R-Type II Aralon: Sword and Shadow The Cave (Bonus) The Room Two (Bonus) Carcassonne (Bonus) It's a pretty random assortment as usual, but considering that it's a $30 value so far, it's a great way to spend a few bucks. Plus, spend at least the donation average—just under $5—and you'll get all six titles in addition to anything extra that gets...

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Added Wednesday, Apr 16th 2014 12:05am

Android in HD: 'Groundskeeper 2'

Fend off an alien invasion in OrangePixel's shoot-'em-up sequel.

Published by: OrangePixel Price: $1.99 Genre: Action Release Date: Available Now  

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Games
Added Tuesday, Apr 15th 2014 9:05pm

'Guild Wars 2' April Feature Pack to Improve Tyria

PCGamesN covers the expansive changes headed to ArenaNet's famed MMO universe.

By Fraser Brown | PCGamesN The first season of Guild Wars 2's living world ended last month, with the death of the conniving Scarlet Briar. It was a narrative a year in the telling, with a plethora of updates pushing the story forward, adding new content and new challenges. But with that over, ArenaNet has moved their gaze to the game's systems. This has lead to the April Feature Pack - an update focused entirely on balance tweaks, improving existing systems and "quality of life" changes. The big features of the update, which will be live within the day, include the new wardrobe system, revamped traits and the megaserver. I had a chat with Guild Wars 2 game designer Isaiah Cartwright to get the skinny on what...

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Games
Added Tuesday, Apr 15th 2014 7:15am

'Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth' Announced

The next chapter in the 'Civ' saga goes beyond Earth for a fresh era in human history.

By McKinley Noble | 04-15-2014 | 7:15AM It's become a welcome routine to witness new entries in the Civilization series, but this feels different. Firaxis and 2K have officially revealed Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth, a shift in the Civ status quo that takes place entirely in the future, rather than progressing from familiar historical eras into more modern times. Interestingly, the game is a spiritual successor to another Sid Meier classic, Alpha Centauri—the original sequel to Civilization II—and reportedly features many of the original developers. Civilization: Beyond Earth focuses on humankind fleeing a depleted Earth, colonizing an alien planet in order to...

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Tech
Added Tuesday, Apr 15th 2014 5:45am

PSA: Google Glass is On Sale Right Now

If you're in the U.S., you can buy your Glass headset super early.

By McKinley Noble | 04-15-2015 | 6:00AM If you're reading this note on April 15, 2014 at 6:00 a.m. PT/9:00 a.m. ET, you can buy yourself Google Glass right now. (As long as you're in the United States.) For one day only, Google's opening up their Explorer program to the general public, selling Glass for $1,500 apiece, complete with a few handy extras for the early buy. Here's what you can get: (1) Google Glass (1) Glass sunglass shade (1) Prescription lens frame Supplies won't last long, so the first-come, first-served rush will likely see this round of Glass sold out in a matter of hours, if not mere minutes. If you've got to have one ahead of the final release, hit the link right...

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Tech
Added Tuesday, Apr 15th 2014 3:05am

How to Use Gear Fit with Non-Samsung Devices

Get a Gear Fit working with your smartphone, via some minor tech trickery.

By Adnan Farooqui | Ubergizmo [Image via Lilliputing] Samsung made waves in the wearable market this year by launching two new smartwatches and an activity tracker. Last year, the company re-jumped on this bandwagon by launching the Galaxy Gear smartwatch alongside Galaxy Note 3. The new Gear smartwatches are a bit different—they run on Android, but Samsung didn't address one of the most criticized aspects of its wearables, the fact that they don't officially support non-Samsung devices. However, it turns out that the Gear Fit activity tracker is actually compatible with the likes of HTC One M8, Nexus 5, and more. Like the new smartwatches, the Gear Fit is also only supposed to be compatible with the...

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Added Tuesday, Apr 15th 2014 12:05am

Android in HD: 'Age of Empires - World Domination'

The 'Age of Empires' series is getting a dedicated cross-platform mobile release later this year.

Published by: Microsoft / KLab Global Price: TBA Genre: TBA Release Date: Summer TBA  

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Games
Added Monday, Apr 14th 2014 8:05pm

'Elder Scrolls Online' Fansite Creates a Trading System

Because ZeniMax Online won't.

By Fraser Brown | PCGamesN ZeniMax Online decided not to create an auction house or any serious trading system into The Elder Scrolls Online. We'd say commerce in TESO is very Dark Ages, but the early Medieval Era actually had markets, traders, and some form of organisation. So, it's come down to players creating a system. A marketplace that doesn't exist in-game, but in the TESO Elite fansite, devised by players. The official TESO Twitter account has endorsed the system, probably so the developers can get back to squashing all the bugs that have been plaguing the game since launch. It's an odd endorsement, though, as ZeniMax previously defended its "no auction house" stance by saying such things ruin...

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Games
Added Monday, Apr 14th 2014 4:05pm

'Titanfall' DLC Announced, 'Expedition' Pack Hits This May

New maps and new modes are storming in this summer.

By McKinley Noble | 04-14-2014 | 4:00PM Most Titanfall fans have been waiting for some DLC to flesh out the multiplayer, and EA's set a new content date. Polygon reported live from PAX East that the first Titanfall downloadable content pack will be dubbed "Expedition" and launch this coming May, bringing three new maps with it: Swampland — Jungle ruins set against alien environments Runoff — Requisite water level War Games — Training simulator-based map That content will cost $9.99, but there's always the Season Pass route for $24.99 if you expect to buy at least three DLC packs. If not, there's plenty of free stuff coming up, too. Respawn Entertainment...

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Apps
Added Monday, Apr 14th 2014 2:45pm

Pandora for Pebble Headed to Android

Pebble 2.0 is bringing Pandora's essential music app to the Android crowd.

By McKinley Noble | 04-14-2014 | 2:45PM Pandora has finally hit the Pebble store after a long wait, but it's not quite ready to sync with Android just yet. Per the official Pebble blog, Pandora will remain a free service as a "wearable" app, carrying over all its tools for creating and curating your own personal Internet radio stations. With the Pebble interface, the options are pretty simple: View and change stations See track info Thumb songs up or down Skip, pause, or resume tracks. Unfortunately, Pandora's access via the main Pebble for Android app isn't quite set-up yet, although it'll follow up "soon." Although the added wait is a bummer, it'll be worth it for...

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Tech / Apps
Added Monday, Apr 14th 2014 9:05am

Required Reading: Aereo & Chromecast vs. Cable TV

NVision rounds up some required reading for the Android community.

By McKinley Noble | 04-14-2014 | 9:00AM Although NVision brings you Android, tech, gaming and movie news around the clock, even we can't get to everything worth seeing on the Internet. But to help you out, here's today's required reading for April 14, 2014. • Aereo may hold the secret to $8-per-month local TV service, but TV broadcasters are doing everything they can to stop it. Now, that fight's going to end in the Supreme Court, as The Boston Globe details Aereo $97 million bet on the future of American television. • Consumerist also has their own spin on the issue, but they've wittily underscored the whole thing as an "enjoy it while you can" topic. That seems a bit grim,...

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Added Monday, Apr 14th 2014 12:05am

Android in HD: 'Lightbringers - Saviors of Raia'

Frima Studios brings their first cross-platform RPG title to Google Play.

Published by: Frima Studio Inc. Price: Free Genre: Role Playing Release Date: Available Now  

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Games
Added Friday, Apr 11th 2014 9:05pm

PAX East 2014: Chris Roberts Shows Dogfighting in 'Star Citizen'

Land at PAX, show off Star Citizen dogfighting module, crash ship immediately.

By Fraser Brown | PCGamesN Chris Roberts was on stage at the Star Citizen PAX East event, teasing more of the dogfighting module to backers. Dogfighting was planned originally for the end of December, but was pushed back so the team could develop its own multiplayer system. It was later pushed to this month. (At the PAX event, Roberts said that it will be due out in about a month.) Despite crashing - the ship, not the game - and a few other hiccups, Roberts showed off a significant portion of the module. The module is a game within a game: a space sim that can be played by pilots. It'll be split into five modes, with leaderboards for anyone who wants to show off their piloting skills. If you just want to skip the...

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Android Games / Games
Added Friday, Apr 11th 2014 10:15am

PSA: Win a Shield & Nyko Kit via TegraZone Discovery

Roughly 280 dollars' worth of Android/PC gaming hardware is up for grabs!

By NVISION Staff | 04-11-2014 | 10:15AM Although the NVIDIA Shield is a remarkable piece of hardware on its own, it only gets better with the right accessories. That's why Nyko's lineup of Shield gear is a no-brainer pick-up for just about any PC or Android gamer, and now you've got a shot to snag the entire set—courtesy of NVIDIA TegraZone—completely for free. Here's what's up for grabs: (1) NVIDIA Shield (1) Nyko Shield Power Kit (1) Nyko Shield Shell Case (1) Nyko Shield TV Dock (1) Nyko Shield Link Mini HDMI-to-HDMI Cable Aside from all the great Tegra-powered titles available via TegraZone, this contest is also celebrating Crescent Moon Game's latest hack-and-slash...

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Tech
Added Friday, Apr 11th 2014 5:15am

Confirmed: Google Glass Will Be Sold to the Public on April 15

Get your spare $1,500 ready.

By Tyler Lee | Ubergizmo Earlier today, we reported there was a possibility that Google would let anyone have the opportunity to buy themselves a pair of Google Glass—albeit for only one day. The good news is that if you did not manage to get into the Explorer program but would love to own a pair of Google Glass, you’re in luck as Google has since confirmed (via VentureBeat) that, yes, this is indeed happening. However, Google warns that spots are limited and given how popular Glass is, we can only imagine that they will sell out really quick. If this is something you're interested in, you probably need to have your mouse on the "buy" button and get ready to start clicking once it goes live...

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Added Friday, Apr 11th 2014 12:05am

Android in HD: 'Million Arthur'

Square Enix and Cherry Credits bring their flashy RPG card-battle title to Android.

Published by: Cherry Credits/Square Enix Price: Free Genre: Card Release Date: Available Now  

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Games
Added Thursday, Apr 10th 2014 5:45pm

'Watch Dogs' Gets Chummy with NVIDIA in New Trailer

It looks rather easy on the eyes, doesn't it?

By Fraser Brown | PCGamesN In the latest trailer for open world action hacking game Watch Dogs, lead PC engineer Paul Glassi goes over the special graphical features the game's partnership with NVIDIA has provided. "During the last years of development, we have worked closely with NVIDIA in order to create the most vivid and breathtaking Chicago possible for the PC version of Watch Dogs," says Glassi. The trailer goes over the benefits of NVIDIA's HBAO+, creating richer and more realistic shadows, and TXAA, reducing the temporal aliasing, where objects like fences or grass flicker when the screen is moving. The Windy City certainly looks striking. These good looks come at a cost, though. The recommended...

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Tech
Added Thursday, Apr 10th 2014 4:05am

Micro 3D Printer Clears $2M on Kickstarter, Keeps Selling Out

Simple, easy 3D printing has yielded another crowdfunding gold rush.

By McKinley Noble | 04-10-2014 | 4:00AM In just a little over a few days, over 7,000 people have pledged more than $2 million to a new Kickstarter tech project. It's called the "Micro"—an inexpensive, yet high-grade personal 3D printer that just about anyone with even a fair degree of technical know-how can use to produce small, plastic objects within their own home. If you're not familiar with 3D printers, the process is actually very easy: [The M3D software] allows you to search and browse countless objects online, organizing 3D models you've downloaded into an easy to view library. Just pick a model, drag it into the printer, adjust the model if needed, and hit <print>. Software...

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Games / Android Games
Added Thursday, Apr 10th 2014 12:05pm

Humble Bundle for PC & Android 9 Adds 3 Games

'The Shivah,' 'Syder Arcade,' and 'Savant - Ascent' round out Humble Bundle's ninth PC/Android pack.

By McKinley Noble | 04-10-2014 | 12:00PM Right on cue, the latest Humble Bundle has expanded its pool of pay-what-you want goodies. Tabbed specifically for PC and Android, the former five-pack now boasts a healthy nine games in total, adding religious-themed adventure The Shivah, shoot-'em-up Syder Arcade, and electronica shooter Savant - Ascent. For at least four bucks or so, here's everything that you'll get: Broken Sword 2 Bridge Constructor Type:Rider Ravensword: Shadowlands Kingdom Rush Knights of Pen and Paper +1 Edition The Shivah Syder Arcade Savant - Ascent Keep in mind, that also includes DRM-free Mac/Win/Linux/Android downloads and full...

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Apps
Added Thursday, Apr 10th 2014 8:05am

Facebook Dumps Chats From Its Apps, Pushes Messenger

Now you have to use Messenger on mobile, unless your Android device is ancient.

By McKinley Noble | 04-10-2014 | 8:00AM Facebook is throwing a major curveball at Android and iOS, officially switching off chat in their flagship mobile app. As of Wednesday, the main Facebook app is notifying users that it will soon stop supporting any chat messages within itself, instead pushing people to use their replacement, Facebook Messenger. It's a bit of a puzzling change, especially for those who never use Messenger. Ostensibly, the shift is meant to relieve pressure on the main Facebook app and separate degrees of engagement between the two tools, although a much more likely reason is to drive some more downloads. (The Next Web reports that Facebook is touting a 20-percent delay reduction when using...

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Apps
Added Thursday, Apr 10th 2014 1:55am

Pocket App Gets UI Update, Extra Language Support

Some KitKat-friendly features get fitted into Pocket's latest version upgrade.

By McKinley Noble | 04-10-2014 | 2:00AM Ever since Android 4.4 started making the rounds, more and more apps have added "immersive" viewing modes. Pocket is now one of those apps, officially adding the full-screen option while also finding a compromise for everyone else on Jelly Bean and Ice Cream Sandwich. Here's the full changelog, via Google Play: Translated into more languages: Chinese, Dutch, Korean, Polish and Portuguese. Fullscreen now uses Immersive Mode on Android 4.4 KitKat and hides the status bar on Android 4.1 and up. Refined layout and typography, which ensures that headers, images and paragraphs all flow together seamlessly. Automatic adjustments to layout and formatting when...

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Added Thursday, Apr 10th 2014 12:05am

Android in HD: 'War Agent'

Manipulate two nations' war for your own greed, make a killer profit.

Published by: Bazinu Inc. Price: $1.80 Genre: Strategy Release Date: Available Now  

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