Said to be the first of its kind, Logitech earlier this month has announced a brand new gaming mouse called the Logitech G502 Proteus Core. Equipped with a tuneable 12,000 dpi infra-red sensor that can also be switched on-the-fly, users are also able to customize the mouse’s weight and balance through the five 3.6g weights within its cavity.
Not enough with that, Proteus Core is also built with a 32-bit ARM processor that controls the mouse on-board memory which allows gamers to store their button settings, commands, and macros. Coming soon to our market later this month, gamers out there are now able to pre-order this latest piece of engineering from Logitech right from Lowyat.NET’s own online shop, Storekini.
As promised, World of Tanks has introduced the option to fight historical battles in the latest 9.0 patch. Only three options are available at the moment, these are the Battle of Kursk, Battle of the Bulge, and Operation Spring Awakening. There are also some minor tweaks to the game, as well as updated textures for some tanks.
Microsoft sold five million Xbox One consoles as of March 2014, which is up 60 percent over the Xbox 360 at the same point in time. Titanfall has also managed to make it to the top of the sales race for both PC and Xbox One, although those two statistics combined were not enough to overhaul the PlayStation 4′s massive lead.
Here’s an interesting news from the folks at the regional branch of Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong: you can soon obtain PlayStation Vita TV at a discounted price when you purchase a PlayStation 4 console here in Malaysia. As you might know, PS Vita TV is the non-portable version of the PS Vita handheld gaming machine that is designed to be used with your television set or display and was made available in our market since January this year.
Sony has announced that it is selling all 9.52 million shares it owns in Square Enix to global financial company SMBC Nikko Securities Inc. The move comes as Sony continues to streamline its portfolio and operations. The number of shares sold represents a stake of 8.2 percent of Square Enix, which will make SMBC Nikko one of the largest shareholders in Square Enix.
The past weekend saw political party members in Sweden square off in a tournament known a Politikerstarcraft. Created in 2010 by Jonathan Rieder Lundkvist, who was a member of the Pirate Party, it was originally intended to be a fun distraction from the usual boring news about politics. However, the party that won the tournament in 2010 also ended up winning the election.
Microsoft has officially announced the existence of Age of Empires: World Domination for mobile devices. There are few details about the game, and it is unknown how the classic real-time strategy gameplay will be adapted for a touch interface, although the preview video promises a new battle system.
Blizzard’s free to play online CCG Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft will soon be updated with its first single player campaign. Players will enter the necropolis of Naxxramas, headquarters of the lich Kel’thuzad, to defeat the evil overload and his minions. More importantly, this expansion comes free of charge.
The next installment in the Civilization series will take players into space, giving the franchise a new science fiction spin. Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth is intended to be the spiritual successor to Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri, which was published all the way back in 1999.
One of my fondest gaming memories was playing Total Annihilation back in 1997. It was a time when Cavedog Entertainment provided new units to use every month; free of charge. These new units weren’t all that game-changing either; just nice additions to the already massive arsenal that few other games have managed to provide. Things have changed a lot since then.
Steam users have been advised to change their passwords and reset Steamguard as Valve has patched the Heartbleed vulnerability. The service experienced several issues with developer passwords being compromised and the name of some games (Dino D-day, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, and South Park: The Stick of Truth) changed to warning messages about resetting developer passwords.