Razer did not turn up at E3 this year with anything particularly outlandish, unlike their appearance at CES in early 2014. It did turn up with a new line of Kraken headsets, now in a range of eye catching colours. There was also the announcement of a World of Tanks themed Kraken to match the Deathadder gaming mouse and Goliathus gaming pad already available. A program for vendors to begin selling Razer branded and designed PC casings was similarly revealed at the largest gaming event of the year.
HP has unveiled plans to begin building a memristor based computer simply known as ‘The Machine’. Memristors are theoretical electrical components that possess the properties of both resistors and long term electronic storage. Should this project succeed, we could see computers that combine the multiple components in a computer into a single unified circuit.
Nintendo has been accused of not coming up with any new IPs in the last decade or so. This year at E3, the Japanese manufacturer has announced something that nobody saw coming – Code Name: STEAM. The title is apparently a turn based strategy game designed to look like a third person shooter; also, Abraham Lincoln fights an alien invasion.
Popular Twitter client, TweetDeck, had a short bout of drama while Malaysians were asleep. A vulnerability in the cross site scripting (XSS) cause thousands of users to unwittingly retweet the same message. While the message did not contain any malicious code, it did spread across the internet very quickly causing some 84,700 users to automatically retweet it before Twitter shutdown the client.
The Steam Summer Sale is one of the most anticipated events of the year. An image appearing on the NeoGAF forums appears to confirm that the sale will begin on 19 June 2014 and last until 28 June; with an extra two days worth of encore sales. With the announcements from E3 still fresh, it would be a good time to catch up on the games you missed in preparation for the launch of the multiple sequels.
At the Selangor State Budget Dialog 2015, Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim has said that The Selangor government will soon set up a 4G system in the state that will provide residents access to free wireless Internet. The technology will be based on the Optical Distribution Antenna System and is now in the working paper stage pending presentation to the Members of Parliament and state assemblymen. He said the policy would provide the public with free Wi-Fi while generating income for the state government through renting out telecommunication structures.
(Source: The Malaysian Insider)
As the only official broadcaster of FIFA World Cup 2014 for terrestrial TV in Malaysia, RTM will be showing 24 live matches and 11 delayed telecasts through TV1 and TV2 as well as TVi (Astro’s channel 180). Since all three channels are also available online for free, we are not surprised if some users have planned to catch these 35 World Cup matches through those online channels.
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The game might not be out yet but EA’s The Sims 4 has already received its own licensed gaming peripherals products, courtesy of SteelSeries. To be released alongside the game this coming September, The Sims 4 collection from SteelSeries comes in the form of a gaming mouse, headset and mouse pad.
One of the best virtual keyboard apps on Android is now going for free. Effective immediately, SwiftKey is now available as a free download on the Google Play Store, while current owners of the app will be required to update the app, as SwiftKey has included a huge new feature in the new update.
Professional gaming peripherals generally do not include cameras; although SteelSeries is trying to change that. The Sentry is a camera that tracks the player’s eye movements as they play games. This is apparently to train gamers to look at different parts of the screen faster and prevent them from getting too focussed on any one part for too long.
Jolla’s first smartphone’s hardware had support for 4G LTE connectivity, but the OS itself was released without support for that connection. The latest update – the seventh since the device was made available to the public seven months ago – now fixes that alongside the introduction of plenty of new features.