Square Enix will be making a game streaming service available to the Japanese market. Unlike most other services of this type, it will be only be made on smartphones and tablets through the Dive In app. Users will also only be allowed to rent games for a limited time, instead of buying it outright. The service starts with Final Fantasy 7, Final Fantasy 13, and Murdered: Soul Suspect.
Razer’s Cortex game sale tracking software has gone live after a two week early access period. In celebration of the announcement, eight games are being discounted on GOG.com for a month. The titles can be accessed from the Razer Cortex software, that users will have to download and register for a Razer account.
Good news for Samsung Galaxy Life users, Samsung and Easy Taxi has just announced that they will be offering free rides for students and families from Friday, 12 September to Sunday, 14 September 2014. This promotion is in conjunction with the school holidays and will be available not only for students, but for families as well.
Steam will soon be converting all pricing to Ringgit for Malaysian users. This means no more checking exchange rates when buying games. It also means that any leftover currency in the Steam Wallet will be converted into RM when the change happens; whether this is a good or bad thing is a matter of the exchange rate at the time. The pricing change is scheduled to happen next week on 16 September – which coincidentally is also Malaysia Day.
[Table updated with price in Ringgit Malaysia (RM). Check it out after the break!]
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have finally been unveiled by Apple early this morning. Both devices are scheduled to arrive in selected markets, namely U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the U.K., starting from 19 September 2014 and preorders will begin a week earlier on 12 September 2014.
As usual, both iPhone 6 will be available in gold, silver or space gray and will be available in the US for a subsidised price starting from USD$199 for the iPhone 6, and from USD$299 for iPhone 6 Plus. The contract-free retail price will start from USD$649 (RM2,080) and USD$749 (RM2,400) respectively. However, the US is known to have a cheaper price compared to the rest of the countries, so here’s a collection of the new iPhone 6 price around the world – in wave 1 at least, compared with the launch price of the iPhone 5s.
In the oddest piece of news coming out of the gaming industry, Microsoft is reportedly in serious talks to acquire Minecraft developer Mojang. First reported by the Wall Street Journal, the deal could be sealed as soon as this week; with the estimated price of the Swedish developer valued at around US$2 billion.
Intel is pushing very hard for the Internet of Things to come true; to help that along it has finally made the Edison development board available to developers and manufacturers from today. The computer is about the size of an SD card, and is intended to allow manufacturers, entrepreneurs, and just about anyone to create wearable devices; or just allow their appliances to become connected to the internet.
We all knew that Apple will be revising its iCloud storage to offer consumers a much, much cheaper price than before and if you’ve been waiting for the company to announce the price, here it is. Apple is now offering iCloud storage in 6 tiers including the first 5GB that is offered for free, with upgrade options from 20GB all the way up to a whopping 1TB.
Dell’s next tablet has been previewed at the Intel Developer Forum 2014. It isn’t entirely out of place there as this device serves to showcase Intel’s new RealSense camera technology. Like many other new mobile devices this one is also being touted as the thinnest tablet in the world, and at 6mm thick the claim is close enough for most. It also features a very interesting asymmetrical design with the camera and speaker bar taking up the left side of the tablet.
Intel will be released a specialised tablet for manufacturers to base future development on. Called the “Intel Reference Design For Android”, the device will be the most stable operating environment Intel can come up with and will receive constant updates. Created in conjunction with Google, the company intends for the reference tablet to function as a guideline for manufacturers to build future Android products based on its technology.