Mortal Kombat X Director Promises ‘Big News’ This Week

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Mortal Kombat X has far exceeded the lofty expectations that fighting genre fans had placed on it prior to release. The popular brawler is already the best-selling game in the history of the franchise, and with its constant stream of DLC, NetherRealm’s adrenaline-inducing gameplay remains fresh and interesting. Due to its anything-goes game world, in which a resurrected ninja can go toe-to-toe with the Predator, teasers about Mortal Kombat X and its future are a sure bet to incite wild speculation from fans.

Some announcements, however, are bound to generate a little more hype than others. Although many of Mortal Kombat X‘s strengths lie in its newer gameplay elements, a recent tweet from one of the fathers of the franchise has fans clamoring to learn more about a possible callback to a beloved arena.

A recent Twitter post from Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon suggests that Mortal Kombat X‘s upcoming balance patch isn’t the only thing fans have to look forward to. Boone cryptically tweeted that there would be “BIG (new) MKX news koming this week…..” while attaching a picture of the a full moon surrounded by stars.

Boon has said nothing since the tweet, obviously preferring to let fans speculate on what the news could be. But Boon’s statement coincides with NeatherRealm community specialist Tyler Lansdown stating earlier today on stream that there was a big Mortal Kombat X announcement in the works for later this week.

BIG (new) MKX news koming this week….. pic.twitter.com/desb2xWbmu— Ed Boon (@noobde) August 31, 2015

Assuming that Boon and Lansdown aren’t exaggerating the importance of the news, there is one strong explanation for Boon’s mysterious moon that could justify the hype being built around it. Fans of classic Mortal Kombat will remember an arena called “The Pit”, a —> Read More

Metal Gear Solid 5: Everything You Need to Know Before Playing

The launch of the anticipated open-world stealth game

Players who also went through the prologue Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes on the PS4 can now upload their save data for use in The Phantom Pain. This reportedly carries over Mother Base recruits and costumes, which can be obtained by downloading the save data from the main menu in The Phantom Pain. Data save transfer is not yet available for the Xbox One version of the game, although publisher Konami has confirmed that it will be coming to all other platforms. See the image below for more details on how this will work.

Those picking up the game on PC should make sure they meet the system requirements.

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7×64, Windows 8×64 (64-bit OS Required)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4460 (3.40 GHz) or better; Quad-core or better
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 (2GB) or better (DirectX 11 card Required)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Hard Drive: 28 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 7×64, Windows 8×64 (64-bit OS Required)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4790 (3.60GHz) or better; Quad-core or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 (DirectX 11 graphic card required)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Hard Drive: 28 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card (Surround Sound 5.1)

The Phantom Pain will have microtransactions; players will be able to purchase Mother Base Coins which can be used for the game’s Forward Operation Base online mode. Forward Operating Base is a secondary base where you can go head-to-head with other players; this is not to be confused with Metal Gear Online, the game’s other mode that is coming in October. Coins can be used to speed up gameplay, although Konami has stressed that this is —> Read More

Halo 5 CG Intro Cinematic is Action Packed

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At E3 2015, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer promised that the upcoming lineup of exclusive games for Xbox One will be the strongest in the history of the Xbox brand. While the jury is still out on that claim, there’s no doubt that the Xbox One has a considerable lineup this year, especially thanks to the juggernaut that is Halo 5: Guardians.

Unarguably Xbox One’s biggest exclusive title this year, Halo 5: Guardians has potential to be the most epic Halo adventure to date. To those that still need convincing, 343 Industries has released the game’s jaw-dropping CG opening cinematic, which should get any fan’s blood pumping in anticipation for the game’s release later this year.

The Halo 5 opening is absolutely stunning, and does a good job of highlighting some of the new abilities that are being added to the game, such as the ground pound. It begins with some amusing chatter between some of the game’s central characters, and then segues into a furious showcase of fast-paced action against both Covenant forces and the Promethean enemies from Halo 4, before coming to an abrupt halt that leaves viewers wanting more.

While every Halo game before Halo 5 opened with players in control of the legendary Master Chief, judging by Halo 5‘s opening cinematic, it looks like players will first take control of Fireteam Osiris. Led by Spartan Locke, the central character of the Halo: Nightfall web series, Fireteam Osiris also features Edward Buck (of ODST fame), Holly Tanaka, and Olympia Vale. The mission of Fireteam Osiris is to hunt down Blue Team, and by extension, the Master Chief himself.

343 is really pushing hard for Spartan Locke and Fireteam Osiris, as evident by their dominance in Halo 5‘s opening cinematic, as well as by —> Read More

Mysterious Pink Colored LeTV Smartphone Leaked

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A few hours ago, LeTV’s CEO Jia Yueting announced that the company will keep a conference on September 7 to add some new colors for you to see. Judging from the statement, we can assume that the company will most likely unveil a special limited edition version of its devices at the event. And now, we might have our first look at the Pink Colored LeTV phone edition.

The new leak, which comes via Weibo shows a pink colored LeTV smartphone. From the image, it looks like the LeTV Max smartphone that was announced in April. So, the coming Monday, i.e. September 7, we might see the Pink colored version of the LeTV Max. This edition would be ideal for women who would like a premium phablet experience in a pretty color like pink. It is said that the phone will support all the three major carries in China.

Apart from the pink colored version, we might see a number of other editions too targeted at different users, because it doesn’t make sense to keep a special conference just to unveil one particular limited edition model. Some say that we may also see a special announcement, which could be for a new phone. Remember, a few weeks back, LeTV Hong Kong Facebook Page released a teaser about an upcoming Snapdragon 820 powered LeTV smartphone? Well, we could possibly hear more about this phone at the event. But for now, the company has been quite about its new device. So, lets wait for the official announcement before getting too excited.

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Zod Won’t Have Flipper Hands in Batman v Superman

It turns out that Zod won’t have flipper hands in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Contrary to what General Zod actor Michael Shannon had previously said about his character having flippers instead of hands in Dawn of Justice, he’s now admitted it was just a joke.

The Daily Beast spoke to Shannon while he was promoting 99 Homes and he spilled the beans on the origin of the flipper-hands story.

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Intro to Ys

GE writes: “Hey, you, the person that likes your JRPGS. Tell me, could you guess the game series that has the second largest number of releases/rereleases? If Final Fantasy is first, what could be second?

What ever your guess is, youre probably wrong. Let me introduce you to Ys. (And for those of you that know and love it, I hope you enjoy this.)” —> Read More

Vin Diesel Hints at Sequel to The Iron Giant

Vin Diesel thinks there will be a sequel The Iron Giant.

The actor used his Facebook page to promote The Iron Giant: Signature Edition, which is a Blu-ray release of the 1999 movie (you can watch the trailer below).

The Signature Edition trailer was captioned with the revelation that the titular Iron Giant is one of Diesel’s favourite characters.

“I have been very lucky to have played so many interesting characters… one of the first and one of my favourites is… the Iron Giant.”

Diesel teased The Iron Giant sequel in a postscript for the caption.

“Don’t be surprised when you hear

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Tomb Raiding to the top

GE writes: “Dont tell my wife but I have a bit on the side. Shes very strong minded! Fearless in the face of danger! She is pure of heart! And sexy as hell! Ladies and gentleman, let me introduce to you Lara Croft and yes, shes somehow back from the dead!

I was a teen when Tomb Raider first burst onto the scene. At that time the game was an adventure like nothing else in gaming. It was the first time you could play a game and actually feel like you were in an Indiana Jones movie.” —> Read More

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Now Available In Multiple Colors!

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Although Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 was already available for sale a couple of times via flash sales, there were only limited colors available for the device. However, during the time of launch, the company had said that the Redmi Note 2 will come in five different colors. Now, Xiaomi has made all the other four colors available for purchase on its official website.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 China Mobile Edition will get five different color options like white, dark gray, pink, yellow, and blue. The price will still be 799 Yuan ($125) for the 2GB + 16GB version. However, as mentioned above, the additional four colors will only be available for the China Mobile edition. The other version starting at 899 Yuan will only have one color, white.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 with all these color options does turn out to be a great budget option. But despite its budget price tag, the specs are of a powerful mid-ranger. The Redmi Note 2 comes with a 5.5-inch FHD 1080p display with MT6795 octa-core processor under the hood. There will be 2GB of RAM on board along with 16GB / 32GB storage options. At the back, there will be a 13MP camera while up front, there will be a 5MP shooter. The battery capacity will be of 3060mAh, a slight upgrade from the previous generation. Finally, the phone will run on the latest MIUI 7 version based on Android 5.0.

Overall, a great package for $125! What do you think?

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Under the Dome Cancelled, Will Conclude in September

CBS has announced that Under the Dome will end after three seasons, with the series finale scheduled to air in the US on Thursday, September 10. The network notes that the finale will see the Dome at Chester’s Mill come down and its mysteries revealed.

“Two years ago, Under the Dome broke new ground in the summer and became an instant hit on CBS, as well as with viewers around the world,” said CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler in a statement. “Dome’s event storytelling and multi-platform business model paved the way for more original summer programming with the successful rollouts of Extant and Zoo. We’re excited to present the final chapter in Chester’s Mill as the story comes full circle, with the Dome coming down as dramatically as it went up.”

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