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Oct 16
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Goodbye academia, it was a pleasure getting to know you. There's been a lack of food for thought pieces lately, and I felt like it'd be fun to just have a post like this because it's been everywhere the past couple of days. It's definitely not a secret that I enjoy playing games from Nintendo - they're good, shameless fun. Who would have guessed a Pokémon drawing game could be so entertaining? *wink* It's also not a secret that I'm a fan of Pokémon, and it's definitely known that I loved Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire as a child. That was the big thing for me growing up - ten years old, starting a journey. It felt real because I actually was understanding what was going on, instead of defaulting on Hyper Beam because it looked cool. So cue my surprise back in May, when it's announced that Ruby and Sapphire were being remade into Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. We'll go a bit deeper, but I must warn you, if you're afraid for spoilers, this might be an article you might want to pass up on.

Oct 16
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America, you're not doing quite so bad after all! Nintendo recently announced some preliminary sales figures of the latest hit title on the Nintendo 3DS, Super Smash Bros. 3DS. Feel free to read my Official GBAtemp Review. For two days of sales in North America, grabbing 705,000 copies looks pretty solid. 135,000 were sold on the eShop. It also drove hardware sales up by 55%, moving 130,000 3DS units back in September. With the holidays coming up, these numbers are sure to increase, and with Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire on the horizon, Nintendo's got quite a holiday season coming up. Full press report below:


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Oct 16
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Google has been teasing the new Android release for quite a while. Little bits of information here and there have also hinted of new Nexus devices to be released alongside the new Android version. Well, the wait is over and Google has delivered as expected with a positive surprise to boot.

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As was expected, Google's Nexus 6 is made by and based on Motorola's Moto X. The Nexus 9 on the other hand is made by HTC as per rumours. Both will run the new Android 5.0 Lollipop version and expected to have all the bells and whistles added with stock Android. Prices are expected to be at $649 for the Nexus 6 and $399 for the Nexus 9.

The Nexus Player is made by Asus and runs Android TV. With voice control and an optional gaming pad available for the device, I can see it replacing the Chromecast for many. Prices are from $99 and up (depending on whether you want the gamepad with the device).

Also Android L will be coming coming to Nexus devices around you from Nexus 4 onwards including Nexus 7 2012.

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Oct 15
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Everyone loves their games without any limiting DRM or other nonsense. GoG.com, a side project by CD Project famous for the Witcher series among others, has been providing this type of service for quite a while. Now they're trying to help you play on a DRM-free platform and not just provide a fantastic online store. While they're at it, they're giving a game for free for everyone signing up for the testing of GoG Galaxy.

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All you need to do is sign up for the testing of the platform. Don't like it or want to improve it? Give feedback. While you're at it, grab the 10 or so free games available when registering into the service.
Oct 15

Samsung has been messing around with experimental 5G, the next generation of mobile data, and what they found with their tests is mind-blowing. Stationary, Samsung was able to get a stable data rate of ~7.5gbps (which is about 950MB/s). On a test track going ~60MPH/110KPH, they were able to achieve a stable data rate of 1.2gbps (or ~150MB/s). In short, Samsung has managed to get data speeds that are Sanic fast working in South Korea.

Check out the video above for Samsung's demonstration. This is amazing IMO, 7.5gbps is an insane peak rate for mobile data, it's miles faster than Google Fiber's quickest internet plan (1gbps). While 5G won't be coming anytime soon (it's often referred to as "beyond 2020 mobile communications technologies"), it's definitely nice to see what early research speeds are able to accomplish.

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Oct 14
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On the 16th of October starting at 10:00 am PDT, Payday: The Heist will be free for 24 hours on steam and if you download it during that time, you'll get to keep the game forever. :)

So for everyone who doesn't already own this game, I highly recommend to get it, because it's a lot of fun, especially with friends. So if you have friends who doesn't have this game yet, make sure to tell them and enjoy the game together! :)
Get ready and get the game when it goes "live" and have fun bank robbing! :D

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Oct 14
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Star Wars: Rogue Squadron was a tremendously disappointing Star Wars/X-Men crossover. If you could somehow overlook that, however, you'd find a pretty popular series focused around the Star Wars' iconic starfighter battles.

Information has come to light that developer Factor 5 was actually working on a Roque Squadron title for the Wii... sort of. It was basically a not-HD HD collection, bundling Rogue Leader and Rebel Strike with 60 FPS gameplay, multiple control schemes, and a lightsaber dueling minigame using the Wii Motion Plus.

Sadly, the game was cancelled, so this footage is as much as we're likely ever going to get. Enjoy it while it lasts.

Anyway, if you have any interest in the footage (and want to see it in a form that doesn't belong in a garbage can like the header pic), follow the link for the full trailer.

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Oct 14
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Resident Evil has had numerous Media Iterations over the years from Movie Adaptations, Books, and the enormous Game Franchise it's degenerated into today. The Movies have been hit or miss for most people, following the story of Alice, a bio weapon created by umbrella, and sprinkling in it's own little nods to the game franchise with characters like Chris and Claire Redfield, Jill Valentine, and the likes.
However now, the series is getting its own TV show sometime after the final movie comes out in the coming years.



There is no word on what the show will be based on, and if it will take on a plot set by the video games, or if it will be another semi-original story based loosely on the lore.