Amazon Appstore has roll out a $5 credit Christmas Deal that you can use on your next purchase when you download an app or a game from their new Amazon Appstore version for Android.
Make sure that you download the game or app from the newest version of the Amazon Appstore on your Android phone or tablet. The promo is between 12:00 AM (EST) December 24, 2013 and 11:59 PM (PST) December 28, 2013, you must download in between those times.
The $5 promotional credit will expire on March 31, 2014 at 11:59 PM (PST), and is limited to 1 credit per customer and account.
The Hunger Games Catching Fire Barbie dolls is based on the movie "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." The four dolls the company Mattel released are Katniss Everdeen, Peeta Mellark, Finnick Odair, and Effie Trinket.
X-Men: Apocalypse which is set to be released on 2016 will be directed by Bryan Singer. The movie will be tied with X-men: Days Of Future Past.
James McAvoy has also confirmed that he will return to the role of Charles Xavier in future X-Men films. The upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past would feature an Xavier that had not been seen before in the films he said.
X-Men: Days of Future Past will be released in the US on May 23, 2014.
Angry Birds Go! is now available for free download on iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry 10 platforms.
Rovio, the Finnish developer, released their new kart racing game the "Angry Birds Go." You can download it for free.
The game features all the characters from the original Angry Birds games, however in this game they are racing their way through the Piggy Island in 3D through speedways, canyons, stunt roads and air courses in soapbox carts.
It is really simple you just need to tilt or touch to control after releasing the kart with the help of the catapult.
Let's break down both the opening day sales of Microsoft’s Xbox One and PS4. Microsoft said that their Xbox One shipped 1 million consoles in the first 24 hours. However Microsoft also acknowledged problems and defects with their console particularly the disc drive. It was reported on social media that user are experiencing grinding noise in the disc drive of the unit every time they insert a disc.
“We’re working directly with those affected to get a replacement console to them as soon as possible through our advance exchange program,” Microsoft said in a statement. “Customers have the option for us to send a replacement console right away without waiting until they have returned their old one. This means a customer only has to wait a matter of days, rather than weeks to get back up and running.”
Microsoft said that its Xbox One sold 1 million units in its first 24 hours on sale, it's their largest ever. The console is also sold out in a number of locations. PlayStation 4, which was launched a week ahead also reported 1 million in sales in the first 24 hours.
Space Jam 2 that features LeBron James is trending in Social Media with a picture of Lebron and Bugs Bunny, however it is just a hoax. The poster also mentioned that Warner Brothers will release movie Space Jam 2 with Lebron James in 2014.
Fans of LeBron may have created it, maybe they want a sequel to Michael Jordan classic 1996 film Space Jam.
Nintendo announced that they will release the Wii Mini in the US later this month. It is currently available in Europe and Canada. The system has no Wifi capabilities and will cost $99.99 for a bundle that includes a copy of Mario Kart Wii.
The Wii Mini can't play Nintendo Gamecube games and has no SD slot.
The Wii production has been discontinued in Europe and Japan, while their console the Wii U has been struggling to match its predecessor's success.
Nintendo is optimistic that things will look up as they release new games like Super Mario 3D World on November 22 and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze in December.
Microsoft's latest next-generation gaming console the Xbox OS can run on 3 operating systems: Windows, Xbox OS and a software that lets the user switch app and multitask.
It also seems that the Xbox One can run on Windows 8 apps since on Dell's website it says that the console can run nd get synced with Windows 8 apps.
"Consider the game officially changed. With all your favorite Windows 8 apps able to be run on and synced to your Xbox One, now your phone, desktop, tablet and TV can all give you a unified web and entertainment experience."
Microsoft's first next-generation gaming console "Xbox One" will go on sale November 22 in 13 countries that includes Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States and New Zealand.
The Xbox One's launch has been delayed in some markets until 2014 to work on customising the user interface and translating software to native languages. In the Asian markets it will be offered in 2014 and will only be available initially in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and India.
Learn, create and connect with The New Wi-Fi learning app tablet, InnoTab® 3S. It will give your kids a new world of interactive educational game play that is fun! It includes educational games that teach reading, math, social studies, science and much more your kill will have fun learning new things! You can play your own videos and MP3s, and connect to other InnoTab® 3S tablets and smart phones to share messages and more! Equipped with a kid-safe browser, your child can view pre-approved websites. Connect to the Learning Lodge™ for hundreds of software cartridges and downloads for more learning fun!
InnoTab 3S let kids to their parents and friends anywhere through Wi-Fi connection. With VTech Kid Connect Basic (included) you can wirelessly exchange text and fun stickers between the InnoTab 3S and smart phones. Kids can also connect with friends and siblings safely with tablet-to-tablet communication between two InnoTab 3S tablets no matter where they are- anytime, anywhere.
InnoTab ® 3S comes with one year Kid Connect Basic subscription. Internet connection required. Supports Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g only). Some apps and features sold separately. Additional content may require a microSD Memory Card (not included).
*Kid Connect is compatible with iPhone 4 or above, IOS 5.x or above; Android 2.3.3 or above with 320x480 minimum resolution. Download free app at Apple App Store or Google Play
Age: 3 to 9 Years
E-Reader and story dictionary
4 GB on-board memory
Memory expandable up to 32GB with micro SD card (sold separately)
180° 2.0 MP rotating camera / video recorder
WonderCam with over 55 photo effects
20 total Apps included: Art Studio, Magical Bean Stalk game, H2O Go! game and more
Kid-safe internet browser with pre-selected and parent-approved websites
5" color touch screen
Secure Wi-Fi connectivity
Also includes calculator, clock, calendar, friends list, notes and more
Microphone and NEW D-pad offer even more ways to play
Includes 2 styluses
Includes Rechargeable Battery Pack and AC Adaptor (a $34.99 value)
Vending machines are everywhere in Japan, they have vending machines for soda, noodles, lettuce, banana etc. Now they are adding a vending machine for Android apps.
Google Japan announced that it will be releasing three dedicated Google Play machines that will sell 18 different gaming apps which includes free-to-play and paid apps. If you device runs on Android 4.0 and Near Field Communication (NFC) you can immediately try out the app vending machine.
The machines use NFC to communicate with your device. Just place your device on the tray and you can start browsing the selection of 18 games on the large touchscreen. And if you don’t happen to have an Android phone with you, there is a Nexus 4 to try out and play with.
Rockstar Games warned users of Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) about cars disappearing when you park in garages and they are fixing the bug at the moment.
The company said that they are looking into a glitch that sometimes causes cars to lose upgrades or completely disappear from safe houses.
In their support forum developers said they are fixing the problem:
"We have received some reports about problems with cars and garages, particularly after upgrading and then completing a mission, and are looking into this now. Unfortunately, we do not currently have a workaround to recover a car if it is missing. If you would like to receive an automatic email notification as soon as there is more information, please log into the Support Site and click Subscribe at the top of this page.
Also please note that vehicles saves in the garage of one safehouse (Franklin's Aunt's) may not show up in the garage of a different safehouse (Franklin's Vinewood Hills)."
"Update for 9/22/13: This issue may occur if you drive another character’s personal vehicle. We are looking into a fix to prevent this from occurring in the future. If you would like to receive an automatic email notification when the fix is live, please log into the Support Site and click Subscribe at the top of this page. In the meantime, please try to avoid parking a car in a garage, driving one already in a garage, or getting in a default vehicle, when playing as a character other than the one with your upgrades."
Rockstar suggested players should subscribe to their support site feed for automatic updates on the issue.
Activision said in an announcement today that players buying Call of Duty: Ghosts on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 will be able to upgrade to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 once they launch for only $10.
You can buy the dual license digital version of the game for $69.99 that includes a version of the game for both the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. You can also purchase it for the Xbox 360 only for $59.99, and just pay $10 to switch to Xbox One.
For Playstation, if you buy the PS3 version of Call of Duty: Ghosts you can get a code for transition to the PS4 version for an additional $10.
Grand Theft Auto V will be out in store on September 17, 2013. The latest installment of the thug themed shoot-em-up could be Take Two Interactive's biggest hit yet.
In anticipation of the release of Grand Theft Auto V, Take-Two Interactive shares are up to $19 from $10 this year. History says shareholders should take the cash and run before hot anticipation of a profit boost turns to the realization that next year's results won't measure up. But this time around, there's reason to believe Take-Two (ticker: TTWO) will break out of a dozen-year cycle of jumps and spills. Shares could gain another 30% over the next year.
Check out this cool review of RCMania on Snake Bite Monster Truck. I love driving this monster over stones, puddle, and other stuff. I bought mine on Toys R Us. It's pretty big 23" long with tires that are almost 9" in diameter.
The box office hit Monsters University is now gracing special editions of Top Trumps and Monopoly Junior. Winning Moves' Monsters University Top Trumps sees a range of characters from the prequel appear on the cards allowing consumers to finally settle the debate as to who is the scariest student on campus.
While, Monsters University Monopoly Junior allows players to travel around the campus collecting scream power with characters from the film.
The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra perform music that is inspired by the video game "The Legend of Zelda" soundtrack in Newark.
Nintendo sound director Koji Kondo created the original music for "The Legend of Zelda." The popular 1986 video game adventure that left many hooked.
Jason Michael Paul is the executive producer of "The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses." He first merged video games with live orchestration in a 2004 performance centered around the soundtrack to the game "Final Fantasy."
"We've been on tour ever since," Paul says. "Typically, we partner with a local orchestra."
Walt Disney Co said on Tuesday that they expect to lose about $190 million on their very expensive movie flop "The Lone Ranger."
"The Lone Ranger" stars Johnny Depp. The loss will be recorded for the quarter that ends in September. Disney shares dropped 1.9 percent in after-hours trading to $65.79 from a $67.05 close on the New York Stock Exchange.
The movie opened July 3 with a dissappointing $29 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales over its first weekend.
"There has been a lot said, I know, about the risk of basically high cost, tent pole films," Disney CEO Bob Iger said, "and we certainly can attest to that given what happened with Lone Ranger."
"We still think the tentpole strategy is a good strategy," he said. "That one way to rise above the din and the competition is with a big film, not just big budget, but big story, big cast, big marketing behind it."
LOS ANGELES — "The Wolverine" beat monsters and minions to debut on top of the weekend box office. The Fox film features Hugh Jackman and opened with $55 million in North America, Fox estimates Sunday. It may be on top however, it is still considered weak since it's way less than the $85.1M which 2009 X-Men Origin: Wolverine made in its debut.
However the global market looks good for the movie, “Global number is a huge $141.1m,” Fox said.
Don't leave when the movie is over wait for the after-credits scene. You are in for a surprise!
Last weekend’s top movie, Warner Bros.’ low-budget horror ‘‘The Conjuring,’’ slipped to second place, adding another $22.1 million to its take, while ‘‘Despicable Me 2’’ was in third with $16 million.
San Diego - At this year Comic-Con in San Diego the cast and directors of the upcoming "Captain America: The Winter Solider" gave preview of the upcoming film and reveal new footage.
The movie is scheduled for release on April 4. It was directed by brothers Joe and Anthony Russo and is meant to bridge the gap between "The Avengers" and its 2015 sequel.
The footage revealed Captain America adjusting to the modern world and some new and dangerous challenges compared with the original "Captain America" film, which was set in the 1940s.
"The hurdle of Captain America is that his nature is to put himself last," Evans said. "The first Captain America film is about getting the opportunity to serve, the opportunity to lead, to a solider. I think he's so determined to do what's right. The conflict with this modern society as opposed to the '40s is in the '40s, it was easy to say 'the Nazis are the bad guys.' Today it's a little bit harder to know 'who am I serving?'
"It's not about doing the right thing, it's about 'what is the right thing?' We get to see Captain struggling with that. That's where his relationship with Black Widow comes to fruition. She's someone who has had to compromise her morals and not live in black and white, and I think as a result -- I can't say too much -- something happens. These two people from different worlds need to rely on each other."
Rovio announced on their blog that the new "Angry Birds Star Wars II" will be launched on September 19 across app stores worldwide.
"The new game will tackle the prequels, introducing a wide roster of never-before-seen Angry Birds Star Wars characters. The best part? You’ll get to play with over 30 of them!"
"At this point we will not comment on rumors or speculation that Jar Jar Binks will be in the game."
Alongside the launch of "Angry Birds Star Wars II" is the new interactive toys from Hasbro "Telepods." It allows players to scan the 30 different figures to add them to the game and allow players to customize the birds being fired on a given level.
"To compliment this wide lineup of characters, there will also be a line of over 30 collectable TELEPODS figures from Hasbro. Placing these figures onto your phone or tablet camera will scan your character of choice directly into the game, allowing you to select new characters on the fly."
"Another first for the series is that you can choose your side! Players can choose to “Join the Pork Side”, and rumor has it that the emperor is recruiting (more on this soon!!)."
Ingo Devices Moshi Monsters tablets will be distributed in stores in UK in July and will be priced at £119.99. It is a new licensed product.
The device has 7” screen, dual camera (front & back), Wi-Fi, and the android 4.1 operating system. It includes Ingo Kids Parental Controls with user accounts, application filters, time control and online content control. Download all of your favourite apps from Google Play.
In addition to this, the tablet will include wallpaper and pictures, Moshi music videos, Moshi magazines and apps.
An accessory pack will also be available. This contains a carry bag, over ear headphones and a stylus pen for £49.99.
Ingo Devices has the exclusive rights to Moshi Monsters for electrical products for children (including tablets, digital cameras, camcorders, MP3, DVD and accessories).
Microsoft will offer "Age of Empires" game for iPhones and Android devices. They have created a tie-up with Japan's KLab Inc. It seems Microsoft wants to capture growth in a booming mobile game market.
Microsoft's gaming business is dependent primarily on its Xbox franchise but mobile devices have been eating into the gaming industry, that lures consumers away from traditional consoles.
While the tech giant has released a few mobile games for iOS and Android like Wordament, "Age of Empires" is its most popular game to date to be offered beyond its own consoles.
A KLab spokesperson said, they will develop a mobile version of "Age of Empires" which will be released before the end of March.
The historical strategy game will be released worldwide in English for iPhones and Android-based phones, "with plans to release the game in other languages and on a Windows Phone in the future," a Microsoft spokesperson said.
There's a new type of remote control toy, that can travel on the ground and fly like a helicopter. It will be in production soon. It is a revolutionary new remote controlled hybrid car-helicopter, the patent design is still pending.
Check out the video above you can see how cool this new RC, it can run on the ground and can also fly if it needs to.
"Due to its large wheel diameter of 220mm, it achieves outstanding performance in difficult terrain. On flat surfaces B reaches high speeds."
Here are it's key features:
Vertical take-off and landing.
Able to transition on the move between driving, flying and back again.
Up to 15 minutes of action on a single charge.
HD (1280 x 720 px) camera on-board with recording capability.
An experience which has not been possible within one package before.
Durable construction that is designed with punishing terrain in mind.
Check out the cool teaser of "300: Rise of an Empire" as the muscle-bound Spartans returns!
After Xerxes' father, Darius, is killed by the Greeks during the Battle of Marathon, he seeks to become a God and eventually comes face to face with Athenian commander Themistocles.
Based on Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel Xerxes, and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster “300,” this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield—on the sea—as Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war.
“300: Rise of an Empire” pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes, and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.
Themistokles is played by an Australian actor Sullivan Stapleton best known for his roles in Gangster Squad, The Hunter, and in the Strike Back.
Jack Tretton the President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment of America (SCEA), said that the PlayStation 4 will support used games and the trade, loan and sale of game discs. It also does not need an internet connection to function.
The price for PlayStation 4 was announced at E3 conference which is at £349 for the UK and $399 in the US and will go on sale this Christmas. While the Xbox One is priced at $499.00 in US and £429.99 in UK.
However, you should factor the next-gen Kinect sensor that comes with the Xbox One.
Toyota shows off the 2014 Toyota Corolla with new contemporary style. They have also increased the wheelbase by four inch to improve the ride.
They said that the 2014 Toyota Corolla is expected to have a highway fuel economy on the far side of the 40-mpg barrier with its better aerodynamics design and mechanical improvements including a new continuously variable transmission (CVT).
Edmunds.com data shows that the Corolla, is the best-selling compact car in the United States.
The new Corolla will have four trims: L, LE, S and a new LE Eco trim. They are all powered by a 132 horsepower, 1.8-liter four cylinder engine matched with the CVT, which uses a state of the art software that mimic the feel of a conventional transmission with seven separate ratios.
“deliver a more dynamic driving experience with software tuning that alters shift points, creating transmission behavior during acceleration that enhances the sporty character of the S-grade”, Toyota said.
The six-speed manual will be available on base L and sporty S models. A new midlevel LE Eco model gets a 140-hp 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, low rolling resistance tires, and other mpg boosting tricks to deliver that 40-mpg plus on the highway.
The interior of the car has a soft surfaces and piano black trim highlights. Toyota says that it will be both quieter and roomier than the outgoing model, with almost three inches added to the rear seating area. All models get eight standard airbags and Bluetooth connectivity. Optional features include touchscreen audio, push button start, a moon roof, and backup camera.
The Corolla is known for excellent fuel economy and reliability but with a boring style. The new model looks like it has the potential to compete with other stylish models like the Elantra.
Check out the Spin-Go Mini Stunt Bike. It's fun to play with, you can do a lot of tricks with this toy. It is a new toy from IDOON. The toy is a miniature bike but it can run fast up to 22 km/h. It has Internal Gyro Stabilizer.
It is easy to play with, you can do 360-degree whirled, Somersault, Racing, Loop, Jump, Head Spin, Drag Race, Acrobatic running, etc.
(Reuters) - Chinese hackers hacked their way to obtain access to designs of more than two dozen major U.S. weapons systems, a U.S. report said on Monday. Also Australian media said Chinese hackers had stolen the blueprints for Australia's new spy headquarters.
The Washington Post cited a report prepared for the Defense Department by the Defense Science Board said the compromised U.S. designs included those for combat aircraft and ships, as well as missile defenses vital for Europe, Asia and the Gulf.
Among the weapons listed in the report were the advanced Patriot missile system, the Navy's Aegis ballistic missile defense systems, the F/A-18 fighter jet, the V-22 Osprey, the Black Hawk helicopter and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
The report did not specify the extent or time of the cyber-thefts or indicate if they involved computer networks of the U.S. government, contractors or subcontractors.
But the espionage would give China knowledge that could be exploited in a conflict, such as the ability to knock out communications and corrupting data, the Post said. It also could speed China's development of its defense technology.
In a report to Congress this month, the Pentagon said China was using espionage to modernize its military and its hacking was a serious concern. It said the U.S. government had been the target of hacking that appeared to be "attributable directly to the Chinese government and military."
China dismissed the report as groundless. Next year expect the Chinese version of Aegis ballistic missile defense systems, the F/A-18 fighter jet, the
V-22 Osprey, the Black Hawk helicopter and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
Popular toy brand Mattel smashes yet another world record. Mattel's Hot Wheels created the world's longest toy track in history at the Indianapolis 500 Saturday, May 25th, to celebrate its World's Best Driver Championship event.
The racetrack is one-mile long with four lanes. Kids were invited from all over the US to race four toy-size cars around the track.
Christopher Bienusa, a 12-year-old from Alexandria, Minnesota won the race. He is coached by racing legends Mario and John Andretti.
More than 1,000 pieces of custom-made Hot Wheels track were used to build the longest track. Alexandria Industries manufactured nearly 4,700 pounds of aluminum extrusions to withstand outdoor elements such as heat and rain.
Xbox One has been revealed by Microsoft on May 21 in their big reveal event. They showed footage of Call of Duty Ghosts, NBA Live 14, Madden 25, and Forza Motorsport 5 which are great.
They also boast Instant Switching or multitasking function, in switching from one task to another all you need to do is give a voice command to switch like "Show Movie" or "Play Game." You can also take Skype calls while playing for favorite game or watching your favorite movie. Users can also call friends through Skype to other devices like smartphones, tablets, or PCs.
You can also record and upload footage of your games.
Here are the Specs:
RAM: 8GB DDR3
CPU: 8 Core Microsoft custom CPU
Storage: 500 GB Hard Drive
Second Screen: SmartGlass
Cloud Storage: Available
Optical Drive: Blu-Ray/DVD
Game DVR: Available
Mandatory Game Installs: Available
Required Internet Connection: Yes
Used Game Fee: Yes
Backwards Compatibility: No
Cross Game Chat: through Skype
Motion Control: Kinect 2
Voice Commands: Available
Subscription Service: Xbox Live
USB: USB 3.0
Web Connection: Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi
BlueTooth: Bluetooth 2.1
A/V Hookups: HDMI input and output (4K support), Optical output
Avengers 2 is set to be released on May 1, 2014. In an interview with the screen writer and director Joss Whedon, he confirmed that included in the film are Pietro (Quicksilver) and Wanda Maximoff (Scarlet Witch). In the comic books they are both Magneto's children.
Quicksilver has a superhuman speed ability, while Scarlet Witch is able to control probability, reality alteration, and chaos magic.
"They're interesting to me because they sort of represent the part of the world that wouldn’t necessarily agree with The Avengers. So they're not there to make things easier. I'm not putting any characters in the movie that will make things easier," Whedon said.
The Egoista is designed by Walter de Silva, the one-seat supercar was inspired by an Apache helicopter. Reports stated that the super car is made of carbon fiber throughout its build and even utilizes a removable cockpit canopy that can help save on weight. The Lamborghini Egoista also features a 5.2-litre V10 engine.
"This is a car made for a single person, to have fun and to express their own personality. It is designed for people who want the most extreme and most special things in the world. This car represents extremes of hedonism; it is a car without compromise. In a word, it is selfish," said Walter de Silva.
“I am very attached to this Italian brand, being an Italian myself. I wanted to pay homage to and think up a vehicle to underline the fact that Lamborghinis have always been made with passion, and with the heart more than the head”, de Silva continued.
The Lamborghini Egoista won’t be put into production.
Apple will award the person to download the 50 billionth app to celebrate the download milestone.
If you want to be the lucky winner to download the 50 billionth app and win the App Store gift card worth $10,000, better go online now and monitor the Apple Countdown Page.
You will need to submit a free entry form and no purchase is necessary to win. Also take note that the contest is open only to 13 years of age or older.
So if you win, how would you spend a $10,000 App Store gift card? You can listen to all the music you want, watch all the movies you like, and even fill your iPhone and iPad with the apps that it can handle.