Posts Tagged ‘rumors’

Uncharted 3 Teases The Last of Us PS3 Exclusive

Written by Gradly on . Posted in blog, Consoles, Games, News, PS3, Rumors, Sony, Trailer

The Last of Us

Update:

This is true, Naughty Dog is behind the game.

One of the most exciting announcements set for this weekend’s Spike VGA awards is the PS3 exclusive “The Last of Us“, which has been teased several times before.

The mysterious title seems to be themed around a real-world disaster involving a viral outbreak that leaves “millions feared dead or infected”. The first teaser that went live shows a post-apocalypse feeling trailer which you can watch below:

The second teaser was a viral video that referenced a fungus using bodies to grow.

Lately, a new screenshot featured a newspaper talking about the end of humanity and quarantine zones.

There’s not much else known about the title, though fans have since discovered this morning a very suspicious reference in Naughty Dog‘s Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.

As you can see in the video on this page, a newspaper in the game’s opening scene makes reference to a “deadly fungus” is The Last of Us fungus the same as the Uncharted fungus? Could Uncharted and The Last of Us happen in the same universe? Could developer Naughty Dog be behind this new exclusive? Is Naughty Dog just friends with whomever is making The Last of Us? Is this all just a joke? We will find answers in the upcoming Spike awards. Stay tuned

[via ign]

God of War IV Coming September 2012?

Written by Gradly on . Posted in blog, Consoles, Games, News, PS3, Rants & Raves, Rumors

God of War IV‘s release date may have been leaked. New Zealand retailer MightyApe has listed the game with an estimated release date of September 28, 2012.

A job listing previously discovered on recruitment site Creative Heads has revealed that that the game may be in development, and this listing only adds fuel to the fire. According to the listing, the title is in the “military/combat” genre, and the person chosen for the position will start “immediately.”

The job is with Sony’s Santa Monica studio, which is responsible for developing all three previous God of War console titles. Since the portable God of War installments have been developed by Ready At Dawn Studios, Sony Santa Monica’s involvement could mean that the in-development title is God of War IV.

“Join the GOW team,” the listing reads. “The Santa Monica Studio is an open and creative environment, where we strive to make the best games in the industry. Join us as we embark on our next project.”

For now, Sony hasn’t confirmed that the game is in development and the release date is only a rumor.

[via IGN]

Another iPhone Prototype Lost In A Bar

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, Gadgets, News, Rants & Raves, Rumors

As reported  by CNET, it appears Apple may have lost another unreleased iPhone model in a bar, this time at the Cava22 in San Francisco. The errant iPhone, which went missing in San Francisco’s Mission district in late July, sparked a scramble by Apple security to recover the device over the next few days, according to a source familiar with the investigation.

You may recall last year’s loss of an iPhone 4 prototype, which was lost by an Apple employee and sold to Gizmodo. This year’s lost phone seems to have taken a more mundane path: it was taken from a Mexican restaurant and bar and may have been sold on Craigslist for $200. Still unclear are details about the device, what version of the iOS operating system it was running, and what it looks like.

Apple electronically traced the phone to a two-floor, single-family home in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood, according to the source.

When San Francisco police and Apple’s investigators visited the house, they spoke with a man in his twenties who acknowledged being at Cava 22 on the night the device went missing. But he denied knowing anything about the phone. The man gave police permission to search the house, and they found nothing, the source said.

iPhone 5 is expected to launch this September / early October.

Apple iPhone 5 Features Speculation Roundup

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, iPhone, News, Rants & Raves, Rumors, Tech.

There’s still a few weeks in which talk about what new features will drive the future iPhone 5. Here is a great collection by Jonny Evans who sums up a good amount of features and specifications rumored or said to be included in the upcoming iPhone 5.

Poker face

The fifth-generation iPhone (iPhone 5, or, possibly, the iPhone 4S) is a very important release. Not only will it be a major attempt by which Apple hopes to consolidate its lead on the smartphone biz, but it is also likely to spark renewed competitive peaks within that business.

The game is Apple’s to lose: it now dominates both by revenue and model sales. With that in mind here’s the current speculation, roughly in order of likelihood:

1Ghz Dual-core A5 processor

There have been some reports that production has been delayed by problems with heat dissipation on the new models. It’s impossible to say if that’s true, but Apple does seem likely to pop its most recent A-series processor inside its new phone.

What does this mean? It means the new iPhone will be blazingly fast — twice as fast as the previous version and with up to nine times the graphics processing power, if the iPad 2 improvements be seen as guide.

iOS 5 inside

Apple has been very busy working on iOS 5, which, among other things, will offer support for the new ‘Find My Mac’ feature I predicted last May. And will also integrate tightly with iCloud for a computing anywhere style experience.

A better camera

Omnivision made waves this week with news that it has produced camera modules that are 20 percent thinner than before. The new iPhone is expected to boast an 8-megapixel Omnivision camera with an improved LED flash system. The front camera is also expected to improve.

Bigger screen

Replacement of the mechanical Home button with a capacitive controller could enable Apple to equip the iPhone 5 with a bigger 3.7-inch (or, perhaps, 4-inch) display.

Better speakers

Apple continues to improve the speakers it places inside its mobile devices. You’ll be able to drown out those tinny phones the kids at the back of the bus use with these.

World class

The iPhone 5 is expected to host a combined hybrid GSM/CDMA radio possibly by qualcomm. This means you’ll be able to use one device on most available networks. This also means you can expect iPhone 5 to hit Verizon and AT&T simultaneously, and to reach CDMA networks (such as those in China) pretty soon after Apple’s manufacturers begin to meet US demand.

Screen resolution, RAM, storage

1,280-x-720px Retina Display, 367ppi. 512MB RAM and available in models equipped with up to 64GB storage

Thinner, too

That’s right, the new iPhone’s expected to be thinner — given Omnivision’s news and potential use of a Thunderbolt connector, it could be considerably thinner. (10 percent?)

A teardrop phone

All those purported leaked case designs suggest that the new iPhone will have a teardrop-style chassis, thicker at one end than another.

Voice Control

The new iPhone will boast voice control using an app called Assistant. This will let you speak your music requests, send texts and make Facetime calls. Based on Siri, it will also make simple requests, for example, “Where’s my nearest Starbuck’s?”.

Wireless Sync

This has been confirmed as a feature within iOS 5. You won’t need a computer in the post PC smartphone era.

Available in September

That’s the deal following news that Pegatron has secured orders to deliver 10 million units of iPhone 5, beginning in September.

Bluetooth 4 and/or NFC support

Apple has been working away at NFC for several years, but it is possible the company will instead choose to implement Bluetooth 4, which includes some specifications which could theoretically support secure payments.

iPhone HD — TV on demand

The iPhone 5 will support Full HD, just like the iPad. AirPlay movies to your Apple TV, or connect it to an HDTV for a high-res viewing experience. (And don’t get me started on those shiny new TV streaming services claims).

No LTE 4G phone

The sad truth here is that while LTE is much-discussed, it hasn’t really seen wide deployment globally at this time. This means that there isn’t yet a sufficiently wide market to justify the expense of including support for the standard in this edition of the phone.

I’m predicting LTE in the next-generation, when networks in key markets (eg., the UK) have upgraded their infrastructure to support the new standard.

A new antenna

Apple will not repeat antenna-gate. Jobs was not happy — recall the subsequent resignation of Mr Papermaster? Be prepared for a metal, rather than a glass back to the new device.

A nice price

I’m expecting the new device to come in at approximately the same price as the current models, though this will be tempered by local taxation changes and any unpredictable scarcity in component supply.

An iPhone nano?

I’m the biggest proponent of this device. Apple’s gone enigmatic on the matter.

RBC Capital’s Mike Abramsky met with Apple this week, and writes, “Apple’s primary criterion for launching a lower-end iPhone is an innovative, category-killer experience.”

That’s neither a yes or a no, and is a response which will keep competitors guessing, I suspect. Wait and see.

Apple Maps?

Perhaps next year. Or the C3 Technologies?

And Smart Covers

Will the iPhone 5 have its own set of Smart Covers?

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