Articles By Lisa Eadicicco
Samsung’s Galaxy S3, the company’s flagship smartphone for 2012, is giving Apple’s iPhone some stiff competition overseas. In the UK, iPhone sales have seen a decrease following the Galaxy S3’s May release date, the Financial Times reported.
Fighting-game guru Seth Killian, known throughout the industry for his former role as a special game adviser at Capcom, has been recruited for Sony Santa Monica’s external division to work as a lead game designer, reported CVG.
Microsoft will be offering even more upgrade promotions for its upcoming operating system Windows 8, which is said to debut sometime in the fall. The company has announced the price of its Windows 8 Pro upgrade: $39.99 for online updates and $69.99 in-store.
Sony Computer Entertainment America has just announced that it will purchase the cloud-based gaming company Gaikai Inc. for $380 million, as multiple sources have reported.
Microsoft has just unveiled its San Diego Comic Con schedule, which will feature numerous Xbox 360 panels and some hands-on gameplay with “Halo 4.”
One brand new feature to come to “Diablo 3” is the real-money auction house, in which players can use actual cash to purchase items from other gamers. The idea has sparked controversy from the start, but now “Diablo 3” fans have a whole new reason to watch their wallets in the auction house.
Nintendo is promising new innovations with its Wii U gaming console, further closing the gap between video games and other entertainment media. The company has just taken this a step further by adding a senior Disney executive to its team.
Google unveiled its Nexus Tablet 7 at its I/O developer’s conference, as analysts and critics predicted. The device boasted a host of alluring new features such as the latest version of Android’s operating system. But underneath the sleek build and smooth software lies what could represent a turning point in the gaming industry.
Google I/O 2012 is set to kick off, and the company is expected to make some worthwhile announcements. Critics and fans alike are awaiting more information on Google’s first self-branded Nexus tablet, which was just confirmed ahead of the event.
Apple had its time to shine earlier in June, and now its Google’s turn. Google I/O 2012, the company’s annual developer’s conference, is expected to unveil the next Android operating system and its upcoming release in its Nexus-brand of devices.