While games like Diablo and Torchlight are fun in their own right and in a clickfest kind of way, we guess after a while it does get somewhat repetitive and boring. Runic Games? Max Schaefer in an interview with Indie Game Magazine Radio revealed that he hopes to introduce changes to the company?s latest game, Torchlight 2, and make the game more dynamic as opposed to just killing monsters and looting them and moving on. While this is in no way a confirmation of the upcoming features, Schaefer revealed that he would like to see creation tools being introduced to the game. (more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Torchlight 2 for Mac still a couple of months away, Torchlight 2 to be released on the 20th of September,
Last year at IFA, Samsung introduced a new class of handset with the launch of its original Galaxy Note, smartphones with huge displays (5-inch+) that we internally call ?phablets?. Its successor, the Galaxy Note 2 features a larger display (5.5?), a faster quad-core processor, increased RAM (2 GB), Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean) and an awesomely enhanced S-Pen stylus for sketching or writing directly on the phone. Given the state-of-the-art spec list, the Galaxy Note 2 should be really fast and deliver high performance.
Some people would argue that this is not a phone anymore, since it is too large to carry in the pocket and also that you may look ridiculous with this gigantic phone on your cheek when you place a phone call. However, I usually get tremendous feedback regarding the form factor from men who wear jackets (with a large internal pocket) and women who carry purses. I personally love the device (version 1 and 2) and, to challenge the size argument, Hubert did carry it regularly in his jeans? front pockets and he was fine.
In this review, will cover how it feels to use the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 in the real world. Ready?Ubergizmo. Related articles: Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Preview, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to be unveiled at IFA 2012?,
When it comes to cameras, Leica is usually the brand name associated with high-end cameras that supposedly deliver amazing quality photographs. When it comes to audio, Bang & Olufsen could be thought of to be on the same level as Leica ? high-end audio products that supposedly deliver superb sound quality. Both of course are subject to opinion and personal preference, but they are both undeniably the top of the range when it comes to their respective products. So what would it be like if both products merged together and became a luxury smartphone? That?s what Hugo André Costa Vieira Fernandes came up with in his concept, the BeoSmart.
It is a smartphone powered by Android and the front of the phone has been designed to look like B&O?s products, while the back of the phone is reminiscent of Leica?s cameras. According to the designer, the camera will be a 12MP Leica CMOS camera with Full HD video capture and feature a specially crafted lens. The audio will be powered by B&O?s technology and will even feature a 24k gold audio output! Now we?ve seen a couple of luxury smartphones in the past and as far as design is concerned, they have been pretty gaudy and the BeoSmart is no different, although in this case the audio and camera aspects might actually be pretty good if it was made a reality. Safe to say the BeoSmart would cost a small fortune if ever released, but what do you guys think?By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Leica X2 Edition Paul Smith camera is limited at 1,500 units, Leica?s Gorgeous New Rangefinder Cameras Are Impressive, Expensive,
The other day we reported that thanks to a leaked ad, Borderlands Legends for iOS was revealed. Well the good news is that if you were looking to play Borderlands on your iOS device, Gearbox has officially announced the game and it will be arriving in the iTunes App Store come 31st of October. However instead of the first person perspective that Borderlands gamers have been used to, Borderlands Legends for iOS will be a top-down action role-playing game instead. As the ad had revealed, gamers will be able to partake in randomized missions and play as some of Borderlands? characters, such as Brick, Lilith, Mordecai and Roland, while encountering familiar enemies. Players will be able to level their characters as well as purchase guns and gear that will help you progress in the game. The game will be priced at $4.99 for the iPhone, and $6.99 for the iPad. So, who?s excited for Borderlands Legends?By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Borderlands Legends for iOS revealed in leaked ad, Google Play carrier billing for Verizon confirmed,
While Apple?s initial victory over Samsung in the US which resulted in a possible award of $1 billion in damages could be thought of as significant, the Cupertino company appears to be having little luck in courts around the world. It seems that recently a Dutch court has ruled that Samsung did not infringe upon Apple?s patent regarding a multitouch feature, namely the feature that allows two fingers to be used on the touchscreen simultaneously, as well as the pinch-to-zoom feature. This is not the first time Apple has lost with this patent, as it they had lost previously to HTC in Britain, and Samsung and Motorola in Germany. Naturally Samsung was pleased with this ruling although Apple has yet to release a statement regarding the outcome. We guess we wouldn?t be surprised if Apple would appeal this decision, but for now we guess the victory goes to Samsung.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Apple loses patent case against Samsung in Japan, injunction request denied, Samsung report shows how it used the iPhone as a reference to improve the Galaxy S,
There aren?t too many mobile devices out there that can boast a full 1080p HD display, save for the HTC J Butterfly, HTC?s take on the phablet. Well unsurprisingly it seems that other manufacturers for Android have plans to catchup and according to MK News, it looks like Samsung, LG and Pantech have plans to launch 1080p smartphones come 2013. According to the report, these high-end smartphones are expected to be introduced before the second half of next year, and if the report is accurate, we guess it wouldn?t be completely unreasonable of us to expect that the Samsung Galaxy S4 could sport such a display. Either way with LG?s flagship, the Optimus G being launched not too long ago, we have to wonder what sort of device LG might have up their sleeves. Either way we?ll keep our eyes peeled, but are you guys looking forward to 1080p Full HD displays next year, or do you think the current-gen of displays are good enough and going 1080p Full HD is just another marketing gimmick that manufacturers will use to advertise their phones?By Ubergizmo. Related articles: South Korean government to come up with their own smartphone platform, AT&T to receive quartet of handsets this June 6th,
We reported earlier this month that the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 would be arriving on T-Mobile?s network later this Fall, and the good news is that if you were planning on picking up the device, it seems that T-Mobile?s online store (source link below) has listed the device as available for purchase. It will set you back a pretty hefty $369.99 with a new two-year contract, although we guess if you?d rather not be tied down, you can pay retail for it at $649.99. Either way it?s definitely not cheap but given its specs, we guess some of you guys can justify its price.
So what will you bet getting for your money? In case you missed our coverage of the Galaxy Note 2, you can expect a whopping 5.5? 720p display, a 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor under the hood, 2GB of RAM, an 8MP rear-facing camera, S-Pen and Wacom support and will come with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean preinstalled. So, who?s planning on picking one up for themselves?By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Samsung Galaxy Note 2 from T-Mobile arriving this fall, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 on T-Mobile sees release date leaked,