Free, Ad-Supported iTunes Radio Shuts Down Today

Ad-supported iTunes Radio stations have today gone off the air. As we reported earlier this month, Apple decided it would shutter its free streaming iTunes Radio offering, a competitor to Pandora, in an effort to boost subscriptions to its paid service, Apple Music. Going forward, the only free radio option is Apple’s Beats 1 radio…Continue Reading

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EA Announces Game Lineup For 2016 and Early 2017

A few days ago EA released information about it’s upcoming game lineup for 2016 and early 2017 in a share holder press conference. They announced some very exciting new games to come. EA has always released great games (Even if they are sometimes a bit shady). So i’m really excited.

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First off they released there expected sports games (Madden, Fifa, etc.). Which is expected but kind of boring. I wish they would just focus on legitimate games instead of overpriced re-skins, but EA loves money so that’s not happening. Theres nothing surprising here. There as expected also going to release a new battlefield game as they always do. They also announced a new Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare game, for the 5 people who care.

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They also announced they will be releasing Titanfall 2 sometime this year. I liked the first Titanfall game and I hope this one will be good too. EA has said that they plan to release this for more platforms than just the Xbox One and Xbox 360. It is also rumored to have a full single player campaign. I don’t know about the last one because even though the world of Titanfall is interesting and probably has some great stories that could be told in it, I don’t feel like Titanfall needs it. Some games like Battlefront defiantly need a single player campaign (seriously how did they screw that up). But others like Titanfall don’t need one. There are very few first person shooters that would actually get people to play campaign (Battlefront), and Titanfall doesn’t seem like one. I think they should just stick to multiplayer, and have a massive amount of multiplayer content there.

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Google Working On Its Own Consumer VR Hardware, Latest Job Postings Suggest

Google appears to be doubling down on VR as they look to begin building “multiple” consumer hardware devices, according to new VR job postings on their site. Google’s current consumer VR offerings are confined to its Google Cardboard program, which allows consumers to experience rudimentary virtual reality with cheap headsets attached to smartphones. Now it appears that Continue Reading

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Want to play with this toy? You’ll need an app for that

Traditional toys are getting digital makeovers for tech-savvy children An iPad loom for friendship bracelets, a wireless electronics kit you can activate with a tweet, and a hi-tech Scalextric race track you can play with via your smartphone. These are just a few of the traditional toys that have undergone a technological makeover to appeal Continue Reading

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Voilition Reveals Cancelled Saints Row Game

 

Earlier this week Volition released a beta for a cancelled Saints Row Game. This was going to be called Saints Row Undercover for the PSP. According to Voliton. they originally planned to just port  Saints Row 2 but they found the game was to large for the PSP. They then decided to just make a new game all together. Since Volition doesn’t make portable games they hired an unnamed other developer to make it. The game didn’t live up to THQ, there old publisher, or Volition’s standards so they cancelled the project

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Some of the developers were looking back on the archives and found a PSP dev kit. Since none of them remembered ever working on a PSP game they started talking to some people who had worked at Volition for a while and found a early model of the game titled “Saints Row Undercover”. They found that game actually had a character customization system, a tutorial level, and a full open world. This is a lot for just a test model. When they mentioned showing it to the public to some other people at Volition, they responded “You can’t show that it’s unfinished.” When hearing this they started to question why they couldn’t. They decided that Saints Row fans would wan’t to see this. With that in mind they convinced the higher ups at Volition to let them show the game to the public.

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Mojang is Making an Educational Minecraft Game

Microsoft and Mojang have announced that they have acquired MinecraftEDU and are working on there own educational Minecraft game titled “Minecraft Educational Edition”. This will sell at 5 USD a year for a student, 25 USD a year for a server, and a 41 USD one-time server licensing fee. It will be an expanded version of Minecraft for education. This isn’t really surprising seeing that according to Microsoft “over 7,000 classrooms in more than 40 countries worldwide use Minecraft as part of their curriculum today.”

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The company Teacher Gaming LLC, which is the company the Microsoft bought MincreftEDU from is still selling MinecraftEDU, which is a modded version of Minecraft for schools. The company says that “Minecraft can be a very useful educational tool it can teach a range of skills, like digital citizenship, empathy, social skills, and can even improve their literacy, while also getting real-time feedback from their teacher.” I honestly don’t really see the point in this version.

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Oculus Rift Pre-Orders Before You Buy Info

As some of you may know that the Oculus Rift has recently opened up to pre-orders. This was really exciting, but I wan’t you all to know somethings before you buy it. For those of you who don’t know already the Oculus Rift is a high end VR gaming headset. VR gaming is basically a headset with a screen that makes you feel like your actually in the game. Test demos for this have been out for a while but this is the first official Oculus release.

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Sony is trying to trademark the term “Let’s Play”

Earlier today I saw this story that I thought was absolutely insane. Sony is apparently trying to trademark the term “Let’s Play”. At first I didn’t believed so I checked other sources and sure enough it was true. For those of you who don’t know a Let’s Play is basically a video of someone playing a video game, usually with commentary. Some of these videos get millions of views each. I have two idea’s why they would want to do, the first is that they wan’t to use it as a slogan. Maybe there going to have an ad campaign shoving “PlayStation: Let’s Play” or something like that down our throats. My second and probably the more likely reason is that maybe to promote there content over everyone else’s. they might use the trademark to get videos with there competitors games, who use the term Let’s Play off YouTube or any other video streaming site. Continue reading “Sony is trying to trademark the term “Let’s Play””

Screen Junkies Plus – Could it kill YouTube

 

Everyone knows YouTube, even people who are allergic to the internet have heard of YouTube. Most likely everyone reading this has used it at least once. Earlier today I saw something that I knew I needed to write a story on. Recently the Screen Junkies channel launched there subscription service Screen Junkies Plus. This is a $4.99 USD a month subscription which allows you to watch extra content. Now this has gotten mostly positive responses so far. But when I saw this and I had totally a different response. First things first the price is ridiculous Netflix which has professional exclusives and thousands of hours of content costs $9.99 USD a month. Screen Junkies Plus  probably has about 12 hours of content (I don’t have the subscription I don’t know the exact number), but the price isn’t the worst part of this. What I’m scared of is what if this succeeds. If this is successful more Youtubers will switch from the traditional ad based formula they have Continue reading “Screen Junkies Plus – Could it kill YouTube”

Welome

Welcome to my blog this here is my first post and I want to talk about what I will be posting about. As you probably can see this blog is mainly about tech, what this means is I will be posting about tech related story’s and my opinions on them. I will be also be posting about all other forms of media like TV, Movies, and Video Games. I plan on posting often and I really hope you all like my blog. I will start posting more soon so look out for that.