Sakurai Reveals All About Smash Bros. Wii U & 3DS: Slated for Release in Summer/Winter 2014

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in Gaming, News | 0 comments

Sakurai Reveals All About Smash Bros. Wii U & 3DS: Slated for Release in Summer/Winter 2014

Today, Nintendo has unveiled a large amount of information on the status of Super Smash Bros. Wii U & 3DS, in a 39 minute video documentatary. According to Sakurai, the 3DS version will be released in Summer 2014 release, while the Wii U version will come out in Winter 2014. Along with release dates, Sakurai went in full depth about the gameplay, stages, items, characterrs, and online mode. Out of all the features covered, the online mode seemed to be the most exciting tidbit, as it’s a huge overhaul over Brawl’s...

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End of an Era: Farewell XP!

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in News | 0 comments

End of an Era: Farewell XP!

After nearly thirteen years, the curtains have fallen on Windows XP, as XP has reached EOL (“End of Life”) status. After today, Microsoft will no longer be providing any updates or support for Windows XP to the general public. Unfortunately, even after extending XP’s lifecycle a few years, there are many organizations that still run Windows XP (shame on them!). A few government agencies in Europe will continue to receive some support for their XP systems.Those that are still using XP are recommended to upgrade to a newer...

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Microsoft Offering $100 to Switch from Windows XP

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in News, Software | 0 comments

Microsoft Offering $100 to Switch from Windows XP

If you’re still using Windows XP, you may want to take notice, as Microsoft is offering $100 USD to switch. The only catch? The $100 credit must be used to purchase a new Windows 8.1 PC/laptop.The only catch is that you have to upgrade to a new Windows 8 computer.Those who are eligible for the promotion can redeem the credit at Microsoft’s online store or their retail shops — and the fact that you still use the 13-year old Windows XP is subject to verification by Microsoft (MSFT, Fortune 500). The offer is good for PCs...

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Game Developers Conference 2014 (GDC 2014) – Wrap Up

Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in Gaming, General, Hardware, Mobile, News, Software | 0 comments

Game Developers Conference 2014 (GDC 2014) – Wrap Up

This past week, I had a chance to attend the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, a huge annual conference for game producers & developers. As this was my first GDC, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to meet professionals in the gaming industry, attend seminars on game development, as well as seeing the latest games and technology on display.  While the first two days of GDC came and gone with little fanfare, things became a bit more interesting when the Career Center and the Expo Floor opened up on Wednesday. Companies like...

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Google Launches Android Wear

Posted by on Mar 18, 2014 in Hardware, Mobile, News | 0 comments

Today, Google has unveiled Android Wear, it’s take on the smartwatch concept. With Android Wear and like Google Glass, Google brings the Android infrastructure to the smartwatch form factor. Google is also making the Android Wear SDK available today to developers, making it possible to add Android Wear support to existing Android apps. Source:...

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Project Geo Unveiled! Introducing Dragon Geo

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in Gaming, Mobile, News, Software | 0 comments

Project Geo Unveiled! Introducing Dragon Geo

Project Geo, now unveiled as DRAGON GEO today, is an interactive map app akin to Google Maps, but displays maps from Square-Enix’s lesser known RPG series, Dragon Quest. Those of you that have been playing RPGs since the early days of the original NES will better recognize this series as Dragon Warrior. DRAGON GEO allows for viewing world, region, castle, town, dungeon, and shrine maps from Dragon Warrior / Quest I-VI. It also includes maps from the remake versions that later appeared on the Super Famicom, Game Boy Color, and Nintendo...

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AMD Unveils the Radeon R9/R7 Radeon Series

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in Hardware, News | 0 comments

AMD Unveils the Radeon R9/R7 Radeon Series

At the GPU 14 Tech Day Event in Hawaii, AMD officially unveiled the their next generation Radeon GPU series, the Radeon R9 2xx and R7 2xx series, codenamed “Volcanic Islands.” The new Radeon R9/R7 GPU family uses an enhanced GCN architecture (initially introduced in the Radeon HD 7000 series), is DirectX 11.2 compliant, and was produced on the 28 nm process. Some earlier speculations had suggested that the Volcanic Islands family would be on the 20 nm process, but it appears that AMD was able to yield more performance out of the...

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A Tribute to Hiroshi Yamauchi

Posted by on Sep 19, 2013 in Gaming, News | 0 comments

Today is a sad day, as Hiroshi Yamauchi, the man who led Nintendo from 1949 to 2002 and transformed Nintendo from a small card company into a mega videogame giant, has passed away from Pneumonia at the age of 85.During his time at Nintendo, popular gaming consoles such as the NES, Super NES, Game Boy, Nintendo 64, and GameCube were released, along with the creation of beloved Nintendo characters like Mario, Link, Samus, Donkey Kong, etc. that we have come to know well and love today. Rest in peace, Hiroshi Yamauchi.

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Registrations for Twin Cities Code Camp 15 Now Open!

Posted by on Sep 4, 2013 in General, News, Software | 0 comments

With the fall season now upon us, the time for the next Twin Cities Code Camp event is coming up pretty soon. Registrations for TCCC15 is now open and like with previous TCCC events, the event is completely free. TCCC15 will be held on October 19, 2013 from 8 AM – 5 PM and will again be held in Keller Hall over at the University of Minnesota. The link to register for the event can be found here: http://tccc15.eventbrite.com/ For those that have never been to the Twin Cities Code Camp event, it is a all-day event filled with seminars...

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Android 4.4 Now “KitKat” Instead of Key Lime Pie

Posted by on Sep 3, 2013 in Mobile, News | 0 comments

Although it has only been a short time since Google released Android 4.3 and has yet to be released for most Android devices, Google today has released some minor details about Android 4.4, specifically in that it will be called “KitKat” instead of “Key Lime Pie.” Apparently, Nestle has given approval to Google for them to allow the name usage of their beloved snack for the next version of Android. Their reason for the name change? Many of the developers at Google aren’t familiar with the taste of key lime pie,...

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