Mario Kart 8 Demo Rumored For Release Ahead Of Official GameMario Kart 8 for the Nintendo Wii U is currently pegged for a release on the 30th of May. This means that we still have a little over a month to go before we are able to get our hands on the game. Given that Mario Kart 8 is one of the highly anticipated titles from Nintendo, especially for the Wii U, safe to say many are itching to play the game.

However there is some good news and that is Nintendo is apparently planning on releasing a demo of Mario Kart 8 ahead of the game’s official release, meaning that gamers will be able to try out the game and get their fix before they head out and buy it. Unfortunately this is only a rumor at this point so there’s no telling if there is any truth to it.
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Borderlands For PS3 Going Offline Next MonthIn case you haven’t heard, GameSpy will be officially shuttering its doors on the 31st of May. No doubt this closes the door on an era in gaming, but what it also means for some gamers is that their favorite multiplayer games will no longer be function.

So far in terms of games that have been confirmed to be affected by this is Crytek’s Crysis 1 and 2. EA on the other hand is looking to transition older Battlefield titles to another server where they will remain playable, but the bad news for Borderlands gamers on the PS3 is that the game will be going offline in conjunction with GameSpy shutting down.
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iPod Lineup Could Be Replaced By iWatch, According To AnalystThe iWatch has been rumored about for a while now and a recent trademark filing has only fueled the rumors and speculation. Now based on what we know so far, the device is meant to be some kind of smartwatch with a health-focus. This is thanks to Apple’s hiring of health experts, not to mention rumors of a Healthbook app all seem to point in that direction.

However is it possible that Apple could be pushing for the iWatch to eventually replace the iPod lineup? Given that they’re both very different devices, does that even make sense? Well according to a research note from analyst Christopher Caso from Susquehanna Financial Group, he believes that the iWatch could eventually be what replaces the iPod.
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BlizzCon 2014 Announced For 7 8 NovemberWhile Blizzard might only be one company, their games have created an extremely loyal and huge following and community to the point where the company sees fit for it to launch their own event on an annual basis – BlizzCon. Now the good news is that BlizzCon 2014 has been announced and it will be taking place on the 7-8th of November 2014 in Anaheim, California.

The first batch of BlizzCon tickets will be sold on the 7th of May while the next batch will go on sale on the 10th of May. The tickets cost $200 plus taxes and fees, and for those who want to do their bid for charity, there will be pre-BlizzCon dinner tickets that will be sold for $750, with all proceeds going towards the Children’s Hospital of Orange County.
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Hideo Kojima Teases Important Announcement For TomorrowCould Metal Gear Solid’s producer, Hideo Kojima, have something to announce tomorrow? Maybe, because in a recent tweet by the famed producer of the somewhat legendary game series, it looks like he has some kind of announcement that he wants to make.

According to Kojima, “On Tomorrow’s Kojima Station there will be an important announcement. At the same time, I will introduce the “Prisoners” video corner that will be released on May 3rd. In addition, the new corner (video) will involve planning, lighting, shooting, editing and sound recording made by ourselves.”
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Samsung Galaxy K Gets Pictured In Leaked PhotoSamsung has a habit of releasing a flagship phone followed up by various iterations of said device. For example we saw the Samsung Galaxy S4 launch with multiple variants like the Galaxy S4 Active, a water-resistant device. There was also a Galaxy S4 Zoom which featured a more powerful camera.

Now word on the street has it that Samsung could be doing the same for the Galaxy S5 handset as well and now thanks to a couple of leaked photos from Baidu, it is possible that we are now looking at additional photos of the device.
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Xbox One For Japan Launches On 4th SeptemberWhile some parts of the world are already enjoying their Xbox One console, there are some markets that are still missing out on the fun, like Japan, for example. Well the good news for Japanese gamers is that a report from Famitsu has revealed when the console will see a release in the country.

According to report, the Xbox One will be seeing a release on the 4th of September in Japan. The console will also be launched with several titles that will be making its way to Japan as well, such as Forza 5, Kinect Sports Rivals, Sunset Overdrive, Halo, Dead Rising 3, Ryse, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, Thief, and Murdered: Soul Suspect.
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Ubisoft Employee Teases New Prince Of Persia GameIt has been a while since we last saw a brand new Prince of Persia game, although if recent rumors are anything to go by, a new title is reportedly in the works that will be powered by the UbiArt engine.

For those unfamiliar with the UbiArt engine, it’s basically the same engine that is used to power games like Rayman: Legends which allows the character models to have every part of their body animated, thus adding to the overall experience and possibly adding a new dimension of gameplay as well, although hopefully it won’t look as whimsical.
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PS Vita Gamers Can Download Their PSP And PSone LibrariesThe PS Vita is a pretty handy handheld console if you like to take your gaming with you on the go but if you were looking for additional games to play, perhaps relive some games from the glory days of the Sony PSP (the Vita’s predecessor) and the PSone (the original PlayStation console), you might be interested to learn that PS Vita owners can now download their entire PSP and PSone library, a feature which was pretty limited in the past.

This was discovered by PS Vita owners recently, especially after weekend which saw Flash Sales of PSone titles like Spyro and Crash, and after that they realized that they could then go ahead and download their entire libraries. Sony has yet to make an official announcement which is a little odd, so we’re not sure if this was by design or by mistake, and if there are any limitations that gamers need to be aware of.
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Viber New Redesigned iOS App and Coming to BlackBerry 10
Viber, one of the leading messaging apps has launched its brand new iPhone application redesigned for iOS7. Additionally, the 
company released a new mobile app for BlackBerry 10, bringing the latest feature of the iOS version to Blackberry users.

Some cool features have been added to the new version, such as the ability to send multiple photos simultaneously and to create a block list of unwanted numbers and contacts. It is now possible to send longer videos.

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