Slightly more than a couple of years ago, we did talk about Microsoft jumping aboard the social networking bandwagon with the announcement of Microsoft Socl. Well, that has more or less ended up as a failure, as it did not take off as intended. Still, the Microsoft Research team did roll out Socl in beta form, which is still alive, and they have now launched the Microsoft Socl app on the iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8 mobile operating systems. These mobile apps intend to spread the reach of Socl, where it will deliver a slew of features to those who are on the move, including the ability to create/share collages as well as “funny memes”, not to mention the whole point of it being a social network – which is, to network with various folks.
Here is a wee bit of history concerning Socl – this particular service happened to be known within Microsoft’s inner circles as Tulalip back in its early days, where Microsoft called it a product or service which would hopefully assist users to “find what you need and share what you know easier than ever.” Socl’s objective at this point in time is not meant to duke it out with the 800lbs gorilla such as Facebook, but intends to be complementary to the likes of Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest and Facebook.
Fans of Assassin’s Creed 4, here is some good news to help you start the day right – the first DLC for the gaming franchise is made available already, and do bear in mind that this DLC will concentrate on just the multiplayer aspect, so do not get too excited if you prefer to fly it solo most of the time. The DLC, known as Blackbeard’s Wrath, will see the introduction of a trio of new characters to the roster, where they will obviously include the notorious Blackbeard himself, accompanied by a pair of rather stereotypical ethnic characters.
The other two choices apart from Blackbeard would be the the Chinese and Aztec Assassins. One of them has been given the name “The Orchid,” while the other is better known as “The Jaguar”, and without having to let you know which is which, you would already be able to figure out the owner of the respective monikers. Just a quick note – folks who already have the Black Flag Season Pass, you would not need to fork out a single cent for the DLC. As for the rest of the masses (meaning those who own a PC, Xbox or PlayStation console), it will cost you $2.99 a pop.