farming simulator controllerThere are all sorts of games available to gamers to play at the moment. You have traditional games like FPS, RTS, RPG games, to mobile games that are designed to be fast paced, then you have the weird games like a Goat Simulator. Well if you’re a fan of simulator games, chances are you might have heard of Farming Simulator which basically lets you simulate the experience of running a farm.

Now we’re sure some of you guys are questioning just how popular such games are, and to be honest we are just as curious ourselves, but apparently it is popular enough that peripheral maker Mad Catz has announced a partnership with Farming Simulator’s developers Giant Software in which the former will be producing a controller to play the game with. Read full post →Mad Catz To Make Physical Controller For Farming Simulator

steam salesGames priced on Steam will vary from country to country to help match local currencies. This means that there are some countries in which games are technically cheaper if you were to convert it and measure it against USD or another currency. Well it seems that some gamers have been rather enterprising and have been gifting games bought cheaper in other countries to their friends.

Safe to say that Valve isn’t too pleased by this and has recently changed its policy in which it will now prevent gamers from gifting games bought in another country to gamers of a different country. For example if you were to buy a game from Russia, you can only gift it to your friends in Russia and not those living stateside or elsewhere. Read full post →Valve Updates Steam Policy, Prevents Game Gifting Across Different Countries

intel signWhen it comes to mobile devices, ARM’s chipsets can be typically found in most smartphones these days. Companies such as Apple, Samsung, NVIDIA, Qualcomm, and more have licensed ARM’s design to make their own chipsets. Intel on the other hand have been trying to break into the mobile market as well, although their footprint isn’t as huge.

Well it looks like Intel will not be slowing down their attempts anytime soon. According to the rumors, Intel’s chipsets could be found in two Lenovo smartphones come 2015. The rumors have suggested that Lenovo will be making the announcement for their new Intel smartphones in the first two months of 2015, which means chances are we could be looking at a possible CES 2015 announcement. Read full post →Lenovo To Announce Two Intel-Powered Smartphones In 2015 [Rumor]

StarCraft 2 Legacy of the Void Tassadar 640x247During BlizzCon 2014, Blizzard unveiled the third part in their StarCraft 2 trilogy, Legacy of the Void. However unlike the previous two games, Blizzard announced that Legacy of the Void would be a standalone game, as opposed to being an expansion which we’re sure many had originally thought it would be.

As expected of Blizzard, the developer did not mention when the game would be released, but gamers were welcome to sign up for the beta if they were interested. That being said for those who are curious about the game’s progress, Blizzard has since posted an update on their blog detailing some of the changes that they would be making to the multiplayer aspect of the game. Read full post →Blizzard Offers Update On StarCraft 2: Legacy Of The Void

gtav details09122014 015 640x359Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V for next-gen consoles have already been released, but for those looking to play the game via their PC you guys have probably heard that the game will only be released come 27th of January 2015. That being said, what kind of hardware will PC gamers need in order to run the game?

After all based on the graphics of the game, it looks stunning which means that gamers could need slightly more than average hardware if they’re hoping to run the game without a hitch. Well the good news is that if you were curious about the PC requirements for the game, Rockstar has confirmed in a recent Q&A session that they will be revealing those details next week. Read full post →GTA 5 For PC Hardware Requirements To Be Unveiled Next Week

yureka 640x509A few days ago, Indian OEM Micromax teased that they would be announcing new smartphones come 18th of December. What make these new smartphones a big deal is the fact that they will be powered by CyanogenMod. While we doubt we will be seeing Micromax’s new handsets stateside, it’s interesting to see what they have to offer nonetheless.

That being said, the company has recently taken the wraps off its first Yu-branded device in the form of the Yureka. The phone has been priced at around $142, making it a highly affordable handset, not to mention it packs some relatively decent specs under its hood as well. The phone will feature a 5.5-inch 720p HD display and will be powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset. Read full post →Micromax Unveils Yureka CyanogenMod Smartphone

itunes app store 640x480For our readers in Europe who purchase apps from the iTunes App Store, here’s something that you might want to take note of. Recent reports have revealed that Apple has recently begun to send out emails to iOS developers, informing them that there will be a change to the way that taxes are handled in the European iTunes App Store.

Instead of applying the same VAT rate across the European iTunes App Store, Apple will instead take into account the charges based on the country that you are from. What this means is that in some cases, you could actually see your app prices go up. However in other instances, your apps could actually end up being cheaper. Read full post →European iTunes App Store To See Changes In Price Jan 1st 2015

500px app 640x365Any photographer or art lover worth their salt probably knows about 500px. For those unfamiliar, 500px is a community where photographers upload photos that they have taken to be shared amongst each other. Unlike other photo sharing websites, 500px in general seems to have pretty decent quality photos so perhaps they might be worth checking out if you haven’t already.

That being said if you have the 500px app on your smartphone, you might be pleased to learn that the developers have recently issued a rather major update to it. Previously the iOS version of 500px was more or less limited to just browsing the page, but with the update, users will now be able to snap photos directly from the app itself. Read full post →500px App Updated With Built-In Camera And Editing Tools

For Android gamers, they’re probably pleased to learn that Blizzard’s Hearthstone has recently begun to rollout for Android tablets. The mobile phone version which will cover iPhones and Android smartphones is expected to take place in 2015, but the good news is that if you’re an Android user, you can go ahead and install the game on your Android device now.

The folks at GamesBeat have found a method, tested it, and to their delight found that it works, so if you own an Android device, perhaps you could go ahead and try it for yourself. Now the good news is that one of the methods does not require users to root their Android smartphone, so if you’re not particularly tech savvy, then this method is for you. Read full post →Hearthstone Gets Installed On Android Smartphones (Unofficially)

punch a monetDo you love art? Well, art can be very expensive to collect if you are a serious collector, although having to preserve your collection itself is another story altogether – where you would also need to take extra care to ensure that it does not get damaged. However, there are times when you would want to vent your anger – and spoiling an expensive painting could be a therapeutic experience.

Read full post →Punch-A-Monet Sans The Guilt