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The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land will be a mobile exclusive game based on the TV Show



The Walking Dead: No Man's LandGames set in the world of The Walking Dead have been few and far between, and more often than not settle in the category of award winning, a la The Walking Dead by Telltale Games, or downright awful *cough* The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct *cough*. The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land, is a new title based on that post-apocalyptic world which just been announced by AMC and developer, Next Games, who will work closely with the TV Show itself to create its world. Check out their announcement teaser below:

It’s a very cinematic trailer, and its doubtful that the end product will look like that, but we know the game is a mobile-exclusive title and that its release will be timed alongside the start of The Walking Dead Season 5. Next Games and AMC say that there will be choices to be made, not unlike those made in the TV show, and that “choosing the right survival strategy and making the most human choices possible is at the heart of the first-of-its-kind game”.

The Walking Dead: No Man's Land

It’s hard not to be quietly excited about this game from what’s been shown so far, but but we’ll keep tabs on this one till it comes out.

What do you think about AMC and Next Games teaming up to make The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Press Release

Next Games and AMC Debut Trailer for The Walking Dead Mobile Game, The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land

Trailer to Also Be Shown at Comic Con International: San Diego 2014

Mobile Game Launch to Coincide With The Walking Dead Season 5

New York, NY and Helsinki, Finland  – July 22, 2014 – Next Games and AMC released today the first trailer for the new The Walking Dead mobile game, based on the incredibly popular AMC series. The never-before-seen trailer will also be shown at AMC’s The Walking Dead booth #4237 at Comic Con International in San Diego from July 24 – 27.

The game, titled The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land, will allow players to experience the world of the iconic show through gameplay exclusively developed for smartphones and tablet devices. Developed by Next Games in close collaboration with AMC, the game will feature themes familiar to the TV series, where characters fight for survival in a post-apocalyptic, walker-infested world. A recurring theme of choosing the right survival strategy and making the most human choices possible is at the heart of the first-of-its-kind game.


The game launch will coincide with the mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead Season 5 early next year.

The trailer can be seen at: http://youtu.be/_aiRboM4fok

“Our approach is to stay true to the main themes of the TV show: survival strategy, finding safety for your people, balancing between right and wrong and, of course, action when it comes to fighting against the hordes of walkers. We respect the creators of The Walking Dead immensely and want this game to portray the world they have created as closely as possible,” said Teemu Huuhtanen, CEO, Next Games.

Founded by design veterans from Rovio, Supercell and Disney, Next Games has assembled a team with a profound love for games and a burning desire to develop lasting global entertainment. In addition to the game based on The Walking Dead TV show, the studio is working on another title based on its own IP.

The Walking Dead returns for its fifth season this October. The series is the first cable drama in television history to beat all the fall broadcast shows in adults 18-49. The Walking Dead is based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. The series tells the story of the months and years after a zombie apocalypse and follows a group of survivors, led by sheriff Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home. The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira, Chad L. Coleman and Sonequa Martin-Green. The series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, David Alpert and Tom Luse.

Comic Con International in San Diego will take place July 24 – 27.

Trailer link: http://youtu.be/_aiRboM4fok

Website: www.thewalkingdeadnomansland.com
About Next Games

Next Games, founded in 2013 by design veterans from Rovio, Supercell and Disney, focuses on crafting visually impressive, engaging games. Next Games has assembled a team with a profound love for games and a burning desire to develop lasting global entertainment. The company is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, at the heart of mobile games development and funded by an elite list of private investors. www.nextgames.com.

About AMC

Whether commemorating favorite films from every genre and decade, or creating acclaimed original programming, AMC brings to its audience something deeper, something richer, Something More. The network reigns as the only cable network in history ever to win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row, and boasts the most-watched drama series in basic cable history with The Walking Dead.  AMC’s original drama series include Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Hell on Wheels, Turn, Halt and Catch Fire and the forthcoming Breaking Bad spinoff, Better Call Saul. AMC also explores authentic worlds with bold characters through its slate of unscripted original series like Comic Book Men, Small Town Security, Talking Dead, Game of Arms and Freakshow. AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, Sundance Channel, and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile. AMC: Something More.


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23
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Google Play Store 4.9.13 brings that Material Design feel to your Device [APK Download]



Google Play Store 4.9.13Ever since Google announced its new Material Design UI overhaul at Google I/O last month, we’ve been eagerly awaiting updates to each of Google’s core apps. We’ve had sneak peeks at what the change might mean for the Google Play Store, but Google UI engineer, Kirill Grouchnikov, today announced on his Google+ that the new Play Store would be launching today with all of these changes. Sure enough, Google Play Store 4.9.13 has been captured today, and boy is it different.

Google Play Store 4.9.13Much like the changes we saw in Google Play Games earlier this month, the Google Play Store UI overhaul replaces the simple interface with big pictures and smooth, sweeping transition animations. Other changes include the way embedded videos are displayed, recommendations from friends, and hiding long app descriptions.

If you can’t wait to try that Material Design-look Play Store, have no fear as we have the APK available for download below:


Google Play Store 4.9.13 APK Download

What do you think about the new Google Play Store with Material Design? Is it everything you dreamed it would be? Let us know your thoughts.

Source: Google+ via Phandroid


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23
Jul
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HTC Sense keyboard released to the Play Store



HTC is slowly working to follow Google, Sony, Motorola and others by pulling out some of their specific apps and loading them to the Play Store. The newest addition is the HTC Sense keyboard. With every app that OEM’s pull from their deeply embedded custom skins the better for owners everywhere. With the app safely free to be updated and altered at will, it prevents users from suffering through bugs in hopes that a OTA shows up to fix it.

HTC Sense Keybaord

The images that HTC added to the Play Store are definitely not of the English variety, Chinese maybe? I am not entirely sure. However, the keyboard does have a number of language packs inside. As with most OEM made available apps, this one will only be able to be installed on compatible devices. HTC fails to offer up the list, but we would imagine most of the newer HTC devices, like HTC One (2013 and 2014) should be using it as well as the newer mid-ranged Desire line. It might be worth picking up if you do have a HTC device and you use the Sense keyboard.

What’s New
1. Support Google extract view in landscape mode.

2. Add the prompt when adding none word into personal dictionary.

3. Show .ru/.ro/.nl on Russian/Romanian/Dutch URL keyboard.


4. Enable Handwriting manual submit mode.

5. Fix Zhuyin “ㄦ” cannot be typed issue.

Head to the Play Store and grab it, unless HTC pushed it through to your device already.

HTC Sense Input Play Store Link

HTC corporation on the Play Store for more language packs if needed.

Via 9to5Google


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23
Jul
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Android 4.4.2 update heading to the Asus Transformer Pad TF701T



I can remember a time when we all talked about and wanted an Asus Transformer Pad. It was an Android tablet, with a detachable keyboard, that made its self into a laptop. It was pretty amazing when Asus first put them out. Now the line has come down a notch and other OEM’s have started to do even bigger things. Nvidia and the newly announced Shield Tablet comes to mind. Asus was always fairly good about keeping the Transformer line updated and squashing bugs though. The higher-end Transformer Pad, the TF701T, is picking up an update that owners will be happy to see.

Asus Transformer Pad TF701T


In a typical staged roll-out owners should all start to see a pop up to let them update the wonder tab to Android 4.4.2. You can head into the device settings and hit that software update button if you want to. If you happen to be impatient, you can also visit the Asus website and look for your devices SKU and side load it. Although they don’t offer any documentation on how to install it. AndroidPolice recollects that you tossed the file on an external SD card and popped it into the tablet to trigger the update process. You may want to do some research on the matter before hand and be sure you get the right file as well.

Any Transformer TF701T owners out there seeing the update on their devices today?

Source: Android Police


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22
Jul
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Google Maps launched in Hindi language for Indian users



In order to enhance the navigation experience of Android users in India, Google Maps is now available in Hindi. However, you will have to change your preferred language to Hindi if you want to get directions in Hindi on Google Maps. Currently, you will be able to see the names of roads, streets and buildings in Hindi as well as English so that users don’t get confused.

Google Maps In Hindi


“Google is committed to making its products more useful for people in India, and creating comprehensive maps is a crucial part of helping Indian users access information about parts of the country that are unfamiliar to them. By launching Google Maps in Hindi today, hopefully Indians can explore and navigate the world around them more easily, whether these are people who already use Maps to find their way around day-to-day or Hindi-speakers coming online for the first time,” said Suren Ruhela, Google’s Director Product and Program Management.

Since Google is trying to make its app more useful locally, it has also added an ‘Explore Nearby’ tool in the Maps application that offers fine-grained control over place suggestions to its users. For example you can select food, drink or any specific area of interest and then tap on a drop down menu showing morning, noon or any time of the day, the Explore Nearby tool will show you a wide range of interesting places to explore.


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22
Jul
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Gaijin Entertainment announces War Thunder for NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet



War Thunder for NVIDIA SHIELD TabletDo you remember that leak we got a few days ago regarding the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Controller? Well, it looks like it has been indirectly confirmed as Gaijin Entertainment has announced War Thunder for NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet. This will allow SHIELD Tablet players to play the MMO dogfighting aerial game with other platforms like PC, PS4, Mac and Linux. The release even goes as far as to show a video that is basically the announcement video for the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet, which you can see below:

As last week’s leak predicted, the SHIELD Tablet is going to have the 192-core Tegra K1 processor that mobile gamers have been obsessing about, and it’s going to be so good that Gaijin claim that War Thunder will run “natively in parity with PC and video game consoles”. Of course, let’s not forget the wireless SHIELD Controller which is naturally going to be optimized for War Thunder on the SHIELD Tablet, particularly if you feel like connecting your SHIELD Tablet via HDMI to your TV for a more theatrical experience.

War Thunder for NVIDIA SHIELD TabletThere has been no launch date set in stone for the release of War Thunder on NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet, but it will be free-to-play, and the game already contains “400 historically accurate planes and armored vehicles”, which should be exciting for those budding historians among you.

What do you think about War Thunder on NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet? Is the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet everything you wished for? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Press Release

Gaijin Entertainment Announces Their Cross Platform MMO War Thunder is Coming to the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet

Enabling SHIELD Tablet Users to Play Against PC, PlayStation 4, Mac and Linux Players, Gaijin Entertainment Continues Its Commitment to Supporting New Technologies, Bringing War Thunder to More Players Around the World – On the Go or at Home on the Couch


(MOSCOW, RUSSIAN FEDERATION) – July 22, 2014 – Award-winning developer and publisher Gaijin Entertainment announced today that they will support the NVIDIA SHIELD tablet – the ultimate tablet for gamers – with their mega-hit War Thunder.

“The days of being pious to one platform are dead. We are platform agnostic because we believe that our community demands that they have access to War Thunder on as many platforms as possible. Gamers have many tastes and it is a bad business model to restrict your game to a single platform when your community has ever evolving tastes and preferences and are always on the lookout for the next great gaming adventure,” said Gaijin Entertainment’s Creative Director Kirill Yudintsev. “War Thunder on the SHIELD tablet will be that next great adventure. It provides our growing community of almost eight million players another amazing option to battle with or against friends and foes in cross platform play across the widest variety of home platforms, mobile devices and VR headsets – more than any other game in the industry.”

The SHIELD tablet is the first Android-based device that can run War Thunder natively in parity with PC and video game consoles. The SHIELD tablet includes the world’s most advanced mobile processor, the 192-core NVIDIA Tegra K1. It’s the only device capable of running today’s AAA video games such as War Thunder without hiccup or stutter.

The SHIELD tablet will allow War Thunder fans to take the WWII blastacular experience with them on the go, using a specially created control scheme for the touch screen. When in need of a TV screen experience, players can connect via HDMI and enjoy War Thunder using the high performance, precise SHIELD wireless controller with ultra-low latency Wi-Fi direct.

“Gaijin Entertainment has done an amazing job with War Thunder, creating a cross-platform experience with unbelievable graphics on SHIELD tablet,” said Keita Iida, Senior Director, Global Content Management at NVIDIA. “Tegra K1 really brings the game to life and we’re excited to deliver a game GeForce gamers can play at home – and continue playing anywhere, anytime they want.”

No launch date has been announced for War Thunder on the SHIELD tablet, but Gaijin Entertainment can confirm that War Thunder will remain a free-to-play, cross-platform, massively multiplayer military masterpiece, that allows players to fight their way across air and ground with access to over 400 historically accurate planes and armored vehicles. Fans can expect hundreds more added as Gaijin Entertainment commits to ongoing development via regular updates.

See the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VohrddwVQqg

For more information visit: http://warthunder.com/


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22
Jul
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Xiaomi announces the Xiaomi Mi4, the self-proclaimed fastest smartphone in the World



xiaomi mi4Xiaomi is the rockstar among Android manufacturers in the Asia region, commanding a formidable, almost religious, following of fans. We’ve all heard stories about how Xiaomi’s marketing tactics sell phones faster than hotcakes, and their latest phone should do the same, especially when they claim it is the fastest smartphone in the world. The Xiaomi Mi4 was announced today in Beijing, China, by Xiaomi’s Lei Jun, showing off a device that wouldn’t have looked unusual in an Apple designer’s sketchbook.

Xiaomi Mi4The Mi4 also has the specs to back up its looks and Xiaomi’s claim. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 clocked at 2.5GHz, the Mi4 also comes with 3GB RAM, a 5-inch 1080p display and a gigantic 3,080mAh battery. Xiaomi claims that battery will get you up to a day and a half of battery life. The cameras on the Mi4 are likewise impressive with a 13MP camera capable of 4K video recording on the back, and a 8MP low aperture camera situated on the front of the device, perfect for the artistic selfie. It is available in 16GB and 64GB variants which will cost $320 USD and $400 USD respectively. Not bad for the “fastest phone in the world”.


What do you think about the Xiaomi Mi4? Would you rather it than one of the other Android smartphones on the market now? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Source: Xiaomi via Phone Arena


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Jul
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The THL T11 is a budget smartphone with an octacore processor and lots More



thl t11The mid range market is a hotly contested one with many manufacturers offering their own take on what they believe is the finest definition of the category. The THL T11 is one such device, and it has an attractive price tag to match. Powered by MediaTek‘s octacore processor which is clocked at 1.7GHz, the T11 looks like it has some impressive power behind it. But how much would you expect to pay for a device which is powered by such a processor? If you guessed $219.17, then you would be correct. The THL T11 is currently on sale on GearBest (normally $413.32), which is a very decent price for something that outguns our mid-range favourite, the Motorola Moto G.

thl t11The T11′s other hardware specifications are rounded out by 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, a 5-inch 720p IPS display and 2,300mAh battery. The T11 also comes equipped with a 8MP rear camera and a very selfie-friendly 5MP front camera. A full list of features for the T11 include:

  • Android 4.2
  • Octa Core MTK6592W chipset 1.7GHz
  • Mali-400 MP
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB RAM
  • Expandable memory
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
  • 5.0 inch 1280 x 720 IPS display
  • 8.0MP rear camera with flash and AF
  • 5.0MP front camera
  • Dual SIM support
  • NFC


thl t11If you’re interested in picking up the THL T11 for $219.17, you can visit its product page over at GearBest here.

What do you think about the THL T11? Let us know your opinion in the comments below.

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22
Jul
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HTC smartwatch makes cameo in a behind-the-scenes design Video



htc smartwatchHTC has allegedly been working on a smartwatch for some time now, and with the release of Android Wear, the rumour mill is inevitably turning again. A supposed render of the HTC smartwatch was leaked out last week by @evleaks, though we remained cautious of it, however it appears a leak of the wearable might have happened even before that, and in HTC’s own behind-the-scenes video.

At around the 35 second mark, a watch-like device is quite visible on the designer’s desk, though it’s hard to get a good look at its features. It looks like a square-faced device, not unlike the LG G Watch, and does seem to vaguely resemble the leaked image we saw last week. It’s not a good enough look to say that it absolutely is the same device as that leak, but it can’t dispel it either. Whatever the watch really looks like, if this was intentional, it seems HTC looks like it is ready to drop us subtle hints about its brand-new wearable.htc smartwatch


What do you think about the cameo of the HTC smartwatch in the above video? Do you think this was intentional or unintentional? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Source: HTCSource via Phandroid


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Jul
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Privacy Mode under testing by Netflix, may or may not become a Feature



Netflix

One might think the a “privacy mode” would be a dirty thing. Maybe Netflix is gearing up for a new adult content section that is password protected and blocked from others seeing what you have been watching. That is not the case. However, Netflix is working on a “privacy mode” that will let you sneak in and secretly watch keeping up with the Kardashians and leave no trace that you spent your Sunday watching Kim instead of Football.

“At Netflix we continuously test new things. In this case, we are testing a feature in which a user watching a movie or TV show can choose to view in “Privacy Mode.” Choosing that option means the program will not appear in your viewing activity log, nor will it be used to determine recommendations about what you should watch in the future.”


The bigger factor that I think is a bit more exciting is that privacy mode viewing won’t turn around and influence your recommendations from Netflix on your account. IT will also block the sharing of said titles to your Facebook friends too.

They say the feature is being tested right now across all of Netflix’s markets and could go on for a few months. Sadly, not every user out there will have access to the feature. I know I didn’t find it anywhere on any device or TV box in my house. Edwards also made sure to mention that the Privacy mode function may or may not ever make it to a general roll-out for everyone. It all depends on how well it performs in the testing phase. I would suggest that you all cruise through your Netflix accounts and see if you have access to it or not. If you do, be sure to use it and make it worth wild. I wouldn’t mind seeing this feature for general consumption, assuming it works.

Source: Gigaom

 


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