Music ID app Shazam gets TV quiz show

Music ID app Shazam gets TV quiz show

Shazam, the smartphone app that can identify full songs and tracks from short clips, is at the center of a new game show ordered by US network Fox. Just like the app itself, TV show “Beat Shazam” has contestants trying to identify the name and artist or group credited for an untitled track. The episode’s […]

09.08.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Games, Multimedia, Music, Online, Science & Technology ·
Specialist sees Pokémon Go as means of tackling type 2 diabetes

Specialist sees Pokémon Go as means of tackling type 2 diabetes

A specialist diabetes researcher sees Pokémon Go — the virtual character-hunting game with millions of players worldwide — as an excellent means of tackling rising levels of obesity and type 2 diabetes.  Pokémon Go has now piqued the interest of the medical world. The smartphone-based character-hunting craze that’s sweeping the world has caught the attention […]

Adventure video game ‘Mirror’s Edge’ tapped for TV series

Adventure video game ‘Mirror’s Edge’ tapped for TV series

Action-adventure platform video game “Mirror’s Edge” will be adapted and reformatted into a female-centered action series for television, following its acquisition by Endemol Shine Studios. Developed by EA DICE and published by Electronic Arts, “Mirror’s Edge” centers around main character and heroine Faith — a courier in a quasi-futuristic dystopian society and skilled warrior whose sister is framed for murder. While […]

26.05.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Games, Online, Science & Technology ·
Goal-setting through gaming can encourage kids to eat more fruit and veggies

Goal-setting through gaming can encourage kids to eat more fruit and veggies

A new US study has found that playing ‘serious’ video games can help encourage children to eat more fruit and vegetables.   Researchers from the United States Department of Agriculture / Agricultural Research Service Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital used a serious video game, “Squires Quest! II: […]

10.05.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Games, Health & Fitness, Online ·
Major League Baseball welcomes mobile technology with Apple

Major League Baseball welcomes mobile technology with Apple

The American Baseball league has struck a deal with Apple, providing iPad tablets and devices to teams and coaches to facilitate and develop in-game tactics. The tech giant’s devices will be on-hand to assist with the analysis of various game statistics, from player performance to weighing in on pitcher-versus-hitter matchups and possible outcomes as well […]

30.03.2016 · Filled under: Apps, Games, Science & Technology, Sports & Recreation ·
Louis Vuitton casts ‘Final Fantasy’ character for Spring 2016 campaign

Louis Vuitton casts ‘Final Fantasy’ character for Spring 2016 campaign

(Relaxnews) – Lightning from the “Final Fantasy” game series stars in the latest campaign by Louis Vuitton’s creative director Nicolas Ghesquière. Ghesquière revealed the first images from the campaign in two posts on Instagram, Monday December 28, showing the RPG character Lightning modeling looks direct from the Spring 2016 runway show, which had strong references to […]

29.12.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Games, Lifestyle, Online, Videos ·
Santa tracking possible with Microsoft and Google

Santa tracking possible with Microsoft and Google

(Relaxnews) – The tech giants have launched their updated Santa trackers just in time to keep kids busy awaiting the big festivities ahead. Both brands offer online games and Christmas-themed activities that include basic programming, elf dances, holiday songs and sections on Christmas traditions worldwide. Google’s tracker can detect your location and gives estimates on […]

24.12.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Christmas, Entertainment, Games, Holidays, Home & Garden, Online ·
Marilyn Monroe inspires animated character for entertainment and retail

Marilyn Monroe inspires animated character for entertainment and retail

(Relaxnews) – Hollywood bombshell and 1950s icon Marilyn Monroe has inspired an animated character by Chinese group DMG Entertainment and US-based Authentic Brands Group. The “Mini Marilyn” character will be used for TV, film and live venue attractions, Variety reports. According to the two groups, the design will serve as the engine for licensing, retail […]

10.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Games, Hollywood Stars ·
Jimmy Fallon, Tinder, Monument Valley nominated for Webby Awards

Jimmy Fallon, Tinder, Monument Valley nominated for Webby Awards

(Relaxnews) – Nominees for the 19th annual Webby Awards were announced on April 7, with Vice, Vine, Refinery29, Michelle Phan and Ellen DeGeneres all getting nods. According to organizers, those earning the highest number of nominations include Vice Media (17), CollegeHumor (9), Funny or Die (8), HBO (8), The Guardian (7), Comedy Central (6) and […]

08.04.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Film, Games, Hollywood Stars, Music, Online ·
Top iPhone apps: ‘Fotoplace,’ ‘vente-privee,’ ‘Kiwi Q&A’

Top iPhone apps: ‘Fotoplace,’ ‘vente-privee,’ ‘Kiwi Q&A’

(Relaxnews) – A fashion sales app and photo editing suite with cinematic leanings are among new apps hitting top spot on national charts. More details on these and other top free iPhone applications by country for the week, by number of downloads and recorded on March 19, 2015, can be found below. USA Facebook Messenger […]

‘World of Tanks’ looks to Philippines for inspiration

‘World of Tanks’ looks to Philippines for inspiration

(Relaxnews) – A recent update to internationally oriented free-to-play game “World of Tanks” takes its inspiration from a real Philippino island, providing a new environment for players to test themselves in. Introduced at the end of January, the Pacific Island level was designed for the Xbox 360 edition of armor vehicle skirmishing title “World of […]

13.02.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Games, Online ·
Kate Hudson and Matthew Bellamy star as FarmVille winemaking avatars

Kate Hudson and Matthew Bellamy star as FarmVille winemaking avatars

(Relaxnews) – Celebrity winemaking couple Kate Hudson and Matthew Bellamy, frontman for the rock band Muse, have joined FarmVille in a new online game that allows players to create their own virtual wine. This week, “FarmVille 2: Country Escape” introduced cartoon avatars of the couple who launched their own winery Hudson Bellamy in Santa Barbara County, California […]

Apple’s new products and services

Apple’s new products and services

(SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 09, 2014 (AFP)-AFP) – In an ambitious series of launches, technology giant Apple unveiled a range of new products and services at its event on Tuesday. Here is a list: – Big-screen iPhones Apple is stretching the screen size for its iPhones to better compete with devices from Samsung and others. The […]

Upcoming video games: ‘Destiny,’ ‘NHL 15’

Upcoming video games: ‘Destiny,’ ‘NHL 15’

(Relaxnews) – Long-awaited franchise debut “Destiny” arrives on a quintet of Xbox and PlayStation consoles, and “NHL 15” casts its puck onto the ice for another round of sporting improvements. Destiny (360 PS3 PS4 XBO) International: September 9 The new game from revered studio Bungie (first five games in the “Halo” franchise) and first in a […]

08.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Games, Online, Videos ·
World of Warcraft pays tribute to Robin Williams

World of Warcraft pays tribute to Robin Williams

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Hollywood star Robin Williams, who died August 11 and was a devoted video game fan, has made a subtle cameo in “World of Warcraft,” as promised by gamemaker Blizzard Entertainment. In a test version of “Warlords of Draenor,” a futuristic character named Robin emerges from a lamp to quote two lines from Disney’s […]

06.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Games, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Top iPhone apps: ‘Facebook Messenger,’ ‘The Tower,’ ‘PokoPoko’

Top iPhone apps: ‘Facebook Messenger,’ ‘The Tower,’ ‘PokoPoko’

(Relaxnews) – Multimedia communications app Facebook Messenger, skyscraping game “The Tower,” and block-matching title “PokoPoko” are among the world’s top app downloads on September 4. More details on these and other top free iPhone applications by country for the week can be found below. The necessity of Facebook Messenger to those accustomed to using the […]

05.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Games, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
LG first to offer OLED ultra-high-definition TVs

LG first to offer OLED ultra-high-definition TVs

(Relaxnews) – Just weeks after announcing the availability of its first curved ultra-high definition LCD TVs, the company has just brought the world’s first OLED ultra-high-definition television sets to market. Until now, the only ultra-high-definition (UHD) TV sets on sale — curved or flat — have used LCD panels which are fine but which need […]

26.08.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Games, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Minecraft, Xbox names join Ice Bucket Challenge

Minecraft, Xbox names join Ice Bucket Challenge

(Relaxnews) – Accepting a dare from “Minecraft” creator Markus Persson, the Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, underwent a stone cold drenching in the name of charity and goodwill. Markus Persson, whose “Minecraft” has sold tens of millions of copies across PC, console and mobile, underwent the Ice Bucket Challenge himself on August 17, having been […]

20.08.2014 · Filled under: Games, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Women are the most committed mobile gamers

Women are the most committed mobile gamers

(Relaxnews) – Forget the stereotypes: when it comes to smartphones and tablets, women spend more time and money on games and show greater too. Taking a sample of successful games that are played on a combined 1.1 million devices globally, Flurry, the apps analytics company, found that women make 31% more in-app purchases than men […]

08.08.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Games, Online, Science & Technology ·
‘FIFA 15’ gameplay trailer highlights better agility, control

‘FIFA 15’ gameplay trailer highlights better agility, control

(Relaxnews) – A few weeks ahead of the soccer game’s much-anticipated release, EA Sports has uploaded a new video showing off the improvements to player movement and control. After showcasing “FIFA 15′”s enhanced visuals, namely through a realer-than-real depiction of Lionel Messi and some intense action scenes, and pointing out the emotional intensity of reactions from players and […]

02.08.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Games, Online, Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
Samsung launches world’s first flexible TV

Samsung launches world’s first flexible TV

(Relaxnews) – If you want an ultra-high-definition TV but can’t decide on a flat or curved screen, the Samsung UN78S9B might be just the thing. And that’s because its 78-inch screen goes from flat to concave curve, on command. Demonstrated for the first time at the 2014 International CES in January, the TV has gone […]

Everything you need to know about Comic-Con 2014

Everything you need to know about Comic-Con 2014

(Relaxnews) – Now a decades-old tradition, Comic-Con San Diego is the world’s premiere celebration of geek culture. The event takes place this year from July 24 to 27. Created in 1970 and originally dedicated to comic books, Comic-Con has expanded its purview to include movies, TV shows, mangas and video games. The event has become […]

23.07.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Games, Hollywood Stars ·
Music, squared: Google reveals the Cube

Music, squared: Google reveals the Cube

(Relaxnews) – The Cube, Google’s latest flight of technological fancy, is trying to change the way we listen to songs and watch and interact with video. Described as an “experimental platform for interactive storytelling,” the Cube is basically a box — as its name suggests — that appears on your computer or smartphone’s screen and […]

‘Hunger Games’ to become mobile game

‘Hunger Games’ to become mobile game

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – “The Hunger Games” is becoming a mobile game. Interactive entertainment company Kabam announced Friday that it agreed with film studio Lionsgate to make a title for play on smartphones or tablet computers based on the dystopian books and films. San Francisco-based Kabam specializes in mobile games that are free-to-play, instead bringing in […]

Can Invisivision kick start a cinematic revolution?

Can Invisivision kick start a cinematic revolution?

(Relaxnews) – At first glance, they might look like the 3D glasses that ushers hand out at the local multiplex every time the latest installment of a superhero franchise hits the big screen, but they could revolutionize everything from traditional visual storytelling to gaming and advertising. It’s a big boast, and to prove that it’s […]

29.05.2014 · Filled under: Film, Games, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Can the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 really offer the best of both worlds?

Can the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 really offer the best of both worlds?

(Relaxnews) – The latest addition to Microsoft’s growing tablet range boasts a 12-inch screen, an all-day battery and a perfect blend of productivity and entertainment use. At the official launch event in New York on Tuesday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella set the scene by explaining that the reason why the company moved into the tablet […]

20.05.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Games, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Ubisoft videogame hero “Rayman” hits new game consoles

Ubisoft videogame hero “Rayman” hits new game consoles

(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) – Ubisoft’s captivatingly colorful Rayman videogame hero hit new-generation consoles on Tuesday. “Rayman Legends” for play on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One videogame consoles is the latest installment of the popular franchise where “rabbids” debuted as zany adversaries that grew so popular they were spun into a separate series. Ubisoft customized unlockable characters […]

19.02.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Games ·
Nintendo to offer taste of console gaming on mobile

Nintendo to offer taste of console gaming on mobile

(Relaxnews) – Nintendo is expected to announce this week that playable demos and mini-game versions of full console titles will be made available on smartphones, according to Japanese news agency Nikkei. The plan is to introduce iOS and Android users to games that can only be experienced in full on Nintendo devices, according to a […]

28.01.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Games, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Phablet sales set to flourish

Phablet sales set to flourish

(Relaxnews) – By 2018 the oversized handsets could be truly ubiquitous, especially in Korea and China, where demand shows no sign of falling. Anyone hoping that the phablet was still just a technological fad should prepare to be disappointed. Juniper Research forecasts that within the next four years, shipment levels will have hit 120 million […]

Samsung: affordable OLED TVs still four years away

Samsung: affordable OLED TVs still four years away

(Relaxnews) – Continuing manufacturing problems mean that the TVs are still proving harder to mass produce than originally expected. Even though this past week’s International CES was swamped with televisions, those sporting OLED Ultra HD displays still managed to stand out, so incredibly sharp and clear are the images they’re capable of generating. OLED technology […]

A technology that’s straight to the point

A technology that’s straight to the point

(Relaxnews) – Imagine being able to control anything from a computer to the cooker, simply by pointing at it. Billed as the next generation of gesture recognition, the technology will be demonstrated for the first time at January’s International CES by its creators PointGrab. “This new experience revolutionizes the way people will naturally interact with […]

26.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Games, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Stocking stuffers: popular characters come to USB drives

Stocking stuffers: popular characters come to USB drives

(Relaxnews) – Whether you’re into superheroes, villains, video game avatars or classic cartoon personalities, there is a good chance you’ll find a USB drive made to look like your favorite character. And these days, who couldn’t use a little extra data storage? Next time you’re stumped for gifts, consider picking up a USB drive from […]

09.12.2013 · Filled under: Art, Games, Holidays, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
2014 trends: all-in-one PCs

2014 trends: all-in-one PCs

(Relaxnews) – Consumers may be losing interest in traditional computers thanks to tablets and smartphones, but demand for the streamlined, design-focused desktops is expected to grow over the next 12 months while the rest of the PC market continues to contract. A form factor cemented in the public consciousness thanks to the iMac, an all-in-one […]

07.12.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Games, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Top iPhone apps: ‘Advent 2013, 25 Christmas apps’

Top iPhone apps: ‘Advent 2013, 25 Christmas apps’

(Relaxnews) – An advent calendar app makes the most of its seasonal opportunity and proves most popular in Europe and Canada, while QuizUp rises in the States over Thanksgiving week, and a new Candy Crush Saga update jolts Japan. Details of these and other top free iPhone applications by country for the week, by number […]

Jane Austen MMO gets greenlit

Jane Austen MMO gets greenlit

(Relaxnews) – For fans of Jane Austen’s novels this could be a fantasy come true, but “Ever, Jane” is no “World of Warcraft” — unless you think Mrs. Bennet counts as a Regency Period troll. For in “Ever, Jane,” your conversations, kind words, and libelous gossip combine with an invitation system that hinges on players’ […]

04.12.2013 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Games, Offbeat, Online, Videos ·
Steam sale spearheads Black Friday discounts

Steam sale spearheads Black Friday discounts

(Relaxnews) – Running until December 3, PC gaming’s Steam sale is accompanied by a number of other download discounts from the Humble Store, Microsoft, Grand Theft Auto Online, and Square Enix. Visitors from the Northern Hemisphere are greeted by an Autumn Sale graphic, while those in the South see a Spring Sale banner. That’s a nice touch. […]

28.11.2013 · Filled under: Games, Online, Science & Technology, Thanksgiving ·
‘MLB: The Show’ baseball series stepping onto PS4

‘MLB: The Show’ baseball series stepping onto PS4

(Relaxnews) – The baseball season might only just have finished, but for the developers of “MLB 14: The Show” it’s an opportune time to annouce the next in their long-running series. Starting with the 2014 iteration — which will be released on PlayStation 4, PS3 and Vita — career mode progression will be transferable between […]

06.11.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Film, Games, Online, Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
The villains of “Batman: Arkham Origins”: launch trailer introduces lesser-known faces

The villains of “Batman: Arkham Origins”: launch trailer introduces lesser-known faces

(Relaxnews) – Black Mask emerges as the charismatic leader of a criminal fraternity out for Batman’s hide in the Dark Knight’s 2013 video game outing, “Batman: Arkham Origins.” A prequel to the two previous “Arkham” title, as its name implies, “Batman: Arkham Origins” is also the first original title out of Warner Bros. Games Montreal. […]

29.10.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Games, Online, Videos ·
New ‘Forza 5’ shots show shiny motors

New ‘Forza 5’ shots show shiny motors

(AFP) – The Mini Cooper, Audi R8 Coupé, BMW 1 Series Coupe and Lamborghini Aventador star in the latest garage gallery for Xbox One launch title “Forza Motorsport 5.” Mini’s mobile John Cooper Works, the sleek 2013 Audi R8 V10, and the Baby Bimmer are shown off as part of the “Forza” showroom feature, building […]

28.10.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Games, Motoring ·
Top iPhone apps: ‘Deer Hunter 2014’ ‘LINE Touch Touch’

Top iPhone apps: ‘Deer Hunter 2014’ ‘LINE Touch Touch’

(Relaxnews) – “Deer Hunter 2014” tops the US chart while “LINE Touch Touch” gets fingers tapping and swiping in Japan. Details of these and other top free iPhone applications by country for the week, by number of downloads, recorded on October 11, can be found below. USA Deer Hunter 2014 (Category: Games) A funfair shooting […]

11.10.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Games, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Apple launches new iMacs

Apple launches new iMacs

(Relaxnews) – Getting an internal rather than external makeover, Apple’s super-slim desktops keep the same good looks but now come with processing speed and storage space to spare. Not content with the overwhelming success of its latest iPhone sales figures, Apple has launched two new iMac all-in-one desktops complete with next generation processors, graphics Wi-Fi, […]

24.09.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Games, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Is this the future of the touch screen?

Is this the future of the touch screen?

(Relaxnews) – Bringing sci-fi into reality, the Displair can turn the very air around you into an interactive 3D display. In the most basic terms, Displair works by generating a concentrated sheet of humid air and then projecting images through it which, thanks to the reflective and refractive nature water droplets (think rainbows), take on a three-dimensional […]

08.09.2013 · Filled under: Film, Games, Home & Garden, Science & Technology, Videos ·
‘Destiny’ trailer recaps summer tour, teases new content

‘Destiny’ trailer recaps summer tour, teases new content

(Relaxnews) – Showings at two of the world’s largest games expos and a promise of what’s to come fill the two-minute tribute to the community of fans growing around upcoming action game “Destiny.” Having forged its reputation with the “Halo” series, and cementing the Xbox console family’s place in gaming, Washington studio Bungie is now […]

06.09.2013 · Filled under: Games, Online, Videos ·
Xbox One ‘Day One Edition’ is the ‘FIFA 14’ version

Xbox One ‘Day One Edition’ is the ‘FIFA 14’ version

(Relaxnews) – Soccer sim “FIFA 14” is still marked as a free pack-in for European pre-orders of the Xbox One console — but only if it’s the Day One Edition. The firm’s European Social Marketing Manager, Graeme Boyd, confirmed the Day One Edition’s “FIFA 14” status via his@AceyBongos Twitter account. The statment clarifies things after an […]

03.09.2013 · Filled under: Games, Online, Sports & Recreation ·
Go!: Rovio teases brand new Angry Birds related game

Go!: Rovio teases brand new Angry Birds related game

(Relaxnews) – Rovio this week announced a new game related to the Angry Birds franchise in a teaser video. The action-packed drag-racing type game, inspired by the Red Bull soapbox race, is set to be launched soon. Bad Piggies, the first Angry Birds game spinoff, was launched in 2012. The green piggies embarked on an […]

31.08.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Games, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology, Videos ·
Cara Delevingne to make video game debut

Cara Delevingne to make video game debut

(Relaxnews) – The fast-rising model is set to appear as a radio DJ in the latest installment of the popular video game “Grand Theft Auto.” A “Grand Theft Auto” release is normally one of the video games calendar’s biggest events, and a tie-in with one of fashion’s biggest names can only add to the excitement. […]

29.08.2013 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Games, International Stars, Online ·
Gamescom awards: ‘Destiny’ wins best in show

Gamescom awards: ‘Destiny’ wins best in show

(Relaxnews) – Futuristic, social shooter “Destiny” scoops four awards, with “Titanfall,” “Mario Kart 8” and “The Elder Scrolls Online” winning two apiece. “Destiny” looks like a strong contender to become the best computer-assisted game of “Cowboys & Indians” ever made, leaving the Gamescom expo with the “Game of Gamescom” award. In addition, the new venture […]

26.08.2013 · Filled under: Games, Online, Science & Technology ·
Gamescom: ‘FIFA 14’ Xbox One bundle confirmed

Gamescom: ‘FIFA 14’ Xbox One bundle confirmed

(Relaxnews) – All European Xbox One pre-orders will include a free copy of soccer sim “FIFA 14,” Microsoft announced August 20 at Gamescom. The freebie will be packed in as a digital edition, alleviating the need to swap discs in and out and assuring “FIFA 14” status as an easy go-to on pre-order consoles. With […]

20.08.2013 · Filled under: Games, Sports & Recreation ·
PewDiePie tops global social media chart: Starcount

PewDiePie tops global social media chart: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – Sweden’s Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, better known as vlogger PewDiePie, tops Starcount‘s latest global social media chart, recorded August 11-18, after teaming up with Seananners and gaining a colossal 47 million views on YouTube. 1. PewDiePie Vlogger PewDiePie teamed up with fellow YouTube gaming giant Seananners in his latest video as he gained 50,000 […]

19.08.2013 · Filled under: Games, International Stars, Music, Online, Videos ·
LeBron James picks soundtrack for NBA 2K14

LeBron James picks soundtrack for NBA 2K14

(Relaxnews) – Last year’s edition of basketball game “NBA 2K” had Jay-Z selecting its soundtrack; for “NBA 2K14,” due the week of October 1, it’s Miami Heat forward LeBron James who has chosen a clutch of 20 tunes. Kanye, Jay-Z, Coldplay, Nas and Daft Punk make it two for two, featuring for “NBA 2K13” and […]

‘FIFA Online 3’ confirmed for China

‘FIFA Online 3’ confirmed for China

(Relaxnews) – Having conquered Korea, Electronic Arts announces plans to take soccer game “FIFA Online 3” to China. Electronic Arts’ COO Peter Moore was effervescent during the company’s July earnings call. He described the deal with TenCent, which has investments in Epic Games (“Gears of War”) and Riot Games (“League of Legends”) as “the world’s biggest […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Games, Online, Sports & Recreation, Videos ·
Top iPad apps: Despicable Me: Minion Rush, Tetris Blit

Top iPad apps: Despicable Me: Minion Rush, Tetris Blit

(Relaxnews) – Around the world, Despicable Me: Minion Rush remains popular with iPad users in the UK and USA. In France, meanwhile, a modern and extreme version of the classic game Tetris is proving popular. Details of these and other top free iPad applications by country for the week, by number of downloads, recorded on […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Games, Online, Science & Technology ·
‘Gran Turismo’ pulls up to the cinema screen

‘Gran Turismo’ pulls up to the cinema screen

(Relaxnews) – The long-running series of motor racing games is being adapted for the movies, according to TheWrap.com. Specializing in putting drivers behind the wheel of high-powered vehicles and more reasonably prices cars since 1997, “Gran Turismo” is rumored to be headed to film with the producers of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” Dana Brunetti and […]

25.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Games, International Stars, Science & Technology ·
The photo of the day: mystery woman

The photo of the day: mystery woman

(Relaxnews) – The 9th China International Comics and Games Expo (CCG Expo) opened its doors in Shanghai on Thursday, July 11. Through July 15, cosplay fans will be able to become their favorite characters from mangas, video games, anime and film. But who is this mysterious woman? Princess, warrior, goddess?

12.07.2013 · Filled under: Books, Games, Offbeat ·
‘Saints Row IV’ pledges allegiance to humanity in July 4 trailer

‘Saints Row IV’ pledges allegiance to humanity in July 4 trailer

(Relaxnews) – In keeping with tradition — “Saints Row” tradition — there are outlandish wrestling moves, overpowered weapons, mascot costumes, and a couple of F-words ahoy in the “Saints Row IV” Independence Day trailer. Forget about “Grand Theft Auto V” is the subliminal message; there’s plenty of time for that sort of thing a month […]

04.07.2013 · Filled under: Film, Games, Videos ·
Could video games be the key to a healthier lifestyle?

Could video games be the key to a healthier lifestyle?

(Relaxnews) – The market for ‘active’ video games is growing rapidly and could be key to improving young people’s lifestyles, according to a new report released by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN). “The enthusiasm surrounding active video games is fundamentally transforming how we play and […]

29.06.2013 · Filled under: Games, Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Microsoft BUILD rumor roundup

Microsoft BUILD rumor roundup

(Relaxnews) – A rundown of the rumors surrounding Microsoft BUILD 2013, the software company’s annual developers’ conference which is scheduled to start on June 26 in San Francisco. This year’s event comes hot on the heals of the World Wide Developers Conference, Apple’s own equivalent, which came to a close on Saturday and which was […]

18.06.2013 · Filled under: Games, Online, Science & Technology ·
‘Need for Speed: Rivals,’ a new twist on an old format

‘Need for Speed: Rivals,’ a new twist on an old format

(Relaxnews) – The latest version of this long-running franchise lets gamers play cops and racers. The gaming franchise is already into its second decade, and EA has pulled out all the stops to bring it kicking and screaming into the world of eighth-generation consoles: the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. One of said stops is […]

15.06.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Games, Motoring, Videos ·
Google+ trends: ‘300: Rise of an Empire’ trailer

Google+ trends: ‘300: Rise of an Empire’ trailer

(Relaxnews) – On Thursday, June 13, Google+ users are buzzing about the trailer for the forthcoming movie “300: Rise of an Empire.” Due out 2014, “300: Rise of an Empire” is the sequel to the 2006 film “300,” which told a fictionalized account of a battle between 300 Spartan warriors and 30,000 Persian soldiers. The […]

13.06.2013 · Filled under: Film, Games, Hollywood Stars, Videos ·
Bungie promises ‘Destiny’ gameplay at Sony E3 briefing

Bungie promises ‘Destiny’ gameplay at Sony E3 briefing

(Relaxnews) – Ex-“Halo” studio Bungie has drawn a line in the sand: gameplay from new title “Destiny” will be shown at the June 10 Sony E3 2013 press conference, moving away from the studio’s customary home at the Xbox Media Briefing earlier in the day. Prior to the “Halo” series, Bungie developed the “Marathon” trilogy, […]

06.06.2013 · Filled under: Games ·
Turning the tables on the traditional home computer

Turning the tables on the traditional home computer

(Relaxnews) – Tabletop PCs are a new category of device that can be used as a giant, family-sized tablet or paired with a keyboard and a mouse and operated like a traditional desktop computer. The next big home computing trend or a flash in the pan? Described as an all-in-one, all around the home, the HP […]

03.06.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Games, Online, Science & Technology ·
Canadian group given go-ahead to excavate Atari’s ‘E.T.’ dump

Canadian group given go-ahead to excavate Atari’s ‘E.T.’ dump

(Relaxnews) – The site where a 1983 Atari is said to have buried its stock of unwanted video games, consoles, computers and parts — including catastrophic culprit “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” — is to be dug up in the year of the Atari Dump’s 30th anniversary. Stephen Spielberg’s “E.T.” was a huge success at the cinema, […]

03.06.2013 · Filled under: Games, Offbeat ·
Upcoming video game releases: ‘Remember Me,’ ‘Marvel Heroes’

Upcoming video game releases: ‘Remember Me,’ ‘Marvel Heroes’

(Relaxnews) – Among upcoming video games, nimble memory-remixer Nilin is on a quest to save a gorgeous-looking Neo-Paris from its data-mining corporate overlords in “Remember Me,” while a cohort of superheroes, both famous and lesser-known, step forth in the free online offering “Marvel Heroes.” Scrolls (Mac, PC) International: June 3 The sophomore title from the “Minecraft” […]

02.06.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Games, Online, Science & Technology ·
Independent Mobile Gaming Awards: ‘The Walking Dead’ wins Grand Prix

Independent Mobile Gaming Awards: ‘The Walking Dead’ wins Grand Prix

(Relaxnews) – “The Walking Dead” adventure game has added a Grand Prix win at this week’s Independent Mobile Gaming Awards to its haul of accolades, while “The Room” was elected People’s Choice on Thursday. Ingenious, polished puzzler “The Room” was also recognized for its looks, clinching a category win for Excellence in Visuals. And while […]

29.03.2013 · Filled under: Apps, Games ·
Trailer announces ‘Tyranny of King Washington’ arrival in ‘Assassin’s Creed III’

Trailer announces ‘Tyranny of King Washington’ arrival in ‘Assassin’s Creed III’

(Relaxnews) – What would have happened if George Washington never stepped down, instead continuing on, urged by a megalomaniac drive? That’s the question behind “The Tyranny of King Washington,” a downloadable side-story for “Assassin’s Creed III.” The storyline is a departure for the series which usually seeks to blend conspiratorial theories with established historical fact. […]

19.02.2013 · Filled under: Games, Videos ·
After ‘Angry Birds’ success, Rovio to launch ‘Bad Piggies’

After ‘Angry Birds’ success, Rovio to launch ‘Bad Piggies’

(HELSINKI-AFP) – Rovio, the Finnish makers of the world’s most-downloaded mobile app, “Angry Birds”, will launch a new game called “Bad Piggies” on September 27, the company said Tuesday. “This innovative game turns the franchise on its head by letting the fans play as the pigs,” Rovio said in a statement. The “Angry Birds” game […]

05.09.2012 · Filled under: Games ·
Top iPhone apps: The Simpsons, Bravo Force

Top iPhone apps: The Simpsons, Bravo Force

(Relaxnews) – In the USA iPhone users are helping Homer and family rebuild Springfield in The Simpsons: Tapped Out, while in France iPhone users are fighting a desperate last stand in hostile territory in Delta Force: Last Stand. Details of these and other iPhone apps by country* for the week recorded on August 20 can […]

21.08.2012 · Filled under: Apps, Games ·
‘Halo,’ ‘Call of Duty,’ ‘Just Dance’ titles are 2012’s most anticipated games

‘Halo,’ ‘Call of Duty,’ ‘Just Dance’ titles are 2012’s most anticipated games

(Relaxnews) – Established franchises will rule 2012’s remaining releases, according to a Nielsen poll, while there’s encouraging news for Borderlands 2, NCAA Football 13, and Fable: The Journey. Top five favorites Halo 4 is the most anticipated Xbox 360 game, due November 6, and just squeezing out Call of Duty: Black Ops II. Black Ops […]

24.07.2012 · Filled under: Games, Photos ·
Upcoming video game releases: ‘Mario Tennis Open,’ ‘Ghost Recon: Future Soldier’

Upcoming video game releases: ‘Mario Tennis Open,’ ‘Ghost Recon: Future Soldier’

(Relaxnews) – Mario dons his tennis shorts, elite soldiers move in for Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, and mythical medieval adventures beckon in Dragon’s Dogma. Mario Tennis Open (3DS) North America: May 20, Everyone European regions: May 24, 3+ Japan: May 25, A (all ages) Expect to see Mario, Yoshi, Bowser, Peach and chums take to the court for […]

21.05.2012 · Filled under: Games ·
Upcoming video game releases: ‘Angry Birds Space,’ ‘Silent Hill Downpour,’ ‘Kinect Rush’

Upcoming video game releases: ‘Angry Birds Space,’ ‘Silent Hill Downpour,’ ‘Kinect Rush’

(Relaxnews) – The Angry Birds launch themselves into space, spooky series Silent Hill returns with Downpour, and Disney Pixar characters feature in Kinect Rush. PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond (Wii) North America: February 27, Everyone European regions: March 23, 7+ Japan: since November 2011, A (all ages) Befriend Pokémon from across all five generations, swapping between Pokémon Black & White chums Oshawott, Snivy and Tepig, and […]

17.03.2012 · Filled under: Games, Videos ·
Top iPad apps: Draw Something, Star Drummer

Top iPad apps: Draw Something, Star Drummer

(Relaxnews) – This week the free version of the doodling-meets-social networking game Draw Something was popular, topping the charts in the USA and Australia, while in Korea iPad users were trying out their hand at drumming with the Star Drummer app. Details of these and other top free iPad applications by country* for the week, […]

06.03.2012 · Filled under: Apps, Games ·
Upcoming video game releases: Syndicate, Metal Gear Solid 3D, PlayStation Vita

Upcoming video game releases: Syndicate, Metal Gear Solid 3D, PlayStation Vita

6 photos (Relaxnews) – The PlayStation Vita launches in North America and Europe, Metal Gear Solid 3 lands on the 3DS, and Syndicate turns classic strategy into first-person action. ©All rights reserved – Capcom / CyberConnect2 Asura’s Wrath (PS3 360) North America: February 21, Teen. Japan: February 22, C (15+). European regions: February 24, 16+ (UK: 15). Price: $59 […]

19.02.2012 · Filled under: Apps, Games, Photos ·
Windows 8, New Xbox speculation surfaces ahead of CES 2012

Windows 8, New Xbox speculation surfaces ahead of CES 2012

(Relaxnews) – With Microsoft having announced this year’s Consumer Electronics Show will be its last as an exhibitor, speculation mounts regarding the Xbox successor’s supposed tablet-based capabilities and media recording functions. GameSpot, citing the current Xbox 360’s latest software update that mirrors the Windows Phone and PC operating system style, suggests that “a tablet component […]

10.01.2012 · Filled under: Games, Science & Technology ·