GameStop is now accepting pre-orders for the Grand Theft Auto V Special Edition and Collector's Edition. Both versions will be available along with the standard edition on September 17, 2013. Gamers should pre-order now before both special editions sell out.
The "Special Edition" comes with an GTA artbook, blueprint map and in-game bonuses plus additional weapons and outfits. The "Collector's Edition" comes with the book, map, more bonuses plus an "Era 9FIFTY snapback cap" and security deposit bag with logo key. The Special Edition is $80 and the Collector's Edition is $149.
We already know Microsoft is set to unveil its next-generation Xbox console at the Xbox: Next Generation Revealed event on May 21, but the big question is... Will retailers open pre-orders directly after the announcement? It is unknown if Microsoft will announce an official release date tomorrow at the event, or wait until later this year.
Sony officially announced the PlayStation 4 in February, but did not release any official release date or unveil the actual console. However, the PS4 maker did publish a teaser trailer for the next-generation device on YouTube, one day before the Xbox announcement. There is a good chance Microsoft might try to get the jump on Sony by opening Xbox 720 pre-orders early, so gamers will want to prepare themselves just in case. Concerned Xbox fans are advised to start following an online Xbox 720 product tracker, just in case pre-orders do open and sell out after the big Microsoft event. Better to be safe than sorry!
The popular Japanese role-playing game Tales of Xillia is set to arrive for PlayStation 3 consoles on August 9, 2013. Both Amazon and GameStop are currently accepting pre-orders for the standard version, however, both retailers are also sold out of the Collector's Edition. The Collector's Edition features the Art of Tales of Xillia book, a limited edition Milla action figure and a special music CD.
Gamers looking to nab the Collector's Edition can follow its in-stock status via the Tales of Xillia Collector's Edition product tracker. This free product tracker will alert you via email, desktop alert or mobile device (iOS only) when the Collector's Edition is in stock through any retailer. This is a much easier way to insure you will get your hands on the sought after video game, rather than standing in line or signing up to multiple retailer email alerts.
Nokia has announced that the Lumia 928 flagship smartphone will be coming to Verizon Wireless on
May 16th. The latest installment in Nokia's Windows Phone 8 lineup features the same camera specifications as the Lumia 920 (PureView 8.7MP Auto Focus with Carl Zeiss Tessar f/2.0, 26mm), a 4.5-inch OLED (1,280 x 768) Gorilla Glass display, 2,000mAH battery and 32GB of storage. It's powered by a Snapdragon S4 processor, Windows Phone 8 and 1GB of RAM.
The 928 ships with all the Lumia apps including HERE Maps, HERE Drive+, HERE Transit and HERE City Lens. It also features distortion-free audio capture thank to its three high-audio-amplitude-capture (HAAC) microphones. The Nokia Lumia 928 will be available in white or black at Verizon Wireless stores and online beginning Thursday, May 16 for $99, after a $50 mail-in rebate.
GameStop and Amazon are both accepting pre-orders for Call of Duty: Ghosts. The new Call of Duty game will be available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PCs on November 5, 2013. Customers who pre-order from GameStop will also receive a limited edition two-sided poster. The new installment of the popular video game franchise is published by Activision and developed by Infinity Ward, the creators of the original Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series. Ghosts features an entirely new story, setting and cast, all powered by a new next-generation Call of Duty engine.
Gamers can get a sneak peek of Ghosts during the Xbox: the Next Generation Revealed event being held on May 21 at 10AM PDT. The event is being broadcast live on Xbox.com, Xbox LIVE and SPIKE TV. Microsoft is also expected to reveal the next-generation Xbox console at the event. COD: Ghosts will also be available for the new Xbox and PlayStation 4, but the release date for both consoles is unknown at this time.
Activision has announced that the next-generation Call of Duty game will arrive for the PlayStastion 3, Xbox 360, and PC on November 5th. The game will also be the first COD game available for the PS4 and new Xbox. Call of Duty: Ghosts was developed by Infinity Ward, the studio that created the original Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series.
Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, Inc. promised Ghosts will deliver "an all-new story, all-new characters and an all-new Call of Duty world." Mark Rubin, executive producer of Infinity Ward, called Ghosts, "a new sub-brand" of the COD franchise.
We already knew fellow X-Force members Cable and Domino would be featured in the upcoming Deadpool video game, but Deadpool has announced two more Marvel characters will also be included. Mister Sinister and Psylocke will both be making appearances alongside the Merc with a Mouth. Here's what what Deadpool had to say about the upcoming guest appearances.
"Sooo, uhhhh, APPARENTLY there are characters in my new upcoming Activision game, DEADPOOL, who are not Deadpool! Right??
I thought it was pretty clear when I said I wanted a true Deadpool game that it would star Deadpool...in every role! My star power shouldn't be limited to the central protagonist. I should be playing the hero, the anti-hero, the villain who eventually changes sides to join forces against the TRUE villain (me), the romantic interest, the quirky best friend, the comic relief, and at least 8 other characters in fat suits! Is that too much to ask?!
But...I've been talking to my therapist...and she says it's important that I not allow the existence of other people who are not me to determine my own self-worth. I just have to be the best unhinged mutant mercenary I can be. So, here's a look at some of the...other...characters you can meet in DEADPOOL."
T-Mobile has announced it will carry the BlackBerry Q10, and business registration will begin at T-Mobile.com on April 29. Here's the official email T-Mobile sent to its business customers:
"T-Mobile today announced that the BlackBerry Q10 will be added to its growing 4G LTE smartphone portfolio. Beginning April 29th, business customers interested in registering for the BlackBerry Q10 can visit http://business.t-mobile.com/blackberry-q10. Additional details, including availability and pricing, will be shared at a later date."
Four major carriers are getting set to launch the Galaxy S 4 from Samsung in a few days. The device will be available to T-Mobile customers on April 24th, followed by Sprint on April 27th, and AT&T and US Cellular subscribers can expect their handsets to arrive around April 30th. There has been mention that AT&T has bumped up its release date, but its official GS4 page reads April 30 at the time of this post.
No matter who your carrier is, you're going to want a new case for when your handset arrives. Here is a quick look at some available cases for the GS4. All five accessory makers mentioned in this article are well-known and trusted smartphone manufacturers.
Sony is bringing the Jak and Daxter Trilogy to the PlayStation Vita in June of this year. The trilogy which includes The Precursor Legacy, Jak II and Jak 3 will be available in North America for $29.99. The games follow two friends, Jak and Daxter, who must solve puzzles to uncover the secrets left behind by the mysterious Precursors. The Trilogy is also known as the Jak and Daxter Collection which was released for the PlayStation 3 in 2012.
Sony has been criticized for not releasing enough content for its handheld platform. The company hopes a little bit of gaming nostalgia will help keep its users happy. Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy was released for the PS2 in 2001, and was quickly followed by Jak II and 3 due to the original's success.