Earlier this year, Microsoft discussed its next-generation video game console, Project Scarlett. Now, it has a launch name: Xbox Series X.Microsoft unveiled the name for the new device, which was previously referred to as Project Scarlett, in an exclusive interview with CNET sister site GameSpot. The company also discussed the console's new design, compatibility with older Xbox games and how it'll work with the internet. Microsoft said the new name reflects the many ways you can play an Xbox. The new Xbox Series X will support the "thousands" of titles that already play on the Xbox One, for example. The device will also support previously sold accessories, such as the Xbox Adaptive Controller for disabled gamers."We wanted to design a console where the form was driven by the function," Phil Spencer, Microsoft's head of Xbox, said in an interview with GameSpot. The company made its public announcement during the Game Awards in Los Angeles Thursday.Microsoft said the new Xbox will … [Read more...] about Xbox Series X, Microsoft’s brand new game console, has a bold new design
We have seen companies like Google, Apple and Firefox launching different browsers over the years aiming for a different audience. However, in what can be called as the ‘world’s first’, Opera took everyone by surprise on December 12 by introducing a new browser specifically for gamers. The company calls it Opera GX browser and has made it available only for Apple MacBook users. The gaming browser is available to download as a part of an ‘early access’ program and will possibly see a wider rollout in the future. Opera says that it is still working on Opera GX, improving it and introducing more features that work with macOS and Windows operating systems. This indirectly means that Opera GX will be coming to Windows as well in future. There are several features in Opera GX that are made with gamers in mind. One of the features is Network Bandwidth Limited with CPU and RAM Limiters that allows the browser to consume fewer resources, leaving them for running … [Read more...] about Opera launches ‘world’s first’ browser for gamers on Apple Mac devices, here’s the first look
Daily app quiz on Amazon’s mobile app is now live. The app quiz started at 8am and will run through 12pm. In today’s app quiz, participants stand a chance to win GoPro Hero8 camera for free. To win the prize, one needs to answer all five questions of the quiz correctly. One wrong answer will eliminate the participant from the quiz. For those playing the quiz for the first time, the app quiz comprises of a set of five questions based on current affairs and general knowledge. All questions must be answered correctly to become eligible. Winner of the quiz is usually selected via lucky draw. Result of today’s quiz will be announced on January 31. Here are all five questions of today’s quiz along with the answers that can help you win GoPro Hero8 camera for free. Question 1 : Which Indian city hosted the country’s first game between two NBA teams ? Answer- Mumbai Question 2 : Which Indian classical musician has recently got a minor planet named after him? … [Read more...] about Amazon app quiz December 13, 2019: Get answers to these five questions and win GoPro Hero8 camera for free
In November 2013, Finnish studio Supercell launched its massively popular mobile strategy game Clash of Clans on Chinese app store Wandoujia. With more than 450 million users who’ve downloaded 1.6 billion apps, Wandoujia is one of the biggest Android stores in China, a country where Google Play has no real presence. And many of those millions wanted to play Clash of Clans — in its first month on the store, the game was downloaded more than 200,000 times. But there was one big problem: the game used Google’s payment services for in-app purchases, but it’s a feature that Chinese gamers couldn't actually use. It was a huge hit that made absolutely no money. Supercell's accident isn’t an isolated incident. Plenty of Western game developers are looking to China and its burgeoning mobile scene as a new, untapped market to bring hit games. But it's also a market fraught with difficulties. There are language and cultural differences, a multitude of payment … [Read more...] about Why your favorite mobile games look a lot different in China
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more. Smart choice I listen to a lot of music — and control a lot of connected devices — so I know the ropes when it comes to smart speakers. Adam Zeis and Jeramy Johnson 12 Dec 2019 Alexa's got skills Amazon Echo Plus Sonos lacks smarts Sonos Play:1 The Echo Plus is a great sounding speaker at the center of your smart home, with plenty of smart features right out of the box. $150 at Amazon Pros Powered by Alexa Built-in smart home hub Multiroom audio with other Echo devices Cons Same sound architecture as cheaper, newer Echo Sound doesn't match Sonos quality The Sonos Play:1 is a great sounding speaker that checks all the right boxes. It's not a "smart" speaker, but it can still get the job done. $209 at Amazon Pros Amazing sound for its size Can stream all the top music services Plays nicely with other Sonos speakers Cons No native Alexa support No built-in smart home … [Read more...] about Amazon Echo Plus (2nd gen) vs. Sonos Play:1 — Which should you buy?