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Submission + - Galaxy Note II Released in the UK Today

YokimaSun writes: Samsung have today released the Galaxy Note 2 in the UK, the new iPhone 5 rival boasts 16GB of memory, comes with Android Jelly Bean installed, a massive 5.5” HD Super AMOLED screen, 16:9 screen ratio, 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, 3100mAh battery, 8 megapixel camera with best shot feature, S Pen functionality and is HSPA+ compatible. Lets see how long it is before Apple find something to take Samsung to court in the UK.
Android

Submission + - The Swiss Army Knife of Joypads (kickstarter.com)

YokimaSun writes: In these days where we all own a Mobile Phone, a PC, A Laptop, a Tablet and devices like the Raspberry PI or the soon to be released Ouya Console. A new joypad is to be released that also doubles as a keyboard which worked on everyone one of them. That dream is realised with a new open source joypad called the iControlPad 2, the joypad works with any device that has bluetooth or USB Connectivity, it features Dual analogue controls, a 4 row Qwerty Keyboard, Shoulder and Face Buttons and a 14 hour Battery life. On the kickstarter page they claim it can also be used with the likes of Robots and RC devices like helicopters.
Android

Submission + - The Ultimate Joypad for Any Gadget ?

YokimaSun writes: In these days where we all own a Mobile Phone, PC, Laptop, Tablet and devices like the Raspberry PI or the soon to be released Ouya Console. A new joypad is to be released that also doubles as a keyboard which worked on everyone one of them. That dream is realised with a new open source joypad called the iControlPad 2, the joypad works with any device that has bluetooth or USB Connectivity such has IOS/Android, it features Dual analogue controls, a 4 row Qwerty Keyboard, Shoulder and Face Buttons and a 14 hour Battery life. On the kickstarter page they claim it can also be used with the likes of Robots and RC devices.
Games

Submission + - 23 Games To Be Released On WiiU Launch Day

YokimaSun writes: Only a few weeks after the WiiU Release date was announced, today Nintendo have sent out a press release detailing that on launch day they will have 23 titles available. These include Nintendo-published games like Nintendo Land, New Super Mario Bros U, Sing Party and Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge, as well as third-party powerhouses like ZombiU, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two,Fifa Soccer 13 and Scribblenauts Unlimited. Wii U owners in the United States and Canada will also have access to Nintendo TVii, which lets users access multiple sources of entertainment through a convenient GamePad interface.
Android

Submission + - The One Size Fits All Joypad

YokimaSun writes: In these days where we all own a Mobile Phone, a PC, A Laptop, a Tablet and maybe your thinking of owning a Raspberry PI or the soon to be released Ouya Console. What would you say if there was a joypad released that also doubled as a keyboard which worked on everyone one of them. That dream is realised with a new open source joypad called the iControlPad 2, the joypad works with any device that has bluetooth or USB Connectivity, it features Dual analogue controls, a 4 row Qwerty Keyboard, Shoulder and Face Buttons and a 14 hour Battery life. Could be the perfect answer for those who hate playing touchscreen games on the likes of iPhone/iPad.
Open Source

Submission + - The One Joypad To Rule Them All 1

Croakyvoice writes: In these days where we all own a Mobile Phone, a PC, A Laptop, a Tablet and maybe your thinking of owning a Raspberry PI or the soon to be released Ouya Console. What would you say if there was a joypad released that also doubled as a keyboard which worked on everyone one of them. That dream is realised with a new open source joypad called the iControlPad 2, the joypad works with any device that has bluetooth or USB Connectivity, it features Dual analogue controls, a 4 row Qwerty Keyboard, Shoulder and Face Buttons and a 14 hour Battery life. Could be the perfect answer for those who hate playing touchscreen games on the likes of iPhone/iPad.
Open Source

Submission + - iControlPad 2 - The Open Source Controller (kickstarter.com)

YokimaSun writes: "Over on Kickstarter a new project has been announced by the people who brought out the OpenPandora Console. The iControlPad 2 is an open source controller with support for the likes of iPhone, Android Phones, Ouya, Raspberry Pi and anything that has bluetooth or USB Connections and features 55 key Qwerty keyboard, Shoulder buttons, Twin analogue nubs, Dpad. The Kickstarter campaign is now halfway to their $150,000 goal with 18 days to go."
Android

Submission + - The $50 Android Tablet

YokimaSun writes: The search for a cheap laptop or tablet has brought us news from india of a $10 Laptop which later cost $100. Then a few months ago we broke news of a Windows CE powered laptop selling for a paltry $45. Now via Android News we have details of an Android tablet selling for $50, for that you get a Samsung ARM 11 Mobile processor, 1GB DDR2 of system memory, 4GB on-board storage memory, 7.0" touchscreen, 800 x 600 resolution.
What i really want though is a $50 iPad!
Nintendo

Submission + - USA To Get WiiU First On November 18th

Croakyvoice writes: Following on from the Japanese WiiU launch details posted earlier on Slashdot, its now known that Nintendo are to release the WiiU console first in the USA on November 18th, the Basic set will retail for $300, while the Premium set will cost $350. Our readers in Europe will have to wait till November 30th to see the console arrive. One bonus for WiiU owners in Europe who buy the Premium set will also get a copy of NintendoLand and a Wii Sensor Bar. Amazon UK have set a price of £249 for the Basic Pack.
Nintendo

Submission + - Nintendo WiiU Price and Release Date Announced

YokimaSun writes: Nintendo have revealed the release date of the WiiU, in Japan it will launch on the 8th December. The console will ship in 2 versions a Basic version with 8GB of internal memory and a Premium version that has 32GB of internal memory and comes with a stand and docks. Both versions have 1GB of Main and the same for Game Memory. Nintendo claim the console is 20 times more powerful than the Wii and supports 1080p visuals out the box and comes with an hdmi cable. All existing Wii accessories will work with the WiiU but the new Tablet Gamepad will set you back around £100/$173 when you convert yen over. The price of the Premium SKU converts to £250/ $405 but expect that to change when each region announces their release date and price.

Submission + - Sega Dreamcast Turns 13

Croakyvoice writes: It's been 13 years since 9/9/1999, when the Dreamcast launched on American shores. The hardware was ahead of its time; online capability, web browser, a visual memory unit, and a controller that anticipated the much-loved Xbox 360 controller. The games were amazing: Jet Set Radio (the first popular 3d cell-shaded game on a console), Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (still the apotheosis of 2-d fighting; just try finding a copy on ebay), Soul Calibur (still looks good compared to the recent Xbox/PS3 versions), NFL 2K (came out of nowhere, and was so good that it shook EA into spending tens of millions of dollars to seal up exclusivity for NFL rights), and many others. No doubt some of the reasons for the Dreamcast's demise lay with Sega, whose dubious hardware decisions (ahem, 32x) finally caught up to them, in the form of ambivalence from both developers and gamers, just as the console-making world was shifting to the multinationals with big pockets who were willing to spend it on pricey hardware design (or could absorb the cost of faulty hardware design). It was also one of the first consoles widely used for homebrew, today you can get emulators for Dreamcast of systems such as Snes, Amiga, NeoGeo, GBA and Nintendo 64.
Emulation (Games)

Submission + - Happy 13th Birthday Sega Dreamcast

YokimaSun writes: The Dreamcast is now 13 years old, the last of Sega`s consoles spawned such great games such as Shenmue, Sonic Adventure 2, Soul Calibur, Crazy Taxi, Resident Evil: Code Veronica and Metropolis Street Racer. Also noteable was the Bleemcast project which got killed off when Sony werent too happy at seeing a PSX Emulator on the Dreamcast. The Console has lived on since Sega pulled the plug in the shape of homebrew games and emulators with sites such as DCEmu, Sega-DC DE and Dreamcast ES still to this day actively supporting the console. Even this year indie developers are still releasing commercial games for the Dreamcast.
Android

Submission + - Amazon Reveal UK Release Date For The Kindle Fire HD

Croakyvoice writes: At their press conference yesterday the Kindle Fire HD was unveiled to the world. Today Amazon UK have revealed that their answer to the upcoming iPad Mini is to be released in the UK. The Kindle Fire HD will arrive in the UK in 16GB and 32GB 7Inch versions but the 8.9 inch will remain for the time being a USA only release. The new tablet is packing Android 4.0 has its OS and is to be released in the UK on October 25th. The upgraded original Kindle Fire is also to be released the same day.
Android

Submission + - Kindle Fire HD Arrives October 25th

Croakyvoice writes: At their press conference yesterday the Kindle Fire HD was unveiled to the world. Today Amazon UK have revealed that their answer to the iPad Mini is to be released in the UK. The Kindle Fire HD will arrive in the UK in 16GB and 32GB 7Inch versions but the 8.9 inch will remain for the time being a USA only release. The new tablet is packing Android 4.0 has its OS and is to be released in the UK on October 25th. The upgraded original Kindle Fire is also to be released the same day.
Android

Submission + - Amazon to Release Kindle Fire on October 25th in the UK

Croakyvoice writes: Following on from the announcement of the Kindle Fire HD earlier, Amazon UK have just announced that both the Kindle Fire HD in 16 and 32GB variations and the new Kindle Fire are to be released on the 25th of October with prices that are extremely competitive against the iPad. The Kindle Fire is to be priced at £129 and the higher spec Kindle Fire HD to be £159 for the 16GB and £199 for the 32GB version. Now over to Apple to see what the iPad Mini will be priced at.

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