Fan films have taken a giant leap in recent years especially with the help of Youtube. This video gives us a taste of what a Portal movie might look like…and it looks AWESOME. We hope for great things coming from the director of the film, Dan Trachtenberg, as he has captured the essence of the games in this short clip.
Catch the video after the break.
This awesome collaboration of titles poses an even greater question…What Else Can Benefit From Portal Guns? I for one would enjoy seeing all things with a touch of Portal; God of Portal, Legend of Portal, Gears of Portal… It’s safe to say if you haven’t been playing the latest Valve developed title Portal 2, these jokes and possibly the video might go right over your head.
Just this morning, Rogers announced that Toronto will be the next city to receive the LTE treatment starting September 28th. With LTE promising theoretical speeds of upto 150Mbps download and 70Mbps upload, consumers are in for a treat! In a small media briefing, Rogers demonstrated a live speedtest of the LTE network in Toronto reaching speeds of 98Mbps down and 32Mbps up . While the speeds may seem very high, do not forget this does not reflect real world results, partly due to the fact that the network is unavailable to any customers at this time and therefore shows inflated results.
Video courtesy of HowardForums.
Posted in Corporate News, Devices, Industry News
Tagged 150mbps, 50mbps, download, live, LTE, real, Rogers, speedtest, toronto, upload, video
Rogers announced today that the next city following Ottawa to receive LTE will be Toronto. The date for the launch is currently set at September 28th, 2011. While the only LTE-capable device currently available to Canadian consumers is the Sierra Wireless LTE Rocket Stick, Rogers confirmed that 4 more LTE devices will be available by year’s end. The devices include: Samsung Galaxy S II LTE smartphone, a Sierra Wireless LTE mobile hotspot, an LTE tablet (most likely the recently announced Galaxy 8.9 LTE Tab), and an HTC LTE smartphone.
Stay tuned for more details including coverage maps as the launch approaches.
Posted in Corporate News, Devices, Industry News, Smartphones, Tablets
Tagged Canada, galaxy lte tab, galaxy s ii, galaxy s ii lte, galaxy tab, hotspot, HTC, htc lte, launch, LTE, ottawa, Release Date, Rogers, september, sierra wireless, toronto
The day to Skyward Sword’s release is slowly approaching and Nintendo sure knows how to create additional excitement over a product. Revealed today, Skyward Sword will be available at your local retailer on November 20th in two SKU’s. As one can guess the first SKU, priced at $49.99, will be the standalone game while the more sought after SKU, priced at $69.99, will be a bundle which includes the game, a limited edition golden Wiimote with Zelda decals, and The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony Concert music CD.
Which will you preorder/buy? Let us know in the comments.
Posted in Gaming Industry
Tagged 25th anniversary, bundle, legend of zelda, limited edition, music cd, Nintendo, Release Date, skyward sword, special edition, wii, zelda
Samsung is planning on entering the IM market with a service called ChatON. The new service is set to be unveiled during IFA this week. ChatON will be available on all the major mobile OS’s including iOS, Android, BlackBerry,
Windows Phone 7, and even Samsung’s own Bada OS. Similar to the likes of WhatsApp, users will be able to text, shares videos, audio, images, and even user-created animations with one another or even in groups. Visually, the application is reflective of Samsung’s own TouchWiz User Interface which can be found on all the Galaxy S devices. ChatON is slated to be available next month in more than 120 countries and 62 different languages.
Posted in Devices, Industry News, Smartphones, Tablets
Tagged audio, BBM, chaton, galaxy s, ifa, im, messaging, OS, platform, Samsung, share, text, touchwiz, video, whatsapp
HP shocked the community when they announced on Friday that they were going to discontinue webOS development. While the news saddened current webOS enthusiasts worldwide, it also brought a positive point for consumers. HP announced a tremendous price drop on the Touchpad tablets which had not even been on the market for 2 months. HP priced the 16GB and 32GB tablets at $99 and $149, respectively. Those prices alone transformed a seemingly dead item onto the top of many consumers’ must have lists.
Many online retailers began receiving hundreds, if not thousands, of orders of the now rare tablet. After the large influx of orders, many retailers began sending cancellation notices because of insufficient stock. A couple of small online dealers offered the HP Touchpad at the new discounted price over the weekend which in turn caused many of their web sites to crash due to the influx of user page views and orders. At this moment, no retailer in Canada has any stock remaining based off of information gathered.
Our search, like many, has not gone too well. Serge ordered 2 units through Staples online only to receive cancellation notices a day later. We also have another order from DirectDial that is currently on hold but looks promising.
We will update our journey as time goes on.
Let us know in the comments section below on how your search is going and if you’ve managed to score a unit.
Posted in Deals, Entertainment, Tablets
Tagged admin, best buy, cendirect, directdial, FutureShop, HP, oos, order, processing, staples, touchpad, webos
For those who play cooperative games regularly, this ingenious idea is a perfect solution if both players want to enjoy a full TV experience at the same time. The video creator has put together this video to show that Sony’s recently announced 3D TV, at this year’s E3 event, is not the first of its kind. Follow us after the break for an in-depth look as well as which TVs to look out for.
Posted in Entertainment, Gaming Industry
Tagged 3D gaming, Bestbuy, Cinema 3D, FutureShop, LG 3D, Multi-player 3D, Multiplayer 3D, Passive 3D, Vizio 3D, Vizio Passive 3D
The previously rumored Blackberry 9380, codenamed Orlando/Malibu, gets caught on camera showing off its miniature figure next to its older brother, the Blackberry Torch 9860. Video and specs after the break.