While Australia may fumble about in the digital dark ages, setting fire to forward-thinking broadband policy as if it were an onion-scoffing heretic, online connectivity in general has come a long way in the last five years, usurping industries once dominated by the physical. Why rent movies when there's Netflix? Why leave the house for a new game when Steam exists? It should come as no surprise, then, that Microsoft wants to release a new model of the Xbox One, sans disc drive.
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DJ Koh has been at it again. After letting slip about the Note 9 before it launched, he has now also revealed some details about Samsung's highly anticipated foldable phone -- which is on track for being a world-first.
It doesn't have an official name, but it is generally referred to as the Samsung Galaxy X. These are the details we have so far.
While we're not expecting any major phone news to come out of WWDC (aside from the possible appearance of the iPhone SE 2), all sorts of iPhone rumours are hitting the street as Apple's annual developer conference nears. The rumours range from some plausible changes and upgrades to some very silly-looking new colours.
Briefly: According to Sony boss Tsuyoshi "John" Kodera, who told reporters in Japan last night, confirming Kotaku's reporting from last month that we won't see the PS5 for a long time. Despite rumours floating around earlier this year, the PS4 is going to stick around for a while.
If you're going to announce a new AAA title, the last place you want to do it is in a job listing. Unfortunately (for publishers / developers anyway), this is a thing that happens. The latest HR blunder comes from EA, which reportedly posted a job listing for a "Lead Online Engineer" to work on "a Star Wars open-world project".
After the literal garbage fire that was the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung's upcoming flagship phablet needs to be more than just a big Galaxy S8 with a stylus. So before Samsung officially unveils the Galaxy Note 8 on August 23, we're going to run through all the rumours and speculation to see if the Note 8 even has a chance of delivering on all the hype.
When you're hoping a developer is working on a sequel to your favourite game, rumours become your bread and butter. And while you want them to be true, the reality is they're called rumours for a reason. Recently, it was suggested by Official PlayStation Magazine that Creative Assembly may soon divert resources to a new Alien game, however, Eurogamer has come back with its "own sources" that say "this isn't the case".
Briefly: Grasshopper Manufacture is remaking The Silver Case for PC, reports Famitsu. The game was originally released in Japan back in 1999, and the remake is slated to release this year worldwide.
In 2013, when I visited Nintendo's Redmond HQ for a feature on the company's Treehouse localisation team, staffers there opined that secrecy was essential to their operations.
A supposed leak full of sensitive Nintendo information published earlier this week on the message board NeoGAF looked a little more solid this morning thanks to some new corroboration. If it's all true, we may be seeing Nintendo's next console -- along with both Wii U and NX versions of Zelda -- later this year.
4A Games, the studio behind the Metro series of shooters, has been somewhat quiet of late. Last we heard it was working on two titles -- a new Metro instalment and another, more radical game: an FPS set in space with a "very unusual design". However, it appears the latter project has been put on hold, going by one developer's LinkedIn profile.
One of the most confounding things about the NBA 2K series over the last two years is why two special modes -- "The Jordan Challenge" from NBA 2K11 and "NBA's Greatest" from NBA 2K12 -- have neither carried forward nor, at least, been re-released as DLC. But a curious domain name registered to 2K Sports may change that.