PlayStation 4, Xbox 720 will never beat PC gaming, Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli says

In an interview with Eurogamer, Yerli said that the PlayStation 4 may be technologically obsolete much faster than its predecessor.

“It’s impossible to package $2000-3000 into a mainstream, let’s say $500 console. I’m not saying they are $500 consoles. They may launch a console at $2000, but the consumer pricing is usually much lower than that,” he said.

“So, given consumer pricing, and given the cost of production of a gamer PC and the amount of watt of power it needs, which is like a fridge, it’s impossible.”

According to Crytek, none of the consoles can match the speed of the PC and this will eventually lead to the fact that the game console, with its 7-year refresh cycle, will be at the tail end of progress.

“We used Moore’s Law. If you predict how hardware evolves at the current speed of evolution, and then take consumer pricing evolution, already two years ago you could see, whatever launches in 2013 or 2014 or 2015, will never beat a PC again,” Yerli told the site.

He expects PC video games to “remain the place to be for the best possible visuals.”

Samsung Galaxy S4 launch event to take place in Times Square

The Korean manufacturer has scheduled a public event for the announcement of the Galaxy S4 that will be held on March 14th in Times Square, New York, Engadget reports.

It is assumed that there will be a live stream of the Unpacked event.

The event was announced by Samsung in a tweet, accompanied by an image of the invitation.

This will be Samsung’s first launch event taking place in the United States in three years.

The device will reportedly feature a Snapdragon 600 processor, not an eight-core Exynos 5 Octa model as it was previously reported.

Source: Twitter Via Engadget

PlayStation 4 launch in ‘at least’ one country in 2013

Credit: Sony Computer Entertainment

The company did inform that the new console will hit the market ahead of the holiday season this year.

Fergal Gara, Sony’s European gaming MD, spoke with Digital Spy and confirmed that the console will come out well in 2013, but that the output places were still under consideration.

“We will launch it this year. Exactly what regions, what timing, is being worked through. Which regions in 2013 – is it all of them, is it some of them? Is there some degree of phasing? We’ll reveal that in more detail later, but we can’t yet,” he said.

However, Gara did confirm that the console should launch in “at least” one country.

Shuhei Yoshida, the head of Sony’s Worldwide Studios, recently told The Guardian in an interview that the Japanese giant could offer various subscriptions providing access to a whole bunch of features.

Source: Digital Spy Via Ars Technica

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie wedding rumors: exotic nuptials?


According to the U.K.’s Grazia magazine (Via Metro.co.uk), the famous couple will hold the ceremony at their Chateau Miraval estate in the South of France in May.

New details that have emerged suggest that it will be an extravagant ceremony.

“Guests will travel past water fountains and Shetland ponies leaping as they go up the two-mile long drive to the house,” Lucille Michel, the couple’s florist, told the publication.

“When the guests park, they’ll see the family of elephants. Brad hopes it will make them smile. Apparently, the elephants were the children’s idea.””

That will make eight elephants representing each member of the Brangelina clan.

“They want the wedding to take place just before sunset, so that as they say their vows the church will fill with fabulous red, orange and yellow light. The lawns have all got new sprinkler systems in, so they’ll be green and lush for the big day. Brad wants the guests to say, “Wow” the moment they sweep through the gates.”

Apparently, the groom is well involved in the preparation of their wedding.

“Brad flew in two weeks ago and has given a team of eight gardeners very specific clean-up plans, along with planting instructions that he drew up himself … Brad wants what they plant to help local wildlife for generations to come,” the florist said. “He’s spending in the region of £30,000 on flowers and says they’ve decided no cut flowers, just planted wild ones, so that in the future, their great-grandchildren can see where they made a promise to each other.”

iPhone 6 concept with Home button on the side

Designer Peter Zigich created three concepts of the iPhone 6 based on the latest smartphone from Apple.

These concepts include an iPhone mini, an iPhone 6 and a phablet-like iPhone model.

The novelty about these models is the new placing of the Home button, that is, on the side of the device.

That would add space to the display, making room for an extra row of apps.

What do you think of these concepts?

Source: iPack3D

Samsung Galaxy S4 rumors: Visa mobile payment integration?

Credit: Visa

The VISA PayWave mobile payment applet will allow you to make a payment with your smartphone by passing it at a distance of a few inches from a payment device.

According to CNET, this payment solution will be integrated into the next generation Samsung smartphones, sparking rumors that the Galaxy S4 will benefit the feature.

In addition, banks may use a Visa service to securely download data from their customers via their Samsung devices.

Apple stock split rumors surface, stock rises

According to hedge fund manager Douglas Kass, there are rumors that Apple may announce a stock split before the general meeting scheduled for tomorrow.

“High above the Alps my Gnome is hearing a rumor that Apple will announce a stock split at tomorrow’s shareholder meeting,” Kass tweeted.

Following his tweet, the stock moved from down $5 to up $5.

Kass has defended his claim against skeptics, arguing that the rumors were “all over the Street”.

Apple made ​​three stock splits in its history, each a 2-for-1 move. The last one was in February 28, 2005, while the other two were held on June 21, 2000, and June 16, 1987.

Source: 9to5Mac / MacRumors

iPhone 5 charger that fits in your wallet

ChargeCard is a Kickstarter project that has been funded and will help with you easily carry a charger for your iPhone.

Designed in the form of a credit card, the ChargeCard has a 30-pin connector on one end, a retractable USB port on the other end.

The device is priced at $ 25 and it is available for worldwide shipping.

For the new iPhone 5 version with Lightning connector you will have to wait until May 2013. It costs $ 25.

Via Cult of Mac

PlayStation 4 rumors: subscription game service?

Credit: Sony Computer Entertainment

Shuhei Yoshida, the head of Sony’s Worldwide Studios, was interviewed by The Guardian.

He told the publication that the Japanese giant could offer various subscriptions providing access to a whole bunch of features.

Sony is considers setting up a subscription online offer, with “gold, silver or platinum levels of membership.”

However, the company will first ensure that they have more content to offer.

Yoshida also told The Guardian that it will now be possible to recover every single PlayStation 4 title digitally and that only some will be available on discs.

The PS4 is set for launch this holiday season for a price between $350 and $400.