Awesome Gadgets Nearing Release

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There certainly hasn’t been a shortage of incredible yet-to-debut technology this year, and while we’ve already seen some great new gadgets, from the Nokia Lumia 1020 to the Galaxy S4 and much, much more, there’s even more to get excited about. That’s right; all of your favorite tech manufacturers are busy working to bring you the latest and greatest technology available. If you’re anxiously awaiting technology that will be available for Black Friday sales, or are waiting to see what hits the shelves in 2014, here are just some of the tech gadgets I’m excited to get my hands on.

Playstation 4

The PS4 has just been announced as being made available two weeks before Black Friday sales, with a release date of November 15. While Sony has worked hard to improve the capabilities of its world-renowned console, there’s yet another great addition to the PS4 that won’t become available until early 2014. After the New Year, Sony will be announcing its cloud-based service, Gaikai, which will enable you and all of your PS4-sporting friends the ability to stream older games to your consoles and play until your thumbs fall off or you run out of Mountain Dew.

New iPhones

This is one of the most talked-about smartphone announcements, and Apple is swinging for the fences. While we haven’t been given the official names of the new devices, Apple is straying away from what Steve Jobs referred to as the perfect screen size, and transitioning into the realm of larger smartphones to combat the Samsung and HTC models that sport significantly larger screens than the traditional 3.5-inch iPhone 4S and 5 screens. This has yet to be verified by the smartphone manufacturer, but early announcements are saying Apple will launch two iPhones at the same time, offering a 4.7-inch display and an absolutely massive 5.7-inch display. Keep your eyes out for these; Apple may just make itself ultra-relevant again.

Xbox One

If you’re a diehard Microsoft fan, you’re probably well aware of the Xbox One’s debut. Scheduled to become available in retail stores in the US in November, our overseas friends will have to wait a bit longer, as Microsoft isn’t planning on releasing its newest console until the New Year in Asian markets. Luckily, if you are overseas, you’ll have plenty to read and catch up on so you’ll know the best games to get with the One. One of the coolest features of the One is its inclusion of Microsoft IllumiRoom, which takes your screenplay and expands it to your entire wall. Rather than seeing just what is on your screen, you’ll be able to see all of your surrounding areas, thanks to Microsoft’s screen-extending technology.

Google Glass

If you’ve kept up on tech news, you’re probably seen, or at the very least, heard of Google Glass. While it may seem like a piece of technology you can’t afford with its expected $1,500 price tag, don’t be surprised to see sales spike once Glass is made available to the public. From medical companies to the NFL, plenty of different industries are splurging to get their hands on Google Glass before you can buy it in stores. Now, if you aren’t too sure what Google Glass is, consider this. You put on your favorite pair of shades, and attach your smartphone at the hinge. By pressing a single button on your phone, you initiate voice commands that allow you to record videos, take pictures, share media on social media, search the web, and a bunch of other really tool technological things. Now, imagine your shades being able to do all of these things, only without your smartphone glued to your face. That is Google Glass.

iWatch

Even a company with over $176 billion in assets can still surprise us, and that’s exactly what Apple is doing as it brings technology to us in a brand new fashion. Apple CEO, Tim Cook, has said that the new fad in technology will be devices that we can wear, and he wasn’t kidding, as Apple is working around the clock to launch its iWatch in 2014. The wristwatch-esque device will perform some of the tasks we’re accustomed to on our iPads and iPhones, but we’ll see some new things like sleep analysis, possible fingerprint scanners, and other health-specific sensors. Nonetheless, the iWatch is going to blow our minds away, and I for one, cannot wait to strap on one my wrist and test it out.

This article was written by Hammad Baig, who recently developed CoversHub, where you’re sure to find a stunning Facebook Cover for your profile.

Sleeping Dogs : The Hong Kong Police Story !!!

Sleeping Dogs

A person saying that he don’t like playing games, is just bluffing. Every human being loves playing games, just the genres are different. But people who are hardcore gamers (just like me) won’t ever deny of their love towards the games. To add to this, there are many rocking games released in the past months that has created a great fan-following and collected great accolades for the plot and the storyline of the game. Recently hot in the market is Sleeping Dogs. The game is strongly matches the DNA of Grand Theft Auto and borrows some free-running elements of Assassins Creed and combats from other hits. The result is Sleeping Dogs.

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Almost every Grand Theft Auto fan will agree that San Andreas was the best game in the whole series. It was the best and the most loved because it had a lot of variety in terms of gameplay and the character building. The biggest factor that made it an all-time hit was the sense of being a part of the actual community. In San Andreas, you had friends and the sense of belonging to the neighbourhood. After San Andreas, it’s Sleeping Dogs that give the players the same level of excitement and a purpose to play the game more and more often.

Sleeping Dogs’ USP : The Plot

The plot of Sleeping Dogs is one of the strongest assets of the game, that will make any gamer buy this one.

Its a story of Wei Shen, a Hong Kong born who has just returned to his hometown after a stint in the USA. The game begins and he finds himself in a cell after being arrested in a drug bust. In comes Jackie, a childhood friend. Jackie, who works for the local Triads, offers Wei some work and in no time Wei is breaking bones, boosting cars and working his way up. But there is something his criminal pals don’t know about him; Wei is an undercover cop who is working with a task force trying to bring out the Triads.

As Wei gets deeper, he finds himself in a dilemma, who should he stay loyal too. He is surrounded bu criminals who can kill anyone, but they genuinely care for him and his well-being; where as on the other side is Wei’s commanding officer who wants the desired results even if it breaks the law. In this situation Wei finds himself hanging between his duty and the people that cares for him.

The complexity of the plot of Sleeping Dogs keeps you glued and it compels you to play the game to find you what’s going to unfold the next second. The different layers that unfold add a superb taste to the game. Sure thing that Sleeping Dogs has no ground-breaking plot but still its quite awesome to keep you going.

Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs – The complete mash-up

Sleeping Dogs – The Combat Mode

The plot is not the only interesting thing in the game. The overall mechanics and the rocking game controls are also bang on. The driving controls are great and perfectly added so that you won’t end up driving like a drunkard.

The protagonist’s hometown is Hong Kong so for sure you will expect some Kung-Fu fighting in the game. Wei’s kung-fu skills allows him to take on multiple opponents at a single place, and that too quite easily without any fuss. He can easily grab his enemies and throw them at others.

An extra feature added to the combat mode of Sleeping Dogs is that Wei can use his surroundings to cause devastating effect. He can dispatch foes by ramming their faces into fans, the walls, the circular saws etc. Using the environment in the combat mode is a superb thing because the gamers are now quite accustomed with using the environment to their benefits.

 The Surroundings :-

The developers have clearly went out of their way to make the pieces in Sleeping Dogs look as authentic and lively as possible, with the right audio-visual blend.In the game you visit the night market, filled with street food, pirated DVDs and fake designer wears. The flirtatious calls that you hear from the shopkeepers are simply amazing.

Apart from the main gameplay, you can take on some mini-missions like taking part in the street car racing events, participate in the street fighting contest, learn new combat moves, do some betting, pick up a car boost and even visit a massage parlor for some relaxation.

Read : The Future of Games Looks Brighter with the Upcoming Releases !!!

Sleeping Dogs : The Ultimate Verdict

Games like Sleeping Dogs has a high risk of getting beaten down, but that’s not the case here. Its one of those rare gems that were not taken quite seriously before people actually started to know its worth. Sleeping Dogs presents a huge opportunity and paves the way for the developers to think about something that doesn’t involve aliens, zombies and wars.

If you are a fan of Grand Theft Auto, then Sleeping Dogs is the game that you were waiting for this long.

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Note : Sleeping Dogs has taken on the UK Games Chart, and is positioned at the Numero Uno spot for the last two weeks !!!!

3 Awesome Games for your XBOX 360 !!!!

Xbox is a great or should I say the best gaming console with huge no. of amazing games to play on. If you have never heard about Xbox, then you must be living in the deep hole under the rock. Well, I hope that you are not among such people. Do you own a Xbox or planning to grab one? If the answer is Yes, then lemme tell you that Xbox gaming industry is growing rapidly and choosing the best games for the fast race of new games, is not an easy task. But you don’t have to worry as I am going to list the best Xbox games in this post. So let’s pay  attention over it.

Xbox 360 games

Best Games for XBOX 360

1. Halo 4

Halo 4

Halo 4

Just imagine a deadly war where people are crying all over, swords are killing people and their red blood is making the environment red. Now stop imagining and feel the same by playing Halo 4 on your Xbox. Halo 4 is another add up in the Halo game’s series. No body is yours, you are not of anyone, all are enemies, so pick up sword and move onto the path of victory by killing the monsters coming in your path. Show your power and kill enemies to splash their blood on your screen. Be ready to face the challenges in your path and let the points to speak about your success story.

2. Forza Horizon

Forza Horizon

Forza Horizon

Love to play racing games? Forza Horizon is for you. Enter into the world of racing by playing this amazing game on your Xbox. Some traffic rules are there but rules are meant to be broken. Drive madly and kill innocent people coming in your path. Don’t let your competitors to run over you. Keep the accelerator pressed and stay ahead of all cars chasing you down. Destroy buildings, apply sudden breaks, use nitro and disturb the local police to add more in your fun.

3. Alan Wake’s American Nightmare

Alan Wake's American Nightmare

Alan Wake’s American Nightmare

Bring the graphics at its best by playing this game on your Xbox. Kill the enemies and make everyone to scare from you. Focus your flashlight so as to point your deadly weapons on the neck of enemies. This game brings the war at its best. Better choice of weapons, deadly guns which can destroy every single mark of your enemies. Perfect sound, cool graphics make this game better than the best.

Don’t you love XBOX ??

Playing games has always been hobby of every person, especially in the childhood. But these games will surely wake up the sleeping kid in your mind. So what are you waiting for? These games are waiting for you. Don’t wait and enter into the world of excitement and fun. Share your experience with us in the comment box below.

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