Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Ubisoft Have Released A Launch Trailer And Detailed PS3 Exclusive Content For Assassin's Creed 3

Ubisoft have released a launch trailer for Assassin's Creed 3.

Ubisoft have also detailed the PS3 exclusive content. the content will revolve around Benedict Arnold and is 4 missions. your work will involve flushing out loyalist spies and stopping an assault on West Point.

SourceEU Playstation Blog

Apple Reveal The New iMac, No Disc Drive, Fusion Drive, 8GB RAM And 1TB HDD

Apple have announced a refresh to the iMac Line-up. the iMac no longer has a disc drive but this does mean Apple have managed to reduce the volume of the iMac by as much as 40%. at it's thinnest, the iMac is only 5mm. other hardware features include:

Quad Core 15, with upgrade to Core i7
2 Tunderbolt Ports
4 USB 3.0 Ports
Fusion Drive

The Fusion Drive feature combined an HDD and Flash Memory. the entire Apple OS is on the Flash drive with the remaining flash space being used for intelligently managed files with the aim of faster performance and quicker access.

21.5 Inch iMac with 2.7GHz Quad Core i5 and NVIDIA GeForce GT 640m $1,299
21.5 Inch iMac with 2.9 GHz Quad Core i5 and NVIDIA GeForce GT 6450M $1,499
27 Inch iMac with 2.7 GHz Quad Core i5 and NVIDIA GeForce GT660M $1,799
27 Inch iMac with 3.2 GHz Quad Core 15 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX $1,999

Press Release

Apple Reveal The 13 Inch MacBook With A Retina Display And Flash Storage

Apple have announced a new 13 inch MacBook Pro. this new model comes with the Retina Display, 227 pixels per inch which is around 4x more than the current model. other features include:

2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 processors (option to choose faster 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7 processors)
Intel HD Graphics 4000, 
8GB of 1600 MHz memory, 
Up to 768GB of flash storage. 
Two Thunderbolt
Two USB 3.0 ports
HDMI port 

Apple also say the battery should last around 7 hours and it will ship with OS X Mountain Lion. prices start at $1,699 for 128GB and $1.999 for 256GB.

Press Release

Apple Unveil The New iPad Mini, 7.9 Inch with 10 Hours Battery, And New 4th Gen iPad

Apple have revealed the new iPad Mini, Comes out 2nd November in the USA. the mini features a 7.9 Multi Touch Screen, that is not a Retina Display, FaceTime HD and iSight. Apple also boast that the iPad Mini would have a battery life of 10 hours. all apps designed for the iPad and iPad 2 will run on the iPad Mini. the chip in the iPad Mini is the A5 Chip, it's only 7.2mm thin and 0.68 pounds and supports 802.11n. 

iPad Mini + Wifi (Black+Slate or White+Silver): 16gb $329/£269, 32gb $429/£349, 65gb $529/£429.
iPad Mini + Wifi + 3G (Black+Slate or White+Silver): 16gb $459/£369, 32gb $559/£449, 65gb $659/£529.

Apple have also announced a new iPad. this forth generation iPad still features a 9.7 inch Retina display but now features the A6X Chip, which gives it twice the CPU performance and twice the graphics performance of the A5X Chip in the previous iPad.

iPad 4: 16gb $499, 32gb $599, 64gb $699
iPad 4 + Cellular: 16gb $629, 32gb $729, 64gb $829

Press Release

Giant Sparrow Have Released A Launch Trailer For The Unfinished Swan

Giant Sparrow have released a launch trailer for their PS3 PSN game The Unfinished Swan. this trailer shows locations and music from the game.

Source: USA Playstation Blog

Turn 10 Have Released The Forth Behind The Scenes Look For Forza Horizon

Turn 10 have released the forth behind the scenes look at Forza Horizon. this video focuses on the culture of the game, the mix of cars and music in the game and how they chose them.

Sony Have Released A New God Of War: Ascension Multiplayer Trailer Showing Zeus "Perks"

Sony have released a new trailer for God Of War: Ascension, this trailer is for the multiplayer aspect of the game. in the multiplayer you can align with 1 of 4 gods, this grants the character you created unlockable powers, armour sets and abilities. this video shows what you get by siding with Zeus, it's mostly lightning powers combined with a sword or hammer weapon or on their own.

Source: EU Playstation Blog

Halfbrick Announce Trick Or Treat Bad DLC For Fruit Ninja Kinect, Comes 24th October For 160 MS Points

Halfbrick have announced new DLC is coming to Fruit Ninja Kinect. this Halloween themed DLC comes out on 24th October for 160 MS Points and includes a Slasher Blade, Haunted House background and Ghostly Apparition shadow.

Source: PlayXBLA

Sony Have Released A New Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale Trailer From The Creators Of The Michael Trailer

Sony have released a new trailer, or short film, for the upcoming fighter from SuperBot Entertainment Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale. this video was done by the team that did the "Michael" trailer last year. this short features a live action battle between Cole, Drake, SackBoy, Kratos and a human player.

Source: USA Playstation Blog