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Briefly: VisionTek's new toolkits, République's Kickstarter issues

updated 04:32 pm EST, Sat December 21, 2013

New 12 and 26 piece toolkits for Mac, PC and iOS available from VisionTek

VisionTek has announced the release of its latest custom portable toolkits for upgrading and repairing PC and Mac computers this week. Offering 12 and 26-piece toolkits, each provide the tools needed for executing computer upgrades and repairs at home.



The VisionTek 12 Piece Toolkit is comprised of tools required to perform upgrades and repairs on Macs iOS devices, and other digital devices. Priced at $20, the kit includes a seven piece straight blade, Phillips, and Torx screwdriver set with magnetic tips for screw placement assistance, color-coded tops, and rubber coated shafts for a secure grip. Also included is a scissor clamp, tweezers, two nylon pry tools (known as "spudgers"), and a nylon carrying case. The VisionTek 26 Piece Toolkit, priced at $27, includes a six piece straight blade and Philips screwdriver set with the same features as the smaller kit. Additionally included is a combination socket and bit driver handle, four sockets and 10 bits, spring-loaded needle nose pliers and wire cutter, and more. Priced at $27, the 26-piece toolkit is intended for elaborate building and upgrading of PCs. Both kits are available for purchase online from VisionTek, and include a one-year warranty.

République: Episode One released, users experiencing issues with promo codes

Episodic iOS game République launched this week on the App Store, with much anticipation. Described as a stealth-action game, République explores the implications of governmental surveillance in the age of the Internet. Episode One of République begins when the player receives a call from an unknown woman who is trapped inside an oppressive totalitarian state. Through five episodes, players will guide Hope through dangerous scenarios by hacking into the nation's surveillance network. Requiring iOS 7 to play, République is priced at $5.



Launched from a KickStarter campaign, République creators, Camouflaj, offered backers promotional codes to redeem the game from the App Store. According to Mike Futter from Game Informer, Apple limits the quantity of promotional codes a developer can distribute to 100, leading Camouflaj to have issues facilitating what its backers are entitled to. Camouflaj is able to manually 'gift' the game to those residing the in US; however, Apple does not allow gifting to international users, so those outside of the US will receive a $5 refund upon purchasing the game themselves. Methods of facilitating a refund are currently under development.




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