Tag - Zombies
Corridor Z by Mass Creation is about the last three living people in a high school full of zombies. Supposedly, there's a way to exit the building to safety, and the three characters must sprint through the hallways between fortified classrooms if they want to live. The game is free with ads, and includes in-app purchases. Thankfully, they manage to not be totally evil when it comes to either of those things, leaving the player free to actually ... you know ... play and enjoy the game.
For a few years, developers Techland subjected gamers to harsh teasing as it showed off footage and minor details of its entry into the horror survival game genre. With Dying Light, Techland looked to upend the typical zombie game, opting to challenge players with faster, smarter and more dangerous foes. But how are players to cope with new zombie hordes when their preconceptions are broken? By going vertical with a new parkour system. Dying Light attempts to change everything people know not only about zombies and survival, but also the first person shooter. Are the changes enough to inspire players to rise up, or does Dying Light merely blend into the shambling masses?
Mobile gaming isn't often taken seriously by the gaming community at large, and that might be because most of the games are geared more toward casual play. The App Store is filled to the brim with easily accessible match-3s, word games, and resource management games, but is surprisingly lacking in more challenging titles. However, Age of Zombies: Season 2 by Halfbrick Studios, is an action-packed, top-down, bullet-hell shooter that requires a player to utilize quick thinking and fast reflexes in order to come out on top.
If ever there has been a desire for gamers to control a small undead army across platforms, spike pits and saw blades, now is the time that those wishes have been addressed. Deadlings, a mobile game on iOS, Android and Windows Phone from Artifex Mundi, tasks gamers with navigating the undead through Death's lab -- which is littered with traps laid out by the master reaper for his "Deadling Project." Will the game offer a resurrecting experience for players? Or will it shamble to the end of an unnatural existence?
Steam today quietly brought Left 4 Dead, the first of the "zombie apocalypse" series, to the Mac -- and put it on sale for $10, half off it's usual $20 price. The company also slashed prices on related bundles, such as Left 4 Dead combined with Left 4 Dead 2 for $15, and a four-license version of Left 4 Dead for $30.
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Cirrus creates Lightning-headphone dev kit
Apple supplier Cirrus Logic has introduced a MFi-compliant new development kit for companies interested in using Cirrus' chips to create Lightning-based headphones, which -- regardless of whether rumors about Apple dropping the analog headphone jack in its iPhone this fall -- can offer advantages to music-loving iOS device users. The kit mentions some of the advantages of an all-digital headset or headphone connector, including higher-bitrate support, a more customizable experience, and support for power and data transfer into headphone hardware. Several companies already make Lightning headphones, and Apple has supported the concept since June 2014. http://bit.ly/29giiZj
Apple Store app offers Procreate Pocket
The Apple Store app for iPhone, which periodically rewards users with free app gifts, is now offering the iPhone "Pocket" version of drawing app Procreate for those who have the free Apple Store app until July 28. Users who have redeemed the offer by navigating to the "Stores" tab of the app and swiping past the "iPhone Upgrade Program" banner to the "Procreate" banner have noted that only the limited Pocket (iPhone) version of the app is available free, even if the Apple Store app is installed and the offer redeemed on an iPad. The Pocket version currently sells for $3 on the iOS App Store. [32.4MB]
Porsche adds CarPlay to 2017 Panamera
Porsche has added a fifth model of vehicle to its CarPlay-supported lineup, announcing that the 2017 Panamera -- which will arrive in the US in January -- will include Apple's infotainment technology, and be seen on a giant 12.3-inch touchscreen as part of an all-new Porsche Communication Management system. The luxury sedan starts at $99,900 for the 4S model, and scales up to the Panamera Turbo, which sells for $146,900. Other vehicles that currently support CarPlay include the 2016 911 and the 2017 models of Macan, 718 Boxster, and 718 Cayman. The company did not mention support for Google's corresponding Android Auto in its announcement. http://bit.ly/295ZQ94
Apple employees testing wheelchair features
New features included in the forthcoming watchOS 3 are being tested by Apple retail store employees, including a new activity-tracking feature that has been designed with wheelchair users in mind. The move is slightly unusual in that, while retail employees have previously been used to test pre-release versions of OS X and iOS, this marks the first time they've been included in the otherwise developer-only watchOS betas. The company is said to have gone to great lengths to modify the activity tracker for wheelchair users, including changing the "time to stand" notification to "time to roll" and including two wheelchair-centric workout apps. http://bit.ly/2955JDa
SanDisk reveals two 256GB microSDXC cards
SanDisk has introduced two 256GB microSDXC cards. Arriving in August for $150, the Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Premium Edition card offers transfer speeds of up to 95MB/s for reading data. The Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card can read at a fast 100MB/s and write at up to 90MB/s, and will be shipping sometime in the fourth quarter for $200. http://bit.ly/294Q1If
Apple's third-quarter results due July 26
Apple has advised it will be issuing its third-quarter results on July 26, with a conference call to answer investor and analyst queries about the earnings set to take place later that day. The stream of the call will go live at 2pm PT (5pm ET) via Apple's investor site, with the results themselves expected to be released roughly 30 minutes before the call commences. Apple's guidance for the quarter put revenue at between $41 billion and $43 billion. http://apple.co/1oi1Pbm
Twitter stickers slowly roll out to users
Twitter has introduced "stickers," allowing users to add extra graphical elements to their photos before uploading them to the micro-blogging service. A library of hundreds of accessories, props, and emoji will be available to use as stickers, which can be resized, rotated, and placed anywhere on the photograph. Images with stickers will also become searchable with viewers able to select a sticker to see how others use the same graphic in their own posts. Twitter advises stickers will be rolling out to users over the next few weeks, and will work on both the mobile apps and through the browser. http://bit.ly/29bbwUE