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Month: January 2019

Konami Confirms Global Release for ‘Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls’ this Year

Back in April of last year, Konami announced a new mobile entry in their decades-running Castlevania series. Like the more recent announcements of mobile entries in popular franchises, like Alien and Diablo, the console and PC crowd did not take kindly to the announcement. However, the game itself, titled Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls, actually sounded really cool. It features classic 2D side-scrolling gameplay but with characters, monsters, and environments all modeled in 3D, a style typically dubbed 2.5D. Like many mobile games in popular AAA franchises, Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls would feature multiple characters from throughout the series history and would also include the option for cooperative online play for up to 4 players. And as we all probably expected it would also be a free to play game. The month following its announcement, a closed beta test was conducted in Japan for Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls, resulting in various bits of random footage making its way onto YouTube, like in this following video. One question everyone was wondering after the reveal of Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls was if it would in fact make its way outside of Japan. As we’ve come to learn over the years it’s not totally uncommon for a game to become phenomenally popular in Asian territories but still never make its way out West, likely due to the often difficult and expensive task of...

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AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 9 reportedly getting Android 9 Pie update now

With Verizon and Sprint rolling out Android 9 Pie to the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus, it would have seemed like a good bet that Verizon or Sprint would be the first U.S. carrier to roll out the update to the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. However, it looks like AT&T is coming in with the update first. According to users on Reddit, the AT&T-branded Note 9 is receiving the Android 9 Pie update right now. Unfortunately, it appears many Redditors are experiencing very slow download times for the roughly 1.8GB update. It could be that so many people are trying to download it at once that the servers are buckling under the pressure. Editor’s Pick Android 9 Pie update tracker: When will your phone get it? (Updated January 29) Google announced Android 9.0 Pie on August 6, 2018, and began rolling it out to Pixel phones the same day. These include the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL. But what about other … With that in mind, if the update is coming in at a slow trickle, there’s not much you can do except wait. As with the Android 9 Pie update for the Galaxy S9, this Samsung Galaxy Note 9 upgrade will feature a new version of Samsung’s Android skin known as One UI. The new skin is an update to Samsung Experience which itself...

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An official-looking render seemingly confirms the Galaxy S10 Plus’ design (Update: More images)

91mobiles Update, Jan. 31, 2019 ( 3:55pm ET): On the heels of this morning’s leaked render, WinFuture has released similar photos of the Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S10 Plus in multiple colorways and angles. You can view a handful of the new images below. Additionally, WinFuture put the renders of the Galaxy S10 and the Galaxy S10 Plus side by side so you can see the size comparison. If rumors are to be believed, the smaller of the two will come in with a 5.8-inch display while the Plus model will have a 6.2-inch screen. Original post, Jan. 31, 2019 (12:00pm ET): With MWC just a couple of weeks away, 2019’s smartphone announcement season is just about to start. As is tradition, Samsung’s latest flagship has been leaking all over the internet. This time, 91mobiles claims to have been given official renders of the Galaxy S10 Plus. As you can see, the handset in the leaked image pretty closely matches leaked CAD models and real-life photos that we’ve seen up until this point. To no one’s surprise, the larger of the two Galaxy S10 models looks to have a dual-sensor hole punch in the top right corner of the display and three cameras around back. 91mobiles This render also seemingly confirms the fact that Samsung is ditching the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Instead, the South Korean manufacturer is rumored to be including an in-display sensor...

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UltraViolet is shutting down: Here’s how to save your media

The UltraViolet movie locker service was one of the film industry’s first attempts to curb piracy and embrace the proliferation of digital media. However, the company just announced the service will end on July 31, 2019. Until that date, UltraViolet services will continue to operate as normal; you’ll still be able to stream the content in your locker without issue. After July 31, though, your account will automatically close so you’ll no longer be able to access your content through the UltraViolet service. Instead, you will need to access your content from the retailer sites from which you originally purchased that content or services which support those media titles. For example, this could be Fandango Now, Vudu, or Verizon Fios. Click here for the full list of retailers. Editor’s Pick 10 best filmmaker apps for Android! More and more people are filming movies on smartphones. It makes sense, honestly. Most of today’s flagships do 4K shooting and that’s actually higher resolution than some mid-range DSLRs. Hollywood has nicer cameras, but shooting … However, UltraViolet does not currently have a fallback plan for users with untransferable content purchased through now-defunct retailers or from media added to the service through the previous purchase of physical Blu-Ray discs or DVDs. It is quite possible those users will lose access to some or all of that content permanently. If you live in the...

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Lenovo’s huge Yoga Chromebook now comes with a 4K display and backlit keyboard

Announced at IFA 2018, the Lenovo Yoga Chromebook has only been available with a 1080p display. Starting today, you can pick up the Yoga Chromebook with a 4K display and backlit keyboard from Lenovo’s website for $899.99. That’s a tough price to swallow for those who aren’t sold on Chrome OS yet. That said, the 15.6-inch display with 3,840 x 2,160 resolution, aluminum build, and powerful internals have the makings for a great experience when navigating Google’s desktop OS. You’ll have to wait a bit to get the 4K version of the Yoga Chromebook, however — the laptop ships in “more than 5 weeks.” If you can’t wait that long, you can go to Best Buy and pick up the 1080p variant. Editor’s Pick Best Chromebooks (January 2019) In May of 2011 the Chromebook line was first announced, launching to a mixed reception. Many felt a computer “limited to the web” would ultimately struggle to find a following. Despite this the Chromebook market … Apart from the 4K display and backlit keyboard, everything about this Yoga Chromebook variant is the same as the version available through Best Buy. That means a 360-degree hinge, island-style keyboard, glass-covered trackpad, a quad-core eight-generation Intel Core i5-8250U processor, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a 56Wh battery. Keep in mind that the Yoga Chromebook sold through Lenovo and Best Buy might differ when...

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