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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Games

Apple TV is getting badly-needed voice-dictation

52 minutes ago - Joystiq
Apple is really trying to fix one of the biggest complaints about its generally solid 2015 Apple TV: text input. The previous beta 2 of tvOS 9.2 introduced a bluetooth keyboard, and the latest beta 3 version of tvOS 9.2 now has dictation and App Stor by Steve Dent

New Onimusha Discussions "Happening at High Levels," Says Yoshinori Ono

1 hour 21 minutes ago - Gamespot
Capcom's Yoshinori Ono has said an Onimusha revival is in the discussion phase, noting the Japanese company is aware of the popularity of the franchise and wants to bring back old favourites for fans.Speaking in an interview with The Daily Star, Ono--who served as producer on the samurai-versus-demons action game series--indicated returning to the...

Amazon's new game engine comes with Twitch baked in

1 hour 35 minutes ago - Joystiq
Amazon might be known for selling you things, but its cloud services now have just as much of an impact. It already powers many of the most popular apps and websites on the planet, but it's easy to forget that the company has an impressive online gam by Matt Brian

Twitter is setting up a safety council to tackle abuse

2 hours 35 minutes ago - Joystiq
If there's one thing that's hampering Twitter's adoption in the wider world, it's that it's become a pretty toxic place for some people. The firm has decided to tackle this problem by announcing the formation of the Twitter Trust and Safety Council, by Daniel Cooper

Sky Q goes on sale in the UK

2 hours 20 minutes ago - Joystiq
Sky TV's long overdue revamp has finally arrived. The new Sky Q service is available to order starting today, ushering in fresh hardware and a vastly improved UI. The basic box costs £42 per month and can record three shows simultaneously in 10 by Nick Summers

Diatoms are a biological wonder material, new study says

3 hours 31 minutes ago - Joystiq
Caltech professor Julia Greer and her team have taken a really close look at diatoms and found them to be tougher and more resilient than previously thought. Diatoms are single-celled, mostly microscopic algae encased in hard shells made of silica ca by Mariella Moon

Kickstarter lists 100 facts from 100,000 funded campaigns

5 hours 1 minute ago - Joystiq
After almost seven years online, Kickstarter can now boast that it has 100,000 successfully funded campaigns under its belt. A photography project called Falklands/Malvinas: One War, all Wars by a Nat Geo photographer helped it get to that number whe by Mariella Moon

Nike SNKRS app arrives for Android sneakerheads

Yesterday - Joystiq
About a year after launching its SNKRS app on iOS, Nike is finally dropping a version for Android. Designed as a streamlined shoe-buying experience, its intent is to cut out some of the cruft of the website experience, and make sure people can get ac by Richard Lawler

Firewatch Photos will print and ship your in-game snapshots

Yesterday - Joystiq
In-game photo modes are cool and all, but beyond sharing your Driveclub or Arkham Knight snaps via social media, there isn't much you can do with them. Well, in the PC version of Firewatch (out this week, and on PlayStation 4) you can go a step furth by Timothy J. Seppala

Commercial aircraft get their first global emissions standard

Yesterday - Joystiq
Ground-based vehicles have had emissions standards for a while (just ask Volkswagen), but commercial aircraft like passenger jets? Not so much. However, the world just took one big step toward cleaning up the skies: a total of 23 countries have agree by Jon Fingas

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