Monday, January 21, 2019

Overwatch Lunar New Year Event Begins The Week

Blizzard has revealed the next seasonal Overwatch event, a return of the Lunar New Year to ring in the Year of the Pig. Players can jump in for new cosmetics and events for their favorite Overwatch characters starting on January 24.

Power Ranger Fighting Game Coming In April

Hasbro has revealed that a new game Power Rangers game will be released in 2019. Power Rangers: Battle For The Grid is a fighting game due out in April 2019 for PS4, Xbox One, and Switch. The game is due out on PC at a later date.
Battle For The Grid will feature rangers and villains "past and present" from the popular show. There will be cross-play on Xbox One, Switch, and PC. Check out the trailer below. 

Verizon Unlimited Subscribers Now Have Permanent Access To Apple Music

Back in 2018, Verizon offered unlimited subscribers six months of free access to Apple Music. Now the carrier is expanding that partnership and officially bundling Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited subscriptions with the service. Starting on January 17th, all new and existing customers will be able to enjoy Apple Music at no additional cost. Those who took advantage of the offer last year will be able to continue accessing the streaming service without having to pay the $10-a-month fee.

The Division 2 Private Beta Starts In Early February

Ubisoft has announced the start date for The Division 2's private beta. The private beta starts on February 7 through February 10. Ubisoft says that players can access the beta by pre-ordering the game at participating retailers. 

Apple Rumored To Release A Seventh Gen iPod Touch + USB-C For 2019 iPhones

Mac Otakara has reported that Apple is planning a seventh generation iPod touch and will likely replace the Lightning port on all 2019 iPhones with USB-C, as noted by AppleInsider.

The last time the iPod touch was updated was in July 2015. You can currently buy the 32GB version for $199 and the 128GB model for $299, so it remains the less expensive way to access Apple Services such as iTunes, Apple Music, etc.

As for USB-C on all iPhones, it only makes sense. Apple has moved to USB-C with the 2018 iPad Pros, so moving all its iOS devices to the tech just makes sense. Thoughts ? 

Apple Releases Smart Battery Cases For iPhone XS, XS Max And XR

Apple has released three Smart Battery Cases for the iPhone Xr, Xs, and Xs Max. All are available in black or white and cost $129.

According to Apple, the XR case offers 22 hours of Internet user, 27 hours of video, or 33 hours of phone call time. The iPhone XS case adds up to 21 hours of Internet use, 25 hours of video, or 33 hours of talk time. The XS Max model purportedly gives you 20 hours of Internet, 25 hours of video, and 37 hours of phone talk.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Team Sonic Racing: Metal Sonic, Zavok, And Dr. Eggman Join The Team

SEGA has confirmed via the official Sonic the Hedgehog Twitter account that a number of characters are joining Team Sonic Racing. The characters that have been announced today are as follows, Metal Sonic, Zavok, and Dr. Eggman. Team Sonic Racing launches this summer on consoles.