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Samsung launches exclusive Crystal Edition of its Galaxy S4 handset
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Twitter adds photo sharing to direct messages
Updated mobile software rolled yesterday by Twitter lets smartphone users send pictures in direct, personal messages seen only by recipients instead of being shared publicly on the social network.
Two cool new flowers bloom in iPad’s bouquet
Since its launch on April 3, 2010, when Apple launched the touchscreen tablet device, the iPad has blazed a new trend in the world of electronic goods - with a fan following that is now well-known.
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Acer joins the table-top computing party
The company's latest all-in-one desktop also doubles up as a 21.5-inch Windows tablet. Just like the latest offerings from Dell, Sony, HP and Lenovo, the Acer Z3-600 is focused on making desktop computing more aesthetically...
GAMING MANIA: Sniper Elite V2, Awesomenauts
April 30, 2012
First Published: 12:54 IST(30/4/2012)
Last Updated: 15:36 IST(30/4/2012)
Cover art for 'Sniper Elite V2'. Photo: AFP
Sniper Elite V2 revisits post-war Berlin, Awesomenauts makes a colorful ruckus on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network, Mortal Kombat is ready to duff up Vita owners and cuddly Fable Heroes revisits old Albion.
Sniper Elite V2
(360 PC PS3)
North America: May 1, rated
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European regions: May 4, 18+
Historical headshots and all the rest recreated in excruciating anatomical detail as players stake out war-torn Berlin on the look out for knowledgable V2 rocket scientists.
Price: $49 / €49 / £29 / R599
Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition
North America: May 1, M17+
European regions: May 4, 18+
This Vita version of 2011's surprise champion fighter gains the PS3's extra characters (Kratos, Kruger), a bonus Challenge Tower, a not-so-secret augmented reality stage, and touchscreen features.
Price: $39 / €39 / £29
(360 PS3 via download)
North American PSN: May 1
Xbox Live, European PSN: May 2
Think Super Smash Bros. reimagined for high def consoles, think League of Legends' numerous characters and co-operative teamwork, think Joust's platforming antics for the online multiplayer age, think colorful stages and a slick cartoon style.
Price: 800 Points (~$10 / €8 / £7 / ¥1,180)
(360 via download)
Worldwide: May 2
Age ratings: Everybody 10+ (NA), 7+ (EU), B 12+ (JP)
Spun-off from the Fable series of role-playing adventures, this one embraces cuddly caricature and button-bashing excitement rooted in deepest Albion, complete with links to upcoming Kinect game Fable: The Journey.
Price: 1200 Points (~$15 / €14 / £10 / ¥1,780)
North America: May 8, Teen
European regions: May 9 (May 11 UK), 16+
Japan: May 10, D (17+)
Early PlayStation Network hit, third-person shooter Warhawk, goes galactic and adds base-building (read base-destroying), aerial combat and singleplayer to its online multiplayer recipe.
Price: $59 / €59 / £39 / R599 / ¥5,980
(360 via download)
International: May 9
Age ratings: E10+ (NA), 7+ (EU), All ages (JP)
Friendly, straightforward and charming construction game, originally on PC, brings with it Xbox 360-specific controls, multiplayer (whether split-screen or online) and the promise of Kinect integration further down the line.
Price: 1600 Points (~$20 / €19 / £14 / R149 / ¥2,370)
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