Prototype 2 PC Delayed Until July, RADNET Edition Unveiled (video)

PC gamers looking forward to the launch of Prototype 2 will be disappointed to learn that its launch date has now been delayed until July 24th. The announcement by Activision was made via their Facebook page, but no reasons were given for the delay.

However on a brighter point the announcement also revealed a new RADNET Edition of Prototype 2 would be available at launch, for the Xbox 360 and PS3, and will be available in “a limited number of the launch quantities”.

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Xappr And Micro-Xappr Guns, Bring Augmented Reality Lazer Tag To iOS Devices

If you used to enjoy laser tag style games, you might be interested in these new iOS Xappr and Micro-Xappr guns developed by MetalCompass, which have been designed to bring augmented reality first person shooter style games to Apple’s iPhone smartphones.

The Xappr and Micro-Xappr Guns will be on show at the international toy fair in Nuremberg, Germany this week, and will be available with a number of single player shooter style games at launch, that will allow you to stop alien invasions and zombie hordes.

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DeathTaker Gaming Mouse Launched By Genius

Genius have launched a new addition to their gaming mouse range with the unveiling of their new Genius DeathTaker gaming mouse. That has been specifically designed for MMO/RTS gamers and is a professional gaming laser mouse for the GX gaming series from Genius.

The new Genius DeathTaker mouse can be customised using a built-in over-clocking SCGii engine for a dpi range from 100 to 5700, and is equipped with a full speed CPU with memory chip.

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RIM Accepting Android Apps For BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0

RIM has announced that they are now accepting Android application submissions for their BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0, and developer have to submit applications for approval by next Monday the 6th of February 2012.

RIM are expected to launch the BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 some time next month, although they haven’t given an exact release date as yet.

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Swarm Of Nano Quadcopters Reveal A Glimpse Of The Future (video)

We have featured a few different videos showing how quadcopters can be made to fly in formations and even build structures. Now a video has been released showing how a swarm of nano quadcopters which have been used in experiments at the General Robotics, Automation, Sensing, and Perception (GRASP) Lab, University of Pennsylvania.

The nano quadcopter vehicles in the video after the jump have been developed by KMel Robotics, and are capable of creating in flight 3D formations and even able to navigate objects by staying in smaller formations. Watch the video after the jump to see them in action.

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SOOT Kindle Fire Acoustic Kickstand

Amazon Kindle Fire owners looking for a little more audio pleasure from their new Kindle Fire tablet. Might be interested in a new design which is just starting its journey from concept to production. The SOOT Acoustic Kickstand has been designed specifically for Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet and provides the tablet with a sound stand equipped with an acoustic chamber.

The SOOT Acoustic Kickstand comes supplied with a removable credit card-sized ‘foot’ that tucks into the back of the sound chamber, providing a simple stand for viewing media or listening to audio, as well as holding your Kindle Fire tablet when not in use.

 

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Steam For Android And iOS Comes Out Of Beta, Now Available To Everyone

Last week Valve launched their Steam app for mobile devices, the app was available on Google’s Android platform and Apple’s iOS platform, and the app is now out of beta and available to everyone.

The app was previously only available to a select few, but it is now available to everyone to use on your Android and iOS devices, as long as you have a Steam account.

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Scratch Markup Language Records Your DJ Skills Forever (video)

Scratch Markup Language (SML) is a new file format that has been created and developed by F.A.T with the sole purpose of being able to record and replaying turntablism. The new file format has been entered into this year’s Art Hack in Brooklyn.

Open-source tools have also been developed that enable DJ’s to accurately capture record and crossfader movements of a scratch. Which can then be analysed, transcribe, and used to recreate scratch performances. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.

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Microsoft Releases Kinect For Windows Hardware And SDK

Microsoft has now released the first full version of their Kinect for Windows SDK, the previous releases were of beta versions, and along with the new release of Kinect for Windows 1.0, Microsoft has also released it Kinect for Windows hardware.

The Kinect for Windows hardware has started shipping in the US, Europe, UK and a number of other countries around the world, and the hardware for Kinect for Windows retails for $249.99.

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PS Vita Digital Games Will Cost Less Than Retail Versions Confirms Sony

Sony has unveiled this week that their new PS Vita games will be priced cheaper than the retail versions. Sony has revealed that any digital games purchased in the US or Japan PlayStation Stores to be downloaded, will come with a 10% discount over their retail versions. Showing that Sony has learnt their lesson with the PSP Go and that retailers are still not 100 percent ready to swap to digital games just yet.

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