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Andrew Alliance and Daniella Manansala share the biggest stories in video games and entertainment while giving some tech tips along the way.

Jan 26, 2016

PDP Gaming is getting it right. I had some reservations about the AG7 and after extended use, I needed 2 aspirins. The Afterglow AG9 Wireless is a different matter altogether.  

  • WhatsApp is now free for everyone
  • Netflix plans to raise the price of the $7.99 memberships to $9.99 this year
  • Netflix: According to VP of content delivery architecture David Fullagar, the company will be enforcing watching restrictions for proxy users.
  • Netflix, over 75 million subs and counting,  is looking to secure its sixth Marvel series - a Daredevil spinoff (ie. Punisher)
  • Jet Li has been cast in xXx 3.
  • House of Cards Season 4 Teaser
  • Fixstars 13 TB SSD: $13,000 USD.
  • Amazon Prime User Exclusive Savings: 20% off pre-order and newly released video games! Learn more here:
  • Splatoon sold at least two million worldwide, Super Mario Maker, released in September, sold over one million copies just in the United States
  • Brian Horton, the director of Rise of the Tomb Raider, has left Crystal Dynamics for Infinity Ward.
  • Xbox One System Update coming in February and will feature new Avatar Store, social feature improvements, and a compact mode for the Xbox App.
  • Microsoft has filed a new trademark for Phantom Dust, development may be underway.
  • According to Phil Spencer, Background music for Xbox One isn’t coming anytime soon
  • Xbox One’s backwards compatibility now includes The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, Sam & Max Save the World, Aegis Wing, Counter-Strike: GO, Age of Booty, Space Giraffe, Soulcalibur, Skullgirls, Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad and Small Arms
  • Activision's Call of Duty has passed 250 million units sold over the lifetime of the franchise. Another dope franchise doing it big is GTA. As of August 2015, the Grand Theft Auto franchise sold 220 million copies over its lifetime. Of that number, 54 million were from the latest GTA, Grand Theft Auto V.
  • Japan, with over 127.3 million people (2013), most of them aren't buying Xbox Ones.  ninety-nine sold on the week of January 17. New Nintendo 3DS XL: 30,172 units, PlayStation 4: 25,592, PlayStation Vita: 18,202, Wii U: 15,398, New Nintendo 3DS: 6,241, Nintendo 3DS: 4,797, PlayStation 3: 1,939, Nintendo 3DS XL: 1,162. Christmas into New year's, Microsoft sold 136 units, the week before that, 293 units and before that, 490 units.
  • Mortal Kombat X will relaunch as Mortal Kombat XL in March  with all of the game's DLC. The game will also be getting a netcode overhaul.
  • Sega announces classics 3DS retro game bundle
  • Tom Clancy's The Division will not feature the entire New York City area.
  • Tom Clancy's The Division has a 30-minute live action short film on Amazon Prime Video. The 30-minute short is called "Agent Origins".
  • Shadow Moses, Konami's 1998 classic Metal Gear Solid is being remade by fans using Unreal Engine 4. The creator Airam Hernandez is fully aware that this isn't Konami approved.
  • Hideo Kojima and Kojima Productions had Kojima Station while working at Konami. Now that he's independent, He's working on “HideoTube.” Here’s the pic posted by his assistant Ayako Terashima
  • 343 Industries has launched Halo 5: Guardians' first community Forge playlist. Check them out on Halo Waypoint
  • Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Fortune for PS4 and Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Venus for Vita was moved from their initial February 25 release to March 24 in Japan
  • Destiny 2 has never been officially announced, or even acknowledged, but sources ‘in the know’ say a possible September release has been pushed back.Leaked contract shows the word ‘tentative’ and expecting solid release dates unless mentioned by Bungie themselves is speculations for speculation sake.
  • Nintendo's console, the NX may have a free online service as well as a subscription option that includes features for a yearly/monthly fee. Backwards compatibility may be a thing. Nintendo NX may have a subscription-based game service that offers access to a library of over 150 titles. It may also work with other devices, including PCs, smartphones and other consoles like PS4.
  • Michael Pachter: Nintendo will remain in the console business until it fails completely
  • Outside of it’s Super Charger which powers up the Xbox One Controller in less than 60 seconds, PDP is getting things right.
  • Afterglow AG9 Wireless has a range of up to forty feet and 16 hours of battery life. It also has a flexible noise-cancelling mic, 50mm drivers with two distinct audio modes and more. 


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