Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is slated to arrive in late March, but details continue to leak in a steady stream in the lead up to the event. The latest dump of new info comes courtesy of VentureBeat’s Evan Blass, who posted the S8+ spec sheet on Twitter this afternoon. The thing that should pop out is the monstrous 6.2-inch display size.
Due to the S8’s rumored design, which drops physical buttons in favor of drastically reduced bezels, the phone may not be much larger than the Galaxy Note 7, which packed a 5.7-inch display into a 6.04-inch-tall device. Prior leaks containing photos of the device back up the idea that the S8 will pack an edge-to-edge display that allows for a drastic increase in screen real estate while retaining a relatively…
Injustice 2 is headed to a game console near you this May. Last year, it was announced that Tom Taylor–who wrote the majority of the original Injustice: Gods Among Us comic series– would be writing a new comic series before the game’s release. Taylor wrote the majority of the original Injustice: Gods Among Us comic series. The upcoming comic takes place in between the two games, and we took the opportunity to talk to Taylor to find out what we can expect.
The new series debuts on April 11 digitally, and the first print issue goes on sale May 3.
GameSpot: Where does your story pick up in relation to the first game and comic series?
Tom Taylor: Injustice 2 begins soon after the first game. Superman and his regime are in prison. The world is reeling. Batman is picking up the pieces. And a big threat is growing. The world will soon be in so much peril that Emperor Superman would look like a safe option.
Who can Batman turn to for help in fighting evil?
We don’t want to spoil too much, but he still has some allies. Harley Quinn is there for one. And, if you’ve seen some of the recent announcements, then you’ll know there are characters like Black Canary and Blue Beetle who will have large roles to play. There are also a lot of other heroes who haven’t been seen in the comics or the game yet.
Can Superman really be kept locked up?
That’s a very good question. Superman is not an easy force to contain, and there are still people out there on his side. You’ll find out the answer very soon.
Can you tell us anything about the new Suicide Squad we’ll see?
This is a larger Suicide Squad than we’ve seen before. And, after a familiar set-up, something happens early on that turns the very concept of the Suicide Squad on its head. This Suicide Squad is more formidable than anything we’ve seen before.
How closely do you work with NetherRealm and Ed Boon in mapping out your stories?
We’re building one big crossover universe here. One continuity (with, admittedly, a couple of small changes for the game). I was sent the game script early on to work out how to play off it and build towards it, just like with Injustice: Gods Among Us. And so much of what we did in the first comic series has informed the second game.
The second comic series is a really big, ongoing story, so I had to come up with a long game plot with some big shocks and turns to explain where the characters are at when we see them in Injustice 2. Ed Boon and I met in San Diego last year, and I let him know some of my early ideas and twists, including something we’ll see early on with the Suicide Squad. He grinned ear-to-ear when he heard it.
Editor Jim Chadwick and I also keep in constant contact with Shawn Kittelsen, one of the main writers of the game. Shawn, Dominic Cianciolo, and the other writers have done such a great job with Injustice 2. I can’t wait to play the story mode. Shawn is always excited by what we’re planning, and any time I come up with something that’s too ‘out there,’ he generally says to go for it and (jokingly) says they’ll just have to find a way to incorporate it in Injustice 3.
The comics and the games are like different chapters of the same massive story. I don’t think any of us knew going in what a collaborative universe we’d end up building together.
What are you most excited about with this project?
I’m just excited to be back in this universe, and working with Jim Chadwick, Bruno Redondo, Mike S Miller, Rex Lokus, and everyone at NetherRealm Studios again. I had to leave to work on my TV series, The Deep, and that’s still going, and doing well, but I never wanted to go. I love these characters and the freedom we have here in our very own DC Universe. We can tell the most shocking or ridiculous or funny or emotional stories without restraint. As a writer, there’s nothing more exciting than that.
Injustice 2 #1 goes on sale April 11 online and in stores on May 3. Injustice 2, the video game, is on sale May 16.
If you’re hoping to play the upcoming Crash Bandicoot trilogy remaster but don’t own a PS4, you may not be completely out of luck.
To date, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy has only been announced for PS4, where it launches on June 30. The PlayStation Ireland Twitter account recently replied to a tweet and stated it will be exclusive to PS4. That tweet (captured in an image on NeoGAF) has since been deleted, with a new message correcting what it originally claimed.
“To clarify our earlier post, it will be coming to PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro first,” the new tweet reads. It hasn’t clarified this any further, but it sounds as if N. Sane Trilogy is a timed exclusive and, as such, could eventually launch on other platforms.
We’ve followed up with publisher Activision to confirm if this is the case. We’ll report back with any details we receive.
Crash is generally associated with the PlayStation family of systems; the three in this trilogy were published by Sony and only ever released on PS1. Later games and spinoffs in the series were also released on non-Sony platforms once publishing rights shifted to companies like Vivendi, Sierra, and Activision.
Tesla will double the number of Supercharger locations in North America in 2017, the company revealed today in its quarterly letter to shareholders. The company currently has 2,636 Superchargers at 373 locations across the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and plans to have twice as many locations open by the end of 2017.
Tesla’s Supercharging network allows owners of its Model S and Model X vehicles (as well as future Model 3 owners) to rapidly charge their vehicles while on long road trips, providing as much as 170 miles of range after just 30 minutes of charging.
“We plan to accelerate expansion of the Supercharger network this year, starting with doubling our number of North American Supercharger locations in 2017,” the company said…
Tesla is planning to finalize the locations for three more Gigafactories later this year, the company revealed in its shareholder letter for the fourth quarter of 2016. The company has two Gigafactories currently, the enormous one in Nevada that we visited last year, and a facility in Buffalo where Tesla and Panasonic are building solar panels.
In the letter, Tesla said that it “expects to finalize locations for Gigafactories 3, 4, and possibly 5.” Gigafactory 1 is currently focused on production of Tesla’s Powerwall and Powerpack energy storage products, and “2170” battery cells for use in those storage systems as well as the upcoming Model 3.
Tesla received 49 percent more global net orders for vehicles in the December quarter than it…
As part of his DICE Summit talk today, Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan shared an early piece of concept art that seems to reveal a character who has not made it into the game, at least so far.
The image below shows off many of the characters players will recognize, such as Tracer, Winston, Mercy, and Genji. Right in the middle, however, we see a giant spider-like creature shooting a laser beam.
Kaplan knew this was likely to catch the attention of eagle-eyed fans and was sure to comment on it. “I need to say this for our subreddit so it doesn’t implode: No, the hero in the center is not the hero who you think it is,” he said.
It’s unclear who he was referring to with today’s comment. Blizzard began teasing the next playable character this week with a blog post that introduces a young scientist who may be the canonical creator of the character.
Blizzard has said it has more than one character in development right now. As for whether any of them are large, Wild Wild West-style spider robot things, that remains to be seen.
Sony’s latest SD cards are the fastest ever created, according to the company. The SF-G UHS-II SD card features read / write speeds of 300MB/s and 299 MB/s, respectively, making it the fastest SD card announced to date.
The SF-G cards are shock proof, waterproof, temperature resistant, and X-yay proof, according to Sony, and will be available in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB variations. Sony hasn’t released any pricing information on the SD cards, but says the SF-G cards will be available sometime in March from the usual lineup of retailers.