With the release of the Series 3, Apple released a set of new Nylon/Velcro Sport Loops which are the most comfortable Apple Watch bands released to date. Unfortunately, these new Sport Loops are only bundled in with the Cellular Apple watch so that means if you get a normal Series 3, Series 2, or Series 1 you will have to shell out a little over $50 for one band which is insane.
[caption width="3671" align="aligncenter"] Apple Watch Sport Loop in Black, Fake[/caption]
I’d been waiting for a fake/copy to pop up on Amazon and it finally did! It’s called the Qifit New Nylon Sport Loop with Hook and Loop Fastener and it comes in all of Apple’s original colors which I couldn’t believe so I purchased a pink and a black one to see how close they come to Apple’s version. Basically, it’s the exact same thing but for $16. The colors are exactly the same but more importantly, the way the velcro is laid out and how the band feels is also exactly the same! This is the first band I’ve bought on Amazon that actually looks like an Apple product without branding.
[caption width="4031" align="aligncenter"] Fake Band, That redness is exactly like Apple's Color[/caption][caption width="4031" align="aligncenter"] Fake Apple Watch Sport Loop, Just Like The Real Thing[/caption]
If you have been wanting a sport loop then you can confidently buy these knowing you are getting the same thing as Apple but without the hefty price tag. It’s ideal for working out and sleeping but I bought mine mainly for sleeping since it makes the watch so much more comfortable than any other band. You can get one here on Amazon. Just as a tip, the black one is like the one I am wearing in the picture and isn’t completely black (just how Apple’s is), I believe dark olive is more of a darker gray/black.
Rovio has posted a video on their YouTube channel confirming that they are indeed making an Angry Birds Go Kart Racing game which will be titled “Angry Birds Go”. Check out the video below where Kalle from the Rovio Games team explains a little more about their upcoming game.
No pricing or release date has been announced, all we know is that they are “almost ready to share a release date and gameplay trailer”. Check out http://go.angrybirds.com for more info on the upcoming game.
Chrome has added two new games to its Chrome Experiments catalog, both of which allow players to interact cross-platform via Chrome on mobile and desktop. The first game is Roll It which gives Skeeball a fresh new look and feel and allows up to three people to play the game on one iOS or Android device.
The other game is Racer which allows you to connect to other mobile devices running Chrome and play a simple racing game which lets users race against each other by simply using their fingers to touch the screen.
Microsoft has released Wordament for iOS which, if you like word games, is a pretty fun game. It doesn’t have iPhone 5 support yet and it is ad supported but if you don’t mind that then you can get it by hitting the source link below.
Wordament is a unique and highly addictive word game: a two-minute long word tournament where you compete in real-time, on the same board, against everyone else currently playing. Each board is unique and alternating rounds offer challenges such as two- and three-letter digram tiles and theme* puzzles. You can choose to go for the bonus points, try to find the most words possible or earn scoring bonuses by finding longer words. How you play and choose to compete is up to you!
● Find the most words in the 4×4 Grid in 2 Minutes and see how you rank both by placement and percentile.
● Keep an eye on players you admire or detest – simply tap a name in the results to add a player to your personal list of Frenemies™.
● Real-time results include words you found and missed, words found per second, average word score, and average word length.
● Everyone plays the same board, see how you rank.
● Xbox enabled gives you access to Achievements, Leaderboards and your Friends!
● Cross-platform gameplay on all supported platforms.
● Supports Touch or Mouse/Keyboard
Rovio, know worldwide for AngryBirds, has announced that a new BadPiggies game is coming out on September 27th for iOS, Android, and Mac – Windows 8 and PC versions coming soon after. Rovio did not share any further information on what the game is going to be about but they did release a teaser and some pictures which you can check out below.
Last night at E3 there were two games that really stole the show. Sony showed off some gameplay of ‘The Last Of Us’ for PS3 and it caused a lot of buzz because of the great post-apocalyptic visuals. There was also a gameplay video of ‘Watch Dogs’ by Ubisoft which showed off next-gen-level graphics. ‘Watch Dogs’ revolves around the premise of the ctOS, a digital network that forms the basis of an internal war for information. There was no information on what platforms’Watch Dogs’ will be released on or when we can expect it to hit the shelves. Both games look great and wether you like one game more than the other is just a matter of preference but keep in mind that ‘The Last Of Us’ is a PS3 exclusive while Ubisoft has yet to announce what platforms ‘Watch Dogs’ will be coming for. Check out the gameplay trailers for both after the break.
A reader over at Destructoid found a list at Gamestop which had the PS Vita launch date titles and prices. There are some let downs but over all its great list of games for launch, some titles which wont be coming out at launch include: Army Corps of Hell and LittleBigPlanet. But look at the bright side, Gravity Rush, ModNation Racers, and a swarm of others are available at launch which should be enough to satisfy a hard core gamer and casual. Below is the full list of launch and post-launch titles. Launch titles:
Lumines Electronic Symphony —$39.99
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 —$39.99
Uncharted: Golden Abyss —$49.99
Hot Shots Golf World Invitiational –$29.99
Wipeout 2048 —$29.99
Little Deviants —$29.99
Reality Fighters —$29.99
ModNation Racers —$29.99
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extended —$39.99
Virtua Tennis 4 World Tour —$39.99
Gravity Rush –$39.99
Supremacy MMA 2/16 – $39.99
FIFA Soccer 2/21 – $39.99
Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen 2.21 – $39.99
Touch My Katamari 2/21 – $29.99
Ridge Racer 2/21 – $29.99
F1 2011 2/22 – $39.99
MLB 12: The Show 3/6 – $39.99
Disgaea 3: Absense of Detention 3/20 – $39.99
Army Corps of Hell (late March) – $39.99
LittleBigPlanet 3/31 – $39.99
Ruin (April) – $39.99
Resistance: Burning Skies (May) – $39.99
On launch day ill be getting the PS Vita First Edition Bundle along with Marvel vs Capcom, Modnation Racers and Gravity Rush. You better start figuring out what your going to get because time is gonna fly from here to February.
Wether you are like me and deciding wether or not to import a PS Vita from Japan or wait until the February release in the rest of the world then you might be waiting for some sort of hack to sway your decision and make those hard earned $400 worth the buy. A youtuber, frwololo, uploaded a video demonstrating the Half Byte Loader running the Picodrive emulator on Sony’s PS Vita which is not very impressing since many devices can run this without any problems. This shows us that these types of hacks are possible on a PS Vita and that more things will come in the time leading up to the February release. Check out the video after the break for demonstration.