When the visually stunning platformer Viking Mushroom went silent after its initial unveiling back in the summer of 2015, nobody was more excited than I was to see it resurrected under a brand new name last month. That new name is Oddmar, and it really looked like the few years of silence were put to good use polishing up the experience. Oddmar is a free movement platformer starring a viking of the same name who is out to protect the world from a bad guy with a humongous nose. Or something like that. It’s from some of the folks who are responsible for Leo’s Fortune [$ 4.99], one of the best platformers on mobile, so you know Oddmar is worth getting excited about. We were able to go hands-on with Oddmar during GDC a couple of weeks back, and were really impressed with what we saw. Here’s the official trailer again in case you missed it before.
Pretty crazy, yeah? Ever since seeing that new trailer, I’ve been dying to know when I’d be able to get my hands on the official release version of Oddmar. Well, now we know. The game is set to launch on April 19th for $ 4.99, and it’s up for pre-order on the App Store right now. Just click on this link on an iOS 11 device and you’ll be taken to the App Store page for Oddmar where you’ll purchase the game and, when it launches, you’ll get a notification on your device that it’s out and the game itself will automatically download to your phone or tablet. It’s like buying stuff in the future. So if you’ve been excited for Oddmar too, whether it be from its recent re-introduction or from back when it was known as Viking Mushroom, I think it’s pretty safe to go ahead an pre-order this sucker and look forward to playing it nonstop once April 19th rolls around.
Over the past few years, we’ve seen Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant expand to a wide array of electronics. This includes robots, appliances, and even bathroom mirrors. But there is one product category that Alexa hasn’t yet made an appearance in – soundbars. While you could already connect an Echo Dot to a soundbar, there hasn’t been one with Alexa already integrated.
T-Mobile has followed last year’s T-Mobile Onesie with another piece of April Fools’ Day clothing. The T-Mobile Sidekicks are inspired by the iconic T-Mobile Sidekick smartphone. Rather than a phone with a QWERTY keyboard and a flip-out screen, these are magenta Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers with smartphone features like a heavy duty “stepscreen”, a camera built in to the toe so that you can use your leg as a selfie stick, and retractable “lacebuds” to … [read full article]
Sony’s latest flagship smartphones are now up for pre-order in the US, at B&H specifically. The retailer wants $ 799.99 of your hard earned cash for the XZ2, and $ 649.99 for the XZ2 Compact. In both cases, $ 0 tax is collected outside of NY and NJ. Unfortunately B&H doesn’t list a shipping date for either model. The XZ2 and XZ2 Compact will become available in Europe on April 5, but it’s unclear if they will be in stock in the US around the same date or not. Anyway, what you’re getting if you pre-order is an unlocked phone that will work on GSM-based carriers such as AT&T, T-Mobile, and…
If you were following our mountain of GDC coverage from last week, you might recall seeing us post some hands-on video from a game called Vandals by developer Cosmografik and publisher ARTE France. You might also remember me saying that it was one of the best games I had seen all week, and that I was incredibly excited to get my hands on the final product whenever it should release. Well, if you felt the same as I did, then good news! Vandals now has a release date of April 12th on iOS, Android, and Steam. The easiest way to describe Vandals is that it’s turn-based stealth puzzling similar to Hitman GO but with this awesome graffiti-spraying mechanic that lets you draw your very own graffiti right on the touchscreen. Check out this teaser.
If you’re planning on getting Vandals on iOS and you’re into the whole pre-ordering thing, then you can click this link on an iOS 11 device to be taken to the App Store where you can pre-order the game for $ 3.99. Then, once the game releases you’ll get a push notification and it’ll just auto-magically download right to your device, ready to be played and enjoyed. If you missed our previous coverage of Vandals, be sure to give that hands-on video a look to see why this is one of my most highly-anticipated games, and be on the lookout for the official launch next month.
Yesterday, Apple took the stage at Lane Tech in Chicago to unveil the newest 9.7-inch iPad along with a host of other accessories and education-focused initiatives. Now retailers are beginning to offer pre-orders on Apple’s latest release, and we’ve rounded up all of the best offers below. That includes a free $ 25 gift card to Best Buy, potential tax savings and more. Head below for the full list.
The virtual reality camera Lenovo created in partnership with Google is now available for pre-order, a few weeks before its release on May 4th. Online inventory monitoring app The Tracker has spotted the Lenovo Mirage Camera with Daydream page on Ama… Engadget RSS Feed
Amazon UK has opened up pre-orders for the Nokia 1 and Nokia 7 Plus with shipments promised to start on April 30. The Nokia 7 Plus comes in Black and Copper and costs £349.99. The Nokia 1 can be had in Dark Blue and Warm Red for £79.99. The rest of the new Nokia smartphones, they should all follow closely shortly as most of them are also expected in April. Nokia 1 Pre-order | Nokia 7 Plus Pre-order
HTC today announced its $ 799 Vive Pro headset is available for preorder with shipping set to begin April 5th. If the most expensive consumer VR headset to date doesn’t tempt you, the company is also dropping the current Vive headset by $ 100 to $ 499. With games like Skyrim and Ark Park set to release on the platform soon it’s a good time to get in on the VR craze. The Vive Pro was revealed earlier this year at CES with a laundry list of upgraded features: Two OLED screens at 2880×1600 resolution give the Pro a 78 percent increase over…
The Vive Pro VR headset unveiled this year is now available for pre-order at 800/880/£800. If you pre-order by June 3, your Vive Pro will ship on April 5 and you get a 6-month subscription to Viveport, where you can play up to 5 titles a month (out of a library of 400+). The “Pro” model has 78% higher resolution thanks to its new OLED panels (combined resolution is 2,880 x 1,600px). The headset has redesigned straps for increased comfort and headphones with built-in amps. The Pro also has two cameras for AR applications. If the Pro is too pricey for you, you can grab the regular…