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Ahead of I/O, Google triples GMail, Drive storage.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 May 2013 06:55 Written by LoganDX Tuesday, 14 May 2013 06:55
Let’s be honest, Google has been wicked awesome at the amount of storage they offer us for free. 5 GB to split among GMail, Google Drive and Google+ pics is pretty damn fair compared to the paltry 2 GB Dropbox serves its free users. Google clearly wants to stay waaaaaaaay ahead of the competition as they just tripled the amount of available cloud storage.
15 GB of cloud love is slowly rolling out for all of us that rely on the Google train. What’s even better is you can decide if you want an even split or if you want more space devoted to Google+. Maybe you don’t use Drive that much, you can just adjust the settings so you have more room for your cat photos in G+. Google Apps users are also seeing a bump up – from 25 GB to 30 GB.
Don’t forget, you can also purchase more space if you tend to be a storage hog. $5 a month will score you a 100 GB online storage shed while a Weasly measly 10 smackers a month can rent out a reception hall sized 200 GB.
Makes you wonder way, mere days before Google I/O, they pumped up the storage. Do they have some shenanigans ready for the annual developers conference? Stay tuned geeks, we’ll find out!
Call Of Duty Ghosts Will Be Haunting Gamers In November
Last Updated on Wednesday, 8 May 2013 04:20 Written by Laddie13 Wednesday, 8 May 2013 04:20
Activision has officially announced the next installment of Call Of Duty and its name is, Call Of Duty Ghosts. As far as COD reveals go, Ghosts was actually pretty lackluster. A short teaser trailer with a press release stating COD Ghosts is “An All-New World, Story, Characters and Experience, All Powered By A New, Next Gen Call Of Duty Engine from the Developer that started it all, Infinity Ward“.
November 5, 2013 is the release date and COD Ghosts will be available for Xbox 360, PS3, PC and next generation consoles. We will get to see the first gameplay later this month at Microsoft’s event and announcement of their next console, May 21. No word yet if it will appear on Nintendo’s Wii U.
I, like so many assumed Ghosts would have something to do with the character, Simon “Ghost” Riley from Modern Warfare 2. Given the title and the fact that the official Call Of Duty website teased an image of a skull infused balaclava, it was an honest mistake. In a way I’m kind of glad, Ghost belongs to a COD of the past. As far as I’m concerned he died with MW2 as did much of what I loved about COD. Silly Activision, everyone knows the developer who started it all have mostly “Respawned” elsewhere.
I’m still a fan of the franchise, or maybe I’m just a slave to the COD machine but I hope to once again be amazed by it. As we wait for more information, I present you with the teaser trailer followed up by Activision’s official press release. Read more: Call Of Duty Ghosts Will Be Haunting Gamers In November
EA has been voted “Worst Company in America” – Again.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 9 April 2013 04:36 Written by smokydaburr Tuesday, 9 April 2013 04:36
For the second year in a row Electronic Arts has been voted as the worst company in America by the readers of the consumer-watchdog website The Consumerist. This makes them more hated than Bank of America, Comcast and Ticketmaster (of which took second, third, and fouth).
Despite the fierce competition this year they managed to take home the not-very coveted “Golden Poo” award. They won this because of a love of microtransactions, the price of their games and use of DLC as well as the irritating DRM practices. But the spectacular failure of the SimCity launch was a particular sore spot that was poked a few times.
Sick tat scores fan a free year of Netflix.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 04:38 Written by LoganDX Tuesday, 12 March 2013 05:30
How much do you think the above tattoo cost Twitter user TheRealMyron? $50? $30? A case of beer and a pack of gum? Probably not much by looking at the quality of the ink but it did score him a free year of Netflix for his extreme dedication. He jokingly asked to be put in a commercial but the Netflix Twitter account sent him over a free year subscription instead. It seems other Netflix twitter fans took Myron to task for his “work of art” but does he care? Nope because he got himself a free year!
I certainly love my Netflix, even though I wish they’d get in shape on Pawn Stars, but I can’t imagine letting my drunk buddy rake my skin like that. Enjoy your year friend, put that free money towards a better tat!