Geared Up: The death of the Xbox, Amazon Prime Day 2019 deals, and Samsung Galaxy Note 10 rumors

Image: Andru Edwards On this week’s Geared Up, we talk about the upcoming Amazon Prime Day, celebrating Amazon’s 25th anniversary. I bring you my tips on finding the best Prime Day deals, while naming a couple of my favorite Prime Day launch deals (which you can find right now – the Anker PowerPort Atom III and the Jabra Elite 85h headphones.) This year Amazon is extending Prime Day to be a two-day shopping event, which means competing retailers are also preparing their own deals to steal away some attention. High-quality video game streaming is nearly here, with early launches of both Microsoft Project xCloud (an Xbox streaming service) and Google Stadia both taking place in the fall of 2019. A listener asked if the fact that people will be able to stream their games to any device — from web browser, to smartphone to smart TV and more — spells Read the full article…

Billboard advertising: 42 traffic-stopping examples

Done well, billboard advertising campaigns can be incredibly powerful. All of the billboard ads in this article go beyond the obvious to promote their products in clever, witty and innovative ways.  Large and prominently placed, billboards offer a huge canvas to target the public. But cutting through the surrounding visual noise is truly an art form. There are a range of ways billboard advertising campaigns can shake things up; whether it’s by using different materials, creating designs that interact with the surrounding environment, or just introducing some super-clever copy. Read on for our pick of the most brilliantly creative billboard advertising campaigns. Which is your favourite? For some inspiring ads on a smaller scale, take a look at our pick of the best print adverts around. 01. IKEA Steps An eco-friendly route to IKEA’s most sustainable store This intriguing approach to billboard advertising was created by Mother. To promote IKEA’s Read the full article…

Warframe: Empyrean Expansion Details, New Intro Cinematic Revealed

Digital Extremes revealed new details about Warframe’s Empyrean cooperative expansion, updates, and a new intro cinematic today during TennoCon 2019. Empyrean will expand Warframe by allowing players and their clan mates to take control of the Railjack battleship and initiate in deep space combat. With it, they’ll travel through the Origin System, exploring new territory and fighting hostile forces in the process. An in-ship interface will allow players to control speed and direction, shield deployment, offensive missile volleys and gunner fire, and deploy Archwings and infiltrate enemy ships. Player ships can be upgraded, take damage and be customized. Empyrean is introducing Squad Link, a multiplayer system that connects players with the larger community, allowing them to reach out to other Tenno squads. In multi-objective space missions, players can use Squad Link to call on other active squads to help their cause, including lowering enemy ship shields, stealing valuable data and Read the full article…

Stranger Things 3: The Game Review

Spoiler Note: Stranger Things 3: The Game follows the plot of season 3 of the Stranger Things Netflix show. The text of this review is spoiler-free and the video/screenshots shown are from early on in the campaign, but keep that in mind if you haven’t watched the show yet and would prefer to go in entirely blind. While Stranger Things obviously oozes ’80s nostalgia, Stranger Things 3: The Game reminds me distinctly of the 2000’s, bearing many of the hallmarks of the bygone licensed tie-in games of that era. As an old-school arcade beat-em-up with a free-flowing open world structure, its story, characters, and ideas are all tied directly to the third season of the Netflix show that inspired it, sometimes to a fault. Read the full article…

Digimon Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition Coming to Switch and PC

Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition is coming to the Nintendo Switch and Steam next year, according to a new announcement trailer from publisher Bandai Namco. Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth, the 2016 JRPG focused on a new incarnation of the Digimon universe, was previously only available on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. The Complete Edition also includes its sequel, Hacker’s Memory, which released in 2018. The port is releasing on October 18, 2019. Bandai Namco did not announce any additional content for fans outside of the two main games. IGN didn’t happen to review Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth or Hacker’s Memory, but the Metacritic rating for both stands firm at 73 out 100 and above. The series has managed to become a sort of cult favorite among JRPG and Digimon franchise fans. Cyber Sleuth tells the story of a group of teens who are pulled into a reality-bending plot Read the full article…