Google and Mattel are set to announce… something. Meanwhile, Assassin’s Creed Rogue leads the way into a new gaming era. Oh, and the Verizon Nexus 6 leaked!
Well, this is an odd event. Google and Mattel have teamed up for a new “announcement and product debut”. The invites for the New York event have started rolling out, urging us to circle our calendars for February 13th.
No other details are known, and no previous leaks regarding this partnership have been seen. I suppose we will have to wait until the 13th!
Opinion: It’s safe to assume this will be all about some kind of toy. After all, that is what Mattel is all about. It’s also interesting to see this invite come right after Google acquired Launchpad Toys. Not that these news stories are related, but it shows that Google is making a strong push to enter kids’ lives.
Ubisoft is about to take its Assassin’s Creed franchise to the next level in a partnership with Tobii Tech. The upcoming Assassin’s Creed Rogue will be the first blockbuster game to feature eye-tracking support, powered by Tobbi Tech’s game-optimized technology.
The game will take advantage of the Steel Series Sentry, a PC eye-tracking device. It’s still a bit unclear how it will work, but it seems like its main purpose will be to control the camera. It will be “complimentary” to the keyboard and mouse. And yes, this means consoles are not likely to get this feature.
Opinion: I was worried about what such features would entail. Does this mean I would always have to be looking at the screen? Apparently not, as the game would pause itself if you look away. We will have to see how well this works. It seems exciting! Check out this video to see more.
Verizon is finally getting ready to launch the Nexus 6 in its network, but so far we haven’t seen how their version will look, or if it will have any differences. A new leak from Phandroid’s trusted sources suggests the phone will at least look the same, with only one difference.
Of course, Verizon will slap its logo on the device. There is no way around it, they always do. The rendered image shows Verizon’s logo in the lower back area of the device. Le’s just hope they don’t go nuts and put another logo in the front, an area of the phone we can’t see through this image.
Opinion: In the grand scheme of things, I don’t feel like this logo is a big deal. It’s in an acceptable place and we can’t really complain much. Will you be getting a Verizon Nexus 6?