We just reported that Grand Theft Auto has sold over 29,000,000 copies (yes, 29 million!) but Take-Two's other juggernaut, the Gearbox Software-designed Borderlands 2, is headed toward its own record-breaker, with over 7.5 million copies sold.
Take-Two President, Karl Slatoff, said: "Borderlands 2 has sold-in over 7.5 million units and counting, and is on track to becoming the highest-selling title in 2K's history." We can pretty much count on Borderlands 3 being developed, and I'm sure they're already knees-deep in development of the title as we speak.
The day has come for Dell, which is now a private company. Starting today, Dell has just two shareholders: Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners. Michael Dell has been attempting to shift his company from being on the share market to a private company for nearly the whole of 2013, with his day of reckoning now here.
After 25 years of being a publicly traded company, it'll be nice to see where Dell goes from here. From here on out, it won't have to worry about impressing shareholders, it can hopefully do some impressive, bold moves to stand out in the industry once again. Michael Dell has already said we can expect a bunch of new tablets from the company.
One of these is the Intel Bay Trail-powered, Windows 8.1-featured Dell Venue 8 Pro, which is priced quite competitively at $299 and is available now for pre-order.
The tablet space is hot right now with Apple's refreshed Retina-based iPad mini, the refreshed fuller-sized iPad, and a new Nexus 10 on the horizon, so Barnes & Noble doesn't want to be left out of the party.
The company is poised to unleash a refreshed line of its Nook-branded tablets in the coming days according to Forbes' reliable sources who claim the company will introduce a new Nook with GlowLight technology on October 31. Barnes & Noble reportedly cleared a new device with the FCC a few weeks ago, which gives this rumor a dash of reality. We'll have news on the refreshed Nook as it hits.
Lenovo held an event today, where it announced a bunch of new slates including the Yoga Tablet 8 and Yoga Tablet 10. Our man on the ground with a sultry, seductive accent, Johannes Knapp, captured the two new slates on video, which you can check out below.
The two new slates feature a 1280x800-pixel display, and the MTK 8125 quad-core processor clocking in at 1.2GHz. Both slates feature 1GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board flash which is expandable through microSD, the usual Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0. We already know it has Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and camera-wise, we have a 5-megapixel rear-facing snapper followed up by a 1.6-megapixel for the usual selfies and video chat.
The 10-inch model has an optional Bluetooth-powered keyboard, and will arrive in a 3G model which will come out later in the year. The 8-inch model will have a 229 euro price tag, while the 10-inch slate will feature a 299 euro price tag.
If you're like me, you'll use Google Hangouts for messaging friends who don't use Facebook - I'm looking at you, bro (who is anti-social networks) - but the Mountain View-based giant is looking to make Hangouts a more powerful messaging platform with some new additions that will soon be introduced.
The biggest of which is direct SMS integration, as well as the ability for users to create their own GIF files, as well as share their location. There's some new photography-based additions and auto enhancement tools that we'll see, as well as new effects for saved videos or live Hangouts feeds. The Auto Awesome automatic enhancement and editing tools will be rolled out to video, but most of the new features will be centered around photos.
The video editing tools will make editing video easier, but is a great feature to have on mobile.
The original X-Men movies pushed comic book movies back into the mainstream after so long, with X-2 being one of the best comic book movie sequels, ever. Bryan Singer departed the X-Men franchise to film Superman Returns, which was one of the most disappointing Superman movies, ever.
Well, Singer is back, and he's back with a bang. X-Men: Days of Future Past blends the original X-Men films and its actors with the world from X-Men: First Class, which has me excited. Check out the trailer above and let us know what you think in the comments below.
If you thought Titanfall might eventually make it to the PlayStation 4, you'll be sad to hear that it will not, ever. During EA's quarterly earnings call, CFO Blake Jorgensen said that Titanfall "is exclusive only for the lifetime of the title on Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC."
This might disappoint future PS4 owners, but it should not come as too much of a surprise. Titanfall will hit the Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC in March 2014 and should be reviewed "very highly" according to COO Peter Moore.
Lenovo has just finished unveiling its latest Yoga tablet, an Android-based slate with up to 18 hours of battery life. Ironically, Lenovo has Ashton Kutcher on its side, remember that Kutcher played Steve Jobs in the movie 'Jobs'.
The Yoga's screen can fold over at 135 degrees, which allows for three different modes of use. You can use the Yoga in the traditional tablet mode iwth the kickstand closed which is called "Read mode" or you can open that kickstand up so that the tablet is held up on its own which is known as "Stand mode".
The final "Tilt mode" allows the Yoga to lay down, but with the battery at the back keeping it propped up ever-so-slightly, enough so that it is much more readable and easier for typing when slanted that way.
Wow. Grand Theft Auto V has been out for just six weeks and the open-world game has sold an amazing 29 million copies - yes, 29,000,000 copies of the game have been sold, a staggering number!
This number doesn't represent actual games in consumers' hands, but copies shipped to retailers, but I'm sure that nearly all of them would be sold, or will be sold in the coming weeks. Rockstar has said that GTA V has exceeded "the lifetime sell-in of Grand Theft Auto IV on console in less than six weeks after launch."
Today Amazon officially launched its Matchbook service that we reported on a while back. The service offers electronic versions of hard copies of books customers purchase for an additional $3 or less. Amazon says that the service is retroactive and any books you have purchased over the years qualify if they are in e-book form.
The books are in Kindle format and include all the features one would expect when buying a book for their kindle. Whispersync, X-ray and everything else functions as normal. The company says that it will continue adding titles to the service and new releases will be added as well. Personally, I love this new service. Last year I lost my entire book collection when my home was destroyed in a fire, and now I can go to Amazon, and replace a lot of those books in digital form for just $3 each!