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Month: June 2015

BitReserve Launches API For Its Currency Conversions And Payments Platform

BitReserve, the currency conversion and transaction platform based on Bitcoin that was launched by CNet founder Halsey Minor, has created a platform for application programming interfaces (APIs) and has signed agreements with partners who are using the service. “It’s a big part of our strategic plan,” says Minor. “We want to be the utility of money in the cloud.” It’s the next step in the company’s evolution away from being a Bitcoin-based service to an open platform for the currency exchange and transactions online and on mobile devices. Minor’s company already supports a range of currencies and precious metals, including the Peso, the Dollar, the Yen, the Rupee, the Pound and precious metals like silver, gold, palladium and platinum, which are freely convertible through holdings on BitReserve. “You can go from Facebook and authenticate into any service and have access to money in BitReserve,” says Minor. And as the company reveals more of its partnerships, its plans become more clear. Already, the company has partnerships with Grupo Salinas banking and retail giant Elektra SA, in part through its investment relationship with the company’s founder, Ricardo Salinas-Pliego, one of Mexico’s richest men. What the company wants to become is a very simple platform whereby people can debit and credit on BitReserve in any currency for any purpose, much like the Blockchain… but primarily by having other people hook-in to its...

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‘Call of Duty: Black Ops III’ Multiplayer Reveal Trailer

Following the initial reveal trailer back in April, we now get a glimpse at the multiplayer universe within the highly-anticipated Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The new movement system will allow players to fluidly chain movements together while playing in maps that have been designed from the ground-up to push strong head-to-head action. After choosing from one of nine new specialists, each with their own look, personality, abilities, and level progression system, you can add up to five attachments, while customizing nearly every aspect of your loadout. Call of Duty: Black Ops III will release November 6. Article source:...

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Casio G-SHOCK G-Steel

Along the same vein as the MT-G, Casio has introduced another premium, yet near-indestructible option for fans of G-SHOCK in the G-Steel timepiece. Encased in a sturdy layer-guard structure for shock absorption, twin LED lights with luminescent index, auto hand position correct, solar timekeeping and 48 city time zones, the G-Steel is as feature-packed as its predecessor, the MT-G, while coming in at only half the price. Due to hit the market in July, details are still scarce on the Casio G-SHOCK G-Steel, so stay tuned for more information. Article source:...

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‘South Park: The Fractured but Whole’ RPG Sequel Announced

South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have just announced that a sequel to South Park: The Stick of Truth is in the works with video game developer Ubisoft. The highly successful, award-winning role-playing game came out in 2014 and transports users to the interactive fantasy world of South Park where beloved characters fought off aliens and Nazi zombies. Plans for the sequel, titled South Park: The Fractured but Whole, were recently unveiled at Ubisoft’s E3 2015 and will have Coon and Friends fighting crime in a parody theme on superheroes. South Park: The Fractured but Whole for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC  is now available for pre-order online. Watch out for its release sometime in 2016. Article source:...

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Microsoft Finally Uses Its E3 Press Conference To Highlight Games

Microsoft’s E3 2015 press conference just ended. And unlike in years past, the company actually showcased games. Imagine that: Showing off games at a gaming conference. This is novel for the Xbox One era. Microsoft finally remembered what the Electronic Entertainment Expo is all about. Games and more games. The last two years Microsoft used their E3 press conference to show off the Xbox One’s versatility. The console is part media center and part gaming machine and Microsoft’s E3 strategy previously highlighted that versatility. But E3 is the wrong venue to do so. At E3 2013 and E3 2014 Microsoft took heat for droning on about how the Xbox One would become the center of everyone’s living room experience. The company brought out media partners who would praise the company’s media center ambitions. And then, after that dog and pony show, if there was time, Microsoft would show off the next Halo and Gears of War game. Since launching the Xbox One at E3 two years ago, Microsoft has stayed true to its original course. The system is still designed to be a media center that can play games. Microsoft is continually updating adding new media center features including most recently, releasing a 1TB model and an over-the-air tuner. The Microsoft executives that took the stage today constantly mentioned how they have listened to the fans and are improving...

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