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5 Best Gaming Earbuds In 2019

One thing that’s important for gaming is what you’re using for your headset. It’s especially important if you’re on Android playing multiplayer games, and need to communicate with your team for the strategy you’re approaching. Unfortunately, on Android devices, you don’t need a full-size headset. In fact, they look a little awkward when you’re just playing on a phone or tablet. Gaming earbuds look a lot more natural, and they’re easier to hit the road with, as they take up little to no space.

Best Gaming Earbuds

You might be surprised, but gaming earbuds sound phenomenal as well, sometimes better than a lot of headphones. However, with as many good ones as there are out there, there are even more horrible quality ones. That’s why we’ve put together this list, to show you some of the best you can get on the market. Here are our five favorite gaming earbuds.

Turtle Beach Call of Duty Earbuds

If you haven’t heard of Turtle Beach before, you’re probably living under a rock. They are a giant in the industry of providing gaming-style peripherals to gamers. One of the peripherals that they do extremely well with are their audio products, and their earbuds are no different. These earbuds by Turtle Beach are themed off of Call of Duty: Black Ops II, so they have a sleek and stealth-y appearance to them. They have a noise isolating design, so you’ll be able to block out all of the outside ambient noises with these earbuds, giving you more focus on your game. Not only that, but these earbuds sound phenomenal, which is why we have them first on our list.

Buy it now: Amazon

ISURUS Pro Earbuds

The ISURUS Pro earbuds are a great choice for gamers. They sound excellent — you’ll be able to hear your games with crisp and clear audio quality, as well as sharp dialog. One of the unique aspects of these earbuds is that they are the world’s first for featuring a detachable microphone up near the earbud. You have an in-line remote for controlling volume, and these earbuds have a flat-cable style to reduce tangling in the pocket. It’s worth noting that, if you detach the microphone, there’s also a mic within the in-line remote, so you’ll still be able to use a microphone, even if the dedicated mic isn’t attached to the earbud.

Buy it now: Amazon

Razer Hammerhead Pro V2

Razer is another massive company known for providing all sorts of gaming peripherals and hardware to consumers. They’re most known for their computer mice and keyboards, but they also do a solid job with their headphones and earbuds. The Hammerhead Pro V2 will make your games sound great, and will be a huge upgrade over the stock speakers in your phone. There’s a flat cable design to reduce tangling and increase toughness. This even comes with a carrying case as well as a bunch of different inserts so you can make the Hammerhead’s fit your ear type better.

Buy it now: Amazon

GranVela V1S

The GranVela V1S is a sleek looking pair of earbuds, taking on a really neat red and black dual-tone design. The earbuds are just a little larger to accommodate better sound drivers, but as a result, you’ll get some of the best audio experiences out of gaming with these earbuds. With noise isolating technology, you’ll be able to tune out all of the outside ambient noise and focus more on the games you’re playing. The GranVela V1S even comes with an adapter so in addition to using them for your phone, you can use them on almost any PC as well.

Buy it now: Amazon

PlayStation Vita In-Ear Headset

Last, but not least, we have Sony’s own PlayStation Vita style in-ear earbuds. Sound out of these earbuds are phenomenal, as you might expect. You get great noise isolation, and these earbuds can even turn up quite loud for some of the quieter games (or for dialog scenes). One of the most notable features is the high quality in-line microphone, providing you with crystal clear communication abilities. These headphones are right up there with Razer and Turtle Beach on a quality scale, that’s for sure.

Buy it now: Amazon

Verdict

As you can see, there are a lot of great gaming earbuds out there. That said, it can be difficult to pick just one of them. If you’ve got cash to spend, we recommend picking up the Razer Hammerhead Pro V2 earbuds — you’ll get the best experience out of these, backed by great customer support. Both the Turtle Beach and Sony PlayStation earbuds are great options, too.

Best Gaming Earbuds

Sony’s dedicated PlayStation app hitting Android in November

Sony Logo

Sony Logo

With Sony all set for the launch of the PlayStation 4 gaming console, it will also launch companion apps on major mobile platforms to bring streaming support and several other features to handheld devices. And this companion app will start making its way to the Google Play Store starting from November 13th in the U.S. with European Android devices slated to get the app from November 22. The app brings the ability to resume and replay a game from the console on your mobile device thanks to Remote Play, so you can basically pick up from where you left off. It seems like users will need to be signed up to the PlayStation Network to access this feature.

The app should be available for all Android devices so it won’t be limited to Sony smartphones, but we’re sure the company will pack in some exclusives for Sony smartphone owners as well. We’re eagerly looking forward to the launch of the new PS console as well as the app next month. This could certainly give Sony a upper hand against Microsoft’s XBOX One which is launching around the same time later this year.

Source: IGN

Via: Android Community

Apple MFi Game Controllers for iOS Hinted at WWDC

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A reference to the MFi game controllers. [Photo Source: The Verge]
Last April, we have reported that Apple is planning to develop its own game controller. Analysts have played down the rumors and Apple refused to comment on the issue. But the recent Worldwide Developer’s Conference finally confirmed that Apple is indeed working on MFi game controllers.

Earlier Meetings with Developers

In the same report that we have published earlier, we cited PocketGamer’s Jon Jordan to be claiming that some developers in San Francisco met with some Apple officials to discuss the development of an Apple game controller.

Apple’s Past Patents

The past patents of Apple, which were filed prior to our report, also pertain to a series of hardware for game controllers. So, this led us to believe that there is a strong possibility that the company will be releasing its very own controller for its line of devices soon.

The Revelation

The MFi game controllers finally came into light when Apple officially unveiled it in one of its slides during the keynote presentation of the WWDC last Monday. At a glance of the main photo above, this can be easily overlooked because the slide that featured it seems cluttered with so many points. But by paying more attention at the upper section on the right part of the slide (where the red arrow points), an observer can read the phrase “MFi game controllers”.

How the Controllers will Look

According to Verge, Touch Arcade has posted images from an Apple developer guide which showcased the designs for the new controllers.

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Possible design of the Apple MFi game controllers. [Photo Source: The Verge]
The photo shown in the report indicates that there are two designs being considered for Apple’s upcoming MFi game controllers. One controller possesses a screen, similar to the ones found in current Nintendo consoles. The second one has the combined features of the Xbox and Playstation controllers complete with Bluetooth connectivity dual analog sticks, D-pad and face buttons.

Source: The Verge

Redbox opens Gamerental site, in discussions about Xbox one, PS4

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Redbox has launched a site called GamingFuture.net where gamers can vent their feelings about the next generation of consoles, this information could be very useful for Redbox to provided the best game rental service for next-gen consoles. Redbox and Microsoft are already quite close partners since the Redbox Instant app launched on the Xbox 360 earlier this year. The friendship seems to be stable at the moment and coupled with this information from gamers they should be able to take some customers from other similar services such as GameFly.

Microsoft have released details on the subject of game licensing and how that will work on the Xbox One when it launches, “Loaning or renting games won’t be available at launch , but we are exploring the possibilities with our partners.” this is where the partnership with Redbox comes in handy. There are a limited amount of launch titles with the Xbox One so they maybe waiting until there is a wider range before they all these services to swoop in.

On Redbox’ GamingFuture site there are links to various reports on the Xbox One and PS4, also a comment section so everyone can express them on the matter. If you follow the official Redbox twitter account you will be updated with all of the GamingFuture news.

Source: Engadget

Diablo III coming to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 September 3rd

Diablo 3

Diablo 3

Earlier today Activison Blizzard announced that they have set a release date for the fastest selling PC game of all time Diablo III to make its debut on Xbox and Playstation, the game will be available on September 3rd. The game has been modified so that the controls are suited to the D-pad so that the gamer feels at home in the game.

The game will include all of the bug fixes and patches that have been added to the game in the past year, so the experience is the same across the platforms. The game itself has received amazing reviews some even reach a perfect 10 out of 10, so this game is definitely worth playing. The publisher hasn’t said when they expect to release a version of the next-gen consoles.

The game will be the first of the Blizzard catalogue to make the move from PC to console and probably not the last. If everything goes well with this release who’s to say that Starcraft 2 and World of Warcraft won’t make the jump as well. Blizzard Entertainment CEO Mike Morhaime has said that the experience will be “epic” out of the box, which is a big statement to make but can be backed up by the amount of PC gamers already addicted to the game.

Source: TheVerge

Pandora Launches a new TV Based Experience staring with Xbox 360 and PS3

Pandora

Pandora

Pandora has launched a new browser based interface for TV’s today, they hope that it will set the bar for using service like Pandora in the living room. The experience will be supported by Xbox 360 and PS3 along with internet connected TV’s because it is HTML5 based. The goal of Pandora is to become the 21st century radio with their experience, they want to become the only radio station that you go to when you’re surfing the web or on your Xbox or PlayStation.

This move isn’t just a shot in the dark they do have data to back up the new experience; more than 10 million people have listened to Pandora via their televisions or set top boxes. The broadening of the service will also help them in the polls of the most used music streaming service, especially with iRadio about to emerge at WWDC. A browser version of the service keep the control of the platform with Pandora and does not give any control to any OEMs.

The new web experience will give the users the same functionality as they would have in Pandora’s apps and they will be able control the interface via their remote control. The service is available now to use to your hearts content.

Source: TechCrunch

Pottermore partners with Sony to bring the fan community to PlayStation Home

J. K. Rowling has long partnered with Sony to bring to the web Pottermore, an interactive portal where fans of Harry Potter can build a community. Now, an announcement from Pottermore Insider reveals that Sony and the Harry Potter franchise are once again working on a new product for the Playstation 3’s free virtual 3D gaming platform.

The project, called Pottermore at Playstation Home, will allow fans of the book series to meet and play with others, similar to the concept behind the Pottermore website.

Pottermore at Playstation lets gamers stroll through Diagon Alley, one of the places from the fantasy novel, as well as ride the Hogwarts Express in a three-dimensional environment. Likewise, there are four mini-games, including Book Herding, a quiz, a Wizard’s Duel, and a Pottermore Trading Card came.

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It also allows users to choose and customize their own avatar that will travel through the world that the books brought to life. Users are provided with various outfits, including uniforms, robes, and casual wear. Pets, such as owls, cats, toads are available, as well, to accompany the user.

Pottermore at Playstation Home, it is worth noting, requires a Playstation Home account to enjoy the full set of features. Registered users of the Pottermore website who have gone past the Sorting on Chapter 7 of Pottermore can also link their accounts with the Playstation Home account, and be able to enjoy more content.

The Playstation game comes almost two years since the Pottermore website was opened for a limited beta release on July 31, 2011. The online community lets users practice spells, brew potions, engage in duels, and earn points for groups called Houses.

Pottermore at Playstation Home is expected to arrive next month according to Pottermore Insider. A trailer, giving fans a preview of the game, has already been made available on Youtube.

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Details About the Updates of Lone Survivor Revealed by Byrne

 

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[Photo Source: Flickr]
Indie developer Jasper Byrne of Superflat Games recently announced the updates about his survival horror game called Lone Survivor which hit the Windows and Mac platforms last year. In his post in the Playstation Blog, the game will be made available for the PS3 and PS Vita platforms. The release date for the new game consoles are tentatively scheduled for July with no exact date revealed by the developer.

The game can be likened to the famous survival horror game Silent Hill because of its violent nature, disturbing psychological theme, sexual references and other adult-oriented features. However, the game does not make use of the 3D engine that most games in its era use. Instead of utilizing stunning and realistic graphics, it only makes use of retro-styled 2D visuals. But still, most critics found the game very thrilling and its soundtrack has been admired by fans.

The Plot and Mechanics

Lone Survivor revolves around a nameless character with a face mask. The goal of the player is to help the character survive the post-apocalyptic world he lives in and find a way to escape the nightmare. How the character survives is completely up to the player. The player can either shoot all the enemies in the game or find a way to evade them.

Then, the player must ensure that the masked protagonist has enough sleep and food to balance his mental and physical conditioning. The player can omit resting though by letting the protagonist use drugs to boost his performance. But doing so comes with some psychological effects like hallucinations and acts of madness.

To progress in the game, the character must explore the apocalyptic world around him. Doing this fills his map gradually. The process lets him get additional items that he can use to help him throughout the game.

Much like Silent Hill, it is difficult for the protagonist to distinguish the barrier between reality and dreams as the environment around him continues to evolve. Even the rooms that he has previously visited have the tendency to change in terms of layout and overall appearance if he revisits them. Strange surprises also await him at every turn or area that he explores.

Aside from the bizarre foes in the game that defy the law of evolution, odd-natured allies are present in the game as well like a talking toy cat and a man with a box covering his head. But he will be able to encounter humans too as he advances.

There are multiple endings that can be achieved by the player. Each ending depends on the moral choices of the player during the course of the story. How the player arrives at a certain ending will be explained during the final credits of the game.

What is New in the PS3 and PS Vita Versions?

New contents will be exclusively available for the Playstation platforms, said Byrne in his post. Trophies will be awarded upon completing certain missions, plus Cross-Buy and Cross-Play support will be provided. Moreover, around 19 new items, additional dialogues with all NPCs, additional side quests, added soundtracks and an extra ending which is dubbed as the “Yellow Ending” will be offered.

Lastly, the developer stated that his team is exploring ways to incorporate touch-control features in the character’s movements and inventory use. He did not elaborate further on the subject though. However, one thing is for sure in this game according to Byrne. He said that it will surely be more enhanced and more exciting than its original version.

Sources: Wikipedia, Playstation Blog of Jasper Byrne and Lone Survivor Official Website

Sony’s ex-CEO Stringer announces plan to retire in June

StringerHoward Stringer, who was relieved from his duty as the Chief Executive Officer of Sony last year, announced his plan to step down from the board of directors in June during the company’s annual general shareholders meeting.

According to the Financial Times, Stringer will formally cut his tie with one of the leading consumer electronic company after seeing his role slowly reduced over the last few year of his tenure.

Stringer served as Sony’s top honcho for seven years, which saw the company losing its grip on several markets – including the game console industry.

Under Stringer, Sony’s market value took a plunge while some of its major business segments like the PlayStation and HDTV’s suffered big losses.

Kazuo Hirai, who served as the head of Sony Computer Entertainment, became the new company CEO but Stringer stays with the board and later replaced former chairman Yotaro Kobayashi in June of 2012.

Stringer announced his looming retirement from Sony’s board of directors during a Japan Society lecture in New York, saying it’s time for him to find new opportunities elsewhere.

Kobayashi expressed his appreciation to Stringer and his works during his stay at Sony.

“Stringer has a unique capacity to inspire people, to build teams, to make the tough decisions, and to think with clarity and foresight about the challenges we face and how to surmount them,” Kobayashi said of Stinger, who worked for Sony for 15 years and mentored some of the company’s top executives – including Sony’s current CEO.

Sony has been dealt with a myriad of financial problems ever since losing the consumer electronic market to Korean cheabol Samsung and American juggernaut Apple. The company has suffered losses over the last four years but their latest financial report proves to be the biggest fall since the company was founded 67 years ago.

How The Playstation Changed The Gaming World

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I grew up in the era of Nintendo and Sega games. Back then, if you have the Nintendo Gameboy, you are probably the coolest kid in school. But it didn’t take long for the Sony Playstation to forever change the way the gaming world is seen.

The game console was first introduced in Japan on December 1994. Although several hardcore Nintendo and Sega fans thought the “fad” of the new console will soon die down, Sony continued to dominate the game console market since then. That eventual launch introduced a host of features that have completely amazed gamers around the world.

Aside from one of the first video game consoles that used the 32-bit operating system, Sony Playstation was also the first game console to have the dual analog controller that feature rumble capabilities (but such capabilities were removed for the versions released in the European and American markets).

Contrary to other game console controllers, the one used by Sony on their innovative console uses longer handgrips that allow users to have better control on the games. It was also one of the very few ones that created a “virtual reality” wherein gamers can manipulate video games through the use of a racing wheel controller.

Such controller is perfect for the host of car-racing video games that were popularized in the game console. The most popular of which is the Gran Turismo, which eventually also found its way to the PS2 and the PS3, as well as to the Xbox and the Nintendo Wii.

Speaking of video games, Sony’s game console was also responsible for the host of video games that have made its mark in the industry. The first multi-million video game seller for the console was the Tekken series. It used 3D models for its characters rather than the usual two-dimensional images. Also, to differentiate itself from the other consoles, it used the four attack buttons on the controller to make use of the character’s arms and legs. It was also one of the very first games that used chain attacks. Among other games that became memorable were Resident Evil which took survival horror games to a new level as well as Final Fantasy VII that is the measuring stick of modern day RPG games.

When the PS2 came into the picture in 2000, it again completely revolutionized the video game console industry. It featured a fully-functional DVD player that can play movies and music.

Finally, PS3 combined all these innovations to come up with the most current and advanced game console in the industry. Sony’s third installation of the popular console, which came out in 2006, competed with the Xbox 360 and the Nintendo Wii.

It was the first console to use motion controls through the use of SIXAXIS wireless controller and features such as Blu-ray disc and full high-definition resolution graphics capability. It also integrated the console’s access to a wireless network, as well as to an Ethernet port, that allows gamers all over the world to interact and play with each other. The connection to an Internet also allowed Playstation gamers to update their software without the need for rooting and wired access to the network.

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Is PlayStation 4 a Game Changer?

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Sony announced its plans for PlayStation 4, a sequel of its fairly good gaming console, PlayStation 3. In the event, Sony focused more on the console’s remote and social features, but in the process they didn’t actually show the device. The product was absent from its own coming out party, but then it’s not a car or something.

The next-gen console will be called the PS4, with hardware confirmed as:
• Super Charged PC Architecture
• XB6 CPU
• Enhanced PC GPU
• 8 GB unified RAM

“PS4 is equipped with 8 GB of unified system memory, easing game creation and increasing the richness of content achievable on the platform. GDDR5 is used for this memory, giving the system 176 GB/second of bandwidth and providing a further boost to graphics performance.”

All that sounds good, but will it be a game changer? Well, the PlayStation brand has been around for over 20 years. It was very popular in its days, but the brand has lost its charm in recent years. The company has been incurring big losses since the launch of PlayStation 3 in late 2006. The Japanese technology major experienced a good $2 billion operating loss in the year which ended in March 2007, a $1.2 billion in operating loss the following year and a $600 million operating loss in the year to March 2009. Those are some huge amount of money, and the figure alone perhaps testifies the fact that PlayStation is growing irrelevant every second.

As far as the topic of the console being a game changer goes, the company has promised that the next generation gaming console will be faster and will have better graphics to deliver than its predecessors, but then power doesn’t mean anything. If we look into the recent past, we can see that there’s a sharp dip in console gaming. More and more users are migrating to tablets and smartphones which do not deliver enough gaming experience to satisfy a hard core gamer, but an amateur gamer will definitely be satisfied with such products, which apparently are cheap and are very portable.

Pricing plays a key role when selling this kind of product. PlayStation 3’s high price tag of over $600 definitely scared many customers away, and companies like Nintendo took good advantage of the situation by offering devices like Wii which are relatively cheaper. Even though the Wii comes with relatively mediocre specs, it managed to grab a lot of attention due to the fun factor. At the end of the day, it isn’t the power that counts, but how the device involves the user and the price tag.

The PS3 ran on chips that were specifically designed for the product, and hence were costly to make, but in case of PS4, Sony will be using more generic hardware, and hence the production costs should be decreased substantially, and I hope that will be reflected in the final price tag. Sony says that the PS4 will be out in time for the 2013 holiday season, which could be too late. What are your thoughts on this?

Sony PlayStation 4 to come with game-streaming feature

The upcoming Sony PlayStation 4 will reportedly come with a feature that allows users to stream games on the console, according to an article published by the Wall Street Journal. The console, along with the new game-streaming feature, are scheduled to be revealed this coming Wednesday, February 20, in New York City in the PlayStation Meeting 2013 event.

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According to the WSJ, the game-streaming feature had been brought about by Sony’s acquisition of the cloud gaming company Gaikai Inc. last year for $380 million. It may be recalled that around the time of the sale, Sony and Gaikai Inc. already announced the future launch of a cloud-based service based on technology developed by Gaikai Inc.

Game-streaming on the PlayStation 4 is predicted to be the most popular feature of the console. The WSJ says that industry executives have expressed how cloud gaming has various benefits, such as “[keeping] costs low for customers and [allowing] them to easily play intricate games on mobile devices.”

Furthermore, Nvidia Corp. chief executive Jen-Hsun Huang believes that “Cloud gaming makes games much more convenient,” and adds that “It’s instant-on and you can play it about anywhere on any device; it will make for a much larger gaming industry.”

Apart from said feature, Sony is preparing to introduce a host of offerings on its latest console.

One of these is an improved PlayStation Eye Camera that will allow users to enjoy facial recognition and voice chat.

A new controller that includes a touchpad on the console’s front is also allegedly found on the device.

Moreover, Sony will purportedly debut a new design for the console’s thumbsticks and shoulder buttons. The D-pad as well as the front buttons, however, will be unchanged.

The unveiling of the Sony PlayStation 4 is also expected to make way for fresh games, such as the Motorstorm or Killzone 4.

Purportedly, the Sony PlayStation 4 will have a “simpler hardware architecture” according to Softpedia, but will still be more powerful than its predecessor.

Meanwhile. Microsoft Corp., one of Sony’s opponents in the console business, will also launch the next iteration of its gaming console later this year. Some of the features on said device are believed to be similar with the ones found on the Sony PlayStation 4. Among these are an enhanced camera, and an improved Kinect motion controller which would be able to sense and identify the person playing.

Are you excited for the Sony PlayStation 4?

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JXD S7300 HD Gamepad2 Portable Android Gaming Console Priced At $165.99

Android gaming has just gotten another boost with the release of the JXD S7300 HD Gamepad2. This Android based portable gaming console looks like the Wii U GamePad and some gamers have even said that it is superior in many ways. Aside from running the various Android games available at Google Play you will also be able to run games from other platforms thanks to its pre-installed emulators. Some of the gaming platform titles you can get to run on this device are the PlayStation, Neo Geo, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo 64, Famicon, Super Famicon, Sega Mega Drive, and the Capcom Play System 1 and 2.

JXD S7300 HD Gamepad2

JXD S7300 HD Gamepad2 Technical Specifications

  • Android Jelly Bean Jelly Bean 4.1.1
  • 7.0-inch LCD (1024×600 pixels)
  • Amlogic MX Cortex A9 Dual-core 1.5GHz
  • Mali 400 GPU
  • 1GB DDR3
  • 8 GB Internal storage
  • Micro TF Card Slot, Max 32GB
  • 5 point capacitive touch, Perfect button controls (Android buttons mapping, Visual control of 360 degree, Double LR buttons, Two sticks), G-sensor control
  • 3 Axis Gravity Sensor
  • 0.3M Front Camera
  • Stereo Double Speaker
  • 3.5-mm stereo headphone mini jack
  • HDMI Dual-screen display, Up to 1080
  • Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n)
  • External connection to Ethernet
  • 3G

The GamePad2 runs on stock Jelly Bean straight out of the box which is a plus already. The pricing starts at $165.99 for the 8 GB model and will goes as high as $185.99 for the 16 GB model. You can add more storage space to the device using the microSD card slot which can accept a maximum of size of 32 GB.

Playing the hundreds of thousands of games over at Google Play using this device will give you a great experience since you will be able to use the physical controls of the device. There’s an Android button mapping system onboard which converts the virtual controls to its physical counterparts.

The main kicker for this device is its ability to play games of other gaming consoles with the use of an emulator. This significantly adds more titles that you can enjoy playing. If you miss playing the classic titles from your PlayStation one, Nintendo 64 or even the Gameboy Advance then you can do so with this device although you’d have to get the specific ROM of the game first.

One final addition that we loved about this device is that it already comes with the Superuser app which makes it easy for you to root.

via willgoo

HTC One X+ And Two Other HTC Devices Get PlayStation Certification

As you know, The PlayStation Mobile store was officially available for Android devices only two months ago. The PlayStation mobile originally launched compatible with three of HTC’s devices — the One X, One S and One V. Users of these devices were obviously grateful to have access to the PlayStation Mobile store, but more HTC devices have also been added to the list. Owners of the new HTC One X+, the One XL and the EVO 4G LTE will now have access to the PlayStation Mobile store.

Here’s the full list of HTC PlayStation-certified devices:

HTC One V
HTC One X
HTC One S
HTC One XL
HTC EVO 4G LTE
HTC One X+

Granted, not all of the titles may work on HTC devices, but Sony has promised that they would be available for the listed devices as soon as possible. The statement Sony sent out in October:

“HTC mobile device owners cannot access PlayStation®Mobile for the moment. However, we are working with HTC to ensure PlayStation®Mobile launches as soon as possible. We will update you soon.”

The PlayStation Mobile store originally launched as an exclusive on Xperia Play, but later on PlayStation certification had been widened as Sony was able to get deals with HTC, Sharp and Fujitsu.

source: Phone Arena