Monday, 2 July 2012

Microsoft making a Phone, new Gears of War, Google Play movies, this week's must-have download and more by

 

Microsoft making a Phone, new Gears of War, Google Play movies, this week's must-have download and more

Happy Friday, gadget fans. It’s that time of the week where we round up some of the week’s gadget and gaming stories that you may have missed. This week we’ve got the latest news on those rumoured Microsoft smartphones, a release date for the new Gears of War: Judgement game for Xbox 360, and more. Read on to see what else you’ve missed.

Grab a cheap PlayStation Vita

Well, cheaper. GameStop has discounted the Wi-Fi PlayStation Vita to just £189.97 – that’s £30 cheaper than you’ll find on other websites. If you’ve been thinking of picking up a Vita, it’s worth thinking about – the Vita is a great console.

Microsoft won’t be making a Windows Phone

Microsoft has been busy of late showing off its new Microsoft Surface tablet, but don’t expect the company to apply that same strategy to smartphones. It won’t be happening. At least not anytime soon. It looks like Microsoft is content to continue dabbling in Windows Phone software with Nokia instead. 


 

Is Gears of War: Judgement out in February

That’s the rumour spreading around the web, so be sure to put it in your calendar. Gear of War: Judgement is a prequel to the popular series, starring familiar Gears characters Damon Baird and Augustus Cole. It’s gonna be good.

Google Play adds movies & TV shows

Google Play, formerly known as the Android Market, has added movies and TV shows to its repertoire of apps and games to go with the new Asus Google Nexus tablet that was launched earlier this week. If you haven’t already done so, go and check out the online store now.

This week’s must download: Stick Tennis

Just in time for Wimbledon, Stick Tennis has landed on Apple’s App Store for your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. It’s a neat little sporty number in which you play shots by swiping across the screen. A free version is available, so give it a go. If you like it, the full version costs £1.99. An Android version will be available in the coming weeks.

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