Mega Man 11: Game Is Now Playable In Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC

Game developer Capcom has teased fans about its upcoming video game: the Mega Man 11.  Fans of the popular video game expressed their excitement because of Capcom’s big announcement.

In a live stream earlier this week, Capcom said the brand-new Mega Man 11 would be released on several console platforms. Mega Man 11 will be playable in PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Fans can expect the game in 2018. The Mega Man 11 is directed by Koji Oda with Kazuhiro Tsuchiya as the game producer.

Gamers were able to look some gameplay of the Mega Man after Capcom has released the game’s trailer.

Moreover, Capcom has also teased fans with the game’s retro collections. The publisher will release Mega Man Legacy Collection and Mega Man Legacy Collection 2.

Game analysts claim that both retro collections made their way to Xbox One and PS4 consoles. Capcom, however, said that both would also be rolled out in Switch by 2018.

Aside from the Mega Man 11’s retro collections,  the eight games in the game’s spinoff series will be rolled out to Switch, PC, PS4 and Xbox One as well.  To date, Capcom did not release any additional details.  Fans are not sure if the eight games will be released individually or in the bundle.

What’s new with Mega Man 11?

Taking its cue from Mega Man X,  the new game is expected to be released on a 2D side-scrolling platform. In contrast to its predecessor, the Mega Man 11 features a unique and varied art style.

Game developers said that Mega Man’s appearance looks different and will have a new weapon.

PC Sales Slipping Against Smartphones

As smartphones continue their upward trend, PC sales have shown a 6 percent decline in 2016, compared to 2015 sales numbers. This is the fifth consecutive annual decline in sales, as reported by the Seattle Times.

It was also reported that the top 5 PC makers are Lenovo, HP, Dell, Asus and Apple. Not much change from 2015’s list, but Dell was the only company to see a 2.6% increase in sales, all of these companies have a Private-label brand name.

What does this mean for PC makers? Figure out a way to boost sales by inventing new types of personal computers. We’ve seen the trends with laptop/tablet hybrids and all-in-one pc systems for a while now, but nothing solid has come up yet that would “stick” with consumers like smartphones have.

The Future of Personal Computers

For what it’s worth, I’m not too worried by the sales numbers. I’m rather excited to see what PC makers have in store for us as they battle to regain their market share. I’m hoping to see more specialized systems and innovations that can push the boundaries of computing even further cause goodness knows I don’t want to be stuck staring at a small portable screen for the rest of my life.

Let’s be honest, while I’m excited by the progress of smartphones and the power now available at my fingertips, I still love the PC the most. There is just so much power you can pack into a desktop system, along with all the monitors and accessories that come with it that I’d rather see it go big then to go home.

While this doesn’t mark the end of the “personal computer era”, it does shift the vision slightly. Will we be more dependent on our smartphones for everything, including what we use laptops and desktops for? Will smartphones become that powerful? Or will we revert back to our personal computers because we recognize the need for them?

Let us know in the comments!

Call Of Duty: Black Ops II coming to Wii U?

According to IGN, a QA tester from Activision has revealed in his social networking account that Call of Duty: Black Ops II is going to be available soon for Wii U.

IGN said that a certain Randall says that he tested the game for both the Wii U and the PS3 consoles.

The profile has since changed, namely the details inside it.

His profile also said that he did multiplayer testing and at the same time working with the team.

The report said that Randall has been doing this since last May. So it is good to speculate that development for Call of Duty: Black Ops II has been in the works for quite sometime.

Activision hasn’t confirmed nor denied the report. While Nintendo has also kept mum on the details of the Wii U.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II is currently only confirmed for the PC, PS 3 and Xbox 360. The game will be available for these consoles starting November 13.

Call of Duty games have been available in previous iterations of Nintendo’s Wii. So it wouldn’t be a surprise if the COD: Black Ops II will be available for the Wii U. The only COD game that hasn’t made its way to the Wii console is the COD: Modern Warfare II.

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Orbitz: Mac users pay more than PC users

Do Mac users really spend more than their PC counterparts?

It’s obvious that the majority of PC owners shell out considerable sums of money to purchase their units, but it is also clear that Mac users shell more than them.

Now, a study done by travel site Orbitz says that Mac users will pay more on hotels than PC users.

In a report by The Wall Street Journal, Orbitz says that Mac users pay $20 to $30 more than PC users.

The report added, “The sort of targeting undertaken by Orbitz is likely to become more commonplace as online retailers scramble to identify new ways in which people’s browsing data can be used to boost online sales.”

TechNewsGadget reported that developers prefer the iOS platform compared to Android. This study by Orbitz strengthens the notion that Mac users are keen to pay for services, compared to others using other services or brands.

Market-wise, Apple seems to be targeting individuals who has money to spare. Take a look at their product lines and you would see that purchasing an Apple product is not cheap.

If Mac users are willing to pay more than their PC counterparts, what would Linux users pay?

Note: That question is merely based on the popularity of each platform and does not mean to generalize operating systems.

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Apple reaches new milestone because of iPad

Apple Inc. has reached a new milestone as they were able to eclipse Hewlett-Packard Co. as the world’s No. 1 maker of personal computers in the fourth quarter.

The data includes iPad sales during that same period.

Canalys released the data and said that the PC market worldwide has grew by 16 percent to 120 million in the final three months of 2011.

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As the world’s leading PC company, Apple Inc. has reached another milestone. The company is known for their innovations and sleek and sexy designs.

The market actually dropped by 0.1 percent if we take out the iPad out of the equation. The research firm is the first organization that included the latter in their tally of computer sales.

They said that Apple sold 20.6 million units of iPad in the fourth quarter of 2011. This is up by 17.01 percent.

HP on the other hand sold 15.3 million units, growing by 12.7 percent.

Tim Coulling of Canalys said, “Currently, HP is pursuing a Windows strategy for it pad portfolio, producing enterprise-focused products, such as the recently launched Slate 2, until the launch of Windows 8.

However, questions remain over Microsoft’s entry into the consumer pad space. While early demonstrations of the Windows 8 operating system seem promising, Microsoft must focus its efforts on creating an intuitive user experience that is far less resource intensive.”