Gamers go wild for E3 offerings
The annual E3 event gave gaming fans a lot to look forward to this week. The L.A.-based event showcased some of the most hotly-anticipated games of the future, and included huge announcement from the behemoths of the gaming world. Developer Bethesda Softworks got the show off to a thrilling start, unveiling games such as Doom and Dishonored II. But it was the presentation of the new Fallout title which really got fans excited. Fallout 4 will be released in November. Microsoft followed with a conference announcing new versions of old Xbox favorites such as Tomb Raider, Halo and Forza. One of the company’s most significant announcements was that older Xbox 360 games will now be playable on the newer Xbox One console. A demonstration of the gaming capabilities of Microsoft’s HoloLens also impressed. EA’s main announcement was Star Wars: Battlefront. Ubisoft revealed a new South Park game, and additions to the FIFA, NBA and Assassin’s Creed series. Nintendo had a quiet E3, although it did announce Star Fox Zero, while Sony’s big reveal was a reboot of Final Fantasy VII.
Amazon’s new delivery system could be you
Amazon is considering a new scheme which could see members of the public delivering packages, the Wall Street Journal reports. The company is reportedly developing a mobile app which would pay people to deliver goods. Amazon is constantly looking at ways to improve its delivery system. The company is continuing to work on Amazon Air, a project which would see packages delivered to the doors of consumers via drone. Amazon has also rolled out a same day delivery in some areas of the U.S.
Softbank’s Pepper robot goes on sale
SoftBank’s humanoid robot, which is apparently able to recognize human emotions, has gone on sale in Japan this weekend. The robot, called Pepper, will cost around $1,600 and SoftBank plans to release 1,000 robots each month. That initial price may sound cheap, but customers will also have to pay monthly service fees of up to around $200 and sign a three year contract. Both Alibaba and Foxconn have invested $118 million into SoftBank’s robotics division. Over 100 apps for Pepper will be made available at the time of launch although SoftBank has not revealed when the robot will be made available outside of Japan.