Square Enix Will Be Next To Put Nfts In Its Games

Square Enix Will Be Next To Put NFTs In Its Games

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NFTs have been gaining traction in the past couple of years, although for the most part it mostly dealt with digital art and video content. However, in recent times we’re started to see it applied to video games, where Ubisoft recently tried to introduce NFTs to its games. Now it looks like Square Enix wants to hop on board that trend as well.

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Canon's 1d X Mark Iii Will Be The Company's Last Flagship Dslr

Canon's 1D X Mark III Will Be The Company's Last Flagship DSLR

For a while, both DSLR cameras and mirrorless cameras existed side-by-side, but that will change soon, at least as far as Canon is concerned. This is according to a report from Yomiuri Shimbun who spoke to Canon Chairman and CEO Fujio Mitarai, where he revealed that Canon will soon stop producing flagship DSLRs. In fact, the company’s current Canon 1D X Mark III will be the company’s last flagship model.

According to Mitarai, “The market needs are acceleratingly shifting to mirrorless cameras. In line with this, we are steadily shifting people.” The company confirmed Mitarai’s statement with a statement of their own made to PetaPixel where they said, “As reported in the article, we plan to make future flagship models strictly mirrorless cameras. Naturally, we are considering an RF mount camera as our next flagship model.”

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Nintendo Warns Of Potential Switch Supply Issues In 2022

Nintendo Warns Of Potential Switch Supply Issues In 2022

The global chip shortage is still ongoing and many companies are still very much affected. Nintendo appears to be one of them and if you were hoping to get your hands on a Nintendo Switch in 2022, don’t be surprised if you have a hard time doing so.

This is according to reports out of Japan where Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa warned that supply could be affected. According to Furukawa, he notes that while the company saw strong sales performance towards the end of 2021, he suggested that for 2022, the company might not be able to keep up with demand.

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Final Fantasy Xvi Details Will Be Unveiled In Spring Of 2022

Final Fantasy XVI Details Will Be Unveiled In Spring Of 2022

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Back in 2020, Square Enix announced Final Fantasy XVI. The game would be the next chapter in the company’s Final Fantasy franchise, so you can imagine that many gamers were undoubtedly very excited for it. The plan was that Square Enix would have more details to share in 2021, but given that we’re almost at the end of the year, that will not be happening.

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Nintendo Almost Made The World's First Smartphone

Nintendo Almost Made The World's First Smartphone

The concept of smartphones have been around long before Apple unveiled the iPhone and took the concept mainstream. If you recall, back in the day, there were people who were already using PDA devices that you could almost consider as the precursor to smartphones, but it seems that Nintendo could have beaten companies like Apple to the punch.

According to Liam Robertson, a video game historian, researcher, and journalist, he has uncovered a Nintendo ad from the 1990s that revealed that the company was working on an addon accessory for the Game Boy Color. This accessory was known as the PageBoy and when used with the Game Boy Color, would have given it smartphone-like capabilities.

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Chip Shortages Has Forced Sony To Stop Accepting Orders For Some Of Its Cameras

Chip Shortages Has Forced Sony To Stop Accepting Orders For Some Of Its Cameras

According to the announcement by the company, “Currently, with regard to digital imaging products, parts procurement is delayed due to the effects of global semiconductor shortages. Therefore, we will suspend the acceptance of orders from our distributors and customers at the Sony store as follows for specific models with tight supply.”

The cameras that Sony will no longer be accepting orders for include the Sony a7C, a7II, a6400, a6600, and ZV-E10. They will also be halting production of both the a7II and the a6100. To be fair, cameras like the a7ii and a6100 are both kind of old. With the a7ii, Sony has since launched successors in the form of the a7iii and a7iv series, so it makes sense that Sony would prioritize those models over the a7ii.

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Amazon's Imdb Tv App Has Arrived For The Ps5

Amazon's IMDb TV App Has Arrived For The PS5

When it comes to streaming videos for free, there are various options that you can choose from. You don’t have to pay for streaming services like Netflix. One of those services is Amazon’s IMDb TV, and the good news is that if you’re looking for alternative ways of streaming videos from it, it looks like the PS5 will be one of those avenues.

The app had previously launched on Sony’s previous-gen PS4 console earlier this year, so for it to eventually make its way onto the PS5 wasn’t entirely out of the question. It is also available on Microsoft’s Xbox Series X/S consoles, so like we said, coming to the PS5 was really only a matter of when, not if.

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Toyota Car Owners Will Now Need To Pay $8 A Month To Remotely Start Their Cars

Toyota Car Owners Will Now Need To Pay $8 A Month To Remotely Start Their Cars

Back in the day, when you buy a product and pay the company for it, the deal is done. The company would have made its money from you and that was that until you purchased from them again. However, it’s not particularly sustainable as companies would essentially need to keep courting buyers.

This also means that during particular times of the year, revenue could be down. This is why we’re seeing an uptick in subscription services that at least guarantees that existing customers continue generating revenue for companies, even if they aren’t necessarily buying new products. This is the case with Toyota who are now charging customers $8 a month in order to keep using their key fobs for remote start.

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Oneplus Pulls Android 12 Update For Oneplus 9

OnePlus Pulls Android 12 Update For OnePlus 9

Earlier this week, we reported that OnePlus had started to roll out the Android 12 update to the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro smartphones. If you haven’t updated your phone yet and don’t see the update, it is because the company has since announced that they have actually pulled the update for the phones.

This is according to various user reports in which many users were posting on Twitter, Reddit, and OnePlus’ forums where they were encountering all manner of bugs that made their phones difficult to use. This included basic phone functions like making or receiving phone calls, a broken Autofill feature, the inability to change icons, customize status bar icons, and more.

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Sony Apparently Had Plans To Bring Playstation Now To Mobile Devices

Sony Apparently Had Plans To Bring PlayStation Now To Mobile Devices

If you’re a PlayStation owner, there’s a good chance you know about Sony’s PlayStation Now streaming service. This is Sony’s game streaming service that was launched several years ago, but it is currently only available on Sony’s PlayStation consoles and PCs.

However, according to a report from The Verge, they have uncovered confidential documents during the Epic VS Apple trial that revealed that Sony apparently had plans to bring the service onto mobile devices.

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Sony Might Hold Off Camera Announcements Until Second Half Of 2022

Sony Might Hold Off Camera Announcements Until Second Half Of 2022

Every year, Sony announces new cameras. These announcements take place throughout the year, but it seems that come 2022, Sony might hold off on announcing any new camera until the second half of 2022. Why is this, you ask? It turns out the global chip shortage is to blame for all of this, according to Sony Alpha Rumors.

As you might have heard, the world is currently facing a chip shortage which has caused all kinds of product delays across various industries, such as gaming, mobile devices, and more. So it shouldn’t really come as a surprise to learn that it has affected cameras as well, so for Sony to delay announcements until the later part of the year makes sense.

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Canon Has A New Sensor That Takes Color Photos In Near - Complete Darkness

Canon Has A New Sensor That Takes Color Photos In Near-Complete Darkness

Photography requires light, this is why having lenses with wide apertures can be useful in low-light situations since a wider aperture essentially allows more light to hit the camera’s sensor. It is also why when shooting in a studio, lighting is extremely important. But what if there is almost no light available?

Sure, there are cameras that can shoot infrared photos, but those tend to be a bit more specialized and niche, but Canon thinks that they can solve that problem. According to a report from Nikkei Asia (paywall), it appears that Canon has developed a new imaging sensor that is capable of snapping photos in color even in near-total darkness.

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Apple Ceo Tell Users To Buy An Android Phone To Avoid The App Store

Apple CEO Tell Users To Buy An Android Phone To Avoid The App Store

For some companies, such as Epic who made millions in Fortnite, this is a lot of money going to Apple’s coffers. As such, many have called on Apple to allow users to download apps from other places, like how Android supports third-party app stores. According to Apple’s CEO Tim Cook who spoke at The New York Times “DealBook” summit last month, perhaps they should use Android instead.

According to Cook, “If you want to sideload, you can buy an Android phone. That choice exists when you go into the carrier shop. If that is important to you, then you should buy an Android phone. From our point of view, it would be like if I were an automobile manufacturer telling [a customer] not to put airbags and seat belts in the car. He would never think about doing this in today’s time. It’s just too risky to do that. And so it would not be an iPhone if it didn’t maximize security and privacy.”

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Android 12 Rolls Out For Oneplus 9 And 9 Pro

Android 12 Rolls Out For OnePlus 9 And 9 Pro

This is according to a report from XDA Developers in which they have discovered that OnePlus has started to roll out the OxygenOS 12 update based on Android 12 to users. According to the report, the update has the build number LE2115_11.C.36 for the OnePlus 9, and LE2125_11.C.36​ for the OnePlus 9 Pro, so keep an eye out for those if you own either handset.

OnePlus has also since officially acknowledged that they are rolling out the update in a post on their forums. “We are thrilled to announce we have successfully started the rollout of OxygenOS 12 based on Android 12 for the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro devices. This update has reached a few users already and will continue to roll out incrementally.”

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