Following today’s announcement of Maison Martin Margiela’s Galaxy Replica Sneaker, the longstanding couture label unveils the Black Patent Reflective Mock-Brogue Sneaker from its 2013 fall/winter collection. These Italian-made low-tops feature a shiny black patent leather upper with serrated edges and brogue perforations at its rounded toe. The reflective top further offers a padded tongue, silver details, tonal stitching and a beige crepe rubber sole with textured walls. Grab a pair now at SSENSE for $535 USD.
Getting a jump-start on this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, Microsoft finally revealed concrete launch info for its highly-anticipated Xbox One console. Fans can expect the Xbox One to launch across the globe on November 30, 2013 at a single price-point of $499.99 USD for a special “Day One Edition” of the console; by comparison, the Xbox 360 launched in November of 2005 for $300 or $400 USD (depending on the inclusion of the original’s external hard drive). The $499.99 USD “Day One Edition” includes Kinect alongside a special edition controller, premium packaging, a custom decal, and a code to unlock a “Day One” achievement via Xbox Live. For a full breakdown of the consoles features, be sure to check out our in-depth look at the upcoming release. The Xbox One can be pre-ordered online now via Amazon.
People scoffed slightly when first hearing of Apple‘s MacBook Air back in 2008, as the technology giant debuted a computer with no CD/DVD drive, nor much capability for memory – amenities we’ve come to expect from laptops these days. At this present point in the chronicle of the Macbook Air, the design sits triumphantly at the top. CD’s and DVD’s inch toward obscurity in a memory-driven technological landscape, and peripheral devices tend to take over the rest.
Apple continues to push the Macbook Air with increasing degrees of success, with the most recent version being unveiled at WWDC just recently. The new design finds the Air upgraded with fourth-generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, 802.11ac WiFi connectivity with expanded range, 8GB of blitzing 1600MHz LPDDR3 memory. Alongside 12 hours of battery stamina and a minimum 128GB of flash-based storage, these features make the MacBook Air a powerful, undeniable player in the laptop game. With a starting price of $999 USD though, they also make it an affordable one. Look for the 2013 MacBook Air on Apple’s web site now.
Sony‘s much anticipated follow-up to the PlayStation 3, the PlayStation 4, has finally been unveiled at the company’s E3 Expo presentation. A departure from previous generations, the new PS4 sports a boxy, straight-edged design that, interestingly enough, looks similar to the recently unveiled Xbox One. Pushing media integration and app services to the forefront, the PlayStation 4 will come will be able to access Sony’s vast library of music, movie and television titles. The PlayStation 4 will also feature several exclusive titles including Killzone: Shadow Fall and inFamous: Second Son. Stay tuned for more news on the Sony PlayStation 4.
The epic trilogy from Christopher Nolan may have seen its end last summer, but Batman fans will soon be able to return to the Caped Crusader’s Gotham City with the latest installment in the award-winning Arkham series. Entitled Batman: Arkham Origins and taking place years prior to the events of 2009′s Batman: Arkham Asylum, the prequel focuses on Bruce Wayne’s early years as Batman and will include clashes with a number of iconic villains from the DC universe – all of whom have been hired by crime boss Black Mask to knock off the Dark Knight. Developed by Warner Bros. Montreal in place of series stalwart Rocksteady, Batman: Arkham Origins is due out for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, and PC on October 25. Hit link below to watch trailer http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zWorwYmCuX4&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DzWorwYmCuX4%26feature%3Dplayer_embedded
The rumors have been proven to be true, J. Cole will be moving up his album release date on June 18. The North Carolina emcee credits Kanye West as the reason why he decided to move up his release date.
“Kanye West is one of the greatest artists of our generation, which is exactly why I’m moving up my release date. Born Sinner June 18.”
Kanye West is set to release his new album Yeezus on June 18.
Let the friendly competition ensue
Not content to let Microsoft have all the attention, Sony has released a blurry teaser for its Playstation 4 just one day ahead of its rival’s big Xbox reveal. There are a lot if close ups and difficult-to-decipher geometry, but the intent here is clear – Sony is going to show us what the PS4 actually looks like. The company got some flack for holding its big reveal in February without actually revealing the console, and now it’s saying that its ready to do right.
Sony also recently teased a reveal for a likely Playstation 4 game called Panopticon, interestingly scheduled as the same day release for the Microsoft’s event. As John Gaudiosi and Paul Tassi have recently been debating, eyeballs are crucial are crucial at this stage in the next console race. It’s still ver early in the game, but both of these consoles are going to need to build considerable buzz going into fall, and they have only each other to compete with. You can see this horse race play out in the timing of these announcements. Mindshare is the only currency in the console war right now – while Sony jumped out ahead revealing its console first, Microsoft now has a big opportunity to answer some of the questions left dangling by the PS4.
This console race is a high-stakes game. We have only two players (sorry, Nintendo , but I think that’s true in this context), both releasing big consoles at the same time, both competing for the same worldwide attention for reveals, and, probably, both playing a similar stable of third-party games. Microsoft is fighting to become the dominant force in living room entertainment, but Sony may be fighting
(Information retrieved from http://www.forbes.com)