I'm not quite sure how I feel about the look of Final Fantasy V on iOS. I mean, original character designer Kazuko Shibuya returned to polish up her original designs and make everything all pretty for the game's mobile debut, so in a way this is true to her vision. On the other hand, it looks like the entire game was squeezed through an emulator filter. Hmm. I guess I'll just have to get used to it. Besides, I'll be too busy bitching about the price to worry about the visuals. Final Fantasy V is available right now on the New Zealand iTunes for $19.99, the same price as the previous installment, which is $15.99 on North American iOS (though it's on sale until the end of the day for under $11). It's still a fair price, I suppose. We're getting the original game plus the extra dungeon and four extra job classes from the 2006 Game Boy Advance release, and it's a universal app, so we don't have to buy it twice to play on the iPhone and iPad. And hey, Square Enix spent a lot of money to … [Read more...] about Comes to iOS Tomorrow, and It Looks… Like This.
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The DeltaWing is one of the most radical and innovative race cars to hit the track in decades. But why can't we have a version for the street as well? DeltaWing chairman and racing mogul Don Panoz says we can, and it might just look like this. DeltaWing Technologies, the company behind the racing car that is no longer partnered with Nissan, this morning unveiled a concept design that shows what a street-legal, four-passenger DeltaWing could look like. It keeps the race car's ultra-aerodynamic shape and space efficient packaging, and they say that when combined with the right lightweight materials, it "can deliver any given performance level with significantly reduced fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions." The DeltaWing idea is based on four ideas: reduced weight, increased powertrain efficiency, decreased energy consumption, and improved aerodynamics. They say the street car will do all of these things, and their current targets are zero to 60 mph in six seconds, a 130 mph … [Read more...] about If You Want 70 MPG, Your Next Car May Have To Look Like This
Honda dropped a major bomb on the world by announcing that finally, finally, America will get the Civic Type-R. But we won’t get the neat hatchback the Europeans get — we’re getting our own version based on the new global Civic. If it looked like this, would you go for it? This rendering comes to us from the folks at CivicX.com via the digital artists at Wild Speed. It takes the Civic concept from the New York Auto Show — already a pretty good-looking coupe — and makes it even wilder, putting it in proper Championship White coloring with red accents. The aero kit is super-aggressive, as are the wheels, and the light bars around the wing echo the Civic Type-R hatchback concept. Those lights didn’t make it to the production car, but it would be sick to see them for real. There’s no word yet on any of the stats for the upcoming American Type-R, but we expect it will keep the recently-unveiled Euro car’s 2.0-liter turbo VTEC four with at … [Read more...] about Would You Buy America’s Civic Type-R Coupe If It Looked Like This?
Electric autonomous vehicle start-up (cripe that’s a mouthful) Faraday Future hasn’t had the kind of start to 2017 that it probably expected after debuting its flagship vehicle, the FF 91, at this year’s CES conference. It’s been... rough. But we’ve caught FF 91 prototypes moseying about town in recent weeks, and the start-up showed off a new one with a slick matte black finish at Mother’s Car Corral that took place at the Toyota Grand Prix Of Long Beach last weekend, according to Electrek. It looks sharp. FF should make the car look like this. The FF 91's not a bad looking car, but from the get-go it’s had this weird, sort-of all-too futuristic vibe to it. The retractable LiDAR sensor on the vehicle’s hood makes for a fun idea, I suppose, but it comes across as... clunky, even gimmicky. That’s why, after Electrek’s Fred Lambert pointed out this new beta earlier today, I think FF should bring the FF 91 to production with … [Read more...] about Faraday Future Should Make The FF 91 Look Like This
Low-power versions of Intel's latest and greatest "Sandy Bridge" processors are populating the chipmaker's database, giving a pretty clear view of the chips small MacBooks will use in the future. Small, in this case, could be anything from a future 13-inch MacBook Pro (currently 4.5 pounds, 0.95 inches thick) to an updated MacBook Air (currently no more than 2.9 pounds and 0.11 to 0.68 inches thick)--the latter expected in the summer timeframe. The "launch date" for the low-power chips highlighted in the graphic below is listed in Intel's database as "02/20/2011." It bears repeating that Sandy Bridge combines the graphics function (previously a separate slice of silicon) with the main processor--a first for Intel in its Core series of products. So, a power-efficient Sandy Bridge processor rated at 17 watts is comparable to older, less-integrated Core 2 Duo 10-watt chips. Which leads to a sore point for some prospective 2010 MacBook Air buyers (or current users). The 11.6-inch … [Read more...] about Future MacBook chips will look like this