Fallout 4 Guaranteed DLC Updates Coming This Year

E3 2016 is finally here and boy, there are a lot of really good announcements already. Now, we are going to focus on Bethesda studios in this article, mainly about the direction of Fallout 4 and what’s in store for the game.

Fallout 4 is a post-apocalyptic, open-world adventure game where you play as a survivor. Your mission is to build settlements and recruit survivors to join your cause.

Now, Bethesda has already released a couple of DLC updates in the past and they’re continually releasing small patches that fix some of the most annoying bugs.

I am really happy that they are committed to giving a solid gaming experience for the fans. But, fans of the game clamor for more content. It seems that most fans do not want to stop playing the game because of its fun nature.

Well, I am glad to report that Bethesda Studios will be releasing DLC updates in the coming months.

Actually, there will be a DLC update to be released next week called the “Contraptions” DLC. This DLC update will have a big emphasis on settlement building as the new DLC update will give you new tools and materials you can use to build your settlements.

Another DLC update called “Vault-Tec”, players will have a chance to build their very own Fallout shelter. Remember at the start of the game where you came out of a shelter? You will have a chance to build your own once the DLC hits.

The Vault-Tec update will be a fun update because you will act as a supervisor while other NPCs will build your dream shelter. The update will be released sometime in July.

And the third DLC update that will be released this year is the “Nuka World”. This DLC update is a little bit ambiguous as there is really no context behind the update (yet). It still remains to be seen what this update will bring but there is a little hint on the trailer that Bethesda studios has shown.

Apparently, there is a Nuka Cola-themed amusement park in the trailer and it probably hints a new plot in the game. Still, that remains to be seen in future updates.

Apart from the DLC updates, Bethesda Studios will be bringing more PC mods to its game console counterparts.

Early this year, Bethesda has been quick to port some popular mods from their PC version and porting it to their Xbox One and Playstation 4 game console counterparts.

Bethesda said that most of the ports will be available on the Xbox One version first and the Playstation 4 afterward.

I think that Bethesda Studios is very happy with Fallout 4. Since its inception on the market, a lot of people are happy playing the game. And, with the inclusion of mods and DLCs, the gameplay experience is continually becoming positive.

So to recap, the Contraptions DLC will be released next week; the Vault-Tec update will be released sometime in July, and the Nuka World will be released later this year.

July 2, 2016 | Category: Games

iPhone SE

Everybody knows Apple. Apple is a mobile phone giant thanks to their flagship iPhone lineups. The iPhone started as a 4-inch mobile phone that has a lot of bells and whistles that truly put the touchscreen mobile phones on the consumer map.

The original CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs, wanted a phone that is not more than 4.7-inches because he finds that anything more than that is just absurd. I mean, most people want to operate a phone with just one hand because we live in a world where multitasking is a thing.

Then, when Tim Cook took on the helm, he decided to go bigger on the screen because people are now looking at mobile phones as a media consumption device.

Then, the mobile phone company started to release a lot of 5-6 inch phones to cater for that consumer market.

But, in this article, we are going to talk about a phone from the mobile phone company that pays homage to its roots. We are going to talk about a phone that has a 4-inch form factor. And no, we are not going to talk about an old model, we are going to talk about a new one.

The iPhone SE sports a 4-inch form factor that pays respect to the older generation iPhones. Steve Jobs was right that more than 5-inch phones are a bit absurd. I still want to operate my phone with one hand and anything more than what he mentioned was a bit absurd, to be honest.

That is why the company paid respect to Steve Jobs’ decision and they’ve actually created a new phone having a small form but boasting of impressive specs.

The design of the iPhone SE is quite similar to the iPhone 6, only it has a smaller form factor. I love the fact that the design is sleek and elegant and it still truly embodies the Apple way of creating mobile phones.

It’s got a 4.87-inch LED display with a resolution of 1136×640 and a pixel density of 326ppi. It also comes with the patented Apple’s retina display for truly stunning and crisp images.

The iPhone SE also packs a lot of performance. It comes with the 64-bit A9 chip that is also found on the iPhone 6S, so you are assured that this phone is no slouch despite its smaller form. It is also embedded with the M9 motion coprocessor that acts as a sensor for health apps that track your steps, for example.

The camera of the iPhone SE has also been upgraded. It comes with a 12-megapixel rear camera with some new technologies such as the Focus Pixels technology, true tone flash, Auto HDR, Improved Noise reduction, and so much more.

Although iPhones do not have a flash camera hardware, they have won the hearts of many because of the technologies built-in the operating system.

The iPhone SE also supports 4G LTE services which is a good thing. To make sure that you get consistent and reliable 4G LTE signals, get a mobile phone signal booster and install it either in your home or vehicle.

The iPhone SE is a promising phone and it pays homage to Apple’s roots. It’s got a very good processor, a great camera, all in a small package. I guess small is indeed mighty with the iPhone SE.

April 16, 2016 | Category: apple

How to Install an SNES Emulator in Nintendo 3DS

The Nintendo 3DS console has now become more flexible than ever before. This is because of the advent of R4 3DS cards. R4 3DS cards give added functionalities to the portable handheld gaming console such as the ability to watch movies, read pdf files, and install emulators to play other game consoles directly on the 3DS.

In today’s article, I am going to teach you how to install a Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) emulator in your Nintendo 3DS console. Do note that in order for you to do so, you need to have an R4 3DS card.

Now, you can opt for the premium R4 3DS cards such as the Sky3DS or Gateway 3DS, but you can also choose to buy the cheaper ones such as the R4i SDHC, for example.

So, what do you need to do in order to play SNES games on your Nintendo 3DS? Here are the steps:

  1. Buy an R4 3DS Card- This is the most important step of all. You need to get a suitable R4 3DS card for this to work. Without an R4 3DS card, you cannot play any homebrew applications on your Nintendo 3DS. As mentioned before, you can opt for the R4i SDHC as it is much cheaper than the premium R4 3DS cards.
  2. Download the Emulator- The next thing you should do is download the Nintendo 3DS SNES emulator. It can be found on various websites over the internet. Make sure to download the latest version of the SNES emulator to ensure 100% compatibility.
  3. Download ROMS- ROMs are actually the digital copies of the games. In this case, you want to download your favorite SNES games. They are plentiful out there and most of them are downloadable absolutely free.
  4. Copy Files to the microSD card- After downloading the above-mentioned files, extract them on your desktop. Afterward, create a folder named SNES on the root folder of your microSD card. Inside the SNES folder, create two new subfolders and name it ROMS and SAVES. Put all of your downloaded ROMS on the ROMS folder. Also, transfer the emulator files and place it in the root folder of your microSD card (and not inside the SNES folder you’ve created).
  5. Turn on your Nintendo 3DS- After copying the necessary files on your microSD card, plug the microSD card directly into the R4 3DS card and plug the R4 3DS card into your Nintendo 3DS console. In the main menu of your R4 3DS card, you should see the SNES emulator there. Fire it up and you’re ready to go!

That is pretty much all you need to do! All of your saved games will automatically be put in the SAVES folder you’ve created. It is important that all of the folder’s names (SNES, ROMS, and SAVES) must have all capital letters to avoid any problems.

There you have it, now enjoy playing SNES games right on your Nintendo 3DS console thanks to the R4 3DS card.

February 12, 2016 | Category: Nintendo

Arlen Ness Paintable Motorcycle Fairing

Motorcycle fairings come in either a single piece fairing or a motorcycle fairings kit. Today, we are going to take a look at a simple motorcycle fairing in the form of the Arlen Ness Paintable Motorcycle Fairing.

Motorcycle fairings from the Arlen Ness brand are quite simple, but they do provide one of the most classic looks among all other motorcycle fairings. The main feature of this motorcycle fairing is that it is highly paintable.

What do I mean by this? It means that this motorcycle fairing is meant to be painted. It does come in black naturally, but since the motorcycle fairing is highly customizable, painting it with another color or putting some pretty cool decals with not be a problem at all.

In terms of protection, the Arlen Ness Paintable motorcycle fairing is a quarter fairing which you can mount at the front end of your motorcycle. It does a pretty good job protecting you from the elements, most especially when you are riding your motorcycle at top speeds.

The Arlen Ness Paintable Motorcycle fairing is created with ABS Plastic, a common material found in most motorcycle fairings these days because it is inexpensive, but very durable. The Windshield, on the other hand, is made of Plexiglass.

When you buy the Arlen Ness Paintable motorcycle fairing, you will get all the necessary bolt-on kits you need in order to install this motorcycle fairing. Most other motorcycle fairings do not include these. It is nice to know that the manufacturer included it because it is indeed a welcome addition.

This motorcycle fairing can fit the Sportster 1200 Nightster XL1200N: 2007–2012. As previously mentioned, the Arlen Ness Paintable Motorcycle fairing is one of the simplest motorcycle fairings to look at.

If you are the type of person who just wants to add a simple aesthetic to your Sportster, then this is the motorcycle fairing to get. Heck, this is even good for people who want to paint and put as many decals on their motorcycle as possible, as this motorcycle fairing is highly customizable. According to the manufacturer, it is meant to be painted on.

With all of that being said, let’s take a look at some of the customer reviews:

Nick: “The Arlen Ness motorcycle fairing is quite easy to install. I did it myself and I am not even a mechanic. There are easy to follow instructions, but some of them are a bit misleading. It said that you need to take off the gas tank, but that is not necessary at all. I just love the fact that they included all of the mounting hardware needed to install this motorcycle fairing.”

Justin: “I own a sportster XL and I found this motorcycle fairing. I love the fact that I can paint any color I want and it really feels sturdy. As far as installation goes, it comes with all the bolts that I need and it is pretty easy as well.”

The Arlen Ness Paintable Motorcycle fairing is a simple and durable motorcycle fairing and it retails at $297.

January 4, 2016 | Category: fairing

A Guide to Motorcycle Fairings

Are you familiar with motorcycle fairings? These are actually the shells that are being placed over the frame of certain motorcycle models – like those racing bikes and sports bikes – in order to reduce air drag. Another reason why drivers would want to put fairings on their motorcycles is to protect themselves from airborne hazards of even from wind-induced hypothermia. Most of the time, a motorcycle fairing comes with a windshield.

Types of Motorcycle Fairings

There are basically two types of motorcycle fairings: one for the front and one for the back. Front fairings come in many different shapes and sizes and can be any one of the following:

  • Dustbin Fairing

motorcycle-fairingsOtherwise known as the torpedo fairing, this basically looks like the nose of an aircraft and is streamlined to cover the front half of the motorcycle. While it did reduce the drag dramatically, it was banned by the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) in 1958 because they believed that the wind pressure at the front made things highly unstable.

  • Dolphin Fairing

This type of fairing looked pretty much like a dolphin’s snout when viewed from the side. The design was further developed in the later years after the dustbin design was banned.

  • Full Fairing

This design covers both upper and lower areas of the motorcycle. Full fairings in race or sports bikes are often used to reduce aerodynamic drag and the windshield is not really used as it should be. They do help in protecting the driver from the worst cases and even the engine, as the fairings are the ones that hit the road when the bike slides, instead of the engine or the chassis.

  • Half Fairing

Half fairings have a windshield and extend until the lower portion of the handlebars. The cylinder box is most often covered but, most of the time, the crank case or gear box is not. It is possible to extend a half fairing to a full one through aftermarket kits. Because of the popularity, most manufacturers produce their own full fairing conversion kits instead.

  • Quarter Fairing

This type has a windscreen and a very minimal fairing around the headlamp. The quarter fairing is otherwise known as the bikini fairing or the café fairing.

  • Belly Pan

Quarter and half fairings can be added with a belly pan to help divert the air flow away from the engine thus reducing lift. They are also used for aesthetic purposes.

Rear or tail fairings are also available and are placed behind the seat and the rider. They are mostly used to extend the bottom and sides of the saddle.

October 29, 2015 | Category: fairing

Various Motorcycle Fairings Styles

If you are unaware of what a motorcycle fairing is, it is the extra shell that is placed either on the sides and front of the motorcycle, or else just the front. They are usually of lightweight construction, utilizing fiberglass or other similar materials. They can provide a windscreen above the handlebars to assist with keeping water and other debris from coming into contact with visor of the rider’s helmet, aiding visibility in the process. In this article we will take a closer look at some of the uses for motorcycle fairings, as well as some of the different variations.

Uses for Motorcycle Fairings

Originally fairings were designed to increase the overall size of the front part of the bike, reducing drag and aiding visibility, however, recently fairings have transformed into many different variations, and it is not uncommon to see motorbikes fitted with full fairings. The type of fairing fitted to a bike will have an effect on the handling, steering and aerodynamics of the machine.

Aiding with Fuel Consumption

motorcycle-fairing-full-300x263Another advantage of fitting a fairing to your motorcycle is that it can help with reducing the amount of fuel that you use by improving the flow of air around the bike.

 If you do not have a fairing fitted to your motorcycle then you could be reducing the performance of the machine, as well as increasing the amount of fuel that you use.

Aftermarket Fairings

If you are looking to replace your bike’s existing fairings then aftermarket fairings are a popular choice, and they can save you a lot of money when you need to replace an old or damaged fairing. As well as being a lot cheaper, aftermarket fairings also come pre-painted, pre-drilled and with all the graphics already added, plus they will come ready to be attached to your bike.

Variants of Motorcycle Fairings

Motorcycle fairings come in a number of different sizes and styles, and the most popular include quarter, half and full fairings. There are also a number of others such as cockpit fairings, and these merely cover the front light as well as providing a low windscreen for protection and to improve aerodynamics. For the uninitiated, half fairings are easily upgradable to full fairings, and this can be something that can be done if the bike owners so wishes, however, a lot of people opt for full fairings.

December 29, 2013 | Category: fairing