Tag Archive: Tale


Hand tracking breaths new life into The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets

The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets debuted near the end of 2019 on the Oculus Quest and PC VR platforms. The diorama-scale virtual worlds found in the game present a perfect way for players of all ages to appreciate the magic that VR brings. It truly feels like these miniature worlds are floating right in front of you, and their designs compel players to look around every corner and in every nook and cranny to find all  [Read More…]

The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets gains hand tracking on Oculus Quest

Now your actual hands will appear in the game!

What you need to know The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets is now the first commercial game on the Oculus Store with hand-tracking support. You’ll no longer need controllers to play the game on the Oculus Quest once the update launches later this month. Curious Tale is already one of the most accessible VR games on the market since it includes automatic height adjustment and content tailored  [Read More…]

The tale of two keyboards: Which Pixel C typing cover is for you?

Do you need a $ 149 keyboard for this shiny new tablet? Maybe.

The new Pixel C has a couple of keyboard covers available for it. Both are $ 149, and both are currently the only official way to protect the display of the tablet. The good news is that both are pretty capable — and technologically interesting — keyboards. The question is whether you really need one to make the most of the Pixel C as  [Read More…]

Delays and abandonment threaten Motorola’s comeback tale

A good many of Motorola’s more recent phones — the Moto E and carrier versions of the 2014 Moto X — won’t get Android 6.0 Marshmallow, erasing months of goodwill from its loyal fans.

If there ever was a Cinderella story of the mobile industry, Motorola would be it. OK, maybe it hasn’t quite slipped into the glass slipper, dispatched with the evil step-family and married the prince just yet. But it has — with the beloved Moto X, uber-popular  [Read More…]

Catch our interview with Bard’s Tale creator Brian Fargo live!

Some games stick with you long after you’ve played, and in some cases find their way back into your game catalog to be played again and again. Role-playing games seem especially prone to this phenomenon for some, and if you’ve been playing these games for any significant length of time you’ve likely lost a weekend or three to The Bard’s Tale. The folks at inXile Entertainment have recently completed a successful Kickstarter campaign to bring The Bard’s  [Read More…]

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons confirmed for Android this summer

Publisher 505 Games has confirmed Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons will hit Android this summer, as well as other mobile platforms and video game consoles.

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons has been confirmed for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and mobile devices. The new release will feature director commentary, soundtracks and a concept art gallery, offering new ways to enjoy the lore and overall design of the title.

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From the Editor’s Desk: A tale of two cities

What happens when an embattled, smartphone-based car service lands in sleepy Pensacola?

It’s been an interesting week in my hometown. In the same week in which Pensacola (somehow) continued to have debate over whether the offensive Confederate battle flag should be flown anywhere — and this has been an issue here since before I was born — we saw our first uberX cars hit the streets.

If that doesn’t invoke a certain sense of schizophrenia, I don’t know  [Read More…]

We went to the Tales from the Borderlands premiere and lived to Tell the Tale

Tales from the Borderlands is a brand-new episodic adventure game set within the Borderlands universe. A collaboration between Telltale Games and Gearbox Software, Tales is the most story-driven Borderlands game yet. Players can grab the episodes individually as they are released, or opt for a season pass to get all five episodes for a little cheaper. The first episode is already available on Xbox One, Playstation 3 and 4, and PC and Mac, with the Xbox  [Read More…]

Motorola’s latest Spotlight story is a beautiful tale

If you’ve got a Moto X, take a few minutes this morning and enjoy the latest Spotlight Story. Dubbed “Duet,” it’s a fun little take that starts out with a couple bare baby butts and follows the crazy kids through adolescence and into adulthood in just a couple minutes, all in that interactive style we’ve come to enjoy.

And it basically hits this father of two right where it was intended. If you’ve got kids, make  [Read More…]

Android Kids App: Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin now available

The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin

From the same developer who brought us the excellent Android version of Beatrix Potter’s “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” comes another Potter classic: “The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin.” Just like with “Peter Rabbit,” you can read the book yourself, or have the app read to you. The images are all interactive, and your child can tap each word to read along.

“The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin” is available in  [Read More…]