Fully Charged: Futurama getting a mobile game, and screen blamed for Watch Urbane 2nd recall

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LG blames screen for watch cancellation

LG Watch Urbane 2nd LTE

Just before the weekend, LG confirmed that it was pulling the Watch Urbane 2nd LTE off of store shelves a week after release due to an unspecified issue. And now we have some insight on why: it was a problem with the new P-OLED display, which would've been the highest-resolution screen on an Android Wear watch to date.

"During aggressive testing over thousands of hours under severe conditions, it was revealed that this component failed to meet LG’s quality standards and could potentially impact our image quality over the life of the device," the company said in a statement to Telegraph.

How that issue wasn't caught before the Watch Urbane 2nd LTE was mass produced, shipped to stores, and ended up on the wrists of early adopters remains unknown. Also unknown: whether LG will reconfigure the device and try to release it again, or simply take away a lesson from this misfire and push forward with its next models.

[Source: Telegraph]

Futurama getting mobile game

Futurama: Game of Drones

Matt Groening's Futurama finally ended its TV run in 2013 - after returning from a cancellation-forced five-year hiatus - but the great animated series from creator of The Simpsons will live on in another form: as a mobile game.

Developer Wooga has teamed with Fox Digital Entertainment to create Futurama: Game of Drones, a game in which you'll manage delivery drones and solve puzzles - so, free-to-play surely. No word yet on when to expect its release, but it'll be written by Dave Grossman (Secret of Monkey Island), Jonathon Myers (Game of Thrones: Ascent), and Futurama TV writer Patric M. Verrone.

[Source: Wooga]

Rock Band 4 gets Van Halen six-pack

Van Halen's "Panama" appears on the core Rock Band 4 soundtrack, and it's the legendary rock band's first track in the franchise - but it's definitely not the last. Today, a six-pack of songs will be released for the game as a premium add-on pack, although they won't reach the PS4 in Europe until this Thursday, 26 November.

You'll get "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love," "And the Cradle Will Rock...," "Dance the Night Away," "Hot for Teacher," "Runnin' with the Devil," and "Unchained" in the pack, or you can purchase songs separately.

[Source: Polygon]

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