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  • ‘Dying Light’ review: errands, Harran and the Zombie Apocalypse

    Dying Light, from developers Techland (Dead Island games) is the first major title to be released in 2015 and is a game that will appeal to a variety of gaming tastes. From fast-paced free-running sessions with added parkour to zombie massacres to vast exploration, it offers a well-rounded and adrenaline pumping style of game play. But when it comes down to narrative, Dying Light severely lacks both the element of immersion and a sense of realism. Story Time: Conspiracies, clichés and budget acting Welcome to the Turkish City of Harran. What once might have been a booming holiday destination has now...

  • LG’s upgraded Watch Urbane LTE boasts mystery OS, VoLTE calling

    We all knew that the LG G Watch R was one of the more beautiful smartwatches on the market, but hell, even LG had to out do itself with this one. The Watch Urbane debuted a few days ago and looked to be one massively stunning Apple Watch slayer, but new details have emerged of a new “LTE” version that makes this line even more attractive to techies and business executives alike. Read more: LG Watch Urbane smartwatch boasts sexy all-metal body, business-class chic Instead of climbing onto the Android Wear bandwagon again, LG has developed a proprietary OS for the...

  • Xbox Live Gold games for March includes ‘Rayman Legends’, ‘Tomb Raider’ and ‘BioShock Infinite’

    There are some seriously great games coming to Xbox Live Gold in March, including the likes of Tomb Raider, BioShock Infinite and Rayman Legends. Not a bad line-up at all if you ask us. For those who have Microsoft’s Xbox One console, you’ll be getting Rayman Legends but Xbox 360 users will be getting the latter two games, that could easily take up a weekend of ravishing couch play. Read more: BioShock Infinite review: the sky’s the limit While online subscriptions are the bane of the gamer’s existence, the Xbox Live Gold subscription definitely has its benefits when taking Games with Gold’s...

  • ‘Evolve’ review: a monstrous bite of entertainment

    Music and video games have a lot in common. Take drum and bass for example: a Benga-produced track might be different from a DJ Fresh record, but they both fall into the same genre, regardless of how different they may be. It’s the same with first-person shooters. Well, mostly. Yes, yes, I know. That’s like saying all cars are the same if they have four wheels and are painted red. It’s oversimplification, but Evolve does make one wonder if all FPSes have to be one dimensional. It challenges the mold, but largely remains within a comfortable set of confines. Evolve is...

  • 5 things Nintendo got right on the New Nintendo 3DS XL

    It’s an age old question and not just for Nintendo’s last and current generation handheld consoles: is the new really better than the old? Often manufacturers launch products that aren’t exactly revolutionary, or in many cases are actually a lot worse than the product they strive to improve. While Nintendo is something of a past master at crafting handheld consoles in ways that many companies attempt to replicate, the previous generation 3DS wasn’t exactly universally loved. So, with that said, we went in search of the real jewels in the New Nintendo 3DS XL‘s crown to see what the Kyoto company really...

  • BlackBerry 10.3.1 brings Assistant, Blend and Android app support [update]

    Update: The full device list that will receive the BlackBerry’s latest OS update has been outed, and includes the following devices: BlackBerry Passport, Z30, Z3, Z10, Q10, Q5, Porsche Design P9983 and P9982. Additionally, the BlackBerry Classic’s software has been updated to 10.3.1.1565. BlackBerry has pushed updates of its BlackBerry OS 10.3.1 on Thursday, giving users of the Z10, Q10 and Z30 a chance to upgrade to the latest software platform. The company’s newest phones, including the BlackBerry Classic and BlackBerry Passport already have the latest version installed, which allows users to access and install Android apps and a host of...

  • Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet leaks just days before MWC

    Is this why Sony has been so quiet on the mobile front this year? The company has been hard at work on an upgrade of the lauded Z3 series of smartphones and tablets (pictured above), and it seems as though the “Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet” has been spotted. Ironically, the tablet was leaked by Sony itself on the Sony Lounge app that comes pre-installed when purchasing an Xperia device. It was swiftly pulled, but not before an XperiaBlog tipster caught a screenshot. Read more: Sony Xperia Z3 Compact long-term review: sexy, submersible, sensational In terms of specs, it would seem that Sony has...

  • AMD outlines Carrizo’s new power efficiency tech, performance gains

    AMD‘s processing units usually don’t have the same respect for energy as other chip makers’ silicon, but the company wishes to change that when it launches the Carrizo APU line later this year. New technologies, processes and designs have emerged claiming to make the APU 40% more efficient over its previous iteration. APUs, or system-on-chips (SoC), house both graphics and logical processing units in one chip, and are thus more practical for use in smaller to ultraportable devices, including tablets and low-powered laptops. This area has largely been dominated by Intel in the past, but AMD is hoping that Carrizo...

  • Micromax Yu Yureka review: Cyanogen OS mid-ranger with terrific value

    The Yu Yureka, the first smartphone offering from Micromax’s new online-only brand attempts to take down the likes of Xiaomi, OnePlus, Lenovo, and Huawei. Yu’s focus is to provide maximum value to the buyers by offering great hardware at dirt-cheap price, fast software, and software support for longer than usual times. It offers the best hardware at its price, even beating Xiaomi, and that’s a great achievement considering the latter is one of the fastest growing brands on the planet. However, we’ve also come to know that there are a lot of things apart from the hardware specifications which can make or...

  • Sony SmartWatch 3 review: substance over style

    The smartwatch is still an infant technology that hasn’t yet decided what it wants to be when it grows up. Although there are a spate of Android Wear-based devices on the market, they’re all really the same thing in different outfits. This is a market where differentiation is more difficult than most, perhaps even more so than the tablet space. Generally I complain that tablets are boring, mundane technologies, but smartwatches come pretty damn close too. Sony’s SmartWatch 3 doesn’t exactly harbour an interesting name (hell, anything other than calling a smartwatch “SmartWatch” would’ve piqued my interested) or an interesting exterior,...

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