In 2014, AKG introduced us to the Y50 on-ear headphones. They were so good they won a Product of the Year gong. That’s the highest praise we can give any product. Now we have the AKG Y50BT, in which ‘BT’ stands for Bluetooth.
Friday, 2 October 2015
If there ever was a perfect MOBA ambassador for consoles then it was always going to be Smite. For better or worse, the game sticks out amongst its MOBA peers by its one defining trait: its third-person perspective. While games such as League Of Legends and Heroes Of The Storm will never be able to be ported across to consoles thanks to their mandatory keyboard and mouse control scheme, Smite was practically born for dual analogue.
Women’s football is FIFA 16’s marquee new feature; an addition that realistically should have come a lot sooner – but let’s stick with the positives. It’s here. It’s featured. It’s not half-baked. But it is relegated to the bottom right of the menu, you’ve only got two modes to play (single matches or tournaments) and team selection is national sides only. Somewhat fittingly, women’s football is similar to how men’s football was featured in the original FIFA International Soccer back in 1993. Ah well, baby steps.
Despite the power of consoles and their ever-increasing reach, why does the humble PC remain the frontline for innovation in gaming?
You might have already heard the news: PC gaming is dead. Consoles, Facebook, tablets and phones – that’s supposedly where interactive entertainment’s future exclusively resides. Apparently, we’re told, consumers value ease of consumption over all else and the PC simply doesn’t stack up. After all, it’s more difficult to find enough space, set up your system, find your gaming mouse, download, install and start playing your game than it is to visit the App Store and, within seconds, start playing the latest Candy Clone.
We find out the TRUTH about the biggest game of the year and reflecton what has made the series such a success
Much like the series as a whole, Fallout 4 is a game that straddles the past and future, which may go some way to explain the mixed reaction it seems to be getting from some quarters. It’s a game that’s bridging the gap between one of the experiences of the last generation, and a new era of hardware that has yet to fully establish its identity. And it is somewhat ironic that a series that has always warned of the repetitious nature of history when it says ‘War, war never changes’, should find itself once again having to convince fans that it has what it takes to deliver the Fallout experience the hardcore expect.