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Middle-earth: Shadow of War PC Review - Bigger and Better in Every Way

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 18:14:00 +0000

Middle-earth: Shadow of War is a game that should be doomed to fail, especially since it plays very loose with the Tolkien canon and it has loot boxes. Still, it works, and it’s rewarding to players in ways that didn’t seem possible. Killing Orcs shouldn’t be all that difficult if we use the movies we've seen so far and the books themselves as a standard. The Orcs are many, but they are terrifyingly stupid and useless, but they compensate with numbers and generally scary looks. Someone, somewhere, figured out that killing Orcs is also fun, especially if you do it in high enough quantities. We don’t know who came up with the idea, but it seems to follow the same recipe as the Batman series, also from Warner Bros. The first game was constrained to a smaller area, just like Arkham Asylum, and the now Shadow of War is just like Arkham Origins or Arkham Knight. The fighting system is also eerie similar, but that’s...



Call of Duty: WWII PC Review - Probably One of the Best Call of Duty Games

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:34:00 +0000

Call of Duty: WWII marks the return of the franchise to its origins, and it turns out that's probably the best decision Activision and Sledgehammer Games could have made. There was a time when people were just itching to play yet another WW2 game, and everything was just fine. In fact, I’m sure that not too many people will remember that the reason we are now playing Call of Duty is because of a "lesser-known" game called Medal of Honor: Allied Assault. To be fair, Medal of Honor: Allied Assault wasn’t the first one in the series, but it was the first big hit in the franchise. The memorable D-Day debarking mission on the beaches of Normandy gave us chills as it was very similar with what we already saw in Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan and because it was a collaboration with the famous director. Unfortunately for the series, Electronic Arts made some really bad moves towards the Medal of Honor developers, 2015 Inc, and tried to buy them. A few devs, including so...



Samsung Gear Sport Review - Red Herring

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:31:00 +0000

Apple launched the Apple Watch Series 3 earlier this year with LTE support and only some other subtle improvements, so it’s now Samsung’s turn to refresh its wearable lineup with a new model. After the Gear S3, which was received with much enthusiasm by customers across the world, Samsung took the wraps off the so-called Gear Sport, a device that doesn’t give up on the watch look, but whose name suggests a somewhat increased focus on activity tracking. At first glance, the Gear Sport seems more of a successor of the Gear S2, though by putting it in the sports category, Samsung doesn’t seem to be interested in marketing the device as such. Instead, the Gear Sport appears to be positioned somewhere in between the



Assassin's Creed Origins Review (PS4) – A New Beginning for an Antiquated Series

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 05:20:00 +0000

Ubisoft announced two years ago that the Assassin's Creed franchise is going to take a sabbatical, so fans of the series won't be playing another game until 2017. While the wait might have been painful for die hard fans, Ubisoft was in a much worse position since it couldn't benefit from the profits a new Assassin's Creed game usually brings each year. Now that the game is out, we'll try to answer some of the major questions that most of you surely have, like whether or not it was worth the wait and what exactly the new title sub-dubbed “Origins” means for the series. From the first few hours of gameplay it's pretty clear that Assassin's Creed Origins is supposed to breath new life into the franchise, as Ubisoft is trying to go where it hasn't been before with series – the RPG land. Trying to turn a full action-adventure game into an action RPG melange might seem easy from the outside, but in reality it's no small feat as proven by Ubisoft. Assassin's Creed: Orig...



Apple Watch Series 3 Review - Garden-Variety Facelift

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 10:00:00 +0000

While the iPhone X was clearly the big star of the show at Apple’s September 12 event this year, the Apple Watch Series 3 was one of the devices that received lots of praises during the conference, especially because it comes with a feature that the parent company claims everybody has been waiting for. At first glance, the Apple Watch Series 3 looks similar to the Apple Watch Series 2, which looks similar to the Apple Watch Series 1, which looks similar to the original Apple Watch. In other words, the third-generation Apple Watch looks 99 percent the same as the original model, with Apple sticking with the same design (and nearly the same dimensions) for a very simple reason: the firm wants the bands that you already own to fit any other model, as some customers have made it a hobby to purchase as many straps as possible and collect them. Some people collect coins, others collect Apple Watch bands. At closer inspection, the Apple Watch Series 3 does have some ph...



Forza Motorsport 7 Review - Everything You Could Possible Want in a Racing Game

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:25:00 +0000

Forza Motorsport 7 is a beast, and it would be difficult for anyone not to admit that it’s an impressive technical achievement and that it’s one of the most comprehensive racing games ever made. Racing games have been around forever, and it’s the one thing that really brings all kinds of gamers together. Not everyone likes first-person shooters, RPGs, or sports sims, but when it comes to racing, it’s difficult to find someone that doesn’t enjoy it or has at least tried it. The fact that so many people play racing games is the reason why this type of titles have the most critics and fans. It’s also a divisive genre, with some people valuing realism over fun, and vice versa. The trouble with racing is that we’re probably never going to get a racing game that’s both fun and easy to drive, and realistic at the same time. The truth is that driving a car at high speeds is not easy under the best conditions, let along on a racing circuit with other vehicles around doing ...



Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro Review - Beating Chronic Laziness

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 17:01:01 +0000

The wearable biz has grown at a super-fast pace in the last couple of years, and Samsung has been trying to be one of the top players here from the very beginning. This year, the South Korean firm released updates to all of its devices, and in addition to the Gear S3, which is one of the most advanced smartwatches to date, it also took the wraps off another fitness band that’s specifically focused on activity tracking. As compared to the Gear S3, which tries to mix the best of two worlds, smartwatches and activity trackers, the Gear Fit2 Pro does the same thing but with an obvious fondness for training and exercises. A successor to the Gear Fit2, which it actually replaces in Samsung’s line of wearables, the Fit2 Pro is an upgraded model that doesn’t necessarily look entirely different but comes with some welcome improvements that are mostly aimed at its activity tracking side. The Gear Fit2 Pro is available for $199 and comes in two colors that are more or less ...



Garmin fenix 5S Review - El Presidente

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 13:01:00 +0000

Garmin is historically a company that’s been all about fitness and activity tracking, so when buying one of its devices, you pretty much know what to expect. The recently-released fenix 5 series makes absolutely no exception to the rule and puts the focus entirely on fitness, but without forgetting features that are important to buyers today, including smartwatch capabilities when connected to a smartphone. This is something that the majority of wearable manufacturers tried to obtain, though it’s been proved that mixing smartwatch and activity tracking features isn’t always the easiest thing to do. In most of the cases, devices end up making a smaller or bigger compromise, lacking functionality exactly in those places where users expect the least. The Garmin fenix 5, however, has been clearly designed with activity tracking in mind, and to better tackle the needs of customers, the company designed three different models with a little something for everyone. [GALL...



iPhone 8 Plus Review — Bionic Monotonic

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 18:18:00 +0000

It’s that time of the year again, when the new iPhone comes out. Except this year we get two new iPhones. Well, sort of: while the iPhone 8 has already made its way to the hands of eager customers around the world, the iPhone X (which Apple wants all of us uncultured savages to pronounce “ten” not “x”) is working its way through delays and inevitable supply shortages. Read on to see what the iPhone 7s 8 is all about. Design & Build Quality Yes, it’s true. The iPhone 8 looks almost exactly like the iPhone 7. And the iPhone 6s. And the iPhone 6. The new glass back does look great, especially on our Gold tester, and gives the smartphone a modern feel, which is a really strange sensation if you take into account the iPhone 4 had one back in 2010. Everything else is right where it was before, down to the button placement and size, Lightning port, speaker grilles, Touch ID/home button and so on. One thing’s for sure, Jimmy Kimmel will ...



Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 Review - One of the Best Iterations in Years

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 11:37:00 +0000

Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 has arrived, and it aims once more to become the king. Whether it’s good enough for this feat is up to the players, but we can certainly say that it’s a big improvement over the last year effort. It’s been a long time since FIFA and PES were on even ground. Both of these titles want to offer pretty much the same thing, and that is a great experience without the hassle and dead portions of the real game. Some might argue that the true purpose of a football match (not soccer, you heathens) is to be as close as possible to reality, but that would be a boring simulation. Sure, we look at two good teams playing, and we remember the few big scoring occasions, but everything in between we tend to forget. On the other hand, games such as PES are meant only to take the good parts of a football game and turn the excitement to the maximum. No more boring interludes and each occasion is a scoring opportunity. It’s not all about the graphics



Destiny 2 Review (PS4) – More of the Same, but Bigger and Better

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 21:31:00 +0000

For what it's worth, Bungie tried hard to further improve Destiny after the serious backlash the game got from many players disappointed by the lack of content. Even with all the DLCs Bungie consequently released, Destiny remains an unfulfilled promise that only the most dedicated fans continued to play until the launch of the sequel. Destiny 2 is a much bigger game, which improves on all the gameplay features and mechanics of the original. More importantly, it does come with a meaningful story that drives solo players through all the game's content without turning the experience into an absolute borefest. But did Destiny's gameplay changed that much from three years ago as to surprise veterans of the franchise? Well, yes, and no. Although Bungie took all the feedback received to make a better game, it didn't change the core mechanics, which makes sense if you want to keep that large player base you gathered since 2014. After playing Destiny 2 for more than 40 hou...



TUXEDO InfinityBook Pro 13 Review - a Powerful Ultrabook Running TUXEDO Xubuntu

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:52:00 +0000

It's the first time we get our hands on a real Linux laptop, an ultrabook, designed from the offset to offer an out-of-the-box GNU/Linux desktop experience, and TUXEDO InfinityBook Pro 13 does not disappoint. TUXEDO Computers is a German computer company manufacturing and selling notebooks, high-end gaming computers, and workstations powered by popular GNU/Linux distributions like Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, Linux Mint, or openSUSE. The TUXEDO InfinityBook Pro 13 is one of their latest and finest ultrabooks running a custom Xubuntu OS that the company calls it TUXEDO Xubuntu. At first glance, TUXEDO InfinityBook Pro 13 looks great thanks to its ultrabook aluminum chassis. It's outfitted with enough ports for everything you can fit in the system, but we'll take a closer look at the hardware specs in the paragraphs below. Of course, the best part is that it comes pre-loaded with a Linux distro, so you won't have to install one, but you can do that as well. The TUXEDO In...



DESTEK V4 Headset Review: iPhone and Android VR Made Easy

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 19:31:01 +0000

VR has been around for a while, but while this technology has an immense potential to become something truly big, the devices that support its adoption are more or less limited, in the end providing compromised experience that almost nobody seems to be willing to accept. It’s not a secret that several companies tried to get a taste of VR and some have even invested aggressively in this market, such as Samsung, who in order to boost adoption of its headset decided to offer it free of charge with new flagship phone purchases. In the meantime, however, more companies joined the VR fun, including DESTEK, a rather unknown brand that sells a headset called V4 for just $19.99 at Amazon. This is a price that’s nearly hard to beat, especially when looking at what the headset has to offer, though as we’ve learned the hard way, what you see isn’t necessarily what you get. HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE First of all, we need to ge...



Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Review (PlayStation 4)

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 12:24:00 +0000

In a surprising turn of events, the fine folks at Naughty Dog have decided to offer Uncharted fans some closure after Nathan Drake's saga came to an end in the forth installment of the series. Although it was initially announced as an expansion to the Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, The Lost Legacy's status had been changed into a fully developed standalone sequel. And for good reasons since Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, the final game in the series, will take you at least six hours to complete. The main protagonists, Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross, appear in other Uncharted games like Drake's Fortune (Uncharted 3) and A Thief's End (Uncharted 4), respectively. Many Uncharted fans thought that a new game in the series that would not have Nathan Drake as lead character would be a big fail. However, The Lost Legacy shows that the Uncharted series is not necessarily about Nathan Drake. Even if Naughty Dog announced earlier this year that it's highly unlikely to launch anothe...



Dodocool DA55 Review: Lightning Earphones for iPhone

Sat, 02 Sep 2017 15:01:01 +0000

The removal of the headphone jack on the iPhone 7 was one of the most controversial changes Apple made in the last decade on its flagship product, and the transition was received with much criticism by users, despite the jack to Lightning adapter included in the box. Nevertheless, it was all just a matter of time until everyone got used to the iPhone not having a headphone jack, and in addition to Apple itself offering a pair of Lightning earphones right in the box with every new iPhone 7, a large number of phone accessory manufacturers also joined the effort and built their own headphones featuring a Lightning connector. One of them is Dodocool, a rather unknown company that wanted to be part of the transition to a Lightning connector, and launched what they promise to be an uncompromised mix of high-quality earphones with an affordable price tag. The result is the Dodocool DA55, a headphone that features Hi-Res sound, premium-ish materials like aluminum alloy, s...



Cubot Rainbow 2 Review - The Cheapest Dual-Camera Phone Ever

Sat, 02 Sep 2017 13:01:02 +0000

Dual-camera phones are the next big thing, and titans Apple and Samsung, which most often set the new trends in terms of technology adoption, have already launched their own models featuring two different lenses for improved photography skills. It goes without saying that the iPhone 7 Plus and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 are right now two of the best dual-camera smartphones money can buy, but the price tag one has to pay isn’t really something that can be ignored. The top configurations reach or even exceed $1,000, and for a significant number of customers, that’s way too much for a phone. This is where Chinese phone makers are getting a second chance, as they’re typically masters of cloning features and devices created by more famous companies and selling them at half their original price. The Cubot Rainbow 2 is at this point one of the most, if not the most, affordable dual-camera phone on the market, as you only have to pay 75 pounds from Amazon. And what you get...



StarCraft: Remastered Review - Fueling Nostalgia For Old Gamers

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 19:57:00 +0000

StarCraft: Remastered is here and ready to makes us regret the old days of gaming when things were much simpler. Games were good or bad, with pretty much nothing in between. Or at least, this is what we remember. The problem with human memory is that that we’re not actually recording things as they were. If you played something a couple of decades ago, at a time when it was the best-looking game on the market, and you enjoyed it, there is a good chance that you’ll remember it fondly. It might seem a little odd to even think about it, but the original Starcraft was released almost 20 years ago. At least for me, it’s a warning sign that either I’ve been played games for way too long or maybe I haven’t played enough. Among the hundreds and hundreds of titles I tried and played over the years, not many stand out, but I would have to say that Starcraft is definitely one of them. We all have different ways of remembering Starcraft. I’m sure that the people who were doin...



Hearthstone - Knights of the Frozen Throne Review

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:13:00 +0000

It's true that Magic the Gathering popularized the card game genre, but we have to thank Blizzard's Hearthstone for the huge number of good card games that we now have in the wild. Knights of the Frozen Throne is the sixth expansion to Hearthstone, and one of the most intriguing. The expansion made its debut on August 10 in the Americas, and a day later in the Europe and Asia regions. This time, players will visit the frozen wastes of Northrend and the frigid halls of Icecrown Citadel, one of the most popular locations in the World of Warcraft MMORPG. Knight of the Frozen Throne adds 135 new cards, as well as the new Arthas Menethil hero of the Paladin class, which can be obtained by killing the Lich King in the final single-player mission with all nine classes. [YOUTUBE=https://youtu.be/J_PcPpmzVnk] The expansion is free to play and includes so-called Missions that reward Knights of the Frozen Throne card packs and a random Legendary Death Knight hero card. Ther...



Koogeek LB1 Smart Light Bulb Review - Back to the Future

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 13:01:02 +0000

Homes and appliances are getting smart and sooner or later each and every one of us will have to embrace them, mostly because of how convenient it is to control everything around you only with a smartphone. And while we won’t discuss the security aspects of smart devices, we’re going to focus on the advantages that such a technology can bring, highlighting Koogeek’s LB1 smart light bulb that costs just $36.99 at Amazon. Developed using Apple’s HomeKit, the LB1 can be configured and controlled with an iPhone in a matter of seconds, and the wide array of options that it brings makes it one of the most affordable yet powerful devices of its kind. First and foremost, it’s worth noting from the very beginning that just like any other HomeKit accessories, it can only be paired with Apple devices, and it supports iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple Watch running iOS 8.1 or later. The companion koogeek app from ...



Tronsmart Encore S4 Review: Wireless Headphones with Active Noise Canceling

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 11:01:01 +0000

Apple took everyone by surprise when it decided to give up on the headphone jack on the iPhone 7, and just like it happens every time, more manufacturers are likely to follow in Cupertino footsteps and replace the traditional audio connector with a new port. But as far as users are concerned, not having a headphone jack is painful and frustrating, despite the alternatives that OEMs offer, be they adapters or headphones using the new port, as it’s the case of Apple. At this point, the only solution that’s here to stay in terms of headphones is going wireless, as no matter the audio port, a pair of Bluetooth headphones is supposed to work with 100 percent of devices as long as Bluetooth is offered. Choosing the right pair of wireless headphones, however, isn’t the easiest thing to do, and those who have been in the market searching for such accessories certainly know what I mean. There are a million manufacturers, including those based in China, and so many more mod...



Steel Division: Normandy 44 Review - Where Strategy Meets Reality

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 06:55:00 +0000

When I say that Steel Division: Normandy 44 is a real-time strategy I'm not just placing it in a particular genre. I am accurately describing the pain and effort people will have to go through while playing an accurate RTS game. For the longest time, strategy games were about building bases and producing units out of nowhere. And that's fine because you're usually playing the game for different reasons. People don't start an RTS and expect to find it too real; they want something fast, and that feels winnable. Steel Division is neither of those things. It will not offer a quick exaltation of the senses, and you'll feel like you’re the worst commander that's ever been put in charge of an army. Playing a few tutorial missions can make people feel ready. You might think that it's easy, just flank and attack, that's all there is to it. The problem is that war is messy, there is chaos, and rarely things go according to plan. Remember the old saying: no plan survives co...



Nokia 3 Review - Back from the Dead

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 13:01:02 +0000

The last few years have been cruel for Nokia, as the Finnish manufacturer was brought close to extinction due to a number of poor management choices that have been overly-discussed lately and which included the sale of its Devices and Services unit to software giant Microsoft. While the Redmond-based Microsoft purchased Nokia in an attempt to become a more important player in mobile, the plan failed, again due to very controversial decisions, and the Finnish manufacturer ended up being pushed painfully close to its demise. Under HMD Global’s umbrella, the company is now struggling to rebuild itself from the ground up, this time trying to focus on an operating system that does have a future, Android, and with the help of a parent company that sees success as the only way to go. So here’s the new Nokia, a company that’s betting all-in on Android for a growing lineup of devices, the most affordable of which is the Nokia 3. Nokia isn’t trying to lie: the company says...



Samsung Galaxy S8+ with 6GB RAM and 128GB Storage Review

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 13:01:01 +0000

Not a lot of phone makers out there can consider themselves direct rivals to Apple and the increased level of innovation that Samsung has reached lately bumped it even further, with many considering the S8 lineup real iPhone killers. And without a doubt, there’s definitely some truth behind these words: the Galaxy S series has evolved so much in the last few years that many hardcore Apple customers decided to jump ship, just because Android devices manufactured by the South Korean firm come with so many features that iPhone users can only dream about. The same thing for the Galaxy S8. When Samsung launched it earlier this year, it was pretty clear from the very beginning that this is another super-powerful rival to Apple’s iPhone and at closer inspection, it comes with features that iFans are still drooling after. A bezel-less display, a facial recognition system, truly exquisite design, all make the Galaxy S8 the second-best Android smartphone so far. Why second?...



MGCOOL Explorer Pro Action Camera Review

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 13:01:01 +0000

The action camera market has expanded at a pretty fast pace in the last couple of years, and while GoPro continues to be the star of the show, not everyone wants to spend several hundred dollars on such a device. This is why smaller companies, such as those based in China, believe they can succeed in this rapidly-evolving side of the technology business, promising to make no compromises in terms of performance, but keeping the price as low as possible. This is the case of MGCOOL, the Chinese manufacturer that launched its flagship Explorer Pro action camera with a price that takes everyone by surprise. At $40, it’s one of the most affordable 4K action cameras on the market, and it’s available right now from a wide array of retailers. The Explorer Pro was developed from the very beginning to be a low-budget action camera that doesn’t leave behind the essential technical capabilities, though there’s one important omission on the spec sheet that got our attention fro...



HTC U11 Review - Just Don't Squeeze It Too Hard

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 13:01:01 +0000

“Squeeze for the Brilliant U.” This is the slogan that HTC used in mid-May when it officially took the wraps off its latest-generation model, once again trying to stay close to rivals Apple and Samsung with a device that boasts several innovative technologies. As a successor to HTC 10, the new U11 competes against models that have already impressed in terms of sales, namely the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus and the iPhone 7 Plus, with HTC already claiming one month after the launch that its new flagship is selling better than both the HTC One M9 and the HTC 10. The device certainly comes with a pretty compelling feature package, and the all-new Edge Sense is the big star of the show. This feature allows you to squeeze the phone to access certain features or to launch user-defined apps, all without any physical button. At the same time, HTC is betting big on the camera, with the company calling it the best camera on a smartphone ever, pointing to a test from DxOMark to pr...



OnePlus 5 Review - Android (i)Phone

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 13:01:02 +0000

OnePlus doesn’t have the reputation of a flagship Android manufacturer, though its devices have always been received with much praise. But although it lacks the fame of more famous companies like Samsung, OnePlus often made the headlines, especially in the last couple of months when photos of a brand-new device started leaking to the web. Unveiled with much fanfare last month, the OnePlus 5 is first and foremost a surprising device. Not because OnePlus released something that you’ve never seen before, but because the company has actually released something that you’ve seen before. The OnePlus 5 looks from many angles like an iPhone 7 and the resemblances are more visible when you start using the phone. Thanks to Android, however, and to the powerful hardware that it boasts, the OnePlus 5 is capable of offering features that Apple fans are only dreaming amount for the time being. Overall, the OnePlus 5 comes with an intriguing package. It has the look of phones t...



LG Watch Sport Review - Android Wear 2.0 Power

Sun, 09 Jul 2017 09:01:01 +0000

Wearables are the coolest gadgets of this decade and everyone seems to be building one, even though in many cases, new products are super-similar to the ones already on the market. Following in the footsteps of Apple, Samsung, and others is LG, which wanted to secure its own share of the smartwatch business with the LG Watch Sport, a model whose name clearly suggests what it’s designed for. The Watch Sport is not LG’s first smartwatch, but it is actually one of the first smartwatches launching with Android Wear 2. It also features LTE and Android Pay support for one of the most compelling feature lineups currently on the market, all for a price that makes it more affordable than many of its rivals: $249 with a 2-year contract with AT&T (for LTE support) or $349 for the unlocked version. Before digging deeper into the details of the LG Watch Sport, let’s review the most important specs of the device to learn what this is all about. DESIGN The fir...



Sony Xperia XZ Premium Review - Mister Handsome

Sat, 08 Jul 2017 13:01:00 +0000

These days, pretty much every phone manufacturer is struggling to find an efficient way to get rid of bezels. Samsung did it with the Samsung Galaxy S8 and will do it again with the upcoming Note 8. Apple is doing the same thing with the iPhone 8, and LG already launched the G6 with super-narrow bezels. So when Sony attends the MWC 2017 with a phone that features gigantic bezels AND wins the Best New Smartphone award at the conference, we’re intrigued. How could a phone with an outdated design get so much praise? What’s so special about it and how could Sony beat all of its rivals without anyone expecting this to happen? This is why we’ve decided to take the Xperia XZ Premium for a spin, despite all the bad press that it received lately. It’s no secret that this phone has often been criticized for its features and even users who bought it shared mixed reactions. But let’s provide you with a little spoiler before kicking off our review: don’t trust the critics. Yo...



SJCAM SJ5000X Elite Action Camera Review

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 13:01:01 +0000

You might be thinking otherwise if you’ve never been interested in an action camera, but this particular market is continuously growing, and more and more manufacturers join the fun with more or less advanced models. Without a doubt, GoPro was, is, and will continue to be the most popular brand when it comes to action cameras, though those who decided to look beyond it and check out other products discovered that the market is full of surprises. And one of them is the SJCAM SJ5000X Elite. Like many other products created by Chinese companies, the SJCAM SJ5000X Elite is focused on pricing, so it’s a lot more affordable than GoPro models, but without neglecting the performance side in a substantial way. Or at least, that’s what the parent company promises. But truth be told, the spec sheet looks compelling, to say the least: a 12.4-megapixel sensor, adjustable wide angle that supports up to 170 degrees and 4K video with 24 FPS support places it close to what GoPro o...



Tekken 7 Review - The Best Fighting Game Ever Made

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 05:55:00 +0000

We can say that Tekken 7 is a fighting game, but that would be an understatement. We can, however, say that Tekken 7 is THE fighting game, and we would be a little bit closer to the truth. I’ve been playing Tekken for a long time, but I started with other fighting games such as Street Fighter or Mortal Combat. Notice how I don’t use any numbers for the games because I’m talking about the first ones. Those are great titles and are very dear to me, but they are no match for the Tekken series. As you can imagine, this kind of attitude is a very subjective one, and many of you won’t agree with that assessment. In fact, I thought the same for the longest time. I felt that no matter what new fighting games I was playing, nothing could compare to the likes of Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat. I was wrong and given enough time other players might get to feel the same way. Don’t get me wrong, all of these games, including Tekken, have come a long way in the past couple of d...