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And so we edge ever closer to the end of another year, but what a year this has been. 2014 saw so many interesting changes in our favourite industry. From the steady adoption of virtual reality to the emergence of Chinese smartphone makers, there was plenty to talk about all year round.
Now, we want to hear from you. As part of the nation’s largest online community, what were the highlights of 2014 for you?
It isn’t an action camera, either. Instead, the Re can be better described as a lifestyle camera, a highly pocketable device that lets you take pictures of memorable events while still being in the moment – and not peering through a viewfinder.
Easy questions often come with difficult answers. “How vast is the universe?” “Where do we come from?” “How do you build the world’s toughest notebooks?”
As it turns out, Panasonic wanted the world to know the answer for the last question too. And, like all complex answers, this one required a little bit of show and tell.
Borderlands 2 was one of the most entertaining games of 2012. It stepped away from the realistic first person shooter genre to provide a game where the rule of cool literally takes precedence. The next game in the series, Borderlands: the Pre-Sequel, is set between the first and second games; but most importantly is not developed by Gearbox Entertainment. It is a question of whether 2K Australia has managed to continue the unhealthy obsession with being a badass.
The original NVIDIA Shield was an ambitious step by the company into the handheld console market. It had originally promised remote streaming of PC games, but fell slightly short when the limitations of the feature were made known. This second attempt is something completely different. The NVIDIA Shield Tablet makes people wonder just where this whole thing is going, and if tablets really are the future of mobile gaming. We managed to sit down with the device for a few minutes to find out.
Samsung’s U28D590D 4K monitor is potentially the future of desktop computing. Few other monitors are capable of competing with the 3840 x 2160 resolution. We sat down with the display for a few moments to discover if it really is worth the effort, or if the UHD resolution will end up being just another fad.
Now that Google Maps Street View covers a large section of peninsula Malaysia, it might be time to sit down and examine precisely what the service actually is. For most Street View is an interesting distraction or a quaint tool to use for looking up random locations and see what there is. However, it is a bit more than just looking at your own house from the Internet.
The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will finally be available in stores tomorrow, but before you head on to places that sell the phone or before you decide to purchase one from someone else, there is one very important (and judging by their retail prices, somewhat life-changing) decision to make.
Which iPhone 6 should you pick?
Only about 30 over hours more to go before Apple’s big event (10 September 2014 at 1am to be precise), the Cupertino company is expected to announce its next generation iPhones that are bigger and better than before, but what exactly will they pack in the iPhone 6? Here’s everything we know so far.
[Update 21/8/2014]: Since that quite a lot has changed over the past few months since posting this article, here’s an update to reflect all those changes. Maxis has removed most of its older postpaid plans and replaced them with an all new MaxisONE Plans that gives “limitless” calls and SMS from as low as RM78 a month. Celcom also renamed its data plans to the Celcom First One for those who complained about how the MaxisONE plans have too little data. Finally, DiGi added new iDiGi plans that are streamlined with its existing Smart Plan postpaid plans.
Just a little reminder, none of these plans is tied to any contract. Contract only applies for phone bundles, or when the telco gives you an extra discount for signing up for a contract. Otherwise, you will be free to change your plans anytime you want.
Hit the break to check out the changes.
Vertical Drop Heroes HD (VDH) is a remake of a flash game with the same name. Originally appearing on Kongregate about a year ago, it turned the traditional side scrolling platformer genre on its side. Instead of running left to right across a screen, players travelled each level from top to bottom. When developer Nerdook decided to move the game to Steam, he abandoned the original flash and upgraded to Gamemaker Studio. Which has produced a game that is similar, and yet very different from the initial incarnation.