2014 saw the release of new tablets for both Google and Apple. Google has launched its much awaited follow up to its Nexus 10, which was released in 2012, while Apple attempts to outdo its iPad Air, which is touted to be one of the best tablets in the world.
Here, we pit the Google Nexus 9 against the iPad Air 2 in the battle of the high-end and large screen tablets:
Design: The iPad Air 2 looks nearly identical to its predecessor, with a few upgrades, while the Nexus 9 is an entirely different device from the Nexus 10 or even the Nexus 7. more >>
Smartphones have gotten bigger and better this year as Apple unveiled its iPhone 6 Plus alongside its newest flagship phone, the iPhone 6. Samsung is likewise taking things to the max with its Galaxy Note 4. With the two smartphones being launched within six days of each other last September, many are still wondering which among these two devices is truly worth the money.
Here, we compare the Galaxy Note 4 and iPhone 6 Plus side by side:
Design: The iPhone 6 Plus has an aluminium body that is similar to that of the HTC One M8, while the Galaxy Note 4 sports a faux leather back and a metal strip that runs along the edge of the handset. Both are unique, but the iPhone 6 Plus definitely has a more luxurious feel to it. more >>
Xbox One's Twitch was recently upgraded and it showcases new and improved features, such as a wider range of search and filter options, an additional Videos on Demand option, a customizable Home screen and more.
Twitch for Xbox One revealed its hefty updates to allow players and consumers a better user experience. The update added a Videos on Demand option, allowing users to share and view the archived videos of fellow users even if the target user is online.
The new Home Screen is also easy to personalize, and the user can input specific broadcasters, games and more on their dashboard. This allows for easier viewing without the need to go through search options to browse the contents again and again. more >>
It has been revealed that Microsoft will be publishing Square Enix game "Rise of the Tomb Raider" for the Xbox One and Xbox 360.
The news was confirmed via a tweet by Xbox marketing manager Aaron Greenberg, who simply wrote, "Yes we are publishing Rise of the Tomb Raider."
Microsoft first announced in August that they will be releasing "Rise of the Tomb Raider" for a limited time only and exclusively on Xbox One consoles. Now, both Microsoft and Square Enix have revealed that the Lara Croft game will be hitting stores as a "holiday 2015 exclusive." more >>
It has been confirmed by Sony Online Entertainment that "H1Z1," their post-apocalyptic zombie game, will be released on Steam Early Access come January.
The news came from Sony president himself, John Smedley, who wrote about it in a lengthy post on Reddit. He said that the long wait was because he and team wanted to make a good enough game. He also explained that there will be two releases, a more expensive version and the upcoming Steam release.
The Steam release will be available for PCs on Jan. 15, 2015 for a price of $19.99. Smedley said that the Steam release is a fun game with 64 square kilometers of gameplay area to explore, but on the whole, the game is still unfinished. more >>
"The Dark Below," the first major expansion for Bungie's shooter game "Destiny", was officially released this week for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles.
The add-on, which was sold at a price of $20, has been released in North America and Europe in various consoles and it offers new story missions, items, maps, residents, raids and more.
Details and tips that have appeared online are saying that players should look to a new resident in the game, NPC vendor Eris Morn at the main plaza. Eris is selling new items, such as shaders, cloaks, emblems, warlock bonds and more, and is also offering special missions and items. more >>