Halo 5: Guardians Review – One Step Forward or Two Steps Back?

Halo has been a revolutionary in the FPS genre, being one of the first to execute the balance of a strong plot, multiplayer and gunplay very well. What Bungie started back in 1999 has swelled to massive proportions, spanning books, TV series and short films today. 343 Industries took up the mantle from where Bungie left off with the launch of Halo 4 in 2012, which received generally positive reviews for the single player but was panned for its multiplayer. Then came the Master Chief Collection, a seemingly straightforward package of Halos 1 to 4 for the Xbox One, but it turned out to be a technical comedy of errors. With Halo 5: Guardians, the majority of the flaws of the previous games have been fixed, but new and more pressing ones have sprung up in its place. The question is, which ones are dealbreakers for you? Continue reading “Halo 5: Guardians Review – One Step Forward or Two Steps Back?”

HTC One (E8) Review – Polycarbonate Power

Overview

When HTC launched their flagship One (M8), I was quite disappointed with their choice to go with the 4 MP UltraPixel camera. Not long afterwards though, they released a 13 MP variant, albeit in polycarbonate. Read on to find out how this alternative stacks up to the M8, and whether it is any good.

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[IFA 2014] Sony announces Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact

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While most manufacturers have until recently stuck with a yearly release cycle, Sony isn’t content with it and has trimmed it down to 6 months. So, fast forward to September 4, and enter the Xperia Z3. Looking every bit iterative over the Xperia Z2, previous owners would not find much reason to upgrade. However, while they’ll be fighting a tough battle in the large device market, they’re simply going to steal the show with the smaller Z3 Compact. Read on to find out why.

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Destiny Beta now available for all PS+ and Xbox Live Gold Members

In a move that has surprised all of us, Bungie has decided to open up the Destiny Beta for everyone on the Playstation 3, 4, Xbox 360 and One – provided you have a PS+ or Xbox Live Gold membership.

A day ago, while many were rueing missing out on obtaining a download code for the Beta, Bungie threw the doors to its Beta wide open. Not only is this a welcome move from those desperate to play the game, but it is also great to see that Bungie is deciding to stress-test its servers in anticipation of the launch of the full game itself.

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HTC One (E8) available from 26 July at S$658

I wasn’t very happy with HTC’s decision to launch the One (E8) over a month ago. Using the brilliant HTC One (M8) with a 90% metal body, the faster processor, superb UI and dazzling display as a baseline, they re-launched it in plastic but with a better camera. Understandably many One (M8) customers grumbled, but perhaps they will not now – the One (E8) will cost just S$658.

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