Archive for Mike Lowe

  • A week in reviews: 16 - 20 June

    A week in reviews: 16 - 20 June

    By 21 June 2014

    This week we've been having some fun with the Pocket-lint Tech Tavern as part of London Technology Week where we've seen everything from smart Adidas footballs to curved Samsung tellies, through to Google Glass and a few hundred pints of Meantime beer....

  • Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 review
    4.5 out of 5

    Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 review

    By 20 June 2014

    Bigger isn't always better, but if you want a premium superzoom camera then physical size is an inevitable part of the package. In the case of the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 it also means a jumbo feature set, including a 25-400mm f/2.8-4.0 equivalent zoom...

  • Best soundbars 2014: Boost your TV audio with these one-box solutions

    Best soundbars 2014: Boost your TV audio with these one-box solutions

    By 19 June 2014

    Looking for a soundbar to boost your TV audio and want a single-box solution without the fuss of a receiver and a million different wires? Then you've come to the right place in our soundbar and speaker base round-up. Over the past weeks we've been bringing...

  • EE Kestrel review
    4.5 out of 5

    EE Kestrel review

    By 18 June 2014

    As much as we love premium smartphones, we're less keen on their inevitable price tags and resulting empty wallet situation. But right now there's a battle going on among the sub-£150 smartphone market - and it's really hotting up. The EE Kestrel enters...

  • Adding bling to the best smartphone: LG G3 gold in pictures at Pocket-lint Tech Tavern

    Adding bling to the best smartphone: LG G3 gold in pictures at Pocket-lint Tech Tavern

    By 17 June 2014

    We've already seen the LG G3 at its launch event in the UK and were impressed with the Quad HD display. But ever the fickle types its white finish washed over us. For some added bling to your smartphone zing here's a look at the LG G3 in gold. Shimmering,...

  • Canon EOS 1200D review
    4 out of 5

    Canon EOS 1200D review

    By 17 June 2014

    The entry-level DSLR market has slowed in terms of product releases in recent years. Indeed it's taken three years for Canon to out the 1200D - that's Rebel T5 for our American friends - and while we don't mind waiting for the right kit to come along...

  • Little Big Planet 3 gameplay preview: PS4 sequel focuses on multiplayer

    Little Big Planet 3 gameplay preview: PS4 sequel focuses on multiplayer

    By 14 June 2014

    We've always been big fans of Little Big Planet, so the E3 gaming expo announcement that it's coming to PS4 this Christmas in the form of Little Big Planet 3 got us rather excited. Then we got the play the game in two player multiplayer to see whether...

  • Tales from the Borderlands preview: Telltale Games treatment for Borderlands

    Tales from the Borderlands preview: Telltale Games treatment for Borderlands

    By 14 June 2014

    Telltale Games does things a little differently to most games makers. Its dialogue-driven titles are presented in a graphic novel style and feel more like an interactive drama series than just a game. The company's latest effort, Tales from the Borderlands,...

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare preview: Invisibility, guns, grenades and jetpacks in 2058

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare preview: Invisibility, guns, grenades and jetpacks in 2058

    By 14 June 2014

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare sees Activision throw everything at the latest instalment in its first person shooter franchise. This time around CoD fast-forwards 44 years. And in 2058 soldiers don super-strength exoskeletons which can temporarily render...

  • A week in reviews: 9 - 13 June

    A week in reviews: 9 - 13 June

    By 14 June 2014

    It's the week when the gaming gods of the world congregate in Los Angeles for the E3 expo. And it's been one hot week - both in terms of sunshine and awesome gaming - that's shone light on the year's hottest titles. Pocket-lint was there to bring you...

  • The Crew gameplay preview: Driving game meets massive multiplayer online

    The Crew gameplay preview: Driving game meets massive multiplayer online

    By 13 June 2014

    The Crew is quite unlike any other driving game experience we've ever played. With an open-world premise, the entirety of the USA is mapped out and available at your fingertips, which presents a huge landscape through which to craft your own game. Shown...

  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Seige gameplay preview: Fortify, attack and destroy in intimate multiplayer

    Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Seige gameplay preview: Fortify, attack and destroy in intimate multiplayer

    By 13 June 2014

    It's been over five years since we played a Rainbow Six console title, with the latest title Seige being Ubisoft's "just one more game" moment of the 2014 E3 gaming expo in Los Angeles. The resulting tactical shooter, which we played behind closed doors...

  • Nissan X-Trail review (2014)
    3.5 out of 5

    Nissan X-Trail review (2014)

    By 13 June 2014

    It's rare we would ever call an SUV sexy, and while the 2014 Nissan X-Trail doesn't quite acquire that label it's a darn sight prettier than its predecessors. In many respects the X-Trail looks like the plumper sibling of the Nissan Qashqai, a car that...

  • Sony PlayStation 4 Glacier White in pictures

    Sony PlayStation 4 Glacier White in pictures

    By 13 June 2014

    You've seen the PlayStation 4 in black, now it's time to marvel at the PS4 in white. Or "Glacier White" in capitals as it's officially called. Captured behind glass at a closed-doors Sony Entertainment Europe exhibit at this year's E3 expo in Los Angeles,...

  • Tom Clancy's The Division preview: 'Our game is an RPG' says Massive Entertainment

    Tom Clancy's The Division preview: 'Our game is an RPG' says Massive Entertainment

    By 12 June 2014

    When we see the Tom Clancy name it tends to make us think of first person shooters (and novels, of course). Which is exactly why The Division, and its third person style, defied our expectations - and then exceeded them.  "Our game is an RPG, and using...

  • Panasonic Lumix FZ1000: Premium 4K superzoom gives Sony RX10 a run for its money

    Panasonic Lumix FZ1000: Premium 4K superzoom gives Sony RX10 a run for its money

    By 12 June 2014

    Panasonic has entered the premium superzoom market with the announcement of the Lumix FZ1000. Its a big-bodied camera but with equally big features it's sure to give even the Sony Cyber-shot RX10 a run for its money. The concept of the Panasonic FZ1000...

  • Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 review

    Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 review

    By 12 June 2014

    The Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 may look like an ordinary superzoom, but it's got premium written all over it. Bigger, bolder, brighter: this Lumix embodies a large 1-inch sensor and a 25-400mm f/2.8-4.0 equivalent lens. Like a premium seat on a flight, is...

  • Forza Horizon 2 gameplay preview: Glorious racing, whatever the weather

    Forza Horizon 2 gameplay preview: Glorious racing, whatever the weather

    By 12 June 2014

    Forza Horizon 2 is more than just the original racing game with some added weather effects. As you battle to stick your supercar to the tarmac in locations across southern Europe, it's hard to not marvel at the glorious graphics while dodging oncoming...

  • Batman: Arkham Knight gameplay preview: A next-gen return to form

    Batman: Arkham Knight gameplay preview: A next-gen return to form

    By 11 June 2014

    Let's all welcome the Batman to the next-generation, because after playing Batman: Arkham Knight on PS4 we have to say it looks fantastic. It's a return to form following Arkham City's less inspiring turn. Key to Arkham Knight is the sheer scale of things....

  • Far Cry 4 gameplay preview: Elephants, guns and microlites equals awesomeness

    Far Cry 4 gameplay preview: Elephants, guns and microlites equals awesomeness

    By 11 June 2014

    The Far Cry 4 demo at this year's E3 expo in Los Angeles presents us with a trio of options: "Stealth / Ride / Fly" reads the fortress conquest screen. It's no contest, really, as "Ride" means we get to mount an elephant, smash down a fortress door and...

  • The Evil Within gameplay preview: It's 'the Saw of video games'

    The Evil Within gameplay preview: It's 'the Saw of video games'

    By 11 June 2014

    The Evil Within is like the Saw movie of video games. Some people are going to love its gruesomeness whereas others will find its old school Resident Evil style feels like predictable old hat. We fall into the latter camp at the moment. When we first...

  • Acer Aspire Switch 10 review
    4 out of 5

    Acer Aspire Switch 10 review

    By 11 June 2014

    The PC era is on its deathbed and manufacturers are reacting in experimental and interesting ways to evolve the market. The Acer Switch 10 is a multi-positional laptop-meets-tablet device, and while it's far from the first device to proposition such a...

  • Sunset Overdrive gameplay preview: A gaggle of genres wrapped into one insane package

    Sunset Overdrive gameplay preview: A gaggle of genres wrapped into one insane package

    By 11 June 2014

    Sunset Overdrive is a lot of things: colourful, cheeky, crazy. It's also tricky to master. The demo shown off at Microsoft's Xbox E3 media briefing showed our protagonist deftly swinging from wires, grinding on ledges, activating traps and shooting mutant...

  • Doom teaser trailer surfaces, Bethesda's 2014 rework looks like it'll be terrifying

    Doom teaser trailer surfaces, Bethesda's 2014 rework looks like it'll be terrifying

    By 11 June 2014

    Holy bejeezus it's a Doom teaser trailer. We first heard about Bethesda's rework of the classic first person shooter when it was announced that its Wolfenstein title would carry the Doom beta. No gameplay footage just yet, with the full reveal set for...

  • Hitman Sniper preview: Agent 47 comes to iPad in scope shooter

    Hitman Sniper preview: Agent 47 comes to iPad in scope shooter

    By 11 June 2014

    The Hitman franchise continues its genre-hopping campaign with the forthcoming release of Hitman Sniper, an iPad and iPhone scope-based shooter. We got to play a pre-release version of the free-to-download game on iPad ahead of the autumn release date....