Archive for Mike Lowe

Assassin's Creed: Syndicate preview: Cor blimey guv'nor

Assassin's Creed: Syndicate preview: Cor blimey guv'nor

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Assassin's Creed is one of those staples. A gaming meat and two veg as we Brits might say. Only this year's title, Syndicate, comes with more than a splash of meaty gravy on the side. And if you wonder why the heck we're writing in British colloquialisms... >>

Mad Max preview: A game that echoes the movie

Mad Max preview: A game that echoes the movie

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Unveiled at last year's E3 expo, Mad Max the game was one of the titles we were most looking forward to playing this year. However, having seen Mad Max: Fury Road at the cinema we suspect the game will divide the critics in a similar way to that movie.... >>

Canon PowerShot G3 X: Superzoom packs 1-inch punch of sensor power (hands-on)

Canon PowerShot G3 X: Superzoom packs 1-inch punch of sensor power (hands-on)

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Compact cameras are getting bigger, beefier and more advanced as the smartphone revolution takes over the lower-end of the market. We've already seen a handful of superzoom models with a 1-inch sensor at their core, but now it's Canon's turn to step up... >>

The Division multiplayer preview: Dark Zone delights

The Division multiplayer preview: Dark Zone delights

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Tom Clancy's The Division, the duck-and-cover third-person tactical shooter set in a virus-ridden future, is already an E3 stalwart. First shown back in 2013 to critical acclaim, we originally thought the title would be playable at 2014's show and make... >>

Best adventure and role-playing games of E3 2015: Uncharted 4, Fallout 4 and more

Best adventure and role-playing games of E3 2015: Uncharted 4, Fallout 4 and more

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It's that time of year once again, gaming fans. The E3 expo has kicked off in Los Angeles, with a bevy of top titles on offer. We've rounded up a bunch of our favourites by genre, and given the oodles of quality adventure and role-playing games on offer,... >>

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands preview: Four-player co-op story mode adds great gaming dynamic

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands preview: Four-player co-op story mode adds great gaming dynamic

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We're no stranger to multi-player, nor co-operative play in some games' story modes. But Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands takes things a step further by being playable from front to back of its story with four players throughout - whether friends,... >>

Star Fox Zero details emerge at E3 2015, arriving on Wii U end of 2015

Star Fox Zero details emerge at E3 2015, arriving on Wii U end of 2015

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Nintendo is going full steam ahead at E3 2015, with one of its best-known series, Star Fox, now confirmed for Wii U release at the end of 2015. Officially entitled Star Fox Zero (thankfully we in Europe don't have to suffer the Lylat Wars name), this... >>

Horizon: Zero Dawn is like Terminator meets Jurassic Park, another surprise PS4 exclusive announced at E3

Horizon: Zero Dawn is like Terminator meets Jurassic Park, another surprise PS4 exclusive announced at E3

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Take Jurassic Park, mix in Terminator and what do you get? Horizon: Zero Dawn, the forthcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive, isn't a far cry from the end result. This imaginitive futuristic adventure-meets-shooter is based in a world afer the cities have failed,... >>

Ubisoft at E3 2015, the highlights: South Park, Ghost Recon, Assassin’s Creed and more

Ubisoft at E3 2015, the highlights: South Park, Ghost Recon, Assassin’s Creed and more

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In truth we attended Ubisoft's E3 press conference expecting little to surface. We've seen Assassin's Creed: Syndicate before, this is the third year that The Division has been shown off at the gaming expo, and most rumours suggested a new Rayman title... >>

South Park: The Fractured But Whole surprises E3

South Park: The Fractured But Whole surprises E3

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It's rare for many E3 gaming expo surprises these days, but Ubisoft has managed it at its 2015 press conference, unveiling a new South Park role-playing game The Fractured But Whole. Yep, toilet humour alert, get prepped. To introduce the game, South... >>

Watch the Ubisoft E3 2015 keynote right here, starting 23:00 UK time

Watch the Ubisoft E3 2015 keynote right here, starting 23:00 UK time

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Ubisoft is about to hold its annual E3 press conference, and you can catch all the publisher's latest and greatest games right here. The gaming conference of the year has officially kicked off in Los Angeles, with plenty of trailers and announcements... >>

Toshiba Satellite Click Mini review: In and out of orbit
3.5 stars

Toshiba Satellite Click Mini review: In and out of orbit

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Small is portable. Big is comfortable. But go too far either way and the cart turns over. Toshiba is playing with how small a laptop can get with the Satellite Click Mini, an ultra-low-cost tablet-meets-laptop hybrid. The Satellite Click Mini costs just... >>

Can't wait for Fallout 4? Fallout Shelter is out today for iOS, and it's free

Can't wait for Fallout 4? Fallout Shelter is out today for iOS, and it's free

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Now here's something we didn't expect: Bethesda launched a new Fallout game today. But this isn't Fallout 4, it's Fallout Shelter, an iOS only free-to-download simulator. So iPad and iPhone fans (sorry Android users, no luck this time around), now you... >>

Fallout 4 official release date set as 11 November 2015: Here are 7 of the game's best new features

Fallout 4 official release date set as 11 November 2015: Here are 7 of the game's best new features

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Bethesda dropped a mighty bombshell at its E3 press conference: Fallout 4 will be arriving on PS4, Xbox One and PC on 11 November this year. No waiting around until 2016 for one of the most hotly anticipated games of the new-gen. Todd Howard, game director... >>

Leica Q: The luxe full-frame, fixed-lens compact puts Sony RX1 in the shade (hands-on)

Leica Q: The luxe full-frame, fixed-lens compact puts Sony RX1 in the shade (hands-on)

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The Leica Q represents a new age for the German brand. This 24-megapixel full-frame compact, complete with 28mm f/1.7 fixed lens and built-in electronic viewfinder, is not only a rare breed of camera, it's a luxury and well-considered response to the... >>

Ruark Audio R1 Mk3 review: Rockin' radio
4.5 stars

Ruark Audio R1 Mk3 review: Rockin' radio

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We've wanted to pop a small DAB radio in our newly built kitchen in order to catch some BBC Radio 6 and treat the ears to new tunes while cooking for some time. During said kitchen's construction, however, we've been treated to the delights of what we... >>

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H8 review: Bang & Oh... the price
4.0 stars

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H8 review: Bang & Oh... the price

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In the hunt for a decent pair of headphones it's logical to select a well-known brand such as Bang & Olufsen. The Danish high-end audio manufacturer's most recent noise-cancelling on-ear headphones, the BeoPlay H8, certainly look the part, but with a... >>

Asus Zenbook UX305 review: King of the mid-range
4.5 stars

Asus Zenbook UX305 review: King of the mid-range

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The mid-range laptop market tends to be a sea of nondescript plastic. Who knows, perhaps that's an incentive to spend more cash for something a little more luxe. Not so with the Acer Zenbook UX305, however, which could well be the new poster boy for the... >>

Driverless cars and the future of in-car tech: Nvidia explains what to expect and when

Driverless cars and the future of in-car tech: Nvidia explains what to expect and when

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In tech right now the hot topic is cars, specifically driverless ones. Google is at it. Audi is at it. Tesla too. Behind the scenes there's a lot of work going on to progress the industry. We spoke to Danny Shapiro, Nvidia senior director of automotive,... >>

Driverless cars will 'model how the human brain works', share learning via the cloud

Driverless cars will 'model how the human brain works', share learning via the cloud

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We know what you're thinking, it's all getting a bit too close to a Skynet reality, just like in Terminator. Driverless cars that learn, all on their own? That is the future according to Danny Shapiro, Nvidia's director of automotive, who we spoke to... >>

Fallout 4 official, coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC, leaks ahead of countdown

Fallout 4 official, coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC, leaks ahead of countdown

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Update: Fallout 4 is official, leaking early ahead of the countdown timer on Bethesda's website. The site has been pulled for the time being, but a screenshot showing the Fallout 4 watermark and Bethesda logo, alongside box art for PS4, Xbox One and PC... >>

Asus Transformer Book T100HA 2-in-1 goes super-slim, opts for USB Type-C

Asus Transformer Book T100HA 2-in-1 goes super-slim, opts for USB Type-C

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We've long been fans of Asus' T100 Transformer Book 2-in-1 series. The company's latest endavour, the T100HA, opts for USB Type-C for a slimmer and altogether more portable 10.1-inch tablet-meets-laptop device. Like the Apple MacBook and its use of USB... >>

LG UF950V 4K TV review: Future-proof fidelity
4.5 stars

LG UF950V 4K TV review: Future-proof fidelity

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If you're in the market for a striking new TV then the only way to go is 4K. We're on the cusp of an ultra-high definition future, but lack of compatibility and content has been the biggest problem. Until now. The LG UF950V, the company's flagship 4K-er... >>

Lenovo Smart Cast: Projector phone fun and gimmicks

Lenovo Smart Cast: Projector phone fun and gimmicks

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We've seen phones with built-in projectors before - remember those, right? - but none quite like the Lenovo Smart Cast. Lenovo is the first to feature a built-in laser projection keyboard, meaning you can interact with the projection via touch just like... >>

LG G4 review: A balance of phone meets phablet
4.5 stars

LG G4 review: A balance of phone meets phablet

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LG has risen through the ranks in the smartphone world, its large-screen G3 happily going elbows-out for a deserved spot on the 2014 flagship podium. Relying on high-flying specification rather than designer branding - as some of the company's less successful... >>