Day: February 6, 2021

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Olija Review – Cast Away Any Doubt

By tracy

Olija stars Lord Faraday, leader of a struggling fishing village who gets shipwrecked during an expedition. He awakens alone in Terraphage, a collection of islands corrupted by an ancient evil and home to a foreign civilization governed by the mysterious Lady Olija. Who is Olija, what is this malevolent force, and how does Faraday rescue his crew and return home? Answering those tantalizing questions is a blast, because Olija looks good and plays better, making it one of the year’s first pleasant surprises.   

Static images of Olija (pronounced “ooo-lee-ah”) don’t do the presentation any favors. It has a simple, pixelated look, but it’s backed by smooth animation that evokes classics like Prince of Persia and Another World. The game also has style for days thanks to its dramatic cutscenes (expect frequent cuts to black), foreboding soundtrack, and surprising gore. The unfamiliar, subtitled language adds to that cinematic quality, though my favorite moments are communicated nonverbally. One great scene involves delivering a rose to a maiden without her knowing, leading to a cute interaction that doesn’t need a single word to be uttered. 

 

Beneath its simple-looking appearance, Olija is a satisfying action game. Players can unleash multi-hit combos, launch enemies airborne,

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Review – IGN

By tracy
Samsung’s latest flagship line of smartphones are here with the Galaxy S21 Ultra leading the charge. By comparison, the Galaxy S21 may seem a tad basic, and in some ways it’s not even an upgrade over its predecessor, the Galaxy S20. But, with a starting price of $799 for a 128GB model or $849 for a 256GB model, the Galaxy S21 is offering a more affordable entryway into the high-end of the market than its predecessor the Samsung Galaxy S20. Let’s look at what you get from the baseline flagship this year.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Review

Samsung Galaxy S21 – Design and Features

I can’t help but say that the Galaxy S21 is gorgeous, even in the face of one major design downgrade. Samsung has ditched the curvy glass that had adorned the face of the Galaxy S series dating as far back as the Galaxy S6 Edge – and remains a feature of the S21 Ultra. But, for whatever minor aesthetic improvement a curved display edge may have offered, it never served a compelling function. The curve was one feature tossed out when Samsung introduced the Galaxy S20 FE, and it appears the omission here once again

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Sony Patent Could Hint at Upgraded DualSense Controller Plans

By tracy

A Sony patent may have hinted at a potential future revision to the DualSense controller.As reported by Respawn First, a patent found on the United States Patent and Trademark Office website suggests that Sony may be working to implement a Wi-Fi transceiver in future peripherals.

The technology will allow controllers to make inputs via a Wi-Fi transceiver as well as the regular Bluetooth transceiver which is present in both the Dualshock 4 and the DualSense. Whichever of the two input signals reaches the PlayStation first will be used. Having two potential commands at once will apparently work to reduce latency, according to the pattern’s description.

The patent image depicts a DualShock 4 controller with a Wi-Fi node in the touchpad area. It was filed nearly two years ago in July of 2019, but given its recent publication, it means that Sony may be considering implementing the technology in future controllers.

In other Sony news, the company has said it aims to exceed PS4’s 14.8 million second-year sales, but a parts shortage might stop that. In the same earnings call, it was revealed that the PlayStation 5 has shipped 4.5 million units in 2020,