Last week Facebook released the Oculus Go. It is the first truly affordable VR headset that doesn’t require a smartphone. There are two models, a 199 dollar version with 32GB and a 249 dollar version with 64GB. The headset has spatial audio drivers built right into it. I think this is really cool and immersive. The headset also comes with a controller and an eyeglass spacer. As for software the Oculus go already has over 1,000 apps and games. I can’t wait to try it out.
Source: Oculus Go Site
This week Microsoft announced that 19 original Xbox games would be coming to the backward compatible program this month. This includes some notable Starwars classics coming out on April 26. Starwars Battlefront, Starwars Battlefront 2 and Starwars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy. They are also releasing Jade Empire, The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind and SSX3. I am really excited to play the original Battlefront games on my Xbox One. The pixel count will also be increased so that the games look better than ever before. What do you think about being able to play the original Battlefront games on Xbox One? Click the link below for the full list of Xbox games coming to Xbox One this month.
The Google Pixelbook is an amazing hybrid, and there is a lot that you can do with it. I am currently writing this review on the Google Pixelbook. The computer is sleek and efficient. The keyboard works well and it lights up at night so that you can see the keys. One thing the keyboard is missing is a caps lock button. You have to hold what would be the caps lock button and the alt key to activate it. There are lots of nice shortcuts on the keyboard. There is a volume shortcut, brightness shortcut, and a window expand shortcut.
The Google Pixelbook I bought has 8GB of ram, a 128GB hard drive, and an Intel i5 processor. The computer has two USB C’s, one on each side for convenient charging. The Pixelbook was just under 1000 dollars without the stylus. The main reason I got it was to use it as a hybrid and so far it has worked out great.
Chrome OS allows you to install apps from the Google Play store. So far I have only found one application that doesn’t work properly. The Tetris app from EA doesn’t seem to work at the moment. I installed all my favorite apps from Hulu and Netflix to FE Heroes.
Since the Pixelbook is a Google product it gets all the latest updates as soon as they are ready to go. I would highly recommend the Google Pixelbook to anyone looking for a hybrid that you can use on the go. I give the Google Pixelbook a 9 out of 10.
Google Pixelbook Score: 9/10
+Google Play Store Applications
-No Caps Lock Button
-Not all Google Play Apps Work
Back in 1994, Shaq Fu came out on the SNES and the Genesis. It was not received with great reception. The average user rating on Gamespot is 4.5 out of 10. Big Deez Productions decided to make a sequel to fix the mistakes of the past game. It is called Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn. They started an indiegogo campaign, and have raised over 450,000 dollars. The gameplay actually looks pretty fun. I don’t think it will be the best game of 2018, but I think it will be better than the original Shaq Fu game. Will you pick up this humorous game when it comes out on June 5th, 2018?
This week Activision announced the Spyro: Reignited Trilogy. The trilogy includes Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage and Spyro: Year of the Dragon. I am honestly looking forward to this more than I was looking forward to the Crash remakes. Right now it is coming to Xbox One and PS4. I hope it comes to Switch in the future. The game looks incredible in HD, and I can’t wait to try it out. Are you looking forward to playing the remastered Spyro games?
Apple held a special education event today where they announced their new iPad. The new iPad is going to cost 329 dollars for the general public and 299 dollars for schools. The new iPad has support for the Apple pen. It was previously only supported on the iPad pro. The new iPad has the A10 Fusion Chip with a 64 bit architecture. It also has better cameras for Facetime and augmented reality. The back camera has 8 megapixels with 1080p HD video recording. What do you think of Apple’s new 9.7 inch iPad? Are you going to pick one up?
Activision revealed Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on March 8th. The game will come out on October 12, 2018. I have never been a big fan of the Call of Duty games. That doesn’t mean that the games haven’t been solid. It will be interesting to see how this one pans out. More details about this game will come out on May 17th. I hope this game comes out on the Nintendo Switch. Are you excited for Black Ops 4?