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?
Last week Nintendo revealed that the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy would be coming to the Switch. This is ironic because Crash was once a Playstation icon. The original Crash game has never been on a Nintendo system before. I have been looking forward to playing this game since it came out on the Playstation 4. What do you think of being able to play the original Crash game on a Nintendo system?
Nintendo recently held a direct where they announced that Super Smash would be coming to the Switch in 2018. The trailer that they showed off revealed that the two main inklings from Splatoon would be in the game. It also showed a shadow of Champion Link and possibly Mario from Odyssey. I am excited that a new Super Smash is coming to Switch this year. However I hope it isn’t a glorified Wii U port. The amount of ports on the Nintendo Switch is ridiculously high.
This week Nintendo announced a new product called Labo. Labo is an interactive cardboard kit for the Nintendo Switch. There are two kits that will be coming out on April 20th. Toy-Con 1 retails for $69.99 and Toy-Con 2 retails for $79.99. Kit 1 comes with a house, 2 RC cars, a fishing rod, a motorbike and a piano. Everything is controlled with the two Joy-Cons. Kit 2 comes with a robot suit. Each kit comes with software as well.
I think this is a very unique idea, and it will be great for younger kids. I like how interactive it is. I think that the piano, the RC cars, and the robot suit look the most interesting. What do you think about Labo?
Nintendo had a surprise direct for us today. They revealed several games release dates and they also announced several new titles in the works. Mario Tennis Ace was announced in todays direct. It will continue the Mario Tennis series with a story mode. It is due out this spring. Another title that was announced is Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition. It will include all the DLC from the 3DS and Wii U title. It is due to release this spring as well. Nintendo also announced that Dark Souls Remastered would be coming out on May 25th. Nintendo gave us a release date for the upcoming Kirby game as well. It will come out on March 16th.
Nintendo really out did themselves with this mini direct. They also revealed DLC for several games. This includes Super Mario Odyssey, Mario+Rabbids Kingdom Battle and Pokken Tournament DX. In Super Mario Odyssey they have a new mode that allows players to hide balloons for other players to find. Nintendo Revealed two new Pokemon for Pokken Tournament; the two new Pokemon are Blastoise and Aegislash. The DLC for Mario + Rabbids is a new story mode that includes Donkey Kong.
I am really looking forward to Mario Tennis Ace and Kirby Star Allies. It will be great to take these full fledged console games on the go! It is interesting to see the story mode return to Mario Tennis. What games are you looking forward to playing on the Nintendo Switch?
Apple held their big September press conference on September 12 in the Steve Jobs theater. They unveiled their premium iPhone the iPhone X. It’s starting price is 999 dollars. This new iPhone packs a punch, but is it worth the asking price. I would say yes, but it depends on what you use it for.
The iPhone X has a larger screen, Face ID, and the resolution is better. The iPhone X has 458 pixels per inch, the iPhone 8 has 326 pixels per inch and the iPhone 8 Plus has 401 pixels per inch. The resolution is substantially better on the iPhone X. The iPhone X also gets rid of the home button. The biggest reason to get the iPhone X is if you need the extra screen real estate. The iPhone X and the iPhone 8 both have the same processor. They both have the A11 Bionic Chip. The X and the 8 both have 12MP cameras and 4K video recording. The iPhone X does have Animojis though! I recommend going with the iPhone 8 or 8 Plus unless you need the extra screen space.
Apple: iPhone 8
Apple: iPhone X