Weekly Wrap-up: 5/24 – 5/30

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Google details Android M, new Photos service at IO event

Google held their annual Google IO developer event this week and made several announcements. More Details about the Android M OS were revealed including the new Now On Tap feature which makes Google searches even faster. Google also detailed the new Google Photos service (available now) which is no longer tied to Google+ and offers free unlimited storage. There were also details on the new Android Pay service, iOS support for Google Cardboard, the ability to use Google Maps offline and making clothes into Android wearable devices. Techradar has a great write-up on all the big news from the event. Check it out at the link below.

http://www.techradar.com/us/news/world-of-tech/google-io-2015-what-we-want-to-see-1270390

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Taking off the Glasses: Metal Gear Solid

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*Taking off the Glasses is a new feature in which I review retro classics while taking into account modern standards and innovations. Basically, it is me looking at older games without nostalgia glasses. I look at how well the game holds up in multiple respects. Please remember this just my opinion.

Metal Gear Solid.

Is there any self-proclaimed gamer who doesn’t know about this game or the franchise it spawned. Metal Gear Solid’s influence on the industry is undeniable. When player’s first got their hands on Hideo Kojima’s masterpiece in 1998, it was truly unlike anything anyone had ever played before. All those games you play today with thrilling cinematic sequences that look they came straight out of movies arguably owe their existence to Metal Gear Solid. Metal Gear is as synonymous with video games as Mario, Zelda, Doom or Call of Duty.

Okay, so it is pretty clear that Metal Gear Solid is an important, influential and beloved game. The real question is “is it a good game?” More specifically, is Metal Gear Solid still a solid, no pun intended, and fun experience today? For one moment, forget everything you know about Metal Gear Solid. Forget popping that disc into your PlayStation and taking control of Snake on the snowy grounds of Shadow Moses for the first time. What would it be like if knew nothing about the game, never heard of it before and played it for the first time right now? Would it be a good game? That’s what I’m going to find out.

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Weekly Wrap-up: 5/17 – 5/23

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First public Doom footage, gameplay reveal at E3

Id software has confirmed that the new Doom will be officially revealed at this year’s E3 during Bethesda’s press event. The announcement was made through a very short, less than 10 seconds, teaser offering tiny glimpses off the iconic double-barrel shotgun and Revenant enemy. Gameplay footage of the new Doom was first shown exclusively to QuakeCon attendees last year. The teaser marked the first time the public has had a chance to see the game in action.

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Weekly Wrap-up: 4/27 – 5/2

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Silent Hills Canceled, P.T. removed from PlayStation Store

The Guillermo Del Toro and Hideo Kojima Silent Hill project, known as Silent Hills, has been officially canceled according to publisher Konami. Though not confirmed, the cancelation is most likely the result of the split between Konami and Kojima. Additionally, the game’s demo known as P.T. was removed from the PlayStation Store earlier this week. Silent Hills, and the P.T. demo, was received very well by fans and media when it was announced in August of last year.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/04/28/silent-hill-is-the-real-victim-in-the-konamikojima-split

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