Tech Trends and the Games We’re Excited To Play This 2017

 

New technology and revival of classics await

 

 

GADGETS

 

Xbox Project Scorpio

There’s a new Xbox to hit stores this 2017 and rumor has it, it’s going to be better than the PS4. The guys over at Microsoft said it themselves, it’s going to be “the most powerful console ever.” With an eight-core AMD APU with 320 gig per second of memory, a GPU able to compute at 6 teraflops at full 4K resolution (in English, faster loading time of everything!!), the ability to run games at 60 frames per second and with VR capabilities, we’re more than sure Xbox’s Project Scorpio will knock our socks and knickers off.

 

iMAC 2017

A new iPhone or Macbook comes out every year, but what about the iMac? We’ve waited years for the new update and finally, Apple is coming out with one! The new iMac is said to have 5K displays, USB-C type ports, Intel 10-core Xeon E7and possibly a new Touch Bar. We just hope the iMac gets just as much love as the iPhone 8.

 

iPhone

 

Speaking of the iPhone 8, we’ve been told that if you’re waiting to get a new phone next year, Apple’s 10th anniversary offering is worth the wait. And with an edge-to edge glass display and no home button, and rumors of the tech company using a flexy OLED display, the iPhone 8 sounds promising. See what’s on our iPhone 8 wishlist.

 

Nintendo Switch

Pegged for younger audiences, the Nintendo Switch is not just a home console, but a portable one, too. It comes in tablet form with two detachable controllers on each side and becomes a home console when you put it on the docking station.

 

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung is planning a major comeback this 2017. All we’ve heard though is that the Galaxy S8 will have auto focus sensors on its front-facing camera, a 4K display and much faster processors. As for foldability, we’ll find out if this phone going to be part of their flexible range in Q1 of 2017.

 

The Possible Death of Cable TV

 

With devices such as Chromecast and Roku, which allow us to watch and stream videos on much bigger screens (yas to Netflix on TV!), cable TV might just be on its way out. Now if you’re more brand specific, there’s a Samsung Android TV or an Apple TV; both transforms an ordinary TV into a smart TV and gives you access to multiple channels and content in one screen. The only difference, of course, is that each has content limited to either Android or iOS.

 

 

GAMES

 

Halo Wars 2

Release: February 21, 2017

Platform: Xbox One, PC

 

 

The real-time strategy based war game is back with a vengeance and the trailer looks promising.

 

Lego Worlds

Release: February 24, 2017
Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC

 

 

Lego Worlds is out this 2017 and here’s what we love about it: Master Builders can create just about anything they can imagine! Can be played co-op or as competitive multi-player.

 

Mass Effect: Andromeda

Release: March 2017
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

 

 

The latest sci-fi epic from BioWare is heading to the Andromeda galaxy and with it comes vast new planets to explore. But while the idea of everything new got our video game-loving hearts fluttering, it’s nice to know there will be familiar faces and the type of game (RPG + third-person shooter combat) will essentially still be the same.

 

Tekken 7

Release: Q1 2017

Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC

 

 

We heard this is going to be the last of the game series and will finally reveal how the saga ends for the Mishima clan.

 

Detroit: Become Human

Release: 2017

Platform: PS4

 

 

We know little about Detroit: Become Human save for the fact that it’s a sci-fi game by game developer Quantic Dream (Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls). That and the trailer was so good. So good.

 

Death Stranding

Release: 2017

 

 

Because Hideo Kojima and Norman Reedus!!! And while the game has no official genre yet, the creators said it’s going to be an action game if we must put a genre on it. Though after watching the trailer, we’re not sure about anything except that we can't wait to play it already.

 

God of War

Release date: 2017

Platforms: PS4

 

 

The highly anticipated God of War release is said to have reimagined gameplay mechanics that fans of the game will love. Whatever that means, we’re sold.

 

Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy

Release: 2017

Platforms: PS4

 

 

One of the most iconic games of the 90s, Crash Bandicoot returns to the screens this year. We’re sure the remastered version will still have the same impressive gameplay that endeared Crash to young and adult gamers alike.

 

Metal Gear Survive

Release: 2017

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

 

 

Without Hideo Kojima on board, Metal Gear fans were worried how Survive will fare. But seeing the trailer, Survive looks like a completely new game, which we’re welcoming. Because hey, It could still be a lot of fun.

 

Unchartered: The Lost Legacy

Release: 2017

Platforms: PS4

 

 

Unchartered 4 was one of the best games of 2016 and we have our hopes up for Lost Legacy. Following Chloe this time around, we’re just excited there’s a new Unchartered game.

 

 

 

 

 

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