Hype for the PS5 is arguably at an all time high, so when better for Sony to release brand new exclusive to keep us chomping at the bit for more? Enter Days Gone: the developer’s answer to The Last of Us-shaped survival horror hole in our hearts. Its certainly been heavily advertised as one of the best PS4 games... except Sony’s latest offering hasn’t exactly had us salivating the way we hoped, instead leaving a pretty bland taste in our post-apocalyptic starving mouths. So, here at TechRadar, two of our editors decided to have a good ol’ fashioned fireside chat about where Days Gone has gone wrong and whether Sony is losing its grip on the exclusivity crown in the hopes of answering the question: Should I buy Days Gone on PS4?Vic Hood (VH), Gaming Writer: So Nick, I don't know about you but I found Days Gone to arguably be one of the most disappointing titles of this year. I know we're not very far in to 2019 but I've been super hyped for this title … [Read more...] about Fireside chat: is Days Gone worth buying?
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A motorcycle helmet? Yep, that works with Alexa. The Rachio 3 sprinkler controller? That, too. How about that guy over there playing a Roland keyboard? OK, we're going to be here all day if we keep doing this.Amazon's Alexa booth at last week's CES tech show in Las Vegas emphasized one point to death: If electricity runs through it, it can work with the Alexa voice assistant. The centerpiece of the bathed-in-Alexa-blue booth was an Audi e-tron sedan beneath a giant circular billboard filled with voice commands, including "Alexa, how's the traffic to the airport?" and "Alexa, buy air freshener for my car."Just around the corner in the Sands Expo, in a far less flashy meeting room, Pete Thompson, vice president of Alexa Voice Service, outlined some of Amazon's plans for the digital assistant in the new year, including making Alexa a default feature in new devices and appliances."I think about the kid that walks up now to any screen and touches it because they just assume it's a … [Read more...] about What Amazon’s Alexa will tell us in 2019
When I moved to Williamsburg in August, I knew that sooner or later, I would have to map out a plan on how to commute once the area’s main Subway lifeline shutters service between Brooklyn and Manhattan. My Honda S2000 wouldn’t save me. Neither would my Subaru WRX STI. So here’s how I’m fighting New York’s worst traffic nightmare: A Moto Guzzi. Basically, I convinced myself that I needed to get into riding because the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s L train subway line service between Manhattan and Brooklyn will be shutting down temporarily for 15 months, starting in April 2019. The line serves as the primary underground transit artery to and from Williamsburg and has around 275,000 riders relying on it daily. While I realize most of you don’t give two shits, or even one, about New York’s transit woes, take a moment to realize what a nearly unprecedented disaster this is for any city. The motorcycle option was attractive to me for a few … [Read more...] about I Bought a Motorcycle to Defeat the Subway
Jalopnik Reviews All of our test drives in one convenient place. The 2018 BMW X2 crossover came out to mixed reactions from the enthusiast community, I still think the roundel badge on the C-pillar is a little much. But after doing a few hundred miles in one of these, I’ve decided the X2 is actually kind of awesome if you can appreciate what it is: a faster, fancier Subaru Crosstrek. (Full disclosure: BMW had an X2 left at the Newark Airport for me to get around in for a few days. I gave it back to them eventually.) What Is It? This pug-snouted high riding hatchback is, like most other mass market cars, a crossover between what a car and SUV are supposed to be–small footprint with rough road and substantial cargo capability. Plus, of course, a dash of performance driving pretenses. That’s what the extra BMW badge is there to remind you of. Don’t let the number fool you—this isn’t a crossover version of our beloved rear- and all-wheel … [Read more...] about The 2018 BMW X2 Actually Surprised Me
AVQ&A Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences. Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d like us and the readers to answer? Email us at [email protected] We wrap up our coverage of 1998 Week today with the following question, which addresses our list of 1998’s 20 best films: What film should’ve made our list of the best movies of 1998? Mike D’Angelo Two middling, unnecessary sequels may have tarnished its luster a bit, butHenry Fool remains one of Hal Hartley’s finest efforts, as … [Read more...] about What films deserved to make our “best of 1998” list?