Saturday, 16 June 2012

New Windows 8 tablets, Nintendo 3DS successor primed, Canon EOS 650D out in UK & the best iPhone game for football fans


New Windows 8 tablets, Nintendo 3DS successor primed, Canon EOS 650D out in UK & the best iPhone game for football fans

Welcome to our weekly Gadget Digest. Now the working week is over, it’s time to sit back and catch up on some of the gadget stories that slipped under the radar. Here’s our roundup of even more story tidbits that hit the headlines this week that we didn’t get the chance to tell you about earlier.

From new cameras to Windows 8 tablet rumours, and this week’s essential app download – read on…

Amazon cancels Nintendo Wii U £199 pre-orders

Canon EOS 650D hits the UK

Arriving in stores today, the new Canon EOS 650D is an entry-level digital SLR with an 18-megapixel sensor, and full 1080p HD video capture. Its LCD offers multitouch, the ability to swipe through menus, playback footage, track faces and more. A HDMI output lets you share any images to a HDTV in an instant. As entry-level digital SLRs go, the EOS 650D sounds like one of the best around.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Solider still the top game, see our review

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Solider is the latest military shooter to top the UK’s gaming charts, mixing tactical warfare with a dose of all out action. It’s pretty good, too. Check out our Ghost Recon: Future Solider review to hear why.

Microsoft ready to unveil new tablets

Microsoft has scheduled a press conference for Monday, where it is believed Microsoft will detail its plans to undercut the iPad by launching cheaper tablets running on Windows 8 and ARM processors. Should Apple be worried? We’ll soon find out. 

Nintendo working on 3DS successor

The Nintendo 3DS is just a year old but already Nintendo’s legendary developer Shigeru Miyamoto is looking ahead to the next generation of Nintendo handheld, confirming that Nintendo is already putting together ideas for it. It shows that, as typical of Nintendo, the company is prepared as always to do its own thing in the face of growing competition from smartphones and tablets. And that’s good news for Nintendo fans.

Download of the week: New Star Soccer

Addictive isn’t the word. In new Star Soccer you live the life of an aspiring football superstar in this smartphone simulation for iOS and Android devices, playing games, training to up your skills, and making important life decisions that will shape what sort of footballer you end up being. A cross between Football Manager and Sensible Soccer, New Star Soccer will keep footy fans entertained possibly forever.

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