MLB 15 The Show review: Infield fly

MLB 15 The Show Review

Rounding first base when it should be heading home


When I elected to review MLB 14 The Show last year, I thought I might be in over my head. I hadn't played any of the recent entries in the series and I didn't think I would fare especially well within the game, regardless of how well put together it was. Thankfully, my worries were misplaced, and I found myself immersed in a sports game for the first time in years.

I was hoping to have a similar experience with MLB 15 The Show, but after spending hours with San Diego Studio's sequel, I have begun to see through the veneer of the improved visuals and have found a game that feels more like a step backwards than a home run.

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Sony SmartWatch 2 SW2 gets a serious price drop

Sony SmartWatch 2 SW2 gets a serious price drop
It’s been some time since we published our Sony Smartwatch 2 Review. If you wanted one they were still holding out at £149.99, but now Amazon have slashed the price right down to just £68.92 here..

It’s billed as a “wireless smartphone notification device” and will also act as one of those “watch” things, telling the time. Grab the Smartwatch 2 app from Google Play on your phone and then you can customise the watch with a new watchface, new wallpapers and widgets.

Operating over Bluetooth it’ll let you push notifications from certain apps to the watch. It also features a 1.3″ OLED display, NFC and the battery should last you a few days.

You can also read text messages and reply with 10 preset messages easily. Not only that, but it’ll let you answer or drop calls, reminders and lots more. For £68.92 it’s really not bad for a punt.

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  • Sony’s hottest Android handset yet is official, but you can’t really buy it

    Sony Xperia Z4 Specs, Release Date and Price

    Sony on Monday unveiled its next flagship Android smartphone, the Xperia Z4 that appeared in a plethora of rumors so far. Unfortunately, the company has only announced the handset for its home market, meaning that Android fans from countries other than Japan won’t be able to really purchase it yet. However, Sony has planned a flagship announcement for international markets for late May, according to Russian publication Hi-Tech.mail.ru.

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    Sony Xperia Z4 launched in Japan

    You won’t be able to understand a word of the Sony press release, but what we can tell you is that the Sony Xperia Z4 has been officially announced in Japan.

    Sony Xperia Z4 launched in Japan

    It comes equipped with a 5.2? IPS LCD 1920 x 1080 display and is just 6.9mm thick.  Powered by a Snapdragon 810 SoC CPU it has 3GB of RAM and either 32 or 64GB of storage plus (are you listening Samsung?) there’s a microSD slot so that you can easily drop in another 128GB.

    Despite the sexy good looks, the device maintains the IP rated dust and water resistance, and it looks similar in design to the Z3.

    Other specs include a 2930mAh battery, 20.7 megapixel rear camera and an uprated, 5.1 megapixel selfie shooter.

    We’re not being told about a launch date anywhere else, so unless you fancy taking a flight to Japan you’ll have to wait a little longer

    Sony Xperia Z4 launched in Japan

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  • Sony’s new flagship smartphone has an image-stabilizing selfie camera

    Sony's unveiled its new smartphone in Japan, the Xperia Z4, and like you might tell from the press images, it's mighty familiar one from a company still looking for its next big hit. Yep there's a lot of similarities compared to the Z3 (a phone that we were pretty happy with), including a 5.2-inch screen, metal frame, support for Hi-Res audio and the same wide-angle 25mm lens on the main camera. Upgrades since last year's model include a frame that's both thinner (down to under 7 mm) and lighter, while camera upgrades are focused on the front, which now gets the same wide-angle lens of the primary shooter as well as digital image stabilization to keep your selfie game completely on point. Sony's also added timer functions for improved posing and group selfies - with or without a stick. The phone launches this summer in Japan, in four shades of metal finish, but no word on where (or if) it'll start its world tour after that. However, we'd put money on a very similar smartphone appearing at some point.

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    iFit Announce Integration with the Sony SmartWatch 3

    iFit is one of the most popular fitness brands, and today they have formally announced that their services will be integrated into the Sony SmartWatch 3.

    iFit provides a complete fitness ecosystem to try and mentor you to a healthier lifestyle  and they partner with well-known companies such as Google Maps, ProForm and NordicTrack to ensure a smooth experience.

    Alongside the Sony Partnership, iFit have a number of their own wearable tracking devices scheduled for release in 2015, from the low-end iFit Act to the high-end iFit Classic and Duo, which set themselves apart by actually looking like a proper mechanical style watch.

    iFit Announce Integration with the Sony SmartWatch 3

    An Official Photo of the iFit Classic – Which looks like a real watch

     

    iFit also have a number of dedicated connected peripherals including an actual bed and a kitchen appliance to ensure complete wraparound support.

    Behind the iFit hardware is a supporting subscription service which keeps a record and analyses your exercise, nutrition & sleep, allowing a tailored service personalised for you. If you sit still for too long you’ll get a reminder to get up and move around, when you want to cook, then personalised recipes will be sent to you, and your sleep patterns will be monitored and analysed.

    This personalised total approach may resolve the engagement issues that I face when having to use multiple apps to track my health and fitness.

    With this wraparound service you can see why it makes sense to integrate it with the Smart Watch 3, as it instantly provides a complete and personalised fitness experience. Hopefully we’ll get  hands-on experience with it soon to see if the reality matches the expectation.

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  • Spotify launches on PS4, PS3 and Xperia devices

    Spotify PS4 Launch

    Starting today, PS4, PS3 and Xperia smartphone and tablet owners will have access to Spotify through the new PlayStation Music app. PlayStation Music will replace the outmoded Music Unlimited service, giving Sony device owners access to Spotify's 30 million songs and 1.5 billion playlists.

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    The winners of the 11th Annual Engadget Awards: Editors’ Choice

    We trotted out some truly precious puppies to announce the winners of this year's Readers' Choice Awards, but now it's time to get down to business. As we do every year, we tasked our editor's with the monumental feat of sifting through the previous year's biggest innovations to select the absolute best in show. While there's some crossover with our Readers' Choice winners (sorry Fire phone), there were a few notable exceptions. But you'll have to check out the gallery below to find out what made the cut.%Gallery-slideshow273600%

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    Sony’s PlayStation Music goes live in 41 countries with Spotify integration

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    After years of trying to make a dent in the music space with its ill-fated services like Music Unlimited, Sony back in January threw down the gauntlet by announcing a partnership with Spotify, the leading music-streaming service.

    Monday, the Japanese company has delivered on that promise with the launch of the new PlayStation Music service with Spotify integration. Available on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 console as well as on Sony’s Xperia smartphones and tablets, the service brings 30 million songs to users in 41 markets around the world.... Read the rest of this post here


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    Sony’s new PlayStation Vue streaming TV service coming to iPad soon

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    Yesterday, Sony launched its long-anticipated streaming television service called PlayStation Vue in select markets like Chicago, New York City and Philadelphia. The online video subscription service doesn’t require a cable or satellite subscription.

    It will be initially available on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 consoles and is coming to Apple’s iPad “in the near future,” the Japanese giant has confirmed.... Read the rest of this post here


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