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PS5 vs. Xbox Series X: Which way will the scale tip

PS5 vs. Xbox Series X: Which way will the scale tip

The gaming console war is heating up again with the two big guns all set to release their iterations in the coming months. Already the anticipation for the two is off the charts as the holiday season is fast approaching and the available information is adding to the excitement. Given what information is available in the public domain, let’s see how the two consoles stack up against each other and which one is the better option.

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Lower-cost Apple Watch SE is just around the corner – what we know

Lower-cost Apple Watch SE is just around the corner – what we know

Apple Watch is by far the finest smartwatches on the block. With all sorts of health features and a design to vouch for, it is pretty much a deal. Currently, only Apple Watch Series 5 and Apple Watch Series 3 are available on the market. While the former is a top of the line offering, the Apple Watch Series 3 is the more affordable version with somewhat dated design.

This year, Apple is rumored to be working on the Series 6, which will be the finest watch yet. What’s for the masses – you can argue Apple doesn’t care much, however, the Cupertino giant is likely to also release an Apple Watch SE on the lines of iPhone SE (2020) with an older design and innards to impress, but it may only land sometime early next year.

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Chrono Trigger at 25: Into the Future

Chrono Trigger at 25: Into the Future

All this week, I’ve been writing a series of articles about my favorite game of all time, Chrono Trigger, as it reaches its 25th anniversary. I've held up the game's story, characters, and music all as examples of what makes this game great, but there's one thing I've yet to touch on that I feel deserves a special mention: the twist.

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Chrono Trigger at 25: Music to time travel to

Chrono Trigger at 25: Music to time travel to

So far this week, we’ve talked about how Chrono Trigger’s story and characters make it one of the best games ever made, but today we’re talking about what might just be my favorite aspect of the game: the soundtrack. I’ve long felt that video game music often doesn't get the attention it deserves, but in the realm of RPGs, that doesn’t seem to be true. It’s never hard to find an RPG fan who will tell you precisely why the soundtrack in their favorite game is so good, and today, I get to be that fan.

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Chrono Trigger at 25: The enemy of my enemy

Chrono Trigger at 25: The enemy of my enemy

Something that I think a lot of people hold in high regard when it comes to Chrono Trigger is the game’s cast of characters. It’s small - you only get a total of seven party members over the course of the game - but I think that somewhat limited focus allows for better characterization on the whole. Since you’re traveling through different time periods as you play the game, naturally your party members come from all the eras you visit.

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Chrono Trigger at 25: A story for the ages

Chrono Trigger at 25: A story for the ages

Story is, of course, the cornerstone of any role playing game, and that was as true 25 years ago as it is today. The less-capable hardware of the Super Nintendo didn’t diminish the storytelling capabilities of Yuji Horii, Masato Kato, and their team of writers when it came to crafting Chrono Trigger's plot, and I would argue that they wound up penning one of the best stories gaming has ever seen.

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Chrono Trigger at 25: The best game I’ve ever played

Chrono Trigger at 25: The best game I’ve ever played

Here in the United States, Chrono Trigger turned 25 years old this month. The game first released in the US on August 11th, 1995, five months to the day after its launch in Japan. Chrono Trigger was released smack in the middle of what could be considered a golden age for Square, as the company released Final Fantasy VI and the Capcom-developed Breath of Fire the year before, while Super Mario RPG and Final Fantasy VII were just a year and two years off, respectively. Each of those games can be considered behemoths in the world of RPGs all their own, but somehow, Chrono Trigger still demands attention.

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Best mid-range phones worth your money in 2020

Best mid-range phones worth your money in 2020

Buying a mid-range phone that hits all the right notes can be a mind-bending tasks these days, given the amount of competition in the segment. The stakes are high in this particular smartphone market that ranges anywhere between $300 - $600 depending on a device and variants, if any.

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Motorola Razr 2 may impress little and fold up

Motorola Razr 2 may impress little and fold up

Motorola failed to impress the foldable display phone takers in its first attempt. The Lenovo-owned company is now slated to redo it, better this time, by flipping the smartphone experience again at the virtual hardware event lined up for September 9, 2020. The Chicago-based phone maker is expected to release the successor to the 2019’s most anticipated foldable phone – Motorola Razr in Motorola Razr 2 or Motorola Razr 5G, as it is likely to be called.

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Surface Duo feels like a stopgap

Surface Duo feels like a stopgap

There's no denying that Microsoft's new Surface Duo has the wow-factor. A waif-like clamshell of soft-touch metal, that smoothly hinges open to reveal not one but two touchscreens - complete with Surface Pen support - it's hard not to look at it and think of a sci-fi movie prop. Yet Microsoft aims to put its futuristic gizmo on sale next month.

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IFA 2020 is not the usual: The difference and what to expect

IFA 2020 is not the usual: The difference and what to expect

2020 is not like any other year in the past. The global pandemic we are reeling under has changed the way we perceive life. In all the gloom, technology has been a ray of hope for connectivity, entertainment, and more. 2020 is the year when remote working and learning have really kicked off and medicine is touching new highs. We cannot predict how the world will change hereafter, for what we can do is, find the new normal and rebound back.

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Pixel 4 discontinued – Mantra for Pixel 5’s success

Pixel 4 discontinued – Mantra for Pixel 5’s success

Google has been trying to hit the right balance between form and function with its Pixel phones ever since the debut of Pixel and Pixel XL. While they excel in certain dimensions, a few shortcomings have let them down. Recently, Google has made certain moves that has stirred the internet and put experts into thinking about the company’s loss of faith in Pixel 4. Though Pixel 5 is on the charts - retiring the Pixel 4 and 4 XL even before the 2020 flagship has put a foot in the door - there has to be some kind of strategic brilliance or probably a move to rectify the bad decisions made in the past.

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