Tomb Raider: Lara Croft & The Guardian Of Light Screenshots

tomb-raider-underworld-lara-croftLast week we mentioned that Crystal Dynamics were set to release a brand new downloadable Tomb Raider game titled Lara Croft and The Guardian of Light. At the time, there weren’t any screenshots to show you, but some have just surfaced and upon my first look, it made me wince.

It looks more like a platform puzzle game compared to what we’re used to seeing Lara Croft doing. The camera is very Alien Breed-esque which, for a Lara Croft game, doesn’t bode well in my opinion.
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Iron Man 2 Trailer #2

iron-man-2-poster-war-machineA new Iron Man 2 trailer is doing the rounds on the big WWW and it’s looking like it could be just as good, if not even better than the first. From what I saw, it looks like Tony Stark is lapping up his new found mega fame as Iron Man, but the US government aren’t best pleased and want Iron Man to be owned by the US Military.

A bit more is shown of Mickey Rourke’s Whiplash and of Iron Man and War Machine fighting together which does look pretty awesome! There’s also a new Iron Man suit this time around which looks like a portable suit of some kind that Tony Stark can carry around with him, but don’t worry, the red and gold suit is still there.
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Zath’s Technology & Gadget Roundup (08/03/2010)

It’s the start of another week here on Zath, wow this year is really flying by, but at least it starting to get sunny here in the UK – anyway let’s have a quick look back at some of the interesting technology and gadget articles in the past week…

LG InTouch Max (GW620) Review – we’ve reviewed quite a few LG mobile phone handsets over the past couple of years and now we’ve had chance to take a proper look at LG’s first Android mobile phone, it’s perhaps not everything that you might have wanted if you’re looking to move from an iPhone, however if you’re looking for a good low priced Android handset, then this could be the one for you!

Google Buzz iPhone App Launched – well it didn’t take a long did it? You can now get an iPhone app that works as a software client for the latest social network; Google Buzz. I have an iPhone and have looked at the Google webpage app, but haven’t really used it. It’s good to see separate clients appearing for Google Buzz as it wasn’t until I started using clients with Twitter that I properly used that.
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Monkey Island 2: Special Edition On Its Way? (Rumour)

monkey-island-2-lechucks-revenge-coverWe could be about to see an announcement from Lucasarts on the re-release of Monkey Island 2. Following on from the success that Lucasarts had from re-releasing the first Monkey Island: Special Edition, why would they not do it for the second? Which was arguably a better game?

Of course if they did re-release the second of Guybrush Threepwood’s adventures, I sure it would get a graphical overhaul as well as audio for the characters in the game.

I’m a big fan of Monkey Island of have them all set on my shelf including the latest Tales of Monkey Island, so to get to play Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge with better visuals sounds like fun to me.
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VOi Lorem iPhone Case Review

voi-lorem-iphone-case-black-smallWhen you live in a world filled with expensive gadgets and gizmos, you’re going to want to protect that shiny new hi-tech gadget investment of yours! The iPhone is by far the most popular smartphone on the planet, but even the folks from Cupertino can’t protect your phone from the everyday beatings it will undoubtedly endure.

With many iPhone covers and cases on the market, it may be hard to choose how you want to protect your iPhone, but the VOi ‘Lorem’ iPhone Case one that’s certainly caught my eye and is rather effective at keeping your indispensable iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS from cracking (literally) under the pressure of everyday life…
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Revenge of the Wounded Dragons Review (PSN)

revenge-of-the-wounded-dragons-ps3-logoWhen I first saw this I was thinking it looked like a classic side scrolling beat ‘em up, a lot like Street of Rage/Double Dragon and that maybe it could be a real gem from the Playstation Network (PSN), well once the PSN login error has been fixed. But unfortunately I was left quite disappointed by Wounded Dragons.

The aim of the game is to save what appears to be your sister from some mob bosses as they stormed the shop, killed your father and took off with your sister. All in all, not very nice guys. So it’s up to the brothers to fight their way to the top bosses and get back their sister and revenge for the death of their father.

It’s only a short game and should only take you a few hours to complete as there are 4 chapters to the game, each with 6 areas to fight your way through before the big boss.
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LG InTouch Max (GW620) Review

lg-gw620-qwerty-keyboard-slide-out-view-smallThe LG InTouch Max (GW620) is LG’s first attempt at an Android smartphone. Serving the budget end of the market, the GW620 is available from free on a £20 a month contract with T-Mobile in the UK. This is the same headset that Zath got to have a hands-on test with a few months ago when we attended the LG Mobile Event (November 2009), we liked the look of it and wrote up our own LG GW620 (Android) preview about the handset, so be sure to take a look at that first – it would appear our hope for a better name has in fact happened with LG playing up the social networking possibilities of this handset by calling it the LG InTouch Max!

Hardware

The LG InTouch Max (GW620) is the first Android device I’ve used with a hardware keyboard, which naturally makes the device thicker than others available on the market, although it doesn’t feel unnatural when holding it without the keyboard slid out. On the front of the device there are 2 soft touch buttons for home and back, and a physical button in the centre, allowing you to access settings of each app open.
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Tesco Clubcard iPhone App Review

tesco-clubcard-iphone-app-icon-logoHave you seen the new Tesco Clubcard iPhone App? If you’re a loyal Tesco customer like me (well I have a loyalty card, so clearly I must be) and have an iPhone then here’s your chance to get rid of one of those numerous cards from your wallet or purse!

Tesco’s Clubcard app for the iPhone is a pretty simple one in its current form, you enter your clubcard details into it and it then will display a barcode whenever you load up the app.

Therefore all you need to do when you’re next at the Tesco checkout is load up the app and have it scanned at the till instead of plucking out you a card from your wallet or purse or perhaps using one of the keyring barcodes they’ve also sent out to people.
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Contour USB Diabetes Meter / Monitoring System

contour-usb-diabetes-meter-monitoring-system-smallDiabetes affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide and is predicted by some to become one of, if not the biggest health issues of the 21st century. Up to now, many diabetics manage their blood glucose levels using some form of electronic reader.

They are then left up to their own devices to keep a note of any recurring trends which need to be addressed. This could mean that problems go unnoticed could cause further issues in the long term.

Thankfully, Bayer Diabetes Care have come up with a solution for simpler management of the condition. Their Contour USB Diabetes Meter accurately records up to 2000 readings of blood glucose levels and directly plugs into any PC via USB. It contains 500Mb of storage for all your personal diabetes records and information.
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Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid Concept Car

porsche-918-spyder-concept-car-smallThe world, as you probably know, has in recent years developed somewhat of an obsession with ‘going green’. Renewable energy sources, reducing packaging, but one of the most major breakthroughs in terms of being environmentally friendly must be the development of the hybrid car. A car that can happily switch between a roaring, gas guzzling petrol engine, and a silent (but deadly?) electric one.

Electric concept cars are all the rage now, many have tried their hand in this market, most notably Toyota with the Prius and Tesla with their prestigous Roadster. Now however, there is a new player. Porsche. Well known for their reasonably priced high performance sports cars and a spatter of other vehicles. Certainly, I would never have expected such a manufacturer to unveil not one, but three hybrids. But never fear, they still do the earth shattering speeds you may be used to.
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