Metal Gear Survive, Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, Shadow of the Colossus, and Other Games Releasing This February

Metal Gear Survive, Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, Shadow of the Colossus, and Other Games Releasing This February


  • Shadow of the Colossus for the PS4 is a remaster of the PS2 classic
  • Metal Gear Survive is the first entry in the series minus its creator
  • Bayonetta 1 and 2 will come to the Nintendo Switch

Now that the 2017 hangover is done with, we’re now stepping into February where an exciting lineup of games wait us. We have some great remasters like Secret of Mana and Shadow of the Colossus, along with some ports of some of the hottest action games that we didn’t get to play the first time around. Don’t worry, we have some great originals releases out in February too. Here’s our un-cluttered list of the games that are a must-play this month, starting with a spin-off on the biggest stealth game franchise ever.


Metal Gear Survive
The Metal Gear Solid franchise has a long, convoluted history behind it that was masterfully pieced together by the legendary game developer Hideo Kojima. He may be out working on his own new IP, but Konami has found a way that may just make the franchise more interesting – by adding zombies.

It sounds like an easy cash grab, but Metal Gear survive does have a lot of new concepts at work that help it transition well from a stealth action game to a survival horror one. Besides the hide and attack bits, you can now craft a myriad of items and traps on the fly to better prepare for the zombie apocalypse. Or at least give you some very entertaining ways for dealing with them.


  • Metal Gear Survive release date: February 22
  • Metal Gear Survive platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One
  • Metal Gear Survive price: Rs. 2,790 on PC & Xbox One, Rs. 2,750 on PS4 ($39.99 in the US)

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition
It’s time for old-school strategy game fans to relive their glory days. Age of Empires returns with much better visuals, improved gameplay, and basically all the pampering you’ve come to expect from modern gaming, while retaining the original feel. It’s not just a cheap remaster either. Age of Empires has been rebuilt from the ground-up with 4K visuals, redone narration and pacing, as well what’s touted to be a much better 8-player online multiplayer gaming experience. Will it touch the right nostalgic chords? We’ll know soon enough.


  • Age of Empires: DE release date: February 20
  • Age of Empires: DE platforms: PC
  • Age of Empires: DE price: Rs. 574 ($19.99 in the US)

Bayonetta 1+2 Collection
Missed Bayonetta 2? Can’t blame you considering it was originally released only on the Nintendo Wii U. But now with the immensely more popular Nintendo Switch, the game will finally have the reach that it deserves. To make sure you’re completely up to speed for the upcoming Bayonetta 3, you also get the original Bayonetta as well, which simply sweetens the deal.


  • Bayonetta 1+2 Collection release date: February 16
  • Bayonetta 1+2 Collection platforms: Switch
  • Bayonetta 1+2 Collection price: $59.99 USD (roughly Rs.3,830)

Kingdom Come: Deliverance
It’s not Skyrim, but it is a story-driven open-world RPG that will just scratch that itch. Kingdom Come: Deliverance offers a highly detailed and period accurate set pieces including real-world locations and castles, and spins a story that’s ripe with the right amount of facts and fiction. Even the combat style and soundtrack used in the game are real representations of the 15th century European setting that the game is based in. If you like attention to minute details, then this game is exactly what you need.


  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance release date: February 13
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance price: Rs. 1,179 on PC, Rs. 3,999 on consoles ($59.99 in the US)

Shadow of the Colossus
Yes we know it’s been remastered before on the PS3 and originally on the PS2 before that, but the PS4 version of Shadow of the Colossus is a whole new beast. The visuals are brand new in this version instead of just a texture upgrade that we saw in the PS3 re-release, so the game looks a lot better than it ever did. Moreover the most frustrating part of the original game has been redone as well. Yes, we’re talking about the controls. If you haven’t played this game on any of the previous generation of consoles, you should give this one a try only for the most epic boss battles in the history of PlayStation.


  • Shadow of the Colossus release date: February 7
  • Shadow of the Colossus platforms: PS4
  • Shadow of the Colossus price: Rs. 2,750 ($39.99 in the US)

This isn’t all either, if you’re using Xbox Live Gold, here’s what you can play this month.

Games for Xbox Live Gold – February 2018

  • Shadow Warrior (Xbox One)
  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles – India (Xbox One, Feb 16 to Mar 15)
  • Split/Second (Xbox 360, Feb 1 to 15)
  • Crazy Taxi (Xbox 360, Feb 16 to 28)

What are you planning to play this month? Let us know via the comments.




OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition Set to Launch in India Today

OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition Set to Launch in India Today


  • Launch event to be followed by screening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • OnePlus 5T Star Wars edition to be available from December 15
  • Sports a white back panel, Star Wars logo, and red Alert Slider

Announced earlier this month, the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition, will be released at an event in Mumbai on December 14 at 7pm. OnePlus, in collaboration with the Star Wars: The Last Jedi, will showcase the smartphone at a special event at IMAX Wadala in Mumbai. After the launch event, a special screening of the movie will be held for fans that bought the tickets last week.

The OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition will go on sale on,, and at various offline OnePlus experience stores in Bengaluru and Noida from December 15, the same date as the India release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Apart from a white back panel, a Star Wars logo on the back, and a red-coloured Alert Slider, there are no other cosmetic hardware changes on the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition. The smartphone does include a Stormtrooper wallpaper that matches the deep black front of the limited edition OnePlus 5T.

Specifications of the new phone are expected to be identical to the OnePlus 5T launched in India last month. The OnePlus 5T sports a 6.01-inch Optic AMOLED full-HD+ display with a resolution of 1080×2160 pixels and an 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a 2.5GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, coupled with up to 8GB RAM and 128GB inbuilt storage that’s not expandable.

In the camera department, the OnePlus 5T has a dual-camera setup with a 16-megapixel IMX398 sensor and a 20-megapixel Sony IMX350 sensor along with f/1.7 aperture lenses. On the front is a 16-megapixel Sony IMX371 sensor for selfies and video calls. It packs a 3300mAh non-removable battery that supports fast charging through the company’s Dash Charge technology. The OnePlus 5T was recently updated with OxygenOS 4.7.4 that brings camera and system improvements to the smartphone.

A ‘Lava Red’ variant of the OnePlus 5T was launched recently in China.

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  • Great battery life
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Moto X4 Android One Edition for Project Fi Launched: Price, Specifications

Moto X4 Android One Edition for Project Fi Launched: Price, Specifications


  • The handset has been priced at $399 (roughly Rs. 25,800)
  • The company has started taking the pre-orders for the new variant
  • The Android One edition will offer “Pure Android” experience to users

Earlier this month, a leaked render of the Moto X4 variant with Android One branding popped up on the Internet and on Wednesday, Google finally announced the new handset officially. Notably, the search giant has launched the Moto X4 Android One edition for Project Fi exclusively in the US. The Android One variant of Moto X4 has been priced at $399 (roughly Rs. 25,800) and can be pre-ordered from the Project Fi website starting Wednesday itself. The new edition has been launched in Super Black and Sterling Blue colours.

If you are wondering what you will get with Android One edition of the Moto X4, it will offer a “Pure Android” experience and “carefully curated set of preinstalled apps” as per the company. “For example, it comes optimised for the Google Assistant to help you get more done, and offers high-quality video calling with Google Duo. You’ll also get access to the latest updates from Android, such as Android Oreo before the end of the year. Android One Moto X4 will be among the first to receive an upgrade to Android P,” the company said in its blog post.

If we talk about specifications, the handset comes with the same configuration as the regular variant of Moto X4. This means, the Moto X4 Android One edition packs a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) LTPS IPS display with 424ppi pixel density and Corning Gorilla Glass protection. It is powered by the 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 octa-core SoC paired with Adreno 508 GPU and 3GB of RAM.

In terms of optics, the Android One edition of Moto X4 sports a dual camera setup at the back. It houses one 12-megapixel dual autofocus sensor with f/2.0 aperture and 1.4-micron pixels; and another 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle sensor with 120-degree field of view, f/2.2 aperture, and 1.12-micron pixels. This dual camera setup comes alongside a colour correlated temperature (CCT) dual-LED flash and PDAF. At front, the handset sports a 16-megapixel shooter for taking selfies. The handset houses a 3000mAh battery.

The company is also providing users with a trade-in offer, if you have an older Nexus phone and want to trade it in for a new device, the company will give you up to $165 for select Nexus devices. Further, if you trade-in the old device for an Android One Moto X4 by October 5, you’ll earn an extra $50 Fi credit.

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The Moto X Pure Edition is an Anti-Bloatware Smartphone



Most smartphones are sold with carrier bloatware on top of manufacturer bloatware, but the value of a phone that’s “pure Android” is to eliminate much of that annoyance.

The Moto X Pure Edition is the third and latest iteration of the Moto X, and surprisingly priced lower than 2014’s Moto X. It’s the first Motorola phone with which Lenovo has been involved. And the device may become best known for what it doesn’t have rather than for what it does.

Key Moto X Pure Edition Features

The Moto X Pure Edition, is now larger, with a 5.7-inch 520 ppi Quad HD LCD screen. It retains many of the quick functions of older Moto X iterations, but this time around has a microSD card slot to expand file storage capacity to 128GB.

The overall size of the new Moto X isn’t too large or too small, but will feel slightly heavier to seasoned flagship smartphone users.

Twist-of-the-wrist camera activation is still a signature feature. As with 2013’s original Moto X, this model also encourages you to use your voice to initiate commands, such as sending texts by dictating words to someone in your contacts list.

You can also activate a useful flashlight by moving the phone downward, quickly and twice. In sunlight, the screen on the new Moto X is great if you turn the brightness up.

Moto X Pure Edition Pros

Moto X Pure Edition Android smartphone reviewThe Moto X is sold unlocked and is surprisingly designed to work on all of the four major U.S. carriers. According to Motorola, the phone operates on the following wireless bands: GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHzUMTS/HSPA+: 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz CDMA 800, 850, 1900 MHz4G LTE B1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 25, 26, 38, 41.

Bloatware was deliberately left out of previous Moto X phones and the trend continues on this year’s Moto X. It uses a 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 with hexa-core processor which works well running multiple apps, using 3GB of RAM.

The TurboPower 25 charger is included and provides even faster charging, when compared to the charger included with the ASUS ZenFone 2. Motorola’s charger also didn’t get hot.

The backspace key on the keyboard thankfully deletes one character at a time, at a sane speed, unlike Samsung keyboards which overzealously delete on a long press. You can also program custom shortcuts in the Moto X’s “Personal Dictionary” setting, such as “hhh” for “http://”. This function is extremely useful to people who regularly use ‘text expander’ apps designed for desktop computers.

Pricing starts at $399.99 for the 16GB version, but can exceed $525 for higher GB versions with special backs. Unlike the previous Moto X smartphones, this one has a microSD card. The water-repellent nano-coating is a plus.

Moto X Pure Edition Cons

Putting the new Moto X through several heavy usage stress tests, the battery life just wasn’t that impressive. It also has a sealed battery, which means Motorola-licensed businesses are the only people who should access the battery for any reason. While the battery life isn’t awful, you can’t help wishing it was better on this model.

It takes time to get familiar with the interface on the Moto X Pure Edition which controls the ringer volume. It can easily be mistaken for the alarm volume controller.

Whites on the screen can sometimes appear as ‘eggshell white’, instead of crisp white.

Some people also might feel the Moto X Pure Edition phone flirts with the privacy line. For example, if you utilize Google Now, the Moto X can always remind you to pick up your dry cleaning if you’re near a dry cleaner you’ve designated.

Some users might find this useful and hard to live without, while other people might not appreciate it, and leave these ‘smart’ bonuses dormant. In either case, Google Now is optional.

A final con is that the phone is currently only available through online ordering.

Who Moto X Pure Edition Is Best For

This is a great phone for people who don’t touch smartphone bloatware and are also tired of tolerating it. Many Android users who have HTC or LG phones can say goodbye to bloatware by switching to Motorola.

There’s much to love about this affordably-priced model. If you ask yourself what makes a great smartphone, answers are often about processor speed, reliable connectivity, ease of use, and having a large number of free apps from which to choose. The Moto X Pure Edition delivers on all four points and much more. The cons are very minor.

Image: Alex H. Yong

Motorola provided the writer of this review with a complimentary Moto X Pure Edition. All opinions found in this review originate solely from the writer.