New electronics coming out soon

                                                                   PS4 vs Xbox-one

Everyone is excited about the new systems that are coming out in the next couple of months. They include the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and the new iPhone 5s and 5c. With new and improved features they are the most wanted video game systems selling out in less than 2 monthsafter being announced. The Xbox has integrated a microphone into the kinect part of their system, while also integrating Skype and NFL to their home screen. It also lets you change from game, movie, music, and TV in an instant. While the playstation 4 has integrated social media and innovative second screen features, it has also included a touch pad and a sharing button into their control.                                                                                                                   iPhone 5s  vs iPhone 5c          

There’s been the announcement of the new Apple products such as the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C that will be released soon. For those that are wondering, what are the new tweaks and features to be integrated into these new versions of the iPhone 5? Most of us are excited to hear of the fingerprint scanning mechanism in the iPhone 5S that is to be used as a lock screen for the phone itself, as this fingerprint scanning mechanism is an integration added now on the home button. But this may also lead to some difficulty for the ones that wanted this phone because they prefer not to purchase it since some may argue that is giving up their identity involuntary to the government. Aside from the hardware, this new version of the iPhone 5S will be launched running on the newest version of IOS, IOS 7. Finally, after many generations of Apple products IOS 7 will be launched Wednesday September 18, 2013. This newest version of IOS 7 will include new tweaks for the IPhone, along with modernized new looks for the icons itself. The iPhone 5s can be acquired in 16, 32, and 64GB of memory in various retail stores.

Moving onto the iPhone 5c, some are excited for the whole variation of colors that will be available for the phone, which will bring a similar way of expressing your preferred customized Apple product in color such as Apple has made for the iPod 5th generations. This version of the iPhone 5c will feature a look like the iPhone 3. It will have a plastic cover to it, with a whole variations of colors to choose from. The iPhone 5c will be a much cheaper cost than the iPhone 5s, due to the cause of it being basic, and having a plastic cover to it, unlike the iPhone 5s that has a glass cover and is metal. iPhone 5c will be launched with iOS 7 as well, with 16GB and 32GB of memory. Apple has yet to announce their latest versions of their iPod, Mac computers, IPad, and IPad mini products.

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3 comments to “New electronics coming out soon”
  1. To be honest it feels old news not with the phones, but with the game systems. I believe that someone already wrote about these game systems, but that’s just my opinion.

  2. Before you begin to read my gratuitously long comment, let me start by saying that I have absolutely no opinion on the mobile devices discussed within this article.


    It pains me to read about the Xbox One and Playstation 4 while the Wii U and 3DS get left in the dark. If you know me, you know that I am possibly one of the most loyal Nintendo fans at ÁPB, and I feel that the Wii U and 3DS are disgustingly underrepresented in our specific gaming community.

    I realise that it seems that I am so nitpicky about this issue for the sole purpose of trying to be edgy, but that is not true–I actually enjoy Nintendo’s games because they are FUN. Now, I would not feel so strongly about Microsoft and Sony’s consoles if our gaming ‘community’ were actually open to a wider variety of games with varied gameplay and story elements. Unfortunately, it’s apparent, even in this very article, that GAMEPLAY of all things seems to not matter in a video GAME system. This article mentions that the Xbox One and Playstation 4 have more interactive and social capabilities (which the Wii U does not exactly lack, mind you), and that’s not a drawback, but the reality is that there are few actions that these consoles can perform that you cannot already perform on an ordinary PC that runs Windows 7 or 8. That includes playing video games; computers can play video games, too.

    I realise that many games and franchises are exclusive to these consoles (such as Kinect Sports for Xbox consoles and Little Big Planet for Playstation consoles), but the problem with this argument is that gamers at ÁPB do not seem to care or even acknowledge the existence of these games. The article here does not mention any console-exclusive titles dated for release in the near future, but it is not because the authors of this article simply forgot about these titles; it is because the audience to which the article is directed simply does not care. No one wants to know what games are being produced for these consoles, as long as the games look pretty (more on that later). Ask anyone at ÁPB–and I mean ANYONE AT ÁPB–who identifies as a PS3 fan what his or her favourite game on PS3 is, and more than likely, the answer will be some game with the words “Call of Duty”, “Battlefield”, and/or “Grand Theft Auto” in its title. If you have not picked on it by now, NONE OF THESE FRANCHISES ARE EXCLUSIVE TO PS3, and nearly none of self-identified PS3 fans have ever played a PS3 exclusive game, or even understand what the phrase “console-exclusive title” means.

    There is one other similarity that the aforementioned game franchises have in common, and that is that they are classified as shooters. I believe this is another factor that contributes to the animosity toward Nintendo and their ‘child-friendly’ games, because, apparently, the only video game genres that exist are “games with guns in them” and “games without guns in them”, the latter of which is commonly associated with Nintendo. This is clearly a misconception, as gamers have a plethora of genres from which to choose, especially with titles available on Nintendo consoles. Nintendo has offered games in genres such as platforming with games like Super Mario Galaxy (Wii, 2007) and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (3DS, 2013), action-adventure with games like The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii 2011), strategy with games like Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS, 2013), Role-playing games with titles such as Pokémon X and Pokémon Y (3DS, 2013), simulators like Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS 2013), and even first person games like the Metroid Prime Trilogy (Wii, 2009). By no means am I claiming that the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 lack any of these genres, or that the next gen will lack these genres. They do not. These genres are certainly present in other consoles. Unfortunately, most of ÁPB’s gamers will not even touch a game that does not have a big, black, edgy M17+ stamped on the front cover, which is usually the rating given to “games with guns in them”.

    It comes to my attention that “exclusive title” complaint of mine bears an uncanny anological resemblance to the common complaint towards the person who wears the band shirt and does not actually listen to the band. That may be so, but what I have found is the most prominent reason that exists for being a fan of the PS3 and Xbox 360 is the sole fact that the graphics are better on these consoles than they are on the Wii/Wii U. “What does this have to do with the exclusivity complaint?” you ask. Well, it’s deeper than just a matter of exclusivity vs graphics. The graphics on the Wii and Wii U, although not as charming as those on Microsoft and Sony’s consoles, are nowhere near bad, or even mediocre. But when a game is judged solely on its graphics, which is precisely what many gamers at ÁPB are doing, it is overlooked and labled as childish or unsatisfactory (which is exactly the same thing that happened to cartoons and animation in the 1960s, but that’s another story [of which I feel just as strongly]). What ÁPB fails to realise is that, while some games may seem childish, they are not necessarily subpar in either graphics or gameplay. If PS3 gamers were to pick up a copy of, say, one of the Spyro or Sly Cooper games, which are exclusive to Playstation consoles, they would see and understand that. This is just like a person simply wearing a band shirt because it “looks cool” while missing out on the wondrous music said band produces.

    To conclude, I would humbly like to request more coverage on Nintendo products and consoles from Gryphon Gazette. I realise that Nintendo does not have much of an audience at our school, but my hopes are that this online newspaper can bring the charm and enjoyment of Nintendo to ÁPB’s gamers to do it justice for all Nintendo is worth. Nintendo is a BRILLIANT company that does not deserve the animosity and prejudice that it receives from ÁPB.

    Thank you for taking the time to read my essay.

    –Benjamín Salazar
    Grade 12
    Period 3: Mrs. García/Coak

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