It is time to finish the week once again by choosing the two biggest stories that have us equally shaken and nodded. Welcome to the winners and losers of reliable reviews.
Well, it’s been a lot of weeks, hasn’t it? Google accelerated the Android design book and announced Material U – a new visual style that would come on the first phone later on the Pixel phone.
Google may eventually be able to crack Android smartwatches, with the news that it is teaming up with Samsung to make WareOS truly usable. Companies will also add Fitbit integration to hopefully improve the fitness side of things.
Oh, and in keeping with the so-called smartwatch theme Apple Watch 7 renderers Appeared this week and we are sure you will agree that it looks very special.
But, the two stories this week at Trusted Review Headquarters revolve around a major change in Apple Music and a strange move from Nintendo.
Winner: Apple adds better audio quality to music for free
It has long been rumored that Apple will offer high-quality audio support in its music streaming app, along with Amazon, Tidal and many others and this week it finally did.
Coming in June, Apple Music will stream your tunes in much higher quality and that’s why it stands as the winner this week.
The same price point remains, but customers will now have access to the track in 16-bit / 44.1kHz for high-res lossless files at 24-bit / 192kHz.
Apple also announced that spatial audio with support for Dolby Atmos is also coming to Apple Music with updates.
This is certainly excellent news, and it is better that the upgrade comes as standard rather than extra payment. While there are some issues about compatibility with AirPods – hopefully we’ll learn more before the full launch in June.
Loser: Nintendo Swoops in with a Terrible Cash Grab
As much as it hurts me to say this, especially as a longtime fan of Nintendo, the company engages in some bizarre business strategy from time to time.
For each feature featuring first-party titles such as Breath of the Wild, you’ll see that the company charges £ 50 for three retro titles and makes the entire bundle a timed digital release (see Super Mario 3D All-Stars). Well, Nintendo came back again and this time the company put its popular amiibo franchise into some controversy.
Die-hard Switch owners may already know that The Legend of Zelda: A Remaster of Skyward Sword is headed to the console with a mid-July release date. As you might expect, advertising for the game has begun and one of the things Nintendo is eager to draw attention to is the new Zelda and Loftwing amiibo figurine to use in conjunction with the game Is designed
So what is the functionality of this idol? When activated, this amiibo lets you travel faster than any point in the game, only allowing you to travel faster from specific points throughout the game’s map.
If you’ve played the game when it first launched on the Wii, or even read a review, you’ll remember that one of the main criticisms of Skyward Sword was the constant backtracking – an issue that was behind it. Will be fixed with locked facility. Amiibo.
In the classic Nintendo style, the Skyward Sword Remaster is already priced at £ 50, while the Zelda and Loftwing amiibo will set you back another £ 25, so if you want to play a really better version of the game then you think about it There is a total of £ 75.
These practices seem like a terrible cash grab to me, and it exposes the oddity of Nintendo’s approach to remodeling old games, especially at a time when we’ve seen the entire Mass Effect trilogy for the same price as Skyward Has been reissued. The sword itself. Come on Nintendo, you can do better than that.