Reviews generally positive, with caveats on some teething issues
Reviews are starting to come in on the Apple Watch, but the overall consensus is what might have been predicted: that it is, by far, the best smartwatch in the world; that it redefines the bar for smartwatches in the same way that the iPhone did for mobile smartphones in 2007; that it makes nearly all other smartwatches look like toys. However -- much like the initial iPad reviews -- there is a lingering question of how much need there is for it.
Microsoft says it needs more time to ready 'the best experiences possible'
The Xbox One has hit a snag, just as it was readying for a September 23 release of the console in China. Only disclosing that it was seeking to create a better experience, Microsoft announced that the console wouldn't release until later this year. In January, the Chinese government lifted the ban on the sale of foreign video game consoles, positioning Microsoft to sell the first legal console in the country since the ban was implemented in 2000.
No replacement launch date indicated, could be tied to lack of government approval
The New York Times reported today that Apple has informed the big three carriers and retail stores in China that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will not be launched in the country on the September 19 release date. Executives at the carriers said that the manufacturer didn't inform them why the phones were delayed, but it came to shock -- as advertising campaigns were put in place touting the same release date as the United States.
Anticipated Playstation 4 alternate history shooter delayed to until 2015
The release of one of the most anticipated titles for the Playstation 4 has been delayed, according to a post on the Playstation Blog. The Order: 1886, a game which meshes Victorian-era London and Gears of War-style gameplay, was originally eyed for a fall 2014 release as a Playstation 4 exclusive title. The game is now scheduled for a release sometime in 2015.
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