Top games and gadgets for 2013

2012 was a great year for games and gadgets and this year is looking like no exception so here are my top games and gadgets for 2013.

Xbox 720

Microsoft is expected to unveil an update to its games console in 2013. The claim is:

…it will bring a bigger, brighter and bolder experience as it tries to become the epicentre of your living room.

Add this to the rumours that 2013 may also see the arrival of the PlayStation 4, there’s more than enough console excitement to wet the appetite of every gamer.

What will XBox 720 look like (or be called!)

What will XBox 720 look like (or be called!)

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Samsung Galaxy S IV

Samsung’s Galaxy S III is still flying off store shelves, but rumors surrounding the next flagship, currently dubbed “Project J,” suggest the phone may launch as early as April. That’s if the current rumors are correct, however.

Samsung Galaxy S IV

Samsung Galaxy S IV

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Apple TV

Apple is expected to release an actual Apple-powered TV set in 2013. Tim Cook provided this nugget during an interview with NBC’s Brian Williams:

When I go into my living room and turn on the TV, I feel like I have gone backwards in time by 20 to 30 years. It’s an area of intense interest. I can’t say more than that.

The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple is working with component suppliers in Asian on “several designs for television sets.”

No, it won’t be this Apple TV that garners attention in 2013.

No, it won’t be this Apple TV that garners attention in 2013.

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iOS 7

According to a The Next Web report, Apple seems to have started working on the new iPhone along with iOS7.

One developer showed us that Apple has been testing hardware relating to a new ‘iPhone6,1′ identifier, powered by a device running iOS 7, which is expected to be released by Apple in the middle part of this year,” reports The Next Web, adding, “Apple’s current flagship, the iPhone 5, bears the identifiers ‘iPhone5,1′ and ‘iPhone 5,2′ depending on the LTE model of the handset and the 4G bands on which it operates.

It is also rumoured that March 2013 may see the arrival of the iPad 5 but many ‘insiders’ believe this is far too optimistic.

iOS7

iOS7

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Grand Theft Auto V

If you’re a gamer, you might want to tell your boss you’re not coming to work on 26th March 2013 (but don’t tell your boss I suggested that). It’s looking like that’s the day Rockstar Games is releasing Grand Theft Auto 5.

Grand Theft Auto V Poster

Grand Theft Auto V Poster

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Tomb Raider

Another date you might want to consider for a ‘sickie’ is the 5th March 2013 as we see the return/rebirth of the lovely Lara Croft. Following on from the likes of Bond and Batman this is an origin story, charting how she went from a privileged young lady to a fearless adventurer.

When a sudden storm destroys her research vessel, a young and inexperienced Lara Croft finds herself stranded on a mysterious and remote island hidden off the shores of Japan. Despite several signs of various inhabitants the island is oddly deserted, and an uneasy feeling settles in as strange sounds emerge from the shadows.

Tomb Raider Concept Art

Tomb Raider Concept Art

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