JAN­UARY

TekSavvy Insider - - 2014: The Year In Review -

2014 kicked off as all years do nowa­days with the In­ter­na­tional Con­sumer Elec­tron­ics Show ( CES), which took place be­tween Jan­uary 7- 10th in Las Ve­gas, Ne­vada. The show, much like pre­vi­ous years, was dom­i­nated by 4K TVs ( although this year saw a par­tic­u­lar fo­cus on curved screen tech­nol­ogy from the likes of Sam­sung and LG), mo­bile ac­ces­sories and plenty of new in­no­va­tions fo­cused on the smart home. Gaming had another of its tra­di­tion­ally slow starts to the year, with few ma­jor re­leases hit­ting stores in Jan­uary, although there were still some gems to be found as As­sas­sin’s Creed Lib­er­a­tion HD, the first game in the se­ries to fea­ture a fe­male pro­tag­o­nist, hit PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, Cana­dian- de­vel­oped sur­vival strat­egy Don’t Starve made its way to PS4, ini­tially as part of the PlaySta­tion Plus lineup, Tomb Raider: De­fin­i­tive Edi­tion on Xbox One and PS4 made us re­mem­ber just why we loved the orig­i­nal re­boot so much, and the mo­bile mar­ket got a gen­uinely great ti­tle in Deus Ex: The Fall - if only we’d had some more like that! In movies, we had the 71st Golden Globes on Jan­uary 12th, which saw mul­ti­ple wins for big name flicks like Amer­i­can Hus­tle and Dal­las Buy­ers Club, while The Wolf of Wall Street and Grav­ity also man­aged to nab them­selves gongs. There wasn’t a whole lot to get ex­cited about at the­atres, though, with dis­ap­point­ing show­ings from the highly an­tic­i­pated The Raid 2, Robo­Cop and Jack Ryan: Shadow Re­cruit.

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