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Third in the series of Infamous games, Second Son is a new action-adventure game specially developed by Sucker Punch for Sony’s PS4.
Infamous: Second Son
Game for Sony PlayStation 4
Get it For: Rs 3,999
Third in the series of Infamous games, Second Son is a new action-adventure game specially developed by Sucker Punch for Sony’s PS4 (and it is only available on the PS4). The game stars a new protagonist, Delsin Rowe, who (as in the previous games) is a conduit or a person who can channel energy and use it as a weapon.
And like before, you play as Delsin in the third-person perspective with a generous dose of cut scenes that advance the story line. At numerous points throughout the game, you have to make choices that render you more good or evil — and this affects the storyline too.
You really have to appreciate the effort that Sucker Punch has put into designing Second Son. It is incredibly detailed with beautiful real-time effects and gorgeous environments that seem to fully exploit the potential of the PS4. It is highly recommended and probably the first purchase you should make after getting that new PS4.
Get it For: Rs 20,995
After Ricoh’s acquisition of Pentax, the rugged WG line of cameras now bears the Ricoh trademark and in keeping with WG standards, the new WG-4 is waterproof, dustproof, shockproof, crushproof and freezeproof. As you can see, the WG-4 has quite an interesting design that sets it apart from the usual compact cameras. You can get it in a couple of different colours and it’s designed in such a way so as to be easy to hold, even with wet hands.
The 3-inch LCD is bright enough for outdoor use and has a tough layer of polycarbonate over it and the single battery/SDcard/USB door is tightly secured with a double locking system. Like most compact rugged cameras, the WG-4 has a lens with an internal optical zoom — this gives you the flexibility of being able to close in on your subject while easily keeping the camera protected from water and dust. The bonus of course is that the device stays pocketable because there is no protruding lens barrel.
As far as specs go, the WG-4 has a 16 megapixel CMOS sensor, 4x optical zoom (25-100mm; 35mm equivalent) with image stabilization, xenon flash and 6 LEDs around the lens that can illuminate subjects that are close to the camera (where the xenon flash would cast a shadow).
You can take it up to 45 feet underwater, drop it from 6.6 feet, use it when it’s 10 degrees below 0 degree Celsius and apply 100 kg of pressure before it starts to break into a sweat. There're more: autofocus is pretty fast and it can capture decent images and videos. For the price, it’s a decent bet for adventure sports enthusiasts and beach lovers.