However, the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2009: Year-end Update also found that considerable uncertainties remain about the extent and durability of the recovery. Published by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the report said that the region’s recovery depends very much on external factors. Key to the region’s exports, for example, will be the recovery of demand in developed countries.According to the report, which examines progress since the launch of ESCAP’s flagship publication in March, China is forecast to experience the fastest growth in 2010, of 9 per cent, driven by public and private investment. The domestic-demand led economies of India and Indonesia are also forecast to grow fast, at 7.5 per cent and 5 per cent respectively, driven by domestic consumption and investment, it added.Also, major export-led economies are expected to experience substantial growth recovery next year, although not to the levels seen before the crisis: Singapore (3.5 per cent), the Philippines (3.5 per cent), Taiwan Province of China (3.5 per cent), Thailand (3 per cent), and Malaysia (2.5 per cent).The report added that it is too early to withdraw existing supportive policies, and encouraged greater intra-regional cooperation to improve the ability of countries to better weather such crises in the future. “The aftermath of the crisis has revealed the shifting axis of global growth to within the region and the need to devise regional supporting mechanisms through greater macroeconomic, trade and investment integration,” said Nagesh Kumar, ESCAP’s Chief Economist.“Asia and the Pacific also must take a leading role commensurate with its importance in the global economy in discussions on reforming the international institutional and regulatory architecture,” he added. 30 November 2009A year-end update released today by the United Nations regional arm in Asia and the Pacific shows that the region is leading the global economic recovery, with the growth rate in 2010 forecast at 6.3 per cent – the highest in the world.
Sri Lankan mobile phone users have been warned of a possible ransomware attack on Android phones.The Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Readiness Team (SLCERT) issued the warning and urged Android phone users to be on alert. Malicious software or “ransomware” has been used recently in a massive hacking attack, affecting tens of thousands of computers worldwide. Software security companies said a ransomware worm called “WannaCry” infected about 57,000 computer systems in 99 countries recently, with Russia, Ukraine, and Taiwan being the top targets. The programme encrypts your files and demands payment in order to regain access.Security experts warn there is no guarantee that access will be granted after payment.Some forms of ransomware execute programmes that can lock your computer entirely, only showing a message to make payment in order to log in again. Ransomware is a programme that gets into your computer, either by clicking or downloading malicious files. It then holds your data as ransom.Some security researchers say the infections in the case of WannaCry seem to be deployed via a worm, spreading by itself within a network rather than relying on humans to spread it by clicking on an infected attachment. Others create pop-ups that are difficult or impossible to close, rendering the machine difficult or impossible to use. (Colombo Gazette) The hack forced British hospitals to turn away patients, affected Spanish companies such as Telefonica, and threw other Government agencies and businesses into chaos.
by Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 31, 2014 9:49 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Imperial profits rise during third quarter on strong refinery performance CALGARY – Imperial Oil Ltd. (TSX:IMO) posted a 45 per cent increase in third-quarter profits thanks to strong performance in its refining and chemical business.The major oil producer and refiner, majority owned by ExxonMobil Corp., said net income for the third quarter was $936 million, or $1.10 per share, beating the average analyst estimate of 98 cents, according to Thomson Reuters.During the same quarter a year earlier, profits were $647 million, or 76 cents per share.The downstream part of Imperial’s business, which includes refineries in Alberta and Ontario, had profits of $343 million versus just $46 million a year earlier. The refineries ran more reliably and benefited from cheaper crude.Imperial’s chemical business had a record quarter with profits of $66 million, up from $39 million a year earlier.The upstream side of the business, which includes vast oilsands operations around Fort McMurray and Cold Lake, Alta., had weaker performance for some of the same reasons the downstream thrived.The impact of lower prices for both synthetic crude oil, and the bitumen from which it’s derived, was about $200 million. Higher royalties and operating costs were also a drag. Overall, upstream net income was $532 million, 12 per cent lower than a year earlier.Bitumen production from the Kearl oilsands mine averaged 78,000 barrels per day during the quarter. Without two weeks of planned maintenance work factored in, production would have averaged 92,000 barrels per day. The mine’s planned capacity is for 110,000 barrels per day.CIBC World Markets analyst Arthur Grayfer said Kearl performed better than expected.“This is encouraging and suggests the company is on track to consistently achieve capacity around year end,” he wrote in a note to clients.An $8.9-billion expansion project that would add another 110,000 barrels per day to Kearl is 97 per cent complete. It’s currently tracking ahead of its schedule of starting up in late 2015.In August, Imperial and its partner Kinder Morgan announced they’re doubling the capacity of their planned Edmonton rail terminal to 210,000 barrels per day. The terminal would enable Alberta crude to get to market on trains as major pipeline proposals remain mired by delays. It’s on track to start up early next year.Imperial shares rose more than three per cent to $53.42 in late morning trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.Follow @LaurenKrugel on Twitter
Apple recalls Beats Pill XL speakers due to overheating batteries, one injury by The Associated Press Posted Jun 3, 2015 9:52 am MDT Last Updated Jun 3, 2015 at 12:51 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Apple is recalling Beats Pill XL speakers sold in the United States and Canada because of overheating batteries linked to at least one injury.The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says there were eight reports of the speaker’s battery overheating. One person’s finger was burned and another reported damage to a desk.Apple says customers can apply for a $325 refund on its website. They can also elect to receive Apple Store credit for the same amount.The CPSC says about 222,000 of the speakers are in the U.S., and 11,000 are in Canada. They were sold at Apple’s stores and websites since January 2014. It was also sold at other retailers.Beats, which also makes headphones, was bought last year by Apple Inc. for $3 billion.___Online:Beats Pill XL recall information: http://apple.co/1QpnTZ8
In their first friendly test on the road to Olympic Games in Rio, Croatia beat Sweden 26:24 (16:12) in front of 3.500 fans at Spaladium Arena in Split. The third team from the last European Championship in Poland had control over the result during almost whole 60 minutes (only 4:5 for Sweden).Croats had +6 twice on 23:17 and 25:19, but Swedish team managed to make defeat less dramatic.Duvnjak and Stepancic netted five goals each, same as Zachriasson among visitors…Second match will be played in Zadar on Saturday.PHOTO: HRS Croatia handballHandball Rio 2016rio 2016 handballSwedish handball ← Previous Story Russian and Danish girls for the World’s crown Next Story → Beach Handball WCh 2016: Favorites progress to Main Round
Ahead of their trip to the Etihad on Monday, Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo has hailed Manchester City as “one of the best in the world”.While hoping to continue Wolves’ impressive results against the top six sides, Nuno has also praised the quality of the opposition in Manchester City.The first meeting between the two sides ended in a 1-1 draw at the Molineux in August 2018.Since then, Wolves have beaten Chelsea and Spurs and drew against Arsenal and Manchester United in the League, and knocked Liverpool out of the FA Cup on Tuesday.“It’s going to be tough, we have no doubts about it,” Nuno told Sky Sports.“It’s a fantastic team, a fantastic manager, fantastic players the way they play. We know and we have to prepare ourselves for it.“They are one of the best in the world and no doubt about it, on Monday they are going to be as good as they always are.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“It’s very difficult, we always approach (games) the same, we spend the same time preparing, we go to the same levels of motivation.“We try to play the game as we want. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.“It’s not about your approach, sometimes it’s your opponent. It’s not an issue, all the games are important, all the opponents deserve the same approach, the same respect. They are all very strong, the pressure is always the same.“It’s not about who you face, it’s about what you want to do on the pitch, your ideas, how you want to develop, how you want to grow, that’s the philosophy that we try.”
5 hospitalized after intersection collision in El Cerrito SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Five people were hospitalized, one with a major head injury, after a 23-year-old driver collided with cars in an intersection in San Diego’s El Cerrito neighborhood, police said.The series of events happened shortly after 1:35 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of University Avenue and College Avenue, San Diego police Sgt. Michael Tansey said. The incident began when a 23-year-old man driving a Toyota Camry was involved in a minor collision in the 5400 block of University Avenue, Tansey said.The man failed to stop and identify himself and continued eastbound on University Avenue before moving into the right turn lane for southbound College Avenue, Tansey said.The man then ran a red light and struck the side of a Lexus SUV headed northbound on College Avenue, causing the Camry to spin and collide with a Ford Focus driven by a 23-year-old man with four passengers in the car, Tansey said.A 37-year-old woman driving the SUV suffered a major head injury and a passenger in the Camry suffered major injuries to the jaw and pelvis, Tansey said.Four passengers in the various vehicles involved sustained minor injuries, Tansey said.A total of five people were transported to local hospitals for treatment.Alcohol or drugs were not believed to be factors in the collisions, Tansey said.Traffic division officers were investigating the collisions. KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom Posted: July 23, 2018 July 23, 2018
The Fort Vancouver National Trust is seeking Fourth of July volunteers. (Go to Independence Day at Fort Vancouver volunteers to apply). People may request jobs and shifts, but organizers may not be able to accommodate all requests. Shifts are a few hours long, with a short training session before July 4. Volunteers get free admission and a parking pass.Tickets are now on sale for the Fourth of July celebration at Fort Vancouver.That message hasn’t always been part of the annual event, known formally as Independence Day at Fort Vancouver presented by Bank of America.This is the third summer the Fort Vancouver National Trust has charged an admission fee to help make the event self-supporting.General admission is $5 in advance and $7 at the gate for those 13 and older; children 12 and younger are free.Tickets are available at Independence Day at Fort Vancouver or any Fred Meyer location in Southwest Washington.The Wednesday, July 4, celebration will be capped by fireworks at 10:05 p.m.Gates at the Fort Vancouver National Site will open at 8 a.m., and entertainment starts at noon. The Vancouver Toyota Main Stage will feature a variety of local and regionally recognized entertainers, including Hit Machine and Patrick Lamb.Prime viewing tickets will include a picnic dinner, entertainment and front-row seats for the fireworks show. Prime viewing tickets are $50 for those 21 and older; $25 for those under 21; and free for 5 and younger.
South Korean giant Samsung has sent out press invites for a special event called ‘Samsung premiere 2013’ which is scheduled to be held at Earls Court 2, London, on 20 June.The event will see a new lineup of its Galaxy and Ativ series. The invitation shows close-ups of three products leading to the assumption that at least three new devices will be unveiled at the event.The company’s Galaxy brand includes Android phones and tablets, while Ativ is a unified brand that has Windows phone, Windows 8, Windows RT laptops, tablets and hybrids. The launch event will kick off at 7 pm BST that day and will be live-streamed in Samsung’s YouTube channel for the rest of the world to see.It was only two months ago when Samsung’s Galaxy S4 was launched and claimed record sales in global markets. Since then, there have been rumours regarding the release date of the miniature version of S4 Mini.If one is to go by the images that accompanied the press release, then it suggests a tablet, a camera and a laptop. The best bets for the Android products to be unveiled, as speculated by the tech media around the world, are Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom which will be a Galaxy Camera follow-up, Galaxy S4 Mini or the Galaxy S4 Active. Its Ativ product is expected to be a Windows 8 tablet.The possibility of Samsung showing off the Galaxy Note 3’s display at the event has been ruled out since the device is to be launched later this year.The ‘Samsung Premiere 2013′ will be held after Apple’s yearly Worldwide Developers’ Conference which is scheduled on 10 June and will precede Microsoft’s annual BUILD conference which is on 26 June, both to be held at San Francisco.
India’s second largest domestic airline, SpiceJet on Monday announced its new fare scheme.As per the new scheme, tickets will be available from ₹499 per head with a travel validity period between 16 January and 24 October 2015.Passengers have been given only three days time to book the tickets, effective from Monday (1 September) till Wednesday, which is applicable on all direct, via and connecting flights on SpiceJet’s domestic network, the airline said in a press release.The company added that this offer includes one way fares and fuel surcharge excluding statutory tax and fees.”While the number of travellers opting for air travel during holidays has increased over the years, with the introduction of Early Bird sale, this number will only grow further. This early bird sale will encourage customers to make their holiday plans well in advance and save on travel costs at the same time,” NDTV quoted Kaneswaran Avili, Chief Commercial Officer, of SpiceJet in a press statement.”This will also allow an average Indian customer to plan for more than the typical one holiday during the year at never before rates,” Avili added.Last week, SpiceJet also announced a similar scheme offering tickets starting at ₹1,888 across its domestic destinations.The low fare airline controlled by billionaire Kalanithi Maran operates more than 330 daily flights to 48 destinations, which includes 41 Indian cities and 7 international destinations.Air India too wooed its customers on Wednesday by offering tickets at ₹100, but its website crashed on the first day of the offer with a message on the official website reading – “Service Unavailable” and “System Busy” message.
The combination of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah in 2019 may have exorcised the ghosts of the party’s disastrous 2004 ‘India Shining’ campaign.Twitter/IANSExit polls have predicted the return of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to power, sending the markets into a tizzy. The huge majority expected for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has spurred the stock markets to new highs. Traders hope that the prospect of the installation of a market-friendly government will bring back the foreign portfolio investors (FPI) that had taken flight during the six-week-long seven-phase election process.The markets are likely to price in the euphoria ahead of the May 23 counting and there is a chance of the volatility peaking. The election outcome is likely to emerge only in a day or two after the counting begins because of the delay in matching the VVPAT (voter-verified paper audit trail) slips with the EVM (electronic voting machine) numbers.The exit polls predict that the NDA could win between 267 and 354 seats in the 543-member Lok Sabha. In contrast, the BJP-led NDA won 336 seats in 2014, as against 60 of the main opposition Congress party-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) that is projecting Rahul Gandhi as its prime minister candidate. The mish-mash of regional parties and the left outfits won 147 seats in 2014.But the political observers have been right in cautioning the market to temper the euphoria that the exit polls have triggered. They cite the euphoria created by the exit poll predictions of 2004 after the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led BJP mounted the India Shining campaign. Most major exit polls then suggested that the NDA would come back to power with a wide lead over the Congress-led alliance. Congress president Rahul Gandhi would fervently want to draw parallels between 2004 and 2014 Lok Sabha election campaigns.Of course, the figures that the surveys threw up then were much moderate than the 2019 exit polls. Only Sahara DRS and Star News Cvoter surveys placed NDA beyond the half-way mark of 272 seats. Sahara DRS poll projected a tally of 278 seats for NDA against 181 for the UPA, while Star News CVoter survey gave the NDA 275 seats and UPA 186. In fact, the average of five major surveys predicted 260 seats for the BJP-led front and 188 for the UPA. However, the NDA ended up with 189 seats against the UPA’s 225. The rest is history with two stints of Manmohan Singh as prime minister until the 2014 Modi wave.Some experts point out that exit polls would be closer to the actual results in a less emotionally charged election. This is because exit polls often reflect the voters’ perception of the scenario rather than his or her actual preference. In an atmosphere that is extremely vitiated by the social media and massive campaigns, there is all the more a chance of the voters’ perception being influenced by the last message that got imprinted in the memory.Therefore, veteran traders suggest caution while trading the election news with tight stop-loss settings. The market could see some profit-taking ahead of the results on Thursday, especially after the single day surge of more than 1,400 points to close at 39,352 points of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) benchmark Sensex and 400 points of the National Stock Exchange benchmark Nifty to close at 11,828 points taking the benchmark indices to shouting distances of all-time high points.Of course, 2019 is not exactly 2004 and the combine of Prime Minister Modi and BJP president Amit Shah is not that of Vajpayee and LK Advani. The BJP’s vote share has surged since 2004 and there is no denying that the party has spread into more areas with strong organizational buildups. Therefore, the exit polls this time could hit the bull’s eye.
Stay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. An entire universe. Once and for all. Marvel Studios’ @Avengers: #InfinityWar in theaters April 27th. (2/2) pic.twitter.com/aSDrOld98m— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) March 26, 2018Those last two are especially good. And hey, this poster has Thor’s eye patch on it, so that’s an improvement. You might notice a glaring omission, though. Ant-Man and Hawkeye are STILL nowhere to be found! What gives, Marvel? To be fair, it’s still entirely possible that Ant-Man is on these posters, he’s just really tiny. But there’s no excuse for Hawkeye’s absence. He hasn’t been in any of the trailers either. Is he seriously not in this movie? Does he just stay with his family and leave Thanos to the rest of the team. That would be a little lame. Come on, Marvel, give us something. We just want to know that he’s OK. Our Editor in Chief, Sheilah Villari had no opinions on this. (Insert thinking emoji here)I can relate to Hawkeye because I too can never relax, love dogs, and haven’t been on an Infinity War poster.— Sheilah Villari for Infinity War (@KittinExploits) March 26, 2018Finally, though Infinity War will be the end of many MCU characters, it will definitely not be the end of the MCU. Disney and Marvel plan to make movies well into the future, and nearly every director wants a piece. The most interesting options though, are the ones who want to do something completely different with the universe. Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who’s working on a possibly R-rated adaptation of Metal Gear Solid, tweeted out his vision for a Marvel movie. We’ve been looking forward to this next year in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for a long time. Not only will we find out what happens in Avengers: Infinity War in late April, we’ll finally get to see Brie Larson as Captain Marvel. It remains unclear whether she’ll be in Avengers: Infinity War, though the most recent word we’ve heard on the subject indicates she will be. Either way, we’re almost more interested in her solo movie, which comes out after that. You most likely already know that it takes place in the 1990s, which means Nick Fury hasn’t lost his eye yet. But that also means the return of something else that’s been missing from the MCU for a quite a while.Agent Phil Coulson is making a return to big screen, ScreenRant reports. Disney and Marvel confirmed that Clark Gregg is in the cast of Captain Marvel. Hey, it takes place in the past. Coulson hasn’t yet been killed, brought back to life via horrific brain procedure, and assigned to a small, special task force within S.H.I.E.L.D. 1990s Coulson is still a movie character. It’s exciting to know that Gregg will be back in the Marvel movies for the first time since 2013. When Marvel first brought the MCU to TV with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., fans wondered if the shows would ever cross over into the movies. Well, because of the differences in the TV show and movie schedules, not to mention all the showrunners you’d have to bring into the movies, that never happened. This is the closest we’re going to get. A movie character, turned TV character, will get at least one more big screen appearance. It’ll still be cool to see Clark Gregg in a movie theater again.He’s not the only dead character making a return in Captain Marvel either. Both Lee Pace and Djimon Hounsou are reprising their roles from Guardians of the Galaxy. You’ll remember Pace as that movie’s main villain, Ronan the Accuser. Hounsou, you’ll recognize as Korath the Pursuer, the guy that tries to capture Peter Quill at the beginning of the movie. We already knew the plot of Captain Marvel would involve space. It will feature the Skrulls, after all. But this news gives us an idea of how far into space it will go. Now we just have to figure out what Ronan was up to in the ’90s.Another update from Captain Marvel, principal shooting has begun, and Brie Larson is looking like a superhero. The actor shared a training video showing off what nine months of training for a Marvel movie does to a person’s body. This is what it takes to become a superhero. An entire universe. Once and for all. Marvel Studios’ @Avengers: #InfinityWar in theaters April 27th. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/91HjeRJGqm— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) March 26, 2018 James Gunn Once Again Directing ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’Dark Phoenix Trailer Released & More Marvel Movie News I want to direct a Marvel movie that features no superheroes. It would be an absurdist dramedy that follows a group of random humans who deal with that magic and aliens exist.— Jordan Vogt-Roberts (@VogtRoberts) March 23, 2018Yeah, I’d watch that. Some of the most fun parts of Marvel comics, especially the ones Stan Lee wrote back in the day, are the reactions of ordinary people on the street to all these superheroes popping up. A whole movie built around those characters could be amazing. And since it’d be a movie, it could directly reference the superheroics going on around the characters. It wouldn’t have to dance around some vague “incident” the way the Netflix shows do. Plus, the further we get into the MCU, the more new ideas they’re going to need to hold back superhero fatigue. This is a really good idea, Marvel. And Vogt-Roberts is an amazing director. Just saying. She’s going to be amazing in this movie.Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly (Photo via Marvel)Before Captain Marvel arrives, there’s another movie coming out in between Infinity War and Avengers 4. Ant-Man and the Wasp arrives this July, and if the first one is anything to go by, it should be a lighter palate cleanser after whatever devastation Thanos has in store for the MCU. Just don’t expect a romantic comedy. It’s easy to assume that’s what it’s going to be. The first Ant-Man Empire was more of a comedy than most other Marvel movies, and the relationship between Scott Lang and Hope van Dyne definitely looks like it could go in a rom-com direction. Early reports of the movie even described it that way. Director Peyton Reed wanted to set the record straight in a profile in the magazine.“It’s not a romantic comedy. The idea might enter Hope’s brain: does she need Scott Lang in her life?” he said. So while romance may be explored, the movie won’t follow the formula of the genre. It’s important to Reed, for example, that Hope be her own character with her own journey. “It was important to me, in this movie called Ant-Man and The Wasp, that she’s not a supporting character. She’s a lead character. She’s become a fully-formed hero.”Even so, all evidence suggests that this movie will be much more of a comedy than Infinity War. Ant-Man and the Wasp drops July 6.Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany (Photo via Marvel)There’s another romance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, though. And this one will arrive in Avengers: Infinity War. In an interview with io9, Bettany said that the love story between Vision and Scarlet Witch is going to be a big part of the upcoming movie. The relationship began in Avengers: Age of Ultron and has apparently only grown in the years since then.“Vision’s been on this quest to understand what being human is and I think Scarlet Witch [has], in a large degree, helped him figure that out and what love is,” he said. And since their feelings for each other have gotten stronger, you know it’s going to be a big emotional moment when Thanos tries to get the Mind Stone out of Vision’s head. That scene is in the trailers, but it sounds like, at least at that point in the movie, the stone stays where it is.“These bad guys are trying to get the stone out of my head and so Wanda, and I fought them off, and then we’ve ended up here for surgery,” he said. Bettany couldn’t elaborate beyond that. In the interview, a publicist expressly forbids him from discussing what happens in Wakanda. Which just makes us want to know even more, WHAT HAPPENS IN WAKANDA????Even if Vision doesn’t get the stone taken out of his head at that point, it’s probable that Scarlet Witch doesn’t handle the attack in the most peaceful way. Our theory remains that it prompts her to go on a rampage. Maybe she’ll even try to take down Thanos herself. Given the nature of this movie, that could be a recipe for tragedy. We’ll find out when Avengers: Infinity War arrives on April 27.In other Infinity War news, you know a movie’s getting close when Marvel starts putting out character posters. The studio tweeted out a series of posters for the upcoming crossover film, each one focusing on a handful of characters. They look awesome, and I need all of these in my living room right now.
Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target PlayStation 4 Becomes Fastest Console to Sell 100 Million‘Death Stranding’ Is Your PlayStation 4 Holiday Exclusive Shadow of the Colossus is one of the most important titles in video game history. The original PS2 classic has influenced countless titles for over a decade and is one of the few games worthy of being called art. Given its significance, it was smart for Sony to give it the full remaster treatment on PS4. Developer Bluepoint Games (who also worked on the remaster for PS3) completely remade the title from scratch and brings it up to modern-day graphical standards. It also implemented a number of subtle gameplay changes. The end result is one of the finest remakes ever released.Before delving into the game’s improved graphics, let’s focus on an aspect which is equally as important: controls. The original Shadow of the Colossus featured unusual controls, even at the time of its release. Though players had the choice to completely remap the buttons as they saw fit, the game’s controls took some getting used to. On top of awkward button mapping, the original Shadow of the Colossus also suffered camera issues. Bluepoint has thankfully addressed such issues in the remake.The remake doesn’t let players map buttons like the original. Instead, they can choose from a number of different configurations. One of the layouts is identical to the original, which is nice for those who prefer those controls. I felt the new default setting was the best. Why? Because it resembles the control layout of modern action games. X is to jump, Square is to attack, and Circle is to dodge, for example. It took me a while to acclimate to the default layout during my initial hands-on preview. However, I had no such problems with the final game. The other control options contain a mix of the default and original schemes. It’s nice to have these options, but the default control scheme is the way to go as far as I’m concerned.A number of other minor gameplay improvements also help the experience. When aiming, Wander (the game’s protagonist) now faces the same direction as the camera. This makes shooting arrows at colossi a breeze. Riding Agro the horse is also less of a pain since the creature is more responsive to commands. Traveling through tight paths with your equestrian friend is now relatively hassle-free. Wander is more nimble too. The hero can swim faster, continue running after landing from a jump, jump from ledges and platforms more accurately, and switch weapons quicker.Much like Agro, the camera tended to have a mind of its own in the original game. It wasn’t until many hours into the remake that I realized I had absolutely no camera issues. The fact I wasn’t aware of the camera is a clear sign of how much it has been improved. Whether traversing the world or felling a massive beast, the camera always obeyed my commands or fixed itself to an appropriate angle. An unwieldy or unpredictable camera can easily ruin any given gaming experience. I’m glad Bluepoint took the time to fix Shadow of the Colossus’ biggest problem. Most players will not even consider the fantastic camera work in the game, and that’s a good thing.The level of detail put into this remake is, quite frankly, astonishing. The game contains the original PS2 netcode in its DNA, but Bluepoint did not reuse any assets from that system. Rocks, trees, and buildings are all (digitally) hand-crafted. Because of this, the world feels much more organic. The new and enhanced lighting effects also help bring the world to life by providing an added level of realism and atmosphere that wasn’t possible on the original. There are instances where shadow textures pop up as you traverse the land, but it’s not a deal breaker. For the most part, the game renders the world at the highest possible quality at all times. This is truly a graphical powerhouse.As with everything in the game, the colossi look phenomenal. The first thing that will stick out to players is the creatures’ fur. Like actual fur, the fur on each colossi is not uniform. Every strand of hair has different stiffness, color, and length. The hairs even flow in different directions. The GPU dynamically generates hair on all the colossi. It’s now easier to see the monsters’ muscles and skin moving underneath the fur. I sometimes forgot I needed to kill these beasts because I was so transfixed by their level of detail. The colossi are a marvel to behold.The original had fantastic animations, so it’s great to see them enhanced here. Everything from riding on horseback, platforming, and colossi battles have a degree of fluidity that wasn’t present before. Now, Wander, Agro, and the colossi move along the terrain more convincingly. It’s a subtle thing, but the smoother animations help give the game a new sense of immersion.Shadow of the Colossus looks great on the base PS4. Users who play on this system get to enjoy all the graphical enhancements at a solid 1080p/30fps. PS4 Pro users get a little more, with HDR and graphical options between 4K/30fps and 1080p/60fps. The graphical fidelity of 4K mode will no doubt please consumers with televisions that display at that resolution. All of the enhancements just pop out more. With that said, I preferred playing at 1080p/60fps because of the smoother gameplay experience it provides. Though I feel 60fps is the optimal way to play, I’m glad Bluepoint provides folks with options to play the game how they want.Given how gorgeous Shadow of the Colossus now looks, it was a wise decision by the developers to include a photo mode. With photo mode enabled, players can adjust the image in a variety of ways in order to land the perfect shot. If you’ve played around with photo mode in other titles, then you know what to expect here. If you want to know how robust photo mode is, you need look no further than the images used in this very article. I took every one of them on my PS4 Pro. This mode is going to consume a lot of players’ time, that’s for sure.Sony clearly wants to bring Shadow of the Colossus into the modern age with this remake. While it certainly accomplishes this via the game’s enhanced graphics, it still feels like something from another era. Unlike modern games, Shadow of the Colossus isn’t brimming with extras and bonuses. The game simply tasks players with taking out a total of 16 colossi. It is the very definition of minimalist. Determined users can easily finish it in a single day if they wish. This may sound like a negative, but the game’s simplicity is part of its allure. This is especially true in an age where games can overwhelm players with an overabundance of content. Even years after its release, the game is a breath of fresh air.Instead of bombarding users with extraneous material, Shadow of the Colossus delivers a unique, rewarding, and meaningful journey. It asks players to contemplate their actions, and consider whether their quest to slay innocent beasts in order to revive a loved one is a noble cause. It is difficult to say how new audiences will take to the remake, but like the PS2 classic, it will surely find an audience with gamers who want something distinctive. After all, there are no other games on the market quite like Team Ico titles.Bluepoint has masterfully remade an all-time classic with Shadow of the Colossus on PS4. The studio manages to preserve everything that made the original special while delivering an experience palatable to modern audiences. Game conservation is important, and Sony has assured the game will continue to capture the imagination of gamers and developers alike for many years to come. Like the its enormous titans, Shadow of the Colossus on PS4 towers over all other remakes.
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