Why did LG give up on its smartphones business?
Gadgets 360 reviews editor Jamshed Avari
and Counterpoint analyst Tarun Pathak
join host Akhil Arora
to discuss what led to LG's exit, the Korean manufacturers' innovations and mistakes, and how the industry is due for another upheveal.
Watch: RIP LG Smartphones
Later, we jump over to Outriders, the new co-op RPG shooter from People Can Fly, out on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S/X.
Resident gamer and Gadgets 360 chief sub-editor Shayak Majumder
joins Akhil to talk about the good and the bad of the new video game: the recurring server troubles, the varying character classes, the keep-you-on-your-toes gameplay, and problems with cross-play and grinding.
Read: Outriders Review
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What made LG quit? (00:32)
LG's innovative ideas—and problems (03:50)
Did we see LG's exit coming? (06:52)
LG first, phones second (10:54)
LG's other failures: webOS and Intel (12:55)
Does this impact LG? (14:44)
Who's next? And what's the future like? (16:19)
What Outriders is like (23:18)
Outriders feels old—but has some good ideas (25:30)
Outriders enemies and gameplay (28:40)
Character classes in Outriders (30:42)
Grinding and 'World Tier' (36:09)
The thing with microtransactions (41:30)
Server troubles and cross-play (45:27)