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Reviews
Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn

By Sharad Hirjee - July 30th, 2014

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For those who are unfamiliar with the franchise, Tecmo Koei’s Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn for the Playstation 3 (and Vita) is an Japanese anime style role play game, with several characters that control robotic suits, similar to the old MechWarrior games; think I Robot meets the Shogun. It sounded like an interesting concept to me at first – but that soon changed. If you are a hack-’n-slash kind of gamer, or if you enjoy running around and shooting things, welcome to your asylum.

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The Fall

By Jorge Figueiredo - July 26th, 2014

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At first glance, you might think that developer Over The Moon’s The Fall looks very similar to Playdead’s Limbo – but you would be wrong. Outside of the passing visual resemblance, the game is definitely different. This side-scrolling action-adventure-puzzle game for the PC (the first in a trilogy) succeeds in striking a balance between challenging game-play, interesting puzzles, and a compelling plot, and if you love great story-telling, this game is just what the doctor ordered.

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Headless

By Jorge Figueiredo - July 25th, 2014

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Human beings are fascinated and inspired by the strangest things. For instance, take Miracle Mike, the headless chicken. Born in 1945, Mike was beheaded and lived for 18 months! Now, he has been spiritually brought back in an endless running game on iOS and Android called Headless (developed by Double Smith), which is free-to-play and is as much fun as it is tongue-in-cheek.

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The LEGO Movie Blu-Ray

By Jorge Figueiredo - July 24th, 2014

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I’m sure the phrase “everything is awesome” will be (and is being) used to death to describe this film. While I don’t normally go in for using a single catchphrase to describe a movie, it’s hard not to in the case of The LEGO Movie. When the trailer was released some time ago, I was both excited and afraid; excited at the idea that such a movie could exist – afraid because of the possibility of failure. Smallest Thumbs and I attended the sneak preview earlier this year, and we also played the video game shortly after. To say that we were pleased with both entertainment options is the understatement of the year. The film did have a few moments of technical weirdness (that didn’t take away from the film’s greatness, for the record) – but these have all been fixed on the Blu-ray, making it a must-own movie.

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ViewSonic VP2772 Pro Graphics 27” Display

By Evan Bergstra - July 22nd, 2014

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There is an episode of Corner Gas where a couple of the characters get into a strategic battle of luxury, with each side trying to introduce the other to new, rich tastes and experiences, thereby ruining otherwise acceptable pedestrian alternatives for the recipient. I think it starts with a fountain pen and escalates from there. The good people at ViewSonic sent me one of their premium displays to try out for a couple weeks, and it may well have ruined all lesser displays for me.

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Sonic Jump Fever

By Jorge Figueiredo - July 20th, 2014

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Sonic Jump Fever, a free-to-play title from SEGA (available for Android and iOS), is a jumping platformer in which you guide your character ever upwards. The title is similar to Doodle Jump, albeit with a bit more flash. It can be fun at times, but the ever-looming micro-transactions have a tendency to dampen one’s enjoyment.

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Kiwaka

By Jorge Figueiredo - July 19th, 2014

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Recently, I reviewed an eBook called Kiwaka Story (by international mobile app developer LANDKA). The plot of the eBook revolved around four interesting animals from Africa and their quest to learn about the stars (specifically, the constellations). LANDKA has created a game (designed for iPod, iPhone and iPad) called Kiwaka, that acts as a spiritual companion to the eBook. The game is not built for the hardcore gamer; but it is a very cool way to learn about the constellations – especially if you have kids.

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