Reviews Archive

  • Review: Tangrams Deluxe

    When I was growing up, I used to keep busy during road trips, and other times when a child’s idle hands need to be engaged, with a little puzzle box called Magic Block. It was this flat, black clamshell case containing eight blocks–each a different […]

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  • Gear Review: EwinRacing Flash XL Series Gaming Chair

    I’ve only had the opportunity to test drive a couple different racing-style gaming chair brands, but from my admittedly limited experience the quality of EwinRacing’s offering is definitely a cut above the competition. EwinRacing offers a wide range of chairs for different body sizes, budgets, […]

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  • Toy Review: E-Blox STEM Building Blocks

    We all know and love LEGO as the preeminent building block brand, but there’s certainly room in the building block game for alternatives. E-Blox is one such alternative, specializing in STEM and STEAM learning activities to inspire and stimulate young minds, as well as offering […]

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  • Review: Doughlings: Arcade

    Somewhere in another dimension, a race of culture appropriating doughballs with arms and bulbous, expressive eyeballs has become infected by poison gas after the crash landing of a meteor on their home planet. The lives of these infected beings, the titular Doughlings, are now left […]

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  • Review: Dragon’s Crown Pro

    Returning half a decade after its PlayStation 3 and Vita debut, Dragon’s Crown‘s new “Pro” edition for PlayStation 4 brings back everything that was great about the original, addresses some technical issues, opens cross-play online co-op between all three Sony platforms, remasters the soundtrack with […]

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  • Review: Highscore Processing Unit

    Countless games have iterated the classic brick-breaker, to varying degrees of success, implementing all manner of power-up abilities and sometimes even elements of role-playing progression while retaining the core ball-and-paddle mechanics we’ve all grown so familiar with since Breakout and Arkanoid made the genre famous. […]

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  • Review: Puzzle With Your Friends

    Sometimes a title tells you everything you need to know about a game: Puzzle With Your Friends is a jigsaw puzzler that primarily wants you to, um, puzzle with your friends. Sure, you can jigsaw it up just fine all by your lonesome, but bringing […]

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  • Review: Extinction

    Iron Galaxy has built a reliable reputation primarily as a contract studio porting games from larger developers to other platforms, but up to now the studio’s own titles have been smaller, indie-scale projects like Divekick and Wreckateer. Both of which were really fun. Extinction, the […]

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  • Review: Minit

    Minit condenses everything you know and love about the early top-down Zelda quests into a delightfully diminutive, cleverly constructed adventure that’s consumed and digested in bite-sized loops of 60 seconds, for an experience that feels old-fashioned and familiar yet still manages to spark your curiosity […]

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  • Jigsaw Review: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild “Scaling Hyrule” Puzzle

    It’s hard to believe this is my 10th Legend of Zelda-themed jigsaw puzzle. (Damn, I do a lot of puzzles!) Nostalgia fueled my interest in previous ones, based on the older titles like Wind Waker and Majora’s Mask and the 8-bit original. As I do […]

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