Reviews Archive

  • Book Review: Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years

    It’s hard to believe the Marvel Cinematic Universe has now existed for over a decade. What once seemed like an impossibly ambitious idea to create an ongoing film universe of shared continuity storylines I think has far exceeded what anyone could’ve hoped for. It’s an […]

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  • Toy Review: Rocket Fishing Rod

    It may sound hard to believe, but I don’t think I’ve been more disappointed with a product, when I was a child or now as an adult, than I am with the Rocket Fishing Rod. It’s a ready-to-go fishing rod toy that eliminates the learning […]

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  • Gear Review: PDP Cloud Remote for PlayStation 4

    A little over a year ago now, PDP put out the PlayStation 4 Media Remote, a simplified alternative to the company’s earlier Universal Media Remote built for general PS4 menu navigation and movie playback using many popular streaming apps. Now we have the Cloud Remote, […]

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  • Review: Donut County

    Donut County is what happens when ridiculously cute animals are brought together with a unique gameplay mechanic that allows players, as BK the raccoon using an in-game app, to control a hole in the ground that grows as things fall into it. Think of it […]

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  • Gear Review: Pokémon Universal Nintendo DS Poké Ball Case

    By now you’ve likely already settled on a trusty, go-to carrying case that you’ve been using to lug around your favorite Nintendo DS family portable gaming machine. I know it can be hard to change from something you’re already comfortable and familiar with, but it […]

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  • Book Review: The Art of Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom

    The Art of Ni no Kuni II is an art book in its purest form. Its 152 pages are filled with nothing but glorious sketches and paintings. You won’t find an introduction, a single caption, or even a hint of developer commentary. Here, the art […]

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  • Review: Manual Samuel

    Manual Samuel. The name of the game tells you everything you need to know right in the title.    Nothing Samuel does happens without the player putting in the manual effort to press a series of buttons. Sure, all game characters are basically digital mannequins […]

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  • Review: The Low Road

    Noomi Kovacs is a young spy who wants nothing more than to be assigned to real field work, to make a difference as a secret agent. The beginning of The Low Road, a 1970s corporate espionage graphic adventure, finds Noomi meeting Barney “Turn” Turner, who […]

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  • Gear Review: KontrolFreek Omni Performance Thumbsticks

    The Omni is a total gamechanger in KontrolFreek’s arsenal of performance thumbsticks. What’s so unique and groundbreaking about the Omni? It’s all in the cross-hatch pattern covering the grip’s concave surface. Examined closely, you’ll notice that the Omni grip surface is a basket weave, each […]

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  • Jigsaw Review: Super Mario Odyssey and Team Fortress 2 Puzzles

    I have two new USAopoly jigsaw puzzles to tell you about. One’s bright and cheery, the other’s more dark and dreary. A contrasting pair for my fellow jigsaw connoisseurs to enjoy, depending on your mood or game affinity. Let’s begin with Super Mario Odyssey and […]

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