review Archive

  • 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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  • 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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  • Gear Review: Logitech G613 Lightspeed Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

    Untethered freedom is a beautiful thing when you are able to attain it, but in PC gaming wireless technology hasn’t quite reached the point of ubiquity in terms of matching wired performance keystroke for keystroke, mouse movement for mouse movement. Logitech’s Lightspeed technology is flipping […]

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  • 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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