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Movie Review: Forbidden Empire (Viy)

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015
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The Hollywood of the modern era is well and truly obsessed with designing films by committee and targeting the lowest common denominator to cast as wide a net as possible over the wallets of the average consumers.  While works with more integrity and vision sometimes slip through the cracks (the recently excellent Mad Max: Fury Road comes to mind), it is far more usual to end up with incoherent messes like Hot Pursuit.  As Hollywood begins to crush itself under the weight of its hundreds of sequels, reboots and throwbacks, the movie industries in countries like India (Bollywood) and Russia (Rollywood?) have been steadily picking up the pace by increasingly often producing more risky and unique films than Hollywood has dared to in decades.  Forbidden Empire (or Viy as it is called everywhere else including the film’s own title screen) was made by a largely Russian cast and crew and loosed based around a Ukrainian short story of the same name, so even though it features a couple of familiar faces like Jason Flemyng and Charles Dance, from the moment it starts you can tell it is not of the same ilk as your average Hollywood flick.

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Axiom Verge (PC) – PART 1 – Game Usagi Plays

Monday, May 18th, 2015
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“Already got Mega Man beat.”

Logan begins his Metroid-y adventure with Axiom Verge for PC.

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iPhone/iPad Cables Video Review

Saturday, May 16th, 2015
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“Oh what a tangled web we USB”

Lightning Cables reviewed:
Apple 0.5m cable
Fone Stuff 2m cable
Tech Armor 2m cable

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V-MODA Crossfade M-100 Unboxing

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
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Logan cracks open the fancy box of one of the most popular DJ headsets on the market.

Will they be good for games too?  Review coming soon!

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Neat Premium USB Cable Kickstarter

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
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Do you ever think that the cable that came with your phone is too flimsy, too delicate, too short/long or too plain?  Well JUICIES the makers of higher-end lightning and micro USB cables probably have you covered.  The JUICIES+ XS & XL Kickstarter is entering its final days and will allow them to make shorter and much, much longer versions of their premium cables at the mere 1ft and kind of ridiculous 10ft lengths.  With anodized aluminum ends that match the standard colours of most mobile devices and actual woven metal cable shielding,  JUICIES+ cables are undoubtedly a step above the average cable you’d find in an electronics shop.  Check out their Kickstarter here if you’re interested in supporting them and snagging yourself some very short or very long cables in the process.

Splatoon Global Testfire (Wii U) – Game Usagi Plays

Saturday, May 9th, 2015
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Logan’s mediocre performance in May 9th’s Splatoon online multiplayer preview.

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Star Wars Battlefront Trailer and Launch Announcement

Friday, April 17th, 2015
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EA announced today that Star Wars Battlefront will be launching in North America for Xbox One, PS4, and PC on November 17th.  They also showed off the game’s impressive graphics engine in the new trailer above.

There’s a lot to be excited about for Star Wars fans right now.  Click after the jump to see the new trailer for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens if you haven’t seen it a hundred times already.

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Nintendo Direct Apr. 1, 2015 Summary

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
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Nintendo’s Direct presentation was as good as ever.  Nothing mind-blowingly out of left field except for the sudden announcement of the return of Lucas to Smash Bros and maybe the plush Yoshi’s Woolly World amiibos as pictured above, but lots of interesting and neat new information.  Read on for an edited copy of Nintendo’s own summary of the event.

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