The Greatest April Fools of Them All

April 1st, 2014 by



All of our sorry existences have now been made worthwhile.  


Wasn’t dat a gangbangin’ April Fools Day?

April 1st, 2014 by


This here April Fools our phat asses decided ta go thug n’ keep it real up in dis house.  Thanks ta fo’ pimpin-out tha Internizzle n’ makin our asses realize dat we need ta git scrilla n’ be kind ta dem hoes. I ain’t talkin’ bout chicken n’ gravy, foo’.  If you eva wanna relive tha magic click here.

Titanfall 5-Hour Energy Shots Drop in the US

March 22nd, 2014 by

The 5-hour Energy people were kind enough to send us a sample up here in Canada of the Titanfall branded 5-hour Energy shots. While they’re only available at US Wal-Marts, it’s interesting to see a cross-promotion of this nature. The ones with the special Titanfall labels (our box exclusively featured the Orge titan on the front) come in Berry flavour exclusively, not that it really matters due to 5-hour Energy’s famously bitter taste. So, if you’re in the US and you’re hankering five hours of energy and coming on 10,000% of your daily recommended intake of B-12, you now have a more collectible limited-edition option at your disposal.  You’ll have to pull yourself away from the game first, though.

Movie Review: The Immortal Augustus Gladstone (2014)

March 18th, 2014 by


The modern disillusionment with the compromises wrought by big studios in the entertainment industry has brought on a Renaissance of sorts for indie games and movies. Social media networks make it easier than it has ever been for smaller productions to reach out and gain the kind of viewership that was previously possible only with the help of big-name studios and their deep pockets. As more and more of these small budget/big idea productions come out each year though, it is becoming increasingly obvious that for every Reservoir Dogs there are a dozen or so movies that just should never have been made and for each The Stanley Parable or Antichamber there are countless indie games made by people that shouldn’t even be allowed near a computer. Robyn Miller (pictured above as The Immortal Augustus Gladstone’s eponymous character) is known primarily for creating the immensely popular Myst and Riven PC games with his brother back in the mid-90s and essentially nothing else until the aforementioned indie mockumentary movie. Does The Immortal Augustus Gladstone (TIAG) live up to Robyn Miller’s reputation for groundbreaking story telling or does it suffer from the feeble blandness characteristic of all too many poorly executed indie ventures? Read on to find out just how immortal I found this movie to be.

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Tales of Symphonia Chronicles (PS3)

March 15th, 2014 by

Namco Tales Studio
Genre: RPG
Players: Symphonia 1-4, Dawn of the New World 1-2
Console: PlayStation 3
ESRB Rating: T (Teen)
Launch Price: $39.99 (both games on a physical disc) or $19.99 (each on the PSN store)
Progress: 9 hours of playtime in Symphonia, 6 hours of playtime in Dawn of the New World (Previously beat both original GameCube and Wii versions)

Namco Bandai have recently been showing a lot of love to their North American fan base and the new Tales of Symphonia Chronicles release on the PlayStation 3 is a great example of that. The release includes both Tales of Symphonia and Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World for $39.99 on a single disc. These games are also offered individually on the PSN for $19.99 each. There is also a Collector’s Edition for $99.99 (whose features I discuss later) though I am not sure if much stock for it is still available.

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Transformers Universe Coming This Summer

February 25th, 2014 by

It was recently announced that the new Transformers Universe, a “free to play” massive multiplayer online role-playing game, is getting released over the summer, which is going to be around the same time that the Transformers 4 film is set to be released. It was initially set to be released in 2012, but has been delayed multiple times for unknown reasons. The game was officially announced to the public during the 2011 BotCon, but we’re only just seeing proper trailers for the game now.

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FPS Freek Phantom for PS4

February 14th, 2014 by

Anybody who plays competitive FPS games for long enough will start looking for ways to get the edge up on their competition. Whether it’s tweaking the in-game settings for hours, trying to optimize an Internet connection, looking up strategies online or physically modifying controllers the end-goal is the same — upping your score just a bit so you feel less depressed about being beaten so handily by kids with faster reflexes than you.  Kontrol Freek is the foremost company that caters to gamers looking for that extra edge with non-permanent controller modifications like skins and control stick extensions.  Does their latest offering for the PS4 deliver on all fronts, or does it barely hold the line? Find out just how freek-y we found our time with the Phantoms after the jump.

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NuGuard KXs Screen Protector for iPhone 4/5

January 14th, 2014 by

KXs_iphone4Manufacturer: Newer Technology
Current Retail Price: $9.99 (“Case Friendly” 4/4S) / $10.79 (Full Size 4/4S)

Let’s face it, there are thousands of kinds of screen protectors for smartphones these days.  I personally have paid everywhere from about $2.00 to $30.00 for screen protectors of varying quality for my iPhone over the years.  Not all screen protectors are made equal either, each one seems to tout a different feature: anti-glare, extra clarity, multiple Hs of hardness, even extra-oleophobic surfaces.  I even ordered “Diamond” screen protectors once thinking that they would be “tough like a diamond” and when they arrived they were so full of sparkles that they considerably obstructed the iPhone screen.  To compliment their NuGuard KX line of slimmer protective iPhone cases (that we quite liked) NewerTech recently launched the NuGuard KXs line of screen protectors for the iPad, iPhone, and even Galaxy S4.  These screen protectors (or “screen armour”) claim to go a step further in protecting your costly devices’ screens by adding a moderate level of impact absorption into the mix.  Does the NuGuard KXs follow in the footsteps of its namesake or does it just blend in with the screen protecting masses?  Read on to find out how impactful our impression is of this new screen protection contender.

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