23 Aug 2016

Review: “ABZU” Takes Us Deep Beneath the Waves

VITALS: TITLE: ABZU DEVELOPER: Giant Squid PUBLISHER: 505 Games PLATFORM: PC (also on PlayStation 4) GENRE: Adventure RELEASE DATE: August 2, 2016 PRICE: $19.99 USD When I first saw the promotional screenshots and artwork for ABZU in a press release I immediately felt drawn to play this game. Once I found out that ABZU is

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25 Jul 2016

“Level Up” — Fun YA Graphic Novel Gets New Edition!

VITALS: TITLE: “Level Up” AUTHORS: Gene Luen Yang & Thien Pham PUBLISHER: Square Fish PUBLICATION DATE: July 19, 2016 (First Ed. 2011) When I first received my copy of Level Up from one of my awesome PR contacts, I was pretty excited to take a look at it. The general story description seemed like it

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04 Jul 2016

Review: Hisense H8 4K HDR Smart TV (2016)

Until my quest to find the perfect large-format 4K display to use as a huge PC monitor, I had no idea that Hisense existed let alone what they manufactured. When it came to TVs my mind usually went to Vizio, Sony, LG, Samsung, as well as other brands like Westinghouse,

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02 Jul 2016

Review: Ballistix Elite 2133 MHz DDR3 RAM

Crucial has been very kind to me recently, having first sent me an MX200 solid state drive and now having sent me a RAM kit featuring their “Ballistix Elite” 2133 MHz DDR3 high-speed RAM. Of course, I was aware that there was a market for higher-end RAM, but when it

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09 Jun 2016

Philips 7000-series Smart Slim 4K TV Review

Philips is a fairly well-known electronics company, but for the longest time I never paid attention to their presence in the retail TV and monitor space (though yes, I am aware that they have put out some fantastic PC monitors in recent years). However, Philips does make some really great

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07 Jun 2016

Hisense 50H7GB1 Smart 4K TV Review!

Hisense is an electronics manufacturer that I really knew nothing about until recently. I’d seen their TVs advertised before, but like many I assumed that they were off-brand and not worth worrying too much about. Yet, some basic research returned the fact that Hisense is actually the owner of a

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06 Jun 2016

Vizio M50-C1 4K Smart TV Review!

For a little while now I’ve been on a quest to find what I felt was the perfect high-end PC display for the money. Until earlier this year, I’d been using a 29″ LG ultra-wide monitor, and admittedly I really loved the cinematic appeal that it had. With a 21:9

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16 Mar 2016

“The Solus Project” — Survival on a Lost Alien World

“The Solus Project” is an Early Access game that was first made available on February 18, 2016. It comes to us from Grip Games and Teotl Studios and is the successor to 2010’s “The Ball.” A copy of the game was provided for review purposes, but the game can be

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15 Mar 2016

“The Guest” – A Psychological, Puzzling Thriller Awaits!

“The Guest” is a psychological puzzle-thriller from Team Gotham and 505 Games, released on March 10, 2016. A copy of the game was provided by 505 Games for review purposes, but the game can be purchased on Steam for $9.99 USD. Dr. Evguini Leonev settled into his hotel room one

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15 Mar 2016

“Razer Kraken USB” Headset [Tech Review!]

My “Razer Kraken” headset was purchased with my own money and therefore this review in no way officially endorses Razer or its products. The headset can be purchased from Best Buy for $53.99 or from Amazon for $51.94. When my Logitech G930 headset started having trouble a while back, I

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