GeekDad Review: ‘Lionel City Builder 3D: Rise of the Rails’

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Newly out for the Nintendo 3DS is ‘Lionel City Builder 3D: Rise of the Rails’ made by Big John Games. This downloadable game is affordable and fun. With both structured and freeform elements, there’s something here for every level of player. Continue reading

‘Happy Home Designer’ – A New Way to Play ‘Animal Crossing’


‘Happy Home Designer’ has all the charm and creative stimulation of ‘Animal Crossing,’ but that great feast of content is now perfectly portioned. Continue reading

‘Kirby’ Goes Clay, ‘Pokémon’ Goes Free-To-Play

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Once again I find that one company is monopolizing my meager daily allotment of gaming time, and once again that company is Nintendo. The Big N has recently released a pair of games from two of its prized first-party franchises, and, try as I might, I just can’t get enough. Continue reading

10 Things You’ll Love About the New Nintendo 3DS XL (and 5 You Might Not)

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We’re still a couple of weeks out from the proper release of the New Nintendo 3DS XL here in America, but I was lucky enough to get an early review unit. Overall I really dig the new design, and I think you will too. Here’s a quick rundown of ten specific high points. Continue reading

Tracks Air Headphones by Sol Republic


The Tracks Air headphones bring the technology of Motorola together with the style and sound of Sol Republic for a great pair of wireless headphones. Paired via Bluetooth with your phone, the Tracks Air deliver clear sound with distinct highs and reasonable bass. The built in microphones allow you to take phone calls on the Air Tracks. They even support NFC for easy pairing with your phone. Continue reading

Five Gift Ideas for the Geek Who Has Everything


You are currently down to the proverbial wire. You’re in a gift-shopping crunch, and likely the folks remaining on your list aren’t still they’re because they’re your least favorite; they’re likely just difficult to shop for. With that in mind, here are a handful of helpful suggestions. Continue reading