‘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

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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

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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

The Curious Case of the Crossover Caper – Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

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Like any fan, I’ve been anxiously awaiting the North American release of Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney ever since it made its Japanese debut in 2012. Both series, which masterfully combine the niche visual novel format with the (slightly) more accepted form of the themed adventure puzzler, were standouts on the Nintendo DS, and the thought of seeing them all mashed-up on my current favorite handheld, the 3DS, made me positively giddy. Continue reading

Back to School With Thermos Brand

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It’s a new school year, and that means acquiring new gear for both my children. Sure, in most cases they could keep their previous backpacks and lunchboxes, but picking out new stuff for the upcoming educational journey is part of our annual ritual. (Also, I won’t discount the theory that my kids have inherited my predilection for accessories.) Continue reading