Game Review: Cute Battle Royale Card Game “Battle Pufs”

Game Review: Cute Battle Royale Card Game “Battle Pufs”

It's a dog-eat-dog world out there, and plenty of games have picked up the theme with one v. one combat. Co-op? That's for softies! If you're really tough, if you're gaming with equally tough folk, you want to battle for dominance. Sure, most of your characters might...

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Film Review: Uninspired Spy Thriller “The 355”

Film Review: Uninspired Spy Thriller “The 355”

A spy thriller that combines great action sequences with an engaging story, exotic locations, and attractive protagonists? What's not to love with the new action film "The 355"? Well, almost everything, unfortunately. The story revolves around what we in the film biz...

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Kizik: Comfy, Stylish Shoes Designed to Slip On Hands-Free

Kizik: Comfy, Stylish Shoes Designed to Slip On Hands-Free

You don't have to be mobility impaired to get tired of bending down every time you want to slip on a pair of shoes. You can force any shoe to be slip-on, ostensibly, but eventually, the back portion of the shoe is damaged and both looks and fits poorly. Not good,...

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Maxxed out Luxury with the 2022 Infiniti QX55 SUV

Maxxed out Luxury with the 2022 Infiniti QX55 SUV

Prior to the mid 1980s, Japanese cars were defined by the pedestrian brands of Datsun, Toyota, and Honda. All huge manufacturing keiretsu, all producing construction equipment, heavy machinery, even lawnmowers and motorcycles. When Honda introduced its luxury brand...

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Game Review: Sudoku + Dice Indie Puzzler “Disuko!”

Game Review: Sudoku + Dice Indie Puzzler “Disuko!”

You'd need to have hidden under a rock not to bump into the engaging and popular mathematical puzzle game Sudoku. Invented by Japanese puzzle enthusiast Maki Kaji, it's a 9x9 grid comprised of 9 3x3 boxes. Each 3x3 box, each row, and each column can only contain a...

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Film Review: Fun Chinese Actioner “Schemes in Antiques”

Film Review: Fun Chinese Actioner “Schemes in Antiques”

I'd be lying if I said I completely understood the wild and entertaining Chinese action film Schemes in Antiques, but I enjoyed it quite a bit nonetheless. It's an action film about two antiques experts who compete to solve a series of obscure puzzles and riddles to...

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Film Review: Alternate History “The King’s Man”

Film Review: Alternate History “The King’s Man”

When Kingsman: The Secret Service premiered in 2014, it was a sleeper hit. A wry, self-aware take on James Bond and the spy genre, it starred agent Eggsy Unwin (Taron Egerton) as a disaffected young man recruited by a secret, independent spy agency secretly run out of...

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Game Review: Fun Push-Your-Luck “Hamsters vs. Hippos”

Game Review: Fun Push-Your-Luck “Hamsters vs. Hippos”

You're a hamster and it's your big chance to make a break for it and escape the zoo. Problem is that you really need to grab a lot of lotus flowers from the lily pads to ensure you have enough food to survive in the wilds. Oh. and hippos. There are hungry hippos (are...

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Film Review: Creepy, Existential “Marionette”

Film Review: Creepy, Existential “Marionette”

There's a classic episode of the TV series The Twilight Zone called "A World Of His Own" where a playwright causes people in his life to disappear by destroying audio recordings wherein he describes them. It turns out that the world he inhabits is one he has created...

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