Game Dev Tycoon Review: A Beautiful Simulation

Disclaimer: Greenheart Games provided with a copy of Game Dev Tycoon for evaluation purposes. Opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own. Growing up as a kid, I always dreamed about what it would be like to craft the games that I loved to play so much. Greenheart Games seeks to fulfill dreams like mine with their game creation simulator simply billed as Game Dev Tycoon. Unlike other simulators which pack on level editors … Read more

Necomimi Brain Wave Cat Ears Review

Disclaimer: NeuroSky provided with a pair of Necomimi Cat Ears for evaluation purposes. Opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own. I am sure you have heard of animatronic cat ears – but what about brain wave controlled cat ears? NeuroSky’s Necomimi Brain Wave Cat Ears is a unique piece of headgear that responds to your brain activity. While the device is heavily marketed towards cosplayers, you do not need to be a cosplay connoisseur … Read more

Touchfire iPad Keyboard Review

Disclaimer: Touchfire provided with a Touchfire iPad Keyboard for evaluation purposes. Opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own. I like many of you out there often find myself tethered to my iPad. One of the drawbacks of this close relationship I share with it is the fact that I cannot stand the virtual keyboard it comes with. A company called Touchfire heard pleas like mine and came up with the Touchfire iPad Keyboard … Read more

Bluetooth Bulb Review: Fun and Energy Saving

Disclaimer: BlueBulb provided with a Bluetooth Bulb for evaluation purposes. Opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own. It seems just about everything is getting the Bluetooth treatment these days and the humble light bulb is no exception. The Bluetooth Bulb is an early contender stepping into the ring hoping to prove that it is not only original but one of the best. As dazzled as I was by the thought of being … Read more

Gameboy Retro Case by Rocketcases Review

Disclaimer: Rocketcases has provided with a Gameboy Retro Case for evaluation purposes. Opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own. Novelty cases are such a great way to solve the “which iPhone is yours” problem. Rocketcases has come up with a solution that reaches out to your inner gamer with their Gameboy Retro Case. The Gameboy Retro Case is a truly ingenious way to camouflage your iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, or iPhone 5. … Read more

Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 Smartphone Unveiled

Samsung finally lifted the curtains on its latest goliath to join their line of plus size phones the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3. This smartphone isn’t merely big, it’s record breaking. Weighing in as the biggest smartphone to date, the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 squeaks by its adversary, the  6.1 inch Huawei Ascend Mate, by a fraction of an inch. Calling the Samsung Galaxy Mega a phone may seem like a stretch due to its size but … Read more

Simcity: How to Fix a Bankrupt City

OH NO!  Your carefully planned and meticulously built city in Simcity has gone bankrupt. Whether your processors didn’t ship in time or you were off to a rough start, chances are bankruptcy hit you hard and your bonds are completely used up. The solution to this problem would be to send a sizable donation of cash from a neighboring city right? But, but, but…what if the server is never allowed to sync in time thereby leaving … Read more

HAWKEN Promo Codes and Free Credits

Promo Codes are valid as of July 3, 2013. Are you a new player or experienced pilot interested in upgrading his mech collection or adding on a new internal? Earning HC in HAWKEN is fairly steady but there are times when any player starts to become strapped for cash.  Thankfully, the HAWKEN team releases a stream of promo codes from month to month and we like to keep an eye on them. Below are several … Read more

Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition Review

Gamers in this day-and-age are very social creatures. We love to share our kills and skills or put on our creative hats and make art out of the games we love. In order to really do any of those things we require the proper equipment. Enter the Hauppauge HD PVR 2 Gaming Edition, Hauppauge’s newest addition to its console recorder family. This time around Hauppauge decided to embrace the HD aspect even more so and … Read more

New HAWKEN Mech Announced at PAX East

Adhesive Games and Meteor Entertainment had quite a booth presence at PAX East 2013. Little did HAWKEN fans know that the team’s visit to PAX meant more than just an opportunity to show off the game’s current capabilities. Those who have kept up to date with the producer letters are probably aware of the developers’ pledge to release at least one mech a month. So far, the latest additions to the lineup have been the … Read more

Simcity Review: Worth the Server Problems?

After a decade long wait, Maxis is back with their latest addition to the addicting and soul devouring urban planning franchise known as Simcity. The 2013 installation of the game comes packed with intricate and minute controls that promise the building of truly unique cities. No doubt you will instantly be struck in awe seeing an abandoned plot of land quickly transform into a teeming metropolis. Whether you want to be a leader in green … Read more

Wreck-It Ralph Review and Giveaway

“Video game movies are never good.” This is the tired mantra that is recited time and time again when a movie release is on the horizon that is steeped in the video game universe. Is this phrase usually true? Unfortunately, not many offerings in the past few years have proved otherwise. Enter Disney and their play on virtual worlds we’ve come to enjoy. Wreck-It Ralph seems to have been carefully crafted to not disappoint gamers. … Read more

PS4 Preorder Price Tag Set at $899 by EB Games

During Sony’s New York conference yesterday many things were revealed about the upcoming PS4 and the features that will come with it. Executives on the stage discussed how the machine will tout a chip containing eight X86-64 cores, 8 GB of GDDR5 RAM, and a “Supercharged PC architecture.” They also were very keen on emphasizing how the PS4 will embrace the social side of gaming and allow gamers to easily stream their gameplay. While there … Read more

HAWKEN Competitive Community Talk with Hugs

On Wednesday February 13 at 3:30 PM PST HAWKEN staff member Hugs joined a discussion with several players from the competitive community.  Click on the image below to listen to the whole broadcast by The Cockpit or read the highlights we compiled of Hugs’ most important answers with very minor edits for clarity.  Each highlight has a timestamp placed next to it if you want to hear Hugs elaborate even more on the subject. Thank … Read more

007 Legends PS3 Review: This Ain’t Your Dad’s Bond

“LIVE THE LEGEND.” Those are the words that are boldly printed across the back of the game case for Activision’s 007 Legends. Bond games are often their most enjoyable when taking place in memorable Bond settings. Who could forget the GoldenEye days of yore on the N64? Recently an attempt to recapture the flame was made in GoldenEye 007: Reloaded. Unfortunately, the fire that was kindled in Reloaded is somewhat dampened in this followup. This Ain’t Your … Read more

Les Misérables (2012) Movie Review

“Do you hear the people sing? Singing a song of angry men?” This refrain has attracted millions upon millions to see the musical inspired by Victor Hugo’s exquisite work Les Misérables. Theatre goers who witness spectacles on both the stage and the silver screen have waited ages to see a film echo this same rallying cry. Did Tom Hooper’s directing draw the audience into the ranks of the Children of the Barricade? Well, to quote … Read more

Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas for Every Budget

Christmas is a mere two days away and many are finding themselves without a gift in sight to show for it. Shipping a gift to your doorstep is out of the question. The department store electronic, toy, and tool counters will most certainly be sparse. Is all hope lost? Absolutely not my friend. Below are great last minute Christmas gift ideas for any budget and can be picked up in a snap! Top 5 Last … Read more

Dance Central 3 Review for the Xbox 360 Kinect

Get ready to cut a rug and show off your dance skills in Harmonix’s latest rhythm title Dance Central 3. Coming off the heels of the hugely successful Dance Central 2, high expectations were set as to what would come in the third installment. Besides new multiplayer games and a revamped story mode, this edition focused on creating a setlist more diverse than the last. Were these changes and tweaks worth the price of admission … Read more

Torchlight II Review: Blazing a Trail for RPGs to Come

RPG players rejoice, today we’re covering the massive dungeon crawler by Runic Games Torchlight II.  So many games in the RPG category struggle to reinvent the wheel in hopes of setting the trend but fail miserably.  Rather than join the pack, Runic Games has gone back to the roots of what make the genre so enjoyable in the first place.  This does not mean that you will get more of the same when playing Torchlight … Read more

Torchlight II Early Impressions: Gameplay and Mechanics

Update: Our review of Torchlight II is now ready for you to peruse at your leisure. I finally forced myself to stop and share with you my initial thoughts on the gameplay and mechanics of Runic Games’ action RPG Torchlight II.  This is not due to procrastination or lack of enthusiasm to discuss the game, I honestly have been so sucked in that I don’t want to put down the controls.  Below I will highlight … Read more