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Flow Free Fun

Posted by on Sep 17, 2012 | 0 comments

Flow Free Fun

It’s not rocket science, but it’s still a blast! One of the simplest puzzle games in all the app store, Flow Free is a devious little game that challenges you to connect dots of the same color by connecting lines in a grid without crossing. It’s one part connect the dots and one part mensa test. The premise is simple; you start Flow Free by connecting three or four matching dots in a...

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Review of Endless Space

Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 | 0 comments

Review of Endless Space

This is a 4X strategy game. The four ‘X’s stand for the classic principles that underpin this particular offshoot of the genre: explore, exploit, expand, and everyone’s favorite – exterminate! Endless Space focuses on macro-management rather than down-and-dirty detail-fiddling. It makes galactic control streamlined, helped enormously by the slickest interface this type of game has ever seen, a...

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Dawnguard Crossbows

Posted by on Aug 18, 2012 | 0 comments

Dawnguard Crossbows

Dawnguard has given the Skyrim modding community a new toy to tinker with, break, and reverse engineer to the extent where it’s utterly unrecognizable: the crossbow. Since the release of Dawnguard on PC just two weeks ago, there have been many, many new crossbows added to the Skyrim Workshop, a handful of which are must haves. Step right up as we lay the best of the best Dawnguard crossbow...

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Wreck-It Ralph Trailer

Posted by on Jul 21, 2012 | 0 comments

Wreck-It Ralph Trailer

In the November 2 release, Ralph (John C. Reilly) is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix (Jack McBrayer), the “good guy” star of their game who always gets to save the day. But after decades doing the same thing and seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he’s tired of playing the role of a bad guy. He takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a...

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Timeless Advice for Surviving Power Outages

Posted by on Jul 15, 2012 | 0 comments

Timeless Advice for Surviving Power Outages

This is the Midwest. Storms happen. Every home should be stocked with an emergency kit, according to FEMA. Three gallons of water per person per day, shelf stable food, batteries, flashlights, etc. But once the power is out and won’t be back for hours, or even worse, DAYS, what is a gamer to do? As our options for technological entertainment have increased, so has our reliance on their...

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80’s Arcades’ Resurgence In Chicago

Posted by on Jun 24, 2012 | 0 comments

80’s Arcades’ Resurgence In Chicago

Ms. Pac-Man suffers an untimely death at the hands of a blue-clad ghost, but A.J. Matthews doesn’t seem too upset by his failure to navigate the pellet-filled maze without smacking into a homicidal spectre. Instead, Matthews turns around and admires the glowing lights and bleeps and bloops that emanate from a couple dozen arcade machines crowded into the backroom of Logan Hardware....

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