Monday, June 17, 2013

Star Trek Text Game Mini Review (Android)


If you are one of those people who loved the new Star Trek movies, this game is not for you. This Star Trek Text Game has no lens flares or flashy graphics for you noobs. All you have is a grid and your starship is represented by the letter E. You are the captain of the Enterprise and you are tasked to rid the universe of all 22 Klingon warships.

That's it. And it is awesome. The gameplay is basically rogue-like so 'nuff said for gamers who aren't graphics whores. Download this free game now and be captain of your own starship.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Capsule Review Cyberlords Arcology (Android)


For folks who enjoyed the SNES and the Megadrive Shadowrun games, this Android game is for you. I'm currently playing the ad-supported version of Cyberlords and so far I'm enjoying it. This game is a knock off of Shadowrun, and not in a bad way. You control 4 characters with different skill sets. You can equip them and even give them cybernetic enhancements to make them stronger. As with Shadowrun, you take missions, but this time, from random people (not just Johnsons). You kill enemies. You gain experience. Like I said, an almost perfect copy of Shadowrun with the convenience of touch UI and cool stylized graphics.

If you like cybernetics, running, and shadows--get this game now! There is a free ad-supported version and a paid no-ads option in the Playstore.

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Mini Review of Retroarch Android Console Emulator


If you want an all-in-one solution for your Android emulation gaming needs you gotta get  Retroarch. This emulator has almost all retro consoles and handhelds from Nes to Ps1. It can even run Doom and Cave Story as bonus. All this for free!

If you have Android ICS or JB, you gotta get this thing instead of pirating or paying for emulators.

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Alcatel OT Soleil Mini Review


It is a cool dual core phone running Jelly Bean. BUT, if you value battery life, this won't last the day with heavy use.

Sayang, okay pa naman siya. Kaya lang charge ng charge lagi.

Cheap 7" Android Netbook Review


I was able to acquire a 7" Android netbook. Here is my capsule review of the hardware and software:

1. Android 4.0.3 ICS - Works great in this little package, all apps work and they are fast.
2. Keyboard - A little bit bleh. You will mistype a lot.
3. Screen - Very good.
4. Build - Sturdy and does not feel cheap at all.
5. Emulation gaming - Haha! Just downloaded Retroarch from the Playstore and this baby is rocking it.

The video review above is basically the same build, except that mine is ICS and with a little bit faster processor and higher RAM.

UPDATE: Battery life is excellent. Almost 8 hours of continuous video playback.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Best Podcast Networks of 2012

Update: I forgot to mention the FrogPants network of Scott Johnson. I listen to the Morning Stream, The Final Score, Film Sack, and a whole lot of other audio content.

It is that time of the year again where I talk about all the awesome podcasts that I consume. This time I will tell you all about podcasts networks and not just individual shows. So without further ado here are the best podcast networks of 2012.

1. 70Decibels
A great set of tech podcasters led by Myke Hurley. My favorite podcast in the network is Home Work, a podcast about people who work from home. The host of Home Work, Aaron Mahnke and Dave Caolo share productivity tips and sometimes the challenges they face as home workers.

Aside from that, I find the shows Generational and Bionic to be interesting. Myke Hurley is a good host who knows how to let his co-host talk but can also take over the conversation if he needs to.

2. 5by5.tv
Dan Benjamin's podcast network where two of my favorite shows, Hypercritical and Build & Analyze just ended. With that in mind what shows can I look forward in the network now? There is still the Incomparable and Mac Power Users (even if I don't own a Mac).

3. The Geekbox
Last but not the least is the Geekbox Network. I listen to all their shows! I listen to the flagship show, the Geekbox. I also listen albeit sparingly to the Comedy Button, Good Job Brain, and the Comics Conspiracy.

And before I forget, let's not forget about Ryan Scott's frenemies, Rebel FM, the only general gaming podcast I listen to.

That's all the podcast and podcast networks I listen to for the year of 2012. Hope you find something you like in here.

PS: No Agenda is in a different league here since it is the best podcast in the universe.

Monday, December 10, 2012

F-Zero GBA awesome remake

Remember the Snes futuristic racing game F-Zero? Well there was a GBA remake subtitled as Maximum Velocity. This remake have improved graphics and a little bit of a tweaked control scheme. That said, this game is still fun but balls hard. I think this version is even harder than the original. If you have a GBA, get this game. Hell, get an emulator and give this title a shot. You will be pleasantly surprised how fun this is.