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Reviews

  • ‘Xenoblade Chronicles 3D’ review: friends, foes, faffing about

    Another day in Nintendoland, another Nintendo Wii title ported to handheld. This time, it’s a title to get properly excited about. The legendary Xenoblade name is the first to grace the New Nintendo 3DS XL as an exclusive title, dubbed Xenoblade Chronicles 3D. It should be giving Nintendo fanboys who own the console a few shivers, and a very good reason for those who don’t own the console to get one. But this is conjecture. Storyline After a way-too-long cinematic that you can’t skip explaining how two kick-ass legendary fighters Dickson and Dunbar were, you should be fairly familiar with what’s going on,...

  • GetOne and ErgoPROP combo review: soothe my aching back

    Not all gadgets have sparkly screens or buttons that transform them into talking, walking robots. Some are more mundane and down-to-earth, but these can often be more important and detrimental to your life than those that sparkle. Ergotherapy Solutions, a South African company focused on turning the office space into a more comfortable environment, courteously gave us two of its new products to review, namely the GetOne ergonomic office chair and the ERGOProp ergonomic laptop stand. You’re probably wondering how you’d test products like these. Well, it’s simple really. I usually suffer from dull aches and pains in my back from...

  • WD Green 2TB review: affordable secondary storage [updated]

    Update: Since the first draft of this review was released, WD has stressed that the drives are not meant to be used in a NAS array even if they were shipped within one. So, being the good Samaritan that I am, I agreed to re-review just one drive in my secondary system at home, firstly for the hell of it and secondly, to understand the WD Green 2TB as a lone wolf, not a pack animal. The update can be found lower down in the review. There are hundreds of forums across the internet with consumers pondering the difference between...

  • Vodafone Smart 4 Turbo review: sweltering LTE, lacklustre UX

    The budget smartphone space is becoming a little universe on its own. A lot is going on in the space: competition, innovations, deals, and new releases almost on a weekly basis; pretty much everything that’s happening with high-end smartphones. The budget smartphones might be without the lights and explosions of the high-enders, nevertheless, great things are happening. Cellular moguls MTN, Vodacom, retailing giants Edcon, and industry giants like Samsung, LG, and Microsoft have released low end smartphones in the past few months. The latest device on our table comes from Vodacom in the form of the (Vodacom) Vodafone Smart 4 Turbo,...

  • Alien: Isolation, The Talos Principle and OlliOlli: the Better Late Than Never roundup

    It’s Better Late Than Never time again, the review series that takes a deeper look at the gaming titles we have unforgivably overlooked in recent months. This is the second installment, featuring the likes of the immersive and cinematic Alien: Isolation, the mindbending The Talos Principle and the ever addictive OlliOlli. Alien: Isolation I only got to play Alien: Isolation very recently and, I must admit, it is one of very few truly innovative titles to come from 2014. This statement might be a bit biased as I am a great fan of the Alien film series (and I’m very much...

  • BlackBerry Classic review: expensive nostalgia

    Ah BlackBerry. Probably the most misunderstood technology companies on the planet was once a tour de force on the mobile device world stage. Since its massive decline of a few years back, Waterloo has slowly clawed itself back on the map, and in other segments like network backends and security. At present, the company is thriving. It’s easy to get nostalgic when pondering the days of BBM, BIS and all sorts of B-related acronyms, but it seems BlackBerry has a harder time letting go than the rest of the world. The BlackBerry Classic, for all intents and purposes, is probably the...

  • Canon EOS 70D review: a DSLR with few faults

    The Canon EOS 70D is the younger sister of the 60D geared towards enthusiast users, and it definitely does well in that respect. There are obvious improvements over the Canon EOS 60D, including the live view/video optimized autofocus system that works across all lenses, WiFi support and a slimmer body. And then there are some indistinct differences, like the knob instead of the button that activates the lock. Speaking of buttons, there is also a slight change with the Canon EOS 70D in terms of the location of some. Canon places the menu button on the left and not the...

  • WD My Passport Pro 4TB review-in-brief: speedy and stylish

    The WD My Passport Pro does what it does well, but weighing up the three P’s (practicality, performance and price) it only shines through when it comes to two of them. For the heavy-duty Apple Mac user on-the-go, the WD My Passport Pro’s flaws are minor if they’re even worth pointing out at all. For someone looking for a bit of flexibility, the external drive sings a different song. We were blessed with a black and aluminium 4TB model (there’s also a 2TB one available) which weighs a hefty 725g — definitely complemented by its bulky body which can’t help...

  • ‘Ori and the Blind Forest’ review: facing fears, finding courage

    Every so often rare circumstances come together and give birth to something extraordinary. Be it the alignment of the stars or the direction of the wind, it is an occurrence so uncommon that its manifestation is measured in years. Ori and the Blind Forest is one such extraordinary phenomenon. No matter from what angle you look at it, this title excels on all fronts. It is a game so good I even dare say it is close to perfect. Ori and the Blind Forest is a magical side-scrolling adventure created by an international collective of indie developers operating under the name Moon...

  • ‘The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D’ review: a frustrating but rewarding adventure

    Some games have dynastic chips on their shoulders. Some are remasters trying to survive in a modern, graphics-intensive gaming world. Majora’s Mask 3D definitely falls into both of these categories. For the record, I didn’t have the privilege of playing the original game when it was launched in 2000 for the Nintendo 64, but the game has become one of the most successful and most loved titles in the Nintendo stable. It was a massive hit for the company, and still leaves many gamers with twitchy fingers and dodgy nightmares. Flash forward to 2015 and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask...

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