Review: OldShark Ring Light

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Ring light with phone pinned in the centre.

As part of my quest to become an internationally renounced fashion vlogger (shut up! It could happen!) I’ve been sent a ring light to review. If you’ve ever wondered why all your favourite YouChubers are so well lit – this style of light is the reason why. They provide a constant, shadow-free, evenly spread light.…

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Game Review: Arcade Spirits

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Your choices are "inchorent screaming", "coherent screaming", or "await death".

I’m playing through the itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality. You can follow along with all my game reviews. I’ve never played a dating simulator before. I’d heard of them, and their weird parodies like Hatoful Boyfriend, but this is my first time playing one. And, I’m delighted to say, Arcade Spirits is delightful.…

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Game Review: Minit (and how to get it working on Ubuntu Linux)

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Simple black and white graphics.

I’m playing through the itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality. You can follow along with all my game reviews. I like puzzle games, and Minit has a unique twist. You only have 60 seconds to complete each action. But, before we get onto the review, here’s how to get it running on Linux. Linux…

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Review: WiFi Endoscope

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Lights around a camera.

DO NOT PUT WIFI DEVICES UP YOUR BUM! OR ANYONE ELSE’S BUM! Right, with that disclaimer out of the way, here’s my review of the DDENDOCAM Snake Camera – a 2 metre long, endoscope style camera. People send me the weirdest stuff to review! Video Here’s me investigating my sink drain. Aren’t you glad you…

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Game Review: EXTREME MEATPUNKS FOREVER

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A cartoon person stands in front of ASCII art shelves in a supermrket.

I’m playing through the itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality. You can follow along with all my game reviews. The thing about EXTREME MEATPUNKS FOREVER is that it is EXTREME. And it is so EXTREME that it feels a little like a tweenager shouting about how bad-ass they are. The story aesthetic is gorgeous.…

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Game Review: A Mortician’s Tale

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A cartoon dead body.

I’m playing through the itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality. You can follow along with all my game reviews. How many people have you killed in a video game? Thousands? At least. But how many funerals have you performed in game? Hardly any. It’s hard to describe A Mortician’s Tale as a game. It…

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Game Review: Night in the Woods

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A cat in a store.

I’m playing through the itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality. You can follow along with all my game reviews. Night in the Woods is a cute looking indie game, with one fatal flaw. ​Nothing happens in it. I gave the game an hour or so, and all I did was walk left and right…

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Game Review: A Short Hike

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Blocky pixelated graphics.

I’m playing through the itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality. You can follow along with all my game reviews. This is the delightful indie game A Short Hike. I don’t play many video games, because I find them arbitrary and confusing. They also go on far too long. But “Hike” is the perfect length.…

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Review: Yanmai USB Microphone

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An upright microphone.

We’re in the age of endless conference calls. So I decided to spruce up my audio hardware. Sadly, I don’t have the budget for a professional podcaster’s microphone. Luckily, I was sent this cheapo model to review. And, I’m pleased to say, it’s pretty good! Comes with a reasonably long USB cord, and a pop-shield.…

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Review – Phomemo Mini Bluetooth Printer

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A hand-held pink cube with paper coming out of it.

All printers are objectively awful. But this might be the cutest little printer I’ve ever used! This is the Phomemo M02 Pro. If you remember the late, lamented Little Printer you’ll immediately understand the appeal. Connect your phone to it, and immediately print out text, graphics, drawings, rules, Tweets, the weather, ANYTHING! It uses thermal…

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