Review: Empires of EVE: A History of the Great Wars of EVE Online

  • November 11, 2017
  • James Skemp
The following is a review of Empires of EVE: A History of the Great Wars of EVE Online, written by Andrew Groen. As Interesting as Ancient Historical Accounts First let me say that I have never played EVE Online. The idea of the game appeals to me quite a lot, but I don’t have it in me to actually put in the effort required to be more than the lowest of roles.

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Review: Ghost in the Shell README: 1995-2017

  • November 8, 2017
  • James Skemp
The following is a review of Ghost in the Shell README: 1995-2017, received as part of the Amazon Vine program. Thankfully, Focuses Mostly on the Animes First, I’ve been a fan of Ghost in the Shell animes since forum posts pointed me to watching the original Ghost in the Shell movie shortly after The Matrix came out, and I wanted to watch more movies like it. I wasn’t expecting much from the new Ghost in the Shell movie, so I wasn’t surprised when it wasn’t that great.

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Review: Fitbit Charge 2 Bands,Fitbit Bands Milanese Loop Stainless Steel Metal Replacement Bracelet Strap, Wristbands Accessories for Charge 2 with Stronger Magnetic Clasp

  • October 29, 2017
  • James Skemp
The following is a review of xinkeji’s Fitbit Charge 2 Bands,Fitbit Bands Milanese Loop Stainless Steel Metal Replacement Bracelet Strap, Wristbands Accessories for Charge 2 with Stronger Magnetic Clasp, received as part of the Amazon Vine program. Metal Bands are Better than Plastic Slightly off-topic, but I’ll first note that the name of this product is absolutely ridiculous. I’m not sure how they want people to actually refer to this, especially since a number of companies produce metal bands for Fitbits.

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Review: Wickedly Prime Organic Roasted Seaweed Snacks, Korean Kalbi

  • October 14, 2017
  • James Skemp
The following is a review of Wickedly Prime Organic Roasted Seaweed Snacks, Korean Kalbi, received as part of the Amazon Vine program. Strong in Flavor Having already released products within their AmazonBasics brand, Amazon has started to move into the arena of food with their Wickedly Prime brand. I’ve been a big sushi eater for over a decade, but about a year ago I tried Kirkland Signature Roasted Seasoned Seaweed Winter Harvest.

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Review: 5-Minute Dungeon

  • October 4, 2017
  • James Skemp
The following is a review of 5-Minute Dungeon, received as part of the Amazon Vine program. Five Frantic Minutes First of all, 5-Minute Dungeon does not actually take only five minutes to play, since the setup, especially depending upon the number of players, does take a couple of minutes. However, once you’re actually setup, 5-Minute Dungeon does take around five minutes, if not less. Players each select one of 5 character boards (with each board having two characters on it) that will determine their deck and special ability.

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Review: JLHua Silicone Multi-Use Cartoon Cat Trivet Mat (set of 6 Pack) Insulated Flexible Durable Non Slip Hot Pads and Coasters Cup Mats

  • September 16, 2017
  • James Skemp
The following is a review of JLHua Silicone Multi-Use Cartoon Cat Trivet Mat (set of 6 Pack) Insulated Flexible Durable Non Slip Hot Pads and Coasters Cup Mats. Yup, Grumpy Cat is Purple We have three cats in our house so you could definitely say we’re cat people. When we wanted to get new coasters to supplement what we had already I took on the task of finding some that looked cool.

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Review: Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends

  • September 16, 2017
  • James Skemp
The following is a review of Tash-Kalar: Arena of Legends, received as part of the Amazon Vine program. Two Games in One I have a coworker and friend who I’ll occasionally play games with over lunch, and for the rare couple nights. She’s someone who you could totally see fighting in the arenas millenia ago, in a previous life. So it was her that I wanted to play Tash-Kalar with for the first time, given how thematic it is, which works out well since the game itself recommends that your first game be a two-player High Form game, with some of the more advanced cards left out.

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Review: Babymoov Dream Belt – Maternity Sleep Support & Cushion for Ultimate Comfort during Pregnancy

  • September 10, 2017
  • James Skemp
The following is a review of the Babymoov Dream Belt – Maternity Sleep Support & Cushion for Ultimate Comfort during Pregnancy, received as part of the Amazon Vine program. Feels Good, When It Works My partner is currently 36 weeks pregnant, but for the last couple of months she’s had difficultly getting to, and staying, asleep. This is naturally part of pregnancy, but we’re constantly on the lookout for products that can help her through the nights.

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Review: AmazonBasics PlayStation 4 Controller Charging Cable

  • September 5, 2017
  • James Skemp
The following is a review of AmazonBasics PlayStation 4 Controller Charging Cable, received as part of the Amazon Vine program. An Improvement Over AmazonBasics’ Last Offerings The AmazonBasics line of products has quickly become my go-to for USB, HDMI, and digital audio cables, as well as for Nintendo 3DS/DS and tablet carrying cases. However, the last batch of USB cables I purchased for my Android devices have ended up aging quite poorly, due to what I believe is the small size of the plastic on the Micro USB end.

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Review: Galaxy Trucker

  • September 4, 2017
  • James Skemp
The following is a review of Galaxy Trucker, received as part of the Amazon Vine program. Too Random For My Taste When it comes to board games that I really enjoy playing I definitely enjoy games with strategy, with a bit of luck involved. Galaxy Trucker has pretty nice components, and an interesting enough dynamic, where each player must build a spaceship and then use it during space travels to handle various events.

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