Category Archives: Review

The Wonderful Giant Days from Boom! Studios They look regular sized to me

Giant Days is a deceptively simple story of three friends that start University together in England and over the course of three weeks become firm friends. It’s so well done that Giant Days has become one of my favourite comics of the year so far. The writer is John Allison of the webcomics Bobbins, Scary Go Round and Bad Machinery. This is his first published comic and, weird side fact, John lives where I used to live in Greater Manchester. Giant Days artist is Lissa Treiman who is currently working for Disney and the publisher is Boom! Studios.
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Hellishly Good Hellcat Mrowl

Hellcat #1, written by Kate Leth, art by Brittney L Williams, colours by Megan Wilson, letters by VC’s Joe Sabino & Clayton Cowles, cover by Brittney Williams

I prepared for the 2016 comic book version of Hellcat by reading some of the old 2008 run (the only other exposure to Patsy Walker I’ve had before this was on the Jessica Jones Netflix series). In the old comics Patsy was enthusiastic if haphazard, bouncing around solving things using her mystic senses, some punching, and a lot of talking. The modern Hellcat of 2016 modernizes but builds on the old Patsy and the ground laid by Marvel’s She-HulkSquirrel Girl, and DC’s Gotham Academy.
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The New Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X Phones From Google beep boop bleep boop

At a live conference yesterday, Google announced a plethora of new products: A new Chromecast with better Wi-Fi reception, Chromecast Audio designed to connect to speakers—both $35—and a new Android tablet called the Pixel C, which is the first tablet made by Google. The Tablet looks really good, but starting at $500 and $150 for the keyboard it’s also costly. Or at least seems like it until you compare it to the iPad Pro, which starts at $800. Although I want to get my paws on the Pixel C for review I want to concentrate on the new Google Android 6 phones.
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Super Mario Maker – Why Nintendo Is Still Good

Jumpman, a carpenter who later became the plumber Mario Mario, has been in a few games over the years, often joined by his brother, Luigi Mario. Mario’s first game was in a repurposed Radar Scope cabinet and based on a revised version of the Popeye arcade game that Nintendo bid for but lost. It was, of course, Donkey Kong, where an escaped Ape holds Mario’s girlfriend hostage; she was originally ‘The Lady’ and later became Pauline (not Daisy).
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I Am Cait Episode 7 – Back to Standard Reality TV

To its detriment, this week’s I Am Cait dips a little back towards the more standard reality TV template. It’s still not following the same content of reality TV but after two shows where they decided to throw the formulae out of the window we’re back to reality TV land. That’s not to say this is a bad episode, it’s not, it had a couple of interesting things in it but it’s not as different as the last two and I think that’s a pity.
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Star Wars The Force Awakens in Lego

On the morning of Force Friday I walked over to my local Toys R Us to see if they had received a shipment the new Star Wars Lego sets. I wandered around the Lego aisle and they had nothing from The Force Awakens and oddly no-one else was around. Feeling dejected as a squirrel with no nuts, I nearly wandered back out of the store, but I thought I’d just go see the new Star Wars toys before I left. I quickly realized why no-one was in the normal Lego aisle, the store had set up a Star Wars zone and it was filled with Star Wars nerds just like me.
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Geek Girls Review of Windows 10

Microsoft had to act fast after the Windows 8 debacle. People were unhappy with the new OS and the adoption rate was even slower than Vista’s. Huge numbers of people remained on Windows 7 because it worked better on non-touchscreen devices. Even now, 60% of users are on Windows 7 with only 13% on Windows 8—almost the same number as XP, which launched over a decade ago on April 2005.
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Watch Star Vs The Forces Of Evil Now!

Star Vs The Forces of Evil is different from most other cartoons aimed at girls. At first, you might not see why—the main protagonist is called Star Butterfly, a super enthusiastic teen who loves rainbows, unicorns, pink and kicking butt. StarVsFoE is only the second Disney TV Animation to be created by a woman in seventeen years, Daron Nefcy. StarVsFoE created such a buzz within Disney that they renewed the show for a second season before the first season had even aired.
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