Archive for September, 2011

Our man in… Eurogamer Expo 2011

Friday, September 30th, 2011

by John Cranston Back for the fourth year running, the Eurogamer Expo is largely unchallenged as the king of UK gaming conventions. Taking place once again at Earls Court in London, this time over four whole days (September 22 – 25), the event had expanded to now fill the main hall at Earls Court One. […]

HexBug Toy Motorised Bugs Reviewed

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Christmas is coming, the goose is presumably getting fat, and you’re no doubt starting to get that Christmas shopping itch. If you’ve got an empty stocking to fill, then here’s a little helping hand; pop in a HexBug. HexBugs are an interesting yet simple concept, comprising a range of motorised bugs of varying shapes and […]

Samsung Galaxy S2 For £27/Month And No Upfront Fee

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Although I’ve been an iPhone fan since the 3G, I’ve often strayed away from Apple’s handset to explore other avenues. The Nokia N900 stole me away from the 3Gs, and now the rush of newer, better Android phones are threatening to steal my attention from the iPhone 5. At the moment the Samsung Galaxy S2 […]

Konnet TouchEZ Slideout Keypad For iPhone 4 Reviewed

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Way back in January I took a look at the TypeTop keyboard for the iPhone 4 and found that the mushy keyboard left something to be desired. The Konnet TouchEZ is a top-notch, clicky and responsive keyboard which feels far, far better than the TypeTop but unfortunately has some of the same drawbacks. Most prominently […]

Parallels Desktop 7 Impressions

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

As you might have expected, the release of Lion has been very closely followed by a new version of Parallels Desktop. The new version, 7, adds support for the new Lion window management features, Mission Control, plus a host of other additions, enhancements and performance improvements. I run Parallels in two different usage cases; on […]

Gaming On The 11″ MacBook Air

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Perhaps the most common question asked about the MacBook Air is: “How does it handle gaming?” With the Air now representing the entry-level of Apple laptops it’s no surprise that prospective buyers would be interested in how it handles games. Gaming on the Mac is still in its infancy, but there are plenty of titles […]

Port Designs Shanghai 11.6″ Laptop Bag Reviewed

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

So, you’ve got an 11″ Laptop. It’s probably a MacBook Air. And you need a similarly svelte and aesthetically pleasing laptop bag to tote it around in? Port Designs have just the thing in the form of the Shanghai 11.6″ Notebook Messenger Bag. It’s a compact bag with a reversible flap which will squeeze in […]

Motorola DEFY Review

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

I haven’t tested a Motorla handset for a few months now, but the last two that I tried were the Droid, which I disliked, and the DEXT which somehow endeared itself to me. The former felt somewhat rushed and unfit to hold it’s title as a heavyweight smartphone. It was sluggish, bulky, ugly had an […]

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine – Xbox 360 review

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Review by John Cranston “In the grim darkness of the far future there is only war” is the strap-line that describes life in the 41st millennium. Humanity, having expanded across the galaxy, faces destruction not only from within, but also against nightmarish and brutal aliens. In Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, a third person shooter developed […]

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron – Xbox 360 review

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Review by Johnus Maximus What happens when you’re part of a cabal of rebellious angels who try to defy god’s will and set up shop on Earth, creating a perverse tower of falsely-evolved humans? You get to face one of gods most kickass, dedicated scribes – Enoch – that’s what. El Shaddai: Ascension of the […]