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We Review: Flame Over

Rogue-likes are an incredibly popular genre of video game, especially with people who enjoy playing Indie games. After all, you get a hell of a lot of game for your money, and the game maps always change, meaning that you can theoretically play it forever. Anyhow, Flame Over, a new game by Laughing Jackal Games, takes the idea of the Rogue-like dungeon crawl and turns it into a firefighting and rescuing scenario–a pyrogue-like, if you will. I take up my extinguisher, my firehose, and MY AXE to review this game.

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Ascii Fluid Dynamics

Now this is completely awesome–an ASCII fluid dynamics simulator! The project was an entry by Yusuke Endoh to the International Obfuscated C Code Contest (or IOCCC) back in 2012 (which in itself is a fascinating thing). Just watch the text fluid in action.

If you want more information about it, or want to compile and try it for yourself, check the information page of the IOCCC project over here, or check out the home page of the IOCCC for more strange projects like this.

We Review: The Order: 1886

The PS4 has been out in the wild for 16 months now and a three-toed sloth could easily count the number of triple-A exclusive titles available for the platform. It’s tough going for the PS4 owners out there who need to have their purchase of the console vindicated. If you’re starved for PS4 exclusives you’ve no doubt expected the arrival of third-person shooter, The Order:1886 with all the seriousness of a heart attack. It’s been in development for the last five years, so was it worth the wait? I fancy my English accent, twirl my moustache, and head to Victorian-era London to bring you this review, old chap.

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Dancing Cranes

Japanese designer Ugoita T assembles a fabulous quintet of dancing origami cranes. The paper birds shake their tails atop a magnetized stage and go on to produce a most charming dance routine. Check out Dancing Paper below.

Dancing Paper was created for a Honda art event in China.

[via @mindless_pixie]

We Review: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

Monster Hunter is one of those series that has been around for about…oh, three hundred million years (Ed: 11 years) and has spawned over a thousand sequels (Ed: Once again, closer to 10. Your concept of scale—it worries me), with the first game being available on the PlayStation 2 in 2004. At current, the series has over 30 million in sales (Ed: Actually, this one is correct. For once) and I guess you can say it’s one extraordinarily popular video game series. I grab my sword, my bow, and MY AXE and wander around in search of dangerous prey to review this game.

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We Review: Dedede’s Drum Dash Deluxe

Kirby: Triple Deluxe had a few small mini-games built into it, one of which was Dedede’s Drum Dash, a rhythm platform mini game that featured the spheniscidaean monarch. The mini-game has a new release as a standalone, slightly expanded version. I clatter across the kettles, traipse up the tomtoms, and sidle around the snares to review this game.

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We Review: The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask

Legend of Zelda fans will already know, but Majora’s Mask for 3DS is a remake of a Nintendo 64 game of the same name. It’s the direct sequel to Ocarina of Time, and has always been one of the most beloved games in the series for its more adult themes and concepts. Does this remake capture the essence of the old game, while bringing something new? I take a trip through time to find out. Read more

Hardware Review: NEW Nintendo 3DS

Console releases are few and far between, so we don’t often get a chance to review a whole machine. The New 3DS a mid-cycle re-releases of the original 3DS, much in the same way that the DS Lite and DSi were mid-cycle re-releases of the original Nintendo DS (or the Gameboy Micro a re-release of the Gameboy Advance. Or the Gameboy Pocket a re-release of the original Gameboy). I got the chance to play around with the new features of the New 3DS. Let’s find out what I discover.

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Hello, Phabulous Phablet!

It’s Mission Samsung time again, folks, and this time around, the wonderful folk at Samsung sent me a Galaxy Note 4 to integrate into my life for a week. For those of you who don’t know, the Galaxy Note 4 is somewhere in between “phone” and “tablet”, and thus it was dubbed the “phablet”. Which sounds a little like what would come from a union of Pharrel Williams and Kate Winslet. One of the best features of the Galaxy Note 4 is that is includes a stylus called the S-Pen, which, among other things, allows for a greater degree of precision and control when writing on the screen.

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A Drone Through Africa

Relais & Châteaux Africa commissioned a DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter to capture some of the majestic scenery and wildlife that call Africa its home. Have a look at the wonderful drone’s-eye views of Cape Town’s picturesque coastlines, the Devil’s Pool at Victoria Falls, and herds of wandering elephant on the plains of northern Botswana. Check out A Drone Through Africa below, and be sure to watch it in HD.

[via Rhino Africa]