Stories from David Sobel
Magic, multiple universes, items with special abilities, all a few common aspects of many fantasy stories we have come to know, utilized in one way or the other, with variations in every story they appear in. "A Darker Shade of Magic" by V. E. Schwab presents a story that employs typical fantasy fare with some interesting variations, alongside a compelling cast of characters with strong personalities. In an unexpected turn of events, I will be reviewing a book in this issue.
After some notable delays, Nintendo’s latest game in the The Legend of Zelda series finally made it to the Wii U and the Nintendo Switch on March 3, 2017. Boasting a wide-open world alongside elements that typically make up The Legend of Zelda, Breath of the Wild has a lot going for it. That said, does it hold up to the hype it has elicited since its launch? Has this one-man audience been blown away? Read on, a review awaits you.
Explorative, deep, strategic. In the context of games, did those words make you think of a video game? If so, you have been living a lie, perhaps full of pretty screens, but what is real life besides a large, metaphorical television screen anyway? To the gamer in you, I say take out a napkin and a pen so that you can play a real game: Tic Tac Toe. You may be about to tell me to go fish for a new mentality on what constitutes a real game, but hear me out on this. As such, here is a review you never asked for but assuredly will change your mind on gaming.
To pick back up on a series consisting of, so far, a single article, here's an overview of the 2000 Dreamcast game "Lack of Love," created by Love-de-lic and published by ASCII Entertainment. Of course, despite the game self-abbreviating to L.O.L, it is no laughing matter, and neither is the terrible pun I just employed. That said, without further ado, a game overview:
Typically you would consider a device around $400-600 to be a budget purchase when it comes to laptops, but have you ever considered going cheaper? A recent solution to the cheap-but-functional laptop need that I’ve personally experienced actually involves Chromebooks. I know what you’ll tell me next: Chromebooks are very limited and require the internet to be useful. This is mostly true, if you choose to run Chrome OS as it is.
Let me begin with a brief recounting. On Saturday, November 5, after a doorbell ring and a trip to the front door, I found myself in possession of an order I’d made: a vinyl pressing of the original soundtrack of "OutRun." With that in mind, here’s my review of "OutRun" on vinyl, produced by Data Discs, a small, recently founded company located in the U.K. specializing in being “purveyors of quality game soundtracks on glorious vinyl.”
Ever feel the need to just play a game that’s very behind the times and allows you to drive at speeds that would make you sick? Well, I would never put it in such a light, but if you said no to either of those, there clearly isn’t enough fun being had in your life. If you said yes in any capacity, I’m going to go ahead and suggest you play OutRun, an arcade-style racing game released in 1986 for arcades and later, the Sega Genesis in 1991. The game was awarded 1987 Game of the Year at the Golden Joystick Awards in 1988 and was the top selling arcade game of 1986.
If you’re in the market for a new smartphone and have a need for the latest device, then the new Google Pixel may be for you, offered in standard and XL variants with “Very Silver,” “Quite Black,” and “Really Blue” color options. Before I add in my opinion about this release, here are the specifications for you, which are essentially the same between the two aside from battery and screen size/quality: