814799 Blackwell Epiphany GamThe End of the Story

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on June 11, 2014
The popular Blackwell series of point-and-click adventure games draws to a conclusion with the Blackwell Epiphany unless, of course, at some later date Wadjet Eye does an about-turn and comes up with a further episode to challenge the player.

821402 Audio Technica AT LP60 USB TurntablAudio Technica USB Deck

Published in Entertainment by paul_smart on June 9, 2014
A lot of people of my generation still have a lot of vinyl, however a good number of those have nothing to play it on. Here a more recent solution a USB deck that allows you to play your music and even make a digital copy of it.

814785 Game Moebius Empire RisinMoebius Empire Rising

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on June 7, 2014
In what could well develop into a popular trend, this next game, entitled Moebius Empire Rising, owes its existence to support from Kickstarter partners ($435K raised by 5,836 backers).

Fairway Solitaire Blast

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on June 4, 2014
Rather than the usual PC platform, this next game is available for Android devices.
This is another version of the recently reviewed item from thumbs UP that got the highly desirable and very rarely awarded 5x5 award. It has the same great volume increase ability to turn a low volume from and speaker into something desirable.

811418 avanquest 1000 lya gamA Match-3 Adventure

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on May 31, 2014
The title of this next game available on Avanquest’s GSP label, 1000 LYA, gives very little away with regards to what is in store for the player. In fact this is a Match-3 game that is based on the theft and recovery of a time machine. The enigmatic title stands for 1000 Light-Years Away.
It was meant to be the holiday of your dreams. But events did not turn out as expected. The result of this misadventure is Mountain Trap: The Manor of Memories. This is a Hidden Object Adventure game developed by Color Brush Studios and originally published by Alawar Games. This title is now available as part of Avanquest’s GSP extensive catalogue of titles.

811174 ViewSonic VX2452MH 24 inch FHD HDMI Multimedia DisplaViewsonic Panel VX2452MH

Published in Entertainment by paul_smart on May 28, 2014
A 24inch panel from Viewsonic. While they used to be thought of as screens for viewing computer information more and more these days they come into their own as devices to watch videos and even live TV delivered over the WWW.

Slim and Wide

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on May 22, 2014
Bearing the message that its contents was made up of the “World’s Slimmest Soundbar”, the subject of this next review arrived in a box that measured 390 x 220 x 1280mm (H x W x L) which did make me wonder about the soundbar that I has just agreed to review. Those measurements and the World’s Slimmest claim did not seem to match.

The Trouble with Hochwald

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on May 21, 2014
Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink is a Hidden Object Adventure game from the development team of Artifex Mundi. This game is available in Collector’s Edition format from Avanquest’s GSP label.

796918 Humax DTR T1010 1TB YouView Set Top BoHumax YouView DTR-T1010

Published in Entertainment by paul_smart on May 19, 2014
For various reasons I was not able to pursue YouView when it first launched. Here then is my first look at a technology that those with unlimited broadband download allowances can use to catch up with TV programs they missed when they were broadcast.

793941 Shadows of the Vatican Legends of AtlantiShadows of the Vatican Act One

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on May 14, 2014
Described as a third-party point-and-click adventure game, Shadows on the Vatican has been adapted from the David Yallop book “In God’s Name”. This book, which is featured in the game, was inspired by recent events in Italian history.

793939 The Dreamatorium of Dr MagnuDreamatorium of Dr. Magnus

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on May 7, 2014
In the Dreamatorium of Dr. Magnus game, you are cast in the role of Sarah Green, a young detective about to embark on her first solo case. She is given the task of solving the mysterious disappearance of a local doctor. This is Dr. Magnus, of the game’s title, who has been acting strangely following the tragic death of his wife and daughter in a car accident.
First an apology these arrived sometime ago and a friend said great could he borrow them for a couple of days as he was compiling a quiz. I forgot and he forgot and it is months later when I got them back so this is a very late review.
For those times when mains powered speakers or even large headphones are not acceptable then maybe a thumb sized speaker that enhances sound through what it rests on or maybe a set of decent earbuds may answer your needs.

789808 gspgames shadow vatican atlantiEscape from Atlantis

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on Apr 30, 2014
Atlantis has long been a popular source of inspiration for those creating different types of entertainment including computer-based games. One such offering is Legends of Atlantis Exodus. Developed by Boonty Nexway Games, this title, belonging to the Time Management genre, is now available from Avanquest’s GSP catalogue of titles.

790665 Netgear PTV3000 Push2TV Wireless Display AdapteNetgear PTV3000

Published in Entertainment by paul_smart on Apr 28, 2014
This is a simple box to do a simple job. However probably through no fault of the box it has been a VERY FRUSTRATING and time consuming review which involved three separate phone calls with Netgear’s technical support, one lasting well over an hour.

787902 avanquest castlA Castle Game

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on Apr 23, 2014
Taking its lead from a popular television series, this next game challenges you to discover who is responsible for murders based on classic novels.

790638 drumond park gross magiDrumond Park Magic

Published in Entertainment by paul_smart on Apr 20, 2014
While this is a box of magic it is not ‘innocent’ stuff but often lives up to the box title of ‘Gross Magic’. The box states 8+ but perhaps its best for those of even more mature minds as we don’t want to give children any ideas.

782390 Questerium Sinister Trinity Collectors EditioQuesterium Sinister Trinity

Published in Entertainment by mfereday on Apr 16, 2014
A meteor, strange experiments, missing children and a collection of flowers all feature in a title developed by Urse Games.
Today's implementations of Bluetooth are a great way to set up wire-free audio connections. But although Bluetooth has become a standard among handheld devices few home hi-fi systems are equipped to receive it. This is where the Kanex AirBlue comes in.