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iOS Review: Punny Puzzle Party Time!

Saturday, April 19th, 2014 | Author:

Battle Gems Logo - 350It’s no secret that my love for the puzzle genre is sort of like the Grinch’s heart – two sizes too small. It’s time I rectified that matter with Artix Entertainment’s new puzzle game “Battle Gems”. Will it be a quirky combo of my less-than-loved puzzle games and my adoration for fantasy RPGs? Read on to find out!

All right. I get that this is a new game, and I also know that Artix isn’t the biggest game studio around and this is the first venture they’ve had into the mobile market. That being said: PLEASE TEST YOUR GAME ON MULTIPLE DEVICES BEFORE YOU LAUNCH IT! I couldn’t even get past the character creation without the game freezing on my iPad 2. I had to push the random button and hope it didn’t crash before I found a setup that I was happy with. And even then, if I wanted to play the game I needed to click play, select “no” to using Facebook, return to the main screen, and click Play a second time. Brilliant. Article Continues…

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OWC Public Service Announcement: NuGuard KX Cases Necessary For Safe Gaming

Monday, April 14th, 2014 | Author:

PR_KX_iPhone5CHello again everyone! Some of you may or may not have already heard about the new game 2048. If you haven’t yet, my sincere apologies for drawing it to your attention. It has been noted that there is a large incidence of addiction found with those who play this game. There is also a large correlation of damaged computers, iPads and iPhones among those who play.

The term “rage quit” may be an apt description for those of us who have yet to obtain the coveted 2048 tile even though you’ve reached 1024 about a thousand times and have even had a couple of the larger numbers lined up and ready to go right before everything fell apart and that mocking “try again” popped up for the 50th time today! *ahem..* Article Continues…

Get Your Fill Of Deals With OWC’s April Garage Sale

Saturday, April 5th, 2014 | Author:

globe-garage_saleEvery year, people go through the same routine during spring-cleaning: Empty the house of all of the stuff they accumulated during the winter … and then fill up the garage with all of the stuff they accumulated during the winter.

Our “garage” is also full this spring, but luckily for our readers, a full OWC garage only means more great deals to be passed along!

Here are just a few of the great deals we have in storage for our April Garage Sale:

While I Await iPad Repair, My Take On the State of Gaming

Saturday, March 29th, 2014 | Author:

StateOfGaming1Sorry folks, no review this week. Sadly my iPad came down with a severe case of “child-itus”, and the screen looked like a gorgeous spider web. Luckily, OWC just happens to offer a fantastic Turnkey Repair Program for the iPad 2. So while our wondrous team of install technicians make my device all pretty again and resurrect it from taking a critical hit from my level 2.5 Human Child, I figured I’d put some thoughts out there until I can get back to my regularly scheduled reviewing.

This is an article I’ve wanted to write for a long time. And, frankly, I expect a lot of pushback on this article in terms of conflicts of opinion, so here’s the disclaimer: I am by no means doing anything but representing my own personal opinion and this piece is nothing but entertainment and me stirring the proverbial pot in hopes of making some developers cringe and say “yeah… he’s got a point.”
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Classic RPG Goodness With Tales Of Phantasia? Nope.

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 | Author:

mzl.msovtctbI’m a sucker for pixel art. But, I think I’ve discussed that a few times on the OWC Blog already. And I think it’s also pretty apparent that I love me a good RPG. Great, got that established and out of the way.

Growing up I had a Sega Genesis and later in life I picked up a Super Nintendo (SNES). But sadly, today’s title eluded me until later in life. I had instantly fell in love with its unique combat system and fairly good story. But I have got to say, Namco/Bandai’s title was absolutely destroyed in this iOS port. Get ready to dual-wield shields in order to defend yourself from this onslaught of fail with Tales of Phantasia.

I think at about four or five points during this play through I nearly gave up. This wonderful tale of a young swordsman was dragged through the muck, stepped on, run out, and then beaten with a baseball bat. The amount of awful that slapped me around through the screen of my iPad blew my mind. Article Continues…

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