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Military Tactics Meets Cute ‘N’ Cuddly In RAD Soldiers

Saturday, February 15th, 2014 | Author:

mzl.nkiviokcGuns. Grenades. Knives. What’s the mental picture you’re painting right now? If you’re me, it’s probably something akin to Weird Al Yankovic dressed up as Rambo. Certainly not what you’d expect from what I’m playing in this week’s review.

The game is a tactical “shooter” that has you controlling military units in turn-based missions. The concept appealed to me, so I thought I would give it a go. Brace yourself for RAD Soldiers.

OK, so before we get into the meat of what this game is. I have to tell a personal story. Last night, our Internet wasn’t working at home (100 percent my fault, playing with custom firmware is fun!) and because of such playing, this game was about as easy as winning the Indy 500 while running barefoot. Everything in the game needed Internet access. Want to shop? Go online? Want to get a skin for your soldier? Go online. Oh, look a mystery prize dropped on the map what’s inside? AN ERROR TELLING ME TO GO ONLINE. Introducing the iFrisbee! Article Continues…

Category: App Review

Show Your Device Some Love With A KX Case

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 | Author:

globe-loveKXIt’s always there for you—it helped you out that time you and your friends got in a heated debate over who won the Stanley Cup in 1984, that time you needed to take a video of yourself trying to drink as much milk as possible in 10 minutes, and provided a wonderful distraction during that awkward weekend you spent in Vermont with your girlfriend’s parents. Sometimes it even shares your bed.

But too often we take it for granted—we throw it around, yell at it, and sometimes we even let it die (the battery, that is…we’re not monsters). So what better time than Valentine’s Day to show your device that it is in fact loved and appreciated? Unfortunately our devices typically don’t enjoy flowers, diamonds, or even giant teddy bears. But luckily for you, OWC has the perfect gift idea—give your device the warm embrace of a NuGuard KX for Valentine’s Day!

With the help of OWC’s new line of NuGuard KX for the iPhone 5C and the Samsung Galaxy S4, you can put a giant smile on your device’s face (I’m sure there’s an app for that). Now’s the perfect time to show your iPhone 5C that you “C” a future together with a new colorful and ultra-protective case. Tell your Samsung Galaxy S4 that you think that it is “out of this world” by keeping it safe from unexpected impact. And don’t forget our already beloved line of KX cases for the iPhone 4/4S and 5/5S, and the iPad mini and iPad Air. Article Continues…

Simulation Vs. Arcade Racing Shootout!

Saturday, February 8th, 2014 | Author:

Ashphalt_8_Airborne_Large_IconIt’s been a while folks, so I thought I’d toss it up and bring you two reviews in one in the form of a shoot-out. Hang on to your hats. Here we go!

There’s nothing like the feel of a stick shift in your hand and slamming through gears and hearing the roar of your engine as your car slowly inches past the racer with the “1st” icon above your head. That smile that creeps across my face as I take that gold cup… The cheering of the not-even-rendered-on-screen crowd… I love racing games as much as anyone, but here are two distinct categories that generally fall into Arcade or Simulation.

I’ve recently thrown myself onto the tracks of two great racing games: Asphalt 8 and Real Racing 3. Which one takes the lead? Well strap in, check the pressure on your NOS tank, and let’s hit it. Article Continues…

Category: App Review

World War Z: One Rule … Survive

Sunday, January 12th, 2014 | Author:

WWZiconI take a deep breath and shove the large stack of boxes forward and peer around the corner silently. I take a moment to make sure my clip is topped off, and that I have my crowbar ready before making the run.

I slide silently past the cardboard tower, taking care not to tip it over and cause alarm, and start softly tiptoeing down the never-been-this-loud-to-walk-on pavement. It’s a wonder that the echoing sounds of a tin can rattling down the alley for one reason or another have the exact same acoustical tones as the echoing sounds of demise.

Pick up your pistols, crowbars, and duct tape some magazines to your arms survivors… It’s World War Z. Please also note this game is not over the top gory, but you’re beating back the undead with baseball bats and ejecting more brass than a 1920s swing band so it is intended for a mature audience only. Article Continues…

Category: App Review

OWC Unveils New Products, Upgrades At CES 2014

Friday, January 10th, 2014 | Author:

globe-CEStravel-280x300We’re nearing the end of yet another successful and exciting CES. And this year has been particularly exciting for Other World Computing.

Not only have we showed off and expanded on many of our award-winning offerings, but we’ve also unveiled some great new products as well.

And what better place than CES to give a sneak peek at some of our future items that are right around the corner!

Read below to get caught up on what’s been going on this week at the OWC booth at CES 2014. And check out the gallery below to get an up-close look at some exciting new OWC products!
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Category: New @ OWC