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A blog about life in general, in as many languages as I can manage. Ενα ιστολόγιο περι ζωής, πολυγλωσσο - σε όσες γλωσσες εχω μεράκι να γράψω.

Rise and Shine | Done

Alright.  Here is another review from back when I had gamepass and I tried to play as much as I could 🤣.  I think that my general review of Rise and Shine is that THIS. GAME. IS. PUNISHING.😬😩😵Rise and Shine is an action platformer. In this game you are on Gamearth (basically a planet where everything is a game reference from our world). Gamearth was once a peaceful planet that
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iPod - reimagined

I came across this on Reddit a while back.  I still miss my iPod classic.  It had such a great user interface, you could easily just play any sort of song you wanted, and the beauty of it was that the clickwheel model allowed you to have one-hand control of the device without even looking at it, so you could focus on driving.  This reimagined UI for the iPod Classic should definitely
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Vintage Tech - iPaq

Back when I started my graduate studies, I decided to leave the Apple Newton behind (I know, sacrilege, eh?) and get a more "modern" PDA.  While my Newton did support unicode (probably the first platform to do so natively, I think), the unicode was not implemented, so typing in Greek was a pain. I had to either use Greeklish, or use the Symbol font to display contacts (which made my non-Greek
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Bionic Commando xbox 360 | done

One more game from the "completed a while ago" pile that I have not written about.  This one is Bionic Commando for the xbox 360, and I completed it on 5/18/19.  This video game felt like a sequel to the NES version of the game (which I haven't played a ton).The game is a 3D world interpretation of what the classic bionic commando game. You use your bionic arm to attack and swing around
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Love notes to Newton

Now I wish I had known about this crowdfunding campaign a while back (I don't often visit indiegogo, but I do keep an eye out on kickstarter from time to time).  This is a documentary, that luckily was partially funded about one of the most awesome mobile platforms in computing history: the Apple Newton.    I can't wait for this to come out :-) Love Notes to Newton (Preview) from
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Overload is coming!

It took a while, but this kickstarter is almost here (to be released at the end of May).  I haven't been playing the betas (even though my kickstarter pledge allows me to) to get totally immersed when it's released. It's been a while since I played a game of this sort (since Descent, actually!)
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Trials of the Blood Dragon | Done

Recently, another game I 'completed' was Trials of the Blood Dragon. While I did get through the story of the game, I am not sure that this is one of those games that you 'complete'.  When I got this game for free through xbox live 'games with gold' a number of months ago I thought that it was more of a Far Cry game, but it's basically a Trials game with Far Cry highlights.  I had actually
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Back to the Future: the game | Done!

I've been debating which game(s) to move onto next on the xbox now that Assassin's Creed Syndicate is (mostly) done.  I realized the other day that the "free" games that we get on xbox live gold aren't really totally free.  You can claim games for free when they are available, and you can enjoy them, for free, so long as you have an active xbox live gold membership.  Considering that
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Vintage Tech - Tapwave Zodiac

Back in 2003 the Tapwave Zodiac, a PalmOS based (entertainment?) device hit the shelves!  My younger self really wanted one of these, since I didn't have (nor did I want to have, at the time) a Gameboy Advance. I was going to write something more extensive about it, but I found an LGR review the other day that gives a rundown of the device.  All things considered it seems like an interesting
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Original castlevania, in Unreal!

The things one finds  on YouTube!Here is a play-through of a fan made remake of the original Castlevania in the Unreal Engine.  Pretty interesting!
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