That’s Gamertainment – Sony’s PlayStation 4 Unboxing

 

Days after the release of PS4 and already there are some problems and some less than favorable reviews about their starting game lineup. Well people you know the old saying: it easier to apologize for bugs, bricks, and boring games than asking a waiting audience to bare a delay. I’m not going to lie, I would still get the PS4 if given the chance,  that’s why today we’re taking a look at the unboxing video of the PS4 (provided by C|net). Don’t worry people who bought the Ps4 and are having these problem; Sony is doing everything in their power to fix their million dollar baby, and unlike GTA Online the PS4 will be a long term investment that will earn its keep over the years.

 

 

 

 

Product Placement – Angry Birds Fruit Gummies

 

Ah Angry Birds, I remember back in 2009 where on a c|net podcast called the original Angry Birds game was the funniest game for a 99c. Well I said: “Oh yeah? I got a dollar, let’s do this!” Many weeks later of playing, getting three stars and finding all the golden eggs; I found that Angry Birds was a keeper. Soon after the world at large caught the Angry Birds fever and been that way ever since. These feathered projectiles war with rancid suidaes has spawned many different products from toys and books to movie tie-ins and even candy. Angry Birds Fruit Gummies to be exact; which is what I’m going to review today, because after the feast of Hot Pockets I could use a little desert.

The Look:  The box is green because it is the one with the Angry Birds’ arch rivals on it: the Green Pigs. The box also has the familiar Angry Birds words (complete with font) on it, along with all the fruit favors inside. Of course they have the standard snacky boiler plate information: Fat Free, made with real fruit juice, follow us on twitter, that sort of thing. Inside the box the bag (where the candy is actually in) is white with the Angry Birds words on it – neat. Now the actual candies do sorta look like the characters they’re portraying, but do they tasty?

 

 

The Taste: Not bad. Chewy, but not that sticky. The favors: cherry, lemon, raspberry, grape, and strawberry all taste as they should. Apple – not so much. I wouldn’t call it filling but hey its gel candies.

 

The After Effect: After putting away about 7 to 14 of these bad boys I am starting to feel a little sugar rush. There is also some after taste on the tongue but other than that, no change.

 

 

The Verdict

The Angry Birds Fruit Gummies are tasty and good, but such candies are – no matter who’s face is on it. What I mean is that Fruit Gummies are usually the same and the only difference between brands is what they look like; whether it’s from simple basic shapes to familiar characters. As such, there’s nothing that sets these gummies apart from the rest. I mean them shaped as the furious feathered ones are neat, but my belly doesn’t care about that. So that’s that, if you see them in a store and are hungry give them a try – just don’t go out your way for them.

 

 

Nintendo 3DS Lo Down – 2 3D or not 2 3D

Well another CES (Consumer Electronics Show) came and went people, from the coverage I saw the tech this year was a little weak (tablets, tablets, tablets, motion controls with your eyeballs, tablets) – but hey it wasn’t a total loss the Nintendo 3DS won one of CNET’s Best of CES awards for 2011. Well-deserved I dare say:

However Nintendo has advised that the 3D mode of the 3DS may not be suitable for kids under the age of six. Nintendo always had warnings on their DS series of consoles so this doesn’t come as much of a shock. What does though is that according to the American Optometric Association (AOA), not only can the 3D mode be used by kids under six without worry (provided their eye sight development is good), but it can also help detect undetected vision disorders in kids by their difficulty in viewing optical 3D in general. What else can I say at this point? Nintendo 3DS, awesome, award winning, miracle machine that will save the eye sight of children everywhere – preorder NOW!!!

Mini Game Review – Angry Birds

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Smart phones and media players can do it all these days.

They can take pictures, play music, surf the web, make tweets, Google earth, watch movies, so on and so forth.

However I don’t buy they’ll ever be a threat to the handheld gaming market (maybe PSP but I digress).

That being said, some of what they do have can kill time just as good as any handheld game – Angry Birds is a fine example.

Now how best can I tell the tale of strife, loss, and vengeance just as the immortal bard would tell it? I think it is beyond even me to translate accurately, so this video will have to do:

A picture is worth a thousand words, while a YouTube trailer is worth a million laughs – now you see why they’re called Angry Birds.

Now the birds don’t fly, but they do have other abilities to teach those green pigs a very serious lesson about poaching. The reds are general ‘soldiers’ they’re not too light or too heavy and can be used in many ways. Blues are very light and weak but once tapped (played this game on an iPod touch) they split into three’s causing wide spread damage. Yellows are the aggressive ones, tap them and they’ll make a b-line to where ever he’s pointed at. The tough black birds are the only ones that can bust through stone with ease, but they always bring more bang to the battlefield – a tap will cause them to explode. Finally the old codger white birds actually give the pigs all the eggs they want – the catch? They explode. Yes these birds aren’t messing around, if birds like these were real – well let’s just say I’d welcome our feathery overlords.

The game Angry Birds is simple to learn but tough to master; like I said the bird don’t fly but they do get shot out of a slingshot via pulling back on your finger and letting go – your goal, wiping out all the green pigs on the screen. Simple you say? Not really. The pigs don’t always stay out in the open, sometimes they’re holed in odd (yet familiar) structures made from glass, wood, stone, or a combination of the three materials. In order to get pass these obstacles players must use the birds they’re given, have a sense of timing, an eye for distance, and a great deal of luck. If you have all that, then all the those piggies will cry ‘we-we-we!’ all the way home with one bird (mileage may vary). If not, don’t feel bad, the first hour is always the hardest.

In summary when I heard this was cnet’s best cheap app to have for the iPhone that also turns out to be a pretty fun and challenging game – I was skeptical. Well one dollar and many weeks later not only am I a believer of the Angry Birds phenomenon but I also converted almost all the Armada staff into it as well. What left to say? I know the economy is bad but if you want a simple, but addicting game for your idevice for a dollar Angry Birds is your only choice. It’s colorful pig on poultry violence at its finest.

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