Reviews

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We got Loot Crate’s “Covert”-themed box in the mail the other day, so let’s dive in and see what secrets are inside shall we?

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If you aren’t familiar with Project Triforce, they make some of the best 1:1 scale gaming replicas out there. We’re talking stuff for fanatical collectors with deep pockets. Their Gears Of War 3 Locust Hammerburst II replica is a perfect example.

We got our hands on one. We needed both because it’s 36-inches long and weighs 35 pounds. It retails for $850 (on sale for $722.49 until midnight March 25th) and there’s even a gold version (on sale for $764.99).

It’s utterly (and delightfully) insane.

Check out more pics and info after the break…

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I was never much of a Disney princess person. My favorites from the Mouse House were more along the lines of Aladdin and The Lion King than Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, and Sleeping Beauty. This isn’t one of those horribly misogynistic Not Like Those Other Girls rants–“Disney princesses are for girly girls who only care about dresses and makeup and hair, ewwwwwww“–just a simple statement of where I was coming from when I went to a screening of Disney’s live-action Cinderella, directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring IRL Disney princess Lily James. The story of Cinderella, my inner child told me, is OK if you’ve misplaced your Mulan* VHS, but it’s kind of bland and, really, I’m only watching for Gus Gus.**

Thank you, Cinderella, for opening my eyes. Spoilers follow…

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The word on Chappie hasn’t been good. Currently it has a 54% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, placing it lower than director Neill Blomkamp’s District 9 follow-up Elysium, which even the director has since admitted wasn’t all that good.

Haters can shoot it through the exhaust port. I loved it. Here’s why (spoilers follow).

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We got our hands on Nerd Block’s Classic Box for February 2015, and if you’re thinking about a subscription and want to see what’s inside, follow along after the break.

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The February 2015 “Play” box from Loot Crate arrived on our doorstep yesterday and we couldn’t wait to find out what was inside. If you can’t either, continue on past the break…

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We’ve just received our first subscription box from Loot Crate. Want to see what’s inside? Head after the jump for a complete breakdown of January’s “Rewind” theme.

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These days, most of my work is done on tablets and smartphones, but I still get a lot of use out of an old 13-inch MacBook I purchased in 2010. The problem was the hard drive was dying—which had me thinking it might be time to upgrade to a faster, slimmer model.

Fortunately, I was approached to review the new 512GB Samsung 840 Pro Series SSD before I could pull the trigger on that purchase. Now I’m thinking that a new MacBook can wait because my old one has been completely transformed.

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Ever since the Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote came out, we have been lusting after it. Now that we got our hands on one, is it actually worth picking up? Find out in the video review after the break.

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Last week we gave you our opinion on the TARDIS trash can from ThinkGeek, and today we are checking out yet another awesomely nerdy gadget for your home—the Power-Up Arcade Light Switch Plate.

Watch our quick review in the video after the break.

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