Fang Talks

The Pumpkin Tide

I sometimes review things I see, hear, read or play. But these “reviews” are just, like, my opinion man.

No, that’s not a typo. Yes, it’s as rad as it sounds.

Have you heard of it yet, Crypt of the NecroDancer? Maybe you have, maybe not. I came across it a long time ago, when it was in pre-alpha still. And look at ’em now, they’re on Steam Early Access! Though that isn’t necessarily a good thing (more on Early Access sometime later!), I still bought them when they went on Daily Sale a couple days ago. And you know what? This game is rocking my socks off!

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15 07 14

XtraFinder

Here’s a little something for you OS X users out there.

In Mavericks, Apple finally introduced tabs to the Finder. About damn time, right? Well, they were really late to the party. Plenty of user-made programs had been written to modify the Finder to their needs. Some of these made it out into the public, like TotalFinder. It’s pretty cool, offering a lot of functionality on top of the much-desired tabs. For example, the ability to re-enable colored sidebar icons. Why they ever did away with those, I do not know. But the catch here is, TotalFinder costs money. Roughly twenty bucks. On top of that, it hasn’t been running all that well for me, though that may be a local problem. I was getting frustrated, but then I found XtraFinder. It’s free.

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I’m really late to the party with this, but I’ve been watching the Legend of Korra recently!

The Legend of Korra is a sequel to the ever-popular Avatar: The Last Airbender series. It is set seventy years after the end of its predecessor. Seventy years is a lot of time, so though you’ll encounter a lot of familiar elements (pun may be intended), there’s also a lot of new things to discover in the United Republic of Nations, as the world the series takes place in is now called.
I just finished season one. Apparently the seasons (they’re still called books though) will be more or less standalone stories, unlike The Last Airbender? I personally don’t see that as a negative thing, but not necessarily as a positive one either. I’ll have to see if they can keep up the quality, because I was really impressed with season one.

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28 06 14

Rogue Legacy

Picked this gem up while it was a Daily on Steam this Summer Sale. And it’s still 50% off for the next two days!

A friend recommended this game to me, and two days later, it was 75% off on Steam. “Hey, I’m already broke, might as well spend my last few pennies wisely.” And oh how wisely I spent them. I’ve only got little over three hours of playtime on the clock, and I can already say I love this game. Ir’s hard, it’s brutal, but oh so fun.

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Oh man, this game. What a gem, and I’ve only recently gotten around to playing it.

For the uninitiated, Katamari Damacy is a game for the PlayStation 2. Came out in 2004, out of no other than Japan. As you’d expect, it’s absolutely bonkers. To say the game’s crazy would be an understatement. You play as the Prince, son of the King of All Cosmos. As the Prince, you roll around a sticky ball, picking up objects smaller than you to grow bigger in size, eventually “building” a star. Why? The King, while under influence, destroyed all the stars in the sky, and now he wants you to clean up his mess. Kind of a douche move, but at least he leaves presents for you scattered on Earth!

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