Spotlight: Stuff We Be Playing With, Watching, and Listening To

Sound Blaster Roar 2

Sound Blaster Roar 2 Portable Speaker
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Digital Hippos Highly Recommended

Ok, ok, I get it! You are tired of portable/Bluetooth speakers. Fine, you techincal snob with you and your fancy Bose portable Mother F.. oh, hi, It's me, Amy. Good day to you. I am bringing you the latest audio wonder from Creative Labs. Yep, the Sound Blaster Roar 2. You're gonna it Ro-aaaaaahhh----uhuhuhhuh--rrrrr. Ok, no more stupid Katy Perry puns. Really, this speaker blew me away. When you turn the power on, a little chime with some bass comes up. It gives me nerdy geeky girl chills. If you want to crank up the bass to insanity levels, the ROAR button can be activated and you neighbors might hear it. Seriously, I am stunned at how much power, volume, and quality Creative has engineered into this. GO GET ONE!

Aerosmith Rocks Donnington

Aerosmith Rocks Donnington
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Digital Hippos Highly Recommended

Oooooh ooooh! I'm a total sucker for some live, geriatric rock! I was pretty excited to crack open my first Blu-ray review for the 'Hippos and oh what a show it is. Aerosmith fan or not, you've got to appreciate a group of dudes that have been rocking out this long. Besides Mr. Tyler's horrible porn stache, this disc rocks from top to bottom. The video looked clear and clean (a little too many close ups on said porn stache) and the DTS-HD MA tracks sounds unbelieveable. While definitely showing their age, this disc is state of the art and top of the stack. Once again, even if you don't care for the band and their music, I dare you to not like this disc. I DOUBLE DOG DARE YOU!

STASIS

STASIS (PC)
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Digital Hippos Recommended


Yesssssss! Man butt! Finally, a game opens with a nude man walking around in his glorious birthday suit. Ok, besides that awesomeness, it's also a fantastic dark, adventure game from a very small scene. While resolution wasn't too gorgeous on my 4K screen, everything about this title defies all odds in a small title for 2015. It's beautiful in a usually disgusting sort of way but it feels like it was made by a major gaming studio. Once again, even if you don't care for adventure games, you need to play this game. It isn't perfect but it's f*$%^! amazing. And scary. I almost pooped my pants. Seriously.

Broken Sword 5

Broken Sword 5 (PS4)
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Digital Hippos Recommended

Another adventure game to review?! ARGH! Actually, no. I am being spoiled with amazing adventure titles, this time, on.. GASP.. the PS4! Seriously, an adventure game on a modern console? I had very low expectations for this little blip on my radar but oh how glad I was to play this hidden gem. Hate adventure games? I don't care, if you have a PS4 or XB1, you need to play this. The interface is stellar, the art, immaculate (I've always wanted to use that word in a review) and the sound is smooth as well. Look, this game isn't going to change your life but for a solid adventure that is surprisingly good at every bend, look no further!

Act of Aggression

Act of Aggression (PC)
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Last and certainly.. least, sorry, I really wanted to love you Act of Agression! You ruined my BEST OF article preview image too! Look at that art above. Is that not the coolest thing ever?! Tough chicks, tough dudes, the word AGGRESSION in the title. Too bad the game just felt too generic most of the time. Pretty graphics? Sure but I just felt kinda.. bored the majority of the play through. If you absolutely need your hard to find RTS fix, come get some but for those expecting a ground breaking polished title, this just isn't it. Off to play more STASIS and Broken Sword 5 :)