Pandemic [App o' the Mornin']

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Four diseases are spreading across the planet, and your goal is to find the cure for each in this adaptation of the award-winning co-operative boardgame. Pandemic (F2Z/Z-MAN Games, iPad: $6) is a tense game, with many ways to lose and one way to win: cure four diseases by matching sets of cards. Along the way, [Read More...]

About That Satanic Monument…

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Those funny li’l folks from the New York “Satanic” (Baphomet, but nevermind) “Temple” (club of overgrown teenagers) who want to build a monument to the devil (who they don’t believe in, but nevermind) at the Oklahoma (Where they don’t live, but nevermind) capitol? No one is actually offended by this, are they? I mean, these are [Read More...]

Hypnotic Yet Appalling

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It’s not quite a Beautiful Machine, but it is arresting, isn’t it? It’s hard to look away while the fruit*-like clots are extruded into the pastry*-like sleeves to make a food-like product: in this case, a tasty Hostess Fruit Pie. More evidence that our machines have a kind of awful poetry to them. *No fruit [Read More...]

Child’s Play Charity Sets New Record

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When the creators of the popular web comic Penny Arcade created the Child’s Play initiative in 2003, they had no idea how big it would get. That first year they raised $250,000 in toys and money for kids at the Seatlle Children’s Hospital to “make the holidays a little bit brighter for the kids in [Read More...]

Drafts [App o' the Mornin']

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I hope to write small reviews of my whole mobile productivity suite over the next few weeks (alternating with entertainment reviews), and concluding with a post on how it all ties together. I’ve tested a vast array of software over the past couple years, trying to rebuild my work system from scratch, first going wholly [Read More...]

Just Beautiful: Medieval Calendar Pages

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If you haven’t already added The British Library Medieval Manuscript page to your must-visit list, you really should. They routinely offer beautiful and fascinating treasures from their collection. This year, they’re running pages from The Huth Hours, a manuscript noted for its spectacular illuminations: The Hours include double page monthly calender spreads noting the feasts [Read More...]

The Retro-Cartoon Stylings of Cuphead

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If this game plays half as amazing as it looks, we’re in for a treat.  Cuphead in ‘Don’t Deal With the Devil’ is a side-scrolling action game hand-animated in the style of a 1930s Fleischer Brothers cartoon. Here’s how the designers describe it: Cuphead is a classic run and gun that centers around 1-on-1 fights [Read More...]

Introducing a New Feature: App o’ the Mornin’

"App o' the Mornin'? If ya makin' funna the way I talk, I'll boost ya feckin' nose."

Back in ye olden days, I had a semi-popular gaming blog with daily feature called the App o’ the Mornin’. It was called that because I 1) reviewed an app and 2) posted it in the morning. Since it was a gaming blog, I stuck to games, but I’ve decided to bring the feature over [Read More...]


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