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Slingo Supreme Review

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I hesitate using the word "addicting" when talking about iPhone games anymore, as it's a pretty tired cliché, but I can't think of a better way to describe the new iPhone game Slingo Supreme. I use the term “new” loosely, asSlingo itself has been around since the mid-nineties, but is new to the iPhone platform. Many gamers will probably remember playing Slingo on AOL back when your 28.8k modem was the hotness. I remember the game from back then, but somehow managed never to have played it until this iPhone iteration. The game evolved a lot since the first release from 1995, andSlingo Supreme for iPhone is based on the PC game of the same name from 2008. Read more

Def Leppard – Mirror Ball Live and More Review

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Of all the ‘80s bands that once ruled the hair metal roost, few soldiered through the following decades with as much tenacity as Def Leppard, who scored hits during the grunge era (“Let’s Get Rocked,” “Two Steps Behind”) and the late-‘90s teen pop revival (“Promises”) before quietly fading from the charts. The group then whipped itself into a touring juggernaut, spending nearly every summer on the road with AOR titans like Journey and REO Speedwagon. On Mirror Ball -- the band’s first live release, unless you count the out of print Live: In the Clubs, In Your Face EP from 1993 -- the guys are all pushing 50, yet the band doesn’t sound all that removed from its Reagan-era heyday. Read more

Ricochet Lost Worlds Recharged Review

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This game is part of Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade package. It cannot be purchased on store shelves. Instead, you must order a free Live Arcade launcher. Games are then downloaded for a price over Xbox Live. This review considers both the unique gameplay aspects of this title and also its overall value for the requested price. You can download a free demo of this game over Xbox Live to test it out for yourself. Read more

Black Label Society – Order of the Black Review

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I think it’s cool when a good but slightly aging band can overcome its weaker records and put something really good on the table once more. It's especially cool when a band in that situation is able to release one of its finest records ever. Such is the deal with Black Label Society, whose 8th studio offering Order Of The Black consists of some of the best material the band has put on a record in a long time.
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Cooking Dash 3: Thrills & Spills Review

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A couple of years ago, casual game developer PlayFirst evolved its uber-popular Diner Dash franchise, adding actual food preparation on top of waitressing duties. The new game was called Cooking Dash, and it offered Diner Dash fans (myself included) a more challenging and ultimately more satisfying time management gameplay experience. The second Cooking Dash game didn't change much from the first game, but Cooking Dash 3: Thrills & Spills has added so many new features, it's the best Dash game to be released thus far. Read more