Monthly Archives: July 2016

Selfies, singing and lots of social

Selfie Stick

  Human evolution couldn’t keep up with the rise of the reverse camera shot, the selfie that is, so an entire extendable “limb” had to be developed at speed, people simply couldn’t get the shot they wanted. People weren’t willing to put up with these sub-standard self-portraits with parts of …

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Game of the Year aka Spiel des Jahres


Every year, since 1979, a crack team of judges bunker down in a room for a few days and shape a shortlist of the best games, they then debate the overall winner and the prestigious title is awarded of “Spiel des Jahres”. The way the boardgame scene has shifted up …

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Stuff for when it is Scorchio


Trending on social media today #hottestdayoftheyear is likely the talk of the water-cooler where real people gather and beer gardens across the nation shall fill up at lunchtime and early evening, our obsession and reaction to the weather is unsurpassed anywhere in the world. Don’t wait around for the washing …

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Ghostbusters has an ectoplasmic toy offering

Ghost Busters

We took the trip to absorb some Ghostbusting goodness at the cinema over the weekend, it was great to see the cameo appearances from the 80’s cast and overall it was a decent blend of gags and CGI. No huge whoop but far from a flop, it’s been up against …

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Pokémon Go – show the love without a smartphone


It has been quite the week for Nintendo, quite suddenly an app appeared, swept over several continents, downloaded more times in a week than a certain dating app has been in four years and set to surpass Twitter anytime now. The amount of time people are using it daily far …

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Board of Football?


It has been a footballtastic tournament in some ways, namely the Welsh making it so far and the Icelandic chant which, it appears, they should’ve copyrighted as more nations start to use it. Fans of the beautiful game who want some of the action but none of the running about …

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Who? What? Where? – Give us a Cleudo

Cluedo Bard Game

Not since its arrival in 1949 has Cleudo had an overhaul such as this, killing off an iconic character and replacing her with fresh blood. So long serving housekeep Mrs White is off, gone, no-longer in play replaced by Dr Orchid, her resume as follows; “Privately schooled in Switzerland until …

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Furby gets a revamp inside and out


You’ll often see Furby referred to as cute and cuddly, for many however this is only the case when the battery runs out. This new incarnation of the brand Hasbro revived in 2012 might well be just the Furby we’ve been waiting for. Included in your purchase is a sleep …

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