Oct 092013


The Galaxy Note 3 is a tablet and a phone, all packed in one device and full of useful features. It’s fairly large in terms of size and comes at a decent price tag, but does it really live up to the hype and should you consider it as a potential Christmas gift?

For the most part, Samsung smartphones tend to be made from plastic parts, and even though some people say that makes them appear cheap I wouldn’t exactly agree. The feel which the back of a Samsung phone has is amazing and it also has some sort of a leather appearance down to the last detail. It has plenty of design similarities to the S4 for instance.

There are also multiple colors to choose from: pink, black and white.

You’ll notice that the buttons are located on the upper left as far as volume and zooming goes, and the power button is on the upper right. This might get a little awkward because someone else using it might confuse it as the button for taking pictures.

The first thing you’ll notice when you pull it out of the box is that it’s far from small and it weights 168g which seems to be very light, especially compared to the previous version. It also has a bigger screen and is a lot thinner.
As far as design goes it seems to be pleasant to hold and look at, even though it might get tiring if you try to operate it with one hand all the time. The S4 which is quite smaller in comparison requires two hands for most people to be able to use comfortable out there, and it’s a tradeoff when you take in consideration all the unique features this device has packed into it.

It boasts an enormous 5.7 inches along with 1080p super AMOLED display. Its surprising how amazingly crisp the resolution is and the pixel density is incredibly low making viewing and media consumption an absolute pleasure! Not only are the colors displayed vibrantly and sharply, but the device allows you to switch between screen modes in case any saturation issues arise. You’ll have access to the Standard, Dynamic, Professional Photo and Movie Screen mode. The viewing as with most devices out there isn’t as great outdoors when exposed to direct sunlight.

The majority of upgrades compared to the previous version can’t actually be seen. It has a lightning fast Snapdragon 2.3Ghz quad-core processor along with 3GB of ram offering an incredible performance because regardless of whether you’re playing demanding games, surfing the web or watching movies – there’s absolutely no lag (even if you’re running multiple applications simultaneously!).

On top of that, the 4G connectivity is offered along with Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi option, NFC, infrared port that you can use to control your TV and a USB 3.0 port.

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Dec 162012

In the genre that includes action and adventure games, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge is going to be difficult to beat. With his lightening fast reflexes and talent for causing pain to his enemies, Ryu Hyabusa makes other action heroes scramble for their utility belts. Building on the two previous Ninja Gaiden games, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge offers all of the blood, gore, action, and combat that you expect from the franchise with more depth to the characters than ever before. Gain some insight into Ryu Hyabusa’s humanity while you marvel at his swordsmanship. Unlike the previous games in this series, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge gives you more actual story to accompany the action.

Taking place in London, Ryu Hyabusa travels to the Prime Minister’s home where he is cursed with the violent “Grip of Death.” Feeding on the deaths of his enemies, the curse will kill Ryu if he does not comply with its directive. The action is intense and bloody as Ryu moves from London to the Rub’ al Khali desert where he faces the “Regent of the Mask.” Big boss battles and plenty of suspense make Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge the best of the Ninja Gaiden games so far. This version has updated graphics that bring you so close to the gore that you can hear the blood drip from the tip of Ryu’s sword.

Rated M for Mature, this game is not for the kids in the family. Even adults will be surprised at the sheer quantity and quality of the blood and gore in this new adventure. From severed heads to disemboweled torsos, there is nothing left to the imagination when it comes to gory battle scenes. Ryu Hyabusa is an action hero for the veteran gamer and for newbies to this franchise because of his extreme skill with his weapons. Fighting against his enemies, Ryu makes you look good on those controls. With additional options for the Wii U Gamepad, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge is well worth its price tag.

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge is a single player game that offers multiplayer options in its online version. Since Ryu is a solitary man, this makes sense as far as game play. Depending on your tolerance for hack and slash gore, you will appreciate the upgraded graphics and improved sound in this newest version of the game. Although reviews of its first release were mixed, the Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge version for Wii U promises to be a spectacular experience in action and adventure gaming that fans of the franchise will not want to miss.

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