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NES Wireless Gamepad for PC, MAC, Android and iOS

I’ve had a very nice working relationship with Xgaming for well over a decade.  These guys make high quality arcade controllers and arcade cabinets for arcade emulators like MAME.  They’ve been around a long time and I have praised them over and over through the years on my popular RetroGaming Radio podcast.Read More …

About Shane Monroe

Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+


Tech Armor – Quality and Style in External Batteries

It is 2016 and almost every digital appliance in our arsenal is battery powered.  While great strides are being made every year in battery economy and longevity, most of us are still chained to some form of external battery pack to supplement our power needs – whether it be a cellRead More …

About Shane Monroe

Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+


Gold-Plated HDMI to VGA Adapter with Audio Support

It might be a little confusing who this product is for, so let’s start there. If you have an older monitor laying around (and who doesn’t??) that doesn’t have HDMI in, chances are you’ll end up with a device (laptop, tablet, phone, even video players and game consoles) that areRead More …

About Shane Monroe

Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+


Shane’s Top 8 Games of 2015

Alright, as my holiday vacation ends I decided to weigh in on my personal picks for the best games I played in 2015.  This was a damn hard list to put together and I used no other source other than my Steam list.  These are PC games only (some mayRead More …

About Shane Monroe

Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+


Review: ANNT Smart Touch LED Desk Lamp

I’ve reviewed a couple of these now and the real benefit to these sorts of lamps is the ability to be adjustable – both in brightness and in position. They run very cool, use very little power and usually have extra features.  The manufacturer read some of my Amazon reviewsRead More …

About Shane Monroe

Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+


Why Witcher 3 is the Best Game in 20 Years

I’m compelled to write this article.  If you Google “witcher 3” you will find that the game is overwhelming praised by critics and game players alike.  Phrases like “sets the bar for the future” and “DLC done right” and many other clickbait chants will fill your search results.  I don’tRead More …

About Shane Monroe

Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+


Windows 10 Survival Guide

Windows 10 is here and whether you’re an early adopter or a “wait for SP1” kinda user – eventually you’ll be exposed to and possibly forced to use Windows 10 in some capacity or another. Some people are going to want to “neuter” Windows 10 to get it as closeRead More …

About Shane Monroe

Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+


Why I Embraced Steam and GOG is Too Little Too Late

Four years ago, I wrote a four part article here on Review Lagoon called Exploring Digital Distribution explaining how digital distribution is an unsustainable model and that Digital Rights Management would never be the glory child that Content Owners want it to be. Despite all my anti-DRM tirades I have adopted theRead More …

About Shane Monroe

Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+


Why Game Consoles Are Dead And You Are The Casualty

I’m about to make a bold statement. I will receive hundreds of emails, IMs and comments telling me how wrong I am. Probably a few death threats too. But it has to be said, and no one else is saying it. Console Gaming is dead. Oddly enough, the date thatRead More …

About Shane Monroe

Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+


Review: HuniePop (The Adult Match Three RPG)

Ages ago there was a game on 16-bit computers called Bar Games. It featured random games you might find er, in a bar setting. One of the games was called “The Pickup Artist”. In this game you had to approach a woman and have an on-screen dialogue. Say the wrongRead More …

About Shane Monroe

Shane R. Monroe has been doing technical and social commentary writing for over 20 years. Google+


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