Debris Infinity: Vector Twin Stick Shooter for Nintendo Switch

The similarities between Debris Infinity and Geometry Wars are purely superficial.  Find out why this game needs to be in your icon collection right meow. Kick over a digital garbage can and a vector-style twin stick shooter will fall out.  One that is inevitably compared to the original mini-game Geometry Wars; found inside the OG…

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

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The 2017 Snapstream Firefly Survival Guide

In October 2017, the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update went out to various machines – three of mine were updated, including my Home Theater PC (HTPC) which houses my Kodi, Plex DVR and Firefly functionality. One of my boxes never booted again (my main workstation), my son’s was fixable with some recovery tools – and…

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

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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. Recently they sent me a…

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

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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 cell phone, tablet, Bluetooth speaker, controller,…

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

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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 are “HDMI OUT” only. This little…

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

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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 may cross over to consoles) –…

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

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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 reviews and thought I might like…

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

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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’t tend to trust modern gaming…

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

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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 close to what they are used…

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

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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 the game delivery system Steam as my…

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

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