Tech Review: Nokia 3.1 Plus is pretty fly for a budget phone

Anyone remember the start-up jingle? That’s most definitely still a thing and as much as Nokia wants to rebrand themselves, I can’t help but feel some nostalgia as I start up the phone. Sorry, Nokia!

The 3.1 Plus is an update to the 3.1 and is a part of Nokia’s “budget” line of smartphones. For a supposedly budget phone, it seems to be able to pack quite a punch with an amazing battery life and the ability to take great photos. Let’s see if it lives up to expectations, shall we?

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Reigns: Game of Thrones shows you how heavy the crown is (Review)

Lannisters, Starks, Targaryens… Oh my!

This is a title I completely did not see coming (mostly because I’m not glued to social media). Medieval Tinder-simulator Reigns is back with a bigger kingdom for you to rule: Westeros. That’s right, this time you’re sitting on the Iron Throne itself and swiping it Game of Thrones style. I saw this on the App Store, during its pre-order period, and I’ve never tapped a purchase button so quick for a game in my life.

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Game Review: Commissar’s Contrapasso Is A Delightfully Cheeky Point & Click Game

It’s not very often you come across a point-and-click game set in a historical… Heck, in this day and age, no one plays games of this genre unless they’re visual novels/dating sims! Right?

I’ve seen Commissar’s Contrapasso float around during my roaming of the r/GirlGamers subreddit and thought to check it out. When one sees a fellow lass create a game singlehandedly, one should support her. So I decided to have a go…

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Tech Review: Edifier XM6BT Packs a Bass-y Punch

Today, I’ve got the Edifier XM6BT subwoofers. These speakers are pretty old, I’m well aware that they were released in late 2016. They’re still on the market and for subwoofers, they’re quite affordable – with its price tag sitting comfortably below the RM250 mark.

When I first saw the box it came in, my first thoughts were “Oh, these are smaller than I expected!”

And then I turned my music on…

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Tech Review: Asus Republic of Gamers Strix XG35VQ Curved Monitor

Full disclosure: I’ve never used a curved monitor in my life. My review here on the ASUS ROG XG35VQ will be less about the hardware technicalities and more about what it feels like to use it, meaning how it fares with everyday work and play.

Because that’s what really matters, doesn’t it?

Spoiler alert: I think curved monitors are pretty cool.

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Game Review: 20XX Is Still Fun To Play, One Year Later

I’ve written a review on this game before but back then I had only played a measly two hours before I gave up. This time, with a bum (sprained) back and therefore unable to venture into the outside world, I decided to challenge myself to finish the game, no matter how long it took. And boy oh boy did it take me a while.

45 hours of game time later, I’ve finally completed 20XX after a cop-out (I switched to Revenant mode), two near-misses and one unresponsive game. I almost gave up too. But the satisfaction was worth it. Kind of…

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Tech Review: Edifier G4 Gaming Headphones

Today I have the Edifier G4 gaming headset. I know these are pretty old (about a year old now, I think) I thought since I like to talk about affordable gaming gear, that I should write about this too. Although to be honest, I would really consider these to be mid-range rather than “affordable” (I personally class any peripherals below RM200 as affordable).

My only exposure to Edifier’s sound has been with the W570BT headphones that I love to take around with me, especially when I’m traveling. When these landed on my lap, I was rather curious to see how their gaming series fare against the rest of their products.

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Women in Gaming: The Turning of the Tides

It is now 2018 and things are slowly changing…too slowly.

I originally wrote this piece for Issue #015 of the now discontinued Edge Asia magazine. Felt like it wasn’t given enough justice as there’s no room for discussion on a printed magazine. Inspired by the r/GirlGamer subreddit, I’ve decided to edit and add some bits and repost it here.

While things may seem to be getting better for us women in the games world, there’s still a lot of work left to do.

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