Insomnia Fueled Movie Reviews: Snowpiercer

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Sometimes I can’t sleep. Sometimes when I can’t sleep I decide to spend an hour and a half with one of my best friends, Netflix. This night, my cursor landed on Snowpiercer. This post-apocalyptic train ride takes place during some far-flung future’s latest ice age. Continue reading

Battlefield: Hardline Beta Weekend Review

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I was pumped to see this title come up for beta on my Xbox one console and immediately queued it up for download. My usual console buddies jumped at the chance to try it out as well. We all were impressed with the gameplay trailer a few months earlier. We’ve played hundreds of hours in Call of Duty games but most recently had concentrated on Battlefield 4. After a short break from that title, getting the squad back together seemed like a great idea. Besides, who didn’t grow up playing cops and robbers?

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Cards Against Humanity: A Party Game for Horrible People

Most of the time here at UMDR, we discuss video games, Today, however, I’d like to tell you about the best party/card game I’ve come across in a very long time. Cards Against Humanity isn’t so much as game as it is an exercise in trying to simultaneously offend and humor those playing the game.

If you’ve ever played Apples to Apples, then you know how to play cards against humanity. The object of the game is to collect a set number of black cards throughout the course of the game. Taken directly from the website:

To start the game, each player draws ten White Cards.

One randomly chosen player begins as the Card Czar and plays a Black Card. The Card Czar reads the question or fill-in-the-blank phrase on the Black Card out loud.

Everyone else answers the question or fills in the blank by passing one White Card, face down, to the Card Czar.

The Card Czar shuffles all of the answers and shares each card combination with the group. For full effect, the Card Czar should usually re-read the Black Card before presenting each answer. The Card Czar then picks a favorite, and whoever played that answer keeps the Black Card as one Awesome Point.

After the round, a new player becomes the Card Czar, and everyone draws back up to ten White Cards.

Simple premise, yet the outcome is anything but. The real game is playing your friends humor and sensibilities, trying to either entertain or offend in order to gain favoritism. If you’ve every played Apples to Apples then you know how quickly it can appear to turn dirty but with Cards Against Humanity, you are guaranteed naughty humor.

Cards Against Humanity is currently out of stock on Amazon.com. If you sign up at http://cardsagainsthumanity.com/ they will inform you when the game becomes available again. Also if you don’t want to wait on an official version, their website also has a downloadable version of the game that you can make yourself. Ultra Mega Death Ray gives 5 out of 5 death rays for Cards Against Humanity!

iFaraday Stylus Review

After buying a ton of cheap knockoffs and supposed styli that are the ‘BEST EVER OMG’ I have finally decided to breakdown and purchase a mid-level entry iFaraday basic model.

The first thing that struck me as totally interesting about this product is that it is made in the US, by like one guy. Literally, one dude makes these. Here’s the email I received  after I placed my order

ok, how awesome is that?

Alright so I ordered the iFaraday on February 2nd and I received it February 6th, AWESOME turn around time! It arrived via USPS all enveloped up, with this pretty cool tube casing

Alright so out of the casing, we have the iFaraday styli (I got mine in blue) with this cool artistic thrown paint pattern on it. 

Ok, so now that you’ve seen it in all of it’s glorious detail how does it rate? Honestly it’s one of the better styli I’ve ever used. The tip is like a mesh screen instead of rubber which allows for better contact with the tablet in my opinion. The clip is awesome because I constantly lose pens and the link so having a way to keep hold of it, not to mention the plastic casing tube is a nice addition. As for screen performance, it’s better than most but just not quite there yet. I got this stylus with the thought that the tip would be more firm than what it actually was. It’s not as flexy as the rubber tipped ones, but it still has too much give in my opinion. Overall I’d give it an 8/10 simply because I haven’t found one better yet.

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Have you ever used an iFaraday? Do you have a styli you think is better? Sound off below!