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SHOW NOTES

NEWS

TECH REVIEW

SodaStream Jet

THE GOOD: Easy to set up and easy to use. The Jet model is small enough for two people with its 1L bottle.

THE BAD: Flavors can be hit or miss. Extra CO2 canisters can be expensive if you don't utilize the trade-in program.

FINAL RATING: EDDIE T GUARANTEED (5/5 PEWS)

WARP ZONE

Break through ceilings, rescue princesses and escape boiling lava as you slash your way to the top of the Knightmare Tower!

Knightmare Tower, Juicy Beast

THE GOOD: Juicy Beast needs to be commended for their take on the launch game genre. Unlike current launch game Doodle Jumpnightmare Tower incorporates RPG elements and a quest system to add massive replayablility. The quirky and colorful art style is gorgeous.

THE BAD: At $2.99, it's difficult to jump into this game without caution. Fortunately, there's free versions for you to try out. Gyroscope controls will also turn off many.

FINAL RATING: 4/5 PEWS

KEEPIN' IT REEL

Dracula Untold, Legendary Pictures

Facing threats to his kingdom and his family, Vlad Tepes makes a deal with dangerous supernatural forces - whilst trying to avoid succumbing to the darkness himself.

THE GOOD: The visuals are great. Fight scenes are stunning. The way Dracula’s powers are handled is not cheesy.

THE BAD: Some shooting techniques were innovative, yet unsuccessful. The subpar script leaves much to be desired, with little to no reason to care about these characters. Vlad is a good man who wants to protect his family, but we never achieve an emotional connection. There’s also a fight scene that has a good concept but goes on far too long (the “sword” scene). The end sets up for a sequel in a very interesting way that would have served better as a mid or post-credits stinger. A popcorn flick, most definitely.

FINAL RATING: 3/5 PEWS