Remnant: From the Ashes is my Favorite Game of the Last 3 Years

I am not sure when I realized I didn’t ever want to stop playing this game. Remnant: From the Ashes has hooked me like no game since Destiny really hit its stride in 2015, but Remnant hooks you not by being an MMO looter-shooter “live service”. Instead it’s a fantastic game with a Dark Souls-esque structure and procedural generation to keep the experience fresh, adds great gunplay, and enough story to keep you interested in trying to piece together the details of its world. It also sports better drop-in online co-op than many of the bigger-budget titles I’ve played in the last 5 years.

I think the game had fully hooked me when, after playing around in my own …

Moto One Zoom currently on sale for $360 w/Coupon

A quick update that the Moto One Zoom I reviewed earlier is now on-sale (thank you Slickdeals) via eBay for $360 if you follow the details listed in this post, which involves using a coupon code at checkout. I personally think this phone is a steal at this price. Unfortunately it’s currently sold out of that gorgeous purple color, but the others are almost as fetching.

You can always pick one up from Motorola directly, and currently there’s a $50-off sale on their site (bringing the total to $399), or alternatively a free Moto G6 with purchase, if you happen to need a 2nd phone for a family member. Buying direct from Motorola is also a great option if …

More site cleanup!

I picked a new theme for the site, even if it looks like a knock-off engagdet. It looks clean and works well on mobile, send me an email if you love it or hate it.

Restored the CMatrix page since the link is still getting quite a few hits. I should see if we can resurrect that program for another purpose….…

Moto One Zoom Follow-ups

Here are some thoughts after my initial post on the Moto One Zoom now that I’ve had some time to think things over…

Hardware Oversights

I never even mentioned the in-display fingerprint reader, and I stand by this decision because unless these sensors are exceptionally bad, people really don’t care about them.  The in-display gimmick is interesting, and probably all phones will have this one day, but it basically does its job.  It’s a little slower than others (notably the Note 10) but it gets the job done.

I should also mention that this phone feels more premium than any other Motorola device I’ve held since the Moto X 4, and I really wonder why they didnt just call this …

Motorola Moto One Zoom Review: Why Isn’t the Tech Press Talking About This Phone?

I’m going to be more dedicated to updating my site these days, so let’s start with some quick thoughts on the amazing Moto One Zoom.  Since I’ve seen no one cover the Moto One Zoom yet and I’ve had it almost a week, let’s talk about it: it’s amazing.

tl;dr: you should definitely buy this phone if you use any GSM carrier in the US (e.g. T-Mobile, AT&T, Cricket wireless and many others) or you’re in Europe. Here is the link to do so. The camera and features make it an amazing value at $450.

Hardware

I’m not going to belabor the hardware details too much because honestly most people don’t care that much except for camera, game …

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