Last night, The Wife and I decided to putt putt to the Pizza Hut for dinner to try out a recent addition to their menu: The Crown Crust pizza, seen above. As a matter of full disclosure, I had inquired how long the limited-time promotion would be available, as I wanted to do this review before they stopped serving them and I’m still waiting for my paycheck to come in. In response, the folks running their Twitter account offered me a gift card which handily covered the cost of the meal for this review.
Wow, another month has passed already? Here are the latest reviews I’ve written, and expect to see plenty more in the near future with a new gig I’ll reveal in due time (hint: It’s not iPhone/social games this time).
Note: Nothing I said made it in.
From Mario’s Hat:
LEGO City Undercover – An extremely fun game, and one of the best offerings on the Wii U thus far, it’s definitely a must-have part of any Wii U library.
Well, my time on 1UP is at an end, as 1UP itself is at an end. That should free me up a bit of time to try to post more here and on my other sites, though it’s also a blow to my bank account, which means some time needs to be spent looking for more work. It’s a vicious cycle; I could really use help monetizing these sites, but until that happens…
As for 1UP, if you’d like to read my thoughts on that, you can find them here. For now, reviews from elsewhere.
From Slide to Play:
Sonic Dash – Sonic was born to run, so how does he do in an endless runner? Not bad, but…
It’s been a little while since my last “Review Round-Up,” due to the madness of the holiday season as well as moving PMO to a new server and performing some refinements you may notice around the site (check out the updated menu and sidebars). On the review side of things, here is what I’ve been up to.
From Slide to Play:
Disney Super Speedway – It’s go-kart racing with the Disney XD crew! Unfortunately, you’re more likely to find humor and references to the shows in this review than in the actual game. Also, Perry the Platypus– pictured in the game’s iOS icon– is an unlockable. Really?
Oof, I’m a bit late with this one. Here’s a little of what I’ve been up to elsewhere, but don’t worry, I have some fun stuff to add here soon as well.
From Slide to Play:
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic – I have no idea how I was selected to do this one, but I was. No regrets; it’s a pretty decent game, though not without its downsides.
Recently, Burger King revealed the latest promotion in their BK Crown Kids Meals: The Wii U. I covered the line at Mario’s Hat, but now I’m here to examine these toys a little more closely than what the promotional website allows. It’s three of my favorite things together: Toys, fast food, and video games, so how can I resist?
Incidentally, I’ve not been able to find any Burger Kings carrying the toys until tonight, and they only had two. So rather than wait until I have them all (which may not even happen; we’ll see), I’m just reviewing them as they come. Tonight, it’s the Wii U Sticker Dispenser and a Luigi figure.
Last night, The Wife and I caught Disney’s (and not Pixar’s) newest animated feature, Wreck-It Ralph. And following the encouragement of some, I’ve decided to review it here, even though I don’t know the first thing about film critique and my taste in movies would no doubt be called “dire” by those who survived reading a list of the movies I’ve enjoyed.
With that flattering appraisal of my film chops out of the way, allow me to just come out right up front and say it: This is the best movie that has ever been made in the history of cinema, and nothing will ever top it in a million, zillion, quadrillion years.
This past week, I had the opportunity to try out one of Coca-Cola’s new Freestyle machines at a nearby Wendy’s here in the Greater Toronto Area. For those unfamiliar with the Freestyle machine, it is described as follows on the product’s Facebook page:
“Coca-Cola Freestyle is the brand name for a new Coca-Cola fountain dispenser that uses microdosing technology to dispense more than 100 sparkling and still beverage brands from a single freestanding unit. The new unit has approximately the same footprint as today’s six-or eight-valve dispensers.