[TRG Review] : Roku 3

When I was younger and still living with my parents, and even after I moved out and joined the Military, I typically used a computer to play all of my media. In the early days it was DVD media, then SD MPEG/AVIs, then BluRay, and now HD MKVs/etc. Until I moved into an apartment with friends during college I had never required a way to present media to a common area. Through some clever redirects of PlayOn and DLNA magic I was able to use my PS3 to act as a media center, but while this was satisfactory it was in no way ideal. The consideration to build a standalone Media PC was always there, but money was tight, so we made do!

Fast-forward a few years; I’ve purchased a house and now more than ever need to solve the same problem! I’ve owned several media set-top boxes. In order, the Apple TV 2 (Jailbroken), an Apple TV 3 (couldn’t Jailbreak), a Netgear NeoTV 550 (got it on a sale), a Raspberry Pi (running RasPlex), and an OUYA (video streaming is not its strong suit). Most recently, I’ve purchased a Roku 3. Here is the review!

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[TRG Rant] : Quick Save / Quick Load

I play a lot of video games; not as many as some, and certainly not every genre (typically I exclude sports and MOBA games), but a significant amount. I consider myself well versed and experienced, having backtracked through the arcade stage of the early 90s, and the non-mainstream consoles of the mid-90s. I approach video games in a holistic fashion, looking at all aspects of a game. The real quality of the game is not derived from a single piece, nor is it measured from equally weighted parts. Some things seem to matter more than others.

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Tiny Tina’s Assault On Dragon Keep

The latest (fourth) DLC for Borderlands 2 released on June 25th (yesterday). TTAODK, here-within further abbreviated as TT (isn’t it strange how abbreviated is a rather long word?), puts the vault hunters back into the world of Pandora, but shifts gears in several ways.

For those of you that haven’t played Borderlands 2 (or BL1 for that matter) I urge you to give it a try. It isn’t for everyone, but it is a fun time-waster that only gets better with friends co-op’ing along side you!

It should go without saying, there are SPOILERS in this post, as I assume you’ve played through at least the primary BL2 campaign and don’t mind knowing the end-game of the DLC.

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