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Need for Speed: Payback is Enough to Give Anyone an Aneurysm

Need for Speed is a classic title, of course, it has been going on since 1994. I’ve had many fond memories playing some of the older games, the Underground series comes to mind every time I think about Need for Speed. It’s why it pains me so much to say that Payback just isn’t all…

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An image of an automatic gear shifter from a Mazda 3

Transmission Elitism. Manual vs. Automatic… Why Do We Care?

Picture this: You’ve just passed your driving test, you’re excited to get your first car. You come across a car you really fancy, but wait, what’s that? Automatic? You immediately turn the blind eye and move onto the next advert. This is what I like to call “transmission elitism“. The sort of thing that affects…

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A side by side image of the Mini Cooper D exterior and interior as it is being driven.

VIDEO: 2015 Mini Cooper D 1.5 POV Test Drive

Once again, we’re returning to the Mini Cooper D featured in our review, scoring a rather impressive 6.5/10. This time, we’re looking a little closer – in fact, how the car drives in general. This point of view drive should be your first point of contact before buying. Seeing first hand in a virtual test…

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Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled is a Turbo Charged Drift to the Past

Crash Team Racing, the loveable arcade style kart racer was originally released in September 1999. I spent many a hour staying up to complete the game and unlock some of the fun hidden secrets in game. So, it comes as no surprise that Beenox and Activision’s remaster has got me up doing the same thing….

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Google Pixel 3a XL: An Honest Review

On May 7th 2019, at Google I/O, a new addition to the Pixel family was released. The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are marketed as budget alternatives to their Pixel 3 counterparts. And while this may be the case, I’m happy to have made the switch from my very dated, and failing, Nexus 5X….

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