Braid Review

Braid has been finally released for PC!
Braid has finally been released for the PC!

Braid, the beautiful and award-winning Xbox Live Arcade title released last year, has finally been released for the PC. I bought it, I played it, and I loved it.

The game seems like you typical platformer on the surface. You run, you jump, and you kill enemies by stomping them. However, the interesting part comes up in its unique gameplay element: time manipulation.

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WarioWare Twisted! Review

wario_ware_twistedOne of my favourite games for the GBA is WarioWare: Twisted!, the crazy sequel to the original WarioWare, where you play through tiny little stages called microgames using the game’s unique motion-sensing cartridge.

You play through 15 different stages in Story mode to unlock different microgames. Every time you beat a set of microgames in Story mode, you get a souvenir, which can vary from an interactive toy to a song from the game’s soundtrack to a full-fledged minigame. You can also replay unlocked microgames in the Spindex mode.

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Gmail gadget looking up Google Desktop in Windows 7

Gmail gadget locked up in Windows 7
Gmail gadget locked up in Windows 7

So far, almost all software I’ve tried to run under Windows 7 has worked without any problems. Today I installed Google Desktop, and everything was working fine until I added the Gmail gadget. As soon as I clicked the sign in button, Google Desktop became unresponsive and eventually came crashing down.

All other gadgets I’ve tried, including the new Google Calender gadget, work fine.

There’s a thread about this in the Google Desktop Help group. I guess we’ll just have to wait until Google fixes this, unfortunately.