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Brizebox – Review

As the explosion of online shopping continues, more and more of us are having deliveries to our homes (I am now on first name terms with my local Amazon delivery driver, we have so many deliveries). Here lies one of our first world problems, i.e. making sure somebody’s …

Japan to stop making VCR machines.

According to Japanese Newspaper “The Nikei”  the end of July will see the last videocassette recorder (VCR) being produced. To be honest I though that production had already halted, but amazingly last year Funai Electri (which has been producing machines for the last 33 years) sold 750,000 units, …

Why I moved to a Surface Pro 3

I have been dabbling in tablets for a while now. It all started when the first gen iPad hit the shelves in the UK. Now, whilst all these tablets are great and they all performed admirably during the time I had them, my needs have quite simply evolved …

£1 for £10 credit on Delightmobile

Sometimes it may be best not to ask how. When Derren Brown performs those crazy tricks and you can’t work how, you end up sitting back and just enjoying. Just like this PAYG sim card from Delightmobile with £10 credit preloaded. What you spend your credit on is …

Boxes is now available in a Christmas style

It was only a few days ago that we reviewed “Boxes” for Windows Phone (details here), which is a rather cool Tetris style game which uses cardboard boxes to recreate the falling shapes. Well yesterday the developers got in touch to let us know that their festive version …

BlackBerry Port-a-thon is go!

If you are a regular reader of TheCoolGamer or CoolSmartPhone, you will probably know that I’m (sort of) actually looking forward to the release of BB10, having acquired a BlackBerry Playbook through a developer scheme a few weeks back. Well, Research in Motion are at it again, this time with …

Angry Birds Star Wars – Review

When I first heard that there was going to be another Angry Birds games I wept a little bit. I was a little bit concerned, I’ll explain why in a bit. Never before has there been such a worldwide mobile gaming phenomenon. I suppose Sonic the Hedgehog or …

Nuketown 2025 Trailer Released

Activision released a new trailer today for the hotly anticipated Nuketown 2025 map. Nuketown was one of the most widely popular Call of Duty maps of all time. The map is based around a “town of the future” design from the 1960s. Boy, they were way off. The …

UK Amazon Appstore freebie – Bejewelled 2

We all love a bit of Bejewelled right? Well I sure do and today’s Amazon Appstore freebie will help alleviate my urges. Bejewelled is one of those games where you have to join up matching colours of jewels. It soon becomes addictive and you’ll soon be hooked. As …

Jetpack Joyride is now available in the Google Play Store

After a brief spell in the Amazon Appstore, Jetpack Joyride is now available for free in the Google Play Store. It is quite an addictive game where you fly along collecting coins and power ups and dodging obstacles. Here is the Play Store description: Join Barry as he …

My console of the future

I should probably preface this by saying that I currently own all three current gen consoles and various other portables. I’ve loved consoles and video games since I got my first NES, aged 8. But I don’t think the future is very bright for the traditional home console. …

UK Amazon Appstore freebie – Siege Hero

Today for free in the Amazon Appstore you can get Siege Hero. Which is a game a bit like Angry Birds where you throw rocks at a flimsy wooden construction and try and kill everyone on screen. Here is the developers take on what the game is about: …