Checkpoint: Baller Brands Edition

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When I was a wee lad, I saw brands like Apple and Bose as overpriced junk for snooty people. Now, a decade and a half later, I am typing on an Apple MacBook Air and listening to music on Bose Bluetooth speaker. What happened? I’m certain some of it has to do with lack of money at the time. How can someone spend so much on something that essentially does the same thing as a significantly cheaper brand? I never … Read More

Checkpoint: LG OLED55B6P Edition

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My goodness is this TV ever pretty. My LG 55LE8500 bit the dust last week and the stars aligned for me to pick up an LG OLED55B6P for $2299.99 ($700 off). It’s worth every penny despite the fact that I’m not able to fully appreciate the screen’s capabilities yet. I still have yet to receive the new A/V receiver to enjoy my home theatre speaker setup with the 4K goodness.  First impressions of the screen is that it’s remarkably thin and light. … Read More

Checkpoint: CBC Edition

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I’ve been listening to a lot of Chinese pop music lately. I was inspired to go down this rabbit hole after I was shared a modern song and noticed how similar the music style and how coherent the occasional English lyrics were. I just had to know how much has changed since the late 1990s and early 2000s. I used to listen to Chinese pop music around that time — putting popular Hong Kong songs into my MD Player. It … Read More

Yakuza 0 Review

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Yakuza 0 was the definitive Yakuza experience. It had everything I loved about the series and then some. The cultural touches, the wackiness and the over-the-top violence was all there with a fresh coat of current generation paint. I took a six year hiatus after finish Yakuza 4. I still loved the series but I always felt it was losing a bit of its identity the further it marched forward in the timeline. Yakuza, to me, was and will always … Read More

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