Reviews

Dungeons and Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited – absolutely free to play!

Tired of those usual MMORPGS that make you pay every month just so you could access their servers? Don't look any further. Dungeons and Dragons Online: Eberron Unlimited is absolutely free to play. You can rip your enemy's skull with your blades, or smash them with your bare fists. However you want to kill those monsters is all your decision; everything is your move, everything is your action. Download the game, create your character and level up away to elite status without having to pay for anything or even passing your credit card numbers.

Chad VanGaalen “Soft Airplane – B-sides EP”

Canadian singer, Chad VanGaalen, released a wonderful sounding experimental indie rock album “Soft Airplane” last year. And after exactly a year, Chad, together with his record labels, Flemish Eye and SubPop, released “Soft Airplane – B-sides EP,” last September 15, 2009. If listeners loved his other albums, then they will surely love this one more. Chad is not only a musician he also designs his own covers for his albums. He loves drawing and illustrating. Combine that with his unique choice in music, did free himself from the ordinary indie folk rock genre.

7-Zip – an open source file compression software

We all know how crucial hard disk space is, especially for those people who are constantly on the go and who always bring their work with them. It can be a problem sometimes because the files they need to bring with them are bigger than their free space. Worry no more - 7-Zip is here to the rescue. 7-Zip is an open source software for file compression and archiving, and unlike others, it offers a high compression ratio - definitely perfect for those big files that need to be shrinked.

Coby Core “White Trees EP” – modern alternative rock with a pinch of the 80’s

A newly formed band is coming to rock the house. Coby Core is a Swedish rock band that sounds like Third Eyes Blind and 3 Doors down rolled into one. Fans of guitar-sounding and adrenaline-pumping music would love the great talents of Rasmus Mårshagen (guitar and vocals), Johan Hargne Nohagen (piano/keyboards, and vocals), Stefan Hallqvist (bass and back vocals), and Niklas Westblad (drums). Watch out for this band because they will soon be one of the most listened to bands in the charts.

[TEDTalk] J.J. Abrams’ mystery box – are you ready to take a peek?

Science-fiction lovers and mystery freaks, make way for the great screenwriter, producer, and director of the series such as Alias, Lost, Fringer, and The Office and movies like the new Star Trek, Cloverfield, Armageddon, and Mission Impossible III and IV. Jeffrey Jacob “J.J.” Abrams gave a talk at TED way back March 2007. He shared his high-flying passion about the unseen mystery. He also talked about his some of his popular works and tried to trace how he’d come to love science-fiction and the unknown.

10centSunday “Avid” – acoustic rock mini album from Nickle brothers

No covers, all original. This is what the 10centSunday is all about. They had created almost 40 different songs in wide variety of genres, but they have only recorded 3 songs for their first album. The band is mainly composed of 2 people, both guitar lovers and brothers, David Nickle and Adam Nickle. Avid, their first album is composed of their demo songs, featuring their talent in mixing acoustics and alternative. Adding, their charismatic vocals, guitar playing skills, and heart-felt lyrics, the brothers will surely captivate your heart!

FreeCiv – a free and open-source alternative to Sid Meier’s Civilization

Are you the kind of person who wants to rule over the world and go through the history of how our civilization has come to life? Or maybe somebody who just wants to pass time and build these and those while at the same time having fun controlling his or her own empire? Look no further: FreeCiv might be the game that would make you sit in front of your desktop or laptop for hours and hours to come.

Maya de Luna “Bar Stim.Art” – Cool Live Jazz with Bossa hints

One of the things that I love to do is to laze around one afternoon while reading a book and listening to good jazz music. While most jazz music features instrumental piano, drums and saxophone hints, Maya de Luna and Bruno Stimart paired up for this absolutely lovely live recording of jazz with hints of bossa nova. It makes you feel like swaying left and right as you listen to the music, with applauses and little dialogues in between songs.