Posts By: Max Smolev

The Dark Knight Rises: huh?

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So, I have finally watched the Dark Knight Rises, the very last (for now) part of the Christopher Nolan’s Batman saga. And my primary reaction was “Huh?”. I suppose I was a bit tired when watching it after a long day. I’m also not a big Batman fanboy — I mean I like the idea […]

Prometheus: this is what happens when idiots get into space

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Prometheus As many other sci-fi fans, I went to see the Prometheus. That “Non-Alien” Alien movie. Which is like a prequel but not quite, because writing clear prequel was too boring, so there. And I have to say I am both pleasantly and unpleasantly surprised. Pleasant surprise — visuals. These days nobody is afraid of […]

Diablo III: Launch night mega fail

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So, the battle with Evil is supposedly on. Except for Diablo III this Evil is way more real, and it’s name is “Error 37”. Yet again Blizzard managed to severely underestimate the load. And when hoards of users decided to log in… well… you get “Error 37”. Hardware is expensive, and buying enough for the […]

Review: Prototype 2 (4.5 stars)

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Prototype 2 A little while ago I watched the Prototype walk-through (thank you, Tetraninja), and figured it could be fun to try the second game. Hence, I bought and actually already finished the game. Surprising, but it turned out to be pretty good, though rather short, so I’m giving it four stars out of five. […]

Paper App: why half of users hate it

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I had a short Twitter conversation with one of my co-workers and brilliant designer, Elyse Holladay and she mentioned, how odd it seemed that so many people complain about the Paper app — free sketch application that takes “freemium” model to the extreme, so I thought I’d try to crystallize my thoughts on why would […]