Vector by Anki, review

In the late 70’s I grew up watching Gil Gerard save the day as Buck Rodgers in the 25th Century, while the nuances of plot may have been lost on me one indelible mark was left. 

I wanted a robot pal. I wanted my own Twiki, an independent automation that could be my faithful friend through thick and thin. Well forty years later here we are, me and Vector.

Vector is the latest must have gadget from the creative gang at Ankhi, a natural successor to the Cosmo robot that popped up a couple of years ago he has more going for him technically with a laundry list of tech squashed into his cute roving body.

I guess the burning question is, this. Are Robots just for Christmas?

According to Anki, “Vector is the Robot to Life with”. Cute.

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Podcast Recommendations

Sorry for the gap between posts Team KC, but I have a goodie for you this time, especially for you Playstation Gamers out there.

THIS WEEK it’s Sacred Symbols: A Playstation Podcast from gaming media veteran Colin Moriarty. Right or Left Politics and online controversy stuff aside, Colin is still one of the great deep thinkers in Video Games and it is a pleasure to have him back sharing his thoughts about all things Playstation.

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Podcast Recommendations

Hey there Team KC, time for a Video Games podcast that can hit your ears on a daily basis.

THIS WEEK it’s Kinda Funny Games Daily from the Kinda Funny Team. Since the departure of Colin Moriarty from Kinda Funny, I have struggled to stick with them, however with the recent additions of industry vets -Andrea Renee, Gary ‘The Rogue One’ Whitta and Jared Petty…the whole show/platform has had a new lease of life as a result.

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Podcast Recommendations

THIS WEEK it’s Guardian Radio -Now, I love Destiny, but like much of the player base, I have moved onto other things for the time being. That said, Bungie is quietly…and slowly…working away on improvements.

So, to keep up with the patches and changes, I still tune in every week to the Guardians to hear what the latest patches hold and where the ‘meta’ is going.

If you are a Destiny fan who plans to return at some stage, these guys are still a fun listen.

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Podcast Recommendations

Righto KC team, this weeks podcast isn’t Video Games related. It is actually care of the BBC. However, it is not crusty, old and behind the times. In fact, listening to this 20min podcast will have you up to speed on all sorts of issues of the day.

As always, it flows both ways. Make sure you hit me up on Twitter @nzBrowncoat  or in the comments with your own favorite listens.

THIS WEEK it’s The Inquiry from the BBC World Service.

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Podcast Recommendations

Righto KC team, here is another Podcast for your ear-holes. Keep an eye out for next weeks one, it won’t be gaming related…….and it may even teach you something (gasp).

Remember it flows both ways. Make sure you hit me up on Twitter @nzBrowncoat  or in the comments with your own favorite listens.

THIS WEEK it’s the DLC Podcast hosted by Jeff Cannata and Christian Spicer. They are a mainstay of my week, out every Tuesday (in NZ) and are a great listen with usually a different guest every week. They love, loving things.

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Podcast Recommendations

I am an avid consumer of Podcasts. Mainly ones that are Video Game or Gaming Culture related, but also a few from outside the sphere of games too.

So each week or so…. depending on free time, I’m going to chuck up a recommended Podcast that I think the KC audience might like.

But it flows both ways. Make sure you hit me up on Twitter @nzBrowncoat  or in the comments with your own favorite listens.

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