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A PriceSpy Christmas Gift!

Hands up if you’re a last minute Christmas shopper! If New Zealand were a room of 10 people and you raised your hand, two other people would have raised their hand with you. And one of them would have been me. Yep, according to a survey done on PriceSpy‘s behalf, 28% of Kiwis admit they will be ...

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Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles

At first, the premise of this was so confusing to me. Don’t get me wrong. There is nothing I don’t love about all three concepts: Yotam Ottolenghi. His reverent approach to food is something that has always stood out to me. When this master of middle-eastern food steps into any kitchen, his zen-...

When Jaz met the PS5

Today I had the pleasure of meeting the PlayStation 5. Yes, that’s right. I sat in a room and held the controller of one of only three consoles in all of New Zealand. And I gotta say, it was flipping cool! We didn’t get to see any of the UI or home screen or anything, but we did play a demo of A...

The games we yearned for in September, and your chance to win one of them!

New Zealand spent the month of September in lockdown, and I was definitely one of the sad people looking up games that might just cheer me up. Our friends at PriceSpy looked at our search trends for September and have listed the top five games we looked up. About a year after release, Nintendo’s Ring ...

Pick Up Quick!

New Zealand has always been a place where dreams come true, and now a little piece of New Zealand exists within Dreams. Pick Up Quick! is a new video game where you can explore virtual versions of iconic Kiwi beaches. Like their real life counterparts, these pixelated paradises are tarnished by cigarette bu...

6 Games where you are expected to die and how that dying feels, as described on Schmidt’s sting pain index

Games are often hard and because they are hard you will sometimes die. Dying doesn’t feel very good and being stung by an insect also doesn’t feel very good. Using this logic, and with the support of these studies (Naomi I. Eisenberger, et al. and Ethan Kross et al, 2011) that show mental pain is as real as...

Win an $80 LEGO voucher thanks to PriceSpy!

One of the benefits of lockdown, I personally found, was that suddenly I was spending a whole lot less on food, which meant I had a whole lot more money to spend on other things. Like Sims 4 expansion packs. It appears that either other people found themselves in a similar situation, or realised how sick th...

“The Future of Gaming” according to the PS5

Today, alongside a multitude of great-looking games, Sony revealed the PlayStation 5 for the first time. Let me just cut straight to the chase. Here it is, in all its beautiful glory: Other than the reveal, the only new thing we really learned about the PS5 is that there will be two versions: one with a dis...

Win Some Lockdown Loot! PriceSpy’s Top Games for February

We’re in lockdown, and maybe things are looking a little gloomy. So PriceSpy has stepped in to give you a little something to look forward to when all this sitting around is done! Yep, thanks to the wonderfully impartial price comparison site, you are getting the chance to win one of five games (and y...

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Charlie’s Angels (Blu-Ray)

So 2019’s Charlie’s Angels didn’t fare so well under the critics’ spotlight. Some called it mediocre, thoughtless and just plain bad. But I, for one, LOVED it. In fact, I’m probably going to cop a lot of flack for saying this, but hell it’s true. I’m not ashamed. It...

People love Pokémon more than PlayStation (Also you could WIN a game!)

PriceSpy has given us the downlow on the most popular games Kiwis searched for in January 2020, and things were a little bit different than usual. As one might think, PlayStation typically wins out the top 5, with the occasional Switch game slipping in. (Sorry Xbox, maybe this year will be different?) But a...

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Happy Chinese New Year: The Secret of Nimh

Well it’s the year of the Rat, a year that symbolises wealth and fertility! To tell the truth, I hope any year with its animal would have those two columns for me to sign my name in. But here we are, 2020, The Rat.  We are used to a western perspective of the rat. It’s a bad news animal with good reaso...

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