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GuoGuan XingHen 2x2 review 0

Welcome back! The new photo setup was running into some issues with super washed out pictures from my camera, so I solved the problem in typical Karl fashion: I got a new camera. The set isn't 100% done yet, but in the interest of getting a new review out, I'm going to start writing anyways!

Here today I have the GuoGuan XingHen, an anticipated 2x2 and one of the first since the release of the YuXin White back in August of 2016.

Oh dear, looks like I have more camera issues. Go ahead and click into the review. I'm sure I'll have it fixed by then.

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Delays in cube reviews - will be over soon, I promise! 0

It's been almost a month into 2017, and I've only released one review. Over the last few months of 2016 I was pretty busy with other SCS projects, but now that they're almost done I did promise that I'd write more reviews.

I have to say I haven't done quite as well as I hoped in keeping up. Sorry :P It's for fairly good reason though: I'm building a new photo set!

I've thought my photos were a bit, well, boring, not to mention badly lit. I have a pretty good plan for the new one, and everything I've needed has arrived. All that's left is to finish construction and work out some better lighting, and then I can restart pictures immediately for unpublished reviews I've already finished!

So bear with me, loyal readers. I'll try to make it worth the wait :)

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MoFang JiaoShi MF7S 7x7 review 0

Welcome to the first review of 2017!

2016 saw a lot of great big cube releases across the board. We'll finally take a look at the first new 7x7, the budget-oriented MoFang JiaoShi 7x7.

 There have actually been two more released since then, the flagships QiYi WuJi and YuXin HuangLong 7x7. I haven't had a chance to take a look at them yet, but they're on the way. We'll see how the budget offering stacks up first!

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Year in review: 2016's best puzzles 0

It's the end of 2016! We've seen many puzzles released this year, some that were so good they pushed the boundaries of what was possible, and others that were...disappointing, to say the least. Let's focus on the positives, shall we? We'll take a step back through the year and look at the puzzles with the most innovations, best values, or simply best turning feel enjoyed by the world this year.
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QiYi WuQue 4x4 review 1

In our new wave of big cubes, we finally get a new 4x4! This is the QiYi WuQue, the first 4x4 from one of the big players we've seen in a while and the one touted to be the AoSu killer. Can it accomplish its steep charge?

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MoYu WeiShi 6x6x6 review 0

For the past couple of weeks we've been in a new wave of newer, better big cubes as cube companies update their lineup. This is the MoYu WeiShi, a new 6x6x6 from MoYu designed to succeed the AoShi. How well does it live up to that task?

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