Metro Reviews: Kobo Aura H20, Shadow of Mordor, Spotify

Here’s my Metro News reviews for the week of Oct. 6th

Kobo Aura H2O
Four Stars

The H2O is water-resistant up to a point. You have to keep its connection door closed and, because touchscreens and water do not mix, wipe it dry before use. This makes it ideal for a relaxing bath when accidental dunks are very likely. The backlight is now easier to adjust for sensitive eyes and very welcome during winter’s early nights.



By learning your smartphone habits, Offtime will help you schedule periods in your day for mobile silence, temporarily blocking all social connections while making sure emergency messages still get through.


Meat Cuts

This cooking guide for more than 100 cuts of meat across beef, lamb, veal, and goat, explains the characteristics of each, offers matching recipes, and suggestions for trying something new.



Popular for its sharable playlists, Spotify offers free, streaming music that can shuffle your favourites with smart recommendations. You’ll need a paid subscription to avoid ads and skip lame tracks.


Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
Xbox 360/PS3/Xbox One/PS4/PC
Rating: Mature 17+
Five Stars

All the orcs of Mordor are truly vile, but impressively each has its own personality and, given the many ways you can surprise them in the night with skulking ambushes, agile takedowns, and distractions of fire and impressive beasts, it’s a real pleasure to hunt them. Should one get in a lucky deathblow, it levels up and remembers you with entertaining taunts. Add wraith powers to your cursed ranger’s blades and bow, plus a storyline of wonderfully scheming malcontents, and this superb stealth-action game is easily among the year’s best.



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