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Brendan Ihmig

Brendan Ihmig

Founder and editor in chief of Best Guide Inc. Loves watches, pens, coffee and wine. When not writing, he can be found with his family or playing video games.

Sunday, 18 February 2018 22:13

Hyundai i30 Fastback 2018

The latest addition to Hyundai's i30 range is the all-new Hyundai i30 Fastback, now available across Europe and other markets. With a sophisticated twist, the new body design reflects Hyundai's design language. This classic and elegant Hyundai coupe brings a unique and new approach to the popular C-segment, underlining the brand's focus on innovation, design and customer choice.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018 11:23

Kia Rio GT-Line 2018

Kia Motors recently revealed the first images of the new Rio GT-Line, ahead of its public debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The Rio is the latest model to be available in GT-Line specification, following the recent introduction of Sportage, Picanto and Sorento GT-Line models.

Over the last few years Kickstarter has proven to be a great place to find innovative and rather useful travel accessories. We have selected seven projects you can back now to make your travels in 2018 a little better.

Wednesday, 03 January 2018 08:47

24 Travel tips for travel bloggers

Who better to get travel tips from than those who do it for a living, aka 'Travel Bloggers'. Here are 24 of the best travel tips from some of the most traveled and experienced travel bloggers today.

Thursday, 02 November 2017 12:25

Weekly wine pick: South Africa - Week #1

As request, and something we have been wanting to do for a while now, here is our weekly selection of wines to showcase on the Best Wine Guide. These wine are all either Platter's four stars or more rated wines or award winning wines, as awarded by the likes of Veritas, Michelangelo, Decantor and more.

These wine represent some of the best wines produced in South Africa and we hope our selection will accommodate as many wine lovers as possible.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 14:23

Somm by SYNEK - a smart wine dispenser

As a whole the wine industry has not see a vast amount of innovations for consumers. Much of the innovation is found in wineries or bottling plants and their impact is not (and it really shouldn't be) notable on the palette when enjoying a bottle of wine. The Somm by SYNEK challenges that, by bring an innovative and smart wine dispenser right to your counter top. In much the same was as they had done with their craft beer dispenser, the Somm is much like an automated espresso coffee machine, but for wine.

Basically, the Somm is an automated wine dispenser which controls your wine's temperature and aeration (two factors which influence the taste of wine) for the specific wine you will be pouring. It incorporates an innovative and eco-friendly packaging solution as well as a smart phone app, all in a compact an modern case design. The project on KickStarter has already been successfully funded and stretch goals are sure to still be added.

Monday, 02 May 2016 09:12

Dark Souls - The Board Game

The launch and immediate success of the 'Dark Souls - The Board Game' crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter made me incredibly happy and equally optimistic about the current (and future) state of strategic board games and tabletop gaming in general. With over 18 000 backers and 1.8 million British Pounds (3.8 million Namibian Dollars) raised mid way through its campaign, 'Dark Souls - The Board Game' is gearing up to be one of the most successful tabletop projects on Kickstarter and, in my opinion, one of the most significant of the last few years.

While it is probably safe to say that very few crowdfunded tabletop games will ever compare to the success of 'Exploding Kittens' (having raised over U$8.7 million from 200 000+ backers), 'Dark Souls - The Board Game' has already etched its way into third spot in terms of the number of backers for tabletop games on Kickstarter and will, most probably, finish with the second most backers. This is huge, not only for the game itself (and subsequent fan base), but it is a big deal for tabletop gaming across the board.

Monday, 02 October 2017 07:47

WoW's Ashbringer brought to life

No other video game developer does things (or more fitting, everything) quite like Blizzard Entertainment does. From developing, in my opinion, the most iconic video games to spectacular live events and tournaments, from highly detailed merchandise to a blockbuster feature film, Blizzard has this unique ability to bring a world of fantasy to life, fantasy that feels real and alive.

Blizzard has been know for bringing characters and items from their fictional worlds to life in various art forms and their latest is an iconic item from World of Warcraft; Ashbringer - a Paladin Artifact weapon. Watch legendary Hollywood blacksmith Tony Swatton of Sword and Stone use the mighty tools of his trade to bring Ashbringer to life.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 08:35

Pinstripe - An Adventure Through Hel

Kicking of a new series of weekly blog posts titled 'Kickstarter Projects of the Week' (hence the hashtag #KSPOTW), I want to start off with a project that is both 'bizarre and beautiful' as well as an inspiration on a personal level.  Pinstripe - An Adventure Through Hell is a 2D adventure video game about an ex-minister named Teddy who must explore Hell in search of his daughter Bo, who has been kidnapped by a strange entity claiming to be God.

This amazingly artistic looking adventure game is the result of the passion and dedication of a one-man development team and all credit goes to Thomas Brush and his development studio Atmos Games. Thomas has single-handedly been working on Pinstripe for more than three years and just by looking at the artwork and campaign video on Kickstarter, you can see that this project is not just another indie video game, but a fine work of art.

Monday, 25 September 2017 20:00

Audi RS5 Coupe 2018

As of recent years, the 'performance' coupe segment has grown, matured and become rather crowded. New comers are snapping at the ankles of the top dogs of years past; making this an interesting segment to watch. The 2018 RS5 Coupe is Audi's second generation offering from its Audi Sports stable of the RS5 Coupe.

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