Gaming Myths PT2 – Polybius

Polybius Load Screen

Those of you who have been around long enough to be going grey while filling in you application for the old age home, might remember 3 and a half years ago I started a series on gaming myths. For those that don’t here enjoy some Killswitch. Then life got busy and I never got back to it. Till now. Now what do I have in store for you this time ? While Killswitch was my favourite of the myths about gaming, today we look at probably the most well known. Polybius The legend states Polybius was created by a mysterious company called Sinneslöschen and was a puzzle/shoot-’em-up similar to Tempest. It was only released in a few suburbs of Portland, […]

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Remembering the Battletech Animated Series

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 I love the world of Battletech. I’m definitely no expert on the franchise, I only vaguely know the tabletop game and don’t know every little detail of the lore form all the eras of the games story. But what I do know I have loved. Many hours of childhood were spent on the Mech Warrior and Mech Commander games. But really what started it all for my young wide eyed baby self, was the Battletech Animated series. It was sometime in the early 90s that my Saturday mornings became forever changed. I don’t even recall why I became so enthralled by this one specific series. Maybe the thought of giant fighting mecs, maybe it was one of the first times […]

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The Idiocracy of Fighting Over Gaming Platforms

Gaming Consoles

Aren’t humans great… OK OK, stop laughing. So yea we are hardly the best thing to happen to this planet aren’t we, give us any sort of topic and we will master the art of breaking it down into factions and fighting about them. At least in the past it was over big things like what language we speak, or what religions we should follow. But now that the world has progressed into more “civilised” times (not really but kind of) we have decided to do this over the more trivial side of life, like what gaming platform we prefer. Now in the early days of video games arcades were the only option you had. Each machine it’s own platform […]

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The Orville Through the Eyes of a Star Trek Fanboy

Orville Logo
 

 So I finally got round to watching Seth MacFarlane’s high budget star trek fan film, The Orville. Much Like MacFarlane, I am quite the star trek fanboy so lets see how this tribute / spoof lives up to things. Now while it is the in thing at the moment is to run comparisons between The Orville and the new Trek series Discovery, I have yet to watch Discovery thus will avoid making any comparisons between the two. I will however note the clear not to The Original Series and Next Generation, both of which clearly played an influence. The Orville is set about 400 years in Earth’s future where MacFarlane plays Ed Mercer , an officer in a federation like […]

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WarCall (Band Interview)

WarCall Invaders

Today we chat to WarCall! Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band?  The band will officially be 10 years going in the fall of 2017.  We come from a metal background and as with every band, our story is long and paved with the bodies of wounded soldiers.  WarCall came to be in 2007 on the aftermath of our previous band breaking up.  We wanted a more aggressive approach in our music, have always had an interest in war stories so the war theme was natural and WarCall was born.  The lineup for this album is the same than for III the previous one and it marks the first time we make 2 albums with the same […]

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Esprit D’Air (Tour Interview)

Today we chat to our old friends Esprit D’Air. Let’s start with this: How has Esprit D’Air been doing since we last spoke? Kai: Since we last spoke in November 2016, we released three singles and a full-length album, Constellations. So, I guess we have been doing a lot! It has been a busy year, just constantly recording every month and playing quite a few shows but the end result has been worth it. We managed to get played on Kerrang! Radio, Total Rock and had TeamRock premiere our video and album release. How has your new album Constellations been doing? Kai: It was the first time we saw our music in real stores like HMV and Best Buy. We were so excited visiting the shops and seeing […]

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The Doors Nightclub Rises

The Doors Nightclub
 

 A stalwart of the Johannesburg alternative scene since 1990, the Doors Nightclub rises again in its 3rd location. Rocking on forever! Now I’m too young (Finally I’m not the old fogy for once) to have experienced the original Doors in Marshal St in Johannesburg proper. In 1998 they moved into the suburbs, and I spent much of my 2006-2012 years frolicking, angry hardcore frolicking because its a rock / metal / punk venue of course, in this location. While the South African alternative scene isn’t the biggest, or most united, Doors was a place for all the sub genres to jam together. dancing and cheap beer for all. It was a sad day for the community in August 2015 when […]

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I AM OUT OF HERE

This is it folks. I am done. I am finished. I am out of here. 5 years of doing 925 Rebellion. Close to 1000 articles. A YouTube channel. Podcast shows. Events, and blah, blah, blah…. For the dozen of you that care I shall say this: I am leaving 925 simply because new opportunities have opened themselves to me; new creative outlets are being explored; and new adventures are being planned. As of now, you ALL belong to the Empire Of The Hairy One. Viva el Wookiee! “Have a better one.” – Blade Runner. (1982)

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StarCraft Remastered: Welcome Back Old Friend

StarCraft Remastered

Ah StarCraft, many a childhood afternoon, evening, and weekend was spent basking in your glory. And a few teenagehood (is teenagehood a word ?) and adulthood years as well. Back when you didn’t have to wait 43 years between each instalment of the same game, or run the risk of your whole install becoming corrupt because one map update didn’t download properly, because Blizzard assumes everyone has the world’s best internet, StarCraft 1 was one of the defining games of the late nineties, early naughties. It didn’t define the genre like its predecessor WarCraft, nor did it refine it like Westwood Studios’ vast catalogue. Still somehow it managed to stand out as the pinnacle RTS game of its time, and […]

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Buried Realm (Band Interview)

Today we speak to Buried Realm. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of your band? In 2007 I (Josh Dummer) started Buried Realm. I only recorded a few demos, nothing serious. I was wrapped up in other projects until a few years ago when I decided it was time to do this. Fast forward to now and the first album is finished and ready to unleash on September 29th! What’s your musical history? (Trained or Amateur)? I have no formal training under my belt. Jamming with other musicians has taught and challenged me the most. I never had much interest in learning other bands’ music because I want to create my own. This has made my style somewhat unconventional. […]

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