The BFG is being given the touch of movie magic it deserves and we’ve just received the first glimpse

The BFG is an acronym that rings a bell of recognition in the back of most of our minds. If you were a literary geek in school you probably read, and fell in love, with this Roald Dahl classic tale of escape and heroism. And if you were a gamer in the 1990’s you are likely to link the BFG with the game Doom, where it represented a “Bio Force Gun” or “Big, Uh, Freakin’ Gun”, but this is a discussion for a completely different article (and one we should have, because you know, Doom!). When rumours started about the Big Friendly Giant being adapted to film, I’m not shy to admit that I was more than a little bit […]

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Don’t Ridicule this Riddick comeback

Everyone knows the Riddick, not because of how awesome he looks, the dreadfully perilous adventures he has endured or because he is played by Vin Diesel, but because of that one time he killed a man with a chipped cup. I suppose the actor helps though. Most of us have felt a little empty since the last film two years ago, we want more and by the Gods it seems Vin Diesel intends to answer our blasphemous prayers. In his recent social media posts he has revealed two new interesting bits of news that brings hope back to the hopeless. The first is a series called Merc City, developed by his very own One Race Films’ newly found TV division. […]

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The Impacto – Feel the virtual punch

Have you ever played a boxing game and felt like something was missing? The raw, visceral feeling of being hit or blocking the punch of your opponent – that sensation seemed like it could never be experienced by the gamer, except through going up against pugulists in real boxing rings or engaging in regular bar fights. Along came the VR headsets that promise to visually immerse us in a virtual world that many have been clamouring for. Yet something has been missing: the tactile sensation when one hits something as one would experience in the real world. Enter “The Impacto”. Yes I know the name sounds a bit silly but let me elaborate on its applications. The Impacto is a […]

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Star Wars: The Dorkside and the Laughter

 

 Not so long ago, in various cities around the world….. It was a time of unrest; there was strife and suffering everywhere. No country was safe. Yet amongst all this we found small glimmers of… HUH??? Stories of individuals who took it onto themselves, whether intentionally or not, to bring about change in the most unusual and hilarious of ways. Vladimir Lenin statue turned into statue of Darth vader In the Ukraine  In a move that would have made Lenin turn in his mausoleum, a statue that had once been erected in his honour has been transformed into that of the Sith Lord Darth Vader by in Odessa, Ukraine. It was part of a new law that was imposed that […]

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The Matrix: An Imprisoned Mind Fan theory

In 1999 we were introduced to the mind-bending world created by Andy and Lana Wachowski. The matrix went on to revolutionise the way action movies and action scenes were shot and depicted on screen. Although the sequels, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions didn’t quite have the same impact as their predecessor, they did help to conclude the saga that began back in 1999 with the original movie’s release. What is the matrix? Essentially it’s a virtual world created by a race of machines to pacify humans while they are used as a power source for said machines. The Matrix itself is the ultimate prison since it does restrict the bodies of the people hooked up to it -but […]

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Hit by the Rebels – Mexicana Deadly Holiday

Who doesn’t love fun getaways to exotic locations? We all dream of places we would go if time and money were less pressing. We dream of the Eiffel tower in France or the Great Pyramid in Egypt or maybe even the Dias des los Muertos festival in Mexico. Few however plan to travel to the connected underworld of that last destination. Mexicana: Deadly Holiday is a hidden-object game that was developed and published by Big Fish Games for PC. You are tasked with helping a seemingly random woman who’s Husband has been kidnapped by a mysterious figure during the Day of the Dead festival in her pursuit of those responsible. Instead of marvelously over the top action sequences and master […]

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Hit by the Rebels – Sir you are being hunted

Have you ever looked, I mean really looked, at the British? If you stare at your TV monitor long enough you might notice that according to the media they are pale, impolite, impatient beings that go about their days without emotions as if working a perfect schedule. They seem cold and distant compared to the rest of humanity. They almost seem like automatons. Believe what you see on TV folks, they are robots! Sir You Are Being Hunted is a 2014 survival stealth game that was developed by Big Robot and published digitally on Steam. It released on PC and can be played on Mac OS X and Linux as well. When you, the Sir (or Madam), find yourself on […]

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Review – King’s Quest: A Knight to Remember

 

 If you have ever wondered who the grand-daddy of all the modern point and click adventure puzzler games was that created the genre that’s riddled with frustration, puns and more riddles for good measure, then let me tell you a story. Well a re-imagined story about the remake of said title in which you are told a story, and that’s no tall tale. King’s Quest: A Knight to Remember is the first of five entries in the episodic adventure game title that was developed by The Odd Gentlemen, publishes by Sierra Entertainment and distributed by Activision in 2015. It was released on PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. In King’s Quest, an aging king Graham of […]

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Pokémon: Gotta catch em’ all in real life

In keeping with the excitement surrounding the imminent launch of “Pokémon Go!”, the augmented reality Pokèmon game that allows you to “catch” Pokémon in the real world. I have decided to a rundown of the history behind the development of what would one day become Pokémon as well as to show you what lies ahead. What can one say about Pokémon that hasn’t already been said? Well, turns out there’s a lot more to the franchise than collecting Pokémon and using them to battle against opponents. Pokémon was the brainchild of Satoshi Tajiri, who is now Gamefreak’s CEO, in 1996. He used to collect insects and used this as the basis for the game. Originally called “Capsule Monsters” and later […]

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A Handful of Halloween Facts

Tis the season to be jolly…wait that isn’t right is it? Well maybe it is if you are one of the many people who love Halloween and associate October with the ghouls, spooks and murderous villains. Today is Halloween, and while we are not entering autumn as our Northern brothers and sisters are, we can still take pleasure in mutilating pumpkins and dressing up in some of our favorite Halloween characters. While we in South Africa sadly cannot trick or treat, unless you are willing to climb someone’s barbed wire fence to knocked on their door, it is still nice to know a little something about this black and orange day. Here are some Halloween facts to kick off this […]

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