ReBoot: The Guardian Code Reminds us of Many Things, Unfortunately None of Them are ReBoot.

ReBoot Original
 

 Ah ReBoot, among the likes of Battletech and Beast Wars it was one of my favourite childhood shows. And on rewatching as an adult I gained a whole new appreciation for it. So you can imagine my excitement when I first heard there was to be a new series made. Especially after spending most of my teen to adult life (17 years apparently) with the unresolved cliffhanger from the last season. Oh boy was I in for a shock when the first trailer dropped recently. Pity it wasn’t the electro-shock therapy I’ll now need to erase all memory of that abomination from my memory. ReBoot was created in 1994 by Canadian company Mainframe Entertainment. A pioneer of its time, being […]

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Comic-Con finally comes to South Africa

Comic-Con Africa

So you may have heard the news last week. But if not, Comic-Con will be coming to South Africa in 2018. While we have had quite a few geek-related events over the years. The 925 family have been regulars at Geek Fest for years now. But Comic-Con is a whole other level. In partnership with VS Gaming and Reed Exhibitions, SA Comic-Con will hit the Kayalami Convention Centre 14 -16 September 2018. Local stars John Kani and Connie Chuime, fresh off the success of Black Panther will be in attendance. International confirmed stars include video game voice actors Troy Baker and Nolan North have already been confirmed. Some stars of Game of Thrones and Big Bang Theory have also been […]

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Happy Valentines Day

Valetine's

So you should either be out dating or curled up in the fetal positions with too much ice-cream and a soppy movie. Either way, you should be too busy to be reading our random brain farting. So this will just be some short little article wishing you a Happy Valentines Day! If you don’t have someone to love, love yourself. I won’t judge…much. Happy Valentines Day !!! Ok, that’s it, now go frolic and stuff. That’s what people do right? Love Ya All !!!!

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Lets Talk About Star Trek: Discovery

Star Trek Discovery Logo
 

 Ok, 12 episodes into a series’ run it an odd place to suddenly cover it. And honestly I had planned to cover it sooner, but life and stuff. In a way though I’m glad. Giving Star Trek: Discovery a good run at it will let me better analyse and write about it. Those who know me will know I’m a big Trekkie. I grew up in Trek’s golden age, sharing my childhood with Next Generation, Voyager, and my favourite Deep Space9. Later in life, i caught up on the movies, Original Series, and even enjoyed some episodes of Enterprise. I own more than one book written in Klingon and am working on designing a Star Trek tattoo in the next […]

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Curse of Tristram: Diablo II is unofficially back and looking better than ever.

Curse of Tristram logo

Diablo II is easily one of my ultimate classics in gaming. I’ve easily spent more time on it than any other game, possibly most of them combined even. I had hundreds of different characters, trying each class in multiple configurations. Now I know Diablo III is out and all the rage, but… lets face it. It’s no Diablo II. If like me you’re craving the old nostalgia days I may have found what you’re looking for. Behold The Curse of Tristram: Destructions End. The Curse of Tristram is a mod for Star Craft II currently being developed by egod123. Development started around 2014, and is still underway. This project aims to recreate DiabloII: The Lord of Destruction in the Star […]

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Does “The Last Jedi” hint at Rey going Grey ?

I love theorising, especially fan theories about canons I love. Usually, though, I need to be shown them before I notice all those weird little coincidences. This time, however, I actually noticed something myself. And straight away at that. Now I’m sure I’m not the only one, but I tell you I was rather pleased with myself. My marvellous revelation came while watching Star Wars: The Last Jedi a few weeks ago. I believe there is, or was, the intention for Rey to be a Grey Jedi. FYI, Some spoilers for Last Jedi Ahead! Now the less nerdy of you, not that well versed with the Star Wars Extended Universe might be asking “what is a Grey Jedi?” Over the […]

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Mutant Football League, the Return of Mutant League in all its Gory Glory

Mutant Football League
 

 Those of you older to remember the early games of home consoles might remember the Mutant League series for Sega Genesis. While Mutant league Hockey was probably the more well known game, Especially to those of us in the “Outside US” market, Mutant League Football was the first game of the series. Throwing you in command of teams of aliens, skeletons, and ogres duking it out on the football field. The players were armed, the fields were full of traps, and the rules were only loosely followed. It was glorious. Mutant Football League aims to take us back. Mutant Football League is the result of a Kickstarter campaign, that I sadly didn’t hear about at the time or I probably […]

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2018 !!! Merry Happy New Year and Stuff !

2018

And just like that another year comes to a close. What doth 2018 have in store ? Now 2016 was pretty much hated by most, I recall the universal worldwide sigh of relief as it ticked to a close. Even I was glad to see the back of most of it. But then 2017… oh boy 2017. This year was just constant WTF. I’m half surprised the planet even survived half the crap thrown at it. Even here at the 925 camp things have been quite the bit busy this year. Our beloved overlord Shadow set off to go adventuring around the world. I (Wookiee) took over as primary owner and senior partner. And our Youtube channel (RebellionBoys) is about […]

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Looking back at the SideWinder Dual Strike

SideWinder Dual Strike
 

 Nowadays any idiot with a gaming computer can just connect up an Xbox controller. And most can even link a Playstation one without too much effort. But back in the day Gamepads for PC weren’t very common. If you were really lucky you could get a nice joystick. Unfortunately those only really worked for vehicle simulation type games. Also being the nineties, FPS games hadn’t yet become popular on consoles due to their lack of a mouse. Clearly, there was a market for an FPS friendly joystick. Enter the Microsoft SideWinder Dual Strike. It was designed like a large gamepad but with a joystick axis in the middle, allowing the right side of the controller to rotate and move the […]

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