Have a Spooktacular Spooky Halloween

Halloween

Hey guys, its finally here, it’s Halloween. Yay! I have always loved the aesthetic of Halloween. Even with growing up in South Africa where it happens in Spring and there is very little brown or orange about. Hell even our pumpkins are white. Thankfully the magic of TV, and later The Internet, has transported me to wonderful worlds of brown and orange. Of cats of witches, of all manner of creepy rustic old houses drenched in autumn leaves. I dont know how many here will remember back in the early naughties they made a series of Blair Witch video games. Very loosely connected to the movie, it was just the one back then. The games mainly delved into the background […]

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There Is No Spoon, The Tick Returns

The Tick
 

 In the glorious words of The Tick; “SPOON !!!!” But not yet… So I know I’m a bit late to the party here, as we are already into the season break of season 1, but I occasionally like to pretend I have a life so deal with it. Anyway where was I, ah yes the new live action adaptation of The Tick. While I haven’t read much of the original comics, I did grow up loving the 90s cartoon. And later the attempt at a live action show staring Patrick Warburton, sadly only lasting one series. This time round it is Amazon Prime tackling the task of bringing the big blue guy to life.  Patrick Warburton, the real life human […]

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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

battletech animated
 

 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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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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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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Perception – Indie Game Review

 

 Update(12 Dec 2017): Keys are now remappable, updating to 4 stars. —– Are you afraid of the dark ? Perception lets you explore a haunted house through the eyes… well ears of a blind girl, trying to uncover it’s mysteries… Here is one I’ve been waiting for a while. So earlier this week Perception released on Steam. For those of you who don’t know, Perception is the debut game by new developer The Deep End Games. The Game The game sees you please as Cassie, a girl exploring a haunted house, and in the process exploring the demons of her own past. Now the twist to the tale is that Cassie is completely blind. As you try to navigate your […]

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Werewolf the Apocalypse comes to PC.

Back in October 2015 when White Wolf Studios were acquired by Paradox interactive, we all began wondering if Paradox would start churning out a plethora of branded games in the franchise. Skip to The beginning of 2017, and turns out we were both right and wrong. A new game is coming, but strangely enough it will in fact be developed by Cyanide (Blood Bowl 2, Game of Thrones, Call of C’thulu) and published by Focus Home Entertainment. Those of you who know me will know I adore White Wolf Studio’s Vampire The Masquerade, possibly beyond what you could call healthy levels. However this time round instead of the MMO Vampire the Masquerade, or Bloodlines 2 we were all expecting (read: hoping […]

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