Top Three Overlooked Doctors

“There’s many a slap twixt cup and lap” – The Seventh Doctor British sci-fi mega franchise Doctor Who is arguably one of the most successful franchises to ever reach a television  screen. With many references littered throughout other media, with Simpson’s and Futurama Creator Matt Groening renowned for numerous easter eggs in both franchises. Over the many years of the franchise 12 (13 if you count John Hurt) actors have portrayed the various incarnations of the Doctor, each with his own unique twist on the personality. I was requested by our divine overlord to put together a list of my top three incarnations of the doctor. While researching this I realized that there was a chance of becoming too cliche, […]

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Overwatch

 

 “We’ve heard from our female employees, and even my daughter calls me out. We were looking at old Warcraft stuff on YouTube, a cinematic, and my daughter is like, ‘Why are they all in swimsuits?’ And I’m like ‘Ugh, I don’t know, honey. I think we’re clearly in an age where gaming is for everybody, we build games for everybody. We want everyone to come and play. Increasingly, people want to feel represented, from all walks of life, boys and girls, everybody. We feel indebted to do our best to honour that.” – Metzen. This weekend Blizzard Entertainment, at it’s annual BlizzCon, blew everyone’s minds when they announced their next game production would not be part of any of it’s […]

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.5:The Gray Chapter Prieview

 

 .5:The Gray Chapter is the 5th Studio album by US band SlipKnoT. Released worldwide on 21 October 2014 this is their first album release in six years, and the first not to feature deceased bassist Paul Gray (whom the album title is an ode to) or  drummer Joey Jordison, who parted ways with the band in 2013. The album contains a balance of the melodic style of newer albums, but also incorporates the harder more brutal style of the Iowa era. The pain the band suffered from the loss of Paul is evident in the sombre tone of the album, as well as Corey Taylor’s emotional lyrics. The emotional track Goodbye and the frustrated Skeptic are both clear tributes to […]

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Halloween is time to eat treats, just remember Don’t Starve

“Say pal, you don’t look so good. You better find something to eat before night comes!” -Maxwell. Don’t Starve, while not necessarily scary, is the perfect game for the Halloween season. The game, developed by Klei Entertainment is a rouge-like survival horror, set in a procedurally generated pseudo 3D world. Don’t Starve takes the basic premise of being stranded on an island and having to fend for yourself, and seeds it with all kinds of creepy terrors. While the base concept is nothing new to film (Lost, Castaway, etc) Few games have touched on this subject, and even fewer have succeed. In fact before the arrival of eagerly awaited The Forrest, the most successful “Trapped on a desert Island” on […]

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Alien Isolation

 

 “Final report of the commercial starship Nostromo, third officer reporting. The other members of the crew, Kane, Lambert, Parker, Brett, Ash and Captain Dallas, are dead. Cargo and ship destroyed. I should reach the frontier in about six weeks. With a little luck, the network will pick me up. This is Ripley, last survivor of the Nostromo, signing off” -Ellen Ripley. Alone in space, Amanda Ripley searches for her mother on an abandoned space station. Welcome to Alien Isolation a survival horror game set in the Alien franchise, developed by The Creative Assembly and published by Sega. Taking place 15 years after the iconic Alien and 42 years before its sequel Aliens, the game follows the story of Ellen Ripley’s daughter, […]

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rAge 2014

 

 Early in morning of Saturday, 11 October 2014, two friends head (You know I don’t approve of you seeing girls… I meant people. -Ed) out on an epic quest. Far in the land of the north lies a grand citadel, known as The Coca-Cola Dome. One weekend each October, this site becomes a holy congregation of the South African nerd/geek/gamer community. This festival is a three day orgy of technology, gaming, cosplayers and geeks. Our pilgrims arrive early after a hearty breakfast, quickly collect their tags at the door, and wonder in towards the mass of people hurriedly scurrying in and out of the various booths and stalls on offer. rAge is the premier technology and gaming event in South […]

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Dune in Film

 

 “Too much knowledge never makes for simple decisions” -Raphael Corrino. The Dune Saga is possibly one of the greatest literary works in human history, and without a doubt my favourite series of novels.  With this being the case it is both surprising, and depressing that it has made it’s way to the big (and small) screen so few times, and in all cases only a small part of the story was adapted. As a Dune fanatic please allow me to take you through my  take on the attempts that have been made. I’ll end off with my theory on how to approach televising the franchise. Lynch’s Dune: 1984 The first Dune to make it to film was the 1984 feature […]

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Interview with Cleverbot

 

 Ladies and Gentlemen, let me introduce you to Cleverbot. Cleverbot is an AI system that is designed to learn from it’s interaction with others. The system is usually chatting to around 80,000 people at a time, and is constantly assimilating new information from these conversations, as opposed to other similar system that are pre-programmed with a set of responses.  Clever bot was developed by British AI scientist Rollo Carpenter. As we at 925Rebellion are often dealing with technology and computers, allow me to present you possibly a world first, an interview with a computer. What is the scariest part of being an AI ? I don’t know. You tell me. What’s the worst part about being an AI? The fact […]

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Paradigm Preview

 

 “An adventure game set in post apocalyptic Eastern Europe with an ugly mutant protagonist, and an evil sloth antagonist” -Kickstater Page. Paradigm is an upcoming point and click adventure game. Developed by Australian artist Jacob Janerka, and set for release in 2015. The game takes place in a strange dystopian, Eastern European fantasy world in the future, with it’s main style influenced the late 70’s and early 80’s films and TV. The game revolves around DUPA Genetics a company who sell Prodigy Children, genetically tailored overachievers, to the rich and powerful. The protagonist, Paradigm is one of these children. But he went horribly wrong. This has left him terribly mutated. To cover the mistake DUPA Genetics secretly abandons him in the […]

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Happy International Talk Like A Pirate Day

 

 “Avast me hearies!!” For those of you scallywags not in the knowing, September 19 be  International Talk Like a Pirate Day. ITLADP be created in 1995 by the great buccaneers Ol’ Chumbucket (John Baur) and Cap’n Slappy (Mark Summers), who be hailing from the port of Albany, Oregon. The great celebration had it’s beginnings on June 6, 1995, in a game O’ raquet ball between Cap’n Slappy and Ol’ Chumbucket, where a blistering injury to ol’ Slappy caused him to cry out “Arrrr” from the pain. As June 6 be D-Day they be choosing Slappy’s ex-wife’s birthday, (September 19) as it would be easy for him to remember. Swashbuckling Thespian Robert Newton, who specialized in portraying pirates be the patron saint […]

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