Happy 13th Birthday VTM: Bloodlines

Bloodlines

Now this isn’t our first time covering that wounderous thing that is Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines. But being its thirteenth birthday I couldn’t resist giving it another round. Quite fitting concidering the game’s own ability to cling to life, seemingly forever. VTM Bloodlines started development in 2001. Eventually releasing in 2004 in a very broken and incomplete state. The small development team at Troika Games simply had a vision infinitely bigger than their resources to realize it. (I love every single one of you for trying though – Ed). As a result, many of the intended functionality, missions, and areas were either watered down or cut. Another issue was the rush to meet a suddenly given deadline left many bugs […]

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Top 5 Creepy youtube videos

Creepy

So the spoopy of October has come and gone, and most of us are on the decent to the madness of the festive season. Maybe Thanksgiving if you’re American. As a fan of the creepy I’ve decided to give one last cling to the spookiness before giving in. So here I present you my top 5 creepy Youtube Videos. Or at least 5 random creepy videos I found to fill out the article.   That Poppy Poppy is the brainchild of film-maker Titanic Sinclair. Poppy is a clichĂ© pop star on the surface, with a couple of music videos available. Beneath the cheery surface are a number of creepy and odd videos. On their own they are disturbing and strange, […]

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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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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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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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A few films based on H.P. Lovecraft’s Work

Tell me honestly, are you surprised that I have produced another Lovecraft article? Well if you are, then you must be new here. If not, welcome to another Lovecraftian feast. H.P. Lovecraft’s: Necronomicon, original title Necronomicon, also called Necronomicon: Book of the Dead or Necronomicon: To Hell and Back. (1993) (Thank you Wikipedia). Now this is obviously the most logical place to begin with my Lovecraftian article. In this film H.P. Lovecraft (Jeffrey Combs) gains access to the mysterious Necronomicon. He delves ever deep into its haunting pages as a myriad of ghastly stories play out before his eyes. If you adore Lovecraft then this is a film worthy of your collection. It simply oozes horror. Re-Animator (1985) This is […]

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Bloody Shark Films

I enjoy killer-shark films. To be honest, I enjoy anything that pits stupid swimming humans against vicious slaughtering water beasts. It’s just a shame the humans tend to come out on top. Well, one day we’ll have a film in which EVERYONE that goes into the water gets eaten! Until then we’ll simply have to watch some wonderful killer-seafood movies. 47 Meters Down. (2017) Right, so we’ll start with the latest in killer-shark films. Welcome to 47 Meters Down. (Just ignore the Meg still on the trailer. -Ed). In this film, two morons end up trapped inside a shark cage some 47 meters underwater. (They should have just sent them a goodly length of rope.) There they are assaulted by […]

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Doctor She?

“How could they [BBC] let us down like this? How could they fail us so? How could they destroy our hearts and souls? How could they destroy the best TV show ever?! How could they get a filthy female to be the doctor? Well, you know, I am not going to watch it anymore! No I’m not! I’m not!” Well, I say, GOOD! Sod off! We don’t need you and your fanboy bullshit clogging up the universe. For Christ sake, we are in the 21st century you bloody goombas! We have to move with the times, and move on. I wonder if you plebs would have complained if the new doctor was black or Asian? If the doctor was in […]

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