Wookiee’s Top Trailers From E3 2018

E3 2018

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3 as it is better known, is the pinnacle event of the gaming community. Here all the developers hope to wow us out of our hard earned cash, with big flashy trailers for their upcoming titles. Titles that usually never come even close to looking like what was promised. But the great Dilbert has long taught us salesmen are scum who shouldn’t be trusted. Anyway, until our hopes are dashed, here are my top 6 picks from E3 2018. Note there are tonnes of big upcoming games, and this little article only covers a small few. They aren’t even the biggest or most anticipated. Simply the ones that most caught my attention. Fallout 76 The […]

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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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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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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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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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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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