The Joys (and movie problems) of Archery.

 

 “HOYT SPYDER TURBO.” Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock in the Karoo for the last decade or so, (And who can blame you?) you will have noticed that archery seems to be the new number one Epic Weapon Of Cool Movie Type People. Films such as Lord of the rings started the whole glorious mess followed by the new(er) Robin Hood, The Hunger Games, Thor (Hawkeye briefly), The Avengers (More Hawkeye), Brave, The Hobbit and so on and so forth. Now this is fantastic from the point of view of the archery industry in South Africa, and this Troll approves that part at least. There are a few…. problems however.  “STROTHER WRATH SHO.”  The movies have given the average […]

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Elder Scrolls Online.

 

 “I was born 87 years ago. For 65 years I’ve ruled as Tamriel’s emperor. But for all these years, I’ve never been the ruler of my own dreams. I have seen the gates of Oblivion, beyond which no waking eye may see. Behold, in darkness a doom sweeps the land. This is the 27th of Last Seed, the year of Akatosh, 433. These are the closing days of the 3rd Era…and the final hours of my life.” “Whats this,” I hear you say, “a new Elder Scrolls game? It’s online, even?” To which I would reply: “You bet your lucky gamer ass, sir/lady.” “Ta! Come see me again, or I’ll pluck your eyes out! Hahahaha!” Where to start? The character […]

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Sophie’s Fortune.

 

 Simon Hardwick. Last week we spoke to action star, Adam Baroni. Today we look at one of his all time favourite films, Sophie’s Fortune: The Treasure of Quezacotl. (Yes, he stared in it.) Donald Standen. Sophie’s Fortune is a short British indie action-adventure film by Chris Cronin (Ante 2011, Moments 2013) and Genesis Flux Productions. (Ante 2011, Shallowman 2014.) The film is filled with great actors and amazing special effects that could put a number of Hollywood films to shame. Which is impressive considering they had almost no budget. [youtube id=”dDbiXuxW9BE” width=”600″ height=”350″] The film revolves around a children’s birthday party where a “fathers only” treasure hunt gets out of hand, and the father’s imaginations take them on an action-adventure featuring […]

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Five Bizarre APPS.

 

 Applications. We all use them, and we all love them… mostly. Some of them are fantastic; some of them are amazing; some of them change our lives for the better…. and yet, there are some that are completely peculiar, completely ridiculous, completely bizarre… GEICO Brostache. This app is perfect for those who lack facial hair, or those who have accidentally shaved a day before Movember. (I did the latter. -Ed.) Essentially you pick a moustache, place the phone over your mouth and speak. The app will create a moustached version of you speaking. Pimple Popper. This is a game for the less spotty amongst your friends and family. Essentially, you have several faces that have various types of pimples on […]

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Octodad: The Dadliest Catch, Your Life is Now Complete

 

 “What if you were stuck trying to drive your own body?” Games can be classified into many genres, but now I present what might possibly be gaming’s first slapstick comedy: Octodad: The Dadliest Catch! “Blub blub blub” -Octodad. Developed by a group of students from DePaul University,Octodad started as a free game in 2010 and many of the people involved then became part of Young Horses Inc – which developed Octodad: Dadliest Catch! via Kickstarter funding. The premise of the game is simple enough: you are an octopus living secretly amongst humanity. Your (initially unknown) mission requires that you go through the day to day rigmarole of life as a human – undertaking tasks such as making a cup of […]

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IIOIOIOII SUN REVIEW.

 

 American based Electro artist Christopher Gurney delivers a Synthpop album full of nostalgia… and a fresh, modern feel. Rising Sky the opening track sets the tempo for whats expected, soft synths and dreamlike vocals make this song a beautiful opener. Track 2 Weapon is very catchy synthpop with a decent dance tempo, beeps and glitches dominate here reminds me of a eutopian world aiming for a state in which everything is perfect; idealistic. the vocal style differs in somde parts of he song which keeps the listener focused into the song as the tale wonders. Stardust is a beautifully written song, the use of soft synths and melodies transcends you (insert happy place) Do You Know is a much darker […]

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Eisdrive Hours of Steel EP Review

 

 This is not pretty listening… at all. This is as Industrial as hell. From Montclair, New Jersey (East Coast of the United States) comes Eisdrive; and their new four-track EP “Hours of Steel.” A Clockwork of dark and gritty… edgy sounds, uneasy listening, Eisdrive deliver an apocalyptic type of industrial which is akin to great acts like Front Line Assembly and early Leaether Strip.… but in no way copies the sound. [youtube id=”SWHf48AHhN8″ width=”600″ height=”350″] Official Facebook Page.   Hours of Steel is the soundtrack to your existence in urban decay.

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South African Metal Music Awards. (2014)

 

 With much excitement and anticipation the FIRST South African Metal Music Awards finally occurred last Saturday, 8th February, 2014. (We sent our top Metal reviewer to this legendary event. -Ed.) It was time to pay homage to some of South Africa’s best Metal and Alternative acts. Hosted at Rumours Lounge and being the first of its kind, I was not sure what to expect, but for the most part I was pleasantly surprised. While the organisation could have been better, and the venue could have been a bit cooler, it was a awesome evening of good music, good friends, excellent food, and awesome talent, with some of South Africa’s most influential Rock Gods in one place. With 17 categories of […]

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Razer Naga 2014 Left Handed Edition Review.

 

 “Why? Because we like to do fiscally irresponsible acts for the betterment of gamers worldwide,” – Min-Liang Tan, CEO and Chief Gamer at Razer After suggestions from fans, Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan promised left-handed users that the company would make a left-handed version of the Naga gaming mouse if his Facebook post on the topic reached 10,000 “Likes” before April 21 2012. By Friday, March 30 2012, a full three weeks before the deadline, the company announced that it had hit the 10,000-Likes goal and, as promised, would be producing the mouse. Razer had already been making a left-handed version of the Deathadder for a few years, and even though due to the small target they are at a financial […]

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The Thing!

 

  “There are no enemies in science, only phenomena to be studied.” -The Thing From Another World. Science-Fiction and Horror are two genres that thrill and disturb the masses. From giant fish to alien invasions, mankind takes great delight in all things disgusting; all things beyond our understanding; all creations most vile. And one such creation, a vile creation that is far beyond any human understanding, is The Thing. For over 60 years The Thing, an aggressive trans-dimensional shape-shifting multiform of unknown origins, has thrilled and terrified audiences across the world. From novella to feature film, The Thing has conquered a number of mediums.  “Its development was not handicapped by emotional or sexual factors.” -The Thing From Another World. In 1951, […]

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