K-BEREIT!

 

 LESSON ONE. Industrial with glamour -positive sounds and negative beats. That’s what you can expect from France’s legendary K-Beriet.  START RUNNING. History of your project? I met them at a private event in Belgium in 2011. They played 4 songs of their new album, and I really liked it. We spent the whole night together, and we had a lot of fun. We used Facebook to talk everyday, and they sent me songs ans stuff to have new opinions about their music. Dominique was already in his new concept, with the mask stuff and the whole visual part. I asked them to be their booking agent, and we did like 20 gigs in one year. The album was a real success, we […]

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DAN SMYTH!

 

  The Eschatrilogy: Book of the Dead. (2012.) Another Friday, another interview. Today we speak to British Actor, Writer, Director and Producer, Dan Smyth. Smyth has worked on numerous productions in various roles and positions. Kun. (2012.) When did you first know you wanted to become an actor? What inspired you, and what continues to inspire you? I guess I’m kind of a latecomer to acting, and film in general really. I’ve had a bit of a twisting path that actually put me onto the film world. I studied interactive design at University after finishing my A Levels (in four subjects that really had nothing to do with film!), and it was that course that let me try out film […]

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Haru Natsu! South African Cosplay…

 

 Cosplay! Many of us have seen it; some of us have done it; most of us have enjoyed it. And thankfully many, many more are joining it… Today we speak to local Cosplay organizer that’s pushing for big ideas, big events, great times and fun costumes. Why did you decide to start a cosplay event? Well it was planned for a long time by a friend of mine, but got delayed due to various reasons. She then asked if I could take over. I did, and carried on with it. I invited of people in the Cosplay Community and also opened it for those interested in becoming Cosplayers. Inspiration? Most Cosplayers are huge Otaku fans and Sushi is a very […]

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Gojo Entertainment.

 

 LOVE DODGE. Today we interview Diorgo Jonkers, head of Gojo Entertainment. Gojo Entertainment are a fast growing development company. At present they produce games, but the sky is the limit for them. BLADESLINGER. Would you mind introducing yourself to the readers of 925|Rebellion? My name is Diorgo Jonkers. I own Gojo Entertainment, a small, independent entertainment company that creates and publishes video games, comic books as well as a magazine. Why did you decide to enter the world of gaming? I love creating games. How long have you been actually creating games? I’ve been making games since I was a kid. I cut sprites out of game magazines and created games on paper, played with a dice. (Seems I was […]

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Runestorm!

 

 Today we speak to a family run games company, RuneStorm. Would you mind introducing yourself to the readers of 925|Rebellion? AR: Hail! I’m Arn Richert, one of the three brothers that comprise RuneStorm. I mostly handle content, such as animation, audio, texturing, music, environment art and level design. NR: And I’m Nolan. I mainly deal with programming, 3D models, game design and gluing things together. Why did you decide to enter the world of gaming? AR: Naivety, and it seemed fun. Doom, Quake and Warcraft 2 were the things that really made me want to actually create things like that. NR: Yes, naivety, but there was also the fact that games were something that could combine art and fantasy worlds […]

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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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Red Dot Lab.

 

 Today we interview one of South Africa’s many indie games developers: Duncan Bell. Now Duncan has been in the gaming and modding scene for a number of years and has developed some top quality mods and experiences. Though today we focus on his first self made indie title, Blazin’ Aces.   Would you mind introducing yourself to the readers of 925|Rebellion? My name is Duncan Bell and I am a graphic designer working in advertising. I spend my moonlighting hours designing and developing my own video games. And why did you decide to enter the world of gaming? I grew up in the fantastic age of our Golden China consoles, so much of my childhood was spent glued to the […]

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QCF Design.

 

 Today we speak to the local talent behind Desktop Dungeons, QCF Design.   Would you mind introducing yourself to the readers of 925|Rebellion? I’m Danny Day, aka “Dislekcia”. I run an independent games studio in Cape Town, called QCF Design. We just released a game called Desktop Dungeons, it’s pretty good, you can get it on Steam for PC and Mac. I’m also part of the committee over at MakeGamesSA.com, which is a non-profit organisation tasked with growing the South African games industry. And why did you decide to enter the world of gaming? Games are fascinating. What else could the intersection of learning and responsive systems design be other than utterly engrossing? (My point exactly. -Ed.) How long have […]

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