Middle-Earth: Shadow of War

It has been a few years since the majority of the world was introduced to the world created by J.R.R. Tolkien. Since then, numerous games and more have been unleashed upon the world. This is Middle-Earth: Shadow of War. The sequel to Shadow of Mordor continues the tale of Talion -the human/spirit hybrid. In this installment, Talion creates a new ring of power that will either allow him to become a king, or to replace Sauron as the Dark Lord of Mordor. Unlike the previous game, Shadow of War will feature a more fluid action-adventure combat system instead of the traditional hack-n’-slash. Though the game will still be third-person. This game looks like a lot of fun, and it’s definitely worth […]

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The Rising Few: Adult Entertainment (Album Review)

 

 There is something wonderful in the combination of energetic Rock music, funky and jig inducing sounds, and fun singable lyrics. This is The Rising Few with their latest offering to the gods, “Adult Entertainment“. The songs on this 8 track album are as diverse and varied as any we have ever heard. It makes you want to jump around, wave your arms and fly around in circles. Try Try Again (Gonna Need A Helping Hand) Gullible The Sinking of the I’M ALONE Big Boy Games Save Yourself Lights and Shadows Try Try Again Hit the Monarchy Songs such as ‘Gullible‘ and ‘Try Try Again‘ are enjoyable and entertaining on numerous levels. Where as songs like ‘Save Yourself‘ and ‘Big Boy […]

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Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord

If, like me, you adore the Total War games, then you will have no doubt wondered what it would be like to play as a soldier on those glorious battlefields? Well, now you can. This is Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord, a prequel to Mount & Blade 2: Warband. Taking place in a semi-alternate world, the player takes on the role of a soldier fighting for one of eight factions. Now this fighting can take place upon vast open planes, in dense woodlands or as drawn out sieges. The player gets access to numerous mounts, armours and weapons. The game is set for release on PC at some stage this year.

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Vampyr

Once more ,London is bathed in a thick fog, and is beset by dark forces that seem keen on wiping out numerous human lives. This is Vampyr. Dr. Jonathan Reid is a man split between two worlds. On the one hand, he is a man of medicine and compassion. He has spent years helping the sick and healing the injured. On the other hand, he is a vampire who thirsts for mortal blood. Now unlike other vampire games Vampyr gives you a semi-open world to hunt in. (Not that different, yet. -Ed) But this is where the game takes a drastic turn. Dr. Reid is unable to simply kill and feast at will. Instead he has to learn about his […]

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance (Video Game)

Now a lot of people get their trousers moist the moment they hear that a new Fantasy game is coming out. There is something so endearing about wielding swords, firing arrows, and riding dragons. (Skyrim and co have entertained us for years. -Ed) But now something interesting has happened: someone has removed the fantasy element and given us a gloriously realistic Medieval RPG. This is Kingdom Come: Deliverance. The game has been produced by Warhorse Studios, and is their first official game -and it looks a monster. The game is set in the Kingdom of Bohemia (Now part of Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic) in 1403, where the player takes the role of a blacksmith’s son. The boy sees […]

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Star Wars Downunder. (Indie Fan Film)

 

 I have enjoyed the Star Wars universe for years. The 7 films (4,5,6,1,2,3,7. He’s screwing with us, right? -Ed) The TV series’s. The video games. Each and every part of this amazing space-opera has brought me so much joy. Then comes the world of indie-fan films. Now there have been a goodly number of these amazingly produced, and extremely passionate films made. But none has captured my heart as much as Star Wars Downunder. (2013) (Yes, they have actually video cameras in Australia. Surprised? I know I was. -Ed) Right, let’s have a look at this 30 minute film. Well, the film centres around a fairdinkum Jedi named Merve Bushwacker (David Nicoll), who returns home after a long adventure in deep […]

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Empire State Human (Band Interview)

Today we speak to Empire State Human. Let’s start with this: What’s the history of Empire State Human? ESH formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1999. With the sole purpose of creating a retro, electro analogue pop sound, with a touch of Sci-Fi, Futurism and electronic pop. I always felt this was going to be a project for the long run, with an appetite for many, many releases. At least one a year. In 2002, upon the advice of the 80s band Alphaville Manager we sent demos to North America, as the Electroclash movement had begun and there was a real taste and interest in synth bands. The timing was perfect and we were snapped up by Ninthwave Records, who at […]

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Death Stranding

Question: What do you get when you take Norman Reedus and Mads Mikkelsen throw them into a massive open-world environment that is filled with action, adventure and danger; and then get Guillermo del Toro to direct? Answer: One of the most anticipated games in history. This is Death Stranding. Right, so we know a good deal about this game. For one, there is going to be a multiplayer mode. I’m hoping it’s going to be a little like F.E.A.R 3, only better. The game is based around a short story written by Japanese master Kobo Abe (7 March, 1924 – 22 January, 1993). The game is the brainchild of Hideo Kojima -the master games maker from the amazing Kojima Productions who have […]

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A Few New Games

Another day, another list of games to go through. Yooka-Laylee: I adore platform games. There is something wonderful in running around like a loon, jumping over enemies, and scrambling over the environment. Case in point, Team 17 has recently unleashed a mental platform game upon the world. Welcome to the madness that is Yooka-Laylee. Cuphead: Now we’ve been waiting for this game for a couple of years; and now, after an eternity of semis, we shall finally get our hands upon the indie run-and-gun we’ve needed. Produced by Canadian’s Chad and Jared Moldenhauer this game -taking a lot of inspiration from 1930’s cartoons- revolves around a Cuphead, a character who has to fight a number of vicious enemies in order […]

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Defy The Tide: Soteria (Album Review)

 

 There is nothing like an aggressive little EP to start your morning with. In fact, EP’s are such a wonderful way of starting your morning with an almighty kick that they should be a universal law. This is Defy The Tide with the brutal “Soteri“. The songs on this 4 track EP are the epitome of everything that is true of Metal: inhumane sounds and alien vocals drowned in a bath of creative insanity. Traced in Flames Catalyst Primrose Path A Spectre in Silence Each and every song on this album is packed with a punch that is made from the glorious combination of aggression, charm and soul shredding lyrics. It’s a wondrous way to begin your day. Bottom line, […]

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