TOP 5: HORROR FILMS!

 

 Halloween is almost here and to celebrate we are going to delve into some of the most terrifying horror films of all time. PYSCHO (1960) This is considered one of Alfred Hitchcock’s (The Birds, Vertigo) best films. The film, and its sequels, revolve around the -mass murdering, transvestite – owner of a motel… and his rigamortis riddled mother. Pyscho is considered by many to be the father of slasher films. [youtube id=”Wz719b9QUqY” width=”600″ height=”350″] ROSEMARY’S BABY. (1968) This is one of Roman Polaski’s (Chinatown, The Ghost) best films. A young couple moves to a peculiar neighbourhood, surrounded by bizarre neighbors and unexplained occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant…. paranoia sets in. [youtube id=”otPyEsObI1M” width=”600″ height=”350″] ARACHNOPHOBIA. (1990) This is not […]

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STAR TREK: MONDAY 24

 

  “Given the decor, it seems somehow excessive.” – Tuvok. Welcome to another Star Trek: Monday. Today we look at the Vulcan who has the adroit suggestions. That is correct, Mr. Tuvok is our man of the hour. Now Tuvok memes come in a number of flavours, most of which insult your lack of logic.  “I can almost sense his presence. It’s as though he’s challenging me to find him.” – Tuvok. We shall start here with the common “Tuvok stare, or Tuvok question” meme. Now this meme has been around for close to a decade. Though small in number, they are often used on forums and social websites as a way of expressing disbelief at human stupidity. And they work […]

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LOCALS SET TO RULE AT RAGE!

 

 BEAR CHUCK: We have a little over 24 hours to go before the 2013 rAge EXPO begins. Now I am certain that many of you are already drooling at the prospect of getting your hands on some amazing international talent; but have any of you considered the South African gaming scene? Well this year you should! With over a dozen local titles being launched, this years rAge EXPO is gearing up to be the most groundbreaking event in South African gaming… EVER! BROFORCE: With so many local video-games been shown at rAge this year, I’m certain that there will be something for everyone. Though the following small tastes  are the fruits I am most looking forward to trying. DESKTOP DUNGEONS: […]

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R T.R.I.L.O.G.Y.

 

 S.T.A.L.K.E.R Welcome comrade. Welcome to the end of all things. Welcome to the blasted and mutant infested wasteland we call, THE ZONE. For those of you who do not know, THE ZONE, is the greatest threat to the world that we have ever known. However, there is a lot of money, wealth and power to be gained by those of you who are brave enough to venture into this 30km2 radioactive cesspool. We warned though. There are far more dangerous creatures then simple mutants and bandits out there. SHADOW OF CHERNOBYL: (2007) So for those of you who are not familiar with the S.T.A.L.K.E.R series or the tragic events that occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power-Plant in 1986, I shall […]

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MISTER JOE BLACK!

 

 “Joe Black – ‘Vile Volumes for Villainous Children’ CD – Cabaret, Vaudeville, Halloween, Comedy.” It’s Friday, and that means something different. Today we have an interview with – perhaps one of the most amazing musical performers of our time – Mister Joe Black. Here we go then. 01: What’s new in the life of Mr. Joe Black? I have just relocated to Brighton. Which has been absolutely wonderful! It’s a city that suits me just fine. Such diverse wonderful people… with the occasional harmless crazy thrown in. 02: What inspires your unique style? Paintings, film and music. I’m obsessed with the fashion and culture of the 1920’s and 1930’s. Realistically, I’m sure they were a horrible, horrible time to live […]

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An interview with NICK POPE!

 

 The Uninvited – 1997. Today I have a treat for you. Last week we looked at The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (An amazing game.), and during my research I discovered that a friend of mine was involved on the project. Nick Pope, one the world’s foremost UFOLOGISTS (UFO expert) and Conspiracy Theorists (No, he’s not a loon! He’s one of the few who looks for truth, NOT sensational stories.)  Nick worked for the British Ministry of Defence (MOD)  from 1985 to 2006. Over the past three-decades he has written several books – the titles of which are seen on this page – and worked on various TV shows, films and other media. Essentially he’s a “REAL-LIFE”, Fox Mulder… Wonder if he […]

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Misfit Munchies.

 

 Well today I decided to try something different. Today, we do our first sit down interview. Now I know that there are a number of games companies, comic-shops, and toy merchants available – but I’ve decided to go one better. TODAY WE LOOK AT CAKE!  And where better to start and discuss cakes then with a new and upcoming dessert shop? And not just ANY dessert shop, but one run by geeks. A GEEK CAKE PRODUCTION FACILITY! And I, your peaceful sugar-high overlord, was lucky enough to be at the lunch party for such an establishment. MISFIT MUNCHIES For the benefit of my readers, I’ve skipped the gay banter and blue waffles (They had soap in them), and have skipped […]

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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

 

 THE- It has been almost two decades since the X-Com series began. Last year – after almost a 11 years of waiting – we finally received XCom: Enemy Unknown. This year, on this very day – 20th of August – or this Friday 23rd (On my birthday. Send me lots of gifts.) – we receive The Bureau: XCOM Declassified. -BUREAU:- The game, set in the United States during 1962, tells the story of Special Agent William Carter, who is working for the US “Bureau of Strategic Emergency Command.” The bureau is tasked with investigating and stopping any extraterrestrial incursions on American soil. Unlike previous titles, The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, will have more of an X-Files (TV SHOW) feel, than a […]

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NEW DOCTOR!

 

   “The universe is big. It’s vast and complicated and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles.” — The Doctor, Season 5, Episode 12. As the more informed amongst you will have probably noticed, Matt Smith is retiring from his role as Doctor Who. Now although this in its own is not a revelation; the person replacing him is. That’s correct – three people who do not yet know – the name of the “new” Doctor has been revealed. “The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don’t always spoil […]

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Black Mesa: CLASSIC REVIEW

 

 “They’re waiting for you, Gordon. In the test chamber.” – A scientist.  Well, that was an interesting play through. At the most, I was expecting updated graphics. Followed by the never ending flow of familiar twists and turns. With familiar faces, weapons and enemies, all returning in updated glory. And a few rehashed memories, thrown in just for luck. Thus nothing overly new. HOWEVER! I soon found myself getting lost down new corridors. Where once only bland walls stood; NEW laboratories had been added. Inside them, NEW people (male and female) work, argue and chat. Lights flash, and NEW music plays. Re-imagined people and monsters stalk the corridors. And the action is more intense than ever. Around you, familiar sights […]

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