Best of the Irish

Today we get our Irish on (Simulated for most of you. Natural for some of us;) and we celebrate all things Blue (National colour of Ireland) and Green; and to do this we’re going to look at a few of Ireland’s best films. A film with me in it: Here’s an amazing little black-comedy for anyone that likes a twisted tale of friendship that’s soaked in corpses and riddled with peculiar and memorable deaths. It’s similar to With Nail and I, except with dead bodies, and Irish. Obviously Dylan Moran (Black Books) and Mark Doherty put on a fantastic show as themselves. (Well they might as well be.) Boy eats girl: They are Irish. One of them is a zombie. […]

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Alien: Directors Cut

 

 “Final report of the commercial starship Nostromo, third officer reporting. The other members of the crew, Kane, Lambert, Parker, Brett, Ash and Captain Dallas, are dead. Cargo and ship destroyed. I should reach the frontier in about six weeks. With a little luck, the network will pick me up. This is Ripley, last survivor of the Nostromo, signing off.” I remember the first time I heard Ripley utter those words -the emotion, the power, the overwhelming awe that sent shivers up and down my spine. Those words, and the film they came from, instantly claimed the vast portion of my heart. Now here we are over three decades since the film was made, and two decades since I first saw […]

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Razer: Naga Epic Chroma

 

 Gaming and mice go together like strawberries and cream. And like cream some mice are magnificent and sexual, and others leave a foul taste in your mouth and your bowls exploding in pain. But on occasion you get some cream that tastes sour at first but soon you realise it is not sour, merely strongly flavoured and overwhelming to lesser beings. What’s all this got to do with Razer’s NAGA EPIC CHROMA? Well this mouse is exactly like this -overwhelming at first, but soon the flavour grows on you and your pallet expands in new and interesting ways. The specs for this beast: 19 MMO optimized programmable buttons 12-button mechanical thumb grid Tilt-click scroll wheel 8200dpi 4G laser sensor Wireless […]

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Mimic: Trilogy

So after several years of staring at the DVD case I finally decided to watch the movie it contained, and I must say it was average at best. Granted, I was not expecting something amazing from the third installment of the Mimic series (very few sequels are any good), but I was hoping for something a little more gory, Judas Bug filled and entertaining. Especially after how much of a cult film the first movie was. But before we go any further here’s a little background. The series was started in 1997 by Mexican director Guillermo del Toro Gómez. (Love this mans work.), as was based off of a short story written by American author Donald Allen Wollheim (1 October, 1914 – […]

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Evil Genius: GOG Review

 

 I detest James Bond! That annoying little public school boy vexes me with his martinis and fancy gadgets. I loathe the fact he always gets the girl, stops the villain and saves the world. So when I first heard about Evil Genius, a game in which you can play an intelligent Bond type villain, I began to drool like a kid in a sweet shop. So if you are like me, then sit forward and take note as I take you through this amazing classic that promises you months of fun as you conquer the world, and kill ALL those pesky Bond types and their worthless masters! Created by Elixir Studios (Republic: The Revolution), and released in 2004, Evil Genius […]

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Vain Machine: Lost

 

 Within seconds the dance-floor is bouncing as the zephyr of Industrial-Tribal fusion pours out of the speakers and overwhelms the souls of all it can find. Soon the dancers are left with crocodile smiles and glowing hearts. All this is cause by ‘Lost’ the latest offering from Vain Machine. The songs on the interesting, 12 track, album are as diverse and varied as any we’ve ever reviewed. Songs like ‘Strike the wire’ and ‘Broken’ show the creative range of this brilliant band -taking you from stormy, ship wreck covered shores to black skies and rolling thunder, all of which will leave you touched in some way and mabsoot to some extent. Overall, Lost is a fantastic album that’s full of […]

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Razer: DeathAdder Chroma

 

 Where would your PC gaming experience be without a mouse? No where, I suppose. Since 2000 AD the mouse has become one of the most important and integral parts of any gaming rig. And, you guessed it, our friends at Razer are leading the charge into the 21st century with this fantastic device –The DeathAdder. (Last in the Chroma series). Like the rest of the Chroma series the DeathAdder is a tech filled monster. Ergonomic right-handed design with textured rubber side grips 10,000dpi optical sensor Chroma lighting with 16.8 million customizable color options Razer Synapse enabled Five independently programmable Hyperesponse buttons 1000Hz Ultrapolling On-the-fly sensitivity adjustment Always-on mode 200 inches per second/50g acceleration Gold-plated USB connector Seven-foot, lightweight, braided fiber […]

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Razer: Kraken 7.1 Chroma

 

 There is something to be said about the immersive experience of quality sound. The gentle footfalls, the silent cries, the heart stopping dialogue, the pounding of guns and the awesome power of nuclear explosions. Sound is probably the most important part of the immersive entertainment experience. And one company, Razer, is helping to drive that experience to the next level with its Kraken 7.1 headphones -part of the Chroma series. The headphones come with a number of impressive little features: Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma surround sound gaming headset Advanced 7.1 virtual surround sound engine Enhanced digital microphone Designed for extended gaming comfort Chroma lighting with 16.8 million customizable color options Razer Synapse enabled Powerful drivers for highest-quality gaming audio Closed […]

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Razer: BlackWidow Chroma

 

 As I sit here in the dark typing away on the BlackWidow Ultimate keyboard by Razer, my room basking in the pleasing glow of its on-board LED lights, I cannot help but think about how far along home based technology has come in the past few years. Granted the microchip has become incredibly powerful and streamlined. Desktop towers have become mini-servers. Most peripherals have become ergonomic and sleekly sexual in their simplistic yet futuristic designs. And gaming technology has become the dominant and driving force of most companies. But still certain companies take it to the next level. And of course, Razer, is one of these amazing companies. And their latest trio of powerful devices, The Chroma Series, is set […]

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Call of Duty: Ghosts

 

 When Call of Duty: Ghosts was announced I joked that the name implied that the developers were aware the series had died years ago and the game would be nothing but a corpse stinking up store shelves. I couldn’t understand how a rotting corpse still sold thousands if not millions of copies and why the series still existed. Ever since Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, the series has been repeating the same song and dance with every title, the only way to distinguish one from another was to quit to the main menu. I prefer the Battlefield games but always run through the Call of Duty games that release just to compare. Did I find anything worth liking in […]

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