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No Consoles For Old Men

By on October 13, 2013 in Tech Stuff, Videogames with 6 Comments

At the time of writing this post, it is six weeks until the Xbox One is released here in the UK, and seven until the PS4.  For the first time in a very long time, I won’t be buying either console at launch. I was wracking my brain trying to remember the very first time […]

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Easy Access to Netflix USA

By on July 14, 2013 in General, Tech Stuff with 0 Comments

With the demise of physical disc based media continuing to march onwards, like many people I subscribe to Netflix.  Unfortunately anyone who has a UK Netflix account will know that if you are able to browse the US site you will see that our version is something of a barren wasteland of content compared to […]

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Back to the Well

By on July 11, 2013 in Featured, General, Personal with 4 Comments

It will probably come as a huge surprise to those of you who have perhaps read my posts in the past, maybe know me via the internet or perhaps even in real life, that I am actually writing a new post.  Am I going to write more new posts?  I certainly intend to. “Yeah right, […]

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Death of the Disc

By on February 13, 2012 in Tech Stuff with 4 Comments

I’m a big fan of simplification wherever at all possible.  Over the years I’ve written numerous posts on here about cutting back on media, whether it be videogames, movies or CDs.  Physical media was once something that was almost placed on a shelf with pride, in a sort of “Look at my collection of stuff!” […]

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Blu-ray Review: Bad Boys

By on May 27, 2010 in HD, Reviews with 1 Comment

Before Michael Bay spent a gazillion dollars on the Transformers franchise he made a series of somewhat clichéd action movies, but the one that has always stuck out for me is Bad Boys (his first feature film).  Give Bay a relatively small budget and a paper thin plot (two cops bust drug dealers and cop […]

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A Week With Alan Wake

By on May 22, 2010 in Reviews, Videogames with 3 Comments

Alan Wake has been a long time coming for me. Given that its major influences are Stephen King (my favourite author), The X-Files (my favourite television show of all time) and Twin Peaks along with a smattering of Lost for good measure, this is the game that could have been designed just for me. After […]

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Splinter Cell Conviction: A Wonderful Surprise

By on May 6, 2010 in Reviews, Tech Stuff, Videogames with 0 Comments

If certain web forum trends are to be believed then once every few years people who play videogames a lot (or have done for a long time) usually tend to go through an occasional “why do I do this?” phase.  Of course I’m no expert on this particular subject, or any other for that matter, […]

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PS3 Review: Nier

By on April 22, 2010 in Reviews, Videogames with 0 Comments

Square Enix is the latest in a relatively short line of Japanese videogame companies who have been aggressively acquiring Western studios to expand their portfolio of titles, and perhaps more importantly customer numbers.  If you had told me a year ago that I would have played three Square Enix published games in the space of […]

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Blu-ray Review: 2012

By on March 24, 2010 in HD, Reviews, Sci-Fi with 0 Comments

John pondered holding up a boombox to save the world Hollywood has a large number of easy targets for vitriol such as Jerry Bruckheimer or Michael Bay who produce loud, visually stunning movies that are devoid of any quality story or character development.  As many people sagely state “Michael Bay likes blowing sh*t up!”, and […]

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Blu-ray Review: Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs

By on January 24, 2010 in HD, Reviews with 0 Comments

It is taken as a given that Pixar are the rightful rulers of CG Animated Movieland(TM) and despite numerous imitations none of the other studios can replicate their magical formula.  Dreamworks continue to cram as many pop culture references as is humanly possible into their outings, and previous Sony titles have been a trifle insipid […]

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