Hero Conventions’ Edinburgh Comic Con was a first for me on two grounds. Firstly, it was my first ever con (or simply anything like it) and, secondly, it was my first time going anywhere with a press pass. I was both excited and nervous as well as slightly unsure what to expect on either account. One of the biggest things which struck me was the shear inclusivity of it all. There are certain…Read More
Walking in to the theatre I was filled with both excitement an apprehension. As a child of the (American) Power Rangers revolution I was unsure what they could have done to update this cheesy mixture of spandex-laden teenagers doing an unnecessary quantity of backflips. Turns out they can remove both the spandex as well as the backflips in place of awesome space suits and actual fighting. I…Read More
I find myself, once again, short of words when it comes to describing Iron Fist as a show but unlike before it is not for good reasons. We are introduced to a homeless Danny Rand as he attempts to return to western society and reintegrate into his family’s company whilst convincing the world that he’s not actually dead. We then learn that in the 15 years since his supposed death he has been…Read More
Well…what can I say about this movie. As short of words I am now I was equally gobsmacked at the start of the credits (and some 30minutes later). The film starts in a not-to-distant future, where mutants have all but died out, with Logan and Xavier on their last legs. Logan’s healing abilities have slowed right down and Xavier is suffering from some sort of dementia combined with seizures.…Read More
Or rather Westeros.
It will soon be gone.
With only a few episodes left, until the Game of Thrones is won (or lost maybe), HBO looks westward, hoping to capture the lightning again.
So we move to Earth in the future.
America to be precise, or rather a simulation of the old west.
The Game of Thrones comparison is not a coincidence. This show is…Read More
Armikrog starts with a bang.
A crazy almost David Bowie-like theme tune kicks in with a real psychodelic feel, that takes you on a trip with it's imagery. This is followed by a clay animated crash landing on a mysterious planet, introducing you to the protaganist 'Tommynaut' and his friendly dead-pan dog…Read More
Having recently enjoyed playing Van Helsing on the Xbone after it was given away for free in the December Games with Gold promotion I was understandably excited to try Van Helsing II. First, a confession, I haven't finished Van Helsing yet. Possibly a bit of a mistake, but more on that shortly.
Van Helsing II is set in the fictional country of Borgovia which has a…Read More
If you were to sit in the restaurant equivalent of the Hollywood script industry it would probably go like this.
You are shown to your generic NY diner style booth by a generic waiter and offered a menu that has been through a thousand hands before yours.
‘Can I interest you in the specials today?’
‘Can I get you anything to drink’
‘Yes, I’d…Read More
Day 2 of the UK Games Expo is done and dusted. It was a little less manic for me than Day 1, I didn’t really leave the Hilton tournament rooms all day; but I still didn’t get home until gone 1am this morning. Here are my highlights:
Settlers of Catan UK Championships - This was the big one, with…Read More
Well, Day 1 of the UK Games Expo is in the bag. I’m back home, utterly exhausted, but very very happy. Here, in no particular order, are my highlights of Day 1, and games to keep an eye out for if you’re heading down over the weekend.
Wotan Games - Stopped by their table at the press previews this…Read More