Saturday, 21 July 2012

Steam Summer Review: Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Eidos Montreal’s Deus Ex: Human Revolution is, as everyone already knows, the long awaited successor-prequel to the groundbreaking Deus Ex and Deus Ex: Invisible War.  Its other notable feature is that it seems to have been almost perpetually on -75% sale during the course of the Steam Summer of commercialist debauchery, but for those who still haven’t got the message: you need this game. 

Friday, 20 July 2012

Why The Dark Knight Rises Can Only Disappoint Me


      So the day is finally here, a day which me and the rest of humanity have been waiting for since that first teaser trailer, and even earlier when that cliffhanger left us with the inevitable and tediously long wait for the resolution which we all craved. I'm talking of course about the ending to Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy cum dump of a climax; 'The Dark Knight Rises'.

      It's Friday now here in England. In five short hours our American friends will get to see the Thursday night/Friday morning première of the film because they have better lives than we could ever hope to achieve. But it's just a short 23 hours until I can become like them, avoiding spoilers and trying to remain autistically dead to the world as I attempt to remain clear minded for when I finally get to join them on their superior level of humanity having watched the greatest film ever made.

Let's Play some Magicka

A new Let's Play of Magicka, or an old one depending on if you gauge up to date in terms of the lazy release rate of this website or things actually being up to date.

Anyway here's a Let's Play of Magicka.

Have fun watching other people play games. Loser.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Blind Let's Play of Payday: The Heist. First World Bank- Overkill difficulty. Failure is inevitable

Let the tirade of terrible and uninformative Let's Plays begin.

This week, it's our Steam Summer Sale favourite; Payday: The Heist.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

British Politics: Creationist Schools

The United Kingdom’s very own hobgoblin Michael Gove has given his dubious seal of approval to three creationist-led ‘free schools’, once again proving that this world is beyond help.

Steam Summer Sale: Stand out deal so far

You can almost taste the savings (Hint: They taste better than the soon to be mentioned shitty burger)

The Five Year Engagement Review

The Judd Apatow Rom-Com juggernaut rolls forward.

So I just got back from watching The Five Year Engagement, the latest showing from Jason Segel, seemingly the only actor from How I Met Your Mother (HIMYM) who is actually capitalising on the boost of fame it has given his career. Before we get into this review, I shall not lie; Romantic Comedies are not my forte. I have certainly watched enough of them in my life, due to the twisted machinations of the fairer sex; but I am by no means the target demographic, and as such everything I say should be taken with a pinch of salt, if for some reason, you like the Romantic Comedy genre.

The film touts itself as ‘starting off where the love story ends’. By this it means that we enter the story the moment where the male leader, Tom Solomon (Jason Segel) is about to awkwardly propose to female lead Violet Barnes (Emily Blunt) in what is supposed to be a hilariously overacted opening scene, with stunted words, and the overuse of simple phrases like ‘oh my god’; which would have been fine and maybe even cute if Emily Blunt hadn’t proceeded to do it for the entire damn film, but we shall get to her in a second. Back to the predictable setup.

Monday, 16 July 2012

Coldplay's Multimedia Push And The End of Sanity Itself

      I find it strange that in this crazy modern world where dictators are dropping like flies (more on my conspiracy theory later) and you have to wear a bloody hard hat on every construction site, that a man can still be scorned at for saying Coldplay is his favourite band. Their original, own brand, Radiohead-esque sounding shrill whine has now been with us for well over a decade. Frequently and almost inevitably every one of their albums and released singles gets to number one, sells millions and is played over any number of artificial sob stories on numerous talent shows ranging from Britain's got talent all the way to America's got talent. They're a band that is perfect for summing up mainstream joy, sadness and any other of the one or two emotions which they express through their music. But either way I like them.