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Silicon Valley: Season 2

Saturday, 30 April 2016
When Mike Judge’s Silicon Valley started in 2014, I had no interest in it. I’ve never been much of a ‘techie’, and something about it just didn’t grab me – maybe it was the technology theme, maybe it was the cast, or maybe I was just too busy with other things at the time. In any case, it went right past me. But late last year, I decided to stop judging it by its cover and give it a go. A few days later, I had binged the entire first two seasons and was desperate for the sweet fix ... Read More

Lichdom: Battlemage

Friday, 29 April 2016
Lichdom: Battlemage is a mix-up of a few different aspects from a few genres coupled with beautiful visuals and effects to create a compelling experience. While things never change all that much, the core gameplay is so enjoyable that it pushes you through when things may get a little repetitive.Out on May 6th for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and developed by Xaviant, Lichdom: Battlemage feels like something that came from a team of people who played and enjoyed The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and ... Read More

Ratchet and Clank

Thursday, 28 April 2016
Ratchet and Clank is the game based on the movie that’s based on the 2003 PlayStation 2 video game. While it may bring back nightmares of the Street Fighter The Movie game, Ratchet and Clank on PlayStation 4 is honestly one of the most pleasant and enjoyable games I’ve played in a long time. Out now for PlayStation 4, developer Insomniac Games have proven once again that they can create beautiful looking worlds. This comes at a cost of the frame rate being halved to 30 but honestly it ... Read More

Time Out Of Mind

Wednesday, 27 April 2016
After reminding us all he exists last year with a rather confused performance in the underwhelming Marigold Hotel sequel, Richard Gere has had something of a comeback this year. And with this comeback, he brought us two of his finest performances yet. And boy, did we have to wait for them. We had the criminally underrated The Benefactor which began shooting at the end of 2013, and this – Time Out Of Mind – which shot through 2014. Both films only reached us in the UK this year. Out now ... Read More

iPhone SE

Tuesday, 26 April 2016
Time to separate the Apples from the Oranges (Android, duh!). Apple is back with a new 4” phone after ages which Steve Jobs always wanted to stick to. Let’s see if this new little baby in the world of large screen phones survives the competition!Design, Display & Hardware Pull the phone out of the box and you won’t be able to identify it from the 2013 iPhone 5S, thanks to the missing antenna lines and similar design language to the 5S.On the left it has the iconic mute and volume ... Read More

Brian Pern: The Complete Series 1-3

Monday, 25 April 2016
When you talk about rock music mockumentaries, one film in particular always comes to mind. That film, of course, is Rob Reiner’s This is Spinal Tap. Even if you haven’t seen it, you’ve quoted it – whether you know it or not. So influential was Spinal Tap that its hilarious dialogue has trickled into everyday vernacular, and the film itself is known as one of the finest comedies in the history or cinema. Many have tried to make a mockumentary like it, and many have failed. But Rhys ... Read More

Natural Born Pranksters

Sunday, 24 April 2016
Sometimes I despair at what cinema is becoming. Strong, original material is a dying breed and usually reserved for Oscar season, and so for the majority of the year we have some pretty awful films knocking around. Remakes, reboots, unnecessary sequels, cheesy blockbusters…It’s a sad state of affairs, isn’t it? But in recent years, a new threat has come to Hollywood - giving YouTubers their own f*cking films. We’ve had a few now and they’ve all been shit. Natural Born Pranksters, ... Read More

The Force Awakens- How I Became A Star Wars Fan

Saturday, 23 April 2016
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, out now on Blu-Ray and DVD, directed by J. J. Abrams, is the seventh film in the Star Wars series, released a whole 10 years after the previous one (Episode III  Revenge of the Sith) Thirty years after defeating the Galactic Empire, the First Order and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) pose a new threat. Rey (Daisy Ridley), a scavenger on the planet -, meets Finn (John Boyega), a First Order rebel, and BB8 (aww), who holds part of the key to locating Luke Skywalker. They ... Read More

Parasyte: Part 1

Friday, 22 April 2016
I’m a big manga and anime fan, whether it be a fighting genre like Attack on Titan, fantasy like Moyashimon, or just plain cute like PoyoPoyo. However, I’m not usually a fan of the live action versions, as they never live up to the original (*cough* Death Note *cough*). Because of this I felt almost nervous settling down to watch Parasyte: Part 1, but for once I wasn’t disappointed.Based on the previous manga and anime, Parasyte: Part 1, out now on Blu-Ray and DVD, is the first of two ... Read More

DiRT Rally

Thursday, 21 April 2016
I'll always remember the first rally game that truly captured my attention and affection. It was a beautiful summers day in June 2007. I had just bought my first HDTV and wanted to try a new game out on it. I ran down to the shops and picked up the first new release: Colin McRae DiRT. I was hesitant. Rally games always scared me but the visuals on the box convinced me that this is something worth experiencing. It was. Fast forward nine whole years and the DiRT franchise has returned to it's ... Read More
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