• Gaming Really Is Making You Thick… Brained!

    Mention video games to a parent and you’re likely to hear something along the lines of it warping children’s brains, desensitising them, and making them fat; except the Wii of course, you can bowl on that! But whilst consoling may be making generations a little bit thicker set, research has shown it could also be(…)

  • Sid Meier Launches Civilization into Space this Fall

    The veteran strategy franchise is heading in a brand new direction.

  • “Elementary” – No Lack of Void (2×20) episode review

    “At me too someone’s looking, of me too someone is saying. He is sleeping, he knows nothing, let him sleep on.” – Waiting for Godot The way in which Elementary has dealt with telling the story of an addict is impressive—it’s one of the reasons why the show first caught my attention so early on.(…)

  • Draft Day – Movie Review

    3 Yards and a Cloud of Dust

  • Five Things You Need To Know About Pro Gaming

    While many of us stick to gaming as a purely recreational activity, some players out there make it their living. Pro gaming is a serious industry and one that gives fans and gamers alike the chance to step things up a gear. The rise of social aspects and online multi-player features in modern gaming has(…)

Gaming Really Is Making You Thick… Brained! 0

Mention video games to a parent and you’re likely to hear something along the lines of it warping children’s brains, desensitising them, and making them fat; except the Wii of course, you can bowl on that! But whilst consoling may be making generations a little bit thicker set, research has shown it could also be(…)

“Elementary” – No Lack of Void (2×20) episode review

“Elementary” – No Lack of Void (2×20) episode review 1

“At me too someone’s looking, of me too someone is saying. He is sleeping, he knows nothing, let him sleep on.” – Waiting for Godot The way in which Elementary has dealt with telling the story of an addict is impressive—it’s one of the reasons why the show first caught my attention so early on.(…)

Five Things You Need To Know About Pro Gaming

Five Things You Need To Know About Pro Gaming 0

While many of us stick to gaming as a purely recreational activity, some players out there make it their living. Pro gaming is a serious industry and one that gives fans and gamers alike the chance to step things up a gear. The rise of social aspects and online multi-player features in modern gaming has(…)

“Game of Thrones” – Two Swords season premiere review

“Game of Thrones” – Two Swords season premiere review 1

As bleak as the world of Westeros seems, this episode DOES end with hope on the horizon. While Arya’s dark grimace as she rides her white horse is troubling (and she has become the poster child for PTSD), the Stark sword is reborn through her “Needle.” Currently, the scorecard favors the Lannisters. But mostly because(…)

The Elder Scrolls Online: Early Access Impressions

The Elder Scrolls Online: Early Access Impressions 0

It wasn’t until I got off the boat at Davon’s Watch that I realized how far I had come. In an attempt to become fully immersed in the universe, I have always played as a Dark Elf in the Elder Scrolls games and, despite the centuries in between the respective storylines, I imagined them all(…)

“Elementary”- The Many Mouths of Andrew Colville (2.19) episode review

“Elementary”- The Many Mouths of Andrew Colville (2.19) episode review 0

Sometimes you have to suspend your level of disbelief just enough in order to enjoy an episode of television. It’s something I have a deft skill set for as I spend much of my movie going hours watching stories about super-powered men and women in garish costumes saving the world from over the top, flamboyant(…)

5 reasons why the How I Met Your Mother finale was perfection

5 reasons why the How I Met Your Mother finale was perfection 0

Once, a very long time ago, I was an avid How I Met Your Mother fan. I loved the premise of the show, the actors, the storylines, all of it. A few seasons ago I lost my interest in it. Perhaps because they were slowly but surely growing up, settling into their lives as parents(…)

LUFTRAUSERS Review

LUFTRAUSERS Review 1

Bullet hell is such a special place. Flying into this Indie golden age, Dutch developer Vlambeer’s newest title, LUFTRAUSERS, brings us back to the time when aerial dominance dominated the gaming landscape. Taking command of a small airplane over a vast ocean, LUFTRAUSERS tasks you with destroying as many enemies as you can before you(…)

“The Blacklist” – Milton Bobbit (1.18) episode review

“The Blacklist” – Milton Bobbit (1.18) episode review 1

This week gave a short glimpse of the show I actually want to be watching. It’s not that I don’t like The Blacklist the way it is, but the prospect of Elizabeth going rogue and making a little family of badass criminal folk with Red and Dembe is unbelievably appealing, don’t you think? Maybe they(…)

An Evening with the Stars

An Evening with the Stars 0

As devoted fans, we all wait for our favorite artist to come to town, and to see them live.  However, those hour-long performances are never enough. You keep checking the clock, wishing the night would never end. Even on your way back, you keep listening the band’s songs, recalling the moments you just had. If(…)

“The Walking Dead” – A (4.16) Season Finale Review

“The Walking Dead” – A (4.16) Season Finale Review 1

Well, that was…violent. If you haven’t seen or read about the episode yet, I feel compelled to put a trigger warning here that it contains attempted sexual assault of a minor. If that’s in any way difficult for you to watch and/or read about, I’d be careful about what you consume regarding this episode. The(…)

Texas Hold ‘em returns to the movie screens

Texas Hold ‘em returns to the movie screens 0

Casinos have long remained an iconic place for gamblers across the world to enjoy placing bets on a plethora of odds-based games in the hope of winning a fortune. Their considerable appeal and attraction is summarized by the millions of people who continuously travel to the most iconic locations in the world, such as Las(…)

“Supernatural” – Mother’s Little Helper (9.17) episode review

“Supernatural” – Mother’s Little Helper (9.17) episode review 2

The big gimmick of this episode of Supernatural was that it was Misha Collins’ directorial debut. Which, I suppose is supposed to be exciting to Castiel fans. But honestly, when I’m told that Misha Collins is directing, all I hear is Misha Collins is not acting. Just sayin’. I’m sure they all had a lovely(…)

“New Girl” – Mars Landing (3.20) episode review

“New Girl” – Mars Landing (3.20) episode review 1

Technically speaking, this was a strong episode of New Girl. It was tightly written, allowed moments for all of the characters to revel in their comedic antics, and it threw a very realistic wrench in the Jess and Nick pairing—one that many could guess would be the eventual problem, but also one the writers had(…)

Review: Pharrell Williams’ G I R L

Review: Pharrell Williams’ G I R L 1

Whether you’d heard of him before 2013 or not, Pharrell Williams has been around in the world of mainstream pop longer than many would realize. It’s not hard to see why he’s been flying under the radar since his first album, In My Mind. The record was almost universally received with a shrug and dismissed(…)

Puzzled and wired: Austin’s very own Cathedral of Junk

Puzzled and wired: Austin’s very own Cathedral of Junk 2

Vince Hannemann showed me a black and white photograph of his 16-year-old self in his backyard in Santa Fe, N.M. It was then, in 1979, that the sculpture artist started building installation work out of found objects. Ten years later, he moved to Austin, Texas, where he’s been erecting his massive Cathedral of Junk ever(…)

Facebook Buys Oculus Rift

Facebook Buys Oculus Rift 2

The social media giant has just announced that it made the $2 billion purchase of one of the most revered gaming start ups in the industry, Oculus VR. In the press release Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says “”Oculus has the chance to create the most social platform ever, and change the way we work, play(…)