Three Word Chart: Plague Edition: June 23rd 2013

Apologies for the lateness but it seems that we both have the plague. With that in mind this special plagued edition of the chart will only cover the three new entries in the top 10. I’m certain that we will be fine once the weeping cysts on our faces die down. Oh how I wish that we were doing the full chart because that would be the perfect segue into Passenger (who is still in [...]

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Posted by James Hewson - June 25, 2013 at 17:02

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Review: Remember Me

French developer DONTNOD’s debut game is a violent clash of new and old, it’s a shame then that when I say old in this context I mean it’s almost archaic. Remember Me is an ambitious game and I feel that should be rewarded.  The narrative is a frankly brilliant idea but sadly the game itself is a jumble of old design ideas that had seemingly been dispensed with years ago or newer concepts that other [...]

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Posted by James Hewson - June 17, 2013 at 20:11

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Three Word Chart: 16th June 2013

Your at a glance guide to the UK Top Ten. Top ten, three word review each, let’s go.         10. Fuse ODG (ft. Wyclef Jean) - Antenna JH - Bottled anal leakage. AJ - Chorus = verse?   9. Wiley (ft. Angel and Tinchy Stryder) - Lights On AJ - Autotune, how original. JH - Fuck off Wiley.   8. Leah McFall  - I Will Survive AJ - Baby voice ruins. JH - Quick, dolphins attack!   7. Taylor Swift (ft. Ed Sheeran) - Everything has Changed JH - [...]

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Posted by AJ Kingham - June 17, 2013 at 19:07

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Review: Man Of Steel

At a Glance: A thrill ride from start to finish. It has a promising start on Krypton, setting up the plot and a strong background. Unfortunately this greatness does not continue throughout the whole film but that is not to say the film is bad. Henry Cavill IS chillingly good, genuinely brilliant and proves he deserved to play cinema’s most iconic hero. You’ll enjoy this fresh approach to Superman and the mind-blowing collateral damage. Quality [...]

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Posted by Luke Jackson - June 15, 2013 at 11:03

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“Mhysa” S03E10 Game of Thrones Review

Oh Game of Thrones, how you are underwhelming us with your finale.  Series 1: dragons.  Series 2: whitewalkers.  Series 3: er, some grateful slaves?  Ok, so you probably timed the Red Wedding well by putting it at the end of the last episode, seeing as you don’t like to leave us hanging with specific characters.  And the source material you are working from literally has nothing left to shock us except for about two or [...]

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Posted by AJ Kingham - June 12, 2013 at 20:48

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Trailer Watch: Sony Playstation Press Conference @ E3 2013

Sony turned into Ivan Drago last night and sadly the Xbox One looked an awful lot like Apollo Creed when they were done.  It was a death blow of epic proportions that has laid waste to Microsoft’s reasonably impressive outing earlier in the day.  What happened in Los Angeles last night was a corporate assassination that previously would have been expected of the victim rather than the aggressor. The Xbox One hit’s shelves for £429 in [...]

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Posted by James Hewson - June 11, 2013 at 14:56

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Trailer Watch: Microsoft Media Briefing @ E3 2013

It’s the 2013th annual Electronic Entertainment Expo! Sadly I’m not able to be there in person nor watch the briefings/press conferences/90 minutes adverts live.  I’ll be as prompt as I can with Sony’s briefing but it’s on at 2am local so expect it tomorrow.  Anyway, on with the Microsoft Media Briefing! So, after the less than well received announcement for the Xbox One just a couple of weeks ago Microsoft are first to the stage [...]

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Posted by James Hewson - June 10, 2013 at 19:28

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Review: The Purge

At a Glance: A film with some good ideas and quality acting let down by a confused theme, pacing issues, ridiculous plot twists and poor fights.  I was expecting a bit more exploration of the overall theme, but sadly there wasn’t enough time what with all the unimaginative killing they had to fit in.  I would recommend a view only because of it’s good points, which were top-notch, but only if you were going to [...]

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Posted by AJ Kingham - June 9, 2013 at 17:41

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Three Word Chart: 9th June 2013

Your at a glance guide to the UK Top Ten. Top ten, three word review each, let’s go.         10. Rudimental (ft. Ella Eyre) – Waiting All Night JH – It’s almost gone! AK – Yay! It’s falling!   9. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Can’t Hold Us We got bored of the video but found a live version. AK - Smiliest rapper ever. JH - Holy fucking shit.   8. Jessie J (ft. Big Sean and Dizzee Rascal) - [...]

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Posted by James Hewson - June 9, 2013 at 17:41

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Review: Bioshock Infinite

In August 2007 Ken Levine, via his studio Irrational games (then under the guise of 2K Boston) and the publisher 2K released Bioshock.  Arguably one of the best games of the now ending current generation of consoles, Bioshock was a game with a distinct story to tell and enough deep and meaningful mechanics to tell that story in a new way.  How many games have used the idea of logs and messages to tell a [...]

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Posted by James Hewson - June 3, 2013 at 19:30

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