Binary Storm (2016) and Modern Sci-Fi Literature

(Note: When I started writing this, I meant it to be a straight forward review of a sci-fi book I read recently called ‘Binary Storm’, but it sort of became a ramble about a bunch of other stuff, including Ernest Cline’s  ‘Ready Player One’, Christopher Hinz’s ‘Liege-Killer’ and some of my opinions on current trends […]

A Retrospective: Jak II

I absolutely loved the Jak and Daxter series. The first two Jak and Daxter games were probably the biggest games of my childhood. I don’t think it was just because I was a kid either. Even given it’s obvious influence from other games, diving into the humor, mystery and lush environments of Jak and Daxter after a […]

How to Keep Your Fanbase When “You Can’t Experiment…”

In a recent interview, when asked about making new entries in the Star Wars franchise, George Lucas said  “You can’t experiment… all you do is get criticised”. This is likely a reference towards Lucas’s much derided, Star Wars prequel series. I personally feel that many different things contributed to the poor reception of those movies. […]

A Retrospective: Metal Gear Solid 1 and 2

With the 5th instalment of the series released earlier this year, I recently took the time to replay the first two Metal Gear Solid games. The two games were certainly staples of my childhood and I used to play them all the time even before I was even out of primary school. The set pieces, […]

A Retrospective: Signs (2002)

With his new film The Visit out in cinemas this month, I recently took the time to re-watch M.Night Shyamalan’s 2002 alien invasion movie Signs; a personal favourite from my childhood years. The director/writer has come under much derision in recent years. Having avoided many of his most recent efforts, I actually have quite fond […]