Grand theft auto retrospective part 2: the sandboxes of time

Grand Theft Auto Retrospective Part 2: The Sandboxes of Time

So in part 1 of my Grand Theft Auto Retrospective, I discussed the humble early days of the world’s biggest video game franchise. Those trashy shows and early tours, playing dive bars and garages for petrol money and tequila shots and becoming known for wild and controversial stage shows. It’s hard to remember those heedy…

Grand theft auto retrospective part 1 – 2d dog days

Grand Theft Auto Retrospective Part 1 – 2D Dog Days

So GTA V is here. Did you not hear? I’m fairly sure aliens from the dark side of Mars are currently shooting gangsters and flying jet planes into prostitutes in the biggest instalment in one of the biggest videogame franchises in the history of the world. Michael Bay would baulk at the budget for GTA…

Analysing the iphone 5c/5s launch – fall 2013

Analysing the iPhone 5C/5S Launch – Fall 2013

So that’s another high-profile technology conference concluded, and another that resembled a political rally the night before the polls open. Huge promises, slick slideshows, and even a celebrity endorsement – in this case a performance from Elvis Costello. But as I sat watching the news unfold at Apple’s September conference, none of my focus was…

What to expect (and hope) from today’s apple conference

What to Expect (And Hope) from today’s Apple Conference

The countdown is well underway and nearly complete for Apple’s Announcement Conference today. Today a new range of iPhones and iPads will be unveiled to the world. This is fairly certain. What they may look like, what they can do and what else Apple plans to bring out with a lower-case ‘i’ name is much…

Baumgartner beaten by a teddy bear and raspberry pi!

Baumgartner Beaten By a Teddy Bear and Raspberry Pi!

We were all kids once. And inevitably we all played with toys. Okay, bad example – I just realised I’m writing on a geek website and therefore we as geeks didn’t quite stop playing with our toys. Except now we call them ‘collectable figurines’ or ‘diecast models’. I know I do. Anyway, I spent many…

Batfleck, james bland and other casting controversies

Batfleck, James Bland And Other Casting Controversies

What do you think was the big news story of the last week? The crisis in Syria? No. You and all major media outlets are wrong. The only story as far as my social media feeds were concerned last week was the casting of a man to play a fictional man who flies about and…

Tales of an average online gamer 3: online vs old-skool multiplayer?

Tales of an Average Online Gamer 3: Online Vs Old-Skool Multiplayer?

It’s probably not that much of a spoiler at this point to say that I like online multiplayer. I may only be average at online gaming (you guessed that from the title, right?) but I still enjoy it nonetheless, even when it’s at it’s most headbangingly annoying. Which is quite a lot of the time…

Getting started with your new iphone 1: activate!

Getting Started with your New iPhone 1: Activate!

The excitement of a new iPhone is a unique one. Now that mobile phones have become an essential part of everyday life that most people cannot live without (And if people claim they can, they’re either lying or a hermit), switching, upgrading or changing phones in general is a big deal – on a par…

The big bang theory conundrum

The Big Bang Theory Conundrum

Stop me if this sounds familiar: Thing comes into existence. Thing gathers more fans and snowballs in popularity. People start to become actively angry that this thing is becoming popular, which then grows in direct proportion to the popularity of the thing. This is happening with The Big Bang Theory, a show watched by upwards…

San diego comic con 2013: the complete lineup

San Diego Comic Con 2013: The Complete Lineup

Comic Con, the comic convention that keeps growing from year to year, is upon us. Preview night opens on Wednesday with Warner Bros TV pilot screenings. The first full day is on Thursday, July 18 with “Intelligence” opening the official events, which run through the following Sunday when “Sons of Anarchy” closes the festivities in…

The latest rumors in next gen gaming machines

The Latest Rumors in Next Gen Gaming Machines

Rumors Flying From hardware specs to the names of the consoles, rumours surrounding Sony and Microsoft’s next gen gaming machines have been flying thick and fast in recent weeks.   When will they be released? By most accounts, we should expect the machines this year, and, if we have learned anything from history, we can…