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…

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…

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…

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…