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Archive for July, 2011

What Part of the Brain Is Good Writing, and What Happened To It?

Written By: Liam Walters

I ask this question because since it started, I have to admit, I am very disappointed in Torchwood. Episode Three, entitled ‘Dead of Night’. I will admit straight away, this is an improvement over the last few episodes, as we finally but slowly start to get somewhere. However, we are three episodes in and overall, I’m still disappointed. Not that much has actually happened and a lot of stuff could have been cut out, and this could have made a more interesting five episode series, instead of the long, drawn out 10 episode series this seems to be turning in to.

Warning: From This Point Onwards, I Will Be Talking Spoilers. (more…)


New World Disappointments

Written By: Carl Frill

With the release of Fallout: New Vegas’s new DLC, Old World Blues, answers brought up in the past are finally answered as we delve into the world of the Big Empty. Old World Blues is the 3rd DLC for Fallout: New Vegas, which if you’re unfamiliar with is definitely worth trying, covering a wide array of gaming styles & tastes. So what does this latest addition bring to an already full game?
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Death on a Plane… Except It’s Kind of Obvious He Isn’t Going to Die.

Written By: Liam Walters

This episode definitely could have been better. Perhaps a bold statement to start a review off with, yes, but I stand by that. The problem is, this is episode 2, and your trying to bring in new audiences. Even if you have a successful episode one, you still need an equally successful episode two to keep the viewers wanting more. The stuff with Gwen, Jack and Rex on the plane just kind of drags on, although we at least get interesting plot developments with Oswald Danes and Dr. Juarez. As for Esther, it has some suspense to her developing plot, though it partly just feels a little forced. From a crying man to a bunch of people sitting on a plane, it’s time to take off, with Torchwood: Miracle Day – Episode Two: Rendition.

Warning: From This Point Onwards, I Will Be Talking Spoilers. (more…)


Rebecca Black’s Moment

Written By: Liam Walters

So on Monday 18th July, 2011, Rebecca Black officially released her 2nd song and video. With Friday being known as one of the worst songs of all time, what atroscity could possibly follow in Fridays wake… Yes, you guessed it… Saturday! Or maybe not. No, in actual fact, it was ‘My Moment’, and my god, that moment lasted more than any moment should. Still, to give props to Black, the song isn’t actually that horrible, with a definite step forward from Friday in terms of general music taste. But with being an improvement, it also means the song may also be the start of the downfall of Rebecca Black. (more…)


Review: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 [BSC]

Written By: Liam Walters

Exciting, suspenseful, thrilling and emotional, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is all this, and so much more.  After an undisclosed amount of time (at least in terms of the film) we rejoin Harry, Ron and Hermione as they rest up at Shell Cottage. It seems to be not too long since the last film, as Griphook asks the three if they buried Dobby. At the same time, we also see Ron’s family safe and well, so despite it being a relatively short length of time between the two films.

Warning: From This Point Onwards, I Will Be Talking Spoilers.  (more…)


How I Regained My Faith in Humanity and Was Able To Continue Living (Aka: Bieber and Gaga One Year On)

On the 16th of July, 2010, I wrote and posted an article... Posted a rant, I should say, on Justin Bieber, as he and Lady Gaga’s video’s were battling it out for Youtube supremacy. At that time, it looked like either video could topple the other and gain the more viewers. Eventually, that battle came to an unpleasant end, with Biebers ‘Baby’ gaining more views and staying on top of Gaga’s ‘Bad Romance’. But from this past year, despite what you may think of Bieber or Gaga, we have had a lot from the two of them, both good and bad, so whether your thing is wearing dresses made of meat or getting shot on TV for the glee of the masses, despite how much you may dislike one or the other, both have inevitably given us some good with the bad. (more…)


Americans TouchWood

Written By: Liam Walters

Torchwood is back! Only, it’s been back almost a week, it’s just that the first episode of the new series, named ‘Miracle Day’, was broadcast across the pond, before it was over here in jolly old England. That is, because it is now a joint adventure between Cardiff and America. Has the clashing culture ruined the show, or has it enhanced it to something more than the previous series’ could achieve, or perhaps, in its roots, it is the same old story with a shiny new set to play in. From shouting FBI agents to weirdly affective baby earmuffs and everlasting life, the miracle starts here.

Warning: From This Point Onwards, I Will Be Talking Spoilers.  (more…)