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Saturday, November 08, 2014
The Sorcerers (1967)
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Unreal Tournament
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Star Trek Tos Mega Poster
Tuesday, September 04, 2012
Dredd 3D Comic Prologue
Friday, July 13, 2012
Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy (TV Show)
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Dark Judgement
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Jock Draws Batman
Friday, February 10, 2012
Happy Birthday 2000 AD
Monday, November 28, 2011
Johnny Alpha
Monday, November 14, 2011
The Ballad of Halo Jones
Saturday, November 12, 2011
The Galaxy's Greatest Comic
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Darth Vader Says No!
Friday, September 09, 2011
Dead Island
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
The Goons 60th Anniversary
Friday, July 15, 2011
Classic Game Spotlight - Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe
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Star Trek Tos Mega Poster
Category: General Blog
Tags: star trek tos sci fi

An amazing poster by the artist Dusty-abell which represents every episode of the original series of Star Trek. Check out the high resolution version in the link below, I found myself staring at it for several minutes in recognition of all the characters and stories.

Click Here For Hi Res Version (6000 9119, 14.4 MB)

Darth Vader Says No!
Category: General Blog
Tags: darth vader star wars

George Lucas has been at it again, once more angering many fans of the Star wars franchise, particularly those that grew up with the original trilogy. Back in 1997 he released special editions of the first 3 films and they did look much nicer with ambient lighting effects and new CGI added, but many felt that the additional and altered scenes were totally unnecessary, such as the 'Greedo shoots first' scene and the addition of young anakin's ghost in the final moments of Return Of The Jedi.

With the recent release of the entire franchise on Blu-Ray disks another scene has been tampered with, much to the disgust of not just Star Wars fans but people that appreciate cinema as an art form and believe art should not be altered once the audience has elevated a certain piece with artistic merit. The scene in question is toward the end of Return Of The Jedi; Luke Skywalker is being tortured by the emperor as Vader stands alongside him. Vader looks at Luke, looks at the emperor, looks back at Luke, and then marches over to the emperor and after picking him up he throws him down the reactor shaft. All was done in silence without Vader saying a word. The wordless on-screen actions were enough to convey the scenario that Vader had decided to reject the dark side and protect his son.

Well.... now in that same scene, Darth looks at Luke, looks at the emperor, looks back at Luke and says "No!", then marches to the emperor and while picking him up cries out "Noooooooo" which sounds like the same voice clip from the final moments of the Revenge Of The Sith movie. It sounds crap and ruins a scene that was perfect already. Simon Pegg who is well known for being a fan of the films made the following Twitter post:

Always loved Vader's wordless self sacrifice. Another shitty, clueless, revision like Greedo and young Anakin's ghost. What a ****ing shame.

There is also a BBC article discussing it, which is where I learned about the scene alteration, here.

And here is a YouTube video of the scene. One comment which I found very amusing was:

I felt a great disturbance in the Blu-ray sales, as if millions of fans suddenly cried out in terror and preorders were suddenly canceled.

And lastly the usual 'Hitler's rant' video regarding the scene change:

IGN PC Game Of The Year
Category: General Blog
Tags: PC Games Starcraft

After over a decade of waiting and endless cycles of speculation about whether relying on traditional real-time strategy mechanics was the right thing to do, Blizzard made an unforgettable mark on 2010 with the release of StarCraft II. The sequel features one of the most robust single-player campaigns in the genre and offers incredible mission variety. On top of that, it's also the best multiplayer experience of the year. Wings of Liberty is an industry benchmark: meticulously designed, polished, well-presented, and packed with content. It's an essential addition to any video game collection.

StarCraft II continues the epic saga of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg. These three distinct and powerful races clash once again in the fast-paced real-time strategy sequel to the legendary original, StarCraft. Legions of veteran, upgraded, and brand-new unit types will do battle across the galaxy, as each faction struggles for survival.

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty's solo campaign will continue the epic saga where it left off in StarCraft: Brood War. The storyline chronicles the exploits of marshal-turned-rebel-leader Jim Raynor and features both familiar faces and new heroes. Players will be able to tailor the experience, choosing their own mission path and selecting technology and research upgrades to suit their playing style throughout the 29-mission campaign.

In addition to the solo campaign, dozens of multiplayer maps are available for competitive play through Battle.net. This improved version of the service has been built from the ground up to offer an unparalleled online play experience, with new features such as voice communication, character profiles and achievements, stat-tracking, ladders and leagues, cloud file storage, and more.

 

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