The first thing I saw when I got past the guys who check your tickets was a massive long queue of attendees. It took me a few moments to realise they were waiting in line to meet Star Wars hero Anthony Daniels (C3-PO) and maybe get an autograph.
Although many people may never have even heard of Benjamin Francis Leftwich the HMV Institute Library is near capacity and the audience is virtually silent
I’ve been to conventions. Mostly comics. But I’ve also turned up at the occasional Science Fiction Convention and not a few Doctor Who Conventions over the years. This is my first time at Expo and nothing prepared me for the sheer scale of the thing.
Released on Boxing Day, I’m interested in watching this mainly because it was directed by Pixar graduate Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Ratatouille and Up), and it will be interesting to see how his comic book style adapts from computers to real people.
Arkham City has got all new modifications, tweaks and improvements,. Vastly noticeable is the open world aspect of the city (not seen hugely on Arkham Asylum), freeing players to actually being able to soar from amazing height, zip-line across the roof-tops and really take in the environment.
It’s nearly Halloween. You know that time of the year when all the kids dress up as witches and ghouls and zombies and you have to turn all the lights off and pretend you are not in. We have 2 suitably ghoulish zombie T-shirts up for grabs.
RAGE does not pride itself on originality. Instead, it grasps the bare necessities of a shooter and a sandbox game, and aims to perfect them, and in many ways it succeeds.
While Andy Warhol spent the 70’s turning Art into a business, John Fekner’s work transcended art galleries and ‘hip scenes’, existing in the real world and touching the lives of normal people.
A few months ago, I brought you The Lovely Eggs with their bouncy, humorous, anarchic and my favourite single of the year, Don’t Look At Me (I Don’t Like It). So when I was asked over for a chat, naturally I jumped at the chance!
For nearly thirty years Bill Wyman was the bass player in the biggest rock ‘n’ roll band on the planet, The Rolling Stones. He aso takes photos.
I love most genres of music, and have never really understood how some people like to hibernate in one type. Enter Shikari clearly celebrate variety. But more importantly the clearly celebrate life.
As long as bands like Sissy & The Blisters and Driver Drive Faster are creating music don’t ever draw that line.
A blue hedgehog, an Italian plumber, war hungry worms, a blob of mercury… What? You never heard of that character? Yes even a pile of liquid mercury can get its own game. It’s called Mercury Hg.
We caught up with the large than life character that is Wink Musselman.