Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Mortal Kombat Legacy

I used to play Mortal Kombat on the PS2 some years ago. Since then, I have played almost all Mortal Kombats as well as watch the movies and it remains one of my most favorite fighting genre games. I was suprised when I discovered a Machinima series on Youtube a few nights ago about Mortal Kombat. They have a unique take on the characters of the MK series and the lore is rather interesting. It definitely is worth checking out!

So far there are 6 episodes with a new one coming out each week. I'll leave you with a trailer however!

Enjoy! ;)

Tuesday, 10 May 2011


Got sucked into watching a television series that has been around for a while now called Fringe. It is a show that knows how to put criminal investigation and pseudo-scientific terrorism together in one nice explosive package. Really, I bought season one only just a few days ago and I'm half-way through watching season two already.

Think: Teleportation, Mind-control, Mutations - even alternate universes and you've got a show full of these delightful events called Fringe!

Here, I'll leave you with a trailer that I'm sure you will enjoy!

Thursday, 5 May 2011


I used to be a big fan of Worm type games since I was a little kid and had discovered the first Worms game. Ever since then I lost interest and forgot about it all. However, after recently finding myself with a bit of spare time at college, I decided to browse some of the interesting games hosted at Funorb.com

I came across a worms-style game called Arcanists and found myself playing it more often every time I had spare time. Essentially, you play a small wizard and can access a variety of different elemental spell books such as; fire, ice, earth, darkness, holy, etc.

You can mix and match different spells from different books to try and defeat your opponent. Spells can come in the from as shields, bombs, missiles and summoning all used to try and survive!

I reccommend anyone into the Worms games to check this out!
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Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Beyond Black Mesa / Escape from City 17

v Aside from the Battlefield series that I mentioned my love for some previous posts ago, there was also an old FPS game that I absolutely fell in love with and became addicted to. That was Half Life. Set in a secret underground laboratory, you play the role of Gordan Freeman whom, through a series of unfortunate and completely catastrophic events, throws the world into jeopardy - unleashing a torrent of alien scum to invade earth and provoking ''The Combine''.

Half Life and its respected counterparts including Half Life 2 were all great games, and I was delighted to stumble upon two fan made videos the other day whilst browsing Youtube. They both really bring a sense of realism to the Half Life genre. They are both equally amazing videos, and if you have ever played Half Life, this is definately worth checking out!

Beyond Black Mesa

Escape from City 17

The Robot that .... Recycles?

"Engineers in Finland have created a robot that can recycle."

I am an avid browser when it comes to online news channels, and after visiting BBC's Click, I found out that they created a robot that is able to recycle for us, eliminating to some extent the need for human intervention when it comes to rubbish.

Yes! In fact, this robot is actually clever enough to distinguish key differences between every day pieces of rubbish, discerning items such as wood, metal, plastic as well as other things allowing it to recognise a whole variety of different materials.

This robot also apparently has the ability to learn and pick up on mistakes. For example, items such as wood which have metal objects in it such as nails and door hinges can be processed once it has learnt and knows what to look for.

Needless to say I doubt the people who work with recycling won't be too pleased by being replaced by a robot, but it does seem that that is the growing trend.
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Monday, 2 May 2011

Bin Laden no longer.

Ah yes, posted everywhere right now is news of the actual demise of one of the most sought after terrorists in the world. Osama Bin Laden. His demise comes as a result of a ground operation which consisted of a co-ordinated ground effort assault against a compound harbouring the fugitive.

It has been confirmed that Bin Laden was killed in the 40 minute assault against the compound and his body has since been retrieved and verified.

However, critics claim that this won't halt terrorist activities but may result in a rise in retaliation and terrorist movement. I believe that, with Osama Bin Laden now gone, al-Qaeda's activities will be severely hindered as a result.

Good riddance.

Sunday, 1 May 2011


So I have just got into this program recently called Spotify. Essentially, it is a subscription based service which allows the streaming of music files almost instantly to the user. After hearing some good things about it from a friend, I decided to try it out.

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So first impressions are that I am actually quite impressed with this service. I've since learnt that Spotify offers its users additional feature which allows subscribers to take their music offline when they are travelling. Spotify does this by saving the MP3 files inside the software which is perfect for someone like me who likes to travel alot.

Not only that, but it is also has an application on popular phones such as Iphones and other smartphones whereby you can stream music on the move - which I think is excellent. Overall, I rate this service a 10/10 for any music lover out there. Whether you are someone who likes to travel or wants access to a wide range of music - this one is for you.