TV in 2019 – First Half Review

“As the first half of the year draws to a close, it’s time to look back and reflect on a wealth of television both on the traditional and challenger networks that has been released over the last six months. As someone with an open penchant to consume a vast plethora of media and subject matter, 2019 has seen an abundance of riches released to the general public, with a few notable conclusions scattered in certainly if your heart has a desire for the small screen, you haven’t been left for wanting. Of course, one of the benefits of the digital era is the opportunity to go back and discover or enjoy a forgotten treasure, those landmark series that passed you by on the first occasion. With June coming to an end, as a British writer, my review of the television series I have watched over the last six months, not necessarily created or abiding by their release on US networks as we do tend to, on occasion draw the short straw of release dates.” Continue reading TV in 2019 – First Half Review

The TV Show’s Tag-Tagged

“I do on occasion like to push myself and challenge some of these topics of conversation, they are a good natured and revealing discussion that allows you to invest as much or as little of yourself as you wish to expose. I enjoy watching and discussing television series and shows for the simple truth today‚Äôs media, not in perhaps impact or legacy is our equivalence of plays or theatre in days gone by and a reflection of our moral stand point. ” Continue reading The TV Show’s Tag-Tagged

A Discussion on Freemium Gaming

“Freemium Gaming, the dirty little secret of the console connoisseur’s repertoire, a shameless exploitation of the worst aspects of a person’s character targeting the desire to succeed at a literal cost trapping the user within a un winning cycle of endless repetition. In their current iteration on occasion they are closer to licensed and themed gambling machines as opposed to their premium equivalency on the latest generation of consoles and dedicated gaming rigs” Continue reading A Discussion on Freemium Gaming

Star Trek: New Worlds, New Civilizations – Book Review

“Allow me if you will, to indulge another of my personal interests and introduce a long forgotten Art Book that has stood idly on my shelf for the best part of a decade but in my humble opinion exemplifies the best artistic aspects and practises we have been championing for the past half year in the gaming community and highlight this incredible visionary take on the worlds and societies of Star Trek. From publisher Simon and Schuster and acclaimed author Michael Jan Friedman whose credits include multiple Star Trek novels and material, this is one the most unique and fascinating reference books on the worlds and civilizations of the Star Trek universe, ostensibly told from the perspective of a visitor to these distant shores, the 288 pages span the entire franchise of locations visited up until that point from the pilot episode of the Cage to the latest motion picture in 1999, Insurrection.” Continue reading Star Trek: New Worlds, New Civilizations – Book Review

Star Trek: Gaming’s Under Utilised Franchise – Part Two: The Present

“To look for a future direction for the franchise given its past predication to emulate its competitors you have to look at its competition and peers, large open world titles are the current vogue, and whilst this would restrict the location to a single planet and remove the need for a Starship as a means of transportation as a hub location in orbit it could serve a purpose” Continue reading Star Trek: Gaming’s Under Utilised Franchise – Part Two: The Present

Star Trek: Gaming’s Under Utilised Franchise – Part One: The Past

“uite simply, for the time I was astounded with the graphical presentation and faithfulness to the tone and nature of the series it was continuing. Gone was the crude introductory cut scenes, here we had, relatively, fleshed out movies in glorious three dimensions with the entire cast returning to voice their digital counterparts.” Continue reading Star Trek: Gaming’s Under Utilised Franchise – Part One: The Past

10 Composers, 10 Great Movie Themes

“A wealth and abundance of riches, choosing a single piece from this composer whose scores are as renowned as the worlds he brings to life in his compositions was daunting prospect. A number of his tracks have had a different impact on me as I have grown up and become aware of the impact he alone has had on the cultural resonance.” Continue reading 10 Composers, 10 Great Movie Themes