Before you set fire to my site, just know that I recognise the title of this article are words that haven't been uttered very often (if at all) by the internet at large. You only need to check out the film's Metacritic score, which at the time of writing is sat at a brain numbing 51, to know that the critics also disagree with my statement. But, since you've come all this way, why don't you hear me out? Netflix, forever the gateway for niche films to find an audience, has today put up this specific title to its catalogue in the UK. If you haven't seen it, now would be a good time.
Cast your mind back a few weeks ago and if, you're like me, you're into The Division, you may remember that Ubisoft kind of did a soft reveal that a sequel was in the works *squeals*. Other than a teaser image, and a developer/player chat I didn't get to attend, information was sparse. The promise of more to follow in the Summer at E3 was the cliffhanger we were left on. To keep us occupied they did announce that The Division would get support all throughout 2018 with unique global events. The most recent of which being Outbreak.
Hajime Tabata, the game director of Final Fantasy XV, is heading up a new studio for Square Enix, entitled Luminous Productions, based in Tokyo. They're not working on Final Fantasy XVI, so don't get your hopes up, they've got much different plans in mind. A statement from Square Enix states that the new studio will not only be concerned with making AAA games, it'll also be on the cutting edge of new and unique entertainment experiences. What could that mean? Destination based VR mayhaps? Only time will tell, but if you want the inside track, they're hiring.
In this video, Jimmy jumps into a game of PUBG Mobile to see how it compares on mobile devices to Fortnite and how it handles itself with its own strengths and weaknesses. Game play from a Samsung S8. Subscribe to see more videos similar and dissimilar to this!
Mention Team17 and you'll probably muster up an image of little, pink, wiggly worms, blowing the shit out of each other. Whether that be on the PSX or the original Xbox is dependent on how long you hung around for. In recent years the company have been a little on the quiet side, releasing Aven Colony, The Escapists 2 and Yooka-Laylee in 2017 (games you've probably heard of but not picked up). Even, after all these years, they are still most recognisable for the Worms series, the last instalment coming in the form of Worms WMD in 2016. So, how has it come to pass that they are being tipped to top the list of UK publishers?
I was a big fan of the first Deadpool. I was so pleased that Ryan Reynolds got another shot at a character he was honestly born to play. The comedic beats were perfect and the screenplay was better than the Marvel NOW reboot of the comic series (which I really wasn't into as Gwenpool was a better version of what it should have been, despite being a parody of it). In the latest trailer we got to see a glimpse of Deadpool's new team of super powered companions which he dubbed X-Force. To anyone not in the know it was a funny pun on X-Men, however X-Force is a group I'm well aware of, one incarnation of the team are my favourite group of anti-heroes. So, who is in Deadpool's?
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Back when Player Unknown's Battlegrounds released, it took the gaming world by storm. It was addictive, simple and was a great tool for streamers and Let's Play channels. It was a game that seemed to craft memorable unscripted moments, intermixed with high stress situations. It wasn't the first battle royale title, not by a long shot. It took a lot from H1Z1 King of the Kill but PUBG came to define the series. Fornite, which came out later, was supposed to be mainly focused on a PVE horde mode type gameplay. Seeing the success of PUBG, the developers (EPIC) tacked on a Battle Royale game type and have now taken a lot of PUBG's thunder, dominating in the Twitch rankings due to it's quicker moment to moment action and poppy art style; but the popularity of both cannot be denied
Flicking through the news today the last thing I expected to see was a Nerdist article that seemed to be straight from a Hollywood film script rather than real life. Surely, that couldn't be right. My eyes were deceiving me. Nope. Apparently there's an asteroid on such a close collision course with Earth that NASA has seen fit to start working on a contingency plan. Don't worry though, we've got plenty of time to get our affairs in order, rearrange all those appointments and commitments, it's not due to arrive until Thursday the 22nd September 2135.
This article is going to be fun. I have been adding content to the site now for a little over two months, Progress has been slow but I feel confident that we are heading in the right direction. The podcast hasn't yet missed an episode, I'm uploading blogs/news articles on a regular time-table and I've locked Tengu Arts away and told her she isn't allowed out until the first comic is ready. All in all, pretty good, right? I've even released more videos than scheduled on our YouTube channel, one of which (Fortnite related, go figure) seemed to get more traction than expected...BUT WAIT!
I want to start this article by stating that this is a speculation piece, but one backed up by some pretty interesting observations. It's no secret that I'm a HUGE fan of The Division. It's such a good game and one I have spent over a hundred hours in. Last year some developers behind the title, along with some from The Hitman series, made the decision to form their own studio entitled Sharkmob. They set up shop in Sweden and closed themselves off to the world for several months. Now that they have laid the foundation, they have let slip a few details about their first upcoming title. It'll apparently be based on 'Cult IP'. What are they up to?
Against all odds, Nintendo recently announced that a new Smash Bros is coming to the Switch before the end of 2018. Now that the dust has settled on this mic drop of an announcement it got us thinking. Super Smash Bros has always had one of the biggest casts in beat 'em up history, cameos aren't something new to the title and in its previous incarnations has hosted Solid Snake, Cloud and Bayonetta just to name a few. That got us scratching our noggins. Who would we really like to see in the upcoming Switch instalment of this beloved franchise?
In this video, James gets his first hands-on with Fortnite Battle Royale for mobile devices. Playing on a iPad 2017 9.7 inch running iOS11 (11.2.2). Epic have opened up sign-ups for this testing period on their site.
With every passing day Elon Musk and his hundreds of employees are inventing the future. If his work with Space X was the sum of all he could do he would still be an amazing figure; but that's not even close to being the case. Not only is he pioneering the space race but with Tesla, Hyperloop and SolarCity, he is on the cutting edge of ensuring humanity has longevity beyond the next century. His work ethic is unrivalled and he refuses to conform to just another boring corporate figure. His social media exchanges are always entertaining and he's a man that cannot be second guessed. Which is why his next venture should be both a surprise, and not, at the same time.
Toys R Us growing up, as I'm sure was probably the case for most people of my age, was a damn magical place. Seeing that goofy giraffe and the backwards 'R', that flew in the face of the English language, used to send me into a twitching coma. Growing up in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, it was one of the only toy shops I had any experience with, that and the Early Learning Centre. It blew my mind that cramming that many awesome things in one place was allowed, all other shops in comparison sucked. Hearing that in the next five weeks it will no longer exist in any form is sad but not wholly unexpected.
In this video, Jimmy shares his tips on joining a group event in an MMO using FFXIV as a reference. Helpful for console and PC gamers alike. Whether you're new to the genre or just want a refresher course of the terminology and the set-up of group play, including Instances, Dungeons and Raids, this video is for you.
Fortnite came out of nowhere. No, not the PVE horde mode that was the original core of the game. Of course I mean Battle Royale. It's fun. I'll admit it. I've played quite a bit (and only won twice, but don't hold that against me). I've even spent real world money to get a skin I wanted and to get the Battle Pass which allows me to earn rewards as I play (I know you know what a Battle Pass is, I'm explaining for that one dude over there who doesn't). It's a game I suck at and it's infuriatingly addictive. Its family friendly aesthetic means that it's player base is broader and younger than say its main competitor, PUBG.
I've been playing video games for years. I started with the Super Nintendo and burned out an old CRT TV playing Starwing. Seriously, there was smoke and everything and I was just about to rip Andross a new one! I love open world games, and games I can spent hundreds of hours in, immersing myself in the lore and the environment. The best games for this are RPGs and MMOs. I've dabbled in World of Warcraft but came to it during the Cataclysm event and felt like that one guy who showed up after the party had begun to wind down. I was on the band wagon for Star Wars the Old Republic from day one and to this day it is the only game I have ever pre-ordered.
A few weeks ago Ubisoft sent around an email to a collection of players of The Division asking for their interest in a Meet The Developers type discussion in London. The meeting was to serve as a Q&A forum as to what they could improve/add to the game going forward. I was one such player who responded to the email and registered my interest in attending the event, never thinking I'd be selected but still being interested nonetheless. I really enjoyed The Division, if you're new to the blog I actually wrote about my experience with the game a few weeks back. It's not often I find a game that stays with me or one that I keep going back to, even after I have finished the main quest line...
In this episode we discuss going through the Star Wars Secrets of the Empire VR experience at The VOID. Join Jimmy from ghoulishentertainment.com fortnightly as he talks about trying to turn his writing hobby into a career and dabbles in nerd culture content and commentary. The theme song is 'Jumpshot' from Resistor Anthems II by Eric Skiff. This episode was brought to you by CutoutMe.com, use code ghoulish10 to get 10% off of your order.
Ready Player One, as I've said numerous times, is one of my favourite novels. It's author, Ernest Cline, is the kind of person I'd like to be if this writing thing ever happens for me. I love both of his books, Ready Player One and Armada and cannot wait until he releases more. When it was announced that a film was on the way from Steven Spielberg I was pretty excited. The trailer concerned me when it came. Some big moments from the book had clearly been adapted and there was a strange focus on the Iron Giant who didn't feature at all in the novelisation. I realise I sound like one of those people, 'oh the books are way better than the film's, but with the source material being that important to me I don't mind being one of those people.