There have been plenty of articles in favour of the newest instalment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you can't go online at the minute without tripping over a few dozen and then proceeding to fall head first into a spoiler trap. There have also been several scathing pieces about comic book film fatigue, James Cameron even stuck the boot in recently (but Avatar was actual toilet in my opinion). This piece is neither the former or the latter and I only put it together to better understand what I've got going on in my mind because for the first time ever, I have no desire to go to the cinema to see this. Don't worry, no spoilers whatsoever ahead.
AOT is one of the biggest anime franchises that is consumed by the west. If you go to any convention you'd be hard pushed to miss the Scout Regiment jackets, they were everywhere for a time. Attack on Titan has been off the air now for a little while however but, as Doctor Farnsworth was known to say, good news everyone. The show is due to return in July of this year and Funimation have picked up the distribution rights. This is good news for me, they are my anime streaming platform of choice for their selection of dubbed content,
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Despite their push into the UK market with their convention event RTX debuting in London last year and the recent addition of 'The Inbetweeners' actor James Buckley into their Let's Play network, even I, as a die hard fan, did not see this coming. Not only is RTX returning to the UK for a second year but Rooster Teeth have announced that they are opening a UK branch of their company and are on the look out for talent. If I thought I'd have a chance I'd apply as it's a dream job, but what exactly will the London office be doing?
It wasn't until a recent BBQ that I realised how prevalent home automation is. Personally, not having an investment in the modern wave of smart assistant technology, I'm the type of person who uses Siri ironically to ask who invented farts or to try and get it to recite the Night's Watch Oath, and someone who disconnected his Xbox Kinect on day one to use it as a door stop. Hearing from over a neighbour's fence, 'Alexa, play Cardi B' brought me to the realisation that I'm in the minority, and Amazon sure know that.
Anyone that knows me knows I love Spider-Man, he's my spirit animal comic book character person. Hearing that a standalone game was being made for the hometown hero, that wasn't based on a film adaptation, was enough to make me salivate, and that was before I heard Insomniac Games were working on it! Not only that but the main bad guy in this is going to be Mr Negative which is a deep cut comic book villain that I really dig from the Spidey universe. But, it turns out that the game won't be the only new Peter Parker content set in this new video game universe.
In this brand new series Jimmy takes a look at video games, films, comics, TV shows and other things in pop culture, distils them down to below 2 minutes, and gives you an overview of what they're all about. This time out we're looking at Fortnite Battle Royale by Epic Games. Why is it so popular? What is there to do?
There is a lot of pressure behind new video game releases. Years of blood sweat and tears go into each title with employees in a lot of places living at their desk, away from their families, just to meet deadlines. There's a lot riding on it going well and if it doesn't that kind of problem can close studios and end in mass lay offs, It's the job of the marketing department to ensure this doesn't happen, but that sometimes means that the truth can be a murky concept as they try to ensure as many consumers buy the game as possible. Here are four times I've felt lied to by developers in order for them to get their hands on my hard earned moolah.
Fortnite has recently added a few new items that if you have taken a little bit of a break from the game, like myself, you really should know before jumping back into the fray. In this article we'll be discussing vending machines, Battle Pass Items AND the prospect of Tilted Towers becoming a steaming radioactive hole in the ground! Buckle into your Battle Bus seats, class is about to begin.
I want to prefix this article with a disclaimer that my PC does not meet the recommended specs that Boss Key have put out for this game. However, that isn't really the point either. Granted I have seen this game looking good and running semi-coherently in other videos but I haven't seen it running as well as say Fortnite or PUBG. I'd even go as far as to make a ridiculous statement that it doesn't even work as well as the mobile versions of those games. Radical Heights is currently in something the developers are calling 'X-Treme Early Access', and that isn't just a cute tag for their 80s inspired title, they really mean it.
The Battle Royale game type has taken the world by storm. We're all cuckoo for killing stuff in these diverse maps that pit player against player until just one reigns supreme over a sea of digital corpses. Not only have the heavy hitters now infected our mobile devices, meaning no commute or tedious meeting will be the same again, but we've also got PUBG clones suing other PUBG clones who themselves are clones of PUBG. It's getting pretty damn crowded, that's for sure, but I hope you're sitting comfortably, as we're not done yet.
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Political correctness is a hot button topic, not only in society but also in media. From whitewashing controversies in Hollywood blockbusters to poor adaptations of source material, transplanting Eastern and minority characters and locations to Western focused ones (Netflix's Death Note anyone?). The latest victim of this, and the one that has drawn the most social media traffic today, is The Simpsons and it's all about Apu.
Ever since working with Tengu Arts (Michelle Henderson) back in 2016, I always wanted to find a way to work with her again. At the time, after listening to a SmodCo Podcast by Kevin Smith where he talked about his run of writing comics for DC, I was inspired to write my own. I had a premise, I'd written a series of scripts and began looking at submission guidelines for a number of popular publishers. They all wanted art included with the submission and I couldn't craft a convincing stick man myself. I found her on Deviant Art.
Jimmy talks about Ready Player One in a spoiler light episode. Join Jimmy from ghoulishentertainment.com fortnightly as he talks about trying to turn his writing hobby into a career as he dabbles in nerd culture content and commentary. The podcast 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.
Recently released Far Cry 5 has been welcomed with positive reviews and I'll be honest, I was really looking forward to giving it a go. Unfortunately my computer doesn't have the horse power to pull off a game that new so I scratched my head at what I could do to scratch that itch. I play a lot of MMOs and point and click type games that aren't FPS games, which wasn't the case growing up. I've been looking forward to getting my hands on a good shooter and Far Cry piqued my interest. I've played every game in the series and, one in particular, I wanted to revisit.