Retrogaming and Rage-quitting: Are games too easy now?

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Recently I embarked on a retrogaming project: namely, buying a used Ps1 (and hopefully an N64 in the near future), playing the games and comparing them to the latest releases from the current generation. Over the last couple of weeks I have been playing Crash Bandicoot, Pandemonium and a bit of Hercules.

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Rooftop Film Club Review: True Romance

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This week I checked out the Rooftop Film Club in Peckham for my film review. To be honest, there’s not a lot that needs to be said for the Quentin Tarantino classic; it’s got a top notch cast, a suitably chaotic spaghetti western storyline and a couple of outrageous moments which are borderline offensive and hilarious. If you haven’t seen it yet grab yourself a copy of the DVD, it’s about a pound on Amazon/CEX.

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‘Lucy’ Film Review

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Directed and Written: Luc Besson
Runtime: 89 minutes

Scarlett Johansson stars in Luc Besson’s Sci-fi romp and is surrounded with a talented supporting cast including: Morgan Freeman, Amr Waked, Min-Sik Choi, Julian Rhind-Tutt (it was weird seeing the guy from ‘The Green Wing’ as the cheerful English translator for a Korean organised crime syndicate.) The only other person I recognised was Analeigh Tipton, the babysitter out of ‘Crazy Stupid Love’

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Retrogaming: Buying a Ps1

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Buying a Playstation 1 seems like a good idea, and it is. For twenty pounds including postage it also seems like a steal. But there’s a few considerations that need to be made when picking up your new-old console. So here’s my top tips for buying a Ps1 so there are no unpleasant surprises when you un-package your ageing beast. Continue reading

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Guardians of the Galaxy Review

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Director: James Gunn

Runtime: 121 minutes

Who’s in it? Chris Pratt plays Peter Quill, intergalactic scavenger and future galaxy guardian. His job is to listen to 80s mix tapes and make all men in the cinema feel wildly insecure about their flabby mid-sections and lack of a cardio regime. Vin Diesel plays a giant talking tree…thing. And Bradley cooper voices a feisty raccoon-human hybrid that is basically the Hans Solo of the mammalian world. The rest of the cast includes: Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou and Glenn Close. John C. Reilly has a supporting role and is as endearing as ever and there’s even a cameo for Benicio del Toro as ‘The Collector’.

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The Golf Club Trailer

I like to think that if I created a trailer for a golf game, it would look a little something like this.

I’m not going to buy a golf game, but still, top marks for the trailer!

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Operation Hipster Vintage Gaming

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Since I am currently residing in gaming limbo without a console, I have decided to tick a box that has been on my ‘to-do’ list for a while now and buy an 90’s console. I think we all romanticise our old systems; I remember playing classics like Crash Bandicoot on Ps1 and Donkey Kong on N64 much more fondly than any COD or Halo title from recent years. I’m probably looking back through rose tinted glasses, but I imagine these titles to be much more likeable than the majority of the titles released in the last 12 months.

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