One GIF Movie Review – Godzilla (2014)

In today’s world of high-speed Internet and Attention Deficit Disorder, people just don’t have time to read any more. Society needs to know if a movie is good and needs to know IMMEDIATELY. Let other websites explain things with boring words, only here can you find our feelings encapsulated into one moving image. Welcome to the future.

SYNOPSIS
When a huge radiation-devouring creature threatens man’s continued existence, Godzilla – king of the kaiju – emerges from the Pacific deeps to really fuck up its day. Everything is subsequently destroyed.

REVIEW

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VERDICT
8/10

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[Review] Shadow Fight 2: A Beat ’em Up We Can Be Proud Of

Traditionally the iPhone and iPad and in fact most mobile OS’s have taken well to the beat ’em up genre. Infinity Blade, whilst not a traditional side scrolling fighter, was for a long time the spearhead of the App Store, we’ve also had excellent ports of OMG Pirates and a really good original in Maximus. So App developers Nekki definitely have their work cut out in their follow up to the original Shadow Fight; Shadow fight 2. Continue reading

One GIF Movie Review – Pacific Rim

In today’s world of high-speed Internet and Attention Deficit Disorder, people just don’t have time to read any more. Society needs to know if a movie is good and needs to know IMMEDIATELY. Let other websites explain things with boring words, only here can you find our feelings encapsulated into one moving image. Welcome to the future. Continue reading

[Review] 100 Balls App, sounds nasty… is not bad

 

 


Okay I’m not going to lie, I was surprised to see a game called ‘100 Balls’ at the top of the Apple App Store. I’m not old fashioned or prone to fainting it just took me aback is all… needless to say sex sells (a free app) and I had downloaded it in seconds. Eager for my fill off balls… wait a minute.

Anyway, once I had gotten over my childish bout I got down to some serious gaming, well as serious as app gaming gets. The premise is simple, you are given a funnel of balls (100, I counted) and you control a flap that let the balls fall through. The aim is to get the balls into cups that follow a track under and over your funnel. Check out a jazzy screenshot below.

The game is stylistically really simple, which is the upward trend on the free app market. The likes of Flappy Bird (and it’s billion spin off’s) like to keep things neat and concepts easy. Of course, as always with these free games, adverts are typically occupying 1/10 of the total screen size and are not optional. The gameplay is intuitive – thankfully – as no tutorial is offered when you fire up the app. But I would go so far as to say that it is mildly more complex than it’s free chart counterparts; as you release balls some of the cups change colour, if you get corresponding balls in the right cups then your score can be multiplied. It is just about interesting enough to keep me mildly occupied and the primary colours changing and moving have certainly kept my chimp ego busy.

Sadly, the apathy soon sets in and after about 15 minutes I’ve moved on to something else; eating a biscuit or staring vacantly at a street light to work out if it was brighter yesterday or not. But I don’t think this game is ashamed of that, it was made to be played on a bus, on the train or whilst your ex walks towards you from down the road. It is short and sweet but hardly ground breaking.

Verdict: A great commuter distraction and worth picking up considering the value for money. A shade up in complexity from Flappy Birds and the like.

Gameplay: 6/10

Style: 2/10

Replay-ability: 8/10

Overall: 5/10

NME Awards Tour Spotlight

The NME Awards tour has been stalking it’s way through the country recently, culminating at the Brixton Academy tonight.  I went to the Bristol gig last night and was rewarded with a delightfully diverse line up in the form of Circa Waves, Royal Blood, Temples and Interpol.  Obviously it’s way too late to urge you guys to get tickets, but I just wanted to draw attention to one of the acts as they blew me away:

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Royal Blood

These two guys absolutely killed their set with five or so songs, each as aurally bombastic as the last.  Obvious highlights were their respective singles Little Monster and Out of the Black, the latter hammering home the set perfectly. The frontman Mike kindly introduced us to the rest of the band…Ben, I was awed by the amount of noise (and variety of said noise) these two guys made by themselves.  They are just  fantastic purveyors of heavy and sinister rock, a marriage of two of my favourite properties.  I just love Ben’s brutal percussion married to Mike’s guitar and that both instruments fight their way into the spotlight as well as working together.  Just awesome stuff.

Royal Blood have only just surfaced onto my radar, but have been picked up by the likes of Zane Lowe so I’m glad they’re getting the exposure.  The music this duo makes is right up my street and if you also want more hard and heavy rock in your life look no further.

The other acts were great as well.  Interpol completely rinsed their set, but who’s surprised?  ‘Take you on a Cruise’ was absolutely sublime and if by some small chance you haven’t heard of Interpol go check that song out.  Temples strolled out and blasted us with their Psychadelic wares, whilst I am not a great fan of that stuff they were excellent musicians and performers.  The songs they played were interesting and well constructed with plenty of variety (my main sticking point with the genre).  Finally Circa Waves also put in a stellar performance, especially their drummer who I thought was brilliant, their songs Stuck in my Teeth and Good for Me particularly were particularly great.

Overall an amazing night.

 

One GIF Movie Review – Captain America: The Winter Soldier

In today’s world of high-speed Internet and Attention Deficit Disorder, people just don’t have time to read any more. Society needs to know if a movie is good and needs to know IMMEDIATELY. Let other websites explain things with boring words, only here can you find our feelings encapsulated into one moving image. Welcome to the future.

SYNOPSIS
Recently thawed Nazi-pummeller Captain Steve Rogers struggles to adjust to life in the paranoid, post-9/11 US intelligence community, only to find that – surprise – extra-governmental super-agency S.H.I.E.L.D. aren’t quite as altruistic as he was led to believe.

REVIEW

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VERDICT
8.5/10