Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Dec18

Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

SPOILER WARNING – I try to keep spoilers to a minimum, however plot and characters are discussed. I must admit I was looking forward to Rogue One. I liked the idea of a darker Star Wars film and it was bold to have this as the follow up to The Force Awakens. Okay so it takes place before A New Hope which was the first film released but if we go into timelines etc this will get confusing). To keep things simple this is a film...

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Feature: What is a Christmas film?
Dec12

Feature: What is a Christmas film?

I am sorry but I must disagree with the above meme. Don’t get me wrong, Die Hard is an excellent action film and a classic that created a genre, with career making performances from Bruce Willis and the late Alan Rickman. Where I disagree is the idea that it is automatically a Christmas film because it is set at Christmas. Nobody seems to say this about Lethal Weapon or Iron Man 3. There are a lot of films that take place during...

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Feature: The problem with creating a shared universe
Dec12

Feature: The problem with creating a shared universe

It’s all Marvel’s fault. Since the first time Nick Fury popped up in the end credits of Iron Man studios have been like the other chocolate factories trying to steal Willy Wonka’s cinematic confectionery. Unfortunately in this universe it seems Marvel still has the secret recipe while their competitors are still trying to figure out what the ingredients are. It should be said Marvel are not perfect. For those moaning about Fox’s...

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Feature: Sega to the Movies!
Dec07

Feature: Sega to the Movies!

On various sites it’s been announced that Sega will be working on film and TV shows based on titles such as Altered Beast and Streets of Rage. I can imagine what my younger self now would be thinking; “Awesome!” Admittedly this inner child would probably be more intrigued by the Tim Miller produced Sonic movie and I must admit the thought of his action style and cheeky fourth wall breaking humour could be ideal for the...

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Feature: Rob Turner’s Top Films
Dec06

Feature: Rob Turner’s Top Films

Hello PopBucket readers. My name is Rob Turner and as this is my first article I thought I would give you a quick tour of some of my personal favourite films. They are in no particular order and mainly a quick illustration of things I love so if something you like isn’t included this isn’t a slur on you (unless your favourite film is Double Dragon or Burn Hollywood Burn then you may need to seek help). I also write an online comic...

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Review: Killing Floor 2
Nov21

Review: Killing Floor 2

Story Making its way from early access on PC to now a fully fledged release, including console for the first time in the series, is Killing Floor 2. Sequel to the 2009 game the plot is very thin and is there only as a reason and premise for the killing. It essentially boils down to the fact that there’s been a deadly release of a zombie-like creatures (called Zeds) that were created as a result of genetic manipulation gone...

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Review: Robinson: The Journey
Nov15

Review: Robinson: The Journey

  Story Following the crash of your spaceship the Esmeralda on a strange and exotic planet inhabited by dinosaur, you play little Robin, a survivor of the crash. After setting up home on the planet Robin decides to seek out the cause of the crash and to see if there are any other survivors. Your journey isn’t solitary though, you have two very different companions; a T-Rex who you befriend and your floating AI assistant,...

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Review: Loading Human Chapter One
Oct20

Review: Loading Human Chapter One

Story Following in the footsteps of Telltale’s The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and The Wolf Among Us, the first chapter of this episodic game sets lays the groundwork for what could be an interesting narrative. How it pans out remains to be seen but it starts off well putting you in the shows (literally) of Prometheus, a 22nd century human living in an Antarctic laboratory. With a name like Prometheus being the lead character,...

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Review: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Sep06

Review: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Story Taking place after the events of the excellent Human Revolution with the end result causing out of control augmented humans, also known as the “Aug Incident”,  Mankind Divided suggests itself the overarching plot of this latest instalment. Society rightly was fearful of augmented people after that event and all the excitement and gloss and sheen of a bright and wonderful future wore off. Two years on from those...

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Review: King of Fighters XIV
Aug25

Review: King of Fighters XIV

The King of Fighters is a series that has had something of a resurgence in recent years. Coming out after the solid XIII, XIV builds upon that positive step with several smart decisions. The jump to 3D is a controversial one but SNK have handled this well with a number of bold designs among the (50+) character roster. It doesn’t look quite as pretty as some of its contemporaries, but the art style still allows the distinct character...

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