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Bits and bobs

Posted: 9th March 2010 by Get No Happy in Miscellaneous, Reviews
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Well, a few thing of not much interest to anyone (edit)CIVILIZATION 5… … has been announced. Since Empire decided we should start seeing other people, Civ 4 has taken its place as my favourite of 4X game. It’s wonderful, and as such I welcome the arrival of Civ 5 with the enthusiasm of a Parisian […]

Electronic Entertainment

Posted: 25th February 2010 by Get No Happy in Reviews
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Mass Effect 2 Having just completed it, I’m going to give it a “good” with added “meh”. It was entertaining enough for me to finish it and was gripping on occasion. But, honestly, I got pretty bored towards the end. You may find this a strange opinion due to the it’s fucking brilliant comment I […]

I have just finished watching latest episode of the informative The virtual revolution: A history of the internet presented by the latest addition to my celebrity harem Dr Aleks Krotoski (who used to present ‘Bits’ in the late 90’s). Congratulations and I hope Myleene Klass, Avril Lavigne, Summer Glau and the female cast of ‘Legend […]

Post Christmas frenzy

Posted: 30th December 2009 by Get No Happy in Miscellaneous, Reviews
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Well it’s been a fine Christmas break so far. I say break, but as I only work the most generous definition of “part time” it’s not like I’ve technically had a lot of time off. Anyway. Presents were good, food and alcohol flowed as if the Gods themselves were in attendance and as yet there […]

It’s the time of year when every newspaper, blog, journal and notes page fills with the joys of the year gone by, and this will be no exception. It does make one realise however, just how long a year actually is: I can’t actually remember most of the films, books or music I have consumed […]

Avatar

Posted: 23rd December 2009 by Get No Happy in Reviews
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So Avatar, James Cameron’s game changing, sci-fi, CGI epic… It’s alright. OK, The Good Yes the CG is spectacular: The mix of real and fake actors is seamless, the world is beautiful and the scenes with the flying mountains actually gave me a touch of vertigo. Certainly benefited from all the CG touching up of […]

TV TV TV

Posted: 9th December 2009 by Get No Happy in Miscellaneous, Reviews
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Fringe Fringe continues to plod along nicely. If there’s a phrase to describe the show’s narrative progress it’s punctuated equilibrium. It lurches forward with arc heavy material for a few episodes, then does it’s best to imitate the best monster episodes of the X-Files. While these are enjoyable enough, Fringe has such a good story […]