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Papers, Please is a 2013 video game created by indie developer Lucas Pope. It was developed and published under his pseudonym 3909. Released intentionally for Microsoft Windows and OS X in 2013 a Linux version followed in February 2014 as well as a port for the PlayStation Vita in August 2014. Continue reading →
Dave Mustaine is back with thrash metal legends Megadeth. Dystopia, released last month is their fifteenth studio album. That’s quite impressive! It is the first album since 2004’s The System Has Failed not to feature drummer Shawn Drover and the first since 2007’s United Abominations without guitarist Chris Broderick. Instead Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler and Angra guitarist Kiko Loureiro filling those roles respectively.
The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 chart which makes it Megadeth’s second highest charting album since Countdown to Extinction, which peaked at number two back in 1992. It received generally positive reviews from critics, a return to form after the poorly received Super Collider. It was the bands return to a more aggressive style that was commended most and that is reflected in it’s sales.
Let’s start with the musicianship, which as you’d expect is outstanding. I love Chris Adler’s drumming throughout the album, I hope he stays on with the project for more than just one album. Mustaine and Loureiro’s guitar riffs and licks and sensational with quality guitar solos in every song. Overall Megadeth sound like a band re-energised justifying the hefty overall in band members thoroughly. The production is top notch as well. Dystopia’s sound is crisp and clear. Loud, but not overbearing and overall energetic. Continue reading →
WWE really seem to be putting in a little more effort for Smackdown these days. We had Brock Lesnar on the show last week and storyline advancement for Jericho and AJ Styles for the majority of their feud are the two most recent examples. This week Triple H makes a rare appearance on Thursday nights. That doesn’t mean it’s all sunshine and roses all of a sudden, most of the matches for example are extremely missable and often repeats or variations of commonly seen bouts. Raw has the same problem too though, it has to be said.
The trick to making Smackdown more important however is for them not just to repeat the same promo or the same matches on the next Raw. I’m specifically talking about The Dudley Boys recent heel turn promo which they repeated almost word for word a week later. For Smackdown to truly be its own show, it has to be unmissable. Simple as that.
After an awfully bland and downright boring Fastlane PPV, Raw was actually pretty good this week. Brock Lesnar verses Dean Ambrose was set up for Wrestlemania, the return of Shane O’Mac and a brutal beat down from Triple H on Roman Reigns to close the show. If you want to read more of my thoughts from Raw, CLICK HERE. For now however, let’s focus on the main talking points from this weeks Smackdown!
Bridge Constructor is a bridge building (no way!) puzzle game released in 2013 for PC and mobile by Headup Games. I played the PC version available from Steam, this version also includes SlopeMania, a fully sized add-on to the original game, bringing more levels, features, a new setting and much more.
To become an ‘appraised bridge engineer and architect’ in Bridge Constructor you can choose between three main types of materials available for construction: wood, concrete, and cables. The wood is the cheapest material, but it’s also the weakest. Concrete is very powerful and it can’t be damaged, but you can only place it in certain points and are expensive. Cables are very useful as they can be stretched over long distances, but they aren’t very strong. Use the appropriate materials and stay within budget to build the perfect bridge. Stress tests then reveal whether the bridge you build can withstand the daily stress of continual use from cars and trucks.
Want to listen to two idiots ramble about wrestling for an hour? Well join Rob and the ‘human wrestling encyclopedia’ Dan as they return for the second episode of their wrestling podcast, now tentatively named ‘Thoughts On Wrestling’. This time they discuss WWE Fastlane and parts of the Raw from the night after all the while consistently going off topic to complain about wresting problems in general. Enjoy!
This podcast covers WWE PPV’s and NXT Takeover events. Though special episodes covering WWE Network Specials, Monday Night Raw, Smackdown, NJPW, TNA, Lucha Underground and ROH might happen from time to time as well.
Good Lord have I been a busy little bee this week. Normally I write my Raw review Tuesday morning but it’s currently Wednesday afternoon and I have to go to work soon. Oh well, despite being stupidly busy all of a sudden Raw was too good not to talk about.
Perhaps somewhat unsurprisingly I wasn’t intending on even watching after the generally mundane and dull Fastlane PPV on Sunday. I’m glad I did though, this Raw was a thousand times better than the dross WWE pumped out the night before.
Normally I’d talk about The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, reviewing the entire show. I don’t have time, so I’m just going to hit the main talking points.