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BDTB: Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker

In this week’s Breaking Down the Backlog, not to feel left out, I went on my own legendary adventure and saved Princess Zelda from the evil Ganondorf. Before this game, I had only played one...

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US Late Night Satire: Jon Stewart’s Legacy

“LAWS, LIKE SAUSAGES, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made.” – Jon Saxe Politics has gotten really weird. I mean, it’s always been a bacon-bowl mouth-burn of conflicting human interests...

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Film Torments: Hackers (1995)

ROUNDING out February at Torments, Dan takes a look at a slab of indelibly delicious zeitgeist cheese. Some films define a generation. Some, like Xanadu and Road House, actually kill a decade. And then...

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Microsoft Announce Xbox Game Pass

Earlier today Microsoft announced Xbox Game Pass which is, to put it simply, Netflix but for Xbox One and Xbox 360 games. Here is the press release: Today, we’re continuing our commitment to give...

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A Final Fantasy Retrospective: Final Fantasy (NES)

WELL THEN, without further ado, let’s talk about the original Final Fantasy – the one that kicked off this whole screaming clawing feathered-hair 2D 3D HD shebang – by talking about Dragon Quest. Yes,...

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So what the bloody hell happened in Taboo?

TO SAY THAT Period Drama, and especially BBC Period Drama, had become a tad stale, trite even, is an understatement. I certainly have had simply enough of corsets and horse drawn carriages and stiff,...

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Film Torments: Scarecrows (1988)

THIS TIME on Film Torments, Dan finally gets round to a Fuck You it’s January film if ever he saw one. There are a variety of definitions for ‘cult film’, but most revolve around...

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A Final Fantasy Retrospective: The Prelude

My relationship with Final Fantasy is a strained, distressing and complicated one. For a series with a title of such finality to have lasted 30 years is a morbid joke in itself, but its...

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Predicting the BRIT Awards 2017

MUCH LIKE the colour beige, The BRIT Awards are a mind numbing, boring necessity in the world that it’s always best to not take too seriously. As most of you will be well aware...