LFO: A Review

LFOIn my country, it is traditional at the beginning of the year to make a promise which is binding for the next 365 days, only to renege on said vow 6 to 8 weeks later. Such ‘New Year’s resolutions’ typically include gym membership and avoiding confectionery. Sadly, your average pleb tends to run out of enthusiasm by February. I understand: it’s hard to settle in to a more healthy lifestyle if you’re accustomed to living your life as a self-loathing, weak-willed, cake-munching gastropod. Making an effort to better oneself is a decidedly alien concept to many. Continue reading

The Walking Dead by Telltale Games: a review

The Walking Dead GameHave you enjoyed watching AMC’s The Walking Dead? Are you dissatisfied with some of the questionable decisions made by the protagonists? Did you sit in your armchair saying, with an air of smug superiority, that you would have done better in that situation? I certainly did, although I was reclining on a couch, rather than sitting in an armchair. If you answered yes to the above, I strongly recommend that you set aside your piggy-bank money for The Walking Dead by Telltale Games, available on the Xbox 360, PS3, PC and some other platforms not worth mentioning. You are in for a treat. Continue reading

Why Elysium is no District 9: Part 2

ElysiumNeill Blomkamp received many a plaudit for his 2009 low-budget sci-fi flick District 9 and deservedly so. It was a well-crafted and thought-provoking film which explored the concept of extra-terrestrial apartheid and did not assume its audience would consist solely of pubescent morons. The South African-born director stuck with the science fiction genre in his follow-up movie, Elysium, starring Matt Damon, though he now had a lot more studio money to play around with. But was it money well spent? Continue reading

News, reviews and commentary

Those of you who have an interest in technological gadgets and oddities, particularly those relating to computers and mobile telephones, may wish to spend some time browsing through the following website:

http://www.i-am-geek.net/

I Am Geek is run by a good friend of mine and his loyal minions. There you will find reviews of software, hardware, video games and films, along with related news. Don’t let the title fool you, for this well-written and informative site is not merely for the socially maladjusted. I do hope you stop by.

Video game reviews in brief

Being single and unemployed is much akin to being married: money is always scarce and opportunities to enjoy the pleasures of the flesh seldom present themselves. However, I welcome the extra time afforded me by not being affiliated with an evil corporation and being able to voice my opinion without fear of persecution. Many in my situation are ashamed, feeling as though they have somehow failed at the game of life. I feel no such negativity, for my conscience is clear. I attend courses to improve my skills, I search for jobs and I know that one day, things will change. Why not, therefore, enjoy my freedom while it lasts? Continue reading

Spooktacular entertainment

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I’m an avid follower of AMC’s The Walking Dead and Season 3 does not disappoint. Our merry band of survivors have come a long way since Rick discharged himself from Zombie ER. They tried camping (it didn’t work out), then they tried living in a laboratory (ditto). After life on Hershel’s farm didn’t turn out to be the Arcadian utopia they had hoped it would be, the Grimes gang ended up in a prison. Continue reading