The Division PS4 Review
Games / April 2, 2016

The Division is a game that plays as good as it looks Tom Clancy’s The Division (PS4) New York is in the grip of a Smallpox pandemic, released on purpose through infected bank notes. You are a sleeper agent who works for The Division sent there to fight the pandemic and restore order. You must also find out what happened to your fellow agents in the first wave sent by the Division. New York City is chaotic, streets are blocked with vehicles, piles of rubbish and dead bodies. Meaning the only way to get around is on foot, but that just gives you time to look at the level of detail the developers have added to the game which is impressive. As you move around Manhattan you will come up against rioters, escaped convicts, crazy sanitation workers and even other players. Gun fights in the game are plentiful and challenging. The AI controlled characters don’t just stand there and take it, they push towards you and try to flank you. So unless you’ve teamed up with friends you’ll find yourself moving back to other cover time and again or pushing forward to press home your attacks. I found it best…

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation Movie Review
Movies / December 13, 2015

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation [Blu-ray] Rogue Nation is the fifth title in the brill Mission Impossible series. Its plot centres on Ethan Hunt played by Tom Cruise. Who tries to prove the existence of an organization called the syndicate after the Impossible Missions Force has been taken over by the CIA. Ethan is hunted by the the CIA across the world as he investigates bombings and disappearances that he believes were cause by the syndicate. Along the way he recruits his former IMF colleagues including Benjamin “Benji” Dunn played by Simon Pegg and an attractive female MI6 agent Ilsa Faust played by Rebecca Ferguson who is undercover in the Syndicate. As Rogue Nation continues we find out that the Syndicate started as a British covert operation to recruit foreign agents to do some rather unsavoury things on the personal order of the Prime Minister. However the plan was shelved some time after Billions of pounds were moved into off shore accounts to fund the project. Despite orders former MI6 agent Solomon Lane (Sean Harris) decided to keep the Syndicate going and is hell bent on getting his hands on the billions hidden away in a digital storage vault. Ethan Hunt…

Terminator 2 Movie Review
Movies / December 8, 2015

Terminator 2 – Judgment Day (Skynet Edition) [1991] [Blu-ray] Terminator 2 is a brill sequel to the 1984 Terminator movie. It was released in 1991 to huge commercial and critical success, easily surpassing the first movie in box office takings. The plot has Skynet sending an advanced T-1000 “liquid metal” terminator back in time to kill John Connor. The boy is destined to become the leader of the human resistance. As before the resistance is able to send back a protector for John. This time though it’s the same class of terminator played by Arnold Schwarzenegger that killed Johns father. Things have not gone well for the Connors since the events of the first movie. Sarah is in a mental institution after trying to blow up Cyberdyne Systems. A company she rightly believes covered up the existence of the first terminator in order to create new technology from the wrecked endoskeleton. Her young son now believing his mother is insane has been sent to live with foster parents. The T-1000 finds John almost at the same time as his less advanced T-800 protector. They narrowly escape from it after a lengthy chase. John decides to free Sarah Connor from the…

The Terminator Movie Review
Movies / November 30, 2015

The Terminator [DVD] The Terminator’s been out for a rather long time and I must have watched it countless times in the past. However I got a new 4k TV a few months ago and decided to watch it. I know the PS4 doesn’t upscale to 4K but that didn’t matter. My new TV gave the movie a new sense of depth and colour that you just wouldn’t expect from a movie made in 1984. The plot of the the movie is well known. Sarah Connor is a normal everyday young woman, waitressing to earn a living. Unknown to her she is also the soon to be mother of future human resistance leader John Connor. She is targeted by Skynet that sends a Terminator back in time to eliminate her. If she dies John Connor will never have been born and thus humanity will perish. Fortunately a lone soldier; Kyle Reese is sent back to protect her rescuing Sarah just in time from the clutches of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character. The two find they are attracted to one another and share an intimate night that leads to Sarah becoming pregnant. The Terminator is relentlessly in its persuit of the pair and…

Elysium
Movies / January 19, 2014

The plot of Elysium is set in 2154. There are two classes of people, the rich who live in a utopian space station orbiting Earth called Elysium, and the poor who live on a polluted, overcrowded slum of a planet that only exists to manufacture the things that people in Elysium need. Like the polite but “do as I say or else” robots that keep the poor in their place.