Jul 11

VxM Videogames Podcast – E38 – Bong on the Beach

That’s “bong” like the 10 o’clock news, not like Dazed and Confused…

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Rob, Tom, Ant & PJ travel to Brighton for the Develop Conference, test out a host of up-and-coming indie games, and podcast directly from a rather shingly beach.

 

VxM Crew at Develop

 

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VxM Videogames Podcast – E38

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Rob Gisbey.

Rob Gisbey is a games journalist and music production graduate from Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. To listen to his acoustic demoread his articles and listen to the VxM Videogames Podcast head to his blog.

Jul 01

June Film Reviews

There have been some great films to come out this June and some that have been less so, but the most disappointing thing for the local Cinema this month is that they have introduced allocated seating. My first experience of this meant that just because a group of my friends bought their tickets five minutes after ours, they were placed three rows behind. The main issue that caused this new systemisation was that they were selling more tickets than seats. Fortunately as Customers are not happy with this change, it will hopefully mean that they will come up with a more successful system before the Summer Blockbusters come out.

22 Jump Street – We were pleasantly surprised about the quality of this sequel; we would even go as far as to say it hr_22_Jump_Street_3is better than the first. The best part of the film is that it embraces the idea that sequels are often worse and more expensive than their prequels. They referred to the sequel itself as the: ‘second mission being way too expensive.’ Ice Cube upped his comedic game this time around. The creators gave the audiences what they wanted, the bromance between Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill was back but to the audience’s joy this time they were having a domestic. Overall this was one of the best films this month.

Oculus – This film must have been one of the biggest disappointments this month, because it was not scary. The worst part is that the film had potential to be much more, with the brilliant editing of the parallel narrative; however the character portrayal lacked any substance.  The leading actress Karen Gillian, well known for her role as Amy Pond in Doctor Who, brought to the film, her serial fans but it was a disappointing role. There were no characteristics for the Audiences to relate to and therefore when things turned ominous the thought of the protagonist facing impending doom was not disappointing. The best things about the film were the gory bits which were heavily focused on. Fans of the American serial, One Tree Hill were disappointed that James Lafferty’s role was so small despite being suited and booted to perfection and because of Oculus-poster-with-Karen-Gillanhis absence in majority of the film the audience did not relate to the loss of the main character’s partner. There was no chemistry between them, they got relatively well known, attractive actors and hoped that it would work.

Maleficent – This film sees Angelina Jolie back to her former glory. Maleficent_live_action Following her success from this film and as a good will ambassador, she was honoured the title of Dame on the Queen’s Birthday. Her daughter was the only child Actress that wasn’t scared of Maleficent in her full wardrobe and make up and therefore was the only one fit for the role of young Aurora. The CGI was superbly executed so that the film was aesthetically beautiful and felt like you were literally in a fairy tale with the help of 3D or IMAX. The main appeal of the film is the Feminist undertones, it was a great adaptation, focusing on a Woman scorned, providing the duality of a Villain and heroine in one. Elle Fanning’s character embodied all of Aurora’s finer qualities like the innocence and reservation. Young Maleficent was an amazing child actress, definitely one to look out for in the future, the casting director chose the perfect character she looked more like Angelina Jolie than Angelina Jolie’s own child.

the fault inFault In Our Stars – For those who already knew the ending to the film, it was less heart wrenching but for those who do not, they can expect to cry many tears. For some die hard John Green fans, they may find that it does not do justice for his writing. Augustus’ ‘metaphor’ was over used to the point that he got annoying, there was a lot more substance to this character that was overlooked. Ansel Elgort was the ultimate romance fantasy and Shailene as Hazel Grace was the Girl Next Door and the chemistry between the two romantic leads was undeniable. The film was hyped up so much but a lot of the best parts were shown in the trailer which was disappointing. This is one of those films that could not live up to the book.

1 million ways to die in the West – As the best parts of the comedy were shown in MV5BMTQ0NDcyNjg0MV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMzk4NTA4MTE@._V1_SX214_AL_the trailer, there was no surprise and it lacked any consistent narrative. Seth McFarlane directed and acted in his first live action film, unfortunately the humour felt forced, which proved that he could not direct himself. He over compensated, creating an absence of feeling for the main actor, who appeared arrogant. The audience found it difficult to differentiate from him and his Character. Theron was great, as always, she was the only appeal to the film, especially for the Male audience, however Sarah Silverman was hilarious as the comedic harlot.

edge-of-tomorrow-poster1Edge Of Tomorrow – Surprisingly the time lapsing within the film did not get annoying; this was thanks to the classic editing. Tom Cruise was at his finest with his Block Buster acting but there was more quality within this material than his past roles. Teamed with Emily Blunt, the duo was a force to be reckoned and their romance not being centralised, made the film more appealing to a wider audience. As Tom Cruise is usually typecast as a Mission Impossible type action hero it was a nice surprised to see him play a character forced into a situation he was completely unprepared for, making it the most relatable character that he has ever played.

 

Godzilla – Many people said that a remake was unnecessary and unfortunately they were right to say so. The film wasGodzilla-2014-Teaser-Trailer-Poster a gigantic Godzilla-sized let down. The most shocking thing was that the Mutant Reptile was absent for most of the film. Despite the technology we have accessible now the CGI was terrible. It was such a farfetched twist that Godzilla was in allegiance with the Americans against the Aliens. Bryan Cranston was chosen for his role in order to use his fame from Breaking Bad to get the audience in, it worked but audiences were left generally disappointed.

x-men-days-of-future-past-professor-xX-Men: Days of Future Past – Finally they brought back Patrick Stewart who undoubtedly makes the franchise. Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart’s bromance in real life translated to on screen. Ellen Page as Kitty was extremely disappointing, she was given a lot of screen time but provided no real emotion to the character. Elizabeth Olsen (The Olsen twins’ Sister who also stars in Godzilla) was made up to look Asian despite being American. This highlighted just how amazing the wardrobe and make up department worked on this franchise in general. This is the XMen sequel we have all been waiting for.

 

Chloe Naylor and Melissa McGinniss

Jun 27

VxM Videogames Podcast – E37 – Dragon Pouch

Initiate docking protocol… no, no THAT one, you filthy beggar!

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Rob, Tom, Ant & PJ recount some recent adventures and predict what the future holds in store for prolific Japanese publisher, Capcom.

 

 

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VxM Videogames Podcast – E37

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Rob Gisbey.

Rob Gisbey is a games journalist and music production graduate from Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. To listen to his acoustic demoread his articles and listen to the VxM Videogames Podcast head to his blog.

Jun 13

VxM Videogames Podcast – E36 – E3 Special: F*ck You Colour-Blind

Brace yourself for the Luigi Death Stare…

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Rob, Tom & Ant devote the entire show to E3 2014, breaking down each and every press conference and the games showcased within.

 

 

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VxM Videogames Podcast – E36

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Rob Gisbey.

Rob Gisbey is a games journalist and music production graduate from Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. To listen to his acoustic demoread his articles and listen to the VxM Videogames Podcast head to his blog.

May 30

VxM Videogames Podcast – E35 – Chunky Godzilla

Visit verdant Suffolk is you enjoy a nice spot of Caravan Shoving…

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Rob, Tom, Ant & PJ tackle Far Cry 4′s controversial box art and reveal which games they would most like to see at E3 2014.

 

 

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VxM Videogames Podcast – E35

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Rob Gisbey.

Rob Gisbey is a games journalist and music production graduate from Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. To listen to his acoustic demoread his articles and listen to the VxM Videogames Podcast head to his blog.

May 16

VxM Videogames Podcast – E34 – Ultimate Evil Edition

Prepare yourself for the most intimate and sensual of podcast experiences…

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Rob and Ant compare notes on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and the Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire 3DS remakes, and speculate on what a Kinect-less Xbox One could mean for Microsoft.

 

 

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VxM Videogames Podcast – E34

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Rob Gisbey.

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May 16

May Day 2014

A collection of photos from May Day, that took place in Alexandra Park, Ipswich on Sunday 4th May 2014.

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May 02

Angel’s Poetry

About Me

Life Is Completely Beyond How We Plan & The Way We Think It  Should Be , We Somewhere Forget Our Own Self Due To Being Busy In Our Day To Day Life & Responsibilities And I Was One Of Them Lost In Life, I Never Get To Realize What Talents I Have , Though I Am A Reserved Person, Take Time To Get Open To People But Amazingly In My Life’s Journey I Met Quite A Lot Of People Who Shared Their Feelings Differently From One Another And Hence, One Day I Took My Pen And My Diary To Write Down How Do They Think And Feel, Surprisingly I End Up Writing Them In A Poetic Manner Or In Short I Develop An Urge To Write Down Different Emotions How People Think , Feel & React And The Day I Started To Put Them On My Page , The Response I Got By You All, Made Me To Work More And More On My Talent . :P   …. Well Guys, My Point Here Is, Have You Ever Thought Of Exploring Your Talents? Am Sure We All Have Something Hidden , There Are Two Lives We Live One Is The Actual We Are Living, Other Is The One We Assume To Be Real, But Anyways We Feel And React Differently We Sometimes Feel Good And Sometimes We Just Don’t Feel Good , It All Depends On The Situations We Are In & That’s How Life Is!

Guys By Profession At The moment Am An Radio Jockey, But Today I feel Immense Pride To Share With You All That My Poetry Is Been Printed Out In A {UK’s} Magazine Am Quite Happy & Excited. It’s A Great Inspiration To Me And In-to A Certain Extent, My Experiences Are Here And I Hope It Inspires You All, To Get Up And Start Working Towards Your Dream, And Live That Life You Have So Long Neglected. You Can Follow Me On My Facebook Page :- “A Page Of Angel’s Poetry “.

Guys Have A Great Life Ahead! And Remember To Dream ON!

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Khawihish

Kitni Baar Dil Ki Khawahishe Dil Me Hi Reh Jati Hai
Kitni Baar Khawahisho K Paas Hoke Bhi Aksar Duri Nazar Aati Hai
Jab Lagta Hai Ki Manzil Paas Hai Achanak Se Raste Badal Jate Hai
Itni Aasaani Se Nahi Milti Khawahishon Ki Manzile
Manzil Tak Pahunchne K Liye Kayin Kante Paar Karne Padte Hai

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Alfaaz Bhool Jayun

 Kabhi Baat Bhool Jayun Toh Kabhi Apne Alfaaz Bhool Jayun !

 Kabhi Din Bhool Jayun Toh Kabhi Raat Kab Hui Bhool Jayun !
Tera Itna Hai Asar Ki Me Kon Hun Apne Aap Ko Hi Bhool Jayun !
Ye Zindagi Kabhi Ruk Jaye Par Dil Fir Bhi Tere Pass Bhool Jayun !

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All of these poems and more are available at http://lemonandsweet.blogspot.in

 

May 02

VxM Videogames Podcast – E33 – Dangly Rompers

Brace yourself for the slidey nut-punch – otherwise known as the uppernut – that is this podcast…

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Rob, Tom, Ant & PJ debate Prince of Persia going 2D, Assassin’s Creed Unity’s 4 player co-op, and another E3 without a Nintendo press conference.

 

 

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VxM Videogames Podcast – E33

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Rob Gisbey.

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