Thursday, 25 April 2013

Review: Iron Man 3

Sadly, it has become a habit for Hollywood to jump the shark when it comes to trilogies - all you have to do is look at Spider-Man 3, X-Men: The Last Stand, Matrix Revolutions and the like to gain some idea of how people may be a touch apprehensive about seeing a third installment of a franchise. However, I am more than happy to report that Iron Man 3 bucks that trend completely.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Watch Thor: The Dark World official trailer

As if we aren't excited enough for Iron Man 3, Marvel has posted up the first trailer for Thor: The Dark World. It's got explosions, massive floating ship thingies and creepy dark elves. Seriously, this looks awesome.

Monday, 22 April 2013

Creating a magic system for USR Fantasy

Creating a magic system is kind of a tough deal. There are so many different avenues one can go down, but you always want to limit magic users so they're not too overpowered. The final piece in the puzzle for USR Fantasy (which isn't necessarily going to be the name of the game) is the magic system, and the one I currently have in there just isn't satisfying to me.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

First draft of Death at Grimwood Hall sent to the publisher, and other Trollish Delver Games updates

 I've been pretty busy over the past couple of months with various projects which is why I haven't been updating the blog as often as usual. As some of you will know, especially those who follow me on Twitter, my day job is as a PR professional, which is awesome but exhausting work. I fit writing for a digital gaming magazine and freelance RPG writing around that, not leaving much time for anything else, so apologies for the lack of updates.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Abc Family's trailer for Batman Begins misses the point of Batman entirely

You would have thought that pretty much everyone in the world knows who Batman is. Sure, you're going to get the people who still think he's the caped crusader from the Adam West show, but I would say the majority of people now associate him with the dark, brooding character we see now.

Monday, 8 April 2013

Sign up for your free Marvel comics

Last month Marvel tried to give away 700 digital comics, but predictably the Comixology servers cracked under the weight of the thousands of people wanting free comics. Duh! Well have no fear, because you can now sign up to get a slot to download your comics.

You can sign up right here to get put in line to receive your free goodies, but be quick - you've only got today and tomorrow to get your name down.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Take a sneak peek at phase 2 of the Marvel cinematic universe

Later this month (if you're here in the UK) Iron Man 3 will kick of the second phase in Marvel's bid for total box office domination, following up later in the year with Thor: The Dark World. Now Marvel has released a teasing look at some of the movies that are soon to follow, including art from Guardians of the Galaxy and tester footage of Ant Man.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Game of Thrones season 3 episode 1 recap: Valar Dohaeris

I'm pleased and hugely excited to welcome to the blog my good friend Amy Byard, who will be recapping season 3 of Game of Thrones. Spoilers ahead!
 We've been waiting a long time for Winter, and I'm relieved to say it's finally here.

The hit HBO success story that is Game of Thrones made its epic return to our screens last night, picking up where the end of season two left us; with Sam running through the snow to find his fellow rangers decapitated by white walkers.

This episode very much ties up lose ends of the last series, whilst setting the scene for season three.