Gentlemen: forget the movie, here comes 1969

POSTED IN:  by Richard Smeeton, Aug 17, 2011 at 10:57 EST

If you’ve only ever seen The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen movie and not read the comics, you are missing out. If you have the DVD and not read the comics, use the DVD as a frisbee and check out the comics, especially as there’s a brand new one – The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century 1969 – out now.

The original League comic, Volume I was first published in 1999 and united Victorian fiction’s greatest characters.

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Still not into Game of Thrones?

POSTED IN:  by Richard Smeeton, Jul 25, 2011 at 18:56 EST

From out of the mist, a frightened man runs from mounted knights until he is captured. He is a deserter, but justifiably so: earlier in the icy north the rest of his party were massacred by the White Walkers. They’re supernatural creatures of legend that”ll cut you up and leave the parts in a nice pattern on the snow, if you’re lucky. More »

Can’t wait for this year’s big FPS games? F.E.A.R. 3′s worth a look

POSTED IN:  by Richard Smeeton, Jul 12, 2011 at 08:14 EST

The first F.E.A.R. lived up to its name with lots of claustrophobic scares. The second (“Fairly Enjoyable Albeit Redundant“, we reckoned) had a superb “what the hell just happened” ending. So I’ve been looking forward to F.E.A.R. 3, and feel like it had a lot to live up to… More »

L.A. Noire review – who wants to play as cops?

POSTED IN:  by Richard Smeeton, May 25, 2011 at 02:00 EST

The Grand Theft Auto games derive a huge chunk of their fun from consequence-free criminality, whether it's random missile attacks or mowing down innocent hotdog vendors just for kicks. L.A. Noire shifts to the other side of the law completely, so can a Rockstar game still be enjoyable if you can't do the fun stuff? More »

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