Monday, 12 September 2011

Review Time - Devin Townsend Project: Ki & Addicted

Devin Townsend has been busy with his 4 part project these last 2 years, and while I was orinially planning to review them all at once, that plan quickly fell apart, because by God am I lazy. So here's part 1, come back in... uh, a while, for part 2. Onward!

Friday, 12 August 2011

Review Time - Crysis 2

"Cloak engaged" the nanosuit tells me, for the fiftieth time today. Yes, mr nanosuit, I knew that I was cloaked already, my arms went see through, that was a bit of a giveaway. Still, the nanosuit voice is the only company I have, so I'm not complaining too much. I see a patrol up ahead. I activate my suit's zoom function and weigh up my options. It's a busy street. I could try sneaking up to the roofs, probably won't be too many patrols up there. I could risk an all out firefight by concentrating my power reserves on extra armour. Hmm, there's a lot of guards near that car though, I wonder...

Sunday, 7 August 2011

I've been lazy.

Yeah, haven't really been keeping on top of updating this. Blame reddit. Bloody addictive place.

Anyways, I'll try and have a review up in a few days, and hopefully putting this up here will spur me into actually doing it. Stuff lately includes Crysis 2, Sylosis's new album, Bridesmaids and The Reality Dysfunction, covering pretty much all media I can review, so it'll be one of those.

Well, I could also review my breakfast, we'll see how it goes.

Friday, 22 July 2011

Moar music.

Edit: Reuploaded the song since it was miles too slow originally.

Engage by The Bearded One

New song above woo! I'm also fairly confident some parts of the solo would be physically impossible on guitar. To guitarists out there: Challenge accepted?

Anyways, some older stuff, re-done and remixed slightly down here:
Progress at 86% by The Bearded One

Downtime by The Bearded One

Monday, 18 July 2011


The title is onomatopoeic. Titling instrumental songs is difficult, so I'm just calling it Burr, why not. You can't stop me.

Burr by The Bearded One

Sunday, 17 July 2011

New song: Y U NO UPLOAD?

Man, that took a long time. Soundcloud absolutely refused to upload a track for... some reason?

Anyway, I finally got it working nao, so here it is. It's more "game-y" than the last one. I threw in a chorus anyway, then when I decided to try something else, couldn't think of what to replace it with. So it stayed. AND YOU'LL LIKE IT.

Pew pew pew! by The Bearded One

Saturday, 16 July 2011

New song time.

Just trying to get this whole uploading music thing started. This is an old song I recently converted to chip tune from midi, because lets face it, midi sounds like shit.

Anyway, adventure ho!

SoundCloud profile.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Review Time - X-Men: First Class

I've been pretty lazy about reviewing lately, but luckily, those days are coming to a middle. 
I recently saw X-Men: First class, which seems as good a time as any to get back into this whole reviewing things business. Read on, etc.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Speech Check

Today I'm going to talk about game protagonists, the words that come out of their cake holes, and what a tricky bastard that can be to get right. Game protagonists differ hugely from any other medium since they act as a vessel for the player, but simultaneously must drive the plot forward. They must be given choices, but also focus to keep a story moving. It's the fundamental restriction of giving the player a place in the world, but without the tools to fully make them a part of it. It's a constant power struggle, but it also allows wildly different approaches for different games, just part of what makes gaming so great in the first place.

Problems with metal.

Well, this is my first attempt at a sort of essay type thing, and what better way to start than with something completely opinionated and most likely disagreeable with everyone (metal fans or not.) Well, it's my blog, and I can say what I want! Wait, wait, where are you going? Did I mention dear reader, that you are also quite handsome? Oh yes, most certainly! I'll talk more about how handsome you are further in by the way, just thought I'd add that. It's beyond that 'read more' button, guess you'll just have to press it to see what I said, eh?

Friday, 24 June 2011


Team Fortress 2, One of the finest games I've ever played, is now free forever. So, to the 5 or so people that actually read this, go play with me now! :D

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Review Time - Portal 2 (Co-op)

Portal 2 is definitely something to behold. A well crafted blend of fun puzzles, excellent narrative, not to mention some classy fat jokes, it's pretty much something anyone can enjoy. I've already made my feelings pretty clear just how awesome I thought the single player was here; having just gotten around to finishing the Co-op, how does that stack up? Well, read on etc. etc. you know the rest.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Monday, 30 May 2011

First Gig!

Went well. Surprisingly well.

We had no right to not suck as much as we did, really. Getting a call for an encore is a good sign anyway. Drunk people taking their clothes off is too I guess. I mean, that was kind of weird, but hey, not gonna look a gift horse in the mouth!

More pics up soon.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

So anyway...

Valve have just released the first third of the excellent Portal 2 soundtrack, and for free at that.

Get it here, unless you're a chump or something. You're not a chump, are you?

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Review Time - Highlander

I just recently watched the 1986 flick Highlaner, and it's a bit of an oddball. Its cult status has spawned many sequels and spin offs, almost all of which are reviled, but to many the original is considered a classic. To me, the film has its fair share of faults, but sort of ends up being pretty watchable overall. It's not great, but it's worth watching. What in God's name am I rambling about? Well, read on to find out.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Review Time - Portal 2 (single player)

Well, everyone and their dog has played Portal 2 at this stage. But in case you haven't, and want the opinion of a random stranger on the internet, you've come to right place! I'll keep spoilers to a bare minimum too, so don't worry your pretty little head about that. Onward!

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Gettin' started.

So then, I finally got such a sense of self importance that I decided I must have a blog! Of course people want to read the words I have to type!

Well, anyway, old reviews are up, more to come. Leave comments and such. About my beard and how great it is. Or the articles too I guess. (they aren't as good as my beard though)

Review Time - Protest the Hero: Scurrilous

Review Time - Sucker Punch

Review Time - Red Hot Chili Peppers: Blood Sugar Sex Magik

"Blood sugar baby, she's magic!
Sex magic! Sex magic!"

Review Time - Porcupine Tree: Fear of a Blank Planet

Review Time - Devin Townsend: Ocean Machine: Biomech

Review Time - SikTh: Death of a Dead Day