Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Last Post (.......this year)

So, 2013 is nearly over and quite frankly I will be quite happy to see the back of it, personally. But there's still time for another Chronicles update before I stop writing for the festive season! MyM issue #21 is out now (in shops and app store). You'll find just one review from me this time, Shangri-la part 2. Secondly as alluded to in my previous post, I have started republishing my old Animation Avenue posts on a brand new blog. Currently, consider it in beta- design, format and even name are possibly temporary, but I will tell you more about it in 2014.

I have a few articles that will go up over Christmas week, keep an eye on my twitter for details. Starting with the Bonus Stage Christmas special! A very Merry Christmas to all my readers, and I'll see you next year.

Friday, 6 December 2013

Pardon the Interruption

It has been a while again, hasn't it. Yep I've been thoroughly slacking when it comes to updating the blog, but I have been writing in the meantime. Not as much as I'd like, as thanks to a combination of bad health and a sudden death in the family November was pretty much a write off. But here's a quick run-down of the latest:
  • Issue 19 and 20 of MyM have been released, featuring more reviews from me. Number 20 (currently on newstands) features my reviews of Guilty Crown, Shangri-La and Sengoku Basara.
  • I have a new feature on The Void called Downstream highlighting some of the best streaming TV and movies. First up Vampire Prosecutor!
  • My editing and writing at the site formelly known as Rebel Gaming has continued. We're now known as KillStreak Media. (Not a fan of the new name, but I still enjoy writing for the site all the same!)
  • It has come to my attention that Screen Highway is no longer online. Keep an eye out for exciting developments in the very near future though!

Friday, 20 September 2013

Issue 18 Out, Plus Plenty More

Well, yes its been rather too long since I updated, isn't it? The good news is that means I've got quite a lot of stuff to fill you in about. Firstly, issue number 18 of MyM magazine is now out in print and in App Store. In this issue I got to write an article I've wanted to write for a long time- a profile of the long running anime series Lupin III. It's a 3 page feature, and thanks to the designer it looks, super spiffy. You'll also find four reviews from me in this ish- Bleach series 11, One Piece volume 3, Rahxephon and Lady Death.

Things have really been picking up over on Rebel Gaming. We've taken on a load of new writers, which has meant I've had more editing to do. We've got some really talented folks there, old and new alike. I don't link to all the news I post there from here, but you can see all my work here.
 Recent articles: 5 Games About Pirates (repost),  WayForward Old School Heroes Xbox One Versus PS4: A Level Playing field? 5 Reasons The 2DS Will Success (and 5 reasons it might not).

Other articles

Sunday, 18 August 2013

New MyM Now Available (and other stuff...)

The newest issue of MyM (number 17) is out now on UK newstands and in the App store. Just one review from me this time Naruto Shippuden movie 3. I'm hoping to step up my content again in the near future.

What else is new from me? Plenty of stuff on Rebel Gaming, including The 3D platformers That Time Forgot, and the Fighting Games That Time Forgot. , two articles looking at some lesser know games from back in the day. Over on Japan Cinema I took a look at the classic anime flick Akira 25 years on. And on NerdSpan I've posted another two editions of my successful Bonus Stage series, the 21st and 22nd instalments no less!

Meanwhile, back from the dead, my former Rant Gaming article Rogue's Gallery, the 25 top Bad Guys In Gaming is back online, this time over on The Void!


Sunday, 14 July 2013

(Not so) Weekly Wrap up 14/7/2013

Whoopsy, I missed another weekly wrap-up last week because I was I busy, and for that I'm slightly sorry. Only slightly, because I was having a nice day so I'm not going to go overboard with the apologies. So there's two weeks worth of stuff to cover today. Firstly let me point out that MyM issue 16 was released on July 11th and features a review from me of One Piece Uncut Box Set 2. There's also plenty of other great stuff (including a Pacific Rim cover and a massive E3 feature) so go get it!

Meanwhile online I've mainly been continuing with my work over at Rebel Gaming. See all my stuff here. Over the past two weeks I have reintroduced my popular feature from Rant gaming This Week In Downloads. It's on a kind of test-run, as TWID is a lot of work, So I will only do it if it is popular again. So far it seems to be doing quite well, but it's early days so we'll have to see.

I also wrote my first article for NerdSpan's movie section: The 10 most wanted Geeky films Still To Come in 2013. It actually started as an article for Rant's short-lived culture section, but it's been almost entirely rewritten and updated.

More stuff coming up this week, including a new article for Japan Cinema!.

Sunday, 30 June 2013

Not-So-Weekly Wrap up June 30th

Last week I was busy working on stuff for print, so there was less stuff than usual online from me. I decided to skip my usual weekly update in favour of covering two weeks worth this week instead. So this week's weekly wrap up, is not so weekly!

I've continued to report on the latest news over on Rebel Gaming, and this has included a look at Microsoft's troubled relationship with indies and a look at eagerly awaited Killer Is Dead release details. I have also reintroduced a feature I ran at the late Rant gaming, looking at each week's UK sales charts. On Nerdspan I put together a E3 flavoured edition of Bonus Stage, while this week saw BS's 19th edition.

This week also saw the first ever review published on this very Blog in the form of King Of Thorn, while over on AUKN I contributed a review of Hellsing Ultimate.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Weekly Wrap-Up June 16th 2013

So this week saw the publication of issue number 15 of the esteemed organ MyM magazine, both in print and in that there app store. I contributed two reviews to this issue: Naruto Shippuden #13 and Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood Blu-ray set 4. Go buy it, why don't you? Please?

On the internet side of things this week has mostly been about games, as this week was the annual E3- the biggest industry event in video games. In my capacity as editor and writer for Rebel Gaming, I've been helping to cover the show. Check out a summary of our coverage here, and my great big article taking a look back at the show.

Meanwhile in a return to the film side of things, I also contributed a review of Starship Troopers: Invasion, the direct-to-video animated sequel to the Sci-fi B-movie classic for the marvellous Japan Cinema.