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Adventures in Post-Apocalyptic America

By The Gaming Gentleman, published on Feb 28, 2010

Visit Bethesda’s website and you’ll see a teaser trailer for the forthcoming Fallout New Vegas. Cue fans of the 2008 hit Fallout 3 around the globe rejoicing at the chance to delve deeper into the world of the Wasteland. When Fallout 3 first hit the shelves it took the gaming world by storm. Winning many awards, including Game of the Year in 2008, Fallout 3 quickly established itself as the one to watch in the first person RPG genre.

When Fallout 3 was released for the Xbox 360 I had never heard of the franchise nor played the series of games that came before it, but I found that... (more)

Tags: gaming, xbox 360, gamer, game, Xbox, fallout, fallout 3, fallout new vegas, preview

The Kindness of Strangers

By The Gaming Gentleman, published on Feb 21, 2010

London’s Euston station is a bustling hub of activity, even on a Sunday morning. On my way from Hampshire to Liverpool my route took me through the capital and ultimately through one of London’s busier railway stations, where I had a half-an-hour wait between trains. Hungry and tired I decided that the best way to spend my short reprieve would be to visit a coffee shop and get a snack and a much-needed Americano (with room for milk). As I stood in the queue waiting to be served I saw that, ahead of me, a man was standing, hunched and nervous, next to an ordinary looking couple. He had tattered... (more)

Tags: charity, africa, london, kindness, homeless, orphan

Graphic Novel Review: DMZ – On the ground

By The Gaming Gentleman, published on Feb 21, 2010

Brian Wood’s vision of a modern civil war in the United States takes shape in the form of DMZ, a DC comics Vertigo title that has received much acclaim. The story is set against a backdrop of division and ideological conflict that sees the USA as we know it split into two factions: The United States, consisting of the original federal government and the Free States, a movement intent on re-instigating the basic ideals of America. When the story starts the two forces have been in conflict for years and the USA is in tatters. The Free States were able to get a foothold in the heartland of... (more)

Tags: new york, manhattan, Civil War, brian wood, dmz, vertigo, dc comics, riccardo burchielli

Book review: "World War Z"

By The Gaming Gentleman, published on Feb 6, 2010

What would happen to our society if the horrors of so many movies were to become reality and the rotting corpses of the dead began to roam the Earth, hungry for living flesh? Who knows? Max Brooks does, apparently. But wait, don’t stop reading, this book really isn’t all about zombies, it’s much, much more intelligent than that.

Set decades after the first outbreak of the walking dead, the book is presented in the form of a series of interviews conducted by a UN investigator after the end of “The War”, as humanity rebuilds the world. The narrator is largely silent, allowing the story... (more)

Tags: zombie, review, max brooks, world war z, undead, walking dead, book

Apple iPad Revealed

By The Gaming Gentleman, published on Jan 30, 2010

I am a massive fan of Apple. I am writing on my Apple MacBook Pro and am connected to the web via Internet tethering on my iPhone. Apple seem to have a knack for inventing things that you never knew you needed until they showed them to you. A few years ago who could have predicted that one of their products, the iPod, would become so popular that entire waves of entertainment media would be created in the form of podcasts, a word which has found its way into everyday vocabulary as easily as googling?

With all of this in mind you may understand that I was more than a little bit excited... (more)

Tags: iphone, apple, ipad, macbook pro, comment

Game review: Modern Warfare 2, Xbox 360

By The Gaming Gentleman, published on Jan 22, 2010

Activision have done it again. Their incredibly popular Call of Duty series has had another big release in the form of Modern Warfare 2; quite simply the best first person shooter I have ever played. With stunning and immersive graphics, cinema quality sound and all encompassing game-play, it is quite obvious why the game broke all sales records in entertainment media history in its first week of release.

Split into 3 sections, the game has a level of longevity that will make its rivals green with envy. The first is the story mode, which sees you taking on the roll of various characters... (more)

Tags: gaming, xbox 360, review, game, Xbox, call of duty, modern warfare 2, mw2

Networked gaming and a very modern friendship

By The Gaming Gentleman, published on Jan 1, 2010

In my formative years I had a core group of 5 very good friends. Some of us had been friends since we were children and others were assimilated into our collective during our university years. We did everything together from procrastinating at one another’s homes when we should have been studying to nights out on the town and even holidays abroad. My time at university was special and the friendships cultivated there have lasted the decade since I left. My working career began in earnest shortly after graduation and my chosen profession has taken me away from my hometown and those wonderful... (more)

Tags: networked gaming, xbox live

Awestruck by Avatar?

By The Gaming Gentleman, published on Dec 23, 2009

Last week I heard lots said about James Cameron’s new film, Avatar. In several publicity spots, on TV and in the printed press, members of the cast and crew as well as Mr. Cameron himself have been talking at length about the film’s use of 3D technology and how important this event is for the media of film. I wasn’t convinced. I had seen some advertisements for the film and I couldn’t escape the billboards everywhere with 20-foot high blue faces, but something about the publicity drive made me suspect that I would be disappointed if and when I went to see it.

On Friday night I took... (more)

Tags: james cameron, 3d, avatar, avatar 3d, technology

THE JOY OF SECS (That’s SECond hand games)

By The Gaming Gentleman, published on Dec 14, 2009

Being an unapologetic gaming snob I do savour being there at the front of the queue when the brandest, newest, spankingest games come out. I enjoy greatly tearing off the cellophane of the latest GTA instalment or Sam Fisher’s newest adventure and cracking open the box for the first time to have my nostrils met by that familiar and intoxicating smell of chemically treated paper from the instruction manuals. The highlight, of course, is slipping that disk into my 360 ready for my latest gaming extravaganza. Yes, there is indeed something pleasurable about the purchase of your newest game... (more)

Tags: gaming, xbox 360, Xbox, games, second hand games

Game review: Dragon Age: Origins

By The Gaming Gentleman, published on Dec 14, 2009

Bioware, the new masters of the RPG, have released there latest enthralling, engaging, story driven, action packet delve into the genre: Dragon Age: Origins. Like many RPGs, Dragon Age follows the route of the fantasy epic but with a focus on the background, or Origin, of the character that you play. Players are offered to start the game from one of six very different backgrounds, covering a variety of races, social backdrops, and genders. The player’s start position in the game very much effects how the game will unfold as you are ferried along the storyline, and your choices and moral... (more)

Tags: xbox 360, rpg, review, gamer, game, Xbox, Dragon Age, Dragon Age: Origins

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