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26 results for 'The Gaming Gentleman'

Comedy Review: Eddie Izzard, Live in Brighton

By The Gaming Gentleman, published on Nov 29, 2009

Last night I had the privilege of seeing Eddie Izzard perform his latest tour, Stripped, live in Brighton. The Brighton Centre was an excellent venue for such a popular and well liked comedian and it was filled. As the crowd waited for show to start random images of people in the audience were shown on the big screen whilst Twitter messages to @eddieizzard scrolled up the screen (I even tweeted myself and saw my message appear).

Izzard appeared on-stage to the tune of “let me entertain you” and he certainly did from the outset. Dressed in jeans and a tailcoat, rather than his usual... (more)

Tags: eddie izzard

Game Review: Championship Manager 2010

By The Gaming Gentleman, published on Nov 27, 2009

The variety of applications (Apps) available for the Apple iPhone never ceases to amaze. Recently big-name game developers have realised the market potential of mobile versions of their games and acted accordingly. Eidos have released their latest instalment of their football managing series, Championship Manager 2010, costing £2.99 to download from the App store and taking up a mere 9.4mb of space on your iPhone or iPod Touch. Fans of the series and everyone who thinks they can manage their favourite football team better than real incumbent are in for a treat.

With three language... (more)

Tags: football, iphone, review, championship manager, apple

Graphic Novel Review: Ministry of Space, by Warren Ellis

By The Gaming Gentleman, published on Nov 25, 2009

Warren Ellis’s graphic novel, Ministry of Space, explores the possible result of an alternative timeline in which, at the end of the Second World War, the British secured the German rocket scientists and research that were, in reality, scooped up by America and the USSR. The story focuses around Air Commodore John Dashwood RAF who, being a veteran of the Battle of Britain, approaches Churchill with a plan to ensure that the British Empire is in the best possible defensive position for any future war by securing the rocket technology being worked on by the Germans and detaching the UK from... (more)

Tags: warren ellis, review, graphic novel, ministry of space

Book Review: Flashman, by George MacDonald Fraser

By The Gaming Gentleman, published on Nov 21, 2009

George MacDonald Fraser's Flashman chronicles the misadventures of Brigadier-General Sir Harry Paget Flashman VC KCB KCIE, war hero, national treasure, gentleman, coward, bully and rascal. It is the first of a series of Flashman books which are written in the style of the memoirs of Harry Flashman who, writing in his twilight days, looks back over his life and openly admits and describes his cowardly, self-centred and down-right awful behaviour which has seen him rise from school bully to one of Queen Victoria’s most celebrated soldiers and highest ranking Officers as well as one of the British... (more)

Tags: book review, flashman, george macdonald fraser

Game review: Left 4 Dead on Xbox 360

By The Gaming Gentleman, published on Nov 20, 2009

The idea of the undead masses mindlessly swarming the globe and forcing ordinary people to take extraordinary measures just to survive is one which has been at the heart of popular culture, film, TV, books, comics and games since at least the 1960s-1970s. There are many theories as to why zombies are our “favourite” monsters and why so many writers, directors and game producers continue to return to the macabre theme. People like to be scared, so of course horror movies and books are always popular. We like to be frightened in the relative security of the cinema, knowing full-well that all... (more)

Tags: gaming, xbox 360, review, left 4 dead, gamer

The appeal of role playing games

By The Gaming Gentleman, published on Nov 20, 2009

Entertainment technology is advancing at an exponential rate, with faster processing speeds and higher capacity gaming machines allowing developers to constantly improve on gaming experiences.  One area in which such technological leaps are readily evident is within the world of first-person role-playing games (RPGs).  RPGs have been widely popular, especially in the Japanese gaming market, for as long as gaming consoles have been around.  Setting the standard for many years, Japanese RPGs are formulaic but extraordinarily deep in both story and gameplay.  Most RPGs take the form of either... (more)

Tags: gaming, xbox 360, rpg, entertainment media

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