Movies / TV

Movies Moving Forward

Living in New Zealand we have been very lucky that we locked down early and are now able to be out and about. I know in many other parts of the world this is still not possible, this brings me to movies in theatres in 2020 and moving forward. Me and my wife went to…

General

The Hunt : A Job for 2021

So I’m on the job hunt again. Being made redundant at the end of 2020. Funny thing is, it’s not because of Covid-19. Oh well. Shit happens. So I’ve been applying like crazy to anything that I’d be suited to with my skillset. Process is : Find suitable job listing Compare requirements to my skill…

Movies / TV

New Dune Movie

One of my favourite books has a new movie coming out next year, that would be Frank Herbert’s Dune. As per Wikipedia: Dune is a 1965 science-fiction novel by American author Frank Herbert, originally published as two separate serials in Analog magazine. It tied with Roger Zelazny‘s This Immortal for the Hugo Award in 1966,[2] and it won the inaugural Nebula Award for Best Novel.[3] It is the first…

Gaming

Microsoft Acquire Zenimax (inc Bethesda)

Iconic games portfolio, publishing expertise, and world-class talent accelerates growth in Microsoft’s Gaming business REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — More than three billion people on the planet play games for fun, escape, and human connection. Unlike any other medium, games empower people to engage in creativity, strategic thinking and teamwork, immersing them into interactive stories…

Gaming

Cyberpunk 2077 : Night City Wire Episode 3

During the third episode of Night City Wire, CD PROJEKT RED premiered new video featurettes discussing select aspects of the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077, including the game’s world and gangs. Postcards from Night City is all about presenting never-before-seen locations and new personalities from the world of Cyberpunk 2077, along with extra slices of lore behind the most vivid and…

Movies / TV

Star Trek: Lower Decks

Lower Decks just released last week, to be honest I didn’t have high hopes for this series.,Considering how average Discovery and Picard have been so far. But after watching the first two episodes, I have to say that it is not the train wreck I thought it would be. Created by Mike McMahan who served…

Geek

Lego Osprey – Why so much ?

Lego recently shipped a new Technics set to retailers – however have since recalled as many as they can……. the set – LEGO Technic 42113 Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey Helicopter. Why ? Because its “war/weapon” related – Lego has a policy of not releasing realistic war/weapon related items. Which is great to keep the image…

Geek

“Get off the line…..”

Are you old enough to remember the good old BBS days ? If so the title above would ring some bells. I honestly cannot remember how old I was when I got into BBS’s, but had my Amiga 500+ with a USR Courier 14.4k modem, and loved it. The ability to ring a (usually) local…

Gaming

Lost and Found : Sim Refinery

If you’re over the age of 40, and a gamer, you will know the name “Maxis” and the “Sim” series of games…. Recently someone uploaded a prototype copy of a “lost/forgotten” Sim game, Sim Refinery to Archive.org – as the name suggests, its an oil refinery simulator. After a short time, it was removed by…

Gaming

Valorant – Is is any good?

Valorant is a new games just released by Riot Games, who are best known for League of Legends. I installed this game the other day out of interest, it was free and is only about 4GB in size. So what is it like you may ask? Well imagine Counter Strike crossed with a little bit…