After an extra long bank holiday weekend we’re back with the weekly roundup of geeky goings on and the biggest news stories of the past seven days.
I spent the majority of last week ill in bed with flu, so haven’t really been doing much gaming or anything else really. But I did manage to play a little bit of Far Cry 4.
I’ve been making progress but it’s been pretty slow mainly because I keep getting distracted by all the things happening around me. I’ve really enjoyed doing the camp liberations and trying to complete them all without getting detected. The bow has easily become my favourite weapon and has made me play a lot of the game quiet stealthily.
I know that Murr said he came across a few bugs whilst playing, but for me, so far so good. Nothing out of the ordinary… well apart from this.
Ok, it’s not a glitch or a bug, but I thought it was pretty funny.
I also managed to catch up on a bit of reading.
A few weeks back I picked up volume one of the Nailbiter series follows NSA Agent Nicholas Finch as he tries to figure out why small town in Oregon is so prolific in producing serial killers. But in order to do this as well as save his friend he will have to team up with one of the most famous killers of all, Edward ‘Nailbiter’ Warren, who used to torture people by biting off their nails and then killing them.
I actually picked this up on a bit of a whim, but I’m glad I did. The first volume was very enjoyable, with some nice twists and turns along the way. The artwork is very gruesome and paints a pretty horrendous picture of what these killers are like.
Volume two is already out now too, so I will be picking that up soon too.
Welcome to Copperhead, a grimy mining town on the edge of a backwater planet. Single mom Clara Bronson is the new sheriff, and on her first day she’ll have to contend with a resentful deputy, a shady mining tycoon, and a family of alien hillbillies. And did we mention the massacre?
It actually reminded me quite a lot of Saga, and I think it was mainly due to the strange alien races that had been conjured up. Story wise it’s not so similar, but it was still a great debut in my opinion.
I’m looking forward to continuing on with the series. Although I will have to wait a little while for the next volume as its only on issue seven at the moment.
I’m back, switching glorious sunshine from Crete to a traditional British summer… Rain! Since I arrived back last week I’ve managed to get a few Geeky things done.
Thursday evening when back home, my wife and I opted to watch Avengers 1 again in preparation for Ultron that we’d be seeing on Saturday. Friday evening to further increase the hype I watched Guardians of the Galaxy again.
Then finally the big day. Avengers Age of Ultron. Prior to watching this I’d read a fair amount of negative reviews and comments on it. And often when you hear negative opinions on something, you tend to keep them with you when viewing it. However I went into Ultron with a clear mind. Honestly, I can’t really pick up on people’s complaints with the film. The action was incredible, there were Easter eggs all over the film for Marvels Cinematic universe. The film itself really did well explaining the Infinity stones and the importance of them all building up to the phase 3 films.
After the cinema and back home our living room was transformed into a bar as 10 of my friends came round for drinking and eating in anticipation of the Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight. It ended at 6am in the morning so alot of tired drunk guys left the house early.
Sunday evening my wife and I went to see a local band that i’d seen before with friends called ‘The Naughties’. They are a cover band that cover all classic rock / nu-metal songs from the naughties which was pretty much the music I grew up with (Audioslave, Muse, Sum 41, Bowling for Soup etc etc) So they went down very well with us all very beered up.
And finally taking advantage of the final day of a longer weekend, I started playing The Walking Dead season one for PS4. My wife picked it up for me for our 1 year wedding anniversary. I’d played episode 1 of season 1 back on the 360, but never got the whole season. So I’m currently 2 1/2 episodes in and have loved every bit of it so far. Such a truly awesome interactive experience.
Addicted to Football Manager
I stumbled across this story over the weekend, and whilst it’s not really news as such, I wanted to share it anyway as I thought it was pretty amazing. It is basically the story of one mans obsession with football manager, and how he became so engrossed in it that the game started to blur his own reality. Read about it here. There is also a biography of sorts you can read here.
Trials of Osiris
Last week also saw the reveal of Trials of Osiris for Destiny, the new Crucible game mode coming with the House of Wolves expansion in a couple of weeks. There is a pretty meaty reddit post detailing all about the game mode, check it out here. I actually think it sounds pretty good, my only gripe is that there is no match making for it.
Star Wars Day
As I’m sure you’re all aware, yesterday was Star Wars day, May the 4th – get it? You get it! This naturally meant that a lot of people were talking about Star Wars, and more importantly Star Wars:The Force Awakens. We got official confirmation that Kylo Ren will be played by Adam Driver, who I know mostly from Girls… Don’t judge me! Vanity Fair had a pretty in-depth look at all the news.
Bobba Fett Origin Story announced
Staying with the Star Wars news, but it’s been confirmed that the 2nd Star Wars Anthology film after Rogue One’s confirmation will be about Bounty Hunter Bobba Fett’s origin. A film that was almost a certainty given the popularity of Bobba.
Suicide Squad Cast in Costume
And another movie related bit of news is that DC’s upcoming villain squad film ‘Suicide Squad’ is shooting and pictures of the cast in costume have been officially revealed including Jared Leto’s Joker which has caused many conversations across message boards online.
From left to right:
Adam Beach as Slipknot – trained in the violent use of ropes
Jai Courtney as Boomerang – trained in the violent use of boomerangs
Cara Delevigne as Enchantress – magic user. Dual personality.
Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg – hard ass soldier. Team leader.
Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn – Harley, baby. aka Joker’s muse.
Will Smith as Deadshot – skilled marksman for hire
Adewale Akinnuoeye-Agbaje as Killer Croc – the muscle. Cannibal.
Jay Hernandez as El Diablo – pyromancer
and at the bottom:
Karen Fukuhara as Katana – not a villain; working with Flagg. Skilled swordswoman