Monthly Archives: November 2013

Poll of the Week 27.11.2013


Sunday Things 24.11.2013

There’s a new Air New Zealand promo video out. As before, it’s pretty darn/damn awesome:

Elder Scrolls Online Interactive Map


There’s more interesting Elder Scrolls Online stuff happening! Check out this link right here. Oh wait, not that one, THIS one. It lets you have a mosey on around some of the key areas in the upcoming game, along with bits of info and artwork to go with them. It’s well worth a look.

Poll of the Week 20.11.2013

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor Announced


shadowofmordorA brand new Lord of the Rings game has just been announced, called Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, and is being developed by Monolith. Details are as of yet sketchy, but the plot will follow a ranger who (spoilers) has been killed, and resurrected as a wraith. Set between The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, it will be a fairly dark theme. Here are some excerpts from the announcement from Warner Bros. :

Players will explore the dark and very personal theme of vengeance in a world where decisions have a consequence, and those consequences persist even after death… The game introduces new gameplay mechanics to the action genre, creating opportunities for emergent and customized gameplay that will be rewarding for players.

Through the Nemesis System, enemy relationships and characteristics are shaped by player actions and decisions to create personal archenemies that remember and adapt to the player and are distinct to every gameplay session.

Gamers are able to craft their own battles, enemies and rewards within the dynamic world that remembers and adapts to their choices, delivering a unique experience to every player.

One of the best things about War in the North, other than stripped down, fun gameplay (may do a review of that at sometime), was the heavy references and themes from the books as well the films, giving a much richer story, items, etc.. Hopefully this game will be doing the same thing!

What are your thoughts on the game?


Poll of the Week 13.11.13

2nd Law of Thermodynamics

 If someone points out to you that your pet theory of the universe is in disagreement with Maxwell’s equations — then so much the worse for Maxwell’s equations. If it is found to be contradicted by observation — well, these experimentalists do bungle things sometimes. But if your theory is found to be against the second law of thermodynamics I can give you no hope; there is nothing for it but to collapse in deepest humiliation.

Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington, 1927

The 2nd Law of Thermodynamics

Which Star Wars Character Do People Want in Episode VII?

As had been for a while now, lots of news and speculations are flying about for Star Wars: Episode VII, and IGN has run a poll, asking readers to pick which character they would like to see in the new film.

Top 3

Boba Fett (23.1%) boba fett


Darth Maul (11.68%) darth maul


Chewbacca (10.79%) chewbacca

Bottom 3

Max Rebo (0.38%)max rebo

Moff Tarkin (0.33%)moff tarkin

Malakili (0.09%)malakili


To be honest, while I recognised them, I hadn’t ever heard of Max Rebo or Malakili, but I won’t miss them. Most surprising to me was, considering how even considerably dead characters were fair game as far as this poll was concerned, Jar Jar Binks didn’t actually do too badly, coming in at 4.68%.

See the full poll’s results here.

Poll of the Week 06.11.13

New trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

A new trailer popped up yesterday for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and here it is, enjoy!


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