All posts by John Lyons

New Lego Star Wars ‘Force Awakens’ Prequel Shorts

Lego Star WarsA few months ago Disney announced that they were making a prequel series to The Force Awakens, called LEGO Star Wars: The Resistance Rises, featuring characters from Episode VII. The first short, Poe to the Rescue, premiered on DisnexyXD a while back, was put on YouTube afterwards. Now, three more shorts have been released, and they’re available now for your viewing pleasure, with a synopsis included for each. Continue reading New Lego Star Wars ‘Force Awakens’ Prequel Shorts

Watch 22 Minutes of Pyre Gameplay

PyrePyre is the upcoming game from Supergiant Games, whose last two titles, Bastion and Transistor, were highly critically acclaimed. The indie studio have released the first twenty two minutes of gameplay for Pyre, an action-roleplaying game. In Pyre, you lead a band of exiles through an ancient competition spread across a vast, mystical purgatory. Continue reading Watch 22 Minutes of Pyre Gameplay

Criterion and TCM are planning a Streaming Service

CriterionCinema has been changing over the last number of years, or rather, the way that we view movies at home has been changing. When I was first discovering my love of cinema, I had to go to a video store and carefully chose which film I wanted to rent, based on recommendations, reputation, and the director whose name was on the box. Continue reading Criterion and TCM are planning a Streaming Service

Blizzard Comment on the Nostalrius Controversy

WoWWorld of Warcraft was the game that made a name for MMORPG’s and Blizzard, as well as online gameplay in general. It’s actually the most successful video game of all time, having made 10 billion dollars in profit. At the height of its popularity, World of Warcraft had 12 million active subscribers, but over the last six years the numbers have dropped substantially, with less than 5.5 million accounts still active today. Continue reading Blizzard Comment on the Nostalrius Controversy

Retro Corner: Indiana Jones and The Emperor’s Tomb

The Emperors TombThis is a game that not many people played, and one that almost nobody remembers.

It was made by a studio which no longer exists, whose previous title, the Xbox exclusive Buffy the Vampire Slayer, also came and went without anyone noticing.

In fact, whenever I wanted to share my love of this game with someone else, I’d inevitably have to press my copy of it into their hands, and insist that they borrow it. Why was I seemingly the only one excited to play an Indiana Jones game? Continue reading Retro Corner: Indiana Jones and The Emperor’s Tomb

Trailer for Documentary on Brian De Palma, Director of Scarface

De PalmaEdgar Wright once said “I have heard people call themselves Brian De Palma apologists. I am proud to say that I am a huge fan without any caveats.” I’m right there with you Edgar. (I even made a mockup De Palma fansite for a web design class years ago)

De Palma’s name may not register on everyone’s radar, but you’ve definitely seen his work. Carrie, Scarface, Mission Impossible, The Untouchables, Casualties of War, Carlito’s Way, and countless others. Continue reading Trailer for Documentary on Brian De Palma, Director of Scarface