Monthly Archives: February 2015

“I’m just going out to have these destroyed” – Hell

The differences between the first and second series of Father Ted are subtle. The storylines retain the same quaint nature, with most episodes still rooted in plausible priestly activities such as organising a raffle or dealing with visiting bishops. The … Continue reading

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“Goodbye, my darling.” – Valediction (Agent Carter)

Agent Carter is a spin-off of the Captain America film. The film, just in cinemas, drew an audience of nearly 12 million people, while the TV show has averaged about 4 million viewers per episode. Agent Carter exists very much … Continue reading

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Flashpoints – Revenge of the Rogues

It’s time for revenge, and no-one wants payback like Captain Cold! He’s back in Central City and he brought his new partner to set Flash’s life ablaze. Barry is still trying to decide on what’s more important: his continuing training … Continue reading

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“I’m in tremendous pain, Ted” – Grant Unto Him Eternal Rest

As the first series reaches its conclusion, Father Ted opts to raise the stakes, making its first real engagement with the threat of narrative collapse. For those unfamiliar with the term, it refers to an instalment in an ongoing story … Continue reading

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The Order: 1886 Review

I haven’t been this disappointed in a game in a while. That’s not to say it was a bad game – but the concept, the developers, the haunting nursery rhyme trailer – I was expecting something huge. Brilliant. The Order’s … Continue reading

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“If you want the truth, I am ready to give it to you.” – Snafu (Agent Carter)

  Lies, concealment and double talk are baked into the DNA of the spy genre. Aside from the fact that real world spies spend a lot of time lying, dishonesty allows spy stories to build in moments of clever deception, … Continue reading

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It’s not a competition – Narratology and Ludology

A quick google search of the definitions for each of these terms return the following: Ludology is the study of games and gaming, especially video games. Ludology, like the games it studies, is not about story and discourse at all … Continue reading

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