Star Trek XII: Into AAARRRGGGGHHH! Part 2

Warning: This post contains spoilers!

So, anyway, the first showing of the Klingons (with their masks on) look ok – a change from the original series, but a good one since in the original series the Klingons looked human with wispy beards. It wasn't until Star Trek: The Motion Picture that the Klingon look changed into what we know and love today, in fact, there was an explanation as to why the Klingons looked the way that they did and that was to do with a genetic virus at he time. So the current writers used masks as a way for the human looking Klingons to hide their shame from the regular Klingons....(Read more)

Posted by: namco | Monday 14th July 2014

Star Trek XII: Into AAARRRGGGGHHH! Part 1

Warning: This post contains spoilers!

So here we are again, another J. J. Abrams Star Trek film which means another ranty post, but don't worry I'm not going to be petty and do the whole ubergeek thing of lambasting small details that didn't happen in episode 6, scene 5 of Star Trek: The Original Series, however, I will be pointing out just how bad this film got from start to finish. Even my girlfriend who hates Star Trek hates this film and the ironic thing is that this series was written to appeal to people like her!...(Read more)

Posted by: namco | Monday 30th June 2014

It's been too long...

Too long.


But on the other hand you are now reading this on a brand new designed site - mainly thanks to the money I earned last year, as a freelance PHP developer, spent on graphic design books.

Yes, I said graphic design books and not things to teach me how to use Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator because learning those teach you how to use those tools and not necessarily how to design properly. True, you can learn some design aspects from those how to create flavour of the month background/button/border type of tutorials but I feel that you still won't 100% understand the point about colour balance, unity, repetition and other elements of graphic design....(Read more)

Posted by: namco | Monday 23rd June 2014

Thief and Emergent Gaming

About three weeks ago, I was watching Total Biscuit's Thief video where he was showing his first impressions, and to be frank, it looked like there had been lots of care and attention added to it. Which is surprising, mainly because most publishers nowadays really don't seem to give a shit to either the legacy of the franchises that they are continuing to resurrect/carry on or the PC platform that it gets put upon. In these instances you can generally look forward (ahem) to direct console ports whereby the UI or gameplay has been toned down to accommodate for the console audience, as with TES: Oblivion, or the game itself really doesn't have any elements from the previous games to justify calling it part of the franchise, like the first revealing of XCom back in 2010 before the revisions....(Read more)

Posted by: namco | Wednesday 26th March 2014

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