Game Corner [Bite-Size]: Grim Fandango Remastered (Xbox One)

Released: 29 October 2020Originally Released: 30 October 1998Developer: Double Fine ProductionsOriginal Developer: LucasArtsAlso Available For: Mobile, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita A Brief Background:Grim Fandango was the brainchild of noted creator Tim Schafer, whose success with Full Throttle (LucasArts, 1995) allowed him to pitch a surreal, Day of the Dead-inspired concept that LucasArts … Continue reading Game Corner [Bite-Size]: Grim Fandango Remastered (Xbox One)

“COUGAR” HEAD HONCHO JAILED

Source Tuesday, March 25, 2003By B. Jeffers Balamb Parkway was the site of a violent break-in and robbery late last night as a number of Teamos employees were left traumatised when a gang of masked individuals forced their way into the Teamos Superstore, erected some five years ago during the supermarket giant’s expansion across the … Continue reading “COUGAR” HEAD HONCHO JAILED

Game Corner: The Punisher (Arcade)

Released: 1993Developer: CapcomAlso Available For: Mega Drive The Background:Frank Castle, Marvel’s resident one-man army, first debuted in the pages of The Amazing Spider-Man #129. Though originally depicted as an assassin with a specific code of honour, the character went on to become one of Marvel’s most popular anti-heroes; thanks to his tragic backstory and unwavering … Continue reading Game Corner: The Punisher (Arcade)

Game Corner [Zelda Day]: The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo 3DS)

On 21 February 1986, The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo EAD, 1986) was first released in Japan. The creation of legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka, The Legend of Zelda launched one of Nintendo’s most popular franchises, with its silent protagonist, Link, and his vast fantasy world of sword and sorcery not only enduring … Continue reading Game Corner [Zelda Day]: The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo 3DS)

What’s on the Box?: Pokémon Origins

Air Date: 2 October 2013Worldwide Network: Pokémon TV Original Network: TV TokyoStars: Bryce Papenbrook, Lucien Dodge, Jamieson Price, Kirk Thornton, and Kyle Hebert The Background:The brainchild of executive director Satoshi Tajiri, Pokémon began life as Capsule Monsters (later changed to Pocket Monsters and rebranded as Pokémon for the games’ worldwide release), a role-playing game inspired by … Continue reading What’s on the Box?: Pokémon Origins

Back Issues [The Punisher’s Debut]: The Amazing Spider-Man #129

Back in February 1974, Spider-Man/Peter Parker faced a new enemy in the form of Frank Castle, the Punisher, a veteran of the Vietnam War turned bloodthirsty vigilante. The Punisher separated himself from other, traditional costumed heroes by his willingness to kill and uncompromising, suicidal one-man war on crime and what better way to celebrate the … Continue reading Back Issues [The Punisher’s Debut]: The Amazing Spider-Man #129

LOCAL TEEN MAKES GOOD

Source Wednesday, June 06, 2001By B. Jeffers The landscape of Westbridge town centre was forever changed yesterday morning with the official opening of “Cocked ‘n Loaded”, a gymnasium and fitness centre located in prime position on Williamson Memorial Park. The gymnasium is the brainchild of Sean Hitchcock, son of local business magnate Dyson Hitchcock, whose … Continue reading LOCAL TEEN MAKES GOOD

Game Corner: Double Dragon Neon (Xbox One)

Released: 12 September 2012Developer: WayForward TechnologiesAlso Available For: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 The Background:Double Dragon (Technōs Japan, 1987) was a pioneer of the sidescrolling beat-‘em-up genre; an incredibly popular arcade title upon release, the game was equally popular when it was ported to home consoles, with the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) version … Continue reading Game Corner: Double Dragon Neon (Xbox One)

Talking Movies: Deadpool

Released: 8 February 2016Director: Tim MillerDistributor: 20th Century FoxBudget: $58 millionStars: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand, and Stefan Kapičić/Andre Tricoteux The Plot:After mercenary for hire Wade Wilson (Reynolds) contracts terminal cancer, he turns to Francis Freeman/Ajax (Skrein), who subjects him to round-the-clock torture to activate his latent X-Gene. … Continue reading Talking Movies: Deadpool

Talking Movies [Mewtwo’s Birthday]: Pokémon: The First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back

According to Pokémon: Blue and Red Version (Nintendo/Creatures/Game Freak, 1995), February 6 is the day that Mew successfully gave birth to my favourite Pokémon, Mewtwo. Whether this was a natural birth or simply the day the clone was successfully created is up for debate but, nevertheless, this is the official date that the world’s most … Continue reading Talking Movies [Mewtwo’s Birthday]: Pokémon: The First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back