All posts by Brendan Griffiths

Deadpool Review – Marvel’s Mouthy Merc

Of all the Marvel characters, Deadpool is the one you’d expect to shake up, or ditch, the dull origins side of the comic book movies. Things start well, with an amusing taxi ride intro, followed by a slick fight scene on the freeway. But then the movie promptly and obediently falls in line with Marvel’s origins story machine.  To make things worse, the origins story is spliced in throughout the rest of the film, constantly wrecking the momentum. Continue reading Deadpool Review – Marvel’s Mouthy Merc

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Spotlight Review – Exposing monsters

Based on true events, Spotlight tells us how a team of journalists at the Boston Globe took on the Catholic Church to expose a systemic pattern of child abuse and cover ups.

Once the Spotlight section of the Boston Globe newspaper are assigned their new exposé, the film’s pace rarely lets up. The majority of the its two hour runtime sees the reporters chasing up lawyers from both sides, interviewing victims and cutting through legal red tape. All while trying not to let the story out too soon in order to maximise the impact against as many offenders as possible. Continue reading Spotlight Review – Exposing monsters

Lego Marvel’s Avengers Review – Smashing and hoarding

“Hasn’t this been released already?” You’d certainly be forgiven for thinking as much. Lego Marvel’s Avengers certainly shares some similarities with 2013’s Lego Marvel Super Heroes. There’s a near identical open world hub based in Manhattan and enough comic book characters to make Sheldon Cooper’s head spin. Continue reading Lego Marvel’s Avengers Review – Smashing and hoarding

FIFA 16 Xbox One instant delivery $28.24/£18.99/€25.89

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EA’s top-tier games are usually tough to find a good deal for, but we’ve found an excellent price for a FIFA 16 Xbox One code that smashes the competition. The code will be delivered instantly as soon as you buy, making it an ideal last minute Christmas present. The added bonus of a digital copy is that you wont have to have Jordan Henderson’s mug on a physical box in your home. Continue reading FIFA 16 Xbox One instant delivery $28.24/£18.99/€25.89

The Art of Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Asylum, Arkham City & Arkham Knight (Book Review)

Rocksteady’s trilogy of Batman games have become gaming legend in recent years. Never before has a studio nailed the feel of a comic/movie icon so well in gaming form. Behind every great game though, are reams of artwork inspiring ambitious mechanics and design. The creative mind’s eye uses the page to provide the provisional jumping off point for others.

This hardback book is a celebration and homage to the journey of the Batman series’ aesthetics from concept through completion. It’s an absolute beast of a book too, a true coffee table piece if ever there was one. Weighing in at 2KG, The Art of Rocksteady’s Batman has 304 pages containing 400 high quality images. Concept art has long been an unlockable feature in video games, but high quality art assets are much better appreciated on the page rather than your TV screen.

Continue reading The Art of Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Asylum, Arkham City & Arkham Knight (Book Review)

Just Cause 3 Review – Appetite for Destruction

We’ve had more than our fair share of open world sandboxes on the new-gen consoles, but the wait for Just Cause 3 has been a rather long one. After all, nobody quite does explosions like Rico Rodriguez.

Just Cause 3 does so many fun things right, but the number of basic elements that it utterly fails at is truly shocking. My first few hours with the game were not good at all actually. However, as I got used to the rough edges, the fun side of the game eventually prevailed and I found myself reluctantly being teased into having a good time. Continue reading Just Cause 3 Review – Appetite for Destruction

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition only $25.65 / £17

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Gears of War: Ultimate Edition makes the long wait for Gears 4 that little bit more bearable for Xbox One gamers. Grab your 5% discount via the retailer’s Facebook page. You don’t have to enter an email address, just enter any text and press enter for a code. Continue reading Gears of War: Ultimate Edition only $25.65 / £17

Xbox One console with Fallout 4, Rare Replay and Ori – £249.99

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If you’ve been waiting for a Xbox One console bundle with Fallout 4, this Cyber Monday deal is the best we’ve seen. In addition to the 5ooGB Xbox One console and Fallout 4, you’re also getting Rare Replay and Ori and the Blind Forest. All for just £249.99. Continue reading Xbox One console with Fallout 4, Rare Replay and Ori – £249.99

Get a $50 PSN Gift Card for $44.91 / £30.59

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If you’re a regular shopper on the PlayStation Network, this could come in handy. Using the Cyber Monday promo code, you can get $50 of PSN credit for $44.91 and it’ll be delivered instantly.

UK buyers can also take advantage of this if they have a US PSN account. This way, you can buy items from the US PSN store without having to own a US bank card.  Continue reading Get a $50 PSN Gift Card for $44.91 / £30.59

Last-minute Just Cause 3 PC preorder is the cheapest yet

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Just Cause 3 is set to add an explosive end to 2015 with another action-packed cocktail of guns, rockets, choppers, skydiving and cheeky grappling hook tethering. Today’s deal takes advantage of a Cyber Monday discount code to bring the game down to its cheapest price yet. Continue reading Last-minute Just Cause 3 PC preorder is the cheapest yet

Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate is shockingly cheap on PC today

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Today’s Black Friday discount code is really smashing the prices down for some of the newest games for both US and UK buyers. This price beats the already-generous offer a few days ago at the same site for Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, which has only just released on PC. You’ll get the Darwin and Dickens Conspiracy Mission DLC too. Continue reading Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate is shockingly cheap on PC today

Uncharted Collection has never been cheaper thanks to Black Friday

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[UPDATE: There’s a new discount code now. See below for details]

We’ve had some great deals for the Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection recently, but today’s Black Friday discount code brings it down to its lowest price yet. You’ll need a US PSN account to play it, but it’s simple to set one up from outside the USA.  Continue reading Uncharted Collection has never been cheaper thanks to Black Friday