Game of Thrones: S3Ep9 Review

Another week, another boring set of events in what has so far been a disappointingly dull series for the once great Game of Thrones. You’d get more excitement and suspense from watching the six o’clock news. Oh well, move along folks, there’s nothing to see here…

You’re still interested in reading more? Really? Well, if you’re sure….

I probably should just show you the standard ‘Spoilers’ sign, just to be by the book. Not that anything much happens in this episode, but you never know – some people get annoyed with even the tiniest amount of information being spoiled for them. The sign is nice though, all garish reds and flashing lights and ‘SPOILERS AHEAD!’ being played over the rear-mounted speaker. Just listen:

*SPOILERS AHEAD* *SPOILERS AHEAD*

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Meet the Talent – Source Filmmaker

Valve set the bar for video game marketing with their ‘Meet the Team’  videos for Team Fortress 2. They’re some of the funniest things I’ve ever watched, and explain the game so well to newcomers, without actually showing you any game-play or mechanics. The videos helped cement the popularity and fame of Team Fortress 2. These were not pre-renedered movies though, they were animations captured directly from the game itself.

Nearly a year ago now, the Source Filmmaker was released for the masses. This is the exact same software that the Valve developers use to make the ‘Meet the Team’ , and now that the public have their hands on it, some real gems have been created.

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Game of Thrones: S3Ep6 Review

Worldwide conservation efforts must have been going strong in recent years, because there’s a whole beach of awkward turtles going on in this episode. So many scenes designed to make me want to leave the room because it’s so uncomfortable. But I won’t, because Game of Thrones is awesome like that. A shorter review today, because I managed to feed my notes to the washing machine, so this is all from my (terrible) memory.

Spoilers and milk-curdling awkwardness ahead.

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Turning It Off and On Again – The I.T. Crowd Finale

Possibly my favourite British comedy for the last few years, The I.T. Crowd ended its four series without tying up all the loose ends, and I’ve been secretly praying to the Gods of Good Television for a new series. My prayers appear to have been answered now, but it’s not entirely what I asked for…

Rumours have been circling for years about the possibility of a fifth series, but it seems as though it is not to be. However, the show will be returning for a one-off finale episode, closing off all the plots, and bringing some closure to the show. The script has been completed for a while, apparently, but creator Graham Linehan had just been waiting for the actors’ schedules to clear up.

With so many of the main cast finding fame elsewhere, especially in America (Chris O’Dowd in Bridesmaids, and Richard Ayoade in The Watch), it’s not surprising it’s taken so long for them all to be free to make this. Still, it’ll be great for the fans to see the Crowd back on-screen one last time.

If you haven’t yet seen the I.T Crowd, I recommend you do it now.

It’s The End of the World As We Know It

For all you fans of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz out there (read: everyone with a pulse), check this out:

Starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and directed once again by Edgar Wright (the man who has made some of my favourite films), this looks like the next in their series of sinister comedies,  it should be another fantastic laugh. Keep an eye out for this!