Daily Archives: 10/14/2011

Your mobile is a death trap.

Just bought an iPhone 4S? Happy with it?  Not for long, my technologically adept and cutting-edge friend.

Handy communications godsend or harbinger of your imminent demise?

Those persistently entertaining stirrers at Bitter Wallet would like to induce some panic into your day if you’re still hanging onto your ageing Nokia and retirement-ready Samsung.  And based on where you live in the country, their story makes for slightly gross, very entertaining reading.

It’s all about germs.  Caked in them, your phone is.  And the computer that you’re ready this on.  Why, you may already be dead due to the array of e-whatsits and bugs adorning your consumer electronics (in which case, my daily hit count is going down, which doth suck much).

What with every thing that can kill you in the real world, isn’t it a wonder that any of us actually get up in the morning?

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“Batman: Arkham City” gets rave reviews…

Creatures of the night, what music they make...

Eurogamer love it, as does the Torygraph, Wired are a bit more cautious, but mostly delighted and The Guardian would like to call it the best game of the year, but can’t quite bring themselves to yet.

I’d say that Rocksteady Games have done the business again, wouldn’t you?

 

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THQ’s Danny Bilson wants me to cry more.

Pictured yesterday, "Warhammer 40K" fans storm THQ HQ

Eurogamer today has a post with the news that I’ve dreaded since the release of “Space Marine” – the signs don’t point towards a “Space Marine 2” any time soon.

THQ boss Danny Bilson isn’t ruling it out entirely, but the sales don’t quite justify a sequel in the expansive territory of the “40K” universe – especially when the previously mentioned “WH40K” MMO may apparently share game play elements which overlap with the single-player game.

An MMO which is pick-up-and-play enough to appeal to the single-player fans of “Space Marine”? I can’t help but be intrigued by that as instance-based, always-on MMO traditions really don’t hold any interest for me.

I’ll just have to wait until 2013 to see if this bears fruition or is just so much PR fluff.

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