Daily Archives: 10/28/2011

“Misfits” is back. In related news, the Daily Mail triples itself.

If you like your superheroes not very heroic, mostly without the burden of morality and singularly failing to be role models to anyone but the criminally insane, you’ll be as delighted as I am to see that E4 are showing the third series of “Misfits” from Sunday night.

Alisha and Simon. Ain't young (super-powered, time-travelling) love grand?

This would be a trailer for season three.  With somebody in the gang who certainly isn’t Robert Sheehan.  But I’m sure he’ll be an excellent addition.

After what happened at the end of the Christmas special – as I don’t want to spoiler anybody, let’s just say that shizz hit fans, stuff got mental and nobody’s quite who they once were –  I’m intrigued to see how the third series will play out.

Just how far can they go with the ‘ASBO youth with super-powers’ schtick of previous series, because I thought that the second series did some excellent sci-fi storytelling which might have run the risk of alienating the part of the audience who turned up for gross gags and OMG moments.

More of this fellow, please, and heavy on the 'timey-wimey' gubbins if you don't mind.

Episode One is on E4 at 10:00pm on Sunday and definitely won’t be available by entirely legal, copyright-friendly interweb channels soon thereafter.  Ahem.

 

 

 

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Reports of Nintendo’s death may have been exaggerated…

Oh, Bitter Wallet.  As well as providing me with ample consumer guidance and much in the way of Teh Lolz, you also find time to make with the excellent trolling.

Nifty hand-held or harbinger of corporate doom. Probably more the former, actually...

Witness the latest in their ‘Deathwatch’ series of posts, which seeks to update us on which retailers and organizations are ripe for the chop, in these times of austerity and penury – they’re only calling out chuffing Nintendo.

Yes, the 3DS didn’t set the world alight – is this more down to that market being well-and-truly overrun by smartphone games and tablet titles than shortcomings in Ninty’s platform? – but it’s not quite the White Elephant that many people would wish it to be.

Nintendo were pretty much in the same position when their Gamecube console arrived last gen and failed to win the hearts and minds that the N64 grabbed and they seemed to turn that around with the success of the DS and the Wii.

Nothing to see (yet), please move along…

 

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