Review – Joker

A Spoiler Warning is in effect throughout this whole article, I want to do a deep-dive as best as I can, and it can’t be done without discussing some huge plot points.

Todd Phillips’ Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck, a mentally ill man trying to be happy in the 1980’s at a time when the world doesn’t care about him or anyone like him. He’s beaten down just far enough, that during the events of the film we get to watch him break. Combining elements of the Killing Joke with a subtle hint of the Court of Owls (like, a tiny hint, really small) and creating a version of the Joker that we can really empathise with… a little too much. Continue reading “Review – Joker”

Video Game Review – Arkham City

Tim, no reading, there may be spoilers.

As for the rest of you, it’s been ample time for you all to have played, but as Tim recently played Arkham Asylum for the first time ever, it seems a good time to talk about the sequel. Arkham City is fodder for every gaming hall of fame going, a neat blend of sandbox with high quality story, stealth and action, puzzles and combat, and perhaps one of the best representations of Batman ever put to a screen of any size. Arkham City was also going to be the last ever appearance of Mark Hamill as the Joker, promising he’d only return if they ever animated The Killing Joke (they did, he did). Continue reading “Video Game Review – Arkham City”

The Week In Geek – 15/09/14

The Week In Geek

Welcome back to The Week In Geek, our weekly summary of all our favourite pieces of nerd news. Tim and Joel keep watch for stories that interest us, but let us know if there are any stories you’d like us to talk about next week!

Deadpool 2016!

After the “leaked” test footage starring Ryan Reynolds hit the internet like an atom bomb, talk of a real Deadpool movie reached an all time high because it was just so beautiful. Fans of the Merc with a Mouth were livid with his portrayal in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, in spite of the fact that the casting choice was wildly hailed by both fans, and by the casting choice himself who has been very outspoken about wanting to reprise the role, so long as it was done properly.

Yup, that looks properly like Deadpool to me!

Well, Fox have tested the water and this week they officially took the plunge and announced a date for the movie we’ve been waiting for, February 12th, 2016. Now, that’s a long way away, and projects this popular have been mired in the past to the point where they’ve vanished off the map (Duke Nukem Forever for example) but things have never looked better for Deadpool the Movie!

Encryption by Default

In case you were unaware of the recent announcement by Google and Apple, the Android and iDevices out there will now be getting encrypt functions enabled by default. For the record, both Googles and Apples devices have had encryption on their devices from the get go, although only the savvy knew about the features previously!

To me, it’s a no brainer! By having encryption set up by default, we can expect a lot less damage to our data when we go to a nefarious website. Of course it isnt the end of the worlds problems from them naughty hacking black-hat types. In fact, it doesnt really affect them that much at all with the power of decryption, but at least its one small step back to bringing the power to the average user!

Tell your family, tell your friends: Mobile devices are becoming safer and more ready for more serious usage around offices and indeed day to day activities. Just be aware that this is but one step towards security on your mobile devices.

One thing that wasnt made clear is when this is set to roll out. We will keep you informed about this one if we find out anything else.

Crescent Bay Kit

You might have seen my post from yesterday, but if you haven’t then please go check it out! I think this is quite exciting news!

Crescent Bay then is the latest development kit for the Oculus Rift! How exciting it is then that there is finally integrated speakers. Whats more, a new demo has been made by the developers of the Oculus Rift, a demo that lets you explore all of the new features from the built in speakers to the 360 head tracking!

Its an exciting time for the Virtual Reality headset but to keep abreast of any new changes, dont forget to keep your eyes (and now ears) open to the game conferences out there, as well as the Oculus Rift Kickstarter page, which they STILL keep updated!

Other News

  • This week sees the premier of the new Batman prequel series Gotham.
  • Gerry Anderson’s Firestorm Kickstarter has been announced, more on that later in the week
  • And this week (today actually) GeekOut South-West passed 10,000 views! Thanks everybody :D

Thats it for our week in geek, check back with us next week for more geeky goodness! Until next time, keep it geek folks!

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