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GUEST POST: Tips for Crafting Comics to Terrify Your Reader

GUEST POST: Tips for Crafting Comics to Terrify Your Reader

23 May, 2018

Ken Reynolds the writer and creator of the supernatural adventure comic ‘Cognition’ takes us through how he uses the comics medium to scare his readers.

TV REVIEW: The Flash S4E23, “We Are The Flash” (CONTAINS SPOILERS)

TV REVIEW: The Flash S4E23, “We Are The Flash” (CONTAINS SPOILERS)

23 May, 2018

The Flash reminds its characters that they are stronger together in “We Are The Flash,” which takes Barry into Devoe’s mind for a final battle and a few surprises.

Infinite Diversity, Finite Combinations 3.1.11: “We Are Not A Game”

Infinite Diversity, Finite Combinations 3.1.11: “We Are Not A Game”

23 May, 2018

Fictions within fictions.

GAMING NEWS: Adaptive Controllers are Coming

GAMING NEWS: Adaptive Controllers are Coming

23 May, 2018

Gaming should be for everyone, but for too long disabled people have had to hack their peripherals to find their way into gaming.  Now Xbox is getting serious by introducing, compatible, inclusive peripherals.

Voices from the Syndicate: What’s your Favorite “Brilliant, but Canceled” show?

Voices from the Syndicate: What’s your Favorite “Brilliant, but Canceled” show?

22 May, 2018

This week the GS crew members take moment to remember those shows whose light wents out way too soon.

GSN PODCAST: Bags of Action Episode 54 – Commando

GSN PODCAST: Bags of Action Episode 54 – Commando

21 May, 2018

In this episode Steve and Pete talk about the classic 1985 film, Commando, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

BOOK REVIEW: Action Comics – 80 Years of Superman (Deluxe Edition)

BOOK REVIEW: Action Comics – 80 Years of Superman (Deluxe Edition)

20 May, 2018

It’s been 80 years since that iconic image of the man in the red cape lifting a car graced the cover of Action Comics and changed the nature of superheroes in mainstream pop culture. This tome covers the Man of Steel’s creation, with many classic stories including memorable first appearances by key characters.

Doctor Who: The Long Way Round: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice – Part 3

Doctor Who: The Long Way Round: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice – Part 3

19 May, 2018

This story I think suffers from a real middle part dip. This is not because it lacks for incident, but rather the incident itself is largely uninteresting.

GAME REVIEW: Far Cry 5

GAME REVIEW: Far Cry 5

18 May, 2018

Far Cry 5 has been out for a while now and I’ve finally played through the main campaign. Here’s what I thought.

BOOK REVIEW: One of us will be dead by morning

BOOK REVIEW: One of us will be dead by morning

16 May, 2018

Title: One of us will be dead by morning  Author: David Moody Publisher:  St Martin’s Press, Published: Out now   The horror of the corporate away day is cranked up to 11 in David Moody’s latest novel One of us will be dead by morning. I’ve experienced these team bonding exercises and believe me, they aren’t fun. Which is a tad ironic as reading this instalment in Moody’s Hater series is indeed a lot of fun. The fewer left alive, the higher the stakes. Kill the others, before one of them kills you. Fourteen people are trapped on Skek, a barren island in the middle of the North Sea somewhere between the coasts of the UK and Denmark. Over the years this place has served many purposes—a fishing settlement, a military outpost, a scientific base—but one by one its inhabitants have abandoned its inhospitable shores. Today it’s home to Hazleton Adventure Experiences, an extreme sports company specializing in corporate team building events. Someone thought it would be a good idea to have a team building event on a remote island. Bad enough. Shame, then, that the week away for the book’s protagonists comes to an end a little too late to avoid the world going to hell in a handbasket. It begins fairly familiarly. The small team of business-types are coming to the end of their collective tethers. Rivalries are bubbling up and personalities clash like the waves crashing on the remote cliffs. Everyone wants to go home back to their loved ones (family members, business meetings). A tragedy strikes that flairs tensions and elicits blame. When the ride home is late, everything starts to fall apart. The islands inhabitants, the adventure team, show levels of professionalism but the strain is beginning to show. When the boat that was meant to collect them is found, wrecked – the next lot of adventurers (schoolchildren, mostly) are discovered to have been brutally slaughtered, those left on the island must start to accept that they must start thinking about survival. What Moody’s novel does particularly well is the balance between the personal, relatable details of the story’s protagonists, and the horror inflicted by the Haters. There is no...