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So, September is here, the kids have gone back to school and I’ve been gaming like crazy, Dead Island 2, Deus Ex, Driver San Francisco and Space Marine have been keeping me off the streets and I still have Gears of War 3 and FIFA 12 to get excited about over the coming weeks. Anyway, just a short one today to show off some stuff, first we have a couple of new posts over at Split Infinity Radio, check them out, and us for your amusement over at www.siradio.fm and of course tune in and hear us in all our glory.
Also, this month it’s been the turn of The Dirty Youth with “Fight” to be song of the month, and here, just for you is their video.
Other than that, it’s been a quiet one but this Sunday brings Gamefest to Birmingham, look out for news and blogs from me here and at Split Infinity Radio, and until next time be good, and if you can’t be good, don’t get caught!
This looks potentially amazing, I for one can’t wait for anything that succeeds the atrocity that was Windows Vista
It’s that time of the month again where I bring you another song of the month, and this time we have yet another doozy from this side of the pond. Hailing from Cardiff, Wales we have The Dirty Youth, an upcoming new band that are reminiscent of Paramore with a more metallic twist. Their new single “Fight” is about to be released on September 5th and is already receiving reviews all over the internet, showcasing yet another of the UK’s soon to be hottest acts.it’s time to welcome The Dirty Youth as September’s band of the month, who right noware following in the footsteps of Alexa De Strange and their awesome track Babydoll (which has spent the last three weeks on the top sopt of SI Radio’s listener charts) Check The Dirty Youth out here at their Facebook page and check out a snippet of their single here.
Like what you see and hear here? Check out The Dirty Youth on each of my shows throughout September on Split Infinity Radio
Something that strikes, me, possibly you and the rest of the gaming world as a little odd is that as a DJ who presents a gaming show all about games and the playing thereof I really haven’t blogged much about them so thought it might be a good idea to well, actually do that.
First up, I do a show every week (Monday 5pm UK/12pm Eastern) called Konsole Kontrast where I bring you gaming news across all the formats, say mean things about Nintendo and even meaner things about certain games. And one thing that is really taking up my time in the gaming world is Rockstar’s LA Noire. Yes, I know it’s been out for quite a while, I know it’s gotten itself some well deserved positive reviews all over the place and has been a general hit with gamers and the gaming media all across the world, quite frankly with good cause too. The game is a true benchmark for the gaming medium offering fun gameplay, an engaging story (even if it does all end oddly and slightly disjointed) and a nice change from driving, shooting and swearing in the usual manner. Yes, the game does include all of the above but in a way just different enough to be unique, yet familiar enough to not be alien. I’m on my second playthrough of the game and it’s seriously eating into my Deus Ex playing even now, 3 months after release.
It’s not often a game has this effect on me, so it must be something special, right?
Now, my other gaming obsessions are starting to rear their ugly heads, last week’s release of Deus Ex (which I got for free) is currently sitting in my XBOX begging me to play. Something I’m sure I’ll do before the night is over, especially as I’ve only put in about an hour so far and not augmented anything yet. Also, this week’s release of Driver San Fransisco is nothing short of potentially silly gaming joy with a daft storyline, fast cars, shooting and not quite funny yet still amusing wisecracks that will entertain me over the coming weeks. I can’t wait. It’s a sure fire sign that winter is coming and much fun will be had.
The fun doesn’t stop there, there’s Dead Island, Warhammer 40K Space Marine, Gears of War 3 and FIFA 12 all due out over the next month, all with their beady eyes firmly on my overdraft, existing purely to piss my bank manager off. But hey, winter is coming and the outside world is scary, so I guess I’ll be playing those too. Which brings me to the last video of today’s little foray into gaming. The opening scene from Gears of War 3 was unleashed on the public recently, and it made my brain cry a little knowing it’s still a good few weeks away….
Gears of War 3 was a game I was lucky enough to beta test, and I’m still reeling from it’s amazing seamless gameplay. This one just can’t come soon enough.
Anyway, that’s my dip into gaming for now, expect proper reviews on some of these games as they get played by yours truly.
Oh and for those of you who missed my shameless plug earlier…that gaming show? Konsole Kontrast, every Monday 5pm UK/12pm EST only on Split Infinity Radio
So, what can I say? Again, I set up a blog and end up neglecting it, not writing my thoughts, musings and meanderings then sharing them with the world. I’m a bad person, I need punishing, I need to actually stop playing video games for more than five minutes and actually write something.
So, I have to start this new set of blogs by mentioning the riots. Yes, our great unwashed, inbred collection of scumbags rose up from underneath the dog turds outside Argos to cause all manner of destruction and idiocy in the name of “poverty” yes poverty! A ragtag crew of fuckwits and idiots organised riots on Facebook and Blackberry Messenger with equipment worth hundreds of pounds. While wearing expensive trainers. Yes, poverty….fuckwits.
Trains were delayed, buses suspended, shops were looted, set alight and had windows broken. People were beaten up, and most appallingly five people were killed in what can only be called a mindless, murderous rampage that spanned four nights, more locations than the rioters can probably count, and sickeningly all in the name of poverty.
See, if the truth be told poverty was the furthest thing on these morons minds the second they heard that some idiot with a gun got shot in Tottenham.
All that was on their minds was….well, nothing they don’t have minds, just cartoon squiggles and bits of half eaten chewing gum where their brains should be. Poverty wasn’t the issue here, making a scapegoat of a rash decision which may have been right at the end of the day was the real issue. And it allowed a bunch of animals to get their grubby little paws on new trainers and electrical goods. Every time they bandy the word “poverty” now I still hear the sane and rational part of the nation facepalm in unison.
Since then people have still asked why? Why are the youth so disaffected? Why did this happen? Have our schools really failed this much? Have our government really failed them? How sad! How Heartbreaking How…..utterly fucking ridiculous. As I explained, grubby people wanted to get their grubby hands on free stuff. Disaffected youth? Are we talking about the middle classes who joined in? The mindless cretins trying their ill gotten gains on in various shops? The scarf wearing hoodlums? Who knows? But disaffected? These people who came up with this notion want to try being an ethnic minority, out of work and disabled just like me for most of my adult life. Do I riot, no? I complain on the internet, sulk and play video games instead.
And where was our Prime Minister? On holiday. Yes, he came back to “heroically” sort out the mess and promise to compensate those that lost their homes, property and businesses before complaining that he should claim his expenses back for the holiday he was taking, while no doubt hiding from the backlash of his last stupid fucking decision.
He allowed police special powers to disperse rioters and give them (in my interpretation) the jolly good kicking they deserved. Four days late, which oddly was the day rain stopped play and the idiots sought solace under their dog turds. Which turned four days of rioting and supposed political and social protest into idiot anarchist’s cricket. Well done Mr. Cameron, have a gold star and crayons, now don’t eat them, there’s a good lad.
So in conclusion, I thought I’d write a little rant about what has happened in the UK recently, just so I can say “Poverty My arse!” online and use a picture of Jim Royle in a blog written by a misanthropic moaning radio DJ pretending to be a socio-political commentator when he really should stick do doing what he does best, and making inappropriate remarks onair and talking about videogames…
So here goes….