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Games, Games and More Games!

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

Villan’s Time of the Month

Yes, it’s that time of the month where I like to grab my hot water bottle and Cookie Monster pyjamas and sit around on my fat arse eating chocolate, drinking tea and….hang on, this is pretty much an average day for me isn’t it?

But, yes I have torn myself away from my XBOX for more than five minutes to reveal August’s Song of the Month.

This month we have the UK’s very own Alexa De Strange, a band that are not only unique and tuneful, but also a band that have a great image that makes burlesque not only sexier than sexy, but also gives it a dark twist that creates something worth seeing and hearing by all.

Alexa De Strange, unique and well worth a listen

Musically they’re a lot of things, hard to put a finger on and shoehorn into one specific genre, so judge for yourselves the song and video, Babydoll from Alexa De Strange.

Enjoy!

For more info you can check Alexa De Strange, or to give them their full name Alexa De Strange and the Sisters of Seduction at the Paranoise Records site here or on their Facebook here.

Babydoll will be played on my shows throughout August, and if you do take time to visit, tell them who sent you, I like the attention 😀

In an addition to this Babydoll has stormed the SI Radio Charts, number 1 this week and many daily number 1’s from listener votes. Check this song out on http://www.siradio.fm and bask in it’s awesomeness!