GOATVERMIN "Detruire" black/death metal album review and bandcamp stream

The first quarter of 2017 sees the spectacular return of French black/death metal, thanks to the debut albums of three excellent bands: Ritualization, Necroblood and Goatvermin. The timing couldn’t be better as there exist strong rumors that Arkhon Infaustus, Read more

INFESTER “To the Depths, in Degradation” death metal re-release review and youtube stream

Re-releases of “best kept secret” type of old bands, usually package attractively mediocre quality content using 80’s/90’s nostalgia and vinyl fetishism. Even when the music is good, most such bands were mere clones back at the day, therefore their (re-) Read more

NECROBLOOD “Collapse of the Human Race” black/death metal album review and bandcamp stream

Parisian old-school metal band NECROBLOOD have penetrated violently my musical microcosm back in 2011. They have done so with the best credentials that an underground metal band could possibly have according to my book: a debut self-titled 7”EP released by Read more

ANTAEUS "Condemnation" black metal album review and bandcamp stream

Last year, Antaeus have ended out of the blue 10 years of discographic absence with their fourth album, “Condemnation”. Due to the evolution and mutation of the genre, it is now clearer than ever what is the position that the Read more

A complex beer that will resonate with wine lovers: Straffe Hendrik – Heritage (2014) craft beer review

Pours into an oversized Cognac snifter. Deep reddish-brown colour with some ruby hues, and quite murky. Beige frothy head, which lingers ‘til the end with half a finger lacing. A rather unusual -for a Quad- nose, a tad acidic, that Read more

What did the Battlefield Hardline leaked trailer show us

Posted on by Vassago in F.P.S, Gaming | Leave a comment

As we were waiting impatiently for the next Battlefield release, a version of a seven minute trailer video was leaked titled “Hardline”.

Ten seconds into the video and it was as if I were watching the new “Grand Theft Auto” trailer. Things became a bit clearer around 00:30 when I noticed all familiar maps and guns from the latest BF4 release, which is cool but the new concept is all about war on crime (!?) instead of war on a Battlefield. I have to say right off the bat that I was not sure that a Cops vs Criminals concept was really missing from the Battlefield blockbuster, especially one where the story line is about the ethical dilemma of good cops thinking of turning bad the moment they face a mountain of drug stock worth a couple of million pounds. This would be a hard one to pull off and I can already visualise people being hesitant as to if this is a step towards the right direction or not for Battlefield. I will leave this out for the time being, as it will come down to personal preferences (some people will be happy, others won’t, and some will buy and play it anyway).
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Battlefield 4 campaign and the military shooter single-player experience.

Posted on by panos.agoros in F.P.S, Gaming | Leave a comment

I have just finished Battlefield 4’s campaign mode on Xbox 360 and I would like to share a few thoughts. Admittedly not a lot will care since the Battlefield series are popular exclusively for their multiplayer action. Nevertheless, I think that the single player experiences that military shooters offer are often overlooked and half-cooked under the pressure for a polished, addictive multiplayer component.
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