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Is Binge-Watching TV A Bad Idea?

Is Binge-Watching TV A Bad Idea?
Did you watch all 13 episodes of Jessica Jones the second they hit Netflix? Did you miss Battlestar Galactica when it first aired and mainlined the entire thing in a week? Are you simply unable to go to bed once you’ve started watching a series because there’s always one… more… episode…? While some might admire your dedication, it’s not necessarily a good thing to immerse yourself so heavily in a TV binge-watch. Jayne Nelson... 

MyView: How Can Marvel Make Phase 4 Different And Fresh?

MyView: How Can Marvel Make Phase 4 Different And Fresh?
Welcome to the first in a new regular series for MyM BUZZ: MyView. It’s here that out regular writers grapple with a topical question in the shared cult entertainment universe. Marvel Phase 3 has just begun with a Civil War and will end in 2019 with Infinity Wars. The directors of both of those films, the Russo Brothers, have already spoken in interviews about how they need to deconstruct the format that Marvel movies have set up in the first two... 

Ready Players? Meet The Call Up’s Cast of VR Gamer Characters

Ready Players? Meet The Call Up’s Cast of VR Gamer Characters
Named as the UK’s best unproduced screenplay in 2011, Charles Barker’s ambitious sci-fi thriller The Call Up finally hits the silver screen this May. Set in a futuristic facility for trialling cutting-edge tech, the ensemble film sees eight gamers invited to test-run a state-of-the-art, shoot-em-up-style augmented reality experience. By donning suits of sleek, otherworldly armour, complete with digital display visors, the players watch... 

New X-Men: Apocalypse Trainers (& 12 More Weird & Wonderful Sci-Fi Trainers)

New X-Men: Apocalypse Trainers (& 12 More Weird & Wonderful Sci-Fi Trainers)
Supra has brought out a new pair of X-Men: Apocalypse-inspired trainers. Not that you’d guess they were X-Men: Apocalypse-inspired trainers at first glance. Supra has gone for a subtle approach with a teeny-tiny X-Men logo on the sides and a kind of grid-work pattern that may be a nod to Cerebro. Possibly. Perhaps. While Converse have been releasing some smart DC superheroes shoes for a while now, and Vans have more recently producing some great... 

Why Is It Always Chess In Sci-Fi & Fantasy?

Why Is It Always Chess In Sci-Fi & Fantasy?
Once again, a genre show has used chess as a metaphor – this time it was the latest episode of Outlander (you can see our review here). Sci-Fi and fantasy loves chess because of the whole dark versus light vibe. There are also pawn and checkmate metaphors galore to have fun with. It reminded me of a daft little project I did on Facebook page last year. Some of you may have seen this before but hey, it took a while to put together so I thought it... 

GAME FACE: How Hearthstone Wins at Free-to-Play

GAME FACE: How Hearthstone Wins at Free-to-Play
I’ve never played World of Warcraft. Such a shocking confession, from someone of my generation; but I’ve never been much of a PC gamer, having only just recently gotten my hands on a computer capable of even running Steam. Of course, I’m aware of the significant effect WoW had on the MMORPG genre, and on gaming as a whole. Heck, there have even been Simpsons and South Park episodes based on the series. If that doesn’t prove its cultural resonance,... 

BUZZ WORDS: My Only Real Problem With Daredevil Is Daredevil

BUZZ WORDS: My Only Real Problem With Daredevil Is Daredevil
There’s so much Dave Golder loves about Netflix’s Daredevil, but sadly Daredevil himself isn’t one of them… Jessica Jones achieved something quite remarkable. In fiction, villains are often more far interesting than heroes and in Jessica Jones we were given one of the greatest screen supervillains ever to grace a comic book-based TV show or film. David Tennant’s intense, charismatic and yet simultaneously loathsome performance as Kilgrave... 

GAME FACE: Shabby Ports of Stellar Games

GAME FACE: Shabby Ports of Stellar Games
Since it’s release, it looks like Hyrule Warriors Legends has not been receiving very good reviews. Not only do we currently have publishers releasing games that don’t work properly at launch, requiring patches later on (*cough* Assassin’s Creed: Unity *cough*) we also have games that would otherwise provide excellent experiences, performing absolutely abysmally. I struggle to believe that anyone at Nintendo or Omega Force/Team Ninja played... 

10 Things We’d Like To See In Stan Lee’s Lucky Man Season 2

10 Things We’d Like To See In Stan Lee’s Lucky Man Season 2
Stan Lee’s Lucky Man is a rarity – a recent UK-made telefantasy show that’s been given a second season. The show has been a massive success for Sky 1; its most watched original drama ever. It’s a decent show. Buzz reckons it could be a great one, with very few changes. Sky 1 might be thinking, “Hell, it’s not broke, why fix it,” but we’re not suggesting fixes. We’re suggesting improvements. Because there’s so much potential in... 

Will Supernatural Ever Die?

Will Supernatural Ever Die?
Supernatural’s success has been almost… well, supernatural. But, with the CW recently announcing that it has renewed the show for a gobsmacking 12th season, you have to wonder: is the series worthy of its longevity? Or has it outstayed its welcome? Jayne Nelson gives her view… [Spoiler warning for UK-pace viewers: contains a vague reference to an event in the second half of season 10] Sam and Dean hear the news about season 12 After debuting... 
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