Gerard Kennedy

Typical nerd. Love comic books, video games and movies. My all-time favourite video games are the Final Fantasy series, my favourite Superhero is Superman but I prefer Marvel Comics. Controversial? I don't care!

5 of The Worst Underwater Levels in Video Games

Underwater levels have been in video games since before Mario’s face dawned a flavour saver, a game wasn’t worth its salt if it didn’t include at least one level where the hero must fight bedraggled baddies. Hell, even The Witcher 3, one of the greatest games ever made, has sunken sidequests to complete. And while most underwater levels look and play differently, they all have one thing in common,...[Read More]

5 Scariest Moments in Non Horror Games

I like to think I can handle my horror games; after all, the Resident Evil series are some of my favourite games. But that’s because I go in with the understanding that horror is on the cards and I will, in all likelihood, be jump-scared within an inch of my life. It’s the utter bastards that sneak horror into non horror games that make me question my life choices; here are 5 of the scariest momen...[Read More]

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Kingdom Hearts III

The year was 2002 and I, an overweight, ginger nerd with zero interest in sports, was attending an all-boys catholic high school. Needless to say I was about as welcome there as a Syrian refugee at a UKIP fundraiser, but despite all that I was able to find one or two like-minded individuals. In fact it was one of them who introduced me to this weird Japanese game that had managed to slip completel...[Read More]

5 Times Video Games Used Hardware To Blow Our Minds

Video Games utilise many different things to provide the player with a unique gaming experience, some employ orchestral music, while others rely on stunning visuals. But some games use hardware to enhance the user experience and no I’m not talking about virtual reality. I’m talking about a marriage of hardware and gameplay that come together to elevate their respective games to something more than...[Read More]

Top 5 Boss Battles in Video Games

Video game bosses are meant to be a test of skill, an adversary we must best in order to prove just how far we have come. But there are some boss battles that are more than that, there are some bosses that stand apart from their peers. Perhaps it’s because it was particularly challenging and we felt such a sense of pride after finally besting them. Maybe it’s because the mechanics are so unique th...[Read More]

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Titans

It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed a TV show, partly because it’s difficult to do without spoilers but mostly because I haven’t found a show good or bad enough to warrant commentary. So thank you Titans, for being so monumentally abhorrent, so stupendously fucking awful that you have forced me out of bed at 2am to write this review, it’s good to know you excel in one thing at least. (You also m...[Read More]

Dublin Comic Con 2019

  If you are anything like us (and if you’re reading this it’s a safe bet you are) you are a pundit of the poindextrous, a video game veteran and a connoisseur of comics. And as someone who ticks all three boxes I feel it only right to use my platform to let others know when the opportunity to indulge these pastimes arises.  I am of course talking about Dublin Comic Con 2019, taking place on ...[Read More]

Video Games to Look Forward to in 2019

Well it’s been 2019 for a few days now and nothing terrible has happened. But if 2018 is any indication on what’s to come we should be expecting the death of a beloved celebrity and the president of the USA to do something alarmingly racist. However it’s not all doom and gloom on the horizon, we still have video games and this year is shaping up to have some great ones, so here are some of the vid...[Read More]

Top 5 Video Games of 2018

With 2018 firmly in the rear-view mirror (and good fucking riddance to it) it’s about that time were we look back at all the awesome games we’ve enjoyed over the past year. Of course this list is personal and by no means definitive; these are just the games that I personally have had the most fun with in 2018.   5th Dead Cells I always seem to be late to the party when it comes to games like ...[Read More]

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Brilliant!!

Aquaman

What happens when a princess hates the man she is expected to marry and seeks comfort and refuge in the arms of a commoner? Well chances are the royal family will arrange a car “accident” but enough about the British Monarchy, we’re here to talk about how the Princess of Atlantis shacked up with a light house keeper and had a son who would one day bridge the worlds of land and sea. (What a bridge ...[Read More]

5 Video Game Heroes Who Aren’t That Heroic

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, particularly video game heroes. They can be tall muscular badasses, mute marsupials with a penchant for denim shorts or even a winged fire breathing lizard. Whatever their outward appearance they are heroes one and all, but every now and then we get a video game protagonist that isn’t all that heroic, I know right? Shocking! Here are 5 such instances.   Kr...[Read More]

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Brilliant!!

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Prequels are tricky for a number of reasons; they risk disrupting cannon or affording the wrong subject matter too much real estate. I mean just look at the Star Wars prequels and the Hobbit films, but if there was ever a writer/screen-writer I trusted to do it right, it’s J.K Rowling. And it seems that trust is well founded as The Crimes of Grindelwald is a wonderful continuation of the series. T...[Read More]

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