Quake Champions – Early Access Review

There were a few attempts to bring back Arena Shooters into the foreground of the competitive gaming. Toxikk, Xonotic, Diabotical, Warsow and Reflex Arena were more or less decent games but have made little or no impact whatsoever. Hell, even Quake Live that is reworked Quake III Arena has gone seriously downhill in the modern competitive gaming scene. This could indicate one thing: That old arena style is gone. Simple arena combat isn’t that interesting to people anymore, it needs to evolve.  Continue reading

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On Star Wars books – Part IV: When Force Awakened

In this special article I’ m taking the opportunity to review 9 books surrounding the events around Rogue One and The Force Awakens era. It is my assessment as a fan for those interested to tell which ones are more or less vital for reading regarding the Star Wars canon and what kind of secrets do they hold. From Ahsoka novel set after the Clone Wars to Catalyst leading into Rogue One novel to numerous pieces set between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.
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Rogue One review – A brand new world for Star Wars

While The Force Awakens gave us a new hope for the Star Wars episodes and sequels, Rogue One represented a new hope (pun intended) for the prequels as well as standalone movie stories alike. Can we have separate stories that whether tie some of the episodes or stand on their own, shown on the big screen? Rogue One says yes!  The barrier is pushed and the doors to the expanded Star Wars universe are officially opened for the cinematic experience. As stories are told, the questions will be answered. The first one being: How did the rebels get the plans for the Death Star? Well now you have it. Enter Rogue One: A Star Wars story.
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Star Trek Beyond: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

I honestly can’t remember, have I became a Star Wars fan, or a Star Trek fan first. Ultimately, it doesn’t matter. I’ve seen it all. The good, the bad and the ugly. Now it’s time to explore the Star Trek Beyond and some of it’s aspects. What makes it special, what makes it to stand out or what makes it a downer. The design, the themes, story directions, canon changes & parallels etc. Spoilers incoming. Continue reading

Captain America: Civil War – A development in the right direction

After so many title announcements of Marvel movies throughout the following years one would think that sooner or later some are sure to fail. That still might happen but thankfully, it is still not the case. The new Captain America sequel, Civil War represents a bold new direction made in a right way. A development done right in various different forms… Continue reading