The good, the bad and the ugly of the past week (28 April 2017)

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Happy FanCon/long weekend, everybody! Yes, I’m not Zoe (last time I checked), who normally does these things. She’s actually down here in my neck of the woods in Cape Town playing tourist, which is why I’m holding down the fort today. Zoe’s not the only Critical Hitter visiting the Mother City this weekend though, as Darryn, Tracy and Noelle have also made the trip to join me at FanCon this coming weekend (you will have noted their arrival by Cape Town’s sky tearing itself asunder on Wednesday).

Before the comic book convention goodness though, you will also get the chance to hang out with them and the rest of the CPT-based CH gang at our community meet-up tonight! We already had a little pre-meet-up meet-up the other night, where I kindly introduced Noelle and Zoe to burgers bigger than their faces. Nom nom nom! Tonight though, I’m making them eat a pizza that has both pineapple AND banana on it! And while you get over the shock of that revelation, let’s look at the news you missed this week!

Best Stories

Vanquish is back, baby! Maybe. Either way the news that one of the gnarliest shooting games of not-so-recent times may possibly be releasing on PC with all its high-end hardware glory has us power sliding across the office in glee. And yes, that’s the only reason we have carpet burns on our knees.

And speaking of finding a way to bring back classic moments of brilliance, life has, uh, found a way to have Jeff Goldlum reprise his fan-favourite Jurassic Park trilogy role of Ian Malcolm for the upcoming Jurassic World 2.

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Detractors of the Nintendo Switch often deride it as nothing more than an underpowered Zelda machine. I don’t think the Japanese gaming giant can hear any of those criticisms though over the sound of the handheld/console hybrid selling 2.74 million units and counting.

Worst Stories

By next week this time, the latest Writers Guild of America strike will be in full swing. While I fully the support the WGA in what they’re trying to achieve here for their members (who are definitely getting the short end of the remuneration stick while big execs are coining it), the potential impact to our favourite TV series and movies could be crippling. Hell, thanks to the last WGA strike in 2008, we ended up with Transformers 2.

Based on how boring it looks, I don’t think that too many people will be running forward forward forward to grab grab grab the new Classic Sonic game mode in the upcoming Sonic Forces.

Random Stories

Was there ever any doubt as to which article would headline this category? There can be only one, and this one is a sex robot. Yes, thanks to Geoff’s article on the blow job bot that recreates “intimate human oral interaction”, we will now ever again hear the phrase “a punishing 120 cycles per minute” the same way again. Not that we ever heard that phrase before this monstrosity was revealed.

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Reviews, Editorials and Features

Persona 5 Review – A must-play game for every RPG gamer
Wild theory: Why Luke Skywalker wants the Jedi order to end
Ranked Dota 2 matchmaking will no longer be available in South Africa
FanCon 2017 – Everything you need to know about the new cosplay competition format
Lion Review (DVD) – Harrowing, emotional journey of survival and discovery
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 – Guardians 101
Orisa–Who is the latest tank character defending Overwatch?
FanCon 2017 – Organizers respond to rAge Cape Town schedule clash

Header Image of the Week

Hey, look. It’s that sex robot story again because clearly you weren’t already all topped up on nightmare fuel. Thanks, Geoff. You also managed to ruin a fantastic TV series like Mr. Robot in the process. Great freakin’ job, man!

Comment of the Week

And the sex robot article makes it a hat-trick, as it prompted this absolute gem of a comment from HVR that skewered Mass Effect: Andromeda’s technical woes and had us all making our own funny faces as we cracked up in the office.

Still better facial expressions than ME:A

Bonus Content

Oh that Hannibal Lecter, he’s such a romantic guy in this rom-com version of Silence of the Lambs.

Alien vs Predator was a terrible movie. Know what would have made it better? Alien vs Predator vs Darth Vader vs… another Darth Vader?

Last Updated: April 28, 2017

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Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions - but very little sleep - I've been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

  • Original Heretic

    Pineapple AND banana?! Kervyn, is there no limit to your cruelty?

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Two unnamed “people” ate that last time.

      • Original Heretic

        Do they still live, these “people”? Or are they a shell of their former selves, doomed to wander the earth as beings who have seen too much, tasted too much, experienced too much…?

        I swear it’s like a Lovecraft game. Eat some pineapple pizza, take a hit to your sanity score.
        Add in some banana, you’re instantly insane.

    • Dresden
      • Original Heretic
        • Dresden

          Ya… Come to think of it, I’m not so sure I should’ve posted it. It’s starting to make me a bit queasy as well.

          • Original Heretic

            Bored Friday challenge….
            THE QUEASE-OFF!! Who can post the worse images to make the other sick all over their work PC!?

            No that’s a shit idea. I just ate lunch, and my chocolate was melted, which meant i was licking up gooey chocolate from the wrapper like a fucking savage.
            Ah, the things you can do when nobody else is around.

      • Matthew Figueira

        O_O

  • HvR

    Dammit only saw this now.

    WHOPPEEEE WINNNER ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    https://i.makeagif.com/media/3-25-2017/QVM1jP.gif

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