Posted by Mathew Hasker in Gaming, PC, Playstation 3, War of the Worlds
on Oct 30th, 2011 | 1 comment
And so the world is graced once again with another take on the hugely popular sci fi alien invasion story that is War of the Worlds. This time, in a computer game, the first since Jeff Waynes The War of the Worlds for the PC and the PS1 was released way back in 1998. The PC game was a real time strategy, the PS1 game was a first person shooter with an element of real time strategy. Now, we have a platformer.
This isn’t really going to be a review. I like to review games once I’ve played more than just the demo. I also like to review games that I have played more than just the demo on a...
Posted by Mathew Hasker in Life in General, Other Interests, War of the Worlds
on Jun 11th, 2011 | 0 comments
Jeff Wayne’s The Musical Version of the War of the Worlds “under license” – Theatre production by CCADS, held at the Kings Theatre, Southsea 11th June 2011.
I have been a huge War of the Worlds fan for some time now. The films, the books, the musical version, I’ve read / seen / heard them all. I’ve also been raised in a musical family who were always part of a theatrical group of some kind and always grew up wanting to be part of the orchestra pit. So I couldn’t really miss the opportunity of going to see Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of the War of the...
Posted by Mathew Hasker in Gaming, Nostalgia, War of the Worlds
on Apr 25th, 2010 | 1 comment
“No one could have believed, in the last years of the 20th Century, that computer gamers were being watched by the timeless world of game developers Pixelogic. And slowly, but surely, they drew their plans against us…”
People who know me will also now one is quite an avid fan of War of the Worlds. From the original H G Wells novel written in 1898, to the Jeff Wayne musical in 1975 I get a kick from the idea of an alien invasion based in Victorian England. Imagine people in those days even considering the thought of “Heat Rays” destroying towns and cities all over England,...