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Whachu Doin’… Matt

The more things change Quite a lot has changed since my last Whachu doin back in May 2017. In my working life, I have settled into my role as Academic Coordinator at BIMM Dublin, and I built two sets of class timetable from scratch; one for BIMM Dublin and then one for the newly opened […]

Top 5 Features I’d Like To See In Pokémon On Switch

Ever since it’s launch in March of 2017, the Nintendo Switch, have become a must have for gamers of all ages. While the Switch has a limited library of games compared to either the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, it’s first party games coupled with the console being portable has translated into ten million units […]

Track Of The Day – “High On Humans” – Oh Wonder

Never underestimate the power and influence that music can have on a person’s mood. Whether it a sad song that makes you think about someone no longer in your life. That upbeat song that makes you break into spontaneous dancing whenever you hear it. Or that song that makes you think of that special someone, […]

Sleepless #1 – Comicphiles

Story by Sarah Vaughn Art by Leila Del Duca Published by Image Comics Looks can be deceiving When it comes to fiction, I have always had a soft spot for a modern retelling of classic fairytales. In the interest of giving this comic book a fair review, my choice for this week’s edition of Comicphiles […]

‘Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked’ – Cage the Elephant – TOTD

As 2017 begins to wind down, I can’t help but notice that all of a sudden my life has gotten a whole lot busier. At work, I am incredibly busy and feel I am being pulled in multiple directions at once. And my so-called free time is taken up between preparing a Master’s application, finding […]

8 Bit Conference – The Birth Of A New Community

On Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of October, I had the pleasure of attending the inaugural 8 Bit Conference, held in the conference centre at Griffith College Dublin. Admittedly I am a novice when it comes to attending pop culture conferences, but after the wonderful launch event in Lillie’s Bordello early in the month, I was excited […]

8-Bit Conference – For Retro Gamers By Retro Gamers

At the start of this month, I was kindly invited along to the launch of one of the most exciting events to happen within the Irish gaming community in recent memory, the 8-Bit Conference. 8-Bit Conference is the brainchild of Irish corporate events specialist, Graeme Moore, and was set up for the sole purpose of bringing retro […]

Acclaimed French Director’s Next Flick To Star Cillian Murphy

Acclaimed French director Luc Besson has announced he is making another film and the stars attached to the project are cause for excitement. Lionsgate and EuropaCorp have finalised a co-production deal to produce Besson‘s new action movie entitled Anna. It will be released by Lionsgate under the Summit Entertainment label. The stars currently attached to […]

SNES Classic Mini – Geeky Goodies

Experiencing gaming history For a little over a decade now, retro gaming has been a hobby of mine. Up until recently, most of my retro gaming was done with a laptop, various emulators and a third party controller. While this is all well and good, it lacks one element that is paramount to the retro […]

Funko Announce New Glow-In-The-Dark Tron POP! Figures

Everyone’s favourite collectables brand Funko announced some colourful editions to it’s massively popular line of POP! vinyl figures this week. Funko, in partnership with Disney, will be releasing vinyl figures based on the popular neon tinted 1982 film Tron. So far, two figures based on characters from the film have been announced. One of the […]