Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Hex Picks: Comic Villains

It's the final week of our month of villain picks, and that means it's comics time! I've really been looking forward to this one, since comics are such fertile ground for cool costumed villains. And yet, somehow, we ended up with quite a short list with only one supervillain on it. Disappointing, perhaps, but in fairness it was the greatest comicbook villain of them all - when this guy's on the list, there's basically no need to continue listing!

But then, I would say that, since that's the one I wrote. Which supervillain was it that rose above all others to appear on our coveted list? Click below to find out.


Monday, 27 April 2015

Trailer Park: Jur4ssicland

Nothing was going to live up to last week's one-two punch of Star Wars and Bat Soup, but I'm actually surprised at what a nice collection of different-feeling trailers we managed to fit into the second episode of The Trailer Park. There's a horror, a traditional mystery, a not-so-traditional mystery, a fun blockbuster, and a sombre, deadly serious blockbuster - there's actually more variety here than last week, which is cool. Hopefully people like it.

There's some slightly different stuff going on - I've messed a little with the layout, and the Trailer of the Week feature is actually visible now - but mostly I feel like the format is working, and five trailers feels like the right amount. I'd love some feedback, though, so please let me know how you feel about all this.
As always, you can check out the second Trailer Park by clicking below!


Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Hex Picks: Game Villains

With Mondays on this blog now occupied by the new Trailer Park feature, I'm shunting our weekly Hex Picks back into the Tuesday slot they were in last year. They're still a Monday thing over on Hex Dimension, of course - they'll just be appearing here on NerdTech a day later.

This week's picks continue villain month, as we choose our favourite villains in gaming. David and I - as seems to have become our tradition - unknowingly wrote about the exact same game again. Because of course we did. Luckily we both managed to pick different characters so, to find out which single game has two equally great villains, click the pic below.

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Monday, 20 April 2015

Trailer Park: Ant v Scream: Genisys of the Force

Today saw the launch of a new feature on Hex Dimension. It's a weekly spot that will collect all the week's best film trailers in one place, and give a quick analysis of each. It's a really great idea that I wish I could take credit for, but that honour falls to Emily King. It seems so obvious in retrospect - having one single place to look every week, instead of trawling through film sites - yet I'm not sure I've ever seen it done quite like this before. In the absence of Doctor Who, I've been looking for something I could write regularly (not to mention something I could overanalyse), so when Emily suggested this to the team it seemed like the perfect fit. I took it and ran with it and now it's here!

We call it... The Trailer Park.

There was no real reason why I decided to start it this week - things just worked out that way. Yet, somehow, I managed to choose the week that both the new Star Wars and Batman v Superman trailers broke. There won't be another week with two mega-trailers like that for a while! So, to find out what I thought of the two biggest trailers of the year (and a couple of the week's slightly-less-big trailers) click the pic below. And check back next week for more!


Monday, 13 April 2015

Hex Picks: Film Villains

This week the Hex Dimension team are picking our favourite villains from the movies. While the list is somewhat dominated by supervillains (because, well, supervillains are cool) there's still a couple of unexpected choices. One of the choices is almost entirely redacted, and another is probably the last supervillain you would ever think to include in a list like this (yet it's probably favourite choice on here).

It's a pretty interesting mix, in other words, and you should click the image to take a look!

Ooh, what kind of pies?

Monday, 6 April 2015

Hex Picks: Book Villains

Normal service resumes this week, as we move on from our month of TV recommendations (where I sadly missed out on a few weeks) and return to our usual cycle. This month we're looking at our favourite villainous characters from various media, and first up, as always, is books.

Actually, while I said "favourite" villains, that's not actually true. The character I've written about is not one I like or enjoy on any level - this is a truly odious and dispicable individual - and, in the novel at least, they're not actually the villain either. But they absolutely deserve to be on this list, without question. Find out why by clicking the image below.

Kids books again?