Friday, 21 July 2017

The Crazy Train Episode 52 - Englebert Flaptyback

Rob is joined by Blake, and for Episode 52 we do something a bit different - We look at things that are 52! If it was an event in 1965, or a person born in 1965, there's a good chance we talk about it in this episode (Especially if they're wrestlers - there were some busy wrestler parents in 1964!)

We also field a question from our very own Sour Crouch: Are there too many superhero movies?

Rob is on Twitter @RobWadeVision and you can find Blake @fucksakeblake!

Intro music: "Outlaw", by Deon Van Heerden. Find out more about Deon's music at Deonvanheerden.com!


About The Crazy Train

Welcome aboard The Crazy Train - Emotionally14's flagship podcast dedicated to one theme: there are no rails. Ever. Encompassing a wide range of subjects, from movies to TV to gaming, we'll give you a piece of our minds even if there's nothing in them, and you'll bloody love it. Where will the Crazy Train go?

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Stitcher
Youtube

Additional note: We're now affiliated with the Brit Pod Scene online podcast collective. Find out more at Brit Pod Scene or by searching "#BritPodScene" on Twitter!


Thursday, 20 July 2017

Aaron's Spoiler-Free Review of War Machine

I am at a total loss with this film. And by that, I mean...well, I don’t know if I liked it, or balls out fucking hated it! So, without further Jews, let’s get into it!

War Machine is the true story adaptation of General Stanley McChrystal who was brought into the pinnacle heights of the war in Afghanistan to fix what the previous General could not. I can’t really go more into what happened as this is a spoiler-free review, so I will try to be as descriptive in my review whilst being as bleak as possible.

The movie is advertised as a "Black Comedy", and it is certainly that, with some very funny moments that have the subtlety of a middle-class British insult, executed perfectly! So, hats off for that.

However, as much as I love Brad Pitt, his performance in this film was the same as my opinion of the film itself – I didn’t know whether I fucking loved or hated it!

He has awesome body language and carries himself quite generally as a genuine general, in general (couldn’t help it, I had to). Let’s start again.

He plays an American General beautifully and has the stature and gravitas of a military man which works amazingly in selected scenes. However, his fake “I’m a General! I’m a General!” accent is almost as annoying as Dick Van Dyke or Don Cheadle’s cockney accents in those films we shall not mention! Ever!

On top of all this, the film just didn’t seem to go anywhere and the more it went on, the more I just wanted it to be over and done with. It just seemed to drone on and on and on and on and on. I wondered at one point if I was nearing the end of the film, and when I checked, I wasn’t even halfway through! And it’s not even a long film!

Aaron's Spoiler-Free Review: Either way, I can’t see myself going back to this film for a second watch, and if I do, I really hope it’s not for a long, long time. – 5.5/10


Aaron James Waters is a best-selling Pulp Fiction writer who has written more books than he's actually read.

He's also the rotten apple of the group who thinks this whole Star Wars thing needs to hurry up and die already.

You can find all of Aaron's works on Amazon!





Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Guest Writer Cloud Zombie: The Thirteenth Doctor (Still Not Ginger)

So now we know. We have found out who the next Doctor is going to be. Of course there are more than enough people out there who didn't like the choice for various reasons. I will not go into these reasons because I really cannot be fucked with the whining that most likely follows some of them.

Let’s be positive here, people!

We all know there can be Lady-Timelords (Timeladies? Just Gallifreyans?) and although they are born to a gender there have been mentions of male Timelords choosing female and vice versa. The Corsair (the one with the snake tattoo) chose to be female a few times in his regenerations, in fact.

The Master himself chose to be a woman and became Missy. She was incredible and didn’t take away anything from the master. I found a few episode with Missy in terrifying, she wholeheartedly believes in her madness and that everything she does is to make things better for herself.

Missy actually added some depth to the character of the Master that was missing and refreshed the character as well. Don’t get me wrong, though, the cast of actors who played the Master before her were just as awesome.

Things I Am Excited For & Questions I want Answered:

  • I’m excited to see what will change within the series and if we see any returns of older Who-cast members. They already seem to be bringing back the older monsters, this would be a great time to bring back one of the unusual enemies.
  • How is the Doctor going to react to not only still not being ginger but being in a female body? The Doctor has been a man for over 2000 years (or as he says, “Rule one: The Doctor Lies”) so that’s got to be a weird sensation.
  • The Doctor has never been a woman before in the entire Doctor lifespan, will she continue to love women or will her orientation change to bisexual, or maybe straight? How exciting!
  • What clothes will the Doctor go for, we all know that there are female clothes in the dressing room in the Tardis because of all the times he has lent clothes to his female companions throughout the years. Trousers, Skirt or dress? Maybe some kind of mix between all three? Do you remember those trousers with a skirt attached from the 90’s? Well they have come back, maybe she’ll choose those.
  • In the promotional material she looks like she is still wearing the 12th Doctor's clothes because she presumably hasn’t been back to the Tardis yet.
  • What if Bill comes back and tries to find him and realises that the Doctor is no longer a man, how do you think Bill would react to this? I would like to see Bill come back as a companion at least for a little while, I feel she didn’t get enough time to grow as a character.

  • Let's hope Captain Jack doesn't get wind of this because he will most likely try it on like he does with most people, male or female!
  • Will Nordole find him/her again so that can he look after the Doctor? He didn’t want to leave him in the last episode, saying that we still have the Christmas special to go and that is the Twelfth Doctor’s last episode.
  • Will there be new companions or will she travel alone for a while to find who she is?

As you might have guessed, I'm too excited about this.

We have so much to look forward to towards the end of the year, let’s celebrate this refreshing change of pace and look forward to the new adventures. We shall say farewell to Capaldi’s Doctor and Hello to Whittaker’s Doctor in the Christmas Special.

If you are still here and actually read through, thank you for reading!


Kat (aka Cloud Zombie) is a daydreaming enthusiast and self-professed Minecraft/Sims junkie from Kent, England.

She blogs about her passions over at cloudzombie, covering everything from video games, movies and TV all the way to baking.


Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Aaron's Spoiler-Free Review of Okja

That’s right, it’s that time again where everyone in their homes yell “everyone shut the fuck up, Aaron has a new review out!” So, with that being said, let’s tuck into some of that yummy, yummy fun time and get a load of these tasty word nuggets of splendour!

Okja is the one of the latest handouts from those fantastic, relevant, family fun-loving people over at Netflix (we’ll take our cheque now, thank you), and heading in, I have to say that I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect, and here’s why.

From the trailer, we see fun bubbly music, comedic scenes, and just enough action to drag you in to what looked like a family film with a moral to it. Not that there is anything wrong with that. I mean, hell, I love family films as much as the next guy! In fact, Starship Troopers is among my top ten movies! With all that said, I thought I’d go in with a totally unenveloped mind and get ready to embrace the magical journey!

Now, for those of you that don’t know, Okja is a Science Fiction/Drama about a young girl and her best friend, a specially bred Super Pig, one of twenty-six handed out all over the world to see who can raise the best super pig. However, evil, nasty corporations want to nick our lovely Okja, sending our protagonist Mija around the world to save her (this is why we don’t name them, Coral!).

So what started out at first sight as a heart-warming family fun romp actually turned out to be a blood-chilling social commentary flick about the conditions of mass-produced livestock that you want to keep the fuck away from your kids! Seriously!

Now, onto the other stuff.

There is a pretty nice line-up of actors in this movie, with one of my modern favourites, Miss Tilda Swinton, who seems to be somewhat of a shapeshifter when it comes to her unique, albeit varied, style of character acting, and still fails to disappoint here!

Jake Gyllenhaal, of whom I’m also a fan, makes his character instantly unlikable as soon as he steps on screen, but is still a great performance all the same. However, the one that really stole the show for me was Seo-Hyun Ahn, who seems to carry the audience all the way through the movie with every emotion that is humanly possible, and manages to courageously warm our hearts whilst simultaneously breaking them.

Unfortunately, I have to say, that this movie still isn’t without its hiccups. The CGI, in particular, feels quite poor considering the production’s budget. This wouldn’t normally bother me, seeing as I prefer story over effects, but when your titular character just looks like a heap of computer graphic mess, it instantly put me off and sucked some of the humanity from the film which, when it comes to the bare bones, is supposed to be this film’s message.

Alongside this, I also felt that the dialogue was weak in places, and they committed the one crime that I personally think should be punishable by crushing, which is two characters alone in a room explaining stuff they already know to one another in great depth, as though they know there is an audience watching. I fucking hate that! It’s shit and I hate it!

But if we’re going to sum up this big old beaut, I’d have to say that Okja, despite its few (not insignificant) faults, is still an all-round solid film that grabs your attention from start to finish, and is one I believe people (especially the artsy-fartsy super-liberal types, those fucking folks eh?) will be talking about for years to come.

Aaron's Spoiler-Free Rating: All round - Why is Tilda so sexy? I can’t put my finger on it, but my word I wish I could. Phwoooaaaaarrrrrr! - 7/10


Aaron James Waters is a best-selling Pulp Fiction writer who has written more books than he's actually read.

He's also the rotten apple of the group who thinks this whole Star Wars thing needs to hurry up and die already.

You can find Aaron's debut novel, Carbon Based Lifeforms on Amazon!




Sunday, 16 July 2017

E14 Toybox #49 - Booster Battle! Guardians Of The Galaxy Marvel Heroclix Unboxing (Round 5)

It's time for Booster Battle! Rob is joined by Joe "Sour" Crouch for a Best of 5 of the best variety - the kind with Clix!

Joe and Rob are taking on a classic from the Marvel Heroclix line, a "Guardians of the Galaxy" brick! While this is an older one, there are some awesome figures available. The question is...

What's inside?


The E14 Toybox is a video show hosted by Rob Wade, dedicated to the pursuit and unveiling of fun geeky products. From subscription boxes like Zavvi's Zbox, to Wizkids Heroclix figures, Rob takes the unknown and reveals the mystery within for your enjoyment!


Saturday, 15 July 2017

E14 Toybox #48 - Booster Battle! Guardians Of The Galaxy Marvel Heroclix Unboxing (Round 4)

It's time for Booster Battle! Rob is joined by Joe "Sour" Crouch for a Best of 5 of the best variety - the kind with Clix!

Joe and Rob are taking on a classic from the Marvel Heroclix line, a "Guardians of the Galaxy" brick! While this is an older one, there are some awesome figures available. The question is...

What's inside?


The E14 Toybox is a video show hosted by Rob Wade, dedicated to the pursuit and unveiling of fun geeky products. From subscription boxes like Zavvi's Zbox, to Wizkids Heroclix figures, Rob takes the unknown and reveals the mystery within for your enjoyment!


Friday, 14 July 2017

The E14 Gamecast - Episode 26: Horizon (Almost) Zero Complaints!

Rob and Blake talk for a fair while about one of their games of 2017 so far: Horizon Zero Dawn. What do they like about this PS4 exclusive game?

If you want to give us your thoughts on the games we talk about, ask us questions or even suggest topics for us to talk about, you can contact us by email using podcast@emotionally14.com, tweet @emotionally14 or find us on the Emotionally14 Facebook page! For our gaming videos, check out the E14 Plays Playlist on YouTube!

Rob is on Twitter @RobWadeVision and you can find Blake @fucksakeblake!

Note: Still a small amount of mic bleed, hopefully it doesn't detract too much from the discussion! We are figuring this stuff out as our kit improves!

Additional note: We're now proudly affiliated with the Brit Pod Scene online podcast collective. Find out more at Brit Pod Scene or by searching "#BritPodScene" on Twitter!

About The E14 Gamecast

A place to find the gaming content for Emotionally14. We'll talk reviews, excitement, upcoming releases - Hell, we'll even play a few! If gaining perspective on Team E14's gaming habits is your bag, this is the place you can get that fix!





Thursday, 13 July 2017

Aaron's Spoiler-Free Review of THE CONJURING 2

Remember when Dick Van Dyke pranced about giving it the old “Waheeeey! I’m a cockney! I’m a cockney! Apples and pears, butcher’s hook, you prissy little wankahhhh!”? Well, The Conjuring 2 isn’t much better.

You can tell, straight off the bat, that all the British dialogue was written by our American cousins, to the point where it just leaves you shaking your head (it’s bloody well annoying it is, guv’nor, that’s for troof!).

However, it’s not just the bad dialog that grated me in this film, but also the wording itself, like when we meet two of our young ladies, they speak to one another as though they are trying to explain some background info to an invisible third party. Example: “I’m giving you the spirit board we both made together” as opposed to “Here’s our spirit board”.

It's especially grating seeing as, five minutes later, our leading young lady explains to her sister that she and her friend Camilla made it in school. Just bad writing, if you ask me, and you sort of did by reading this. Fair is fair.

There is also a large volume of extremely irritating clichés and cheap gimmicks that the first movie forced down our throats, which we are now left to endure a second helping of, and a few extra entrees that took very little imagination to conjure up (I couldn’t resist), like how the channel changes by itself, and suddenly the remote isn’t where she left it (insert ghost noises and rattling chains here).

The acting is also pretty sub-par as well, which just leaves the entire flick feeling hollow with zero substance, even from seasoned actors Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, who have proved their worth many times over before this film.

There were a few moments that grab you and make you jump, of course, but this is again down to cheap tricks and jump scares that have zero unpredictability, each and every one of them expected. Instead of relying on a genuinely unsettling atmosphere, it makes you wonder if this cheap tripe is what they were deliberately going for, or if good writing just seemed too much like hard work (ooh, there’s a noise behind the door – opens door – nothing there, oh shit it's behind them! Yawn).

Aaron's Spoiler-Free Verdict: If you want a good film, don’t bother. If you want one to watch whilst entertaining guests, maybe this will fill the gap. – 5.5/10


Aaron James Waters is a best-selling Pulp Fiction writer who has written more books than he's actually read.

He's also the rotten apple of the group who thinks this whole Star Wars thing needs to hurry up and die already.

You can find all of Aaron's works on Amazon!





Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Aaron's Spoiler-Free Review of KILL LIST

We’ve all seen those movies, I'm sure, where a retired Hitman is made to come out of retirement for one last job, and it’s always the one that goes ruddy well tits-up in an orgasm of gunfire and backflips.

Well, hold your breath for just one moment, you slag, because this British crime-thriller infused occult horror flick just turned the brutality volume up to eleven and grabs your attention until the credits roll!

Now, I avoided this film for quite some time, hearing nothing but pants reviews and opinions from people, despite the fact that I’m a big fan of leading man Neil Maskell and his supporting player, Michael Smiley. There are creepy undertones from the very beginning of this film and you find yourself asking questions throughout, even afterwards, which is something I love when it is done right, and boy does this film do it right!

Another great and refreshing aspect of this independent British horror, which is something that – more often than not – gets left out in the production, is three-dimensional characters that actually come to life on the screen, which isn’t just down to the brilliant acting, but also a testament to good writing.

There is also a bloody fantastic amount of violence which is executed perfectly on the screen to make you wince and laugh with gruesome satisfaction, leaving you rubbing your hands together and nodding along as our protagonist kicks some wholesale arse without the need to take down their names.

There is also a very dry sense of humour about the film as well, which I am sure British audiences will rejoice at, but not too much that it steers away from the extremely dark premise of this pulse-raising rollercoaster of pure cinematic grit.

However, don’t just go into this film thinking that all you’re getting is a gore-fest that has been sanded down at the edges, because that is not the case at all. There are some very deep psychological elements to this film that take otherwise type-casted actors and actresses and throw them into a maelstrom of cleverly thought out plot twists and situations that are way too far out of their comfort zones, which each and every member proves their mettle in this very class piece of cinema.

Aaron's Spoiler-Free Rating: A gritty and under-appreciated popcorn flick that doesn’t just demand your attention, but steals it and keeps it, even days after the credits have rolled. – 8/10


Aaron James Waters is a best-selling Pulp Fiction writer who has written more books than he's actually read.

He's also the rotten apple of the group who thinks this whole Star Wars thing needs to hurry up and die already.

You can find all of Aaron's works on Amazon!





Sunday, 9 July 2017

E14 Toybox #47 - Booster Battle! Guardians Of The Galaxy Marvel Heroclix Unboxing (Round 3)

It's time for Booster Battle! Rob is joined by Joe "Sour" Crouch for a Best of 5 of the best variety - the kind with Clix!

Joe and Rob are taking on a classic from the Marvel Heroclix line, a "Guardians of the Galaxy" brick! While this is an older one, there are some awesome figures available. The question is...

What's inside?


The E14 Toybox is a video show hosted by Rob Wade, dedicated to the pursuit and unveiling of fun geeky products. From subscription boxes like Zavvi's Zbox, to Wizkids Heroclix figures, Rob takes the unknown and reveals the mystery within for your enjoyment!


Saturday, 8 July 2017

E14 Toybox #46 - Booster Battle! Guardians Of The Galaxy Marvel Heroclix Unboxing (Round 2)

It's time for Booster Battle! Rob is joined by Joe "Sour" Crouch for a Best of 5 of the best variety - the kind with Clix!

Joe and Rob are taking on a classic from the Marvel Heroclix line, a "Guardians of the Galaxy" brick! While this is an older one, there are some awesome figures available. The question is...

What's inside?


The E14 Toybox is a video show hosted by Rob Wade, dedicated to the pursuit and unveiling of fun geeky products. From subscription boxes like Zavvi's Zbox, to Wizkids Heroclix figures, Rob takes the unknown and reveals the mystery within for your enjoyment!


Friday, 7 July 2017

The Crazy Train - Episode 51: Daddy Porn Strowman!

Rob is joined by Omer and Blake! We invent some new pormography (not a typo, not really), pitch a Braun Strowman reality show and talk about our favourite actors! Along the way, Rob goes to a barbecue and his car likes it so much it stays!

Shout-outs go to The Minutia Men for their lovely 5 Star Review, and to the Master Debaters for their great questions.

Rob is on Twitter @RobWadeVision, Omer is @TheIronTurkOmer and you can find Blake @fucksakeblake!

Note: Apologies that there are some dodgy audio moments, particularly around echo! We've been tinkering with our kit as we go along, and regrettably it ends up having issues sometimes! Hopefully future episodes will not have this issue.

Intro music: "Outlaw", by Deon Van Heerden. Find out more about Deon's music at Deonvanheerden.com!


About The Crazy Train

Welcome aboard The Crazy Train - Emotionally14's flagship podcast dedicated to one theme: there are no rails. Ever. Encompassing a wide range of subjects, from movies to TV to gaming, we'll give you a piece of our minds even if there's nothing in them, and you'll bloody love it. Where will the Crazy Train go?

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Thursday, 6 July 2017

Aaron’s Spoiler-Free review of FROM THE DARK

Now, I’m a man who is somewhat obsessed with folklore, especially when it’s blended with a good ol’ bit o’ horror. So, when I found out that From the Dark was a folklore tale of the Irish variety, I just had to jump on board!

From the Dark is a simple premise of two young lovers, Sarah and Mark, visiting the Irish countryside when their car breaks down and Mark goes off on his own to find help. He comes across an old country home where he lets himself in and finds an injured old man and yes, I can tell by your face that you’re bored already and you know exactly where this is going.

Yup, it’s a movie that’s been done a thousand times before and that's probably just in this past week alone. From the Dark offers absolutely nothing in the originality department, in fact borrowing at least half the script from other films, and the rest is merely compiled from The Horror Vault of Clichés.

The direction is pretty pants as well, throwing in a calamity of inconsistencies that make this already mundane vampire-esque flick all the more unenjoyable to the point where you just find yourself sighing (a prime example, one of the characters hurts their shoulder, which suddenly means they have a limp. Makes sense).

However, one saving grace has to be from our leading couple, portrayed by Niamh Algar and Stephen Cromwell (or Non-Conventional Name and More Conventional Name), who give pretty bloody good performances, for which I can imagine they were very tragically underpaid. It’s also hard to take our villain seriously as he seems to heavily arm himself with pantomime-styled theatrics that just leave you rolling your eyes as he totters around like a Disney animated penguin (not even joking).

Pretty short review, I know, but this small casted, painfully obviously low budget shite-fest (if I’m to don the Irish accent for a moment) left me feeling rather ripped off in the sense of paying extravagantly for a lavish meal and still walking away hungry for something else entirely. At this point, the kebab house with the girl behind the counter who only has half a face, with the injury still fresh, seems more palatable.

Aaron's Spoiler-Free Verdict: I love independent British horror, but this was just straight up lazy. 3.5/10

Aaron James Waters is a best-selling Pulp Fiction writer who has written more books than he's actually read.

He's also the rotten apple of the group who thinks this whole Star Wars thing needs to hurry up and die already.

You can find all of Aaron's works on Amazon!





Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Aaron’s Spoiler-Free review of LAYERS OF FEAR

Survival horror games nowadays have become somewhat of a pain in my arse.

They can either be bloody brilliant or they can be a pile of wank, following the lazy suit of found-footage movies with their camcorder premise and lack of imagination to the point where you end up with Resident Evil 7 which was nothing more, really, than a running away simulator.

Though Layers of Fear, the story of a self-destructive artist, doesn’t exactly branch out too far from this premise either, it does however have a good boat-load of staying power, and here’s why.

LOF doesn’t try to be anything else other than what it came to be in the first place by throwing you in at the deep end and saying, “the story is here, but it’s your job to find it” and you know what? It works bloody well. Immediately, you are set off to go walkies (or limpies, if you would) through a house that is this big (see outstretched arms for more information), with more secrets than rooms and more bumps in the night than a sleepover at the Glitter residence.

The visuals are stunning but not nearly as much as the atmosphere, which seeing as this is an independent game only makes it even more impressive! There are plenty of horror movie clichés to be expected throughout, but in all honesty, seeing as this is a game, I think it only adds to the charm, leaving you in a state where you’re so scared that you start laughing to yourself out loud in an attempt to try and comfort yourself. Quite why it feels like it'll help is anyone's guess, but I'm not a doctor.

The controls are a little clunky, but it feels deliberate as a ploy to add to the tension when it comes to trying to flee from something very slowly, only to leave you fumbling and looking over your shoulder when you’re trying to open a door to your escape.

The story mechanics are also very good in the sense that it is spread far and wide in the form of notes written by either yourself, your wife or various newspaper articles littered throughout the house, and if you are to find out more about what is going on, it is left to the player to find out instead of being forced on you.

Plus, it has a consequential function where your choices matter and make a difference, giving this already good game an extra dose of replay value.

Aaron's Spoiler-Free Verdict: All in all, an impressive visual and psychological horror that is a creepy as it is weird. 6.5/10


Aaron James Waters is a best-selling Pulp Fiction writer who has written more books than he's actually read.

He's also the rotten apple of the group who thinks this whole Star Wars thing needs to hurry up and die already.

You can find all of Aaron's works on Amazon!





Sunday, 2 July 2017

E14 Toybox #45 - Booster Battle! Guardians Of The Galaxy Marvel Heroclix Unboxing (Round 1)

It's time for Booster Battle! Rob is joined by Joe "Sour" Crouch for a Best of 5 of the best variety - the kind with Clix!

Joe and Rob are taking on a classic from the Marvel Heroclix line, a "Guardians of the Galaxy" brick! While this is an older one, there are some awesome figures available. The question is...

What's inside?


The E14 Toybox is a video show hosted by Rob Wade, dedicated to the pursuit and unveiling of fun geeky products. From subscription boxes like Zavvi's Zbox, to Wizkids Heroclix figures, Rob takes the unknown and reveals the mystery within for your enjoyment!


Saturday, 1 July 2017

E14 Toybox #44 - HyperSonic Greed! Deadpool X-Force Booster Unboxing!

It's another HyperSonic Greed from the Toybox today, as Rob takes on a Marvel Heroclix "Deadpool and X-Force" booster. Will his dreams of Pirate Deadpool come to fruition, or arrrrrrr they not meant to be?

The E14 Toybox is a video show hosted by Rob Wade, dedicated to the pursuit and unveiling of fun geeky products. From subscription boxes like Zavvi's Zbox, to Wizkids Heroclix figures, Rob takes the unknown and reveals the mystery within for your enjoyment!


Friday, 30 June 2017

The E14 Gamecast - Episode 25: "You Have No Friends"

Rob is joined by Omer and Blake! We talk a bit about E3, including a more lengthy discussion about Battlefront 2, and from there we move on to a question: If you could pick a job from any video game world, what would you choose and why?

If you want to give us your thoughts on the games we talk about, ask us questions or even suggest topics for us to talk about, you can contact us by email using podcast@emotionally14.com, tweet @emotionally14 or find us on the Emotionally14 Facebook page! For our gaming videos, check out the E14 Plays Playlist on YouTube!

Rob is on Twitter @RobWadeVision, Omer is @TheIronTurkOmer and you can find Blake @fucksakeblake!

Note: Apologies that there are some dodgy audio moments, particularly echo around Blake's mic. Recently in an effort to improve the levels, we've been playing with our kit and there are some teething issues. We're hoping we've nailed it down for future recordings, so hopefully in future it won't be as big a problem!


About The E14 Gamecast

The E14 Gamecast is a show all about games. Initially recorded as a short chat about the Titanfall beta, the crew has talked about all sorts of subjects ranging from Eurogamer Expo, the previous console generations and general comments about what they're playing at the time.

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Thursday, 29 June 2017

Aaron's Classic Corner! June 2017

Hello, fellow travellers! Time for a little something new up in this bitch where your favourite E14 Team Member (non-negotiable) writes a monthly review of a classic! And not one classic, not two, that’s right! Three! Three classics! A movie, a game and an album! And they will all be positive reviews, as I will choose classics that are close to my heart! And this will be an ongoing thing too!

At the end of every month, I will bring you three things I love and why I love them! You get to know a little bit more about me, and I get to revisit some personal favourites whilst looking at myself! So, everyone wins!

The Movie: CELLAR DWELLER

There are many ‘80s camp, horror flicks out there, and they all have their own quirky little charms about them. However, Cellar Dweller has so much to offer that one can’t help but revisit it on a yearly basis. We have a short role for Horror icon Jeffrey Combs, an original premise, a strong cast, great set direction, and a creature that rivals so many others!

Young Whitney is a comic book artist and a student following in the steps of her idol (Jeffer Jeff) at a lodge for other artists and whatnot! However, a curse lingers in the basement, where whatever is drawn, becomes real!

This monster movie with a twist supplies the gorehound with exactly what they’re after, but gives the story lovers a little treat too, whilst all the while supplying some light-hearted comedy too, but just a pinch so not to undermine what’s happening on screen.

It’s a whole bundle of fun that the entire family can enjoy and even better for friends and popcorn!

The Game: STREETS OF RAGE 2

We’ve all played it (those of us who matter, at least) and I’m pretty sure it’s safe to say that we have all loved every minute of it! Hours of fun was spent on multiplayer as we swung pipes, knocked people from motorcycles, threw Molotov cocktails and crawled around alleyways! And in Faversham, where I’m from, we call that a bloody good (albeit standard) Friday night!

Now, this game had the awesomely simple mechanic of scrolling beat ‘em ups like Golden Axe, Double Dragon and Renegade to name a few! SOR, however, allowed you to pick up weapons, and work as a team with player 2 by grabbing baddies and letting your friend throw shit at them!

Streets of Rage 2 is the perfect Saturday night game that you can enjoy with friends with a few beers!


The Album: IRON MAIDEN - Somewhere in Time

Personally, this is my favourite Maiden album and I think it is criminal that too many people don’t agree with me! Thankfully, those people must be crazy and dangerous so I must be in good company otherwise. The artwork alone is something to feed the imagination of both the enthusiast and the creative type, it can really give you the mind bubbles of goodness that you need! Plus, the track listing is phenomenal! Sea of Madness, Stranger in a Strange Land, Wasted Years, Heaven Can Wait, and so many more!

For me, this is where Maiden’s musical compositions and lyrical writings peaked and really established the band as a we-oiled machine with good legs and real stopping power as far as Heavy Metal was concerned in those days, and not to take anything away from their later albums, this one for me cannot ever be topped unless they do something very, very, very special. And trust me, Brave New World came very close.

So, why not order a pizza, invite some friends over, buy a six pack, watch Cellar Dweller, plug in the console and play Streets of Rage 2 whilst listening to Somewhere in Time on a Friday night? Sounds like a pretty fucking good evening in if you ask me!


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