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Throwback Thursdays: Retro Arcade Gaming

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  The great 80s, the Greaties.  What a decade man, what a decade. Back in the day, we would all hustle off to the corner shops to play arcade games or as we said "Skiet Games". This was back when the streets were safe, when you could jump onto you BMX and cycle to your buddies house, smuggle as many 20 cent coins as you could and head off down to the nearest shop for a Marshals cold drink and an afternoon of 'clocking the game'. Or maybe your parents owned a corner shop and you were lucky enough to play in your own free time in between packing drinks and slicing bread loaves. The following list pays homage to the good old days of retro arcade gaming. What other vintage arcade games do you remember playing as a kid? Here's my list of my favorite retro arcade games of all time: The Legend of Kage First up on my list of Retro Arcade Games is 1985s The Legend of Kage. From the truly awesome soundtrack to that butterflies feeling as the hero nin

Return to Ravenloft Adventure 1: Old Hallow's Eve

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"Welcome to little village of Barovia, in the North-Eastern lands at the foothills of the Stone mountains. The village is perpetually seeped in mist and dense fog and always under the shadow of the great castle known as Ravenloft. Ahh, Ravenloft! The former home of the villainous Count Strahd von Zarovich, a vampire lord who once terrorized the town and surrounding lands. But Strahd was defeated by the brave adventuring party and his essence cast into the void in eternal torment and damnation. It has now been close to 20 years and the castle is seemingly abandoned and the fear of Ravenloft all but forgotten apart from tales told around campfires and by elders to frighten the younglings from foolish curiosity. But, even in villages haunted by past terrors, the ever curious remain. And in Barovia, the tales became tradition. And one perculiar tradition takes place on Old Hallows Eve. Known as the Hallow's Eve Run, many daring young men of the village, vying for the affection of

This is Forty: Commemorating four decades of successful human infiltration

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"The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience"  - Frank Herbert, Dune A lot may be said and has been said of age, the passage of time and mortality. Let the records show that I for one am relatively pleased with my being placed on this third rock from the sun. It has been an eventful experience of constant assimilation, logical deduction, human interpretation, contemplative reasoning and trying to fathom the true meaning behind the tiny umbrellas in party drinks. You humans are a jovial, albeit mystifying species. An amalgamation of tissue, blood, bone and toenails combined into a perfectly blended roast of varying color, sex, nationality, size and dimples. My oh my, those dimples. Take it from me, the Venusians have no say on dimples. Or freckles for that matter. Or redheads. Or derrières. You really out did yourselves there. Seriously...you've achieved wonders, built amazing things and progressed so far into the realms of tec

Marvel Digital: My Comic Book Pulls for September

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I'm absolutely loving the Marvel Unlimited digital comic books app . For under 200 bucks a month, you get access to over 28 000 digital comics. Here's a list of my pulls for the month of September: 1. SHANG-CHI VS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE #1 SHANG-CHI VS. THE MARVEL UNIVERSE! Shang-Chi and his family are back! And this time, they’re colliding head-to-head with the Marvel Universe’s biggest heroes! Shang-Chi has finally taken his place as the leader of the Five Weapons Society. But using an evil secret organization as a force for good won’t be easy. And it’s about to get a lot harder when Shang-Chi’s fellow super heroes, like the Amazing Spider-Man, start to see him as the bad guy! Gene Luen Yang and Dike Ruan return to bring you the next chapter of this Marvel legend! With Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings debuting this week, the hype for the latest offering from the MCU is booming. It already has fresh score of 91% on Rotten Tomatoes (Not that I go much by way

The Small Screen: What to watch this September

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Despite it being Spring, the snow-capped mountains means it's still freezing out! What better way to beat the cold than with a warm fireplace, snuggly blanket and an indoors date-night with your significant other or even a welcoming family movie night with the kiddos. Besides, with the pandemic still raging, what better way to stay safe than to stay home, get some snack, get comfy and watch a few movies or TV shows? Here's my list of what to watch on the small screen this September. Bring on the freshly popped buttery popcorn! Here's  lifeofUz's  top pics for what to watch at home this September: Netflix. Netflix and chill? No worries, we got you covered. Check out these awesome offerings: Masters of the Universe: Revelations The war for Eternia begins again in what may be the final battle between He-Man and Skeletor. A new animated series from writer-director Kevin Smith. Man oh man (at arms), does this show have the internet up in a frenzy! Fans of MOTU were divided a

The Big Screen: What to watch this September

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Planning on heading on returning to the Cinemas but feeling a bit apprehensive during this current COVID-19 delta variant scourge? Rest assured! Ster Kinekor has enforced strict Covid protocols to ensure your health and safety. The kind and friendly staff were helpful and welcoming to assure us that the cinemas are regularly cleaned and touch points sanitized and the maximum occupancy within cinemas have been greatly reduced (for our family of 4 we were allocated 8 seats). For further information, head on over to the Ster Kinekor website . Due to the current economic uncertainty brought on by the pandemic, Ster Kinekor has entered into a voluntary business rescue. As we inch towards becoming fully vaccinated, let's all try to bring back the magic of the movies and support our local cinemas! Here's lifeofUz's top pics for what to watch at the movies this September: Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Marvel Studios' "Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings

Upcoming for life of uZ

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 Welcome my son, welcome to the machine. And, as I inch nearer and nearer to the big Four-Oh, the machine is ready to churn out like never before.  Like I said in my last post , lifeofuZ was back and with a bang. Obviously a lot has been going on. With pandemic woes, lockdown, work from home, self isolating, schooling kids, home rearrangements and changes, health and fitness and having to be able to mentally process all of it... well, it' s been a rollercoaster ride for 2021. On the geekery side of things, that rollercoaster has been charging ahead with no signs of slowing down. So, if you're into gaming, board gaming, Dungeons & Dragons, comic books and geek culture, you're in for a treat. Here's a breakdown of what to look forward to in the upcoming months: 1. Weekly blogs Commitment. It's such an adulty concept that conjures images of polyester-clad mustachioed guidance councilors over enunciating on words that have more than 2 syllables. But, with great powe