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GAMEware LED USB Data & Charge Cable for PlayStation 4 review

The GAMEware LED USB Data & Charge Cable for PlayStation 4 is... well, it's a USB cable. It's a 3-metre USB cable. It's a USB to micro-USB cable, branded specifically for charging your PlayStation 4's DualShock 4 controller, but would presumably work with any micro-USB device. It's a USB cable which... glows. It glows. Yes, it's a little bit silly. The blurb on the box says the glowing indicates the controller's charge status, but the DualShock 4 already does it: it glows amber while it's ...

Retreat

Retreat

On Saturday 12th April 2014, I cleared my calendar, stocked up my kitchen with junk food, and took part in the Sci-Fi London 48-hour YouTube storytelling challenge! Sci-Fi London might be more famous for its 48-hour film challenge, where teams are given 48 hours to script, film and edit a science-fiction or fantasy movie. To make sure no-one submits a movie they'd prepared in advance, the 48-hour count-down only starts after the teams have been randomly assigned a title, a line of dialogue and props ...

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River Song's Journal: replica review

I wish I could remember who tweeted the link to the replica of Professor River Song's journal for sale at Dr Who Online, because they deserve some credit. As soon as I saw it, I threw my money at it. If you remember the "Doctor Who" episode "Silence in the LIbrary" then you'll remember Professor River Song's first appearance in the show, along with her journal. It's full of notes from every encounter she's had with The Doctor, even encounters from his future -- and ...

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Pumzi: Africa, 35 years after The Water War

"Pumzi" ("breath" in Swahili) is a science-fiction short film written and directed by Wanuri Kahiu and set in Africa, 35 years after World War 3 -- the so-called "Water War". The devastation of this war wasn't just humanitarian; it was ecological, on a global scale. The only humans we see are locked inside a sealed community called Maitu, which is surrounded by dry wasteland as far as the eye can see. Inside the self-sufficient community, every drop of water, from urine to sweat, is recycled ...

STONE: A Doctor Who point-of-view short film

Do you remember the fan-made Doctor Who 50th anniversary trailer I raved about last year? Well, the folk behind that masterpiece have just released STONE. It's a first-person point-of-view film featuring... well, if you know the show then you've probably guessed the star villains already from the title. This is the first CGI film from the creator, who goes by the name "John Smith" -- presumably a pseudonym, and one good enough for the Doctor! It took 3 months of work in Mudbox, Maya, After ...

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The Stanley Parable: a review, if you choose to read it

It seems impossible to write about The Stanley Parable by Galactic Cafe without giving away any spoilers. The game is short and dense, so mentioning almost anything at all will give away surprises -- and boy, does this game throw some surprises at you. The less you know about this game before you play it, the happier you'll be. Take this as fair warning: this review will mention some of the game's outcomes -- but no details about how to reach them, so at least ...