17th Nov2017

‘Flip Flop Solitaire’ re-imagines traditional Solitaire

by James Morrell

Flip Flop Solitaire was officially released on the App Store for iOS devices this month by mobile game designer Zach Gage and the title is expected to alter the traditional common perception of the classic card game. Solitaire… But Not As We Know It! This latest incarnation of Solitaire is a world away from the […]

13th Nov2017

Culture Dump #17: We’ll Never See the End of the Star Wars Franchise

by Simon Bland

It’s official. No one alive today will ever live to see the Star Wars franchise ride off into the golden Bespin sunset. Seriously. All this drama with the Skywalker family may very well wrap up once JJ Abrams releases Episode IX onto audiences but today’s die-hard Star Wars fans will likely never get to see […]

13th Nov2017

Retro Games won’t leave Modern Games alone – and Fans can’t get Enough

by James Smith

If you are a child of the ’80s or ’90s, you will undoubtedly recall the infancy of home video gaming. Whether you were rolling around as Sonic on a Sega or curling up in bed with Tetris on a Gameboy, the memories are enough to give you bouts of nostalgia, and even a longing, for […]

08th Nov2017

Culture Dump #16: Why did the ‘Predator’ franchise miss the mark?

by Simon Bland

Xenomorphs weren’t the only extraterrestrial terror hunting humans throughout the eighties. Not long after James Cameron pulled the trigger on his testosterone-charged sequel Aliens, Director John McTiernan introduced us to a new intergalactic hunter with Predator in 1987. Two war movies, two alien franchises, two very different legacies. However as Predator closes in on its […]

06th Nov2017

Top video games that celebrate ancient Egypt

by James Smith

Seeing as ancient Egyptian culture first flourished around 4,000 years ago, it might be surprising to find that many top gaming titles have paid homage to this iconic historical period. Whilst it might not be going as far back in time as Far Cry: Primal, it shows what a fertile time this is for giving […]

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01st Nov2017

The Importance of VPN in Marketing Business

by James Smith

Why should you be using a VPN service in the marketing sphere? What are the chances of using unprotected WiFi signals while being a businessman and doing long-term business trips? What is the role of a VPN? Generally, a VPN is a Virtual Private Network, which creates an encrypted tunnel to pass the data securely. […]

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31st Oct2017

Culture Dump #15: Has Streaming Killed the Cult Classic?

by Simon Bland

Halloween – That time of year where we celebrate our love of cult horror movies in place of whatever actual significance this spooky holiday originally held. Odds are most fancy dress parties this year will be populated by cobbled together outfits of genre icons. While it’s reassuring to see the films that terrified us all […]

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31st Oct2017

Ten Best: Scariest Children in Film

by Phil Wheat

With Halloween upon us, new research by streaming service NOW TV reveals Regan MacNeil from The Exorcist as the scariest child to hit the silver screen, according to 33% of Brits. Damien from The Omen came in second place with 28%, and Samara Morgan from The Ring’s long-black hair warranting third place with 24% finding […]

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28th Oct2017

Tips on getting the ultimate gaming themed room

by James Smith

All gamers will know that we can often get a little bit obsessed by our favourite video games. Whether it’s obsessing over the finer elements of Assassin’s Creed: Origins, or even getting inked with a Gears of War tattoo, it seems that some of us are willing to spend a little extra time, effort and […]

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26th Oct2017

‘Jigsaw’ and the ‘Saw’ franchise – By the Numbers

by Phil Wheat

Thirteen years ago on Halloween weekend – Saw and the character of Jigsaw introduced the world to a new face of horror. For seven straight years “If it’s Halloween it must be Saw” was a holiday tradition. Today, Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures proudly present Jigsaw! After a series of murders bearing all the markings of […]

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23rd Oct2017

What television has taught me about my finances

by James Smith

Television is made for our entertainment. It keeps us occupied and gives us a look into a world that we aren’t living. We find ourselves relating to the characters’ emotions while we laugh and cry along with them. Not only does TV indulge us in these ways, it also teaches us life lessons about our […]

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23rd Oct2017

Culture Dump #14: Has social media turned us all into Larry David?

by Simon Bland

2017 is a weird place to live. Pretty, pretty weird. Just look at what it’s done to ace telly show Curb Your Enthusiasm. Back when it debuted in October 2000, us fresh-faced nice folk were completely different people. Larry David’s fictionalised version of Larry David was a breath of fresh air. Here was a guy […]

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17th Oct2017

Culture Dump #13: Is humour the Superhero genres saving grace?

by Simon Bland

With Thor: Ragnarok, Marvel has once again flipped the tempo of their long-running superhero saga by recruiting someone not known for world-saving action epics. It’s yet-another smart move from the studio giant, especially if all those glowing early reactions are anything to go by. Asgard’s family drama may have reached Jeremy Kyle-like proportions but through […]

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11th Oct2017

This is how Bitcoin is shaping the Future of Payments

by James Smith

Until now, many of us believe that money, and in particular cash, is the ultimate means of payment and the sole means of transferring value from one owner and another. With the setting in of Bitcoin and other virtual currencies, you should be ready to change the way you approach payments and value transfer. Even […]

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10th Oct2017

Culture Dump #12: Cinemas Are No Place For Phones

by Simon Bland

The jury’s in. The debate’s over. In fact, there was no debate, just a whole load of common sense. If you’re in a cinema, you can’t really justify being on your mobile phone. That’s that. It’s time to face facts when it comes to those who choose a dark room in which to check their […]

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08th Oct2017

‘Ginger Snaps’ – Can It Be A New Breakthrough In the “Adult Cartoon” World?

by James Smith

Have you already heard about Ginger Snaps cartoon? If not, then it is just the time to learn more about these new adult cartoons series released this summer! I am confident that you have already seen at least one popular adult swim show like American Dad or Family Guy, and now I offer you to […]

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06th Oct2017

Back This! – The 4th Monkey / Micropubs

by Kevin Haldon

Welcome to the latest edition of our regular crowdfunding feature here on Nerdly – Back This! – where we take a look at some of the cool content taking the crowdfunding route on sites such as Indiegogo, Sponsume and Kickstarter. This month we’re spotlighting two VERY different projects… The 4th Monkey It would seem that […]

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02nd Oct2017

Culture Dump #11: What does a show need to become your next TV addiction?

by Simon Bland

Game of Thrones will soon be dead. Proper dead. Deader than one of its beardy warriors or scantily clad ladies or grubby looking extras that met the fiery end of a pissed off dragon and its obliviously incestuous Queen. Winter has come and will soon be gone, leaving a massive hole in our telly social […]

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29th Sep2017

Casino (1995): Based on Real Life Events

by James Smith

In Martin Scorsese’s 1995 classic, Casino, Robert De Niro plays Sam Rothstein, a sports handicapper working for the Italian Mafia who goes to Las Vegas to help them run the Tangiers casino. Accompanying Rothstein is Nicky Santoro, played by Joe Pesci, a mob enforcer who grew up with Rothstein and serves as his friend and […]

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28th Sep2017

From VHS to VOD #5

by Phil Wheat

We’ve covered plenty of obscure films available on iTunes in previous From VHS to VOD columns but Apple’s digital service is not the only VOD service making waves into the strange and obscure – there’s plenty of odd, unseen and unreleased (well unreleased on disc formats) films available on Amazon Video. Unlike iTunes, a lot […]

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25th Sep2017

Culture Dump #10: What Does it Take to Get You Into a Cinema?

by Simon Bland

Netflix, Amazon Prime, countless streaming platforms showcasing the very best telly… remind us again why we ever need to leave our sofa in search of quality content? Today’s well futuristic technology has made the idea of getting up off our bums and going to the cinema seem a little like a lot of hard work. […]

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25th Sep2017

5 Best Jackpot Games in 2017

by James Smith

Online Jackpot games are becoming a hot trend in the recent days as news reports featuring heavy prize money is hitting on a regular basis. Traditional gaming platforms are moving online considering the wider audience, increased business, round-the-clock operational hours, and more. The gamers are also finding playing online casino games in smartphone devices and […]

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