19th Oct2017

‘Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle’ Review (PS4)

by Phil Wheat

A spin-off from the Touhou Project, aka Project Shrine Maiden, franchise – originally a bullet-hell shmup series that now incorporates a myriad of media including over 16 video games across multiple formats, Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle is a 3D fighting game that pits cute anime characters against each other in a bullet hell/beat ‘em-up […]

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03rd Oct2017

Nintendo’s “Mini’s”? Pah! Here comes the C64 Mini!

by Phil Wheat

A timeless classic is being given a new lease of life with the launch of THEC64 Mini… Yes, hot on the heels of Nintendo’s two “mini” releases, the classic Commodore 64 is getting the same treatment – this time courtesy of Retro Games Ltd. and distributors Koch Media. And as someone who grew up with […]

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24th May2017

Second gameplay trailer for ‘Micro Machines World Series’

by Phil Wheat

Codemasters and Koch Media have today released the second gameplay trailer for the eagerly anticipated (at least by us) Micro Machines World Series ahead of its release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam (PC) on June 23rd. Check it out below: From the press release: Racing has always been at the heart of Micro […]

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27th Jan2017

Codemasters announce June debut of ‘DiRT 4′

by Kat Wheat

Codemasters and Koch Media have announced that DiRT 4 will hit PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in June 2017. Hot on the heels of 2016’s critically and commercially successful DiRT Rally, DiRT 4 takes the passion and authenticity of off-road racing to the next level, whilst also reintroducing gamers to white knuckle truck and […]

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20th Jan2017

Micro Machines return with ‘Micro Machines World Series’

by Kat Wheat

Codemasters and Koch Media today announced that legendary gaming franchise, Micro Machines, will be racing its way on to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC on 21st April 2017. Micro Machines World Series retains the manic social gameplay of the classic series, updated with stunning HD visuals that will see you return to the […]

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11th Jan2016

Vietnamese martial arts epic ‘Sword of the Assassin’ comes to the UK

by Phil Wheat

Koch Media have announced the UK release of Sword of the Assassin, which has been described as “Vietnam’s martial arts calling card” by Twitch Film. Marking Vietnam’s first foray into the realm of historic martial arts epics, the film features beautiful cinematography and exhilarating action scenes in the vein of Hero and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. This […]

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25th Oct2015

‘Now That’s What I Call Sing’ Review (PS4)

by Phil Wheat

Once upon a time I was a hardcore fan of the rhythm/singing game genre. Singstar, Guitar Hero, Rockband… You name it I’ve played it. However my experiences, and more importantly my love, of music games in recent years have waned. In fact I haven’t touched any of “karaoke” style video games since We Sing Pop […]

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18th Oct2015

Unofficial Doctor Who spin-off ‘Downtime’ to get UK DVD debut

by Phil Wheat

Koch Media have announced the UK release of Downtime, a unique British 1995 sci-fi movie from the Doctor Who universe (but unofficial) featuring treasured characters and talent from the franchise – which will be available for the first ever time on DVD from 16th November. Downtime follows The Brigadier (Nicholas Courtney – Doctor Who) and […]

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04th Feb2015

Interview: Ewan McGregor talks ‘Son of a Gun’

by Phil Wheat

Son of a Gun is the feature debut of Julius Avery, winner of the Cannes Jury Prize for his short film Jerrycan, and stars Ewan McGregor (August: Osage County, The Impossible), Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent, The Signal) and Alicia Vikander (Testament of Youth, Ex Machina). Locked up for a minor crime, 19 year old JR (Brenton […]

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03rd Feb2014

‘The Complex’ Review

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Atsuko Maeda, Hiroki Narimiya, Masanobu Katsumura, Naomi Nishida, Kanau Tanaka | Written by Jun’ya Katô, Ryûta Miyake | Directed by Hideo Nakata Hideo Nakata is well known in the horror world for his work, directing Ring, Ring 2 and Dark Water, among others, so it wasn’t unwelcome to see a new release from Nakata that […]

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10th Nov2013

‘Silent Night’ DVD Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Jaime King, Malcolm McDowell, Brendan Fehr, Donal Logue, Ellen Wong | Written by Jayson Rothwell | Directed by Steven C. Miller Following on from his original horror flick The Aggression Scale, which was undoubtedly a hit with a lot of horror fans, director Steven C. Miller tackled a quasi-remake of the controversial 1984 killer-Claus […]

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06th May2013

‘Kill ‘Em All’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Johnny Messner, Ammara Siripong, Joe Lewis, Brahim Achabbakhe, Tim Man, Roongtawan Jindasing, Rashid Phoenix, Ice Chongko, Chia Hui Liu | Written by Ken Miller | Directed by Raimund Huber Sometimes I love my “job,” especially when I get to tell all you folks reading Nerdly about those hidden gems sitting on the shelves of your […]

02nd May2012

‘Humanity’s End’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Jay Laisne, Rochelle Vallese, Cynthia Ickes, William David Tulin, Kari Nissena | Written by Neil Johnson, Michael Jonathan Smith | Directed by Neil Johnson Humanity’s End is a film that just confuses me, it’s got a plot that is pretty forgetful and bad special effects and if it relied on them then it would be […]

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14th Apr2012

‘Thor: Hammer of the Gods’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Zachery Ty Bryan, Mac Brandt, Daz Crawford, Alexis Peters | Written by Steve Bevilacqua, Rafael Jordan | Directed by Todor Chapkanov Vikings always seem to interest film makers, we’ve had the classic Kirk Douglas movie, we’ve even had the comic Erik the Viking, and we’ve had the 3D “spectacle” that was Beowulf. Now that we […]

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04th Apr2012

‘Dark Relic’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: James Frain, Clemency Burton-Hill, Tom Basden, Alyy Khan, Samuel West | Written by Andy Briggs | Directed by Lorenzo Sena When a film starts and you see “Syfy” it’s often that moment that you start to sigh. These films are often CGI fests with weak stories, the kind of thing you would watch late […]

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