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Poor Choices: Becoming a Games Designer

by GuruMelon 17/02/2016
Last year I had the pleasure of play testing an up-and-coming new card game, Poor Choices. The Kickstarter launched two weeks ago and has already reached most of it’s goals, and looks like it will be achieving all it’s targets to produce a slick, fully illustrated, well designed game, ready to ship for Christmas this […]


by GuruMelon 06/08/2015
This weekend World of Superheroes brought WOSCON to Sheffield Students Union. Billed as “A new breed of comic con”, WOSCON is hoping to be the ultimate ‘by the fans, for the fans’ convention. Sheffield is a slightly strange choice, as there is already MCM Sheffield, Doncaster Con, and the Manchester Cons all easily accessible, though […]

Google Apologises after AR Game Goes Too Far

by GuruMelon 11/07/2015
This week, John Hanke of Google‘s Niantic Lab has apologised after it emerged that their augmented reality MMORPG, Ingress, had included material located on the real-world sites of former concentration camps, including 70 “portals” on Sachenausen concentration camp alone, provoking outrage from historical societies, religious groups and humanity in general. After initially arguing that the game relied on […]

Fan Art Feature: Rust Cohle

by GuruMelon 14/05/2015
Long time no fan art! Real life interfered, like it does, but rest assured I hope to once again showcase the finest and weirdest in obscure fan art for you lovely readers. For my grand return I bring you my pick of the best fan art of Matthew McConaughey’s creepy True Detective, Rust Cohle. There […]

RIP Perro Aguayo Jr.

by GuruMelon 23/03/2015
The world of wrestling is mourning another legend this weekend: Perro Aguayo Jr (El Hijo del Perro Aguayo) passed away in hospital after suffering fatal injuries at a show in Tijuana on Saturday. He was fighting in a tag team match with Manik against Rey Mysterio Jr and Xtreme Tiger (Tiger Uno). The cause of […]

12 Monkeys: The Series Review

by GuruMelon 09/03/2015
Once again I feel like a captive audience: slap the name ’12 Monkeys’ on a product and I will watch, listen to, bathe in, or consume it in whatever way is appropriate. Does this mean I can’t give a balanced review? Not at all, just like all the Marvel products, sure I’ll be there to […]

Mattell Announce the New 3d VR Viewmaster

by GuruMelon 14/02/2015
Geek Pride are ahead of the game! Last month we told you about the fabulous potential of Google Cardboard: cheap and cheerful virtual reality for the masses. In fact, I described it as “half old school Viewfinder, half poor-mans’ Oculus Rift, and completely awesome!” Well today Mattel have announced the launch of their new product, […]

The Best Toy Santa Didn’t Bring You – Google Cardboard

by GuruMelon 09/01/2015
This should have been the biggest toy this Christmas, and I’m amazed that anyone doesn’t own one yet, but then, even if you have heard of Google Cardboard it sounds so ridiculous that most people just think it’s not going to be any good. Cardboard is a DIY folding cardboard smartphone mount allowing you to […]

2.8 Hours Later

by GuruMelon 18/09/2014
Last night it finally happened; the zombie hordes rose up and stormed the city. Well, a big chunk of Sheffield at least. 2.8 Hours Later, billed as the city-wide zombie chase game, hosted their first ever event in Sheffield, with hundreds of participants braving the zombie horde to retrieve supplies from the infested city. It […]

Z Nation: Zombie Sharks?

by GuruMelon 17/08/2014
The Asylum, the powerhouse production company that brought us Sharknado, Mega-Piranha and a wealth of other SyFy B-Movie “classics” have announced that their new zombie series will debut in September this year. Z Nation is set three years after the zombie uprising and follows a group of survivors as they accompany the only human ever […]