What You Know

“On the 13th September we will be releasing a deluxe edition of our debut album “Tourist History” and to get you involved we’re running a remix competition for “What You Know”. A lot of you have been asking for parts to get working on remixes so here is your chance! We will pick a winner and your version of “What You Know” will make it on to the deluxe version of the album + the digital bundle!”



Transformers: War for Cybertron

Transformers: War for Cybertron challenges players to become the ultimate weapon as a Transformers character in the final, epic war that will determine the survival of their entire race. Armed with a diverse arsenal of lethal, high-tech weaponry and the ability to instantly convert from robot to vehicle at any time, players will engage in heart-pounding battles on land and in the air in this gripping, 3rd person action shooter set in the Transformers’ war-ravaged homeland.

Complete with several multiplayer modes, Transformers: War for Cybertron allows gamers to play through story missions with their friends in drop in/drop out online co-op, and also create their own Transformers character for competitive head-to-head multiplayer modes, choosing among four distinct character classes, personalizing its look and selecting from a huge variety of weapons, skills and abilities.

I was sceptical after the slightly poor recent releases connected to the films, but this one instantly showed promise from trying to distance itself from them.

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Nokia N-Gage platform is no more!

Nokia have put the final nail in the N-Gage’s coffin with the announcement that no new games will be published for the platform with immediate effect. Existing games will still be available to purchase and download up until September 2010 but for those hoping for exciting new releases in the run up to Christmas, you’re going to be disappointed.

N-Gage originally launched as both a hardware and software gaming platform with the release of the first N-Gage handset back in 2003. Poorly received (any one remember the 1st gen N-Gage that had to be held side-on to make a call?!) and despite numerous revamps, the phone itself was abandoned in 2005 in favour of a move to Symbian S60 smartphones that could run N-Gage games. But still, the platform failed to take off and the news that N-Gage will be killed off entirely shouldn’t come as too much of a shock. Instead Nokia will be focusing efforts on the Ovi store where both Nokia titles and 3rd party games will be available for purchase.

In a statement released late last week, Nokia had the following to say: “We will no longer publish new games for the N-Gage platform. N-Gage games can be purchased until the end of September 2010. While the N-Gage.com site together with the N-Gage Arena and other community features will remain in operation throughout 2010.” With the emergence of the iPhone as an excellent gaming phone together with the presence of consoles dedicated to gaming (DSi and the new PSP Go for instance), N-Gage was on thin ice.

Nokia did however offer some conselation to those worrying about games already purchased; “Your games are safe, all your purchased N-Gage games will continue to work on your N-Gage compatible mobile device and they’re yours to keep. However, community features of the games will not be functional after 2010.”

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Infinite Arms – Band of Horses

Band of Horses, previously known as Horses, is an American rock band formed in 2004 in Seattle by Ben Bridwell. The band’s current lineup features Bridwell, Ryan Monroe, Tyler Ramsey, Bill Reynolds, and Creighton Barrett.

I first caught these guys on Jools Holland playing Factory and was amazed at the great harmonies they produced.
I don’t think they’d mind being compared to Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young ( which if you haven’t heard of you really need to listen to Déjà Vu) especially with Neil Young with Crazy Horse having a similar horse themed name.

Stand out tracks are Factory, Compliments and Laredo but there well worth a listen.

I think this one is definitely a grower and gets better with every listen.