Wednesday 19 January 2011


Yes Minister
1x04 Big Brother
It's both amusing and depressing how much of Yes Minister is still so true today.

1x03 Ratking
As entertaining as the others, even if the title is meaningless. I've very much enjoyed this series -- more please, BBC.
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]


Anne Hathaway as Catwoman and Tom Hardy as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises by Dan Goodswen
(from Total Film)
Headline says it all.

Doctor Who enters the Construction Toy Market by Marcus
(from Doctor Who News Page)
Or, to put it another way, Doctor Who LEGO! Not actual proper LEGO, but the same kind of thing. I think. Could be brilliant...


Nintendo 3DS Exclusive Preview Event

Two huge press conference / launch shows were held today for Nintendo's latest handheld console, the 3DS: one by Nintendo of America in New York, the other by Nintendo of Europe in Amsterdam (neat choice of cities there). While NoA just announced some of their news on twitter and what have you, the full Jonathan Ross-hosted European event was streamed live online -- and is still available to view now, if you missed it and you're interested.

Both announced release dates -- 27th March in the US, two days earlier on 25th March in Europe -- though only the US announced a list price -- $250. Which didn't go down that well with some... though they should bloody well stop moaning because, after the European event announced the price would be dictated by retailers, UK shops are selling it for around £220 -- equivalent to over $350! Why is it that the gaming world so often seems to think the exchange rate is £1=$1? (I appreciate not precisely in this instance -- £1 would be $1.14 in this case -- but, hey, you know what I mean.)

Anyway, it looks rather nifty... though at that price tag, I shan't be getting one.