The Best Games of the Decade

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Compared to the seismic shifts of the 80s and 90s, the development of gaming as a medium has, on the surface, been relatively slow and steady over the past decade – graphical improvements have been relatively marginal, and the much-anticipated breakthrough of VR and motion sensing technology never caught on to the extent anticipated. Continue reading “The Best Games of the Decade”

Rugby World Cup 2019 – Team Guide and Predictions

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After four long years of waiting, it’s finally here. On September 20th, the opening match of the 2019 Rugby World Cup will take place in Tokyo, as hosts Japan take on Russia. Many expect this to be one of the most open World Cups in years, with at least six teams in with a strong chance of taking home the trophy. Click the links below for my team-by-team guide to each group, as well as predictions for how each side’s tournament will pan out.

Group A
Group B
Group C
Group D

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Six Nations 2019 – Conclusions on the Road to the World Cup

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Another Six Nations ends, with the 2019 edition having packed in more drama than most. Normally that would be it for international competition rugby for the year. But with the World Cup kicking off in Japan in September, instead this tournament gives us a view of how the teams are shaping up six months out. And while past performance is no guarantee of future success, some teams seem to be peaking at just the right time. Others however, face serious questions. Continue reading “Six Nations 2019 – Conclusions on the Road to the World Cup”

Team of the Six Nations 2019

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What can you say about the Six Nations – it always delivers. After a wild final day, consisting of thrilling comebacks, torrential rain and the small matter of a Grand Slam, here’s my team of the tournament. Continue reading “Team of the Six Nations 2019”

Six Nations 2019 – predictions

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A new year rolls round and with it the latest edition of Rugby’s Greatest Championship™. The last Six Nations before the World Cup is always an intriguing one – coaches get one last chance to blood their players in championship rugby, and we start to get a sense of how teams are shaping up. Here are my predictions for how the 2019 Six Nations will pan out, starting with: Continue reading “Six Nations 2019 – predictions”

The Best Films of 2018

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We were blessed with a lot of great films in 2018, so many that picking a top ten wasn’t easy – there was no room, for example, for the entrancing animated tale The Breadwinner, or the thrilling Mission: Impossible – Fallout, both of which may well have featured in other years. Here’s my list of the films that did make it in to my top ten. Continue reading “The Best Films of 2018”

The Best Albums of 2018

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Another year, another year-end Best Albums list! And if 2017 proved a monumental year for hip-hop and grime, then 2018 saw the heavier genres take their turn at the top table, with a number of powerful and punchy metal and punk releases. Here’s my favourite albums of the year. Continue reading “The Best Albums of 2018”