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GAMING

MUSIC ED LEE 7 DAY SUN CAIRO GIG FLYERS

GAMES CHARTS XTENDPLAY & RAY COX MASS EFFECT 3 UFC UNDISPUTED 3 ALAN WAKE LEISURE SUIT LARRY ‘RELOADED’

MOVIES MOVIE QUIZ

ELECTRIC MAN THE HUNGER GAMES JOHN CARTER THE CABIN IN THE WOODS

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GAME CHARTS (pg30)

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Top 10 games across PS3, Xbox and PC.

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PC classic gets opportunity for RELOADED makeover..

ED LEE (pg3)

UFC UNDISPUTED 3 - Review (pg32)

7 DAY SUN (pg4)

ALAN WAKE - Review (pg34)

CAIRO (pg6)

MASS EFFECT 3 - Review (pg36)

GIG FLYERS (pg8)

GAME/TECH FLYERS (pg40)

An acoustic rock bluesy folk fusion kicks off this months Music Features.

We take a look at and have a listen to Martin Livingstone’s new band.

Ex Complete Stone Roses fronted Indie rock at its very best.

All the best shows from local venues and bands playing around the area.

Alan Wake is a psychological action thriller from Remedy

BioWare completes the Mass Effect Trilogy with Mass Effect 3

Flyers for some great games released this month.

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Some great indoor and outdoor stuff to get up to.

MOVIE NEW RELEASES (pg12)

CLASSIC MOVIE POSTERS (back page)

All the new releases in cinemas this month.

We take a look back at some classic movie posters.

MOVIE QUIZ (pg13)

Who are GOGUIDE...???

(Answers on inside back page)

ELECTRIC MAN - Review (pg14)

We review recently showcased indie movie from writer Scott MacKay and director and co-writer David Barras.

THE HUNGER GAMES - Review (pg16)

We take a look at the 1st movie in the trilogy rumoured to be the the next Twilight.

THE CABIN IN THE WOODS - Review (pg20) A horror slasher movie with a twist?

JOHN CARTER - Review (pg22)

After almost a century the book finally hits the screen.

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MOVIE FLYERS (pg24) Posters for some of the latest cinema releases.

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Critically acclaimed MMA franchise returns with a 3rd installment.

Controller aid helps gamer to 700,000 Xbox Score and entry to Guinness book of records.

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d Lee is a singer songwriter who has been writing songs for almost 20 years. At heart he has a sound reminiscent of an early rock bluesy folk fusion style ala White Stripes or Sea Sick Steve, as his influences pay testament to the later, or even Paolo Nutini in his more poppy moments with Ed’s distinctly low key Scottish flavour in the vocal adding to that feeling. Originally growing up in Barrowfield, Glasgow myself it kinda takes me back to the folky/rock/blues acoustic crossover tunes that were on the go back then. Lyrics are thoughtful and charming at the same time and you just know that he is properly telling you a story and not giving us just a few cryptic lines thrown together with a ‘shout

out chorus’… Ed has something to say and wants you to hear it. ‘Ask The Man’ is a simple tune in a kind of acoustic gospel bluesy theme and fly’s firmly in the Nutini vain with repeated lines driving the song along but unlike most Nutini stuff, the message that Ed wants to get across isn’t about his ‘new shoes’ it’s something a little more direct and meaningful as the title suggests. ‘Getting Better’ drags us a little deeper into Ed’s musical psyche and it’s a lot more grimey and dirty sound that we hear in this track, something a little more akin to a backwater town in the deep south of the good old US of A and defo showing his old style blues roots to good effect. The track shows off some nice guitar work and is overall a super cool tune that takes you on a proper journey as it unfolds in front of you. ‘Tired Countin Sheep’ blends between typical folk 101 and the more modern indie versions we see a lot of in today’s indie bands. Although Ed definitely uses style of singAPR 2012 - issue (16)

ing where his vocal has an infused ‘dialect’ element it’s done in such a subtle manner (that a lot of modern artists can’t quite get right) that it feel very natural and you can hear that he is actually putting a lot of melody, heart and passion into his voice… and not just ‘talking in tune’ that so many nowadays try to get away with. Ready for stardom Ed already has his Christmas single in the bag in the form of ‘All Gathered’, a laid back pogues ‘esque little ditty that I’m sure will warm the cockles of even the most chilled bones as we hit the spring/summer months to come… ;-) And it even has bells in it. Love Love Love it. Ed plays regularly around the local area and across central Scotland and believes that music is always best enjoyed and appreciated in a proper live environment. Checkout his stuff over @ www.facebook.com/pages/ED-LEE/1138 90432003336?sk=app_178091127385 PAGE 3


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ot 100% sure exactly what 7 Day Sun are? or what they are up to at the moment? Martin Livingstone is well known to the local music scene from his days fronting indie/rock outfit ‘Burnout’ until he left early in 2010. Since then he seemed to have went down the solo artist route and has a large collection of self-released material available for fans of his indie/rock fuelled folky acoustic songs. The collection definitely flirts with a number of core styles but musical influences are worn pretty much on Martin’s sleeve; from the Brit rock sounds of Oasis and The Verve; the more ‘mod’ influences of Weller, Style Council or Ocean Colour Scene and of course you can’t miss a huge flavour of Richard Ashcroft’s solo work in there mixed with sweeping Neil Young And Crazy Horse moments which colour the music and do add a slightly grittier edge to Martins song writing. I might be wrong but that’s what I

hear anyway… Having spent a few years as a solo artist it now seems he has hit the scene again, but this time with a full on band in tow in the form of ‘7 Day Sun’. With Martin on vocals the band line-up is made up of Derek Brown on Rhythm Guitar, Eddie Montgomery on Drums, Paul Devlin on Bass and Kevin Smith on Lead Guitar. 7 Day Sun describe themselves as having a ‘high energy retro sound with a mixture of full on mod rock and grooving funky beats’ and I can’t say that I disagree but I think they are pretty much doing themselves an injustice, there is a whole lot more at play here. If there is one thing prevalent in all the 7 Day Sun tracks is that they have a kind of running ‘swagger’ about them, they are rocky but kind of trippy at the same time. ‘Festival Song’ is pretty much the best of the bunch and stands out as probably the most unique sound from the band whereas the other tracks can easily be pigeon holed into 1 or 2 other closely related Brit rock/mod genres. That in itself isn’t a bad thing but I think that if you magically hit on something that sounds new and fresh then you follow that route and Festival Song is defo something new and fresh.

indie/rock dance along with its hooky drum and bass driving backline giving a rock steady platform for the guitars to push the song along with mainly chord based progressions and some slick little licks. Vocally it’s a simple tune with the voice used again to just drive the song rather than play across or try to be the stand out element of the track. A nice sing-along chorus and one simple solo break to round things off and you have a recipe for a nice little tune on your hands. ‘City of Angels’ and ‘End of the Line’ are both tracks which rely a little more heavily on the lead guitar to do the ground work and a more ‘wondering’ style of play which is defo has loads of Neil Young touches sprinkled around them both. Gig wise I’m not too sure what has been happening with the guys as there hasn’t been much movement on their soc-net presence since late last year. Hopefully that’s not a bad sign but I’m sure Martin will be up to something anyway so check out the 7 Day Sun site and maybe Mr Livingstone’s if they don’t seem to be up to anything by the time this feature comes to press. www.facebook.com/pages/7-DaySun/158892320840869?ref=pb www.martinlivingstone.co.uk

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he story goes that Cairo were born from a series of booze fuelled, jam sessions with the guys eventually seeing something special in what they were doing and deciding to give it a go as a band and hit the studio and the road. Cairo are Brian McGhee on Vocals, Kevin McIver on Guitar, Jamie Mina on Guitar, Robin McKeen on Bass and Tony Griffin on Drums and after listening to the tracks on the guys online sites its clear to say that they wear their influences like a badge of honour, displayed proudly on the lapel of their jackets (if you ever caught them in a suit that is). It’s an intriguing and unique sound the guys produce from their various influences across the 5 members. It’s a cool mix of Brit Rock/Pop/indie heavily spiced with that Manchester influenced baggie groove of the 1980’s – waves of Happy Mondays, The Charlatans, The La’s or even Primal Scream all start streaming into your mind as you jump from track to track. There is some cool indie/rock stuff in there too for good measure however, the overriding current running through Cairo’s collection of songs is their blatant love of the Stone Roses. It is not necessarily shouting out from the song writing or guitar work on show but certainly is in the backline with the ‘Reni’ infused driving beats of Griffin on the kit playing off against McKeen’s ‘Mani’esque’ bass lines and of course topped off with the centre stage vocal of McGhee which is unmistakably plucked from the Ian Brown school of drawling swagger that he was famous for in the Roses days and into his solo career. From the older tracks we downloaded ‘Too Late’, ‘Kill The Silence’, ‘Too Page 6

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Late’ and ‘One Way To Heaven’ all shine with that indie rock sound that is back in the public eye at the moment with the Gallagher bros hitting the scene again in the past 6 months or so. ‘Are You In’ on the other hand sounds like a cooler and pop’ier version of Joy Divisions Shadowplay is a stunning track and shows the bands confidence in stripping things back and making it really simple – for me its cuts through as a genuine ‘Cairo‘ song better than any other track. The new songs you’ll be happy to hear are just as good as the earlier offerings we have reviewed here. The uniqueness of the Cairo sound is in how they blend these distinct elements of say one particular genre or band together with those of another and produce something of APR 2012 - issue (16)

their own that isn’t just a rehash of stuff already out there and is fresh and new, and for me anyway, they do a pretty damn fine job of doing that. It’s a more grove oriented sound than say Oasis or Verve but rockier than say the Roses, Mondays or Scream – ok… basically the best of both worlds. It is only while doing some further research for this piece that I actually discovered that Brian had previously been front man for the tribute band The Complete Stone Roses for a good few years… to say I wasn’t surprised by that is an understatement, it was definitely one of those ‘Ahhhhh… right’ and everything finally clicks together moments. The years of plying his trade in one of the UK’s top tribute bands hasn’t gone


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without its benefits as I’m sure the experience has gone a long way in producing Cairo’s overall polished and professional sound and presence. They have the tunes, they have smooth dirty grooves, with slick guitar licks and of course a killer front man to pull it all together, Cairo seem to have all the right ingredients to make a pretty big impact in the UK music scene. The band has only been on the go for about 18 months and has so far had pretty positive

reviews and reaction to what they do. They have plugged it out around the usual pub circuit and been lucky enough to have hit some of the countries bigger venues as well including Edinburgh Corn Exchange, Room at The Top Bathgate and more recently King Tuts. Since gigging started they have supported some pretty well-known bands/ artists including Bez (Happy Mondays), The Complete Stone Roses, Chris Helme and Ocean Colour Scene. 2011 saw the band take part in Live and Unsigned, a National music competition with over 10,000 bands entering every year from all across the UK. Cairo successfully negotiated their way through the various local stages and actually won the regional final in Edinburgh which is no easy task as they have to win over a panel of music industry judges from Kerrang, NME and BBC Radio One. Following that success the band proceeded to make it all the way to the semi-final in Newcastle. On their travels they have also graced the stage of The Journal Tyne Theatre in Newcastle and Moho Live Manchester in May 2011, the latter of these being a benefit show supporting vocalist Brian’s old band The Complete Stone Roses. The show was

in aid of Paul Roddy, who had become a good friend of Brian’s and the rest of the TCSR guys during his time with the band from 2004-09. The tragedy hit the guys hard as they had grown very close to Paul and his son James (10) who, from birth, has had many problems in his own short life with some severe disabilities (including a short life expectancy). Paul unexpectedly passed away while James was in hospital having another operation leaving his wife Jo as the sole carer for James, all the money raised will go to the family to help with the daily care

that James needs and to make things a little easier for Jo. The band has just released their first single ‘One Way To Heaven’ and is available on iTunes, Napstar, and Amazon to name a few. In the words of Cairo… ‘The Revolution Is Here, The Revolution Is Now, The Revolution Is Cairo !!!’ Check them out over at www.cairotheband.net

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Housefull (12A) / Eros International American Pie: Reunion (TBC) / Universal Pictures

The Cold Light Of Day (12A) / Entertainment One UK

Headhunters (15) / Momentum Pictures La Grande Illusion (U) / STUDIOCANAL / Key cities

Tales of the Night (3D)(TBC) / Soda Pictures / Key cities

This Must Be The Place (TBC) / Trinity Filmed Entertainment

A Thousand Words (12A) / Paramount Titanic 3D (12A) / 20th Century Fox Bullet To The Head (TBC) / Entertainment One UK

The Cabin In The Woods (3D)(15) / Lionsgate UK

Gospel of Us (TBC) / Soda Pictures The Harsh Light of Day (TBC) / Left Films / Key cities

Lockout (TBC) / Entertainment Film Distributors

Outside Bet (12A) / The Works African Cats (U) / Walt Disney Battleship (TBC) / Universal Pictures The House At The End Of The Street (TBC) / Momentum Pictures Jeff Who Lives At Home (15) / Paramount

Playing The Field (TBC) / Lionsgate UK Town Of Runners (TBC) / Dogwoof The Avengers (3D)(TBC) / Walt Disney The Five Year Engagement (TBC) / Universal Pictures

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aving featured Electric Man in our March issue we popped along to the Regal showcase and checked out the indie movie which was created by local writer Scott MacKay and director and co-writer David Barras. For those who haven’t read our feature last month and don’t know about the movie it centres on ‘Electric Man - Issue 1’, an extremely valuable comic that falls into the hands of our 2 main characters Jazz and Wolf who own a comic shop and the movie follows the drama that the comic brings after it ends up in their possession. The movie kicks off with a pretty pro intro that does a great job of setting the mood in a typical Marvell cartoon fashion and successfully tells the backstory of the Electric Man comic and the characters within. We meet Jazz (Toby Manley) and Wolf (Mark McKirdy) who are the owners of Deadhead Comics, a small comic book store in Edinburgh, and are in dire need of a cash injection to save their business as they owe their landlord £5,000 in back rent. Meanwhile Jimmy played by Derek Dick (or Fish to those of us who lived through the 80’s) a menacing character who may or may not have bumped off his brother in order to get his hands on his mint condi-

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tion copy of the comic from back in 1937. Edison Bolt (Mark McDonell) is an American comic collector who is happy to fork out £100,000 to add it to his collection. The action truly kicks off when our ‘baddy’ and his American buyer meet at a local comic fare to complete the transaction. Before the deal can be done the comic is stolen and by chance ends up in the hands of our unlikely hero’s from Deadhead Comics who are also attending the event.

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The friendship between Jason and Wolf is played out well on screen and they do have a certain kind of charm when played off against each other (although I did keep thinking of Richard Hammond whenever I saw/heard Toby) Most of the action takes place in or around the comic store, where we first meet Jas’s love interest Lauren McCall (Jennifer Ewing), when she appears as if she’d just stepped out of the old Scottish Widows adverts. She is also looking to locate the comic but for slightly less sinister


movie that certainly made me laugh out loud. It is only in the ending 20 mins or so that it seems to drop its pace where it maybe should be upping it? For me I can forgive it as its chock full of our typically Scots ‘dry’ humour and the guys drop in a fair few visual and worded references to other movies along the way which will also have you grinning as you recognise the ones you know. As we touched on last month the movie is a mostly self-financed creation and was shot over a 19 days period. Apart from the Comic store there are a few other nice locations used in the city but the other main location from what I remember seems to be the Edinburgh chase scenes which are played out using the capital cities backstreets. On a side note the movie kicks off with a nice tune by an obvious Scottish artist and I think a trick was maybe missed here to continue the Scottish soundtrack flavour as it’s the only time we hear it and the move then resorts to your more typical instrumental sound bites to carry the action on screen, although I’m sure Fish does pop up in the end credits song??? reasons to that of Uncle Jimmy and Bolt who, in their attempts to get back the comic, become the inept fall guys for the chase and action scenes as the story unfolds to its eventual climax. We won’t give too much away here but at least it had me thinking who the good guys actually were. The comic brings with it some slapstick moments, some romantic moments, some life reflection moments and a host of other little elements along the way which go a long way to keeping the action flowing. Maybe it’s just the fact that I’m Scottish but the film reminds me a lot of classic 80’s Scots movies like Restless Natives, Gregory’s Girl and maybe even as far back as stuff like That Sinking Feeling. Overall the script is well paced and there are some truly funny moments in the APR 2012 - issue (16)

It’s a testament to the guys and their crew that for most of Electric Man you really do forget that you are not watching a typical big budgeted creation rather than an independent movie made by a couple of local guys with the help of a few mates (I know it’s a lot more than that but hopefully you get where we are coming from). Definitely an enjoyable movie and a really, really, impressive debut full feature by 2 truly nice local guys, go see it if you can - we’ve given it 5 G’s. www.electricmanmovie.com www.facebook.com/pages/ElectricMan/149372189649

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uzanne Collins’s trilogy of books is starting to hit the big screen and the hype has begun already. The trilogy is made up of the initial book ‘The Hunger Games’, followed by ‘Catching Fire’ and ending with the final book ‘Mockingjay’. It is possible that you might not have read any of the books yet, and maybe the hype you read about the movie media’s theory that ‘The Hunger Games‘ has the potential to be just as good, if not better than the ‘Twilight’ saga could be right? Well it might be, and there is no doubt the mass group of people forming who have read the books are hoping for just that. The debut movie in the trilogy, ‘The Hunger Games’, will almost certainly have fans hungry (forgive the pun) for more and with director Gary Ross at the helm they will almost certainly revel in his skilful and well-adjusted adaptation of the book. Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence takes on the lead role with her portrayal of heroine Katniss Everdeen, we have Josh Hutchinson as Peeta, Liam Hemsworth as Gale, and a good blend of established actors and newcomers making up the supporting cast. The movie is well paced and has on the whole some good solid performances from the cast, together with a rock-solid script and some pretty decent action scenes.

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Fans of Japanese movies will be well aware of the cult classic ‘Battle Royale’ released way back in 2000. The Hunger Games follows the same basic theme of that movie as we see a bunch of kids thrown together in a situation where they need to bump each other off in order to survive, although this offering is a good deal less graphic and violent in nature. Page 16

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The back story of the movie is that The Hunger Games is an event that runs annual among the 12 Districts that make up the land. One boy and one girl, aged between twelve and eighteen, are selected from each one of the districts to fight to the death and survive the

games. Katniss comes from the 12th District and in the 74th edition of the games she becomes the first person ever to volunteer to take part in the event, after she attempts to take the place of her younger sister Primrose who has been selected from the random pool of people reaching the games designated age range, with baker’s son Peeta chosen as the male entrant. Katniss however, does have a little edge over most of her competition in that she has plenty of experience hunting in the woodlands back home with her best friend Gale (played by Hemsworth)

where she honed her skills with a bow and arrow to perfection. The games are held in the capitol where our heroine meets up with the rest of the unfortunate candidates chosen from the other 11 Districts, this is where she also bumps into her less than sober mentor Haymitch (Woody Harrelson), who’s also, happens to be from District 12 and managed to survive the games when he was chosen. Katniss is eventually paraded in front of the crowd after a short visit to her fashion advisor Cinna (Lenny Kravitz) with the aim scoring points and increasing her chances of winning.

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At the start of the game it is basically the survival of the fittest for all the contestants, but some contestants as it turns out, have a plan to work together. Marvel (Jack Quaid), Cato (Alexander Ludwig), Clove (Isabelle Fuhrman) and Glimmer (Leven Rambin) all agree to band together in order to gain an advantage over the others. They team up and kill off their fellow contestants while Katniss takes refuge

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in the woods, the place she feels secure, in order to figure out what is going on and try come up with a plan. With Rue’s (Amandla Stenberg) help there is some chance Katniss can throw a spanner in the works of their plan, but it may come at a price. Can Katniss and Peeta last to the end of the game and if they do, can they find love with each other? Ross (Director) has made the transition from book to movie a pretty sweet one and there is a fair amount of material harping back to the true nature of the books in the areas of characters, clothing, and action. The

stage is set for the movie watcher to care about what happens to Katniss but when so many people are thrown at you at one time you can begin to get a little muddled up with which one you are meant to be rooting for at some points. Jennifer Lawrence presence in the movie is powerful and grabs you attention while Hutcherson plays things a little reserved which I suppose might be a case of giving you a taster of what is to come in the sequal.. There are moments in The Hunger Games that you might feel have

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been lifted from other movies, and being a ‘contest’ based movie perhaps you will even feel you are watching stuff reminiscent of some TV contest shows you have watched but Ross has created a movie that is on the whole unique and a pretty entertaining watch that will no doubt please the fans of the original book.

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he trailers for Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon’s ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ comes across as a unoriginal teenage slasher movie, one look at the advertising poster hints however at a more indepth movie and the Rubix cube’esque depiction of the cabin itself gives us a major clue about the cabin’s potentially concealed secrets. In ‘Cabin’ Goddard & Whedon, who among their various credits list Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and Cloverfield, happily grasp the opportunity to turn the horror movie genre upside down. Our story begins by following five friends who are heading for a wellearned break at a secluded remote cabin deep in heart of the woods. Its at this point you might start to think you have heard this all before and Cabin doesn’t have any illusions at this point in trying to portray anything else. We have the usual suspects in the crowd of hapless holidaymakers heading to their no doubt harrowing and gruesome deaths, we have Curt (Chris Hemsworth) the dumb jock, the less than intelligent blonde Jules (Anna Hutchison), the virgin prim and proper Dana (Kristen Connolly), bookworm Holden (Jesse Williams) and nerdy Marty (Fran Kranz). The intelligent script and direction gives us a movie that seems to find new ways to take apart the typical clichés we see so often in this genre of movie and at the same time celebrating an area of film making that the pair are obviously very fond of. While watching so many of these Page 20

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‘teen’ themed movies I find myself wondering why so many of the characters appear to carry out a collection of stupid moves to position themselves in positions of extreme danger. I find myself shouting in my head for them to ‘Stay out of the dark’, ‘don’t open the door’, ‘don’t go in the shed’ etc. etc. etc. There are 2 plots running in ‘Cabin’ with Sitterson (Richard Jenkins) and Hadley (Bradley Whitford) as two mission control type dudes holed up in a control room somewhere instigating a zombie nightmare on our unfortunate teens living it up in the cabin. Things take a turn for the worse when paranormal activities begin to surface. At this point the movie takes a more comedy based side road with Jenkins and Whitford playing out as a kind of comedy duo watching the action unfold and sometimes even acting in a viewer’esque manner as they witness scenes as we do as viewer. There is actually a really good scene where Whitford, after observing a grisly attack, simply stares blankly at the monitor without speaking. A scene that perhaps suggests a deeper message from the creators who are maybe a little disillusioned with modern-day horror movies fondness for crassly bludgeoning their movies characters. It is difficult to properly review Cabin without revealing the things that you will inevitably enjoy when they happen so let us just say that yo need to be prepared for a few big surprises in the erratic finale and also an interesting star cameo appearance from someone who has a link to Whedon. The movie is amusing, frightening and extremely imaginative and is a must see title in the horror/slasher genre.

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he Edgar Rice Burrough book ‘A Princess Of Mars’ was written way back in 1917 and since its conception it has influenced many other writers and many more film makers who have all plundered its pages for inspiration. So much so that if you have read the book you will have been perhaps having little deja-vu moments while watching shows as far back as the old black and white Flash Gordon shows, the Superman stories through to more modern incarnation like Star Wars or The Matrix movies and even more recently Avatar. Despite many of these creations and the obvious inspiration that the original book has on their creators A Princess Of Mars has been largely forgotten. Page 22

So after nearly a century it comes time for Burroughs work to hit the big screen in the form of John Carter and it is a dangerous position that the movie finds itself in. For a movie hoping to capture our imagination the main problem when watching is that it seems like we have seen it all before and it loses a lot of its ‘Waw’ factor in that respect, the movie unfortunately can’t shout out at the audience ‘but wait, we did it first’ So to the story, well sounding loosely like the plot from Avatar John Carter sees a 19th century American Civil War veteran and prospector thrown into a world that faces the issues of the time (when the book was written) rather than the environmental issues portrayed in Avatar. Carter has the main tribes of Barsoom embroiled in a civil war. While large chunks of the cast of the move are motion-captured it turns out to be director/ writer Andrew Stanton’s first foray into live action. Stanton, having spent most of his time working at Pixar, was director/writer on titles such as Toy Story, A Bugs Life, Finding Nemo and Wall-E and he does a pretty superb job of APR 2012 - issue (16)

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bringing the world laid out on the century old books pages. John Carter never misses the mark and is visually impressive at a level way above a lot of its bastard offspring have achieved. From the graceful winged airships across the multi limbed Tharks, or the hulking “white apes”, you never at any time feel that it is visually less than all of the recent big ‘CGI’ movies out there especially Avatar which it will no doubt be compared to. Not to be left out Stanton gets plus marks with the human subjects in the movie. Taylor Kitsch as Carter is hoping this will be his year after spending most of his young career on TV so far. He did appear as Remy LeBeau in 2009’s Wolverine and has another movie released this year Battleship. In Carter he holds his own and its so far so good for the young man. With his chiselled good looks and charm serving him well throughout, particularly in his scenes with Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). Dejah is both scientist, and warrior in equal measures, oh… and not forgetting a bikini-clad babe. Collins manages to pull off these multi facets of her character convincingly even when she is hitting us with reams of techno babble, you believe what she’s telling you, without question. At the APR 2012 - issue (16)

same time she obviously is weak-kneed at the site of our semi bare chested extra-terrestrial hero. If ui had to bring up a negative it would be in the area of its action sequences. When I think back its hard to recall one standout scene that convinced me I would remember it in 5 years – like say some of the Gladiator scenes, or ones from the Alien movies etc. etc. they all feel hurriedly thought out and executed. Perhaps intentionally not following in the footsteps of say a Cameron (Avatar, Aliens, Terminator) or Jackson (Lord of the Rings Trilogy, King Kong) Stanton chooses a route that keeps the pace a little slower perhaps in an attempt to not spoil the core story too much? On the whole Stanton has created an incredible domain for the action top play out in front of us, unfortunately it is that very action which lets the movie down a little. Viewers will no doubt enjoy the film for what it is and happily sit recognising the various elements of other sci-fi, fantasy and superhero adventure movies and characters with admiration but just remember… ‘Carter did it first’.

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GAMING ay Cox has been a man on a major mission the last 6 years: to be the first person to reach 1,000,000 Gamerscore on Xbox LIVE. Known internationally as Stallion83, he is a proud user of the Xbox controller version of XtendPlay which we reviewed back in our Sep issue last year. Ray was approached by the XtendPlay guys back in 2010 when his score was at 500,000. “We were a couple of months away from releasing XtendPlay for Xbox 360 and PlayStation when the news broke of Ray’s accomplishment,” said Dave Sparling, XtendPlay cocreator and Xwerx CEO. “So we reached out to him, the pitch quite

simple: use XtendPlay and you’ll go from 500K to 1,000,000 faster and with less strain on your fingers and hands than it took you to get from 0 to 500K. He agreed to test drive the 360 version and it’s been indispensable to his gaming reality ever since.”

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Call of Duty: Modern3Warfare 3 MASS EFFECT FIFA STREET Battlefield 3 Football Manager 2012 THE SIMS 3: SHOWTIME MASS FIFA 12 EFFECT 3 Battlefield 3 FOOTBALL Forza Motorsport 4 PGA TOUR The Sims 3: PetsMANAGER TIGER WOODS Batman: Arkham City The Sims 3 2012 13 Kinect Sports: Season Two The SimsWARS: 3: Generations STAR THE OLD RESIDENT EVIL: Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure Rage REPUBLIC Gears of War 3 RACCOON The Sims 3: Late Night OPERATION Rage LASHOGUN Noire 2: TOTAL WAR

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Ray’s daily blog is at 1milliongamerscore.com, his Twitter is @ Stallion83, and you can find him on Facebook at /Stallion83onFB

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he team that created Leisure Suit Larry 1 has been reassembled to create a 2012 “Reloaded” version. Al Lowe, Josh Mandel, Sabine Duvall, and Leslie Balfour have teamed up with Replay Games to form what they call “The Dream Team” of adventure games. They will be making Leisure Suit Larry 1-7 and keeping us informed every step of the way. If this game is successful then we can bring you guys the rest of the Leisure Suit Larry games (and maybe even Leisure Suit Larry 4: The Case Of The Missing Floppies)!

If you are like me and have played any of the original Sierra adventure games on PC then you will know all about Liesure Suit Larry. Probably you will also recall Space Quest, Kings Quest and Police Quest who along with Larry were the backbone of Sierra’s catalogue for more years than i can recall. The Larry series featured a number of colourful titles based on the Point & Click veriety of gaming but lost its way in later titles as they introduced keyboard/controller controlls and a more button bashing and timed sequences into the equasion. This was a disaster if you ask me and reduced any level enjoyment of the game quite considerably for the core fanbase who thrived on the original game style that all these games used at the time. There was an attempt to revamp Larry a while ago but these new re-writes promise much more that just a graphic update and with the promise of more titles on the horizon dependant on how the new Larry is recieved i for one will be gladly purchasing a copy and waiting with baited breath for new stories from the crew. Al and the guys have setup a Kickstart scheme to help finance the ‘Reloaded’ version of the game in hope of impressing the publishers and allow them access to all the other titles AND the licence to produce NEW titles if all goes well so if you were/are a fan of working out puzzles without the need for rememberign a 4 button combination get in there and suppost Al and the crew @ www.kickstarter.com/projects/1451923705/make-leisure-suit-larry-come-again 1987 Original

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he UFC game franchise still dominates MMA games and UFC Undisputed 3 does nothing but raises the bar even higher. UFC is becoming a well-known sport that’s watched and loved all over the world and the game is as good to match it. The gameplay is far smoother than its predecessor, the animations feels and looks cleaner and tighter, even character models look far more realistic than ever and some fight animations

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look exactly like they do in real life. The improved damage physics show more polished cuts and facial damage, along with new leg TKO’s opening more ways to end the fight. Getting rocked now doesn’t mean you’re about to get knocked out but more of a caution that you need to put up your guard. The innovative submission system is definitely helped in a big way, not like its intense button bashing back in 2009 and its extreme analogue swirling in 2010 it’s a more linear way to submit your opponent. A new element included in the 3rd instalment of the game is Pride Mode, which allows gamers to use a more brutal and aggressive combat style and introduces the likes of head kicks APR 2012 - issue (16)


to opponent when they are down. The basis of this mode being to recreate the ferocious atmosphere of Pride FC, regrettably the choice of fighters in Pride Mode is pretty limited. When starting the game you are offered the option of choosing between a pro or an amateur settings for controlling your fighter. Pro uses the technical, but more rewarding transition system while amateur uses an easier method. Career mode is classically the same but with a new option of selecting an already existing fighter. There are also new training regimes available such as flipping a tire across a room. Familiar game modes like Event mode makes its return with Joe Rogan and Mike Goldberg having a rather good pre-show segment talking about the fights coming up. APR 2012 - issue (16)

‘Online Camps’ also makes its return but suffers from connection failures or lost connection almost too often to be an enjoyable experience. On the other hand ranked matches seem to work rather well with THQ’s online servers but on the rare occasion of lagging when joining another host’s game. UFC Undisputed 3 overall is still the top choice for any MMA game or even any fighting game that’s out at the moment, it’s a fantastic game, that can be changed to suit your needs to improve your gameplay. Boundless new improvements and the new Pride Mode, UFC Undisputed 3 really is a great, tough and durable title.

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he latest in the Horror/ Thriller franchise Alan Wake is now finally available to explore and shine through the darkness on PC after its earlier release on the Xbox 360. The Alan Wake world is a creation based on high tension and plays on typical gamers inherent fear of the dark, as soon as you start playing Alan Wake you can tell something is just not right about the place. Before long you are running for your life among the wilderness trying to escape from evil shadow monsters. The game, with its attention-grabbing storyline, will certainly go a long way to having you playing right through to its frightening conclusion. Alan Wake, the central character in the game, is a famous novelist that is suffering from a condition that threatens everything that he has worked hard for… ‘Writers block’. So to get away from it all Alan and his wife Alice, head off for a vacation in the quiet little town of Bright Falls, which turns out to be a perfect location for some horror shenanigans. It’s not long before supernatural occurrences start to take place and begin a terrifying paranormal search for Alan’s wife, defending yourself from the terrors using a torch and various weapons. The story is set episodically and is portrayed like a novel being presented in a TV show, with each episode beginning with a catch up from the previous episode. The Combat itself is gripping enough, battling evil shadow spirits that possess the people of Bright Falls, taking on the creatures requires the power of light so your trusty torch is your most reliable asset to shine away the darkness and expose the possessed long enough to shoot them dead. When you do encounter any possessed people be prepared for them to appear anywhere out of the darkness, out of shrubs and being attacked from behind, natural strategy is to keep your distance Page 34

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and shine your torch at them which also slows them down. Shining your torch is the same function to aim but rapidly drains battery life leaving you to wait for it to recharge naturally or replace the battery if you have any. Going deeper into the story you will find more weapons such as flare guns, flash bangs and rifles and shotguns. Flares a perfect to hold back a crowd of possessed and get out of reach. The unsettling and strong wind indicates that possessed are nearby and creates a chilling atmosphere keeping you on your toes at all times. Ration your bullets and your batteries smartly cause when you run out there is nothing to do except to run for your life searching for floodlights that are used as checkpoints throughout the game. Nothing seems repetitive in the game, something in each episode is different and new where it be new weapons or enemies or controlling a vehicle and run over a few enemies heading to your destination Alan Wake also looks fantastic and the visuals really do rival some of the best out there and have a striking resemblance to Crysis back in 2007. The environment will react to your movement and creates a chilling sound when the wind blows through the wilderness and paints a believable picture considering what you know is hiding in the shadows, even when it’s at its most gaming point it still keeps a feeling realism about it. The games brilliant use of lighting is an exceptional touch which creates a frightening setting to the game. Add to that a realistic audio track with the sound of bodies being mutilated whenever enemies appear out of the darkness throwing an unending arsenal of hatchets and revving their chainsaws, giving nothing but a feeling of impending doom and leave your heart racing. Alan Wake has its moments, each one seeming as if it was thought throughout for hours trying to make it as distressing as it could be. It’s a great fresh take on horror game, but also seems it could have had more to offer to a horror/thriller genre. Nether less Alan Wake creates an experience keeps you playing for the thrills and the fears.

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by the dramatic sacrifices and choices you make, those decisions give way to a darker atmosphere and emotional side of the series. Bioware know what they’re doing when it comes to RPG games with both Mass Effect and the Dragon Age series and Mass Effect 3 delivers nothing but top marks and paves the way for a send-off that it well deserved, some might not agree with the ending but it’s something that APR 2012 - issue (16)

we never would of expected, which is what makes the game special. The story of Mass Effect 3 starts of on what the previous games were leading up to, the arrival of the Reapers. The Reapers are an alien race that is hell-bent on destroying all life in the galaxy and Commander Shepard must rally fellow Normandy crew members and all of the species in the Milky Way system to unit and gather its military resources to take back earth, save the galaxy and fight back the so called omnipotent Reapers. The game does began with the actions that Shepard took in the


“Arrival” DLC pack for Mass Effect 2 so for newcomers or for those of you that never played the “Arrival” DLC pack the does well in making sense of it all. It will be compulsory for you to purchase the Mass Effect 3 on the same game platform that you played the previous Mass Effect games on as importing your saved game progress will have some sort of impact in the Mass Effect 3 story by changing cut scenes from who lived and died in its predecessor. The difficult choices from past games APR 2012 - issue (16)

would have you choosing the fate amongst a few characters whereas in Mass Effect 3 choosing the fate of an entire species is what you are looking forward to. Even with Mass Effects narrative side, expect nothing but a lot of high impact action. There have been a few minor changes towards the First Person Shooter, for example, you can now smoothly swap between cover to move up in the battlefield safely, and if the enemy get to close you can PAGE 37


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deliver a super-charged melee attack. The battlefield is more expansive in the new instalment, leaving you to plan out and strategies how to take on a variety of enemies such as robotic battle suits and enemies carrying riot shields will take more strategy or the use of your powers in your arsenal to get the upper hand. There are 5 different weapon types, each have a variety of different models to choose from, in the game such as sniper rifles and assault rifles that can all be modified. Now when you choose your loadout for a mission the weight will affect your biotic powers. The multiplayer system is mainly a survival horde mode with an element of RPG to it where you work with up to 3 teammates online to carry out and complete several objectives. The multiplayer can be really addictive not just for its natural good quality

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and teamwork involved but the in game rewards add more fun. The rewards include booster packs that are bought with in-game credits, packages that contain random weapons, item perks and new characters to use in multiplayer that involve all main species from the series. Nearly everything about Mass Effect 3 is perfect and will have you covered over the next few months for your gaming pleasure. Whether you have played the previous games or new to the series Mass Effect 3 will entrap you in its basking glory and its final send off.

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The Bennie Museum The Bennie Museum opened in 1989 as a museum of Bathgate’s history and life. It is run entirely by volunteers under the management of a Charitable Trust. It has been commended by the Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions. www.benniemuseum.org.uk 11am - 4pm (Apr to Sep) & 11am -3.30pm (Oct to Mar) - FREE 9-11 Mansefield Street, Bathgate, EH48 4HU 01506 634944

Almond Valley Heritage Trust, Almond Valley is operated as a popular leisure destination that appeals to a diverse audience and promotes learning through discovery, family interaction and play. We also operate a formal education programme. www.almondvalley.co.uk Millfield, Livingston, EH54 7AR 01506 414957

The Garage Skatepark Stu Graham and co have decided to open a new skateshop at The Garage Skatepark in Livingston! The shop is still in it’s early stages but should be open for business right now.

FACEBOOK: The Garage Indoor Skate Park Mon - Sat: 10am - 10pm - Sun: 10am - 8pm 5D Grange Road, Houston Industrial Estate, EH54 5DE

Bankhead Mountainball Like many ‘extreme’ sports, Zorbing, Orbing or Sphereing was created in New Zealand back in 1994. The concept is quite simple, you build a human sphere which can accommodate up to two fully grown adults, secure them inside then let them roll down a hill in it (hamsters have been exercised for many years in a very similar way!) www.bankheadmountainball.co.uk Contact for opening hours Bankhead Farm, Dechmont, Broxburn, EH52 6NB 01506 811209 Page 46

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Funtastic Fantasy Golf Limited Miniature golf arena but it’s one with a difference it’s BLACK-LIGHT UV which means that not only do the 3D prop’s glow in the dark but also the golf balls and art work on the wall do too. This facility is a fantastic family day out for all ages & abilities with a cafe that sell homemade food made onsite at their cafe ‘Dino Bites’

Mon - Sun: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm 3 St Andrews Way, Livingston, EH54 8HQ 07935 576943

Racing Karts Racing Karts quickly established itself as a force in Indoor Kart Racing due to its attention to safety, cleanliness and customer satisfaction. They like to call themselves ‘The Friendly Circuit’ www.racingkarts.co.uk Times: Booking required - call to arrange Arrol Square, Deans Industrial Estate, Livingston, EH54 8QZ 01506 410123

Livingston Skate Park The Livingston Skatepark opened in 1981, at a time when most commercial skateparks were closing and was one of the most important facilities in Britain during a critical period in the development of skateboarding. It is an example of a free, unsupervised facility which achieved international status. Daylight access all year round FREE 16 Northwood Park, Opposite Almondvale Shopping Centre, Livingston, EH54 6HR

Deer Park Ten Pin Bowling Deer Park Bowling Centre is a 16 Lane Bowling Centre with the capacity to hold 128 bowlers. There is a bar and food served throughout. At ‘Late night Glow Bowling’ the lights are dimmed and the lanes come alive with GLOW IN THE DARK, ULTRA VIOLET lighting effects and music. www.deer-park.co.uk Mon-Thur: 4pm-10pm / Fri: 12pm-midnight / Sat: 10am-midnight / Sun: 10am-10pm Golf Course Road, Livingston, EH54 8AB - 01506 446699 APR 2012 - issue (16)

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Delta Force Paintball Delta Force Paintball provides world class paintballing in Scotland. In addition to the scenery, incredible game zones provide players with an adrenalin-fuelled day of paintball action all year round. www.paintballgames.co.uk Weekends + 1 Weekday - check online for details Off Burnhouse Road, Dechmont, Livingston, EH49 6PL 0844 477 5050

Go Ape - Beecraigs It’s not in the dictionary, but if it was, Go Ape would be described as a ‘tree top adventure’. A dollop of breathtaking scenery; a smattering of tree-top wires, crossings and wind-in-your-face zip wires; finished off with a liberal dose of people in search of their inner Tarzan. www.goape.co.uk Check Web Site for opening times and bookings The Park Centre, Beecraigs Country Park, Linlithgow EH49 6PL 0845 643 9215

Five Sisters Zoo The Five Sisters Zoo was established in 2005 and is the only wildlife attraction centre in West Lothian. With over 100 different species of animals, birds and reptiles from all around the world your visit will be a fun, enjoyable and educational one - all ages. www.fivesisterszoo.co.uk Open 7 Days a week - 10am - 6pm (5pm Winter half of year) Gavieside, West Calder, EH55 8PT 01506 871 111

Overboard Soft Play Overboard Soft Play is an exciting indoor Soft Play and entertainment venue for kids aged 0-11 yrs. They have it all, from chutes to ball pits to go-karts to ball cannons. With an underwater theme and seperate play zones for different age groups and abilities, your children are sure to have a great time from the minute they arrive until it’s time to go home. www.overboardsoftplay.com Wed - Sun: 10:15 am - 6:00 pm 3 St Andrews Way, Livingston, EH54 8HQ - 01506 873888 Page 48

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This was Ramis’ first feature film and was a major boost to Dangerfield’s film career; previously, he was known mostly for his stand-up comedy. Grossing almost $40 million in the U.S. alone (16th highest of the year), it was the first of a series of similar comedies. A sequel, Caddyshack II, followed in 1988, although it was not nearly as successful or well-received. As of 2010, Caddyshack has been televised on the Golf Channel as one of its “Movies That Make The Cut”. Page 50

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