Mass Effect 3 and its Ending

So, tonight, after almost a month of play, and after completing all missions on Hardcore difficulty, I am now onto the final mission of Insanity difficulty. That, in itself, is probably not the biggest statement, however, this is coming from a guy who traded a burger for the first title in the series, and then […]

Taegukgi – Humanism and Antihumanism

It probably doesn’t happen often in anyone’s lifetime, and, more so, perhaps, in my own cynical one, that a media text resolves in a way to reveals to you a pivotal shift in your world view. I just finished watching Je-Kyu Kang’s Brotherhood (태극기 휘날리며, 2004), and I had one of those moments. Firstly, it […]

Push it, baby – Beyerdynamic DT150 / 250 Ohm

I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore Toto… This is definitely not a pair of headphones you want to stick into a youngsters iPod. Not that you would really have that problem… Really. To make an analogy the Beats headphones from Monster could be considered the Lamborghini Countach of cans: very pretty, but about as useful for […]

FBI kills Megaupload. Precursor to SOPA/PIPA?

Two days ago, Wikipedia, along with a host of other influential online identities, such as Google, Wired, WordPress and Mozilla (responsible for the advent of Firefox), instated a 24 hour blackout in protest of the SOPA/PIPA bill currently making its way through the US legislature. As of 4.25pm yesterday, authorities in New Zealand acted on […]

New year, new toys, and lessons I learned from 2011 – Part Deux

So, to the second and happier part of this mini-series of a blog post (this is taking forever!). With all of that rage swimming throughout my head during the inevitable downtime in the film making season around new years, I summoned up to courage to finally go “big” in updating my microphone kit. With great […]