Discs and downloads

Discs and downloads

Eight characters, eight Vantage Points, one disappointing film...

Jamie Ewbank Thu, 14 Aug 2008, 3:01pm

Today's Leisure Lab update includes our review of Vantage Point, a fast moving assassination thriller that features a gaggle of stars and more twists than a Blackjack tournament.Sadly those twists, along with the ropey dialogue and leaden ...

Swordplay, Jedi and The Leisure Lab

Jamie Ewbank Wed, 13 Aug 2008, 5:31pm

SoulCalibur IV is a game in which ridiculous characters with preposterous swords attempt to slash each other senseless whilst spouting some of the most appalling dialogue this side of an all-night Manga marathon, so why did we like it so ...

The good, the bad and the ugly unmasked on The Leisure Lab

Jamie Ewbank Tue, 12 Aug 2008, 11:59am

Now, isn't that nice... That was pretty much our response to Replica Sun Machine, the second album from The Shortwave Set. It was good, and we'll definitely listen to it again, but sadly it won't be making any best of the year lists over on The ...

Conspiracy theories, mindless gunplay and psychedelic electronica

Jamie Ewbank Mon, 11 Aug 2008, 4:46pm

It's going to be a strange week at The Leisure Lab, one in which we'll be mixing conspiracy theories, mindless gunplay and psychedelic electronica to produce a diverse set of reviews.For starters we've been indulging our trigger fingers with the ...

The Leisure Lab is bigger and better

Jamie Ewbank Thu, 7 Aug 2008, 4:10pm

 The Leisure Lab, our software reviewing sister site, is growing up fast. We've just added a new music review channel and we're moving from weekly to daily updates. Among the goodies going up this week are Brian DePalma's controversial Iraq ...

The future of music on disc? Or just one future?

Andrew Everard Tue, 8 Jul 2008, 2:48pm

You may remember a few weeks back we ran a story about the first audio-only Blu-ray Disc release, from Norwegian label 2L. Well, quite a lot has happened since then, including the re-launch of this site, and as a result it was only last ...