Archive for December, 2009

Have you ever wondered?

Posted in Music on December 31, 2009 by RevStu

…what it would sound like if someone took Fuck Buttons, pumped them full of fizzy pop and Starburst and Japanese cartoons for three hours and then kicked them onstage? If you have, it’s your lucky day.

(Hats off to John X.)


Freebie of the day

Posted in Games, iPod with tags on December 30, 2009 by RevStu

Another cute Donut Games title for iPod/iPhone goes free. This time it’s Jungle Crash Land – the main game is a cute little City Bomber derivative with clever puzzle elements, but the Star Pilot minigame is excellent.

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Cheap stuff: expensive

Posted in Games, iPod on December 30, 2009 by RevStu

Man, I wish I had a Mac so I could run this program.

I’ve just been totting up my end-of-year expenses, and it seems I’ve downloaded 686 apps in seven months or so of having my iPod, and spent a total of £244.02, which is beyond any reasonable doubt the most money I’ve ever spent on games software in one year, but also represents an average per-app price of just under 36p. If only there was some conclusion we could draw from this.

Ariston, and on

Posted in Games, Music on December 30, 2009 by RevStu

Alert and veteran WoS viewers may recall this featurette from some years back, documenting the then-lost legendary Ariston adverts using the theme music from the Game Boy version of Robocop. Well, t’other day someone posted a link on their blog to a cover version of the same theme music, and then someone else tweeted a reply linking the first person to the WoS page.

I spotted this thanks to excellent Firefox plugin Echofon, and the first person made a new blog post linking to a different Ariston ad with the GB tune. Spotting that led me to the real treat, though – a better-quality, two-and-a-half-minute full-length version of the ad, containing both the clips we’d previously linked and more besides. Modern technology, eh?

Tiny Cartridge blog post containing second short ad

Full-length version:

Freakiest white-goods ad ever? You decide.

Official WoS merchandise No.1

Posted in General on December 21, 2009 by RevStu

A sort-of bargain at just £9.99 (plus p&p)! The ideal Christmas gift! etc.