Author: Paul Jones

TUNESDAY Track – Flowered Up, ‘Weekender’

It’s Tuesday at STACK HQ, and that means one of our esteemed staff members picks a ditty they’re listening to today and explains why they’re so fond of it. Today’s tune: Flowered Up’s Weekender chosen by STACK’s Paul Jones Ask me what else Flowered Up did other than Weekender and I wouldn’t be able to tell you. But what a track – and video – it is! Back in the day, Weekender was good to listen to getting ready to go out, while you were out on the town and when you were putting the pieces back together again when you got...

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FIFA 18 – Pitch Perfect

FIFA is back for another year. Creative director Matt Prior talks about the new motion technology system used in the game. It’s always a guessing game for FIFA fans when trying to determine where the team at EA Sports will focus its improvements/enhancements. Undoubtedly, feedback from the previous iteration forms a significant part of this process, but the devs have an overarching plan of where they want to be with the game. FIFA on PS4, Xbox One and PC is now in its second year on the Frostbite engine, and this, according to EA Sports creative director Matt Prior,...

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Taboo: Season 1 on DVD and Blu-ray September 6

Tom Hardy took his idea for Taboo to his father, writer Chips Hardy, who was initially reluctant to be involved, but finally acquiesced and agreed to flesh out the concept. Hardy also plays Thomas Delaney, an enigmatic character who unexpectedly returns to England in 1814 to bury his father and lay claim to a piece of land on the West Coast of America called Nootka Sound. Delaney, thought to have been lost at sea after spending time in Africa, soon becomes embroiled in a dispute between the American government and the nefarious East India Company over his inherited stretch...

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Finally, I played the Call of Duty: WWII private beta

Here’s how Paul spent his time with the Call of Duty: WWII beta. Juggling responsibilities as a parent and a gamer is an ongoing struggle… I was away on a family holiday last week when the PS4 Call of Duty: WWII private beta went live. Having played – and thoroughly enjoyed – WWII at E3 this year, I was eager to get involved again. While trying not to wish away the quality time spent with the family, I did have my eye on Friday night all week. Bowling through the door on Friday evening, the kids were thrown in the bath,...

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