Author: Paul Jones

It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad stunt

Ever seen a plane fly through a billboard? Stanley Kramer’s It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World featured some incredible aerial sequences. The flyer was a stuntman called Frank Tallman. He had learned his flying skills during the Second World War, taking his aeronautical prowess into the movies. One of the iconic scenes from the film involved a plane flying through a highway advertising billboard. The Beech C-18S was flown by Tallman, and required pinpoint accuracy; it was an outrageously dangerous stunt. Some sources claimed that the billboard was covered with balsa wood while others stated that they were...

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TUNESDAY track – Curve, ‘Horror Head’

It’s Tunesday 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: Curve’s Horror Head chosen by STACK‘s Editor-in-Chief Paul Jones. Curve, Horror Head | July 6, 1992 Paul – Horror Head always reminds me of driving from Pitlochry, Scotland, to Huddersfield, England, with no windscreen in the car.  The song, that still sounds as good today as it did back in 1992, popped back into my head recently after spending some time with Slowdive‘s new...

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News: E3 hands-on with Assassin’s Creed Origins

How did Ubisoft’s next Assassin’s Creed stack up? I didn’t finish Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. It was the first Assassin’s Creed title I haven’t completed and I’ve been with it since the beginning. After three hours I decided I’d come back to it, and never did. That’s not to say I have lost enthusiasm for the franchise – far from it; I was thrilled to learn of Assassin’s Creed Origins and its Egyptian setting. Today I got the opportunity to go hands-on with it, playing two modes: a quick look at the campaign and a new gladiatorial-style mode giving you the chance...

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News: Five Star’s showing at E3 2017

Five Star had a broad selection of titles at this year’s E3. Thankfully, the show floor was less populated on the last day of E3 2017, allowing easier traversal for our final appointments. First up was UK studio Rebellion, known for its Sniper Elite franchise, for some behind closed doors sessions with new IP Strange Brigade and a remastered version of Rogue Troopers. Strange Brigade was a great place to start and a real surprise. Knowing nothing about it before we sat down with the devs, options existed to play co-op – probably the best way to experience the...

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