How to Kill an Hour (or five) as a Passenger

Have you got a big summer holiday planned? Many of us will be spending our summers in this country, driving to a coastal destination to enjoy time on the beach with our friends and family. Even if you are travelling abroad, you might be either doing so by car or hiring a car at the airport. Summer holidays often include a lot of driving. 

This can have many advantages, the main one usually being that you have your car (or a car) for the duration of your trip. If you’ve bought a great car from Jagtechnic, why should you have to rely on public transport while you are on holiday? But, long drives can be boring, especially if you are a passenger. So, what can you do to pass the time on a long car journey?

 

Create a PlayList

Now, the music tends to be the driver’s domain, so it would be good if you could both come up with an agreed playlist. Spend some time setting it up before your trip, so you’ve got lots of fantastic tunes to listen to alone the way. 

 

Swat Up on Road Trip Games

There’s very little more old fashioned than a road trip game. In the days of portable DVD players and tablets, they’ve somewhat gone out of use. But, they can still be a fantastic way to pass the time. If you’ve got kids in the car, stick to the family classics like eye spy or red car. But, if it’s an adults-only road trip, a few adult road trip games could be great fun and have you laughing all the way. 

 

Take a Nap

If the driver doesn’t mind, try to get your head down for a short nap. Take a travel pillow and wear comfy clothes and you’ll soon nod off. If possible, take turns driving so that you both get a rest, but remember to make sure you are both insured to drive before you leave. 

 

Be The Navigator

Traditionally the passenger has always been the map man. The navigator, that’s armed with a map book and plans all of the stops and routes along the way. But, now we tend just to spend our time shouting at a sat nav. If you want something to do, buy a map book and get stuck in, turning the sat nav off first to avoid arguments. 

 

Look After the Driver

As the passenger, it should be your responsibility to take care of your driver. Sometimes, this will mean checking the map or finding a stop along the way. But, it can also mean opening a drinks bottle or sweet and even scratching an ear. Think of yourself less as passenger and more as drivers assistant. 

 

Take in the Sights

In our busy day to day lives, we so rarely get the chance to really look at the world around us. Use this time to take in the sights, to see what you can spot, and to pick out places that you’d like to come back to for a proper look. 

THE GUARDIAN features The Switch!

The Guardian   Marcus Bronzy’s other podcast “The Switch” has been featured alongside world famous TechCrunch and the legendary Kurupt FM in The Guardians Podcasts of the Week! We’re incredibly proud to be recognised by such a huge institution that is The Guardian and a brand new podcast too! Check out The Guardian’s article by clicking here! Please see below the original article: Launched by podcasting heavyweights Acast and audio production giants WiseBuddah, Launchpod aims to find the UK’s next hottest podcast! Our very own Marcus Bronzy is on the LaunchPod shortlist for his Podcast ‘The Switch”

For all those who were eagerly awaiting hearing something from new from our Marcus, can do so RIGHT NOW! The pilot has been released for all you to get into your ear holes. Open your ears and mind to the people behind the tech that we all know and love!

Listen by clicking here!

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The Switch – Marcus Bronzy

Marcus’ podcast finds human stories in the world of technology, focusing on the people who are using tech to “switch things up” in the world we live in, and the way tech affects our everyday lives. Marcus is a TV, radio and podcast presenter and producer.

(LaunchPod)

LaunchPod’s a super cool initiative which gives people the chance to create podcasts and share them with a much wider audience with Acast/WiseBuddahs help!

So, What was the competition?

Each semi-finalist will work with Wisebuddah and Acast to produce a pilot episode.

These three pilots will be made available on Apple Podcasts, the Acast app and other podcast platforms. While listeners will vote for their favourite. The listener vote will be considered by the judges and a winner will be announced.

The winning podcaster will work with Wisebuddah to bring the first series of their production to life! They will host their podcast on Acast and receive launch, content, artwork and promotional support from the Acast team.

(LaunchPod)

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Judgement PS4

Judgement – Worth An Hour?

 

 

Haunted by his past, disgraced attorney Takayuki Yagami takes up arms as a private detective, clawing his way through Kamurocho’s underground crime network to investigate a string of grisly murders.

Judgement is created by the team that brought us the amazing Yakuza series. It’s an incredible game that brings you to the edge of your seat time and time again. It’s a physcological thriller, which will see the lines between justice and mercy teeter on the edge.

The game isn’t all run and gun action either. In Judgement you have to track suspects, discover clues and bring evidence to court. Consequently, also have to keep your witts about you though as those who seem to be your friend may be your foe and vice versa!

However, when there is action, there is action! There is Hollywood style action with combat sequences and cinematic twists that keep the action going. Which keep you engaged in the story! As there is a 2 different combat styles that you get to use, Crane Style, which allows you to mash up your opponent, street fighting style. Or play as the Tiger combat style and overwhelm opponents with powerful strikes.

Judgement Features

  • Dual Audio: Switch between the Japanese and English VO tracks at any point during the game. Experience Judgment using whichever language you prefer.
  • Dual Subtitles: Subtitles change based on which audio track is selected – Japanese or English. Japanese voice subtitles are presented in a way that represents the traditional Yakuza experience. While English voice subtitles match the English script.
  • Localization Pedigree: Furthermore Judgment’s localization has been handled in-house by SEGA of America’s talented Yakuza series localization team.

Judgment marks the first time in over 12 years that a game set in the Yakuza series universe has received an English dub for its Western release. A starstudded English voice cast brings Judgment to life. Greg Chun takes on the role of Judgment’s protagonist, Takayuki Yagami, supported by Crispin Freeman, Matthew Mercer, Cherami Leigh, Yuri Lowenthal, James Hong, Ed O’Ross, Amy Walker, Matt Yang King, Fred Tatasciore, Brian Mcnamara, as well as guest appearances by SungWon Cho, Cristina Vee, Max Mittleman, and many more.

(Playstation)

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Charlie’s Angels: A new generation

Those of you old enough to remember Charlie’s Angels and then the remake with Lucy Liu will be glad to know that another remake is in the works! The amazing franchise is set for a brand new tale with the next generation of Angels. If the trailer is anything to go by, this franchise is set for yet another smash hit on it’s hands!

Charlie’s Angels is directed by Elizabeth Banks. It will feature an all star cast including: Kristen StewartNaomi ScottElla Balinska. Plus Elizabeth Banks stars in it herself alongside Djimon Hounsou and Noah Centineo. Plus Sam Claflin and Patrick Stewart also star.

Charlie’s Angels Plot

Elizabeth Banks directs the next generation of Angels – Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska – working for the mysterious Charles Townsend. Charlie’s Angels have always provided security and investigative skills to private clients, and now the Townsend Agency has expanded internationally, with the smartest, most fearless, most highly trained women all over the globe – multiple teams of Angels guided by multiple Bosleys taking on the toughest jobs across the world. When a young systems engineer blows the whistle on a dangerous technology, these Angels are called into action, putting their lives on the line to protect us all.

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The Switch – LaunchPod 2019

Launched by podcasting heavyweights Acast and audio production giants WiseBuddah, Launchpod aims to find the UK’s next hottest podcast! Our very own Marcus Bronzy is on the LaunchPod shortlist for his Podcast ‘The Switch”

For all those who were eagerly awaiting hearing something from new from our Marcus, can do so RIGHT NOW! The pilot has been released for all you to get into your ear holes. Open your ears and mind to the people behind the tech that we all know and love!

Listen by clicking here!

Please review, rate 5* and subscribe, we’d love for him to win!

The Switch – Marcus Bronzy

Marcus’ podcast finds human stories in the world of technology, focusing on the people who are using tech to “switch things up” in the world we live in, and the way tech affects our everyday lives. Marcus is a TV, radio and podcast presenter and producer.

(LaunchPod)

LaunchPod’s a super cool initiative which gives people the chance to create podcasts and share them with a much wider audience with Acast/WiseBuddahs help!

So, What was the competition?

Each semi-finalist will work with Wisebuddah and Acast to produce a pilot episode.

These three pilots will be made available on Apple Podcasts, the Acast app and other podcast platforms. While listeners will vote for their favourite. The listener vote will be considered by the judges and a winner will be announced.

The winning podcaster will work with Wisebuddah to bring the first series of their production to life! They will host their podcast on Acast and receive launch, content, artwork and promotional support from the Acast team.

(LaunchPod)

Click here to read the previous post on LaunchPod

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This your favourite Stranger Things Character?

An How To Kill An Hour favorite, Stranger Things is back for a 3rd season very very soon. Our friends at musicMagpie have compiled and analysed over 64 MILLION tweets based on Stranger Things. Why? Well to discover the internet’s most favoured characters!

Stranger Things’ most talked about characters

Eleven topped the list that of characters that fans couldn’t stop talking about with a total of 1,018,636 tweets discussing the young hero. Whilst Will Byers came in second place with 794,083 mentions.

  1. Eleven – 1,018,636 mentions
  2. Will Byers – 784,083 mentions
  3. Steve Harrington – 465,510 mentions
  4. Dustin Henderson – 385,663 mentions
  5. Mike Wheeler – 358,450 mentions

Stranger Things’ most loved characters

Lucas Sinclair came out on top here with 86% of tweets about him being joyous. Closely followed by Jim Hopper with 83% joyous tweets.

  1. Lucas Sinclair – 86% joy
  2. Jim Hopper – 83% joy
  3. Steve Harrington – 81% joy
  4. Jonathan Byers – 80% joy
  5. Joyce Byers – 78% joy

Stranger Things’ most popular power couples

In the first two seasons, a number of different couples, both romantic and platonic emerged and fans were quick off the mark to get behind their favourites.

Mike and Eleven generated the most talk online, with 143,931 tweets. However, it was a bromance between Dustin and Steve in season 2 which made fans the happiest. With an incredible 94% of the tweets sent about them being joyous.

Other points….

Fans were talking about Eleven’s snack of choice a lot too. Eggos got 70,592 mentions online, Steven’s hair got a lot of talk online too, in both season 1 and 2. It got a total of 17,061 tweets whilst 82% of which were joyous.

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Lexus Jet

Men In Black: Lexus QZ 618 Galactic Enforcer jet

Sony Pictures’ highly anticipated Men In Black has recently premiered in New York. However, something else caught our eye, the world debut of the Lexus QZ 619 Galactic Enforcer Jet. It’s a first in Lexus’ new jet-class fleet.

Although, for now, it’s only available to Men In Black agents unfortunately. This super cool jet is powered by hybrid transformer technology. We don’t know what that is here at How To Kill An Hour, but whatever it is, it sounds cool and it sounds FAST!

So, with the push of a button the QZ 619 Galactic Enforcer Jet transforms from a 2020 Lexus RC F Sport Coupe into the worlds most powerful Identified Flying Object, an IFO. So it doesn’t get shot down, duh! However, currently it is the only Lexus available in the darkest black in the universe: Umbra Black.

“The Lexus jet reflects the future of the Lexus brand – the far, far distant future. With the most advanced alien-fighting technology, performance and sophisticated styling, it’s in a class of its own.”  Lisa Materazzo, vice president of Lexus marketing.

“The Agency” was able broker a top secret exchange of knowledge with an undisclosed alien partner. Lexus was able to secure Quasar Power Source2 Technology (QPST). That uses the power of the nearest Active Galactic Nucleus3 (AGN). To travel anywhere in the universe in seconds. Quasi-Stellar Objects4 (QSOs) are found in every galaxy that has a supermassive central black hole. So, all QPST-powered Lexus vehicles are named after black holes.5

Men In Black, Lexus QZ 619 Galactic Enforcer Jet

Technology

  • IGPS (Inter-Galactic Positioning System)
  • Amazon Alexa* understands all seven trillion alien languages
  • Gamma ray headlamps
  • Infinite scaling technology

Performance

  • Lexus’ very latest Quasar Power Source Technology (QPST)
  • Propulsion system named after Black Hole TON 618
  • 122 MPG (Millennia Per Gallon)
  • Three driving modes: EcoDrive, SportDrive, QuantumDrive
  • 0-60 in 0.0000000000001 nanoseconds
  • Light-speed-matching capability

Comfort & Design

  • Intergalactically sourced, ethically spawned Adorian leather

Safety

  • Lexus’ latest transforming seats with a 31-point harnesses. Accommodating every body type in the universe
  • Lexus Safety System+ (LSS+) with available force field technology

Styles & Packages

  • Enforcer Package
  • Everything you need to protect the earth from the scum of the universe
  • Also available in six other colors, but naturally, Lexus recommends UmbraBlack

Lexus vehicles are the official fleet of Men in Black agents globally in the film. The Lexus RC F (the US 2020 model) stars as the Men in Black agents’ vehicle of choice for their high velocity pursuits. The luxury sport coupe recently underwent an exciting change, making it faster, lighter and even more ready to transport the Men in Black as they save the universe.”The Lexus RC F sports coupe and QZ 618 Galactic Enforcer jet provide the perfect vehicles for our team of Men in Black agents as they protect the galaxy,” Jeffrey Godsick, EVP, Brand Management and Global Partnerships, Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group.

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Maneater Shark Game

Maneater

This game, as you’d expect, doesn’t take itself seriously and follows players as they level up a shark. Yes a shark. It’s called Maneater and it’s like a cross between Jaws and GTA.

You play as a large Bull Shark who has to fight off other sharks in the waters of the Gulf Coast. Simply eat everything in sight. You also have to look for the evil human who slayed your father. Much like in the movie JAWS, you have to terrorise coastal waterways and eat many different humans. Until you find the right on of course. The game is also open world, explore sunken wrecks, lurk in swamps and even cruise the open ocean. The game has deep stats to drive your path through the game, customise your shark and evolve different parts of your body.

We don’t know about you but this looks like tons of fun!

The game developers (TripWire) president John Gibson compared Maneater to GRA when fans were treated to some footage of this crazy RPG at E3 this year.

The Maneater Devs Explain

He explained the game as follows:

“The three words that we think sum up the game best are: eat, explore, and evolve. Pete is the best fisherman in the gulf, [and] he’ll tell you he’s the best shark fisherman. He disfigures our baby shark at the beginning of the game, and he does some really nasty things, so he’s not a very nice guy.

The story of Maneater is told through the lens of a reality show called ‘Sharkhunters versus Maneaters’. It’s like GTA if you were a shark.”

Gibson went on to explain that there are  ‘three facets’ to this shark version of an RPG game, growth, life phases and evolutions.

“Growth comes about through eating things – nutrients, people, whatever you can find. And that’s kinda like your XP in the game; that allows you to level up, your shark will grow a little bit, he’ll get more powerful. Then at key phases we call ‘life phases’, you’ll make a big jump.

As you reach these life phases, you unlock evolutions, which can be applied to parts of the shark’s body. For example, you could get metallic teeth that’ll allow you to shred boats, or a powerful tail that allows you to jump to incredible heights.

Or you could get mutated lungs that allow you to spend a little more time on the beach getting those afternoon snacks.”

The E3 2019 trailer takes players through the Gulf Coast, you’ll progress from a small baby bull shark to a full grown beast. The story? Well Scaly Pete is a Fisherman who is seeking revenge for the death of his father. You guessed it. By a HUGE shark!

(Comic Book  / LAD Bible)

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Blood & Truth

Blood and Truth PSVR – Worth An Hour?

Blood & Truth VR – Worth An Hour?

PlayStation's Blood and Truth is the PSVR all fans of the Getaway (remember that?) have been waiting for. It's an explosive action movie blockbuster esque game, set in London. Mr Midas asks is it Worth An Hour?PlayStation London Studio

Posted by How To Kill an Hour on Thursday, 20 June 2019

Blood and Truth is the PSVR all fans of the Getaway (remember that?) have been waiting for. It’s an explosive action movie blockbuster esque game, set in London.

A crime-ridden London underworld. You play as an elite soldier called Ryan Marks. Your mission? To save your family from a ruthless criminal empire! Sign us up! (Only in video game world though!)

The action is breathless and a little over the top, but that’s what makes it so much fun! You can drive, parachute and even rappel across the city! The story is packed with twists and turns, guaranteed to keep you interested for hours! What makes it all that much better? You get a unique soundtrack that’s like a classical movie soundtrack! Not only that Grime music is also a sound bed in this game.

You can play with either a Dualshock 4 controller or two Playstation Move Motion Controllers. Our reviewer, Mr Midas, played it with a Dualshock 4 and found it a little hard. So we’re suggesting using the Motion Controllers if you have them. Overall we found this game to definitely be worth an hour of your time. Just make sure your VR legs are well and truly worn in. You’re going to need them!

(Playstation)

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

14 Mins of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order – Impresses at E3!

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

14 Mins of IMPRESSIVE Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was shown off at E3! More in the first comment below!

Posted by How To Kill an Hour on Tuesday, 11 June 2019

A HUGE amount of gameplay was shown at this years E3 of a game that is highly anticipated amongst Star Wars fans. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order! 14mins of pure uninterrupted gameplay was shown, highlighting what the game will look like once it’s released this November. We are very very impressed here at How To Kill An Hour and haven’t seen a game like it for a while!

Plot

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a single player, third person, action-adventure game that is being developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by EA. The game is set in the Star Wars universe shortly after the events of Star Wars Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.

You play as a former Padawan. A Padawan who is on the run from the Empire. However you myst complete your training before Imperial Inquisitors discover your plan to revive the Jedi Order. As with many Star Wars films and games, you are accompanied by a trusty robotic sidekick. As well as a former Jedi Knight you must escape the wrath of the Empire in a story driven adventure game.

A story which takes you across ancient forests, windswept rock faces and haunted jungles. With the benefit of being free to decide where to go and when to go there. As you progress through the game you are able to unlock new powers and abilities. Opportunities to open up to re-traverse maps in new ways. Even use the Force to augment the way that you explore.

You are also able to combat the Empire in a number of ways with the innovative Lightsaber combat system, partnered with the Force you’ll be working your way though the Empire in no time! This game looks very pick up and play like, but may need some time with it to truly master!

(Amazon)

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