The Zero Hour

Reviews, rants and oddities on video game and film culture.

Monthly Archives: November 2011




Due to my overwhelming Uni work load, it’s looking unlikely I will be making a new Silent Reviews episode for a few weeks. There will be remastered versions of the earlier episodes being posted to blip with small tweaks every Saturday in the meantime, however I will not be publishing them on the site, because there’s no real need to. But keep an eye open on twitter and tumblr for when they’re posted.


Keep the internet free.…

I’m aware that this is still early and there is a very real chance this could nor happen, but equally there’s a chance it could and getting people aware is my main intention here. Even if (like me) you’re not American, it will affect everyone in the world, as America is still a large source of output on the internet. Besides, when one of the most powerful nations in the world backs something like this, it’s inevitable to snowball into the EU and other parts of the world.

The US Government is currently discussing 2 bills, that will allow copyright holders to block any website that they believe infringes copyright. Not only would this break any kind of net neutrality and the entire www. concept, but it would also mean the end of youtube, twitter, tumblr, 4chan and many other sites, maybe even cause the loss of jobs for some internet reviewers (such as myself) It’s also a direct violation of free speech and the American constitution. Please sign the petitions, talk to your congressmen and keep the internet free.

On a personal note, if this happens and spreads, I will lose any chance of becoming a video reviewer, and there’s a chance this site will even be shut down. I do not want this to happen.

My top 10 song lyrics of all time

I don’t talk about music as often as I could on this site, I occasionally write a pop song review as The Zero, but I haven’t done of those in a long while. Anyway, music is such a big part of my life, sometimes there’s really nothing better than that perfect track that just sums up how you feel, and it has this amazing power to lift you up or to help your imagination run wild. I run a separate site called Infinite Oceans, which is where I write short stories completely inspired by music tracks I listen to, it’s that much of a big deal for me. I don’t want to get into the debate of what makes a perfect song, and the examples I’m going to list probably aren’t “the greatest song lyrics ever” but they’re just my favourite (as of the time of writing, this could all change in a few weeks).

Oh yeah, I think there may be some strong language and probably some kind of metaphors for drugs, sex and other subjects, so you’ve been warned.

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