CeX Blog Archive


Tuesday, 23 May 2017
Rare's best days are behind them. In the same way that the Call of Duty series started going downhill when Infinity Ward's core staff left to create and join new studios, so Rare have never been the same since some of the most experienced staff started jumping ship just before Nintendo sold them to Microsoft. This means that we'll never again see games like the ones they made during their loved-up marriage to Nintendo... right?Wrong – if Playtonic Games have anything to do with it.Playtonic ... Read More

Samsung Galaxy S8

Tuesday, 23 May 2017
Samsung’s latest flagship devices the S8 & S8+ have been wreaking havoc in the smartphone industry thanks to its new infinity screen or as Samsung like to put it, the ability to "unbox your phone". With its sleek design and obvious lack of physical buttons the S8 is set out to rival the latest additions from Apple.Let’s look at some of the positive and negative points below to find out why this is perhaps the best smartphone in the market today.Let’s start with the Pros first:Infinity ... Read More

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Monday, 22 May 2017
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe; It’s not a remaster, it’s not exactly a re-release, so what, then, is it? The best damn Mario Kart yet, that’s what. We all know the basic gist of Mario Kart, right? Characters from the Mario universe racing each other in karts (and, since Mario Kart Wii, on bikes too), collecting and using Mario-themed power-ups on the way to escape or attack their opponents. The tracks themselves are based on the Mario universe too, with recent years adding some based on other ... Read More


Wednesday, 17 May 2017
With the LG G6, LG tries to come back to reality from the future imperfect modular flagship it launched last year, the G5. It was a brave attempt no doubt, but it did not click with the masses. The G6 is back in line with previous flagships like LG G4 and its predecessors, hoping to give some competition to the likes of Samsung and Apple.The G6 boasts of a 5.7” screen at 564 ppi and Gorilla Glass 3 protection (while Samsung S8 uses Gorilla Glass 5), so your screen will still crack if it ... Read More

La La Land

Tuesday, 16 May 2017
Musicals aren’t for everyone. Some of us love the melodic intervals and the subtle (or not so subtle) embrace between reality and song, while others would rather claw our own faces off than listen to the crux of every scene being interpreted in score. As a frequent member of the latter group, ‘La La Land’, directed by Damien Chazelle, had got me feeling more than apprehensive about how I was going to view it, but given Ryan Gosling’s and Emma Stone’s track records, I knew it was a ... Read More


Tuesday, 09 May 2017
It's rare to find a child that doesn't like at least some of Disney’s animations. Recently I’ve found them a little bit hit and miss - as a child I loved every film I came across, yet lately I've found that some of them haven't quite had enough of that Disney spark. ‘Moana’ has been in the news a fair bit already (mainly down to a kids’ costume some found to be racist) but don't let that put you off as this is a classic Disney film that's well worth watching.Set on an ancient ... Read More


Tuesday, 02 May 2017
Universal Studios have taken inspiration from the global obsession with televised talent contests in their latest animation ‘Sing’. This light-hearted, family-oriented animation is written and directed by Garth Jennings, the man behind cult classic ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy’ and produced by Illumination Entertainment (‘Despicable Me’, ‘Minions’, ‘The Secret Life Of Pets’). With this calibre of talent, there’s no surprise that ‘Sing’ has been received with ... Read More

Young Offenders

Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Inspired by the events of 2007 where a rather large stash of cocaine ended up washed up along the shores of Cork, ‘The Young Offenders’ (directed by Peter Foott) follows two best friends from inside the city as they try and salvage said cocaine to earn a load of money and move onto a better path in life. Conor (Alex Murphy), not known in the area for his intelligence, is initially reluctant to go for it as his Mum (Hilary Rose) has a dentist appointment on that day so he needs to cover for ... Read More

We Buy and Sell Game & Watch

Friday, 21 April 2017
Have you heard?We now buy and sell a vast collection of Nintendo Game & Watch across our stores and on our website!In the early 1980s, Nintendo came up with the Game & Watch handhelds - small pocket-sized LCD games. As the name suggests, the Game Watch also features a clock (which also includes an alarm). These consoles saw a massive rise of popularity over the decades and were responsible for the introduction of the directional pad, which every modern controller uses.Approximately 59 ... Read More


Tuesday, 18 April 2017
There’s been some absolutely brilliant sci-fi movies out of late. From ‘The Martian’ (Ridley Scott) to ‘Interstellar’ (Chris Nolan), they’ve all started to move away from the classic invasion-style plots, and are instead going a lot deeper both narratively and philosophically. ‘Arrival’, directed by Denis Villeneuve, is another one just like that – a clever mix of science, philosophy, and wonderful visuals that combine together to create something magnificent.Dr. Louise Banks ... Read More

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