Robert Easton: A Thousand Voices You Didn’t Know You Heard

To begin this story, I first must explain what Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax are. In basic terms, it is a concept where comedians provide a commentary to a movie that makes fun of, or “riffs”, the movie. In the case of Mystery Science Theater 3000 it was a bunch of B-movies, mostly from the 1950s and 1960s. With Rifftrax, it is any movie that strikes their fancy. You just download the audio file and sync it to your DVD. This story begins with the Rifftrax version of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. In this movie we find Captain Kirk […]

Erik McKetten’s “Mass Effect Andromeda” Trial Copy Review (PC) (Minor Spoilers)

Over six hundred years after he first crawled into the cryotube, David Ryder snaps awake and sits up. His face is twisted into an inhuman rictus of confusion. The smirk he gives one of the attendants helps to explain his confusion: Ryder is a douchebag. Now he’s not a douchebag by game design – he’s a douchebag by my own design. My viewers and readers know I have a hell of an addiction to Mystery Science Theater 3000 and one of my all-time favorite episodes is “Space Mutiny.” In that movie the “hero” is a douchy muscle-bound moron played by […]

Hellion follow-up: “In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream ‘WTF?!?’”

Full Disclosure: I received Hellion for free from Zero Gravity Games. Three weeks ago I wrote an article on the upcoming Early Access release of “Hellion” by Zero Gravity Games. Hellion, for those who missed it, is a first-person, realistic, space survival game. The premise is simple: you are an average, every-day citizen of Earth who is on a colonization mission to the new star system called “Hellion.” Along the way, while in cryogenic sleep, something goes wrong. When you awaken you find yourself alone in a lifepod in the Hellion system. Nothing of what you were expecting is there: […]

Star Citizen Alpha 2.6.1 to Live!

Star Citizen Alpha 2.6.1 to Live!

Star Citizen Alpha 2.6.1 to Live! after a brief 2.6.1e PTU Hello Citizens,We will bringing the Live servers down to update to Star Citizen Alpha 2.6.1!   Patch Notes: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link//15743-Star-Citizen-Alpha-261 Known Issues: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/faq/liveknownissues 2.6.1 Feedback Thread: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/spectrum/community/SC/forum/4/thread/placeholder-official-star-citizen-2-6-1-feedback-t   Thank you for your patience, and we are excited for you guys to experience Alpha 2.6.1 and the first build of Spectrum! If that was not enough for Friday backers were introduced to the first full live release of Spectrum Spectrum Alpha 0.3.0x New Features New broadcast features allows application to reload on update New setting allows to disable display of image […]

Star Citizen Alpha 2.6.1d is now available for all backers on PTU!

Star Citizen Alpha 2.6.1d is now available for all backers on PTU!

Star Citizen Alpha 2.6.1d  – 505720 is now available for all backers on PTU! Welcome to Star Citizen Alpha Patch 2.6.1d, PTU Testers! For the complete 2.6.0 PTU patch notes, you can find them at https://ptu.cloudimperiumgames.com/comm-link//15701-Star-Citizen-Alpha-261 Your launcher should should show “2.6.1-505720” as the client version. It is strongly recommended that players delete their USER folder for the Test client after patching, particularly if you start encountering any odd character graphical issues or crash on loading. The USER folder can be found (in default installations) at C:\Program Files\Cloud Imperium Games\StarCitizen\Test. Please review our current list of Patch 2.6.1 known issues, […]

What is Hellion and Why am I Excited?

What is Hellion and Why am I Excited?

It’s no secret to my viewers that I am a fan of space games. It is also no secret that I am a fan of survival games. So when someone tells me there is a space survival game coming out Soon™, my ears perk up. And, being a fan and backer of Star Citizen, when they tell me the release has been delayed, I sigh knowingly. I’m not sure when Hellion’s first tentative Early Access release date was, but I know the latest one that it missed was January. This caused me some consternation as I had been relying on […]

Star Citizen Alpha 2.6.1c is now available for all backers on PTU!

Star Citizen Alpha 2.6.1c is now available for all backers on PTU!

Star Citizen Alpha 2.6.1c  – 505151 is now available for all backers on PTU! Welcome to Star Citizen Alpha Patch 2.6.1c, PTU Testers! For the complete 2.6.0 PTU patch notes, you can find them here: https://ptu.cloudimperiumgames.com/comm-link//15701-Star-Citizen-Alpha-261 Your launcher should should show “2.6.1-505151” as the client version. It is strongly recommended that players delete their USER folder for the Test client after patching, particularly if you start encountering any odd character graphical issues or crash on loading. The USER folder can be found (in default installations) at C:\Program Files\Cloud Imperium Games\StarCitizen\Test. Please review our current list of Patch 2.6.1 known issues, […]

Movie Review: Arrival – Yes (No Spoilers)

Movie Review: Arrival – Yes (No Spoilers)

When Eric Clapton first saw Jimi Hendrix play live, his hands reportedly fell from his guitar and he walked off stage. Backstage, he was found trying to light a cigarette with shaking hands. He remarked, “Is he really that good?” There are certain artists, certain works of art, that when they come along others in the field just step back and question their own worth. I have a feeling “Arrival” will become one of those movies that other movie makers sit back and go, “How can I ever live up to that?” In the movie industry there have been many […]

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