As you may have noticed, we have not been doing well at keeping the site or podcast updated. This site is a hobby for all of the contributors and we all rely on free time. Sadly, this is something we have not had because real life doesn’t care about the internet. I wanted to put this out there so everyone can understand…We have not abandoned the site. We are victims to real life events and our time to update the site has become scarce. With all of that said, we are not going away. Content/podcast may be a little scarce for a while, but we will update as best as we can. Hopefully, in the coming weeks/months we will get back to where we were. Providing you with all of the fun and geeky news you search for. Please just bare with us as we work out life’s events. Thank you for all of your support!
This is a little behind, but since Doctor Who is starting again this weekend I felt like I should inform you. If you don’t know, BBC is running a 5 part mini-series online leading up to the first episode of Doctor Who called “Pond Life”. The series is 5 brief minute long shorts showing some of the shenanigans that happens when we’re not watching. Tomorrow will be the last webisode…so if you’re a Doctor Who fan go check them out! The first installment is above.
If you’re a fan of Dungeons and Dragons, chances are you are familiar with the Gamers series. The first, low budget Gamers movie went off to become an underground hit. In 2008, The Gamers: Dorkness Rising expanded on the universe and is now a cult classic within the gaming community. And now, they are back to continue the tradition, with the filming of the third installment – Gamers: Hands of Fate.
If you were a fan of the first two films, if you know to hide behind a pile of dead bards, if you play Dungeons and Dragons, or if you’re just a geek who believes in supporting local and indie projects, head over to Kickstarter and donate a few bucks to help make this film a reality.
The BBC blog has announced the official return date of the Doctor will be Saturday, September 1st 2012. The beloved series returns with opening episode “Asylum of the Daleks” to get the ball rolling.
If you’re like me the wait for the Doctor can seem like forever so starting Monday, August 27 and continuing through the week the BBC will begin showing “The Pond Life”. Not much is known about the 5 part mini-series at the moment but the BBC blog had this to say.
Featuring the Doctor, Amy and Rory, this five-part mini-adventure premieres on this site at noon on Monday with parts 2-5 stripped daily across the week. Written by Chris Chibnall and directed by Saul Metzstein, the omnibus version of Pond Life will be shown on the BBC’s Red Button on Saturday, 1st September.
Chris Chibnall commented, ‘Pond Life provides us with a lovely opportunity to catch-up with Amy and Rory since we saw them at the end of the last series. It opens with the Ponds at home and gives us an insight in to just what happens when the Doctor drops in and out of their lives. Travelling with the Doctor is one of the greatest things you can do, but it’s fun to spend a few moments looking at the chaos he can also bring.’
Caroline Skinner, Executive Producer, said ‘Chris has written a beautiful, heartfelt and wickedly funny piece about the adventures the Ponds have been having with the Doctor since we last saw them on-screen. It’s not long till the series itself will be back with a vengeance – but in the meantime, Pond Life is a truly heart-warming piece about our best-loved companions and their madcap relationship with their raggedy Doctor.’
“The Pond Life” sounds like an excellent lead in to the new series and I cannot wait to see the new adventures of the Doctor and co.
I have always been a .Hack fan. I watched .Hack//Sign and played through most of the original .Hack games. Lately I have been catching up on the anime series which made me think a few things. With all of the MMOs out there, why has no one tried to introduce some sort of hidden event like .Hack? WOW always has world, seasonal, and end game events…What if they decided to leave one little NPC to drive a hidden quest line that could tie in to reality? This type of event would be perfect for folks like me who want to play the game, but not spend every day doing daily quests or dungeons. If you don’t know what I’m talking about I urge you to look into the .Hack//Sign anime series. What do you think? Is this something that would be a game changer for all the MMORPGs out there?
This past weekend Trekkies from all over the nation gathered in Las Vegas for Creation Entertainment’s Official Star Trek Convention. I attended this event and, as always, it is quite an experience to be surrounded by people who love (are obsessed) with the same thing.
This year marked the 25th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation and notable TNG cast members were present, including the hilarious Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner and Michael Dorn (to name a few). For me, the highlight of the weekend was the Star Trek: Voyager reunion. Kate Mulgrew is surprisingly hilarious and the chemistry between the cast members was electric and entertaining. If you get a chance, this panel is definitely worth watching.
If you are interested in attending any future events, click here to check out Creation Entertainment’s website.
The next batch of single player DLC for the hit game Mass Effect 3 has just received an official release date via the @Bioware twitter handle. The DLC will be available for download on Xbox 360, PS3, PC’s on August 28th 2012 with European PS3 players joining in the following day of August 29th.
Early details of the Leviathon DLC indicate Shepard will be hunting down and possibly allying with a rouge Reaper. Bioware also released a batch of new wallpapers to celebrate the release.
You have to give credit to Masashi Hamauzu for stepping up and really delivering the music Final Fantasy deserves. He had some big shoes to fill, Nobuo Uematsu is not any easy composer to replace. It was a shock to hear that after nearly 20 years Nobuo Uematsu decided his time was done.
Masashi Hamauzu was first hired on to assist Nobuo Uematsu with the score for Final Fantasy X. He was lead composer for Final Fantasy XIII’s soundtrack. Masashi was also the main composer for Dirge of Cerberus , which was performed by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. As of January 20, 2010, he has left Square Enix. What a short lived but phenomenal career. Final Fantasy XIII and XIII-2 are among my new favorite gaming soundtracks. Continue reading →
Last week Marvel released the first issue of Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe. If you’ve listened to the podcast, you know that I have recently gotten back into comics. I always ignored them as a kid because I hated reading, but I appreciate comics (and reading) more now that I’m all grown up. I downloaded the first issue through Comixology on day one and I have to say, it’s pretty epic. Today was the release of the second and it was just as good. For those of you who don’t want spoilers and are Marvel fans, I highly suggest picking this up or downloading it. So far the story is interesting, but in order to fully enjoy it you will need to not analyze things. Impressions and spoilers (if you haven’t read it) after the break. Continue reading →