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Archive for October, 2003
Lots of cover images, PKD-inspired art, book/story summaries, etc.
But Endless Ages caught my. Why?
Because it was written, supposedly, by only 4 people. Now that is impressive. How it plays though, is another story. But it is an FPS RPG, supposedly….
This is for Craig…Ballad of Bilbo Baggins
Yup, the holidays are coming and what better way to celebrate than with a few carols. Cthulhu Carols that is!
Two free MP3 songs and a couple of samples. (I know that saying free MP3′s ought to cause our hit rate to soar!). Fun stuff.
From the Bad Astronomy Bulletin Board. Its got it all. Science fiction, star trek, a poll and babes. Go Pete!
Ever wonder how the U.S.S. Enterprise would hold up at Mach 5? Me neither. But the science geeks at the University of Queensland Department of Physics did wonder. See their results.
Science Fiction News of the Week has news that the recently released Indiana Jones Boxed DVD Set (which I got for $33…) is on track to become the best selling DVD box set ever, with about 600k sold, IN ITS FIRST DAY of release.
Now, Mr. Lucas, I believe you have to opportunity to blow that number away, but you actually have to produce the DVD set. IJ generated $28 million in one day, just think what Star Wars would do.
Oh, and give us both versions of your films. The originals, and the CGI enhanced ones. Its the least you can do for us, considering Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones…
There is a new MMOG (its not really an RPG) that just went live. Its been in the works for about 5 years. Ouch!
So, from what I’ve seen, it looks like a SIMs-like game, and, really, it seems to be pretty much a glorified chat UI. Sure you can do stuff in the game, chat, shop (?!), do stuff with online friends, etc., so There seems to be going for the socialization aspect of online gaming, rather than going with a ‘game’. I guess that could be fun, depending on what kinds of stuff you can do in game, and it better be cooler that what you can do in real life, otherwise, what’s the point?
I did see that two of the activites you can go involve some sort of hover board and a personal rocket backpack. Oh, and there was a dune buggy race too. If these are actually interesting, I don’t know.
On the plus side, signing up now gets you the game for $20 a $5/month charge ($30 and $10 if not a charter member). The special prices look really good, heck the regular prices aren’t too bad either, but I don’t know what all you get with that and I’m not sure what the future development plans are.
From my perspective, There seems to be aiming at the more casual gamer, which is a good thing. More people means more games which means better games, etc. Someone will eventually create the breakout MMO(RP)G, but I’m not sure this one is it. EQ, while successful, isn’t a game that appeals to the masses, and neither is SW Galaxies. Again, I’m not sure what that game would look like. But we’ll hear about it when it happens…
Oh, and they have a free 14 day trial offer.
and now it has.Looney Tunes – The Golden Collection is a 4 DVD set with 56! Looney Tunes cartoons. Sweet. This one just hit my wish list. I wonder if Wally World will carry it for $33 too?
Seeing how we can’t do them here, I set up a Yahoo! Group to do them. If you’re interested, head on over there and join the group. I think its open.
Is the latest Peter David Star Trek book, Stone and Anvil. Why the Baen bandwagon? Because Baen has gone totally nuts with placing CDs in its latest hardcover books with tons o’ stuff on it. David’s book will include a CD-ROM with all 16 previous New Frontier stories, all in eBook format.
Hats off for including the stories, but as for reading on a computer (or PDA) screen, meh….