Another great tip from long time friend of the show Sharky, has our collective ‘significant others’ moaning in distress. Lets face it people : If somebody told you you got to fly a Viper in the Battlestar Galactica universe, things like girlfriends, day-jobs, work, food and even to some extent breathable air , become secondary concerns. Remembering the massive plain of molten glass that was “our social life” after watching all 5 seasons of BSG back2back, being able do “dive back in” with this game .. is scary.
And so it should be. This beautiful game has been four years in the making by a dedicated team of programmers who must also have slipped into social oblivion if you see the level of detail this game has to offer. Not only can you fly your own Viper and ‘Kill some Toasters” ( I mean : being able to do that is a life goal .. right there !) The magic wands behind this game even give you the ability to do combat landings. YES ! Combat landings ! So spice up on your Colonial Shoptalk and be willing to “take some Ferlon” to go “Frack around” and “Nuke some Toasters” …
Oh speaking of Colonial Shoptalk. Do you have your Visa card out for this ? Ready to spend some Cubits ? (Perhaps you first need to place some bets on the Caprica Buccaneers to make sure) Well .. put it back because this game is FREE !
And you know the next level of goodness here don’t you. No need to have an expensive game console or be tied down to a specific operating system. Diaspora is available for the Mac, Linux and OSX … so you can do some multiplayer goodness with your Cross platform buddies.. So say we all !
A Dutch short scifi movie featured in Amsterdam about a boy and a girl. Are you asleep yet ? Sounds unimpressive .. doesn’t it. However the folks from “Tears of Steel” turned it into 12 minutes of awesomeness. Lets call it a passionate lovescene between Ridley Scott in Bladerunner, Minority report and The Matrix. Just watch .. just … watch ….
If connoisseurs of Technology in general are terrible at one thing, then it must be their predictions. The question “How do you think the world of technology will look in 5 to 10 years time ?” will get you the most bizarre of answers. Just look around you. We are in a world where the kings of the mobile phone (Nokia and Motorola) are dragging their feet in both sales and innovation. We live in a world where our tablets are replacing our desktops but when I walk outside to hop into my flying car .. its not there. Somehow we are terrible at predicting the future. The mythical year 2000 has come and gone more then a decade ago and, even if we have made great leaps in technological progress, some of those things touted years and years ago to be ‘the common thing in the next millennium” still aren’t there. Let me share some with you in this great info-graphic. When did Scifi writers envision some inventions that we have today .. and how late where those inventions on their predicted due date … (click on the pic to get the full chart)
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