July 26, 2017

The Future of ‘Car Wars’ is Now!

When the original Car Wars game of futuristic automotive combat was released in 1980 it struck a chord with gaming audiences and quickly became a best-seller. The game had been inspired by the Alan Dean Foster short story “Why Johnny Can’t Speed” and fit right into a popular culture battle car movement that included movies […]

Gaming

‘Space 1999’: This Day in Fictional History, the Moon Left Earth Orbit

In the timeline of the television show Space 1999, September 13th marks the day when a massive explosion caused by stored nuclear waste knocked the Mhttp://catacombs.space1999.net/oon out of orbit and sent the 311 inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha hurtling away from the Earth. Space 1999 was a British show created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson of Thunderbirds and Captain […]

Roleplaying Games , Science Fiction , Television

Remembering ‘Out of this World’ on National Video Game Day

When Out of this World was released for the SNES in 1992, I was blown away by the that that a game on the SNES (and SEGA Genesis) could have such fantastic graphics and the game play. As a gamer who grew up on Pitfall, I was used to action based side scrolling platformers but […]

Computer Gaming , Gaming , Science Fiction

Ben Affleck Brings Classic Gangster Tale to Big Screen with ‘Live by Night’

Ben Affleck’s next film Live by Night looks to be an entertaining entry in the deep genre of gangster films. Like Affleck’s earlier film Gone Baby Gone, this new film is an adaptation of a novel by Dennis Lehane. Unlike that earlier film, Live by Night is a period piece that examines criminal organizations in post-World War I […]

Movies

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