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

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 […]

50 Years Later, and Monterey Pop is Still a Seminal Event

50 Years Later, and Monterey Pop is Still a Seminal Event

This weekend marks the 50th Anniversary of the seminal event, the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 in Monterey, California. Monterey Pop is considered by many music historians to be the first modern rock festival. It was the first time pop music (what we would come to call rock by the 1980s) was so big it received its own dedicated venue for a weekend. The fairgrounds alone held up to 9,000 audience members – something only eclipsed by The Beatles and Elvis in arenas at that point. Estimates range from a minimum of 25,000 to over 90,000 people were in the […]

Beyond Good and Evil 2 – Competition for Star Citizen?

Beyond Good and Evil 2 – Competition for Star Citizen?

An unlikely competitor has emerged! One of the most fun filled and exciting previews out of E3 was Beyond Good and Evil 2! Not having played the first one, I have no idea what is happening with this story line, but if the in-game action comes anything close to what the this promotional video shows, then this game is going to be a lot of fun! So what does this have to do with Star Citizen you ask? Nothing! Except that we have yet another game promising seamless transitions from the surface of a planet into space, and back down to […]

New Logitech pad will charge your mouse!

New Logitech pad will charge your mouse!

It is one of those “why was this not a thing before?” type moments. It makes perfect sense, your mouse pad doubles as a charging pad for your wireless mouse! The new technology dubbed “Powerplay” allows you to always have your mouse fully charged as long as it is on the pad. Since your mouse will never leave the pad unless you dog gets a hold of it, gone are the days of having to stop in the middle of a game to replace the batteries or hook up the cable to charge up the mouse. Logitech claims they spent […]

AMD Ryzen sale 23% off

AMD Ryzen sale 23% off

AMD has struck the sweet spot with budget gamers with the Ryzen line, offering a well priced chip that performs brilliantly! Well, it just got better because those chips are now 23% cheaper! The Ryzen 7 1800X, 1700X and 1700 are all on sale through your favorite online retailer, this is preempting the release of the much anticipated 16-core Threadripper line of CPU’s due this summer. There is no official release date for the Threadripper, but AMD has been on a roll over the past years and die-hard Intel fans on bit PC related sites like r/pcmasterrace are leaning more […]

Red Dead Redemption 2 looks amazing!

Red Dead Redemption 2 looks amazing!

PC gamers might not be the biggest fans of the stunts that Rockstar Games have pulled in the past. Delays are always expected, originally RDR2 was supposed to be released in Fall 2017, but has now being pushed back to Spring of 2018. Rockstar has built RDR2 from the ground up specifically for the new generation consoles. They cite this as the reason for the delayed release as they want to ensure they can deliver the best experience across platforms. In other words this is industry talk for “we ran into some horrible issues we need to sort out before we […]

Batman: Arkahm VR Review

Batman: Arkahm VR Review

GAMEPLAY : Needs improvement  Although as Batman the player is given a few gadgets to fiddle with, none are used in a fashion that pays respect to the action sequences the Arkham series is known for. Instead players use gadgets to solve kindergarten level puzzles as you try to solve a murder in Gotham. This type of gameplay is acceptable when used as a tool to show off the power of VR to your casual gamer friends and family but hopefully Rocksteady has used this technical experiment to lay the foundation for a proper action oriented Batman game in the future. STORYLINE […]

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Cure for My Blues

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Cure for My Blues

In the not-too-distant past, some Saturday or Sunday in the 1990s, there was a kid named Aric who was a little different from most of his friends. He lived in a small town in Washington where the epitome of culture was seeing how many Oly stubbies you could shotgun before the local high school football game and still manage to not fall down on the bleacher stairs. While other kids his age were outside playing games with such wonderfully hateful names as “smear the queer” – where one kid gets the football and everyone else tackles him in a dogpile, […]

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

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 […]

The TESTGaming.TV Game Review Scoring Guide:

This article simply serves as a handy guide for understanding TESTGaming.TV’s rating system for PC games. First of all, we only apply the score system to a game that is feature complete. IE: Betas or release candidates. No alphas or pre-alphas. It is not fair to the developer, even if they have released the game as an alpha, to apply all these metrics to a game that is not feature complete yet. Second of all, if it is a game with a definitive end, the reviewer owes it to the developer to attempt to play the game to the end. […]

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