Movie Review: Arrival – Yes (No Spoilers)

Movie Review: Arrival – Yes (No Spoilers)

When Eric Clapton first saw Jimi Hendrix play live, his hands reportedly fell from his guitar and he walked off stage. Backstage, he was found trying to light a cigarette with shaking hands. He remarked, “Is he really that good?” There are certain artists, certain works of art, that when they come along others in the field just step back and question their own worth. I have a feeling “Arrival” will become one of those movies that other movie makers sit back and go, “How can I ever live up to that?” In the movie industry there have been many […]

Editorial: Star Citizen, Streaming, and PTSD

Editorial: Star Citizen, Streaming, and PTSD

Yesterday, October 16, 2016, marked a thirteen year anniversary which, in spite of my best intentions, I vividly recall each and every year. On October 16th, 2003 in Karbala, Iraq, three members of my first United States Army unit were killed in action. Their names were Corporal Sean Grilley, Staff Sergeant Joseph Bellavia, and Lieutenant Colonel Kim Orlando. These wasn’t the first deaths in Iraq I faced, nor would they be the last. But it was a turning point for me as a human being and a soldier. Colonel Orlando, despite his rank and the fact that he was my […]

Captain Richard Reaches 10K Followers!

Captain Richard Reaches 10K Followers!

In case you missed it last night, Captain_Richard was doing a 10k follower celebration and giving away $1000 worth of ships! The whole thing exploded and he had upwards of 2000 viewers on at one time! For those of you that don’t watch streams, currently the top spots on Star Citizen get around 250-500 viewers when they stream, so this was gigantic by Star Citizen standards! The stream was fast paced and full of energy, chat was exploding and hype levels soared with every 5th subscriber to his stream triggering a hype train celebration! By the time I called it a […]

Star Citizen patch knocks out internet… for all of Kotaku Australia

Star Citizen patch knocks out internet… for all of Kotaku Australia

I had a good laugh when I saw this because I have had the same experience many times until I figured out this one weird trick! For some reason, the Star Citizen patcher loves to suck bandwidth. All of it! A recent article from Alex Walker, writer for Kotaku.au, reveals him having the same humorous experience of being responsible for a major outage. Read more about it here: http://www.kotaku.com.au/2016/08/star-citizen-got-me-blacklisted-from-our-office-internet/ Problem is, people did notice. The whole office in fact — because not longer after the crowdfunded gargantuan space epic began patching, the internet for the whole office went down. I had […]

TEST Squadron Sees Surge in Membership

TEST Squadron Sees Surge in Membership

Gamescom 2016 is considered by many early backers to be a major turning point for Star Citizen’s development. Many of the promises and ideas mentioned years ago are starting to become reality, and for the first time, we got to see the procedurally generated planet  and a new landing zone. The official Star Citizen twitch channel saw record viewership as word spread about the new king of space sims. Citizens who were previously on the sidelines and decided it was time to jump into the game and pledge their support. TEST Squadron, being the premier organization in Star Citizen has […]

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