Halo Infinite - what am I missing?
Another E3 2018 announcement - Microsoft's Halo Infinite. I've liked all Halo games I've played up to now, even though I have not completed all of them, and I have yet to play Halo 5: Guardians, so I was pumped about Halo: Infinite. I didn't know it was coming, I was surprised and elated at the existence of an announcement trailer...and then it tell flat. The trailer tells me nothing of
Assassin's creed Odyssey trailer
Tuesday, Jun 12 2018 03:30 | Assassins Creed, E3, Entertainment, Greece, trailer, ubisoft, VideoGames, XBOX, youtube
Just by luck yesterday YouTube suggested the Ubisoft livestream from E3 (oh internet overlords, you know me so well!), and I tuned in just as the trailer for Assassin's Creed Odyssey came on screen. I love the trailer, I love that I am able to pick a character, I love that it's going to be set in Greece during the peloponnesian war, I think I like the Bioware RPGness of the game. There
Cyberpunk 2077 trailer
Seems like some big announcements were made today and yesterday at this year's E3. I hadn't even seen anything regarding this game in the game press (not that I was paying particular attention) but this game looks likeit could be a lot of fun, wrapped up in an interesting story.
Vemon is coming!
I'm not really caught up with all my superhero movies (but I am more 'caught up' with Marvel than DC, so that's something). There is a new trailer out for Venom which looks pretty awesome. The only thing I know about this character is really what I learned by playing Maximum Carnage on the Sega Genesis about 20 years ago...so that's really a long way of saying "I don't know much".
Where's camptain pike?
Seems like old school fan films (pre CBS guidelines) are pretty quiet. Axanar seems to be 'working' on it, and Pacific 201 sends some periodic updates. Captain Pike on the other hand seems MIA. I think this might be one of those casualties (or maybe a study case for kickstarter risks). Too bad that it looks like this won't come out (especially considering that Pike will be
Love notes to Newton
Now I wish I had known about this crowdfunding campaign a while back (I don't often visit indiegogo, but I do keep an eye out on kickstarter from time to time). This is a documentary, that luckily was partially funded about one of the most awesome mobile platforms in computing history: the Apple Newton. I can't wait for this to come out :-) Love Notes to Newton (Preview) from
Overload is coming!
It took a while, but this kickstarter is almost here (to be released at the end of May). I haven't been playing the betas (even though my kickstarter pledge allows me to) to get totally immersed when it's released. It's been a while since I played a game of this sort (since Descent, actually!)
Colony Season 3 coming soon!
May seems a little late, but it will be here soon enough! So will Colony season 3! The trailer for it came out a few days ago and I am all excited about it! My only worry is that we're treading into "Falling Skies" territory here. Falling skies started strong and it really fizzled out. It's as if the creators didn't know what to do with the series. A protracted war would be
Victory is Life! The next Star Trek Online expansion
"Victory is Life" is a saying of the Jem'Hadar, one of the subjugated races of the Dominion (...or is it "in the Dominion"?) who are, basically, the warriors of that alliance. It is also the name of the next expansion for Star Trek Online which is hitting PCs his coming summer (I sure hope it's not concurrent with the Summer Event on Risa!). I do find it a little odd that the developers chose
Saturday, Mar 3 2018 19:25 | Defiance, Entertainment, MMORPG, PC, Sci-Fi, shootEmUp, trailer, video games, VideoGames, XBOX
Looks like Defiance (the MMO) is getting an update. The updated version launches this summer and is called Defiance 2050. The television show took place starting in 2046, so I guess the developers might be moving the timeline a little forward (well, the show was 3 seasons long, so many it picks up the story after the show?). On the good side of things it seems like they are streamlining the
Stargate Origins trailer
It seems that prequels are the new rage when it comes to sci-fi on TV. Here is the most recent trailer for Stargate: Origins (no...nothing to do with the Book of Origin and the Ori). It seems interesting, and hopefully it goes beyond to 10-12 mini episodes (10 minutes each) that it is originally planned to run. I still want them to do a post Universe show (maybe even go back to the Destiny!)
Assassin's Creed Origins: Launch trailer
Wednesday, Oct 25 2017 11:40 | Assassins Creed, Entertainment, trailer, video games, VideoGames, XBOX
Even though I am 3 games behind in this series (and a whole generation of consoles behind), I am looking forward to eventually playing this game :-). I wonder if we see aliens come down and land/crashland on earth in ancient Egyptian times, or if we're dealing with the the fallout of discovering the ancient artifacts at this period in history :)
Launch trailer - Wolfenstein New Colossus
Wednesday, Oct 18 2017 11:03 | Entertainment, politics, trailer, video games, VideoGames, wolfenstein, XBOX, youtube
The launch trailer for the next Wolfenstein game, a game that picks up where the previous game left off - with a Nazi occupied american continent, is now available. So many games to play once I am done with my dissertation ;-). Make American Nazi-Free Again!
Street Fighter V arcade trailer
Friday, Oct 6 2017 12:44 | arcade, Entertainment, steam, streetFighter, trailer, video games, VideoGames
It's hard to believe that it's been 30 years since Street Fighter was originally released... I am also surprised that there is no Xbox One release for the game. I guess I will be playing it on Steam...(at some point in the way way way future)
New Discovery trailer
This one is from the recent San Diego comic con, for the upcoming Star Trek series. It seems interesting. While I do like Star Trek, and I will watch the broadcast pilot, I don't know if I am a hardcore-enough fan to shell out money for All Access. Just put it on Netflix and Hulu and be done with it :p. Looking at some of the consume designs, they seem pretty interesting, but
Έρχεται το Ready Player One!
Monday, Jul 24 2017 09:02 | comiccon, trailer, Βιβλία, Ελληνικά, Ταινίες, Ψυχαγωγία, επιστημονική φαντασία
Κάπου είχα ακούσει πως το επώνυμο βιβλίο θα γυριζόταν σε ταινία, αλλά βασικά το είχα ξεχάσει. Με το comicon στο Σαν Ντιέγκο την περασμένη εβδομάδα είδαμε και το trailer λοιπόν αυτής της ταινίας. Το trailer, αν δεν έχεις διαβάσει το μυθιστόρημα,
Metroid: Samus Returns
Tuesday, Jun 27 2017 17:19 | 3DS, E3, Entertainment, GameBoy, metroid, nintendo, trailer, video games, VideoGames
One of the games I forgot to look for a trailer for last week was Metroid: Samus Returns, which is a modern version of Metroid II which came out in 1992 (25 years ago!!!) for the original GameBoy. A good friend of mine had this game (and had beat it). As was common back then, we traded game cartridges and I tried to beat this game by starting at the beginning, but I found it frustrating.
New from Nintendo at E3 2017
Wednesday, Jun 14 2017 14:41 | 3DS, E3, Entertainment, nintendo, supermario, Switch, trailer, video games, VideoGames
Some really nice looking games announced by Nintendo at E3 yesterday. Some on the switch, some on the 3DS. I like the concept of the switch, but I can't really justify getting one considering that most of what I want to play is on the xbox one...Super Mario Odyssey trailer: Yoshi Trailer: Kirby Trailer:
Tuesday, Jun 13 2017 01:30 | Entertainment, Humor, shootEmUp, Television, trailer, video games, VideoGames, XBOX, youtube
I love Terry Crews ;-) Now all this game needs is a Jake Peralta recruit haha.I wonder if I need an Xbox One X to run this. I seriously don't see a reason to buy an xbox one X over an xbox one S given my own gaming habits.
Wolfenstein II trailer (woot!)
Monday, Jun 12 2017 16:17 | Action, bethesda, Entertainment, trailer, video games, wolfenstein, XBOX, youtube
Fresh from this week's E3There appears to be a sequel to Wolfenstein: A new Order coming out for the xbox one called Wolfenstein II: A new Colossus. Looking forward to this installation of kicking Nazi butt in an alternative reality
Assassin's Creed Origins
Monday, Jun 12 2017 07:44 | Assassins Creed, Entertainment, trailer, ubisoft, video games, VideoGames, XBOX, youtube
Yesterday, at this year's E3 conference, we got new of the next Assassin's Creed. I guess the rumors (or wild wishes?) from some fans came true: Old Egypt (looks like Roman times) is now the setting of the next game which will chronicle the beginning of the brotherhood. Can't wait! Wonder if it will have an Ancient Aliens vibe ;-)
Castlevania - the TV Series!
Saturday, May 27 2017 02:30 | castlevania, Entertainment, NES, netflix, nintendo, Television, trailer, video games, VideoGames
It seems like Netflix has a Belmont up its sleeve! Soon (I hope) an anime-style Castlevania series will be hitting Netflix. I think that this teaser trailer is well done (hope the series is well done too!). I wonder how they will tackle the lore...
Star Trek First Frontier trailer
I came across this trailer for a fan film which seems to be following the Enterprise's first captain, Robert April. Looks interesting and well made. Wonder what the final one episode will look like :-)
Mass Effect Andromeda is here
Need to finish my 360 backlog so I can get an Xbox one start playing these ;-)
Mass Effect Andromeda: Trailer 2
While I do miss the original crew of the Mass Effect Universe, this trailer looks awesome. Can't wait for the game to come out (PhD productivity plummet in the future :p ?)
The renegades are coming!
It's been about a year since the premier episode of Renegades (formerly Star Trek: Renegades), but the new one is coming out in a couple of weeks. The series has gone a transformation from something set in the Star Trek universe to being its own thing, thanks to certain lawsuits over fan films... I am curious to see how things tie together, or if this will be just a reboot of the fan series
Watchdogs 2 - trailer
Tuesday, Nov 15 2016 01:00 | Action, dissertation, Entertainment, PhD, School, trailer, video games, VideoGames, watchdogs, XBOX
One of the reasons to get the dissertation done sooner rather than later ;-)
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare trailer
A new call of duty game is coming out soon! (well it might be out, but without a current generation console I can't play it yet). This trailer looks good, and it appears to tackle the topic of alien invasion of earth :) I wonder if it keeps within the continuity of the previous CoD games I've played...
Resident Evil: The final chapter trailer
Saturday, Aug 13 2016 04:00 | Action, Entertainment, ResidentEvil, survivalHorror, suspense, trailer, video games, VideoGames, youtube
Woah! I think I need to do a marathon re-watch of all resident evil movies in preparation for this ;-)
Here's the new ship --> NCC 1031
The ship for the upcoming Star Trek TV series (Star Trek Discovery) has been announced at comic con this year! Given its ship registry (NCC 1031) it seems like this series will be taking place before the original series. Wonder if we're going to be seeing the beginnings of Captain April...The ship, the Discovery, seems a little reminiscent of the ship designs for Phase II - the Star Trek
Agents of Yesterday official trailer
Wednesday, Jun 29 2016 01:30 | complaint, Entertainment, Games, MMORPG, online, StarTrek, trailer, video games, VideoGames, youtube
I was not convinced that I would be starting up a new character for this expansion, but after this trailer I am pumped! I may just create a new UFP character, do the faction specific missions, and then just use DOFF missions to level up to level 60. I might even skip most missions that I've done (at least) 4 times already. I guess this character falls into the tertiary category because
Star Trek Bridge Crew - pretty cool!
Wednesday, Jun 22 2016 02:00 | E3, Entertainment, StarTrek, trailer, video games, VideoGames, VirtualReality, VR
I was not expecting a game like this from UbiSoft (and, what the heck? is this blog turning into star trek all the time?!). In any case, this game seems quite interesting in terms of what it does with virtual reality. Also seeing Star Trek Alumni getting into the game and seeing their enthusiasm about this is pretty infectious ;-)I tend to be more of a solo player, even within MMOs
Super Mario Maker - the movie
A little humor found recently on the interwebs...
Sonic Boom: Fire and Ice
Friday, Jun 17 2016 03:00 | 3DS, E3, Entertainment, nintendo, platformer, Sega, sonic, trailer, video games, VideoGames
It is a little odd, for me, to be seeing a sonic game on a nintendo platform - but times have changed :) I am looking forward to this!
Titanfall 2 trailer
Thursday, Jun 16 2016 08:30 | Action, E3, Entertainment, trailer, video games, VideoGames, XBOX, youtube
Another interesting game coming out soon. I have the original TitanFall in my collection of games that I have yet to play, but the trailer makes it look promising ;-) Maybe once I am done with Bully on the xbox I'll pick up Titanfall. I still have loads of time before I get an xbox one LOL. No rush.
Dishonored 2 looks interesting!
The trailer for Dishonored 2 looks pretty interesting! The interesting games for xbox one keep piling up - I wonder if I can make it to the end of dissertation to buy one ;-)
Star Trek Beyond: trailer 2
Now THIS trailer looks way better than the first one! Of course the main question in my mind is this: If the Enterprise gets destroyed in this one, what will the NCC 1701-A look like? ;-) And, will it come with new uniforms, sort of like Wrath of Khan, or will they go in an alternative direction? Imagine if they went sort of like the uniforms that they (almost) used in Star Trek:
Saturday, May 21 2016 02:30 | 24, Action, dissertation, Entertainment, PhD, School, Television, trailer, youtube
Woohooooaaaaa! Fall semester is looking aweeeesome! Working on my dissertation proposal AND a new 24 series! This looks pretty amazing! Wonder if there will be some Jack Bower action in some part of it :)
Ghostbusters 2016 trailer looks great! :)
I had my doubts about the New Ghostbusters film (mostly because I thought they were going with the old ghostbusters just rehashed), but this seems like it's going to be a really good film picking up from where the original quartet left off! Can't wait to see it :-)
Star Trek Beyond - first trailer
Tuesday, Dec 15 2015 10:58 | Entertainment, Facebook, Films, Movies, Sci-Fi, StarTrek, trailer, youtube
Well, the first trailer for Beyond is out... and it looks like Mission Impossible in Space. It's not that it's bad. I like the trailer - but it' just very generic looking. It looks like a generic, space, action movie that just happens to have the Star Trek logos and crew in it.Maybe other trailers in the future will be more indicative of what the movie is actually about.
Woah! Independence Day: Ressurgence!
Just caught this on one of my facebook feeds - a trailer for the sequel to Independence Day. This looks like a pretty fantastic sci-fi film (and I hope it's a great sequel). I remember seeing the original in the theaters one of my first summers back from Greece :)I did notice a noticeable absence of Will Smith though...
Wednesday, Nov 11 2015 05:00 | Defiance, Entertainment, Games, MacOS, MMORPG, Movies, Performa, trailer, VideoGames, youtube
I came across this movie trailer the other day for a Warcaft movie. I've never been much into World of Warcraft the MMORPG, I have an aversion to paying montly fees for playing games (which is why I like free-to-play games like Defiance). The last time I played warcraft, it was WarCraft 2 on my Performa 635 and it looked like this:Watching the trailer I got vibes of Avatar and Lord of
Woot! Mass Effect 4 trailer!
Well, for N7 Day (November 7th), EA released a trailer for the new Mass Effect game, apparently titled Mass Effect: Andromeda. It doesn't say much, but it does feature the voice of female Commander Sheppard. I played as the male version on the first play-through, so the voice-over was a bit of a surprise. Wonder what the game will bring!
Star Trek Online Season 8 now available :)
It's here! Finally out of beta :)Now, if only it were available yesterday when I had a day off... I guess I will have to wait until the weekend.