The Japanese language version of Chinese state media site China.org.cn recently ran an article titled "Four Major Trends in Aircraft Carrier Development." Guess one of those trends is Battlestar Galactica art.
Typically "larp"—which stands for "live action role playing" game—is one of those words that can outright kill the mood. (No offense, larpers!) But this? This sounds a-ma-zing.
Actual Battlestar Galactica games have been pretty awful. Most fan-made mods never end up being finished. But Diaspora, one of the more promising attempts to put players in the cockpit of a Viper (or a Raptor), has actually made it to the finish line, and is now available for download.
The Battlestar Valkyrie, Bill Adama's last command before taking control of the Galactica, isn't exactly as famous as the show's namesake, or even the Pegasus. But it looks magnificent in this LEGO recreation.
It's not a game, either. That would be too easy. No, the kids are making a proper flight simulator, with hydraulic cockpit, instrument panels, the works.
In the same vein as the previously wonderful Game of Thrones RPG parody video, CollegeHumor has posted a mock-up of what a SNES RPG based on the recent Battlestar Galactica series would have looked like.
A swell Battlestar Galactica mod for Nexus drew the attention of NBC Universal, who sent a cease-and-desist over to ModDB, which had been hosting the work on it. And 19 other BSG mods. All have been wiped out.
It's a sad world we live in when the best Battlestar Galactica games available are a rather dry MMO and some fan-made mods.
Space combat sims, much like their terrestrial flight sim counter-parts, aren't quite as popular as they used to be.
With the San Diego Comic-Con right around the corner, Activision pulls back the curtain on the top-tier talent lending their voices to Spider-Man: Edge of Time and X-Men Destiny. It's good to see Val Kilmer is still alive, isn't it?
Syfy and THQ have begun production on the two-hour Red Factions; Origins television movie, with stars from Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who spinoff Torchwood, Stargate Universe, and everyone's favorite liquid metal Terminator joining the cast.
Remember that Battlestar Galactica mod, Diaspora, we showed you a few months back? It's got a new trailer, and I am weak at the knees.
We're pretending the last Battlestar game didn't exist. We are also, sadly, trying to pretend this web-based MMO is actually a space shooter that looks as good as this trailer.
Bear McCreary, the man behind a wicked-cool name and the music of Battlestar Galactica, is working with developers Zipper to produce and record SOCOM 4's soundtrack. Better still, you have a chance to hang out with Bear at his secret studio next week.
I've always loved the video for Sabotage, by the Beastie Boys. I love it more, though, when its hokey 70's cop show footage is replaced - scene for scene - with clips from Battlestar Galactica.
After a run of over five years, Battlestar Galactica finished over the weekend, and there's a hole in my heart. Probably one in yours, too. One that needs filling.
Tricia Helfer has about two months to work on her speech, because she's the latest in the keynote lineup for NVIDIA's visual computing conference in San Jose in late August. And, being a hot former-supermodel-turned-actress and all, she had better come up with something good or I expect all the
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