Rudy Rucker has posted his Complete Stories online. He calls it a free sample and you can buy the book if you’re so inclined. It’s been a while since I’ve done Free Story Friday here at Goug’ Blog, so hopefully these will help make up for that misstep.
The thing is, this is not just a tech demo. This is an upcoming, new, open-world Metal Gear Solid game.
“This announcement is a challenge from Kojima Productions to the world,” said Hideo Kojima.
Hideo Kojima is a writer first and a game developer second. In the early days of his career, many programmers resented his presence on the payroll because video games back then didn’t even have stories. Thankfully, Kojima’s one of the guys who changed that. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Metal Gear Solid 4 is one of my favorite experiences of all time. I’ve rarely seen a more satisfying ending in my life, not just in games, but even considering movies, books, and TV.
What do you think about the new MGS? Leave a comment below. Act now and we’ll double the offer!
Engaging travel mode just milliseconds before crashing into the police barricade is just about the coolest thing I’ve seen in a mod ever.
Says the uploader:
DISCLAIMER: There is no single “Download Link” for this mod. It’s a HEAVILY CUSTOMIZED PC project from a die-hard BTTF and GTA fan. It took me months to tweak everything and finally get it working right but I couldn’t have done it without the help of some truly great mod makers (credits/links below). Please don’t just start modifying your game without researching and backing things up first. You WILL break it.
An advanced intelligence wouldn’t even dream of building Alcubierre drives and wormhole generators until they had mastered Dyson spheres. Short of intercepting designed radio signals, detecting this type of civilization is among the best bets we’ve got for discovering E.T. Click here for the official site for the search of Dyson spheres.
Discovery has a summary in plainer English.
Speaking of Alcubierre drives, io9 has a good article for why they just won’t work, but could theoretically make a hell of a weapon.
Do you think an Alcubierre drive would work? Let’s hear what you have to say in the comments below.
I always liked this movie. One of my favorite parts is when Brooks says something along the lines of, “What, you didn’t like the character with the big hand?” when he faces honest criticism about one of his books. That one hits close to home, I’m afraid to say.
It should be noted that Albert Brooks really has written a science fiction novel (or sorts) called 2030: The Real Story Of What Happens To America. From the official site:
Is this what’s in store?
June 12, 2030 started out like any other day in memory—and by then, memories were long. Since cancer had been cured fifteen years before, America’s population was aging rapidly. That sounds like good news, but consider this: millions of baby boomers, with a big natural predator picked off, were sucking dry benefits and resources that were never meant to hold them into their eighties and beyond. Young people around the country simmered with resentment toward “the olds” and anger at the treadmill they could never get off of just to maintain their parents’ entitlement programs.
I haven’t read it yet.
Anyway, what did you think about Mother? Leave a comment below, if you want. Don’t cost nothin’.
YouTuber hahahaspam uploaded this enhanced edition of MSL Curiosity’s descent.
If you know me at all, you know I love the works of Arthur C. Clarke. As Woody Allen told Diane Keaton in Annie Hall, love isn’t even a strong enough word. I need an entirely new word for how much I love ACC. Yet, I don’t absolutely love everything he’s written. I’m not so blinded by my fandom that I can’t see the flaws in his method. It sometimes seems there are two ACCs, one who writes what we want and, well, one who almost seems like an impostor. Almost.