BattleTech is Returning to Your Computer!

Battlemechs are giant armoured robots that require great skill and luck to pilot. These pilots are called Mechwarriors. Mechwarriors live and die by their wits and their lasers and a bad day for a Mechwarrior will usually mean he or she is dead. I’ve been a fan of the BattleTech game and universe ever since it was first created by Jordan Weisman and  L. Ross Babcock III for FASA Corporation in 1984. As the years have passed the original wargame has evolved, taking on greater depth and has been enhanced by a multitude of fiction and background books. When computers … Continue reading BattleTech is Returning to Your Computer!

Armada by Ernest Cline. A Nerdy Celebration of Science Fiction.

In 2011 Ernest Cline‘s first book, Ready Player One, was published much to the joy of geeks and nerds everywhere. I didn’t get around to reading it until 2013, but since then I’ve been awaiting Cline’s follow up novel ever since. On Tuesday 14 July the wait was over and Armada appeared on my Kindle. Ready Player One was set in a dystopian future where most people interacted daily through the greatest MMO ever created, OASIS. His latest offering is set in the here and now and is the wish fulfilment of every teenager that ever sat in a class … Continue reading Armada by Ernest Cline. A Nerdy Celebration of Science Fiction.

Calling All Hoopy Froods

On 8 March 1978, BBC 4 broadcast the very first episode of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and a phenomena was born. Here was a series that made tea, dressing gowns, two headed president aliens, and knowing where your towel is cool again. The world would never be the same. Then in September 1984 Infocom, the creators of that wonderfully addictive text game Zork, released an equally sleep depriving game in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy based on said series and created in conjunction with Douglas Adams. Now the BBC has announced that the game will be re-released … Continue reading Calling All Hoopy Froods