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Ever since I was a wee child I’ve been a big fan of space combat games, all the way back to Wing Commander and Star Wars Tie Fighter. The virtual starfighter scene has been a little stale since Star Wars Galaxies added a space combat portion to the game. That is why I was excited to see that there is a new free to play Massively Multiplayer action/space combat game coming later this year. Black Prophecy is based in a universe crafted by sci-fi author Michael Marrack, and is being developed by Reakktor Media GmbH. The game sports some excellent visuals and what looks to be a robust upgrade system.

I’ve always been a little conflicted when it comes to playing first person shooters online. On one hand, it is a special brand of visceral fun which is filled with camaraderie and tasteful competition. On the other hand, it can be a disappointing playground of angry, maladjusted morons. In the upcoming first-person shooter Brink from Bethesda they highlight both sides. The game boasts the ability to customize your very british looking roughnecks in to a myriad of different muscle-bound scary looking killers. It also features an interesting movement mechanic that will level the playing field by automatically move your character to cover.

Enjoy the newest trailer in which a crap load of ugly Brit meatheads kill each other.

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by PopMatters Staff

10 Mar 2010


We all know Google wants to run the world, right? OK, that’s was kind of a joke. Here’s a video that basically shows how there might just be a nugget of truth in that notion.

British comedian, raconteur, writer and all-around Renaissance Man, Stephen Fry, talks about why your life may be more fulfilling if you don’t believe in the afterlife.

Being a child of the ‘80s, when the first live action Transformers film came out, a tear came to my eye for the pure joy. After watching the second live action Transformers film, I teared up yet again, this time in disgust. So, when I heard that they were coming out with a new transformers game that is not based on the films, I was hit with a mixture of excitement and dread. The game and film studios tried to cash in on both recent movies with video game offshoots, which were both released to bad to mixed reviews. The new game does not take place on our planet, instead it takes place back on the Transformers own soil… or silicon, back on their home planet of Cybertron. The trailer below is the first to feature real game play footage and it looks promising.

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The Best and Worst Films of Spring 2015

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"January through April is a time typically made up of award season leftovers, pre-summer spectacle, and more than a few throwaways. Here are PopMatters' choices for the best and worst of the last four months.

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