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Science Fiction Round 55: Wibbley-Wobbley

2016/01/30 Leave a comment

I read a Star Trek novel focused on time travel lately, and it was a blast.  The book is titled “Watching The Clock,” with the heading of Star Trek: Department of Temporal Investigations.

It's... a stylized clock thing, that definitely never shows up in the book.

It’s… a stylized clock thing, that definitely never shows up in the book.

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Science Fiction Round 54: Your Very Own Pet Triceratops

2016/01/24 1 comment

I’ve been playing a game called ARK: Survival Evolved lately, and I have some thoughts as a result.

The basic premise of the game is that you’re dropped, all-but-naked and initially alone onto an island… which is teaming with extinct fauna.

Which, naturally, includes dinosaurs.  I’ve been enjoying the game a lot, but getting repeatedly eaten by giant vulture isn’t for the faint of heart.

A note of warning: the game has intensely good graphics… which can barely run on my computer, with all the quality properties turned all the way down.  (Hardware note: my laptop is about three years old, so newer machines may do much better.)

Here's one of the game's promo images. Yes, you can ride the raptors. Even better, they have feathers! Like all the cool dinos.

Here’s one of the game’s promo images. Yes, you can ride the raptors. Even better, they have feathers! Like all the cool dinos.  (I also note that the actual female character model doesn’t have a bare midriff in the game.  That would be bad, what with all the things trying to eat you, and the insect bites, and…)

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