This Date in MSTory

Sep. 3rd, 2014 04:01 am
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Posted by Sampo

1890: Pat O’Malley, who played an engineer in the season two serial THE PHANTOM CREEPS.
1903: Wilfred M. Cline, cinematographer for the movies in episodes 402- THE GIANT GILA MONSTER and 407- THE KILLER SHREWS.
1914: Ivan Pereverzev, who played Timofey Larionovich in the movie in episode 505- THE MAGIC VOYAGE OF SINBAD.
1926: Richard Markowitz, musical score composer for the movies in episodes 305- STRANDED IN SPACE and 411- THE MAGIC SWORD.
1926: Bill Couch, who played a Russian cosmonaut in the movie “Marooned,” featured in episode 401- SPACE TRAVELERS.
1931: Evan Thompson, who had a small role in the movie in episode 618- HIGH SCHOOL BIG SHOT.*
1944: Tim Donnelly, who played the clone Richard in the movie in episode 811- PARTS: THE CLONUS HORROR.*
1963: Elettra Baldassarri, who appeared in the movie in episode 501- WARRIOR OF THE LOST WORLD.*
1970: Maria Bamford, whose fiddle playing can be heard in a host segment in episode 607- BLOODLUST!*

1971: Jack Greenhalgh (age 67), cinematographer for the movies in episodes 103- THE MAD MONSTER, 107- ROBOT MONSTER and 208- LOST CONTINENT.

1994: Episode 607- BLOODLUST! (with the short UNCLE JIM’S DAIRY FARM) first shown. Mary Jo Pehl debuts her recurring role as Pearl Forrester.

This Date in MSTory is written and compiled by Steve Finley, Chris Cornell and Brian Henry. Copyright © 2014 All rights reserved. Please do not reproduce This Date in MSTory items in any form without express written permission from the authors.
* = According to the IMBD this person is alive. If you can supply evidence that he or she has died, and when, please let us know.
** = If this appears next to a birthday, the IMDB indicates that the person has died, but the IMDB does not have a full death date (probably just a month and year or just the year he or she died). If you can give us the exact date (with some sort of proof we can check), please let us know.
** = If this appears next to a death date, the IMDB does not have this person’s full birthday. If you can provide it (with some sort of proof we can check), please let us know.

This Date in MSTory originally appeared on Satellite News on September 3, 2014.

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Posted by Dan Wickline

You have to appreciate this level of Cosplaying… this is a photo that was shared on Twitter from DragonCon by Tally Dueshane. The gentleman on the balcony dressed as Commander Riker from Star Trek: The Next Generation is playing the trombone. For non STTNG fans you’d think the guy was just dedicated to his art and was practicing. But in the series Riker plays the trombone. Which makes me wonder… did the cosplayer already play the instrument and that’s what drew him to be Riker… or did he take up the instrument as part of his role? Or if he can even play at all.

And you have to wonder how much his neighbors appreciate his authenticity.


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Ghostbusters and I Both Turn 30

Sep. 3rd, 2014 03:33 am
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Posted by mythbri

My best friend gave me a Ghostbusters LEGO set for my birthday, right before we went to see the 30th anniversary re-release together. The theater wasn't crowded - we were two of perhaps fifteen altogether. But the small audience meant that everyone who was there were big fans, and that's really the best way to see movies. Also, I always forget how adorable younger Dan Aykroyd is until the next time I see Ghostbusters.


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Posted by Kelvarhin


For the first time in North America, the complete film trilogy The Lord of the Rings will be presented live, in concert, at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, New York, April 8-12, 2015. Beneath a giant screen, the Academy Award-winning scores by Howard Shore will be performed by 250 musicians, on stage, including symphony orchestra, chorus and soloists, in two trilogies, Wednesday-Friday, April 8-10, and Saturday-Sunday, April 11-12. The production is created by CAMI Music, and follows acclaimed concert presentations of the first two films of The Lord of the Rings trilogy at Radio City Music Hall (2009 and 2010).

The Lord of the Rings, In Concert, at Lincoln Center, features the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus of Lucerne, Switzerland, conducted by Ludwig Wicki, which specializes in bringing films and their scores to life, and performs an annual program of film concerts at the KKL Luzern. Soloists and chorus for the 2015 trilogy performances at Lincoln Center, as well as related forums and other events, will be announced at a later date.

The epic film trilogy The Lord of the RingsThe Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Two Towers (2002), The Return of the King (2003) – directed by Peter Jackson and based on the beloved J. R. R. Tolkien novel became an international phenomenon. Released by New Line Cinema, the trilogy is among the highest earning films of all time, and won a total of 17 Academy Awards. Howard Shore was honored with Academy Awards for Best Music, Original Score for The Fellowship of the Ring (2002) and The Return of the King (2004), and for Best Music, Original Song for Into the West, featured in The Return of the King (2004). Since 2008, more than 200 presentations of individual films of The Lord of the Rings, In Concert, have taken place in cities in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. The complete film trilogy The Lord of the Rings, In Concert, was presented in Lucerne and Munich in 2011.

Howard Shore commented on the meaning of this North American premiere presentation of the trilogy, in concert: “It was fascinating to watch the performances of individual films of The Lord of the Rings, In Concert, at Radio City in 2009 and 2010. For those events, people came from all over the world: Scandinavia, Europe, the Far East. The book has been translated into 40 languages and has attracted a global fan-base. But the fan community doesn’t often have the opportunity to come together in person and coalesce around a performance like this at the highest level. The trilogy at Lincoln Center is unique and something powerful happens – a synergy is created – in bringing together the music, live on a massive scale, with the films, in a magnificent house, and not only for one night, but presented over the course of a week. To bring the trilogy to New York is meaningful as it’s a center of the cultural world, and Lincoln Center is at the heart of New York. It’s the perfect place to play the Trilogy in its entirety. We hope that everyone who travels from near or far will feel they’ve arrived at a kind of contemporary, cultural Middle-earth.”


Howard Shore is among today’s most respected, honored, and active composers and music conductors. His work with Peter Jackson on The Lord of the Rings trilogy stands as his most towering achievement to date, earning him three Academy Awards. He has also been honored with four Grammy and three Golden Globe awards. Shore was one of the original creators of Saturday Night Live. He served as the music director on the show from 1975 to 1980. At the same time, he began collaborating with David Cronenberg and has scored 15 of the director’s films, including the forthcoming Maps to the Stars, The Fly, Crash, and Naked Lunch. His original scores to A Dangerous Method, Eastern Promises and Dead Ringers were each honoured with a Genie Award and Cosmopolis was awarded for score and song “Long to Live” with Canadian Screen Awards. Shore continues to distinguish himself with a wide range of projects, from Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, The Departed, The Aviator and Gangs of New York to Ed Wood, The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia, and Mrs. Doubtfire.

Shore’s music has been performed in concerts throughout the world. In 2003, Shore conducted the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in the world premiere of The Lord of the Rings Symphony in Wellington. Since then, the Symphony and The Lord of the Rings – Live to Projection concerts have had over 340 performances by the world’s most prestigious orchestras.

In 2008, Howard Shore’s opera The Fly premiered at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris and at Los Angeles Opera and just completed a successful run at Theatre Trier in Germany. Other recent works include the piano concerto Ruin and Memory for Lang Lang which premiered in Beijing with the China Philharmonic Orchestra in 2010, the cello concerto Mythic Gardens for Sophie Shao which premiered with the American Symphony Orchestra in 2012 and Fanfare for the Wanamaker Organ in Philadelphia. He is currently working on the score for the third film of The Hobbit trilogy.

Shore received the Career Achievement for Music Composition Award from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures, New York Chapter’s Recording Academy Honors, ASCAP’s Henry Mancini Award, the Frederick Loewe Award and the Max Steiner Award from the city of Vienna. He holds honorary doctorates from Berklee College of Music and York University, he is an Officier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres de la France and the recipient of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award in Canada.


Magnificent film music is the credo and passion of the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, based in Lucerne, Switzerland, and it’s artistic director, Maestro Ludwig Wicki. The orchestra presents about 45 concerts of symphonic film music annually in the world renowned Concert Hall at the KKL Luzern and on tour. Because the voice is frequently a key element of film music, the Chorus has become an integral part of the concert activities of the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra, participating in almost all concerts in Lucerne, and also on tour.

In 2007, the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra initiated a rich collaboration with composer and triple Academy Award-winner Howard Shore. The pinnacle of this work, the highly acclaimed soundtrack from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, was performed in 2008 as a world premiere by the orchestra, live in synchronization to the epic motion picture. In the following years, this project continued with world premieres of The Two Towers (2009), and The Return of the King (2010). In addition to other performances, the first two films of the trilogy were subsequently presented, in concert, at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

The 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus has presented a wide range of epic films as live world premieres, including Pirates of the Caribbean, Gladiators, and Disney’s Fantasia. Concert tours have led the orchestra to renowned concert venues such as the Auditorium Stravinsky in Montreux, the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, and the Palais de Congrès in Paris. Renowned film composers such as Academy Award-winners Howard Shore and Michael Giacchino, singer-songwriter Randy Newman, or Bafta Award-winners George Fenton and Patrick Doyle, have taken great pride in working with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus.

In spring 2014, the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra presented Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek: Into Darkness as live in concert premieres in Lucerne, and also in the legendary Royal Albert Hall in London.


Wednesday, April 8, 7:30pm……..The Fellowship of the Ring
Thursday, April 9, 7:30pm………..The Two Towers
Friday, April 10, 7:30pm…………..The Return of the King

Saturday, April 11, 1:00pm………..The Fellowship of the Ring
Saturday, April 11, 7:30pm………..The Two Towers
Sunday, April 12, 1:00pm………….The Return of the King

Individual tickets begin at $59. Trilogy packages are $240 for the Hobbit Package and $400 for the
VIP Gondor Package, including:
VIP Trilogy Ticket
Post-Concert Shire Reception*
Ticket to LOTR at Lincoln Center Symposium Event*
Commemorative Program Book Signed by Howard Shore
Premium Trilogy Ticket
Post-Concert Shire Reception*
Commemorative Program Book Signed by Howard Shore
* Locations and additional information to be announced

Tickets and packages are available online at, by telephone at (212) 496-0600, or at the David H. Koch Theater Box Office. The David H. Koch Theater is located at the south side of the Lincoln Center Plaza at Columbus Avenue and 63rd Street.

Connect with The Lord of the Rings In Concert 2015 community:
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Sep. 3rd, 2014 03:33 am
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Glad to join this forum and learn a whole lot of new things

Building Your Own Privacy Package

Sep. 3rd, 2014 03:53 am
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Posted by Reality

Hello all,
Im looking to get a better understanding of how to make my XP system more secure by dealing with privacy breaches and other snooping activities. Input to this end would be appreciated. It is also hoped that this will serve as something beneficial to all who are on a similar venture.

Noone_particular, has recently said something that raised my interest in that this is the last windows OS you can tweak to make secure, for example, after XP you cant close (some?) ports. I have no...

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Posted by Joel Bryan

John Milius and I are probably diametrical opposites politically (and in most other ways), but I have to admit I admire the hell out of him.  The guy simply fascinates me.  He's collaborated with people like George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Robert Zemeckis and a fella name of Francis Ford Coppola on a little flick called Apocalypse Now.  Lucas based the John Milner character from American
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Posted by Rich Johnston

When we first broke the news that Marvel had announced to retailers the Time Runs Out crossover/event of next year, Bleeding Cool reported that they suggested to retailers that this might be a reboot event of Marvel continuity.


A destruction of worlds and a birth of a new world. Certainly that’s what a number of retailers reported was being suggested.

But I’ve always thought it was a kind of bait and switch. To tease the idea of reboot, using the Jonathan Hickman’s Incursion plot a a way to do so, possibly blowing up the 616 Earth and the Ultimate Universe earth and creating a new continuity in the process. Maybe with more Inhumans and less mutants in the process.

But not actually doing that. Because Marvel has prided itself on not rebooting continuity. Shuffling thing along the decades, sure, but not doing what DC has done repeatedly and resetting everything from scratch again.

Though Editor-In-Chief Axel Alonso isn’t averse to stoking the teases

Finally, HouseFrost asks, “With ‘Avengers Undercover’ ending soon, the younger heroes on the Avengers side of the Marvel U will soon be without a title. Is there any chance of a ‘Young Avengers’ revival, or another ‘Avengers Academy’ run?

Alonso: We do have something along these lines planned for the future, though it won’t quite be either “Young Avengers” or “Avengers Academy.” But it won’t be happening until after the reb –

I’ve said too much.


No, Marvel Are Not Doing A Reboot. But They Really Want You To Think They Are

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Posted by Barclay Ballard

OnePlus One

OnePlus has announced that it will soon be launching a pre-order system for its elusive smartphone, the OnePlus One.

The handset, which offers a premium Android experience for just $299 (£230) is currently only available via a random invite system.

This means that anyone wishing to own the handset can only do so if they are invited by a current owner of a OnePlus One phone or by entering contests and promotional events hosted on the OnePlus Forums or social media channels.

However, a company spokesperson announced during a Reddit AMA that the device could become more readily available.

"We are working on a pre-orders system, we were initially aiming for September but it's been slightly delayed, hopefully we'll be ready to launch it in October".

While this is no guarantee that there will be sufficient numbers of handsets to meet the demand, it does look like acquiring the smartphone will, at least, be a simpler process.

While the handset officially launched four months ago, users have found it harder than expected to get their hands on the device.

Aside from the invite-only system, the smartphone's release has also been delayed by a software error and a failure to comply with EU font regulations.

If fans do manage to get their hands on the device, they are likely to be impressed by the top-line specs and affordable price tag. The OnePlus One boasts a 5.5-inch HD display and a Snapdragon 801 CPU for half the price of the Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8.

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Posted by Peter Bright

After a couple of months that saw Windows 8.x stop growing and even lose some usage share, August was quite a turnaround. Both Microsoft's operating system and its browser saw usage increase. Firefox, which has been on a downward spiral for almost a year now, also had a good month, picking up a few points.

Internet Explorer was up 0.45 points, Firefox gained 0.15 points, and Safari's presence also grew, up 0.16 points. Chrome, however, lost out, dropping a hefty 0.76 points in the month. For both Firefox and Chrome, this marked the end of a ten month run of losses and gains, respectively.

Chrome's mobile performance is more assured, with Google's browser gaining 1.63 points in August. Chrome's sort-of predecessor, Android Browser, fell sharply, dropping 1.35 points, though overall this still represents a gain by Google's mobile browsers. Safari was up a little, growing by 0.24 points. Internet Explorer grew for the second month in a row, up 0.20 points.

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Posted by Andrew P Collins on Truck Yeah, shared by Damon Lavrinc to Jalopnik

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport Climbs 45 Hills, Starts Under $40k

The 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport is here, and though it's quite as the space-age as the concept it's a pretty attractive SUV with an aggressive price and what looks like solid capability on paper. Also, I'm glad the "Discovery" badge is back in America.


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Posted by Marcus

Peter Capaldi has been named TV Personality of the year at the 2014 GQ Men Of The Year Awards.

The actor was presented with the award by his TARDIS sidekick, Jenna Coleman, at a special event at the Royal Opera House in London's Covent Garden.

The awards, presented in association with Hugo Boss, are now now in their seventeenth year.

On receiving the award Capaldi said
I've been very lucky because in the past I've received awards for my acting. This is the first I've received for my personality, which I assume means they've never met me. The reason I've got this award is because I got the chance to play the roll of a lifetime twice. Malcolm Tucker in The Thick Of It. And I also got to play Doctor Who. The real people who know the personality of the year are my family - my mother and my sister and my wife who have put with my personality and endured it to the point that I can get this
Previous GQ awards have been won by Capaldi's predecessor Matt Smith who was named Best Actor in 2010 and Most Stylish Man in 2011.

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Posted by John T. Haller

logoTreeSize Free Portable 3.1.1 has been released. TreeSize Free lets you scan directory size and find the space hogs to free up space on your drive. It's packaged in Format so it can easily integrate with the Platform. TreeSize Free Portable is freeware for business and personal use.

TreeSize Free is packaged with permission from the publisher

Update automatically or install from the portable app store in the Platform.

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Posted by Ricky

Screen Shot 2014-09-02 at 12.31.00 PM

Right from the start, the anthology horror film The ABCs of Death, produced by Ant Timpson and Tim League, came with one major handicap: The film is divided into twenty-six individual chapters, each helmed by a different director (spanning fifteen countries), and each assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were given carte blanche to indulge in their most grotesque impulses. Each letter is presented sequentially, and the director’s chosen word is revealed only at the end of each short – sometimes as a punch line or a revelation, and often to underscore or enlighten the segment’s theme. (weaker efforts find the directors taking a cheat). The problem is a lack of cohesion.

Highlights included T is for Toilet by British director Lee Hardcastle, Unearthed by Ben Wheatley, A by Nacho Vigalondo, D for Dogfight, X is for XXL by Xavier Gens, and the self mocking Q for Quack, by Adam Wingard. But apart from these, there weren’t many memorable segments in the first instalment of the franchise. The sequel ABC’s of Death 2 comes to iTunes and On Demand October 2 before hitting theatres October 31. Hopefully for us viewers, there will be more memorable short films in the follow up.

Alejandro Brugues, Bill Plympton, Larry Fessenden, Rodney Ascher and Vincenzo Natali are just a few of the filmmakers who participated in the project this time around and a brand new red-band trailer is out, showcasing their work. Hit the jump to check out the new ABCs of Death 2 trailer, but be warned, it’s very NSFW.

Here’s the official synopsis for ABCs of Death 2:

ABC’s Of Death 2 is the follow-up to the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning from Nigeria to UK to Brazil and everywhere in between. It features segments directed by over two dozen of the world’s leading talents in contemporary genre film. The film is comprised of twenty-six individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free rein in choosing a word to create a story involving death. Provocative, shocking, funny and at times confrontational, ABC’s Of Death 2 is another global celebration of next generation genre filmmaking.


The post ‘ABCS of Death 2′ Trailer – Over-the-Top action, Beheadings, Russian Roulette and other Graphic Violence appeared first on Sound On Sight.

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Posted by Luke Plunkett

League Of Legends: Metal Bands And Pool Parties

Chengwei Pan is an artist who has done some work for Riot on League of Legends. You've probably seen it if you play the game, as he's done art for stuff like the Pool Party and the banner image for LoL's metal band Pentakill.


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Posted by Luke Plunkett

Swordfighting, As You See It In The Movies, Is A Lie

The kind of swordfighting you see in movies and TV shows, where everything is graceful and balletic and entertaining, is fiction. Nobody ever fought like that. The real thing was messy.


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Angry ram knocks a drone out of the air and chases down photographer

Meet Ram. It rams things it doesn't like. Meet Drone. It buzzes around and films things it sometimes shouldn't. Ram meet drone. Ram rams drone. Ram chases down photographer who tries to save drone. Ram is like celebrities who freak out on the paparazzi for getting too close. Celebrities are just like us. Ram is us.


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Posted by Adam Dodd

If it was a classic, single-player survival horror experience that you were hoping to get with Atari’s “reimagining” of their longstanding horror series, get ready to adjust your expectations because Alone in the Dark: Illumination sounds like it will be entirely unlike any previous game in the series. After Illumination was revealed, it teased two firsts for the two decade-old franchise: a cooperative multiplayer mode and four playable character classes.

Thanks to some new details from the game’s PAX showing, we now know how both of these firsts are being woven into the series.

In a move that’s likely to divide horror fans, it’s very clear that Alone in the Dark: Illumination is borrowing liberally from the winning formula that helped make Left 4 Dead such an addictive multiplayer game.

The game is set in the abandoned mining town of Lorwich, Virginia. When a flood forced an evacuation, a darkness took up residence and started populating the town with all sorts of horrors. After choosing one of the four unique characters — the Hunter, Witch, Priest and Engineer — players will be tasked with cleansing the town of the Darkness that now inhabits it.

Lorwich will be divided into sections that serve as individual maps to clear of their monstrous inhabitants, either by playing solo or with a team of up to four players online.

Because light is the Darkness’ only weakness, strategy and resourcefulness will be required to survive. This can be accomplished by making good use of each character’s arsenal. There will be an array of weapons that should be familiar to any fan of the shooter genre, as well as more specialized weapons that also double as sources of light, like the flamethrower. To keep each playthrough from becoming repetitive, the map layout, enemy and item placement will be randomized every time.

The similarities to Valve’s co-op shooter series don’t end there. Since the goal is to survive long enough to reach the safe room at the end of the map, there will be Left 4 Dead style “crescendos”, like boss fights or those frustrating bits where you’re forced to wait for a door to slowly open.

Developer Pure is looking to release the game on PC this November. They hope to have the online functionality ready when the game launches, but if they’re unable to get that finished in time it’ll just be added post-release.



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Posted by Malik Forté

We have returned from PAX Prime, which means that our daily recap has also returned! If you like Japanese developed games, then you’re probably going to love what we have on the agenda for you today. Here’s a recap of all the recent happenings in gaming, starting with what you may have missed over the weekend.

Dragon Quest Heroes coming to PS4 along with a “Metal Slime” edition.

There may still be a few weeks between now and Tokyo Game Show, but that isn’t stopping Sony Computer Entertainment from letting the announcements fly! Dragon Quest: Heroes is on its way to the PlayStation 4 and is slated to release sometime in 2015. The game, which is being classified as an action RPG, is being developed by Omega Force, the folks responsible for the Dynasty Warriors series.

SLimePS4A special edition “Metal Slime” edition PS4 will launch alongside the game, which includes a Metal Slime creature disguised as a USB port cover. So shiny! Will this be PlayStation’s answer to Hyrule Warriors?


Capcom issues “help wanted” for an unannounced fighting game.

While everyone’s counting on Capcom dissipating from game publishing, the boys in gold and blue are apparently working on a secret fighting game. If the rumors that have been circulating around the web are true, we may be getting an official reveal as early as next week. Hopefully this isn’t more of Capcom’s “Hadoken Cabs” shenanigans from last year, and they actually reveal the Rival Schools reboot we’ve all been waiting for. Fingers crossed!

October 21st, 2012 @ 02:18:00

Beyond: Two Souls heading to the PS4?

Quantic Dream’s cinematic point-and-click adventure starring Ellen Page may be making the leap from PlayStation 3 up into the new generation of hardware, following the likes of titles such as Tomb Raider and The Last of Us. The director’s cut of Beyond surfaced on two German online retailers’ sites before immediately being taken down. Given the amount of remasters announced and released over the last year, we’re willing to bet this rumor’s not just jumping to conclusions.

Persona 5 Making its way to PS4.

Atlus announced that Persona 5 will be coming to the PS3 and PS4 in 2015. Not much else was revealed about the game other than the fact that it takes place in what appears to be a school setting, which is nothing new for the series. I’m not expecting this game to see the light of day in the US until the holiday season next year, but at least we have Persona 4 Areana Ultimax coming on September 30 to hold us over.

Bungie releases browser-based Destiny map, powered by Google.

There has been no shortage of Destiny tidbits leading up to its September 9 release, but when they release cool little projects like this, you can’t help but be excited by them. Bungie teamed up with Google to give us a tour of the game’s universe, and it looks like it could have come straight from the Google Maps application. If you’re lacking knowledge on the Destiny universe and the different species scattered around the game’s galaxy, you may want to look here for yourself.

And that’s it for today’s daily dose of gaming, folks. Be sure to stick around here on Nerdist for all of your breaking video game coverage, and to chat about our beloved medium, I’m only one tweet away: @Malik4play.

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Posted by Alicia Lutes

Apologies for not sending this to all of you right when it came out — we got stuck in the time vortex and it spit us out here, so we’ve just now regrouped to share this amazing cello cover of the Doctor Who theme song.

You’re likely to go quite mad, in a good way, for this cello-fied take on the iconic theme song. Because oooo-weeee-ooooo just sounds classier on a stringed instrument, doesn’t it?

Comin’ at you live from YouTubers The Doubleclicks, the sister duo regularly post videos of their songs “about D&D, dinosaurs and Mr. Darcy,” just like any good geeks would.

Okay, we admit it: we posted this simply as a way to discuss the new take on Doctor Who‘s theme song now that Peter Capaldi’s in the blue box. It’s one that’s divided fans on Twitter and other internet spaces, what with its hyper-electrified ways and semi-screeching sound. Call us old fashioned but something like this feels as though it would suit the Twelfth Doctor a little bit more, what with his love of books and learning and classical accouterment like bookshelves and chalkboards. But maybe that’s just us?

We particularly love that the cellist’s carrying case is TARDIS blue! I spy with my little eye someone that’s a Whovian.

Quick Poll: Which iteration of the Who theme song is your favorite? Let us know in the comments.


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