I thought the name sounded familiar...
President Obama may have knocked on the head Nasa's plan to put real people back on the moon, but the space agency is still going ahead with a scheme to get you there virtually. Next month will see the release of Moonbase Alpha, not some piece of retro sci-fi telly action but a 3D game [surely 'serious simulation' - Ed] that …
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Mine's the coat, with the recipe for unlimited Rice Pudding, & the schematics for the Qualler Drive in the pocket...
Nice find! A class olde game. Only trouble is they most certainly nicked the name from the base in 'Space: 1999' with Martin Landau and a whole bunch of AMAZING seventies haircuts, funky intro music and laughable SFX.
NASA must certainly have paid homage to the old series with this new title, its just a shame that we're now 11 years over that prediction and a VG is again about as close as any of us would get to the moon.
Surely Grand Theft Lunar, and even then that's assuming you can steal the moon (or part thereof) as it is not owned by any individual or country.
And yes i know some company has claimed the moon is theirs due to the loophole of them being a company, but they haven't stuck a flag in it.
Does it involve a illegally obtained pay TV decoder and a stolen subscriber module card to access the content of a certain Pay TV company in Malaysia?
On the serious side, someone needs to teach Astro a lesson: you do NOT drop BBC Entertainment from your channel line-up lest you incur the wrath of Doctor Who and Red Dwarf fans in the country.
A very angry Red Dwarf fan in Malaysia.
"the space agency is still going ahead with a scheme to get you there virtually."
"realistic Nasa exploration scenarios".
"players must restore critical systems and oxygen flow after a nearby meteor strike cripples a solar array and life support equipment."
"You can play on your own, or play co-operatively with others. "
"Moonbase Alpha is released on 6 July through Valve's Steam system. "
Space 1999 spaceships with the diamond shaped black and white cockpit, the 4 springy retractible landing pads and a working crane type thingymabob, and if I remember correctly a removable freight container in the middle.
Not quite as cool as the Millennium Falcon, but only by a little.
Yep, the absolutely coolest vessels across science fiction are... cargo carriers. Millenium Falcon was a freighter, and Eagle... well... Transporter pretty much sums that up.
Which means that NASA's forage into gaming will really take off with a game remake of Space Truckers.
I think I'll wait for the expansion pack to the game, in which you have lost communication with Earth because the main communications dish has gone on the blink, and you must replace the AE-35 unit with the help of your friendly AI guide. Extra points given for locating mysterious magnetic anomalies and for contacting advanced alien civilizations.
What exact legislation covers land ownership rights on the moon again?
As to ships, the Millennium Falcon (note spelling of Millennium) was based on an olive next to a pie, Lucas said as much, and always did look stupid. Nothing in Space:1999 looked any good either. Gimme a B5 Starfury or Earth:Final Conflict style Taelon shuttle any day. The Star Wars Lambda class shuttle wasn't too bad though.
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