Kyle Goes To The Happiest Place On Earth!

April 21st, 2011 by Kyle

For classic gaming fans, that is. Here’s a gallery of pictures taken during Kyle’s trip to Barcade, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It’s a bar… it’s an arcade… it’s Barcade! Microbrew beers on tap, and all games are still just a quarter. Here are the pics:

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Dave’s On SciFi Surplus!

February 9th, 2010 by Kyle

If you can’t get enough of our podcast’s very own Dave (and really… who can?), you’ll be glad to hear that he joined Vince and Casey on the SciFi Surplus Podcast this week for an extended segment on Star Trek Online. The segment is nearly 30 minutes long, and goes very deep into detail on all the good news and bad news about the game. If you’re the least bit curious about Star Trek Online, or any level of fan of Star Trek, you definitely want to head on over to and listen to this week’s podcast, which is Episode #118 of the SciFi Surplus.

And hey, if you like SFS, go ahead and subscribe to their podcast! We do!

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Hailing frequencies open, preparing rant

January 31st, 2010 by Dave

Hey there, it’s Dave here, posting from inside Star Trek Online head start. Or rather, *trying* to post from inside Star Trek Online head start. You see, it seems that when tried to log in, I got a ‘server is full’ message and was placed in a queue to log into the game.

Let me say that again: I was put on hold while trying to log into a game that I have invested a not-inconsiderable amount of my finances into…2 days before the official release.

This is really not a good sign. Now more than likely, 90% of the people that were going to play this game already pre-ordered it, and there’s a lot of Star Trek fans world-wide that have been waiting for this. However, I don’t think the player base is going to be nearly the size of WoW (11 million +), and I’ve never had an issue logging into a WoW server whose status is ‘Full’.

Another little matter that I discovered Friday morning: all throughout Beta-testing, we were limited to only 2 character slots. I figured that this was only for the durration of the beta test so as not to overload the game. But lo and behold, I log in on Friday morning when the servers go live and for real for the head start…and I’m still only limited 2 character slots.

Seriously, what the Hell are they smoking over at Cryptic? They already have a char-gen issue by forcing players that only want to play Klingons to grind to level 6 before making a Klingon character; now they’re forcing those players to devote 50% of their character slots to a Federation character that they’ll NEVER PLAY AGAIN?

Of course, if you get the lifetime subscription of the locked in 1-year subscription (a program which ends the day before the official release date), you get a whopping *2* extra character slots. Fascinating.

Come on, Cryptic. Get your act together here. I’ve been defending you for a while now. Don’t let this turn into the ‘Kamp Krusty’ episode of ‘The Simpsons’ with me and quite a few others, curled up, rocking back and forth, and chanting ‘The fixes are coming…the fixes are coming…the fixes are coming…’

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