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This amazing footage was taken by a camera on-board an Israeli made Pyro GX, an anti-gravity craft which is rumored to be powered by a Fusion Core engine.2 comments | Write Comment
Quipped the pilot afterwards... "I just want my money"
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Soupe Du Jour:
The Descent Series should rise again!
For many of us, Descent has helped define (or re-defined) our gaming experience and what we wanted from a game. Those of us who have been around long enough have deeply rooted and (usually) fond memories of times gone by exploring the mines of Descent and multiplayer gaming. Yes, over the years, the Descent series has aged and not always gracefully. The community of Descent players is still relatively strong despite the many years and is surprisingly faithfully devout (which speaks well of the Descent series). Oh, there are those will still frequent the Descent community even though they may rarely if at all still play the game (and wonder who still plays it) but it is clear there are many (including myself) who still actively play, and have shared the game with their offspring (who typically become immediate Descent fans). As the Descent series has aged, it has been helped along by projects such as DXX-Rebirth and D2X-XL.Read More
As many of us have learned, Steam has recently begun offering (for Windows platform) Descent, Descent 2, Descent 3, and even Descent: FreeSpace - The Great War. With recent advances in technology, there has been a "revival" of sorts for the space sim genre, combine that with advances in displays, 3D, and VR technology, games have become much more immersive and there surely is more to come.
Thus the time has come for me to lift my voice along with Chris Watters (a GameSpot blogger) and others to say "The Descent Series should rise again!"
This post inspired by Chris Watter's GameSpot posting on May 21, 2014: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/the-descent-series-should-rise-again/1100-6419795/
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