'starcitizen' Episodes

UMBCast 049 - Little Big Adventure


It's time for episode 49 where I'll be discussing the 1994 Adeline Software action-adventure, Little Big Adventure.


I've been playing the crap out of Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls lately.

At PAX East, Star Citizen held an event where they previewed their new dogfighting module.

Abandoned E.T. cartridges found in New Mexico landfill!

In Star Wars news: Disney has announced what they will be doing with the Star Wars EU.

We then get to the main event, Little Big Adventure. Genre, story, gameplay, tech and dev story are all discussed as usual.

Buy Little Big Adventure on GoG:

Buy Little Big Adventure 2 on GoG:

Next time, I'll be covering a big one, the quintessential Blizzard Entertainment series, Warcraft.

Thanks and enjoy!

UMBCast 036 - Lemmings


It's episode 36 where we discuss the 1991 Psygnosis action puzzler, Lemmings.

The news:

GoG.com has released their indie portal where devs can go to submit their games for sale.

EA and Mythic are developing a new version of Dungeon Keeper for Android and iOS. it will be free to play with in-app purchases.

The Bureau: X-COM Declassified has released to middling reviews.

SimCity for Mac launched, it didn't go well.

The first preview of Star Citizen, the Hangar module, has released.

We then get to the main topic, the Lemmings series. We discuss the gameplay and dev story in detail and then talk about all the official sequels as well as read some great listener emails.

Play Lemmings online:

Download the Lemmings shareware demo:

Next week, we'll be moving to the tail end of the time frame of the show with the 1998 stealth action game, Thief: The Dark Project.

UMBCast 015 - Syndicate


Hi Blockers!

Welcome to episode 15! This week we talk about Bullfrog's 1993 game, Syndicate.

Before we get to that though, lots of news this week:

Pledge Quest, the fan game supporting the Two Guys SpaceVenture released a second part. Give it a look!

X-Com: Enemy Unknown has released to great reviews!

In SimCity 5 News, it appears the game will not allow you to restore or delete your cities.

Wing Commander's Chris Roberts launched a crowdfunding campaign to create an ambitious new space sim called Star Citizen / Squadron 42.

Finally, Mechwarrior Online is going to open beta, giving everyone a chance to give the game a try.

After all this news and an email, we get to the main topic of the show, 1993's Syndicate. Lots of great info here.

Get Syndicate on GoG:

Get Syndicate 2012 on Origin:

Next week, we take a look at another game from 1993, Star Control. Hope to see you then!

UMBCast 041 - The 7th Guest


For episode 41, we're talking about the 1993 Trilobyte interactive movie game, The 7th Guest.

In the news:

John Carmack officially leaves Id Software.

thesurvivor2299.com launches, may be a Fallout 4 teaser site. We'll know soon enough!

Steam is introducing user reviews.

Steam's Autumn (or Spring, depending where you live) sale is on!

Star Citizen has hit 33 million in funding and unlocked more stretch goals.

We then get into the 7th Guest and the 11th Hour. We get into all the usual topics.

Buy the 7th Guest on GoG:

Buy the 11th Hour on GoG:

Buy the 7th Guest and the 11th Hour on Steam:

Next time, we're covering the Sierra procedural adventure series, Police Quest.

UMBCast 017 - DOOM


One week late, but here's episode 17 where I cover the iconic first person shooter series from id software, DOOM.

There's so much to say here that I don't spend much in the way of time on news, I only mention that Chris Roberts' Star Citizen project has concluded its funding campaign successfully. They are still collecting for stretch goals so check it out!

I then read a quick email and jump right into things with the main topic, id software's DOOM series. I cover the story (such as it is), gameplay, get reasonably deep into the design of the game engine and look at the very interesting development story.

Play DOOM for free online: http://www.kongregate.com/games/mike_id/doom-1

Buy Doom 3: BFG Edition on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/208200/

Next week, we cover a very interesting game series: Alone in the Dark. Hope to see you then!

UMBCast 018 - Alone in the Dark


Time for episode 18. This time around, we're talking about the grandaddy of 3D survival horror games, 1992's Alone in the Dark.

But first, there's lots of news this week!

Hero-U, the new game from Quest for Glory's Lori and Corey Cole has successfully funded! They just made it to their 400,000 dollar goal. Congrats!

I wasn't quite correct last show when I said Chris Roberts' Star Citizen had funded. It had a day or so left and instead of raising 5 million dollars, they raised 6.5 million! Incredible.

A new remake of 1998's Baldur's Gate is already out and ready for purchase.

Peter Molyneux has launched a kickstarter to bankroll a new god game in the vein of Populous. I'll be keeping an eye on this one.

I also found a new site where you can play an online version of Dune 2. This is a really great port to the web.

Finally, if anyone is interested in health, fitness and nutrition, check out this cool new podcast, Fit for Radio! It's awesome.

Whew! After all that news, we get to the meat of the show, Infogrames' 1992 game, Alone in the Dark. We take a look at all the usual suspects here and cover a lot of cool info.

Buy Alone in the Dark 1, 2 and 3 on Steam:

Next time I'm doing something a little different. I'll be doing an in-depth review of the new game X-COM: Enemy Unknown. Kind of a look at an old series in a new incarnation.


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