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Latest update for Serious Sam Vr brings new skill and power-up system

Croteam Vr have announced a new update for Serious Sam Vr which brings a new skills and power-up system to help Sam and his neverending war against the aliens. The new skills and power-up system mean, for the first time in the series, that Sam’s alien killing prowess is not limited by his weapon handling skills. A new trailer has been released showcasing these new systems, and you can watch it below…

This latest update will give Sam Stone access to a skill tree that allows him to unlock passive and active abilities that can be purchased in shops alongside weapons using skill points that can be gained by completing planets. Higher difficulty levels will mean more points meaning that players will be able to unlock more skill abilities that better match their play style.

Tactical orbital lasers, plasma cannons, holographic decoys and swarms of flying quadcopters are among
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365Flicks Podcast – Episode 72: Sci Fi Weekender 8 Pt.2

Here’s the latest episode of the 365Flick podcast, part of the ever-growing podcast roster here on Nerdly. If you haven’t heard the show yet, you can check out previous episodes on Podomatic and Libsyn, whilst we’ll be featuring each and every new episode as it premieres.

365Flicks Podcast – Episode 72: Sci Fi Weekender 8 Pt.2

So we said we had more for all you lovely listeners and here it is. We got a bumper interview episode for everyone so strap in. We kick off with a chat with the Pop Up Puppet Cinema guys who let us know a bit more about what it is they do and how they create there magic. We effortlessly move onto 2 cracking interviews with Fraser Hines of Dr Who fame and Sam Stone author extradoniare and all round awesome lady. We finish up our interviews with two more Dr Who guests in
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'Serious Sam' Indie Series Announced, Multiple Spin-offs Incoming

Croteam is busy working on bringing gleeful, blood-soaked gobs of joy to the world in "Serious Sam 3: Bfe," but there are many, many stories to be told about Sam Stone and the bizarre world he lives in. Enter Croteam and Devolver Digital's newly announced "Serious Sam Indie Series," which puts the license in the hands of noted indie developers and tasks them with making a "Serious" game in each one's own unique style.

The plan is to support multiple platforms and really just let each development team fly their particular brand of freak flag in coming up with a unique take on Sam's adventures. The initial trio is "set to rock everything from PCs to mobile platforms to consoles," according to the press release.

The three games are: "Serious Sam: Double D," by Mommy's Best Games ("Weapon of Choice"), a console/PC-based side-scrolling shooter; "Serious Sam: Kamikaze Attack," by
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Ruthless People Review | Stupidity Tries

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After launching themselves to the top tier of comedic directors with their seminal Airplane! (1980) and their spy-spoof follow up, Top Secret! (1984), directors Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker put aside their own brand of genre lampooning temporarily aside to direct Dale (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, My Cousin Vinny) Launer's farce Ruthless People (1986). In retrospect, the film owes a lot to the work of novelist Elmore Leonard: strong and often hilarious dialogue, a peanut gallery of rouges and misfits, and a kidnapping plot that is condemned by fate the moment it is put into motion. Actually, and I think there is a joke about the similarity in Leonard's novel Rum Punch (1992, which was later adapted by Quentin Tarantino as Jackie Brown), the film feels like an unadvertised adaptation his novel The Switch (1978) in which two kidnappers hold a millionaire's wife ransom, only to discover that the husband doesn't want her back.
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Bfs announce the 2010 British Fantasy Awards Nominees

The British Fantasy Society have announced the nominees for the 2010 British Fantasy Awards. Highlight include a nomination for actress Axelle Carolyn (Centurion) for her book It Lives Again!, nominations for both Fables and Locke & Key in the comics category, and a Best Magazine nomination for Cemetery Dance and Murky Depths.

Best Novel

Best Served Cold, Joe Abercrombie (Gollancz) Futile Flame, Sam Stone (House of Murky Depths) One, Conrad Williams (Virgin) The Naming Of The Beasts, Mike Carey (Orbit) Under The Dome, Stephen King (Hodder & Stoughton)

Best Novella

Old Man Scratch, Rio Youers (Ps) Roadkill, Rob Shearman, from Roadkill/Siren Beat (Twelfth Planet) and Love Songs for the Shy and Cynical (Big Finish) The Language Of Dying, Sarah Pinborough (Ps) The Witnesses Are Gone, Joel Lane (Ps) Vardoger, Stephen Volk (Gray Friar)

Best Short Story

Careful What You Wish For, Justin Carroll, in Dragontales: Short Stories of Flame, Tooth and Scale,
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First news: UK filmmakers do “The Devil’S Business”

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First news: UK filmmakers do “The Devil’S Business”
In the wake of their collaboration on the anthology Little Deaths (see previous item here), British writer/director Sean Hogan and co-producer (and Fango scribe) Jay Slater are quickly reteaming on another feature. Titled The Devil’S Business, it’s being produced by Jen Handorf (pictured in the first photo below with Hogan, left, and Slater), with Dan Martin and Sam Stone (second photo below) on the FX, and the foursome gave us the exclusive scoop on the project.
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Frazer Hines: Hines Sight

A revised autobiography of Frazer Hines's autobiography (originally published as "Films, Farms and Fillies" by Boxtree in 1996) entitled Hines Sight is being released; the hardback book is being published by Frazer Hines himself, with assistance from David Howe and Sam Stone, and also features 16 pages of photos from the actor's own collection covering his life and career, plus a foreword by variety entertainers Ian and Janette Krankie.

For full details and ordering information visit the Frazer Hines website.

Hines Sight

Frazer Hines is one of the UK's most charismatic stars of stage and screen. From his early days as a child actor in films such as X The Unknown, and appearances in Emergency Ward 10 and Coronation Street, Frazer became a household name playing the time-travelling Scot, Jamie McCrimmon, alongside Patrick Troughton in the BBC's cult series Doctor Who. In 1972 he was cast as Joe Sugden in the fledgeling soap opera Emmerdale Farm,
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Your flag decal won't get you into heaven any more

Here I was all set to go Elitist on the country singer Lee Greenwood, and I pulled the rug out from under myself. I shared Rachel Maddow's incredulity that the limping duck George W. Bush had appointed Greenwood to the National Council of the Arts. I even had my first two sentences written in my head: "Remember how the Bush takeover squad at the White House complained the Clintonites had unplugged all the PCs on their way out the door? As he steadfastly marches toward his own sunset, it is Bush himself who seems unplugged."

Zing! Totally unfair, but snappy, Bush had two vacancies to fill on the Nca, one for three years, one for six. Greenwood got the six-year term. He'll be the gift that keeps on giving every day during Obama's first term. The Council's job is to advise the National Endowment for the Arts on how to spend its money.
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