Warhammer Elite

I've been very, very busy at work – so please forgive me for not blogging much at the moment. In the meantime, there is a new Geek News Radio you can listen to. On episode 37, Dave, Mike and myself talk about Warhammer 40K and Elite Dangerous. More specifically, I…

Dawn of MOBA

It's been quite a while since we had a Dawn of War game. Now Relic has presented the latest iteration of what is undoubtedly the best video game series set in Games Workshop's Warhammer 40,000 universe. Even as 40K itself is at the brink of unprecedented changes heralded by…

Salomé is Dead

The big 29-04-3303 event just ended with the death of Cmdr Salomé. Her three co-conspirators seem to have made it. Meanwhile, some logs (supposedly from her ship) seem to have been found in the Teorge system. There's video footage of the kill. Apparently, it was an inside job. She was…

29-04-3303

On Saturday, the Elite Dangerous universe is going to explode with player activity. Tied in with Elite: Reclamation and the Formidine Rift mystery, Drew Wagar is kicking loose a huge community event – probably the biggest the galaxy has ever seen. I'm gonna try to be there as part of…

Shoeless Actors, Bostin Jellyfish

Very early in the history of Geek News Radio, we had the incredible fortune to have Nick Farmer on the show, the talented linguist who created the Belter language for the TV version of The Expanse. I think I just off the cuff asked him to be on the show…

Hackmud

I stumbled across hackmud at some point in the past but never got around to trying it out. When Chris Thursten recently mentioned that he's now working on it as a writer, I decided to finally have a look. I bought it today and played around with it for a…

Elite Players Uncover Formidine Rift Mystery

There has been a storyline within the Elite Dangerous background fiction concerning an area of space called the Formidine Rift since 2014. It all started with the books by author Drew Wagar and was expanded upon in many GalNet articles. The biggest mystery of this storyline has just been solved.…

The Survivors

I've recently finished reading The Survivors, which is the debut novelette from Nick Farmer. Nick is the guy responsible for creating the Belter patois for The Expanse and a contributor to Geek News Radio. He was so nice to give me an advance review copy of the book and we…

EvilEye

Well, this is an interesting piece of malware. Not sure if that might not actually be an improvement overall… Nice branding, too. Every decent vulnerability has branding these days, after all. Update People actually fell for this: Trojaner-Info PC-Spezialist Hidemojis Amazing.…

Online First

Starting on 3 April, I will be working at a new position within Heise. For the last three and a half years, I have been employed as an editor for c't magazine and heise Security (which is the infosec channel for heise online). Even though I was mostly writing online…