Nerdvana News Force (Update) # 4 – Doctor Who, Weird Al Tour, Star Trek: Discovery, AOL Instant Messenger and Han Solo!


Helping you find your inner nerd since 2007

It’s time to use the Force! 

In today’s Nerdvana News Update–which I’m playing with renaming (for today only, in this once in a lifetime limited time offer!) Nerdvana News Force because of all the Star Wars stuff we cover–we explore a few key stories from the past few days, while I play the second level of Konami’s superb NES game, Life Force. Life Force alternates between side and top-down views for each of its six levels. All even stages are top-down, all odd stages are scrolling. Stage two is the “Volcanic Hell” stage, wherein rocks attack, ships climb along walls and the big bad guy is a robot with spiraling arms. I continue by switching my weaponry from the ripple to the laser, which I’ll probably keep for the remainder of the game. There’s a good possibility I will crash the Vic Viper a few times as well, so look out for that. Toward the end of the stage, my ship kept getting destroyed, so I used the brief moment of invincibility to blast the big bad guy. For this installment, I’ve added a bit of echo and reverb, with adaptive noise reduction. We’re audio nerds around here too. Here’s the video:

If video isn’t your thing, or you want to listen on the go, check us out on SoundCloud for audio-only here.

And here’s a few links to the articles we discussed today:

As always, let us know what you think of these and if you like what we’re doing, let us know, like,  subscribe and all that neat-o-riffic social media stuff. Next time, we’ll cover a few more of our recent stories and a few surprises, as I play through the horrendously difficult “Prominence” stage of Life Force — a.k.a the fire level. The ship will crash many times, I guarantee it. Thanks for tuning in and we’ll see you next time on Nerdvana: helping you find your inner nerd since 2007.

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About the author

David Buck

David Buck is an author, musician, copywriter, and voice over artist based in Colorado. His work has appeared on Nerdvana Media, The Nintendo Times, Star, EN World, SyFy Wire and across the web. In his spare time, he composes music, writes science fiction, and paints miniatures.