Tag: Tron

Sparc Review

Okay, Here’s An Easy One

HIGH Hitting an opponent with a four-wall carom.

LOW My inexplicable penchant for failing to catch my own ball.

WTF For the first time I’m considering ventilating the PSVR headset.


This Is Not A Review: Lightfield

I’m not sure what Lightfield is. At first glance, it’s an attractive-looking futuristic racer with ships that look vaguely like exotic fish zooming through someone abstract environments, leaving trails of light behind them. It’s a little bit Tron, a little bit wiped out, and a little bit just plain beautiful. Once actually playing the game? That’s when the confusion sets in.

Battlezone Review

Space Paranoids!

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HIGH Watching a salvo of missiles arc across the sky and drop three enemy planes simultaneously.

LOW Dying on the final boss due to a lack of ammo drops.

WTF Are you absolutely sure this isn’t taking place inside a computer? Tanks drop data when they explode.


Video: You too can own a street-legal Tron Light Cycle for only $55K

Whether it is the original Tron movie, its sequel (Tron Legacy) or video games based on the sequel (Tron: Evolution), the one thing movie goers and gamers always look forward to seeing are the Light Cycles. Those unrealistically aerodynamic and blisteringly fast quasi-motorcycles have not only cemented a place for themselves in science-fiction and video games, but popular culture in general. More than a few bike aficionados went home after seeing the first movie, to look disappointingly at their now obsolete motorcycles.

Now a company called Parker Brothers Choppers is making it possible for some of us to live out our childhood fantasies and actually ride a "recreation" of the virtual bike. However, fans of the original movie may be disappointed as these bikes are modeled after the new virtual machines from Tron Legacy.

But who cares? These models look sexy, powerful and extraordinarily cool looking, however impractical they may be to maneuver, maintain and own.

Four Light Cycles are available should you have $55K to spare.