It can strike out of nowhere: that random line or twenty from one of the movie greats just rockets out of your mouth. But I'm not talking about some box office smash. Oh no, I'm talking about the truly defining films of our culture -- the cult classics! With their quirkiness, their courage to stretch beyond the boundaries of the industry, and of course those sensationally memorable lines, these films embedded themselves in our psyches and helped shape our social environment.
Wouldn't it be great to have been at the dawning of these bits of history? Well why not be at the start of a budding cult classic? While there are no guarantees, there's certainly a possibility that one of Massively TV's shows will rise up and join the hallowed annals of cult status. You never know, so why deny yourself the opportunity and live with regret?
Check out this week's Stream Team schedule after the cut and be a part of history in the making, all while enjoying the crazy commentary of your favorites hosts as they show off new betas and old standbys alike. Then vote for your favorite movie to MMO conversion in our poll at the end.
5:00 p.m. EST: Kartuga -- Beau
Beau's jumping into the icy waters of Kartuga, a new browser-based action title from Innogames. Like pirates? Like battling pirates? Well, check this out.
7:00 p.m. EST: EVE Online -- Mike
March is here, which means it's time for another cannonball run into deep, dark space. Can Mike evade EVE's interstellar police force long enough to get blown up by pirates?
10:00 p.m. EST: Path of Exile -- Dylan
Join Dylan for more Path of Exile coverage and multiplayer content. Chat with other Massively viewers and enjoy lots of icy commentary in the mid-levels.
Psykopig's RIFT adventure continues as he tries to get to some new areas this episode. No dungeons and no player-created hell zones, just pure questing joy.
5:00 p.m. EST: Leap Day -- Beau
Leap Day is an... interesting game that promises puzzles, strategy and RTS-like gameplay. Will it fit the bill? Here's hoping, otherwise Beau is going to fill this stream with sighs.
8:00 p.m. EST: Free Realms -- Larry
Family Game Night has morphed into Family MMO Night. Larry and his daughter take another trip into the wubbulous world of Free Realms. Join them for the fun.
9:00 p.m. EST: EverQuest II -- MJ
MJ barely scratched the surface of Stormhold last week, so this EverQuest Two-sday she'll dive in again. Team up with her and see how deep into the undead lair you can go this time.
5:00 p.m. EST: Ministry of War -- Beau
Beau wants to show you how epic Ministry of War can be but is also eager to show you a few of its flaws. Either way, this will be a great stream for strategy lovers!
7:00 p.m. EST: DC Universe Online -- Mike
Mike is up to his old super-villain tricks, storming around town and wreaking havoc wherever he goes. Tune in and see what SOE's F2P brawler has to offer!
8:00 p.m. EST: The Secret World -- MJ
There has been too much order in MJ's life, so she needs more chaos! Join her as she continues working her way toward the evils in Egypt to get ready for Issue #6. This time, however, she'll have to settle for what ails academia at Innsmouth Academy.
9:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m. EST: Star Wars: The Old Republic -- Larry
It's Wednesday, and that means it's raid night. Changes are coming to SWTOR's gear progression. The guild will discuss plans for the future As it takes on this week's operation.
5:00 p.m. EST: Vanguard -- MJ
It's been too long since MJ braved the wilds of Telon, so she's eager to get back in and flex her fiery wings. Will she get herself in heaps of trouble or rise triumphantly above all challenges? You yourself may be the deciding factor, so join in and tip the scales one way or the other!
3:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. EST: Neverwinter -- Jasmine
Beta, beta, beta! Gather 'round for Jasmine's second Neverwinter experience. She'll check out character creation again (who can resist?) and then pick back up where she left off on her Tiefling Rogue.
8:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. EST: Neverwinter -- MJ
Another beta weekend is upon us, and MJ gets to take full advantage of this one! What does the realm have in store for her? Join in and see during this two-hour show.
10:00 p.m. & 11:00 p.m. EST: Neverwinter -- Richie
In this two-hour stream, Richie will scour the lands the Forgotten Realms for fame, fortune, and something else that starts with the letter "F." Check out the show for some Neverwinter beta action.
9:00 p.m. EST: Heroes of Newerth - Dylan
This week, expect more 5v5 content on the ranked ladder in Heroes of Newerth 3.0. New hero updates have been made, so join in the chatroom and discuss your favorite MOBAs with other Massively viewers!
I don't know about you, but I am sure one or more of these shows is destined to be a cult classic. They certainly have the quirkiness part down pat! Now, they just need someone to go around quoting lines at random times. So use these handy links to watch the shows enough times to memorize your favorite lines.
- Browser hour: Beau knows -- and he showed off multiple browser-based games.
- Clone Wars Adventures: With plenty of choices, MJ demonstrated various minigames, from lightsaber duels to piloting to speederbike racing.
- DC Universe Online: Mike terroized Metropolis as only Mike can.
- EverQuest II: In a decision between healer and shiny, see where MJ's true priorities lay.
- Free Realms: Larry's daughter totally schooled him on how to catch fish.
- Game of Thrones Ascent: Beau delved into the story of this text-based MMORTS.
- Guild Wars 2: Lis and dev Anthony Ordon toured the newest content, Jasmine gathered on Yak's bend, and Richie aimed to take on Gendarran Fields.
- Heroes of Newerth: Dylan tried to climb the ranked 5v5 ladder.
- Pirate101: Mike & MJ enjoyed two hours of piratey goodness with viewers.
- Renaissance Heroes: Producer Matthew Lenehan joined Jasmine as she blasted her way around.
- RIFT: Watch Psykopig almost die from cheese!
- Shakes and Fidget: Beau went on a fantasy adventure.
- SMITE: Blake's Lunchtime Livecast #55 showcased a new god.
- StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm: It was Dylan's final run in beta.
- SWTOR: Larry and team couldn't raid, so they tried to PvP instead!
We've all got our favorite cult classic films, the ones we can recite line by line along with the actors. But what if, just what if one of them is the fodder for the next big MMO? Which should it be -- give us your vote!
|Princess Bride||12 (19.0%)|
|Monty Python and the Holy Grail||13 (20.6%)|
|Rocky Horror Picture Show||1 (1.6%)|
|Night of the Living Dead||2 (3.2%)|
|The Goonies||2 (3.2%)|
|Animal House||1 (1.6%)|
|Evil Dead||7 (11.1%)|
|Donnie Darko||1 (1.6%)|
|The Gods Must be Crazy||1 (1.6%)|
|The Lost Boys||1 (1.6%)|
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