Patrick Norton joins us this week on This is Only a Test to talk about internet privacy, testing AMD’s Ryzen CPUs, Samsung’s Galaxy S8, and more! Plus, Jeremy watches Hamilton and we wonder if StarCraft needs an HD remake.
Norm and Frank compare their builds, which show decades of model kit design improvements that make today’s snap-fit models such a joy to put together. What would you like to see us build next time?
Adam wasn’t just on set filming a behind-the-scenes special, he had an actual CAMEO on Syfy’s The Expanse! And while he’s getting made up for his big day, he learns about what it takes to keep track of so many futuristic looks, including tattoos.
We have one model kit complete! Can you guess which one was finished first? And look at that amazing leg detail on the MG Gundam kit!
Last summer, Tested joined Astronaut Chris Hadfield and a team of photographers, filmmakers, and writers on a two-week expedition into the Canadian high Arctic. Tested Producer Joey Fameli brings you along our journey and recounts the incredible sights, encounters, and emotions felt on this trip to one of the most remote places on Earth. Written, shot, and edited by Joey Fameli
Written, shot, and edited by Joey Fameli
Frank and Norm dissect the intricacies of Master Grade Gundam, admire Bandai’s injection molding prowess, and use technology to decipher Japanese text!
All three of us are remote this week, dialing in via Phantom Zone technology to catch up and talk about Dave Chapelle, theater, and the upcoming science march. Plus, Will has a book recommendation and Adam buries the lede about his amazing visit to NASA’s Johnson Space Center.
In Elizabeth, PA, Adam visits an all-girl maker class, sees some of the students’ projects and learns about Elizabeth Forward High School’s philosophy of emphasizing engagement over ability. He also receives an awesome gift for his shop! (This series and tour is made possible by The Fab Foundation and Chevron.)
Our special guest for this week’s build is none other than our resident effects artist Frank Ippolito! Frank comes up to the Tested studio to build snap-fit model kits with Norm, including a vintage kit sent in by a fan and a Gundam designed by Syd Mead!
Jeremy and Norm discuss the effectiveness of horror and tension in virtual reality experiences, and how developers have tapped into VR for both cheap and immersive thrills. Plus, we playtest the narrative horror game Wilson’s Heart and share our impressions!