As a reminder, the site will be going down for a bit Saturday night (July 16) starting at 10 PM ET while our server host is doing some maintenance work. Twitch and TS are unaffected, so be sure to stop by RivalCast Roughnecks at 10 PM and help Varyar wage battle! RivalCastMedia.com should be back up around 4 AM Sunday.
Killer McCoy, cohost of RCM's round table discussion show RCM On Tap, was arrested last Friday at the end of the group's regular broadcast on the charges of conspiracy to commit sedition against the governing body of RivalCastia. The charges stem from a surprisingly prompt and incendiary response McCoy gave during episode 68 of Tap, in which the accused stated he would "steal all the passwords," "screw everyone over," and "destroy RivalCast from within" in order to obtain access to everything in the entire Steam library for the rest of his life. Being touted as "the Trial of the Century," the proceedings are set to begin at at 9:30 PM ET and will be aired live on the RivalCast Media Twitch channel. At McCoy's arraignment Tuesday, defense attorney Biomed "Matlock" Alchemist vowed to "clear Killer's name" and demanded the charges be dropped due to what he referred to as "an egregious violation of standard police procedure" in McCoy's arrest. Given the reactions of the judge during the episode in question, it seems unlikely the charges will be dropped prior to Friday's court date. Alchemist promised reporters that a number of witnesses would take the stand to speak on McCoy's behalf, though he added that "the correct interpretation of the law is on our side. I intend to prove Killer McCoy's rights were violated, and the truth will speak for itself." Lead persecutor Baroness von Gosu, however, is confident in the state's case against McCoy. "While shocking and unexpected, Killer's conduct during Episode 68 just serves to validate accusations which have swirled for a long time. We have witnesses who have been alerting the authorities for a long time to the concern that Killer was ready to snap, and now it appears we've found the fuse that could ignite that powder keg. It's unfortunate. I really like Killer on a personal level, but as a public servant I must act in the best interests of RivalCastia and ensure the safety of her people." When asked for comment, McCoy sighed heavily and muttered, "Jesus Christ, I'm gonna die."
With just six weeks left until the Greatest Weekend of the Year, the RivalCon planning committee is pleased to announce some fun surprises for our RivalCon attendees. For the Saturday panel discussions and Q&A sessions, among our noted guests currently scheduled will be: -Voice actor John Lowrie (Sniper from Team Fortress 2; Sherlock Holmes on the radio dramas The Classic Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes ), -Game developer Blake Burns from Blank Media Games (Town of Salem),
Meet us in Teamspeak at 8 PM ET as we do a group play of MechWarrior Online! The battlefields of the 31st century are perilous, dominated by mechanized units known as BattleMechs. Piloting these advanced war machines are the most elite soldiers the galaxy has ever known. To most, they are known simply as MechWarriors. To us, they are the Roughnecks of Team RCM - Varyar, Killer, Lyserg, Edge, Gorione, and the rest. JOIN US! Get the game at http://mwomercs.com/game.
Tech issues continue to plague the Castle Von Gosu, so there will be no Ghost in the Podcast this week. We will hopefully, however, have a Let's Play or something to fill in. Stay tuned to the RCM social media feeds for details!
Guess what just went live? You've seen the streams. You know the stories. Now meet your favorite RCM personalities and fellow fans for two days of fun and gaming at RivalCon 2016! Join us June 24-25 at the Hampton Inn Marshalltown in Marshalltown, Iowa. Meet new friends, catch up with old ones, and share in our mutual love of games and the people who play them - it's RivalCon, baby! Tickets are on sale NOW through Eventbrite.
RCM Council is pleased to announce Vampy Soultaker has accepted the role of community manager for RivalCast Media! A long time community member and one of the hosts of the Saturday gaming stream Chaos Will Ensue, Vampy brings a wealth of experience in team building, organizing events, and moderating community forums. In addition to taking on the organization of community activities, she is also a member of RCM Creative, an active force in RCM's social media outreach, and co-chair of the 2016 RivalCon committee. Please join us in welcoming her to her new role! Community members wanting to submit ideas for games or requests for Community Movie night can reach her at Trista.Miller@rivalcastmedia.com.