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Artist got an Inkling?

Posted by Bairen On 2011-08-30 2 comments

I saw this come across my twitterfeed the other day from Gabe @ Penny-Arcade. I immediately thought of Ryan and our discussion on his art the other day. I thought I would share:


The Wacom Inkling is a Pen you can use that will store each line as a layer for you to scan as Vector art. Essentially turning your paper into Computer art!

Live Action Portal

Posted by ScrewLoose On 2011-08-27 1 comments

This live action portal video is pretty sweet, if this was expanded to a feature film I would sure as hell go see it.

FPS wake up... Awesome Parent

Posted by Selbonaut On 2011-08-22 2 comments

Silly video but put smile on my face..

EA to Cap SWTOR Sales

Posted by Bairen On 2011-08-19 3 comments

Never in the history of games have I heard that "We are capping Preorder sales" before a launch. But apparently this game has sold so abundantly well that the initial sales will be capped for Preorders.

I've preordered my digital copy already when it was announced, but I keep a lookout for my boys who may want to join us in the future.

A link to Gamespot

Scary thoughts...

Posted by pseudoRequiem On 2011-08-17 2 comments

Panic inducing sensationalism but still not something to be ignored. If factual, we won't need someone to launch the first bomb to end up in nuclear winter for the rest of our lives. Taking away the required governmental restrictions and reasoning from this process is what scares me most. ANYONE could have the power.

Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus from Patrick Clair on Vimeo.

Lost Odyssey

Posted by pseudoRequiem On 2011-08-16 2 comments

I'm sitting here at my desk at work and can't seem to get it out of my head just how good Lost Odyssey was, not for it's characters, combat and story (which were all great) but one lasting connection I feel. While not forgettable, it's rare that I think of any characters or plot elements from the actual game. I've always thought that the voice work in Lost Odyssey is some of the best to date in any video game but the content holds it back from having a strong impact except in a few scenes that they just nailed in terms of context as well as acting. (Lirum's death for example) But what I find myself constantly thinking back on are Kaim's dreams.

I find it amazing that the dream sequences are almost completely without voice talent and yet feel the most powerful to me. Maybe that's what makes them memorable and allows them to stand on their own as a storytelling pillar for Kaim. The other characters are described as in depth as one would expect for an average person. But even the other immortals are given this, relatively stunted, overview of their lives and actions. The dreams take this the necessary step further to properly portray the joys and horrors that would come with a life of immortality.

It's completely changed my opinion on a game that I didn't recommend to people in the past. It has also morphed my opinion of Kaim, making him easily my favorite character in any game, almost entirely based on the depth of his character as explained by these simple, yet often terribly tragic and heart-rending, stories. By themselves, they may not amount to much but in context they have broadened my emotional connection to, and understanding of, a character like no book or movie ever has. I find that amazing.

Score one for the written word and therefore obscurely, LordJim (damnit)

We Are Here to Protect You

Posted by Kyro Sk On 2011-08-15 2 comments

Portal jokes aren't dead, they just need time to mature.

Posted by pseudoRequiem On 2011-08-10 2 comments

Altogether classy and humorous video until he decides to change pants. Anyways. I was just happy to see a portal joke that didn't involve cake. Love the boys and girls over at Dorkly.com and DorklyBits are some of the best vids for gaming comedy. Do it. Now.

Oh Fuck

Posted by Kyro Sk On 2011-08-08 1 comments

You know you're fucked when the skies are dark with spaceships that poop Sith warriors.

The Value of Popularity with the Video Game crowd

Posted by pseudoRequiem On 2011-08-05 1 comments

I've posted this video more for the intro and outro than anything else. It really impresses me the extent people will go to save their little loves. Surgery costs money in some places so this was inspiring for me and mostly just for the clarification that not all video gamers are the twats your play Halo or CoD multiplayer against. Here's to our gaming community, and all the good it does.

Fair Warning

Posted by pseudoRequiem On 2011-08-04 3 comments

Game of Thrones Special Effects

Posted by pseudoRequiem On 2011-08-03 2 comments

Always have been impressed by this sort of thing but after watching the show and then this, I realized how often I could not tell at all that most of the scene was computer generated. Best part is obviously the final 30 seconds on this video as well as the show itself. The transition from skeleton, to simulated bone, then muscle, skin then scene blending was incredible :)

The End is Nigh

Posted by Kyro Sk On 2011-08-01 4 comments

What's this?  An interesting poll where I can once again see how common sense and good taste will prevail yes?

The clear winner from this list is going to be Sherlock Holmes right?  Happy Feet 2 should be dead last with The Twilight Saga down there somewhere.

What the fuck is wrong with people? At least they would rather see the new MI:Ghost Protocol than Happy Feet 2 (seriously), but Twilight? Really?

Who gives a fuck about sparkly vampires when you can see Robert Downey Jr. mix it up with Professor Moriarty!