Fan Art Friday #13

This fan art Friday; i give you the work in progress for Booker DeWitt, from BioShock Infinite:

Booker DeWitt - BioShock Infinite

Booker DeWitt – BioShock Infinite

Is anyone dressing up as a video game character for Halloween? My friend Ben Groen wants to dress up as Scorpion from Mortal Kombat. I was thinking that Gordon Freeman’s HEV suit could make for a great outfit.

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Halloween Costumes

Halloween is here! According to search results; here are the top five costumes for this year’s Halloween:

1. Frozen:

Disney’s Elsa has snagged the top spot. I guess this outfit would be appropriate in the Northern hemisphere where Winter is on the way:

Elsa

Elsa

2. Zombie:

No surprises here… The zombie wave of obsession continues to plague the world. I’m not complaining; you know i love the undead:

Zombie

Zombie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Ninja:

For those of you who wish to be stealthy, and be a shadow in the night in getting to all of the candy before your friends; then this one is for you:

Ninja

Ninja

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Pirate:

There’s no law and order on a night like this; time to pillage from your friend’s sweet stash! Just kidding ;) but we’ve all done it:

Pirate

Pirate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Clown:

If you prefer tricks over treats; then you’re a clown. Clown magicians are fun! As long as you don’t turn out like the clown from Poltergeist:

Clown

Clown

If you could dress up as any character on Halloween, who would you choose?

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Zombie Hunter: War of The Dead

Z Hunter is an awesome first person shooter game; where you get to kill zombies!

Z Hunter

Z Hunter

The protagonist character that you play as is a pretty but tough lady, who is in fact an ex-marine. You have plenty of weapons to choose from; and with enhanced power-ups to make your weapons stronger; there should be no excuse for you to perish during the zombie apocalypse.

Zombies in Sight

Zombies in Sight

Besides saving yourself; your duty includes saving the lives of other innocent people who are potential victims to the zombie onslaught. It seems easy at first, but the further you proceed into the game; the more difficult it becomes. The volume of zombies increases; and they become stronger.

Protect and Save Innocent People

Protect and Save Innocent People

There are over 150 missions; and there are four different modes of gameplay to choose from, including: campaign, where are they, weapon test and superzombies.

Zombies in the Streets

Zombies in the Streets

Z Hunter is free in the app store. Download it now and start saving humanity.

Zombie Headshots

Zombie Headshots

 

What weapon selection would you shortlist if you had to survive a real zombie apocalypse?

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Merchandise Monday #15

For today’s merchandise Monday; i give you a collectible book. Alien vs. Predator: Creature Effects Guide:

Alien vs Predator Creature Effects Guide

Alien vs Predator Creature Effects Guide

We know you loved the films as much as we did. With this book you get to delve deeper into the world of understanding how Alien and Predator were created from start to finish.

Predator Design

Predator Design

The book covers all the magic behind the scenes of the film; and how this transitions onto the screen. The content includes effects, design, sculpture, lab work, animatronics, painting and finally the deployment of the creatures on set.

Predator Sculpture

Predator Sculpture

Ian Whyte was the man inside the predator costume for AVP. He is a basketball player measuring 7′ 1″ (2.16 m) in height.

Predator Costume Fitting

Predator Costume Fitting

Which is your favorite Alien and/or Predator film?

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Fan Art Friday #12

Today’s fan art Friday is for King Leonidas 1. I am well aware that i messed up the eyes and nose on this one. In fact i started this drawing in 2010. I keep all of my artwork; even the ones i mess up on; so that i can learn from my mistakes. Also; its fun to go back to them and fiddle around with new shading techniques on what’s left of the drawing:

King Leonidas 1

King Leonidas 1

On a positive note; if you look to the reference picture i used for the drawing, you can get a great workout; for those of you who are wanting to be beefcakes. The next time i draw Leonidas; he will be kicking a Persian messenger down a black well of infinity:

Work in Progress

Work in Progress

Did you enjoy the 300 sequel?

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Gear Jack Black Hole

Gear Jack Black Hole is an addictive endless runner game. I have been playing it for some time now; and i must say – i am developing Jedi reflexes when is comes to avoiding obstacles like ninja blades; lava puddles and rock falls:

Gear Jack Black Hole

Gear Jack Black Hole

Jack is trapped inside the Black Hole, and he’s running to save his life. He will have to travel through time and space to take on lethal alien enemies, crazy traps, and more! To make things worse, his ship, the W.Hale was absorbed by the Black Hole too:

Avoid Those Giant Alien Monsters!

Avoid Those Giant Alien Monsters!

Gear Jack Black Hole has a beautiful and unique visual style, which takes you on an endless adventure across five worlds (Japan, Iceland, Jungle, Volcanic and Desert):

Worlds in Gear Jack Black Hole

Worlds in Gear Jack Black Hole

If you see a pretty green/yellow flower sprouting out of the ground; don’t try to ‘collect’ it. This is in fact a lure attached to a giant alien monster’s head. Here is my Jack, before he gets gobbled up by an alien monster, who was previously sleeping prior to my arrival:

The Alien Monster Killed My Jack

The Alien Monster Killed My Jack

Along your journey you will collect cogs, which is the currency you can use to buy certain upgrades in the shop. I’m saving up my cogs to buy a new avatar for Jack:

Different Jack Avatars

Different Jack Avatars

My top score (based on distance traveled and what you collect/accomplish before you die) is currently 4065. Can you beat my top score? Gear Jack Black Hole is free in the app store; download it today :)

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Superhero Movie Schedule

The Warner Bros. announcement on Wednesday of ten upcoming movies based on DC Comics properties neatly fills in a calendar of dates that the studio previously provided — and helped flesh out an extraordinary timetable of DC and Marvel superhero movies over the next six years from Warner Bros, Marvel Studios, Fox, and Sony Columbia.

Here is the infographic schedule:

Superhero Movie Schedule

Superhero Movie Schedule

Which up and coming superhero movie are you looking the most forward to seeing?

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Scariest Films of All Time!

Oh, the horror! Halloween is less than two weeks away! There’s no better way to celebrate a spooky holiday than with scary films! Here is a list of what we consider to be the scariest films of all time:

5th: The Thing:

I’m proud to say that i watched this film from start to finish (the remake). The reason this film scared me was that The Thing morphed into a human’s body; so you never knew who to trust (imagine that as a real life scenario). The only way to tell who is human and not an alien vector, is by looking to see who has fillings/metal on their body. Humans have metal; when the alien parasite grapples with a human host; it discards all metal. I have no fillings; so you’d probably consider me to be infected. Please let me know if the original was scarier than the remake:

The Thing

The Thing

4th: The Shining:

I never finished watching this film. I broke Usain Bolt’s world record when i ran out of my lounge during the scene when the twins come out of the elevator caked in blood. The whole ‘Redrum’ flex of the index finger made me want to never look at a mirror again. ‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.’ Well Jack Nicholson was not dull at all in this very convincing role; no wonder he’s the most nominated actor of all time.

According to my brother; there are scarier films than The Shining, but guess what? I have not seen the remaining films on this list; so i trust my brother’s feedback (i guess i’m not going to win a medal for bravery any time soon):

The Shining

The Shining

3rd: Nightmare on Elm Street:

All my brother could tell me about this film was that Johnny Depp’s character died by getting sucked into his mattress with a spray of blood. On a side note; Johnny Depp looked really cute in this film (judging by the Google images). Seriously though; we all know who Freddy Krueger is, and i’m sure you’d agree that you don’t want him in any of your dreams – good or bad. Again i must ask: was the original or remake better?

Nightmare on Elm Street

Nightmare on Elm Street

2nd: Paranormal Activity:

Apparently after watching this film you wont want your leg (or any other limb) to hang off the side of the bed when you sleep at night. My brother said he curled himself into a ball in the center of his bed when he tried to sleep at night – it took three nights before he has a full sleep. Was the original paranormal activity the scariest? How did the sequels compare? For a low budget film; Paranormal Activity destroyed the box office in a similar way to the Blair Witch Project:

Paranormal Activity

Paranormal Activity

1st: The Exorcist:

To be honest; i don’t even want to put a picture of this chick on my blog. I’m going to have to stare at it for the next week until it disappears to the bottom of my blogroll. Alas, we must be brave and face The Exorcist! I have watched five minutes of ‘the making of The Exorcist.’ In those five minutes i saw a clip of how they made the scene where the girl crab crawls upside-down/back-to-front down the staircase. I’m so glad i don’t have a staircase in my house! Oh; by the way – my brother has not been brave enough to watch this film either. It must be scary!

The Exorcist

The Exorcist

As you can tell from the above list; our idea of scary is ‘never close your eyes and sleep ever again’ scary. I don’t consider films like Silence of the Lambs scary, because it is not paranormal/obscure. Also, before you reprimand us for neglecting many obvious Japanese horrors, we feel that the Western remakes of these films don’t do them true justice, or – the video game versions were far scarier than the film adaptions (e.g. Silent Hill).

Which film do you consider to be the scariest film of all time?

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Merchandise Monday #14

Winter is coming (for those of you in the Northern hemisphere). This merchandise Monday goes out to Jon Snow!

Jon Snow

Jon Snow

My brother bought me this officially licensed HBO action figure. I love the Starks; they’re my favorite house in Game of Thrones. If Jon Snow or Arya Stark dies; i will threaten to boycott the show (but i actually wont – i love it and it’s too addictive). The rest of the figures available in this series can be seen on the back of the box:

Action Figures in the Series

Action Figures in the Series

You cannot see it in the above images, but there is actually a ’17+’ age restriction on this action figure. With that in mind; here is an image of the base of the box:

Base of Box

Base of Box

Don’t worry; i will not remove him from the box :)

Would you ever be brave enough to go North of The Wall? Who is your favorite character?

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