Mortal Kombat X

A colleague of mine brought Mortal Kombat X to work last week:

Sub Zero vs Scorpion

Sub Zero vs Scorpion

Oh boy, did we get a lot of work done – unlocking new characters and locations:

Gamers

Gamers

I played with Scorpion, but i was beaten in my match-up 😦 i went up against a pro ok you guys:

First Hit

First Hit

If you dont already know; the ‘finish’ moves are pretty graphic, but ultra-awesome if you’re into that sort of detailed game-play:

Scorpion Wins

Scorpion Wins

Does anyone else have the game? Let me know what you think or who your favorite character is.

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Middle Earth on Earth

How often do you check Google maps? Well you should explore a bit more, because you may find some Middle Earth locations near you!

Barad Dur in Australia

Barad Dur in Australia

According to Google Maps, Barad-Dur is located at 25 William Street Brisbane. I’m sure the skyline must be pretty interesting over at that part of the world.

Skyscraper Under Construction

Skyscraper Under Construction

But what will you actually find if you arrive at that location? 25 William Street is a skyscraper under construction in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

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Ori and the Blind Forest

What a true world of fantasy to escape to. Ori and the Blind Forest is an adventure RPG, and is deeply emotional:

Ori and the Blind Forest

Ori and the Blind Forest

You get to explore a 2D open world with Ori (who i’d describe as a phantom Pokemon), who is a lighted spirit. He has special abilities; like being able to shoot Spirit Flames, and the four elements are something that comes into play:

Ability Points

Ability Points

You have to move across platforms; and solve problems to advance in the game:

Find the Light

Find the Light

Ori is on a mission to restore the forest; he is a true guardian. I don’t want to give too much of the plot away if you intend on buying the game (which i do recommend).

Bash Attack

Bash Attack

Ori and the Blind Forest is only US$ 20.00 on Steam.

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Merchandise Monday #34

It’s Freedom Day here in South Africa; lets celebrate with some Lord of the Rings/ Hobbit merchandise!

Legolas Action Figure

Legolas Action Figure

Everybody loves Legolas right? I have 2 Legolas action figures. This is the more recent (less detailed) one from The Hobbit.

Legolas Back of Box

Legolas Back of Box

The other action figure of Legolas i got about 11 years ago; and he’s not in the box. It’s the Helms Deep version of his character. I’ll blog about it on a future Monday. What is your favorite Legolas quote or scene? Lets not all choose the killing of the Mumakil… 😎

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Fan Art Friday #24

Welcome to the Jungle! Probably not the jungle you want to get lost in when there are a bunch of predators hunting you down:

Predators - Welcome to the Jungle

Predators – Welcome to the Jungle

I started this drawing out with normal pen, and then went darker with fine liners. I decided to not stay with my traditional black and white. Hope you like the pop of colour:

Fine Liners

Fine Liners

I was trying to achieve a landscape effect of Monet meets graphic novel in a very minimalist way:

Predator Kill

Predator Kill

I used chalk pastels to shade the rest of the landscape:

Chalk Pastels

Chalk Pastels

It was a bit of a messy project, but i had a lot of fun working outside of my normal ‘tight’ style and medium:

Shading

Shading

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Hannibal Lecter Wisdom

Alright, i know you’re freaking out and probably don’t want to affiliate with a psychopath in any way, but Dr. Lecter is a smart man – despite his dietary needs:

Dr Hannibal Lecter

Dr Hannibal Lecter

Dr. Lector is a qualified psychiatrist, and also has experience in forensic work. He obviously has a keen eye for detail; making him an exceptional artist, and an almost flawless serial killer:

Dr Hannibal Lecter

Dr Hannibal Lecter

A well educated man with a ton of life experience (in avenues we haven’t explored), there is a lot of wisdom that Dr. Lecter can bestow on us about human behavior and more:

Dr Hannibal Lecter

Dr Hannibal Lecter

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Dr Hannibal Lecter

Dr Hannibal Lecter

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Dr Hannibal Lecter

Dr Hannibal Lecter

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Dr Hannibal Lecter

Dr Hannibal Lecter

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Dr Hannibal Lecter

Dr Hannibal Lecter

Would you ever have dinner with Dr. Lecter?

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Can Knockdown 3

My gaming Nerd Knights; here is a cool physics-based game to test whether you have a good eye and touch in judgement:

Can Knockdown 3

Can Knockdown 3

Can Knockdown is a great take on the traditional carnival game of the same nature. However; this US$2 app game revs things up a bit:

Power Shot!

Power Shot!

There are different types of cans to be knocked down – or avoided. Normal silver cans being knocked down will give you standard points (if your baseball is pitched at ‘power’ speed you will get more points). Green ‘extra ball’ cans will give you another life (ball), and an extra opportunity to destroy any remaining cans. The red explosive cans are for the lazy pitchers, who only want to hit one can, which explodes and destroys the balance of other stacked cans. The skull cans leave you with a -3000 point penalty if knocked down, but sometimes you just can’t avoid them:

Exploding Cans!

Exploding Cans!

There are 9 different environment; each with 20 levels. You have to accumulate stars by completing levels; and once you have a pre-determined amount of stars you will be able to advance to a new environment. If you are impatient like me; you can just pay the extra US$2 to unlock all the environments:

Physics Puzzle Solving

Physics Puzzle Solving

I don’t have a perfect streak (there are still stars that i am yet to gain), but i’m fairly certain that most gamers will have difficulty in getting all the stars. Download and play the game. Share your scores and opinions with us.

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Game of Thrones Accessories

Season 5 of Game of Thrones is here my Nerd Knights! I know it’s always a long wait between seasons, but it’s always worthwhile. If (like me) you still haven’t developed any patience in waiting to revisit Westeros each year; then you need to get your hands on these cool Game of Thrones accessories to accompany you through the long and boring winter:

Targaryen Dragon Bracelet:

Targaryen Dragon Braclet

Targaryen Dragon Braclet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who doesn’t love a strong leather bracelet? It comes in a package offer for men and women.

Faceless Man Coin:

Faceless Man Coin

Faceless Man Coin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love Jaqen H’ghar. He’s a badass yet honourable character. However, i didn’t like it when he changed his face. Call me superficial, but his original face was sexier.

Dragon Tooth Ring:

Dragon Tooth Ring

Dragon Tooth Ring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of the mythical creatures in the world of fantasy; im sure that dragons and wolves dominate the list of favourites.  A band ring is always appealing; and with this cool dragon styling it is a must.

House Sigil Pillow Cases:

House Sigil Pillows

House Sigil Pillows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome your guests into your home with some proper Westeros decor. Scatter these pillows across your living room and immerse yourself in fantasy comfort.

Hand of the King pin:

Hand of the King pin

Hand of the King pin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nobody should want to declare themselves as the hand of the king (since your life expectancy becomes drastically reduced). However, it’s a cool replica piece to have in your collection.

Westeros 4D Puzzle:

4D Westeros Puzzle

4D Westeros Puzzle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re struggling to build or conquer your own empire in real life; then put some time into piecing together this 4D landscape:

Visit the HBO store today!

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Merchandise Monday #33

Who of you Nerd Knights went to see the new Fast and Furious movie? None of my friends are really into fast cars and action ‘beat em up’ movies; so i haven’t seen it yet – i may have to go alone:

Dodge Charger RT

Dodge Charger RT

Anyhow i love the Fast and Furious franchise; so this merchandise Monday is dedicated to the muscle cars that our favorite characters have driven in the series:

Nissan Skyline GTR

Nissan Skyline GTR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hot Wheels is co-branding with a lot of popular franchises these days (Disney – Star Wars; and Batman) to name a few. I haven’t bought all the cars in the Fast and Furious Hot Wheels collection; since i do have my favorites. I like Dom’s car (Dodge), and i love the styling and finishes of Brian’s cars. However; my true love will always be the Ford Mustang:

Ford Mustang 67 Fastback

Ford Mustang 67 Fastback

In the Fast and Furious franchise; the character Sean Boswell drove a 1967 Ford Mustang fastback in Tokyo Drift. I love this car! A Mustang GT 550R is featured to an anonymous driver in Fast and Furious 4.

If you have seen Fast and Furious 7 then please give me your opinion of the film. I understand that it’s the highest opening film this year so far, but that may be because of the hype around it being Paul Walker’s last appearance in the franchise. Who wants to go on a date with me to see this movie 🙂 ?

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Fan Art Friday #23

Star Wars fan art this Friday! My Nerd Knights… My brother and i have been talking for some time now about disappearing into a quieter world:

Dagobah

Dagobah

Joining up with some monks in Tibet and drinking some green tea in the mountains. Starting up an ice-cream shack on a remote beach in Hawaii. Or building a small eco-friendly cabin in the woods of Fussen. We need to escape from the rush-through of what life currently is:

Yoda with R2D2

Yoda with R2D2

This all ink drawing is a retreat to Dagobah; where we meet up with Yoda and R2-D2 for some chill time! Where would you disappear to for relaxation; if you could go anywhere real or fantasy? I’d say Rivendell would be a great escape too 😎

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