Wednesday, 31 December 2008
The above is probably my favourite from this impressive 3 part article called The Year 2008 in Photographs.
I strongly suggest you check out the rest and have yourself a super happy new year. See you on the other side!
Wednesday, 24 December 2008
Will This Do?
The things I do to entertain you people.
Merry Christmas everybody! Whatever you're doing, enjoy!
See you in the new year.
Tuesday, 23 December 2008
Light Up Christmas Tree - rotate the lights and wires to light up the whole tree!
Snowy - throw snowballs at the bad guys until they're completely covered then give 'em a kick and watch them roll around knocking everyone else out!
Rooftop Hop - get your fat santa to the chimney while collecting all the presents by flinging him about!
There you go, that should keep you going until tomorrow when I have something truly special/horrifying! See you then!
Monday, 22 December 2008
Anyway, today I thought that maybe we could have something a little more highbrow than we've had thus far. I mean come on, looking back over the month there has been crude animation, ridiculous games, people falling in pits of poo and piles of empty beer bottles. Frankly, we should all be above this kind of thing. So dust off your top hat and monocle, and drink in some sophistication with today's most classy Link. Spiffing.
Sunday, 21 December 2008
Liver failure has never seemed so festive.
Saturday, 20 December 2008
Friday, 19 December 2008
Thursday, 18 December 2008
Wednesday, 17 December 2008
Tuesday, 16 December 2008
Monday, 15 December 2008
Sunday, 14 December 2008
Anyway, in case you don't believe me. Here is the proof!
This kind of behaviour is henceforth known as Christmasochism. Zing!
Saturday, 13 December 2008
Anyway, here's Frosty Flips. It's a game where you control Santa as he snowboards down a mountain. Arrow keys control. That's all you need. Have fun!
Friday, 12 December 2008
Thursday, 11 December 2008
Wednesday, 10 December 2008
Tuesday, 9 December 2008
Monday, 8 December 2008
Have your heart grow 2, nay, 3 sizes today.
For on this day, of all days, the 8th of December,
I hope to provide one you'll always remember.
So sit right there, watch and don't move an inch,
I hope you delight in the tale of The Grinch!
And now I must say, with impeccable timing,
I hope you enjoyed these fine couplets of rhyming!
Sunday, 7 December 2008
Saturday, 6 December 2008
Anyway, play it. It's like Christmas Line Rider.
Friday, 5 December 2008
Heh, twisted genius. There are loads more Here.
Thursday, 4 December 2008
Wednesday, 3 December 2008
Tuesday, 2 December 2008
Monday, 1 December 2008
Today's one is a little app that lets you design a paper snowflake without any of the tedious mucking about with scissors and such. You can undo and redo every snip so you can really creat something beautiful... or you can knock up something rubbish in a few seconds. Like I have!
So yeah, Knock Yourself Out. See you tomorrow!
*clearly, this refers to everyone else who reads this, not you. but don't tell them, eh?
Sunday, 30 November 2008
Oh well, who needs them? It just means they miss out on a funky animation about Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto meeting a few of his most famous creations. It makes me smile. That's all that matters.
The Legend Of Miyamoto!
Friday, 28 November 2008
This message has been to Japan and back. When it left, it looked like this:
Babelfish. I assume you're familiar with it. But then, maybe I shouldn't be making such assumptions about my audience. How rude of me. Babelfish is an online language translation tool. You put in the text that you want translated and specify what language, then hit the button and you get the translation. In theory at least. In reality, there are discrepancies. Of course there are, and as chaos theory dictates, any small error becomes bigger over time. So if you were to keep translating back and forth, it becomes more and more unrecognisable. So what This Link does is to translate your text into a language and then translate it back again so you can chortle at the errors. Fun stuff!
Wednesday, 26 November 2008
It's a video. A video about chickens. But more than that. It's a video about the SCIENCE of chickens.
Monday, 24 November 2008
You are Qwop, our small nation's sole representative at the Olympic Games.
Use the QWOP keys to move your legs.
Ideally you will run 100m...
...but our training program was under-funded.
Remember, it's not about whether you win or lose.
So there you have it. See how far you can get. Try and beat my masterful score of 4.6m.
Oh, in other news: Today I got an email from the guy who writes Dinosaur Comics and was quite starstruck!
Wednesday, 19 November 2008
If that's not your cup of tea. Another of today's temporary diversions is the Google Game. No link with this one because you can probably find your own way to the necessary site in this case. All you need to do is type in "[your name] likes/loves to" into Google and find out what you like/love to do! For example:
"Paul loves to play the trumpet!"
"Paul like to chug. Chug, Paul, chug!"
"Paul loves to lol" *eyebrow raise*
"Paul likes to ride small bikes!"
"Paul loves to push the boundaries of Hip Hop!" (possibly my favourite)
"Paul likes to french kiss his cat!"
Try it yerself, and let me know if you can think of any other phrases that produce good results.
Monday, 17 November 2008
Friday, 14 November 2008
Wednesday, 12 November 2008
Monday, 10 November 2008
Pretty sweet, eh? Made of paper, too, apparently. Some people are clearly hogging all the talent.
Oh, in other news: LittleBigPlanet is just as wonderful as I had hoped. Which is nice because I tend to overhype things and they never live up to my expectations. I was right on the money this time though. Hooray!
Friday, 7 November 2008
You see, this particular road sign was commissioned and made by Swansea council. They email a translation agency with what they want the sign to say, and the response contains the phrase in Welsh. Except in this case the reply said, in Welsh, "I am not in the office at the moment. Send any work to be translated".
Read the Full Article for the deets.
Wednesday, 5 November 2008
The premise is simple. You have to get your little smiley ball-thing to the exit, hopefully picking up stars along the way. To achieve this, you need to cut through (or split) the wooden blocks holding him up. Draw lines with your cursor to chop bits off. Easy peasy. Go.
Monday, 3 November 2008
Thursday, 30 October 2008
Notice anything about that passage? Yes? No? Well, read it again and pay attention to the vowels...
Yep, they're all Es.
The passage is from a book called Eunoia (The shortest word in the English language to contain all vowels. It means 'Beautiful Thinking'.) and it is written by a man named Christian Bok. The book consists of fiction written so that each chapter only contains one vowel. There are more snippets from the book Here including examples from each of the vowels. It's quite impressive!
So long, for now!
Monday, 27 October 2008
Sunday, 26 October 2008
Wednesday, 22 October 2008
Monday, 20 October 2008
Before anything else, maybe you should just watch these 2 videos. They serve as a more than adequate introduction to the game, at least in regard to its looks and immense charm:
Frankly, if that didn't do anything for you then there's no helping you. You're free to go.
Still with me? Ok, here goes: The second video alluded a little bit to the actual type of game that LBP is. So? It's just a nice-looking, side-scrolling, item-collecting, platform game, yeah? Well... yeah. It is all those things. It's also a whole lot more. That's why the game's tagline is "Play, Create, Share".
See, the thing that sets LittleBigPlanet apart is not the 'Play' aspect (which, it should be said, looks exemplary) but the 'Create' & 'Share' portions. This is because LBP comes with an extensive level creator. Not just any old tacked-on-at-the-last-minute piece of crap, either. To paraphrase a review I've read; "You can make anything. Yes, even that thing you just thought of." To prove that it is a tool that can be used to create masterpieces, Media Molecule (they made the game) created every level that is included on the disc using the same level editor that is available to every schmo that buys the game. Using simple building blocks, materials, mechanical components and whatever hare-brained notion you can scrape together, you can build a fantastic playground. Ever since I learnt of this game, I have not been able to pay attention in meetings at work. I just daydream of potential level ideas. Some people were lucky enough to get to play a limited version of the game for a while (known in the trade as a 'beta') and they have produced Some Incredible Stuff.
Once you've created your wonderland, you can play through as much as you like, by yourself, with 3 other people on the same sofa, or with 3 other people around the world. You can also submit your level to be judged by everyone, everywhere. Essentially, this means that LBP will have a never-ending stream of content and it will be designed, built, moderated and extensively tested by the people the care the most. It's nothing short of a revolution.
I haven't even begun to touch on all the things that make this game so exciting (You can customise your li'l sackboy almost infinitely! Stephen bloody Fry is the narrator for all the tutorials!) but simply put, it looks like Fun. Fun in it's purest, most intoxicating form. I just can't wait, but wait I must. I've been following the progress of this game for many, many months (and just around the corner from it's release, it was Snatched Away Again!)
Anyway, it'll be here soon. The thought actually makes me a little bit giddy and if you've made it all the way through this post, you must be pretty interested too. So please, come and play with me. In LittleBigPlanet!
Sunday, 12 October 2008
Machines that Almost Fall Over from Michael Kontopoulos on Vimeo.
Friday, 10 October 2008
Tuesday, 7 October 2008
Yes, of course it's an advertising gimmick. They really just have a song called Wendy and have recorded versions with lots of different names to try and sucker people in. Well guess what? It worked! I'm passing it on. Here!
Oh, and as a footnote. While writing this post I found out that there are several songs with my name in. Also, I had forgotten that there is an entire Beastie Boys album with my name in it. But shush, I'm trying to make a point here!
Sunday, 5 October 2008
Friday, 3 October 2008
Anyway! The game is called Karoshi, which translates as "death from overwork". Your objective in each level is to kill your little blue suited guy by figuring out how to get him impaled, crushed, shot or electrocuted.
I should point out that this is more fun (and a lot less nasty) then it sounds. The puzzles are pretty clever and get really fiendish by the end.
So have fun!
Wednesday, 1 October 2008
Anyway. Sketchswap, it does what it says on the tin.
Monday, 29 September 2008
Hmm, I'm making a pretty bad job of explaining it. Here, try it yourself:
Sweet, huh? To see a bigger version, go Here. You can create one with any photo you find or have on your computer.
Thursday, 25 September 2008
Since the internet has not been so fruitful these last few days. It's time for an emergency link.
You either know of these guys already or you don't. If you do, you'll love them already and just be happy to see these clips again.
But if you don't, well you can thank me later... If you're into it.
This is my favourite of their songs. Now you've had a taste. Try these on for size:
Rap Battle! (Rhymenocerous Vs. HipHopapotomas)
Ok, I have to stop there. I could have linked to every song from the whole dang series. It's all solid gold. Enjoy!
Tuesday, 23 September 2008
A while ago, when I linked you to the teaser site for the new, Brooker-penned zombiethon 'Dead Set', there was nothing but a trailer and a countdown timer. Well the countdown has reached zero and there is a wealth of new stuff. More trailers, etc and cast info (which reveals that the actor Kevin Eldon is going to be in it. Hooray!), so check it out. Also I recommend you click the 'Get Infected' link for an additional video. In fact, I'll just link straight to it. Click!
...and now for something completely different. Homestar Runner to be precise. The SBEmail series has reached its 200th episode. Which is a pretty big deal if you're a fan of the site. The site has been running for nearly 9 years now, and it keeps going strong.
Oh, and while I'm updating people on things... I still need sponsors! The Great South Run is looming and I'd like to raise as much money as possible. So Dig Deep!
Sunday, 21 September 2008
First up is the 3rd installment of a game series called Hoshi Saga. All you gots to do is find the star hidden in each puzzle. This is accomplished in a variety of different and creative ways. Some puzzles are easier than others. Try everything you can think of. The new one is Here. If you get stuck, go and check out the 1st and 2nd ones for practice.
The next game is so similar in premise to the Hoshi Saga games that I assumed they were by the same maker. Apparently not though. In Kagi Nochi Tobira (Don't worry about the Japanese games, there is no text involved), you need to find a key, then use it to open the door. If you've had a stab at the Hoshi games, you should know a few of the tricks used but this one is different enough to warrant a play.
I should point out that these are quite tricky games. Give it your best shot and if one particular puzzle has you flummoxed, just google for some help. I won't tell anyone.
Friday, 19 September 2008
Tuesday, 16 September 2008
Monday, 15 September 2008
Friday, 12 September 2008
Tuesday, 9 September 2008
It seems that the world is going to end tomorrow. Huh. Reckon I'd get away with not turning up for work?
If you don't know what I'm talking about, shame on you. It's been in the news a lot. See? (incidentally, here is another take on the story: "Millions of tiny black holes will be produced. It is quite plausible that these little black holes will survive and will grow and eat the planet from the inside out." - The Sun. Oh, and as for the *spit* Daily Mail, they seem to have Missed The Point.)
But anyway, this got me thinking. "I wonder how many ways our world could conceivably end. If only someone would do a top ten."
Well, Imagine My Surprise.
Saturday, 6 September 2008
I have a link to prove it. Today's offering is a short animation about octopuses. It's very go... Eh, what's that? Are you smirking at me because I used the word octopuses instead of octopi? Well well, we have a smart-arse in our midst, hmm? Very clever. Bet you'll be telling everyone how you got one over on big, stupid Paul. *Clap... Clap... Clap.* Pity then, isn't it, that you're wrong? Since the use of 'octopi' derives from the mistaken assumption that octopus is a second declension Latin noun, which it is not. So if you could just put on this dunce cap and sit on that stool in the corner, I'll carry on telling the others about the animation I have found.
Ahem, it's very good.
Wednesday, 3 September 2008
This is a posthumous message from Paul Nelson. He spontaneously combusted earlier today but recorded this message to be delivered to his blog in the event of his untimely demise.
"Hey guys, I just found something magical. Anyone who has read this blog before or even just listened to me talk for a while will know 2 things for certain. I like zombies and I like Charlie Brooker. So, the news that the latter is scripting a tv series about the former made me squeal with delight. I'm about to watch the trailer and thought it best to write this now in case something untoward happens. If you want to see for yourself, the website is Here. It's going to be called 'Dead Set' and I'd bet money on it being fantastic. Just click the eye to see the trailer."
Monday, 1 September 2008
Saturday, 30 August 2008
Thursday, 28 August 2008
So yeah, I'm after something. Sorry to be transparent but there we go. Fact is, I'm doing the Great South Run in October to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and I would really appreciate it if you'd sponsor me.
I set up a JustGiving page Here and you can sponsor me directly through that. I'll be honest, it's a bit more hassle than just having your name written down on a piece of paper and flinging some change my way when I've done the run, but if you use the JustGiving site, the charity will get an additional 25% on top of your cash in GiftAid. Not to be sniffed at.
Anyway, I hope you do choose to support me as Macmillan is a charity that is close to my heart. My dad recently had a brush with cancer and the support Macmillan offered was of great comfort to him and to the rest of the family.
Tuesday, 26 August 2008
Pretty cool, eh? They have loads of different characters from films, tv, comics, games, etc in boxy form, click on the ones you like and it'll give you a print out that you can cut out and use to make the model! I practiced with a Mario coin block but I think I'm going to try something tougher next time. Anyways, they look great and give you the glow of satisfaction that you made something yourself. Hooray!
(Oh, as a side note, some of these characters are pretty obscure. If you recognise more than two thirds of them, you're probably a bit on the geeky side. Congrats!)
Friday, 22 August 2008
It's called Rooms and it's all a bit clever. You're a guy, right (groundbreaking, I know) and you have to move through a series of boxy rooms floating in a void, to reach the exit. To start with, the rooms are in order, but after a while you're going to start having to shift them into position. This game is a clear case of substance over style. The animation is a bit clunky and the loading time is massive. (Seriously, go and make a cup of tea.) But once you're in, you'll soon discover it was worth it. Some of the controls aren't immediately obvious so I recommend using the How To Play section. Anyway, give it a go. It has some genius little touches. Rooms.
Tuesday, 19 August 2008
Lightning is particularly impressive. Too bad it is over so quickly though, right? You see a flash of light and then it is gone, and you're left counting 1 elephant, 2 elephant, 3 elephant until you hear the crack of thunder.
Wouldn't it be ace if it happened in slow motion? Then you'd be able to revel in it's majesty. If only someone would film a bolt of lightning with a fancy-dan camera that slowed it right down, then stick that film on the internet. Oh cruel fate, why do you mock me?
Sweet. I love how you can see it extending in different directions, trying to make contact with the ground. Hooray for people with magic cameras, hooray for the internet, hooray for me!
Friday, 15 August 2008
Anyways, as a reward. You get... A list! Hooray! However, if you're anything like me, at least it'll make you laugh. It's titled 'Can I Get A Widnes' and it is a celebration of crappy UK town names used in the titles of songs. For example:
Bat Out Of Hull,
I'm Too Bexley For My Shirt,
Cheshire, I Can Boogie,
Comedy gold. The full list is HERE and if you like that be sure to check out These Other Great Ones
Thursday, 7 August 2008
Oh, and while we're on the subject of sentry guns, have this (albeit pretty old) video of what the turrets from the game 'Portal' get up to when no-one is watching (this won't make a great deal of sense if you haven't played the game and/or are not monstrously geeky. Fairly warned be ye).
I See You.
Tuesday, 5 August 2008
Saturday, 2 August 2008
¿Cómo estás? ¿Dónde está el baño?
Ahem, sorry about that. I have been watching some Spanish animations (Spanimations?) and I got carried away.
So, would you like to see said animations? Hah! As if you have any say in this.
They are called Las Aventuras de Mr. Coo and have been around for ages. In fact, the first one was showed to me by a certain Phil Johnstone esq. way back in the days of the Havant College forum we used to frequent. So why dredge them up now? Well, because since that first 'toon, there have been 2 sequels and now... a game! So have a squiz.
Oh, by the way... they get progressively weirder. Just a heads-up.
Mr. Coo #1&2
Mr. Coo #3
Mr. Coo #4
Mr. Coo, the game!
Wednesday, 30 July 2008
As you may or may not know, hitting people with folding chairs is a pretty common practice in pro wrestling. Everyone loves to see it. So when someone asks the audience for a chair to deliver a beat-down... That's what he got.
Monday, 28 July 2008
But seriously, it's pretty good. Kept me interested until the end. It's called Inquisitive Dave and it's one o' them walk-around-picking-up-items-and-using-them-to-solve-puzzles affairs. The interest level is ratcheded up once it starts playing with the conventions of a game. Self-reference, talk of 'the player' and such. Look, just play it OK? Good.
Saturday, 26 July 2008
Frankly there are no words to describe the majesty of THIS anyway!
Tuesday, 22 July 2008
Wednesday, 16 July 2008
First, some culture. How many times have you found yourself in an art gallery, looking at the pretty pictures and thinking "Hmm, as much as I can appreciate MC Escher's 'Self Portrait in Reflective Ball', I would like it a whole lot more if there was a duck in there". Well, you are most definitely in luck.
These and other masterpieces are
Next! A game, a game of balance and quick wits. A game of blowing up stuff with bombs in order to bring a golden statue thingy safely down to earth. It's called Totem Destroyer and it will eat up your free time.
Lastly, I'm going to twist the geek humour dial up a few notches. Yes, it goes up further, thank you very much. You cheeky sods. Hmmph.
Anyway, it is a totally for reals and definitely not fake film pitch sent my Michael Bay (Boo!) to Warner Bros. (Meh) to show them his vision for the upcoming Batman sequel The Dark Knight (Yay!)
Anyway, the result is... well, see for your dang selves:
Genius, click Here for the rest.
That's your lot. I'll be back Tuesday for more interfun and hyperfrolics. Bye!
Sunday, 13 July 2008
I discovered this at a new year's eve party a couple of years ago when I put a mini sausage wrapped in bacon under a chocolate fountain. The resulting mess was, in a word, delicious. Since that day I have been preaching the good word of choc'n'meat to all and sundry. But you people never seem to believe me.
But now, I have found a kindred spirit. Someone who understands. Someone with the drive and ambition to creat a new kind of snack. Behold... The Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookie!
Careful now, don't drool on your keyboard. Instead, read about this exercise in confection perfection (inc. the recipe) right Here.
Oh, and if you make some. Save one for me, won't you? Ta.
Friday, 11 July 2008
So, the release of the new Pixar film, Wall-E is imminent (and it looks great!) Naturally, they must have made a new short too.
Correct, it's called Presto and I am going to reveal it for you. Shazam!
Hmm, turns out that is just a trailer. But never fear! Full one Here.
Tuesday, 8 July 2008
Oh screw you guys. I'm gonna tell you anyway.
Oh, nothing much. I just sent my name to the freaking MOON!
What? That's totally as exciting as I'm making it out to be. There must be something wrong with you.
Why don't you Send Your Name and then we'll see what's what. Details Here if you're still not convinced.
Oh, and due to an overwhelming response from readers. I've changed the name back to Plinx. Let it not be said that I have lost touch with my fanbase since my meteoric rise.
Monday, 7 July 2008
It's called Gigolo Assassin, and with a name like that, you know you're in for a treat. It's a point and click adventure game. Like a more puerile Monkey Island. In fact, they even used the same font if I remember rightly. Anyway, I just finished the first mission. It's great, Check It Out.
Wednesday, 2 July 2008
Great, fine. Whatever floats your boat, man. But what're you telling me for?
Well, it just so happens that the result is an extremely heartwarming little video. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that if you can watch the whole dang thing without it making you smile, just a little bit... you have no soul.
Oh, as a sidenote. This is nothing new. This Matt fella had a bit of fame with a video like this a coupla years ago, which can be found Here if you haven't seen it. But! This new one has a lot more exotic locales and more scenes where he dances with other people. They're my favourite bits.
Alright already, you've talked about it enough. Just show us the bloody thing.
By the by, more about this project can be found at www.wherethehellismatt.com.
Monday, 30 June 2008
Saturday, 28 June 2008
Anyway, they all have unique powers, some have powers that thwart the powers of others. Essentially making them superer. But who is The Superest?
I'm glad you asked! Two artists; Kevin Cornell & Matthew Sutter are dedicated to answering that very question. They are engaged in a game that has been going on for over 8 months now, wherein one of them draws a superbeing with specific powers and the other then has to design one whose powers negate the first and then it's back to the first guy... and well, you see what I mean.
is defeated by:
who is bested by:
and so on. It's a great read, you can see the current champ Here or the whole dang lot (start at the bottom) Here.
Tuesday, 24 June 2008
Saturday, 21 June 2008
However! I should lay off the insults, I guess. Otherwise you'll be less inclined to buy my album and I may never achieve the levels of fame and fortune that I long for. So, my wonderful friends who I have always loved... without further ado, I give you: My Debut Album!
In stores now. Buy a copy. No, wait. Buy 2 copies!
I'm not fooling you, am I?
You all know I'm not in a band. I have no musical talent whatsoever and could kill small animals with my singing. So, what's with the album cover, man?
It's part of this forum thread Here. The rules are as follows:
Band Name: The first result of a 'Random Article Search' on Wikipedia.
Album Title: The last 4 words of the last quote on This Quotations Page.
Cover Art: The third result in Flickr's 'Last 7 Days' page.
Then, a bit of copying, pasting and editing in some expensive piece of artistic software like... MS Paint and you're done. Get to it and *puts hopelessly-optimistic hat on* show me what you get in the comments section!
Thursday, 19 June 2008
Sunday, 15 June 2008
Thursday, 12 June 2008
Essentially, I'm giving props to whoever it was that made this water slide WITH A FREAKING LOOP-DE-LOOP IN IT!
Tuesday, 10 June 2008
Sunday, 8 June 2008
Thursday, 5 June 2008
Check out The Site and have a poke about for more pics.
Next, I am linking to another blog. Albeit one with far greater artistic merit than my own. You may well see some of this guy's work if you are in London and you keep your eyes peeled. I can't sum it up any better than the tagline on the blog. 'Little handpainted people, left in London to fend for themselves'.
He also did a project called Inner City Snail and... well, just take a look for yourselves Here or peruse more from the Little People Here.
Tuesday, 3 June 2008
In all seriousness, this one is actually really well thought out. Have a goosie.
Friday, 30 May 2008
Thursday, 29 May 2008
So... yeah, the cult horror movie classic 'The Evil Dead' (if you haven't seen it, shame on you) has spawned a musical.
Frankly, I'd cut off my right hand to see it but it's only showing in Toronto so I will have to be content with watching the video on The Official Site. You should too.
Sunday, 25 May 2008
Anyway, it's a bunch of optical illusions and I'm a sucker for them so here goes.
Oh, and while we're on the subject, here's How To Draw An Impossible Triangle. Cool, huh?
Friday, 23 May 2008
Also, a nifty little physics based game that I've been enjoying. Use your little car thing to push the ball thing towards the stick thing. Oh, and make your way around the myriad obstacles. It's called SteerWheels and you should play it.
Monday, 19 May 2008
Real men play Rock, Paper, Scissors, Gun, Dynamite, Nuke, Lightning, Devil, Dragon, Alien, Water, Bowl, Air, Moon, Sponge, Wolf, Cockroach, Tree, Man, Woman, Monkey, Snake, Axe, Fire, Sun!
Saturday, 17 May 2008
He's a man, a man with a hat. A man with a hat and a weekly web series doing video reviews of games. A man with a hat, a weekly web series doing video reviews of games AND the ability to talk about them very fast and with savage wit. See this example (GTA IV) for proof:
Anyway, if you have no interest in games (shame on you), you won't care about this but if you DO... There are plenty more where that came from. I recommend:
Army Of Two
Guitar Hero III
The Orange Box
Or just browse The Archive.
Tuesday, 13 May 2008
Something from This Company, for sure. Check out the 'media' tab for some examples. Sorry about the cringeworthy website though.
Also, one of These.
Also, I'll need some pretty heavy door security to keep you peasants out! Naw, just kidding. You can come over. But bring some snacks, at least.
Sunday, 11 May 2008
That there was an example of 'The Impossible Art of Li Wei'.
A Chinese performance artist who specialises in photographs of himself doing 'impossible' things. There is no computer jiggery-pokery being used here. Just a blend of props and acrobatics. Anyway, I think they're ace. Click HERE for more from his official website (just click on each image to move on to the next one). Amazing.
Thursday, 8 May 2008
Instead of the more obvious 'slowly reduce dosage to bring addiction under control' approach, I have decided to adopt the 'trouble shared is a trouble halved' philosophy.
Essentially, if I'm goin' down... I'm taking you all with me!
So yeah, I'm going to direct you to some of my favourites in the hope that you fall into the same trap and I'll have someone to talk nerdy to.
First stop, my favourite poison... Dinosaur Comics.
There are currently 1219 of them, I've read them all. You should too!
Here. Are. Some. Favourites. Enjoy.
Monday, 5 May 2008
First (and mainly because I don't like to rely too much on video links and by placing this one here, I get the maximum distance between it and the last post that was also a video, thus fooling you into thinking that I am keeping it fresh and funky and f... f... fan-fucking-tastic!), have this video:
It's a for-reals clip from the 1930s of what they thought fashion would be like in the year 2000.
To be honest, they weren't too far off. Plus this video has some of that old-fashioned well-intentioned sexism that I personally can't get enough of.
Next, a game, for those of you with time to waste. It's a delightful little point and click game where you try and shepherd a tiny bow-wielding ninja across an island to defeat a big ol' robot by clicking on various objects and enemy ninjas and solving the odd puzzle. I have played it to completion so if you get stuck, leave a comment and I'll give you some handy hints. Without further ado, here's Bowja the Ninja on Factory Island.
Thirdly, some publicity work for one of nature's most misunderstood creatures. The humble Goldfish is too often mocked for its supposed bad memory, but it is all lies! This One has been trained to do all manner of things and I hope all you fish-slanderers feel thoroughly ashamed of yourselves.
One more, and frankly I don't think I need to give this any talking up. It's a film. This is the offical website for the sure-fire hit: Zombie Strippers.
Wednesday, 30 April 2008
Oh. Except to say that the first 30secs of this video is an entirely unneccesary clip from X-Men, but feel free to ignore that.
Pretty cool, huh? I just need one of those on one arm and a web-shooter on the other!
Sunday, 27 April 2008
Pretty cool, right? Have a poke around the Whole Album.
Friday, 25 April 2008
Tomb Raider, Doom, Resident Evil, Final Fantasy, Silent Hill, Mortal Kombat, Super Mario Bros.
Video Games, right?
Nope, I was actually talking about films based on video games. Suckers.
Anyway, the point is why stop there? There are plenty of iconic video game series that could be made into films.
Monday, 21 April 2008
Tuesday, 15 April 2008
They are making a Homestar Runner game for the Wii! 2 of my favourite things, colliding in a fiery ball of genius. But you don't care, right? PROVE ME WRONG!
Also, while I'm on a H*R high, peep this... Strong Bad's favourite band Limozeen played a few gigs recently, and someone uploaded the whole setlist to youtube. Including the part where SB was channeled and they played Trogdor. Rawk.
Sunday, 13 April 2008
"You will see many people who are wearing only small clothes and you will wonder why they are cold and may think they are being disrespectful. This is normal for England, especially when it is sunny or in the evening. However, it is illegal to show certain parts of the body and for this reason it is important that you wear underpants if you are wearing your blankets."I think we could all do well to remember that.
Anyway, there is a Telegraph article about it Here which is well worth a read.
Also, I have just read that they raised £26,687 so far, which is fantastic as the money is being used to provide their village with clean water.
Saturday, 12 April 2008
But seriously, I hope you watched that. It's incredible, just watching it gave me the jibblies. Apparently they closed it off after a few people died there a few years back. Check the wiki entry for more info. It's fascinating.
Tuesday, 8 April 2008
Info, Pics and Videos HERE.
Seriously, it'll rock. It has online too so I'll need some challengers!
Sunday, 6 April 2008
Thursday, 3 April 2008
Tuesday, 1 April 2008
Saturday, 29 March 2008
The first one, and my current time-wasting champion, is Peggle. A simple idea dressed up in flashy effects and such. Bounce your ball and make the pegs disappear. Go.
The other one is, I can assure you, a game. Not a porn star, despite the dodgy name. Dirk Valentine. A (sort of) steampunk themed platformer where you play as the titular Dirk, who has a cool chain-gun. Go try it, s'fun.
So, 2 posts in. Any bets as to when I will abandon this blog?
Wednesday, 26 March 2008
Listening to: Dashboard Confessional
HAH, no this is not that sort of blog. Instead, I have decided to pick up where I left off delivering the best content the internet has to offer, direct to you in your squats/bedsits/wi-fi enabled cardboard boxes. Isn't that something?
So yeah, this is just a test post really as I've never had a fo'real blog before. But I'll stick a link in just as a taster.
This, right here, is how I think the Transformers movie should have looked.
Enjoy, and check back often.