Monday, October 12, 2015

Vader crushed by an A-Wing in Star Wars Battlefront

Link roundup

1. "the best test of what people really want to do is what they are actually doing."

2. "Coastal Commission bans captive orca breeding at SeaWorld San Diego"

SeaWorld officials opposed the condition barring breeding, saying it would mean that the park’s population of 11 whales would be the last orcas held in the park.
3. "Humble Bundle has laid off 12 people — about 20 percent of its staff — in a move that the company's CEO admitted reflected overly eager expansion."
Humble Indie Bundle 15 has so far sold 137,000 units, with less than a day to go before the offer's expiry. The last two bundles both sold more than 160,000 copies, according to a list on Wikipedia. Sales of the Indie Bundle have been diminishing. Humble Indie Bundle 9, released in September, 2013, sold 713,000 bundles. Indie Bundles have generally sold more than 300,000 copies each, stretching back to the earliest days of the packages, in 2011.
(Other than the Android sales, I buy pretty much every bundle.)

New Star Wars book by Ulises Farinas

I just ordered Star Wars Where's the Wookiee Search and Find Book at Amazon:

Chewbacca, a notorious rebel ally, is wanted for crimes against the Empire. Not often seen without his partner-in-crime, Han Solo, this Wookiee has evaded capture on multiple occasions, due in no small part to the fastest freighter in the universe, the Millennium Falcon. Chewie, as he is more commonly known, has a sizeable bounty on his head. Can you find this furry criminal before other accomplished bounty hunters beat you to it? A uniquely illustrated search and find format, perfect for Star Wars fans young and old!

Art roundup

Iron Man and Doctor Doom commissions by Alex Maleev.

Furiosa commission by Jon Paul Leon.

Bayonetta and Magik commissions by Kevin Wada.

Art roundup

Seinfeld necklaces by Kiersten Essenpreis.

Bill Sienkiewicz’s Cover To The Dark Knight III: The Master Race via.

The Comb of Charisma.

Rejected poster for The Hobbit by Nico Delort.

Astronauts by Tyrell Cannon.

The Addams Family by TBS (commissions start at $60).

Gravity Daze Collector's Edition


Link roundup

1. Olly Moss:

I watched a Youtube tutorial about how to recreate one of my pieces. Holy shit that video tought me so much about Photoshop.
2. NYT:
That was days after Calvert, 29, had repeatedly been challenged for head-to-head play in another game, on the website FanDuel, by a Rick Sawyer. After checking a search engine, Calvert said, he found that Sawyer was actually a business planning manager at DraftKings.

“I could only think that he had watched my DraftKings account and had me pegged as a suboptimal player,” Calvert said. “I felt like a moron.”

Calvert said it was “pretty obvious that with insider information and access to top players,” players like him would not have a chance in the long run.
3. Replace the word "wand" with "dick" in any sentence from Harry Potter.

4. Latest tee at Last Exit to Nowhere is the official tee for Aaaaaaaah!

Art roundup

Luke's Lost Hand collectible.

Creature from the Black Lagoon posters by Nico Delort.

City of Blades book cover by Sam Weber.

Sabine by Sean Closson.

Fury Road poster by Tom Whalen.

Metal Gear Solid V no texture glitch

Link roundup

1. Nightmare fuel.

2. "Elaborate NYT graphic makes me think something quite different from what they want me to think."

second, if we're talking about families — 158 families — how are they "overwhelmingly... male"?
[Third] If all of the households gave just $5, that would be $600 million, vastly overwhelming those supposedly fearsome, overspending, rich, white men.
[Fourth] Why did the NYT draw the line at 158 families?
3. Twitter Moments "is a disaster":
Twitter is obsessed with the celebrities that use its platform, and this is hardly the first time that Twitter takes their content and shoves it down your throat.
Twitter Moments are more of the same: Official organizations, members of the media, and celebrities.
The problem for Twitter with this approach is not only can you get that commentary anywhere, you can in fact get it better in other places!
4. $100 itunes for $80 at ebay. $50 for $40.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Link roundup

1. "So, in case you haven’t seen what Tokyo Disney is doing for halloween, here’s the basics. The big villains of the disney movies have invited mickey and the crew to join them for halloween. Meanwhile, the villains have sent out ‘recruiters’ to get the guests to join the villain’s side!"

Photo gallery of gender-swapped villains.

2. Polygon:

Popular YouTube personality Jordan "CaptainSparklez" Maron, who primarily plays Minecraft on his channel, just dropped $4.5 million on a new house in the Hollywood Hills
3. Deadspin:
Here's How Tom Brady Pushes His Sketchy Body Guru On People
4. Cthulhu Monopoly and Yahtzee available for preorder.

Picked up from my wishlist: The Woman Who Lost Her Soul

$1.99 at Amazon.

Also $1.99 today, Ship Breaker, which was great, and The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, which is also very good, but a bit too much the romance novel for my taste.