Lauren Beukes's outstanding Zoo City is $1.99 right now at Amazon.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Friday, August 29, 2014
Looks like Telltale's Game of Thrones game will focus on the obscure House Forrester.
(I'm not sure what to expect. The Wolf Among Us started so great, but was lackluster at best after the first episode. And I don't like The Walking Dead, but blame that on not liking the general concept of the tv show, either.)
Thursday, August 28, 2014
From Luc Besson's AMA, regarding writing The Fifth Element:
At 16, i wrote 200 pages and threw them in the garbage because it was bad. I then wrote 200 more which also finished in the garbage. Then I wrote 400 pages that i kept, waited for 15 years, and wrote a first draft. I have done 16 drafts for the fifth element, and finished the script with 300 pages in two parts. The producers refused to part the film in two parts because it was too expensive and forced me to rewrite everything in one film. I guess at the time filming in two parts wasn't popular yet.Compared to writing Leon:
Regarding Leon, i had to wait 2 weeks to get an answer from a studio to know if they were going to make the fifth element or not. The wait was horrible. So i wrote Leon in 15 days and nights to stop me from thinking about the wait.
Posted by John at 9:30 PM
You can buy The Academy: Game On at Amazon:
The Academy is an International Sports Mecca for teen athletes. There are only two ways in. Deep pockets or enough talent to score a scholarship.
Young tennis star Maya's dreams have finally come true when she earns a scholarship to The Academy. Plucked from her small town, Maya moves to the sports training facility/boarding school to (hopefully) start the beginning of her pro career. But Maya's fantasy of The Academy doesn't quite match the reality. Because where there are hot, talented teens, there's a lot of drama. Meet the players:
Nicole: A tennis star who feels threatened by Maya (but she'd never admit it).(Bolding from the official description.) Via.
Cleo: Maya's rebel/punk roommate who is nearing the top of the golf world.
Renee: The gorgeous swimmer with enough money to buy her way into The Academy.
Travis: The son of The Academy owner--perfectly groomed to be the next NFL star.
Jake: Travis' younger brother--the bad boy to his brother's good.
I'm picking up:
Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition for $7.50 at Amazon(the iOS version is my favorite time waster)
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse for iOS on sale for 99 cents instead of the usual $10.
The first three Arkham games as a $23 bundle
Titanfall for $20
Lego Batman 2 for $5
Posted by John at 7:32 AM
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
"USC senior cornerback Josh Shaw has admitted to lying about how he suffered his ankle injuries last weekend and has been suspended indefinitely, the school said in a statement Wednesday."
"Viral" just means "a fictional story portrayed as true," right?
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
If you haven't seen Anita Sarkeesian's latest video, you should watch it now (NSFW)--it's an overview of how frequently major video games feature violence against sexualized women.
I haven't played the God of War games. The example from GoW III is stunningly loathsome.
Meanwhile, today I sat down to read the first volume of Locke and Key (which I'd never read before) and decided after page 12's indication that a rape had occurred that I wasn't interested in reading any more. I don't think I've bought anything by Mark Millar since reading Kick-Ass 2, either. And I never enjoyed Telltale's Fables game again after the second episode.
(Since The Strain is topical right now, I was disgusted by the ending of that book, too.)
Proposed cover design for the must have Fables Covers: The Art of James Jean (New Edition).
Walt Disney Co has filed for three drone-related patents that it says could lead to an era of aerial movie screens and larger-than-life puppets flying through the sky.
The company's Disney Enterprises Inc subsidiary suggests its proposed drone-powered air shows could serve as an alternative to spectacles such as fireworks and large-scale light shows, according to its patent applications.
Monday, August 25, 2014
Sadly, and predictably, political forces are fighting back. In response to the Navy’s possible sales ban, Representative Duncan Hunter, a California Republican, has inserted language in the defense authorization bill that would require military commissaries to keep selling tobacco products. Little wonder the military has a smoking problem.
Modified Raiders of the Lost Ark chase music + a fistfight by a fighter.
This is Sony's PS-F5 battery-powered portable record player with headphone jacks:
There was one at ebay when I checked.
Posted by John at 6:21 AM
Sunday, August 24, 2014
That afternoon, someone attacked the portal I’d been maintaining outside my office. “Sorry,” I blurted, jumping up from my desk. “Someone is attacking my triangles.”
I rushed outside and around the corner and stood beside the portal. It was a bike rack shaped like a pennyfarthing bicycle. Someone was hitting it with XMP blasts. Every time they destroyed my low-level resonators, I’d put up another one. It was giving me a lot of XP. The attacker was probably getting annoyed.
Suddenly, a tiny middle-aged woman burst from an alley and started hurrying toward me, eyes locked on her phone. I limped away as fast as I could and hid behind a tree. I stood behind that tree for three minutes, tapping away at my own phone. I fought her off. Then I went back inside my office and informed everyone there that I had just scared off the enemy.2. Momoa as Aquaman.
3. 80's sysadmin warning posters look like dystopian parodies.
4. Can you beat my score on Ken Jennings' Slate news quiz this week?
Posted by John at 6:46 AM
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Friday, August 22, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014
LMFAO WINNIPEG!!!! pic.twitter.com/KGo9B02FJw
— Quinn Baskin (@QuinnB9) August 22, 2014
Whyte Ridge neighborhood in Winnipeg. #mbstorm pic.twitter.com/bcx6re2RIv
— Samantha Amaral (@SamanthaNAmaral) August 22, 2014
Thunderstorm deluge hits Winnipeg, parts of southern Manitoba: A thunderstorm tore through Winnipeg and parts ... http://t.co/LyId5c5tTy
— CTV Winnipeg (@ctvwinnipeg) August 22, 2014
Posted by John at 8:35 PM
Here's another #Nebula design I did for @Guardians Too much fun to work on! She's a #badass #marvel #conceptart pic.twitter.com/01ccjU9la3
— Andy Park (@andyparkart) August 21, 2014
#Nebula design I painted for @Guardians focused less on sexy & more on "can kick your a$$" #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy pic.twitter.com/BEaay6W2cs
— Andy Park (@andyparkart) August 21, 2014
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
In their malware demonstration, the researchers used a distinctive image to signal to their software that the scanner should replace a certain person’s image with an innocuous one.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Q: Will we see female figs from the Marvel line? Really hoping for Rogue and Jean Grey!
A: First up will be Black Widow, also have Madam Hydra and Spider Woman in the works. Speaking of Marvel, Doom will up for grabs next month and shipping this year! Which reminds you should have your Ironman soon, the boxes were just approved!
Q: Do you have any VALVe project/figures news which you can share with us?
A: We are working on DOG from HL, an updated version! that will come in a two pack with Alyx, also making a Gordon Freeman! Also if all goes well we will offer the Halloween TF2 ghost premade for well..Halloween! We are massive fans of Valve here at 3A!