Lara Croft Go is a nice combination of Hitman Go and Monument Valley, but lacks what made those games special. The levels in Hitman Go felt like real places, and there was ample variety. By comparison, with only a few short exceptions, the Lara Croft Go locations are all extremely similar and dull, and feel like video game puzzle screens rather than a mysterious tomb. And unlike Monument Valley, with its subtle narrative, this game has no story at all.
Definitely worth playing, but it's mostly just a great foundation to build a far superior sequel.
Monday, August 31, 2015
Bryan Hitch drew a few issues of Transformers.
Cover of Games magazine.
Prints by Mike Mitchell.
Poster for Antigone.
Red Sonja and Conan by Becky Cloonan.
Kamala Khan commission by George Kambadais.
Video game box art.
At the BBTS.
Posted by John at 9:30 AM
"Take a signature 8-eye shape with marceline print and contrast black fur lining on the tongue. Add a zip down the inside to make them easy to get on and off, and you've just made yourself an instant classic." Via.
Rome: An Empire's Story is $1.99
The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean is $2.99
Bismarck:A Life is $2.99
Posted by John at 5:12 AM
Sunday, August 30, 2015
"What if Stephen Hawking's voice box is actually the first A.I., using its robot brain to theorize on the universe and he's just riding along, as tripped out as the rest of us but unable to show it?"
"And the voice box is recommending that we don't create AI because it fears another AI would instantly recognize the voice box as AI and out it." Via.
Posted by John at 8:25 PM
Thanks to all who requested Mad Max today. The Warboys will be back again tomorrow from 10am - 6pm! #MadMaxatPAX pic.twitter.com/TEIhjbAfFQ— Uber Seattle (@Uber_SEA) August 29, 2015
Starting now, you can request a car ripped from the world of Mad Max! http://t.co/bOeeANOQMr #MadMaxatPAX pic.twitter.com/drYaXqOwua— Uber Seattle (@Uber_SEA) August 28, 2015
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1. "Pixar in a Box"
A collaboration between Pixar Animation Studios and Khan Academy. Sponsored by Disney.2. "Earth’s ancient history is full of giant versions of modern animals. Evolutionary forces (competition for resources, changes in climate) pushed these species to become incredibly large. And I’m not just talking about giant dinosaurs - there were huge mammals and marsupials too."
3. Maybe they haven't found the Malaysian flight:
When a wing section of a Boeing 777 washed up on the Indian Ocean island of La Réunion last month, the Malaysian government quickly ascribed the part to missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. But an ongoing investigation has failed to verify this claim, and the story just keeps getting weirder.4. These The Force Awakens alien character action figures have a real vintage feel.
5. Panther enthusiastically teething on a human hand.
Lots of new artistic gems at Dead End Thrills--screenshots from Witcher 3, Alice Madness Returns, MKX, Lif Is Strange, Watch Dogs, and more.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Friday, August 28, 2015
Card art for the "Jump To Lightspeed" set of Fantasy Flight Games' "Star Wars: The Card Game." This character was first introduced in the Masters of Teras Kasi Playstation game, and is notorious for having a pretty impractical costume. So I really had a blast getting the opportunity to redesign her into something that I think is more reflective of her actual personality and fighting style.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
"a painstaking yearslong effort to reproduce 100 studies published in three leading psychology journals has found that more than half of the findings did not hold up when retested"
“I think we knew or suspected that the literature had problems, but to see it so clearly, on such a large scale — it’s unprecedented,”See also: Wikipedia's summary of glaring flaws in the famed Stanford Prison Experiment.
1. "Two top executives at Dole are on the hook for $148 million after a judge ruled that CEO and chairman of the board David H. Murdock, and the company’s former chief operating officer, C. Michael Carter fraudulently drove down their company’s stock price so they could shortchange shareholders and buy the business on the cheap."
2. A claim that DC movies are killing DC comics sales (people watch the Watchmen and Dark Knight Returns movies instead of buying the comics).
3. "Welcome to your dystopian future. Reports from yesterday say that a US drone strike in Syria has killed a British-born computer hacker who had joined ISIS and was involved in that group's online activities"
4. A prestigious Los Angeles private high school had to drop its JV football team for lack of interested players:
“I think this is a bubble,” [the school's Athletic Director] said. “We feel this is a temporary situation.”(NFL player Jonathan Martin attended that school.)
5. Grand Theft Auto 5 mod puts a Mass Effect Reaper over the skies of Los Santos.
6. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss is $1.99 right now at Amazon.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
New Avengers Infinite figures including Juggernaut Colossus, Deadpool, and Emma Frost available for preorder
Avengers Infinite 3.75" Figure 2015 Series 03 set and individual figures available.
Posted by John at 12:48 PM
Uber's impact on taxi drivers in New York:
As the number of drivers continues to dwindle, between 80 and 120 cabs sit empty on any given shift. Yossri recalls one day recently when there were only enough drivers to send out 24 cabs, and 147 of them sat empty.
When he can, Kiouvas moves the cabs directly from one spot to another while still abiding by alternate side parking rules. More often, he parks them in the dispatcher's crowded lot temporarily. When street cleaning ends at 1:00 p.m. dispatchers, mechanics, and body men pitch in to help Kiouvas get all of the cabs back onto the street—quickly, before neighbors' cars fill in.
Posted by John at 12:41 PM
Here are my 2015 Boston Comic Con commissions! People made requests and I did my best to sculpt them on the fly. I got a great bunch of requests this year.
Raptor with comic books
One morning, while working on a project, I Googled “python lambda function list comprehension.” The familiar blue links appeared, and I started to look for the most relevant one.
But then something unusual happened.
The search results split and folded back to reveal a box that said “You’re speaking our language. Up for a challenge?”
I stared at the screen. What? After a moment, I decided yes, I was most definitely up for a challenge.
Over the next two weeks, I solved five more problems.