Dean told me they've basically approached the project with a B-movie mentality. For instance, instead of just having the character designers do their thing and create some kind of sci-fi looking guy, the team imposed a real world budget of $150 to reskin the enemies from Far Cry 3. What items would you buy with $150 in real life to pull off that sci-fi look?
One example is the heavy fire unit enemy. They gave him a toaster for a helmet, and a vacuum in order to resemble a flame thrower pack. Other enemies will be wearing motorcycle helmets with crappy LEDS, stripped down hockey pads, and even a salad bowl as a helmet.2. This month's ESPN magazine has an article about baseball cards:
Waiting patiently in line is a new acquisition, Jason Bay, who's in his 11th year in the majors. "I'll never forget the first time I ever saw a card with my picture on it," he says. "It was at a junior hockey game in my hometown [Trail, British Columbia]. A guy came up to me and asked me to sign my 2002 Expos Prospect card. I went out to the 7-Eleven and must've blown $60, $70 buying every pack they had. But my card wasn't in any of them. My parents, though, found me for 99 cents on eBay."3. Funny article about two Gawker writers attending a massive Zumba event. They were big fans of the lead instructor:
Since she never talked, she was like a mime. The spiciest mime.