26.2.09

Bioshock Syringe Replica



Absolutely amazing replica of the ADAM syringe from Bioshock, made by Harrison Krix.
The same artist was featured in a previous post (Portal Gun Replica).

The Space Game


[Play the Game]

Back to the Future: Alternate Ending


[Watch in High Quality]

Academic lecture on the theory of war as conducted in Starcraft


[Click to view the first lecture]

The lecture, tutored by Alan Feng's is based part Sun Tzu, part Von Clausewitz, part Leibniz: "This course will go in-depth in the theory of how war is conducted within the confines of the game Starcraft. There will be lecture on various aspects of the game, from the viewpoint of pure theory to the more computational aspects of how exactly battles are conducted. Calculus and Differential Equations are highly recommended for full understanding of the course."

Love The Machine, Hate the Factory

For me, the biggest appeal to steampunk is that it exalts the machine and disparages the factory (this is the motto of the excellent and free *Steampunk* magazine: "Love the Machine, Hate the Factory"). It celebrates the elaborate inventions of the scientifically managed enterprise, but imagines those machines coming from individuals who are their own masters. Steampunk doesn't rail against efficiency -- but it never puts efficiency ahead of self-determination. If you're going to raise your workbench to spare your back, that's *your* decision, not something imposed on you from the top down.

[Read the full article]

Article by Cory Doctorow.

19.2.09

Professor Dantes and the Severin Conundrum



Professor Dantes is one of the finest scienticians the world has to offer...but when an old rival threatens to steal the mysterious secrets of Aetherium, Dantes and his faithful manservant Bullsworth are forced into action!

Zombie Zombie - Driving



Enjoy this stop-motion clip inspired in John Carpenter's The Thing!

Profile of Philip K. Dick


"The Most Brilliant Sci-Fi Mind on Any Planet: Philip K. Dick" 1975 Rolling Stone Article by Paul Williams

[Click to read Article]

17.2.09

Colour My Heart


[Play the game]

Hemlock


[Fullscreen]

[Making Of]

Dead Set


[Episode Teasers]

Awesome TV series with a twist plot. Quite enjoyable if you're not a zombie purist (hey, i play Left 4 Dead).
[Official Website]

If you ever want to buy these tv series, please read my previous post about it.

14.2.09

Hapy Valentines... uhm wait...


[Buy the postcard here]

100th post!

Half Life: Escape From City 17


[Watch in High Definition | Teaser Trailer]

Directed by The Purchase Brothers.

The Escape From City 17 short film series is an adaptation based on the Half Life computer game saga by Valve Corporation. Originally envisioned as a project to test out numerous post production techniques, as well as a spec commercial, it ballooned into a multi part series. Filmed guerilla style with no money, no time, no crew, no script, the first two episodes were made from beginning to end on a budget of $500.

Neverending Light


[Play the Game]
(Part 1 of 3)

Awesome and gripping game. Use the WSAD keys to move around, move the mouse to direct the light. Click to attack when you have a weapon. Press enter to select a chapter.

The Scopitone



Watching Scopitone videos nowadays bring memories of an unlived past. One can wonder on Quentin Tarantino's inspirations, and be awed with the kitsch style that all seem to keep. Enjoy a few Samples here.

Buddy Greco - The Lady is a Tramp;
Joi Lansing - The Silencer;
Kay Starr - The Wheel of Fortune.

13.2.09

Game: Bloxorz


[Click to play]

Oldie but goldie.

Great Collection of video game Remake Wallpapers

Sebastian's Voodoo



[High Quality]

This year the Grand Winner was chosen by the combined ranking of both the Community and Jury, meaning Sebastians Voodoo was loved by all. A voodoo doll must find the courage to save his friends from being pinned to death. Created by Joaquin Baldwin.

11.2.09

Create Your Own Zombie Game Poster



SEGA released an original way to publicise the new House of the Dead: Overkill. Try this and you might have a new wallpaper.

[click to start]

Mastermind: World Conqueror




Click to Play

Little Man





[Click to Watch]

Funny Short Film by Rasmus Heise.

The most Annoying song ever









An online poll conducted in the '90s set Vitaly Komar, Alex Melamid and David Soldier on a quest to create the most annoying song ever. After gathering data about people's least favorite music and lyrical subjects, they did the unthinkable: they combined them into a single monstrosity, specifically engineered to sound unpleasant to the maximum percentage of listeners. The song is not new, but it resurfaced on Dial "M" for Musicology.

Amazingly, this "most unwanted music" contains little dissonance -- that would have been too easy. For the most part, they seem to have tried to assemble these elements in a listenable way.

Komar & Melamid and David Soldier's list of undesirable elements included holiday music, bagpipes, pipe organ, a children's chorus and the concept of children in general (really?), Wal-Mart, cowboys, political jingoism, George Stephanopoulos, Coca Cola, bossanova synths, banjo ferocity, harp glissandos, oompah-ing tubas and much, much more. It's actually a fascinating listen, worthwhile for the opera rapping alone. (We didn't think that was possible either.)


Article by Eliot Van Buskirk.

8.2.09

Humans Are Among Us








Advertising Agency: Saatchi&Saatchi, Milan, Italy
Creative director: Agostino Toscana
Copywriter: Luca Lorenzini
Art Director: Luca Pannese
Illustrator: Mike Koelsch

4.2.09

12:01 PM


[Fullscreen]

Imagine a short film, much like Groundhog Day, but better... 12:01 is a drama of an average american man, played by Kurtwood Smith, who gets stuck in a time loop. He is therefore forced to relive the same hour over and over again. Enjoy watching this academy-awarded short film, as I sure did.

Live Action Splatterhouse

If you were a die-hard fan of SEGA back in the day, you might remember a small game called Splatterhouse. Found this while roaming endlessly against internetian tides. Enjoy!