Blue Flames

There are some wonderful images on Boston.com from photographer Olivier Grunewald who has captured the blue fire of burning sulphur at a volcano/mine in Indonesia. The full article presents some 30…


Crysis2 Screens

Incrysis have some more gorgeous screenshots from Crysis2 up. Now that we have CryEngine3 running here in FBE we are keen so see how far we can push things, just look at the depth and quality on…


Into the Sandbox

Just a quick post to show I am back into Sandbox2 (CryEngine2) - here is where a few minutes of intro tute gets to. Now to dive in for real. In the last few days I have also fired up Mudbox and had…


AGD Fin

While I had intentions of posting here quite often as I worked my way through Jesse Schell's The Art of Game Design - well here are my thoughts now I am at the end. I really enjoyed the book, Jesse's…


Arkham City Trailer

Brand new trailer from Rocksteady for Arkham City - super: Video Games | Batman: Arkham City | VGA 10: Exclusive Hugo Strange Reveal Trailer XBox 360 | Playstation 3 | Nintendo Wii Plus dont…


Inception

I had been looking forward to this, Inception on BluRay looks and sounds incredible. Christopher Nolan brings all the intensity and cerebral thrill from The Dark Knight to bear on this story and…


WoW Cataclysm

The next big thing in the World of Warcraft is Cataclysm. Though much of the content has been released in the leadup to the go-live date we are now finally completely cataclysmic. We can now create…


Transformers 3 teaser and concept work

The teaser trailer for Transformers 3 Dark of the Moon is here: Michael Bay give Collider a long look at how things are going on the new movie that is looking great and such a cool concept (hook) to…


Getting started with Sandbox2 for MvB

While we are working through the licensing and server for CryEngine3 I decided to get a start with Sandbox2 which I havent really looked at for over a year now. So I installed Crysis Wars and then…


3ds Max 20 Years Trailer

I just installed the Crysis Wars and Sandbox2 kit onto my machine, I was going to wait until we sort out the license server for CryEngine3, but this will keep me going for a little longer. We are…


Eclipse BR

Watched Eclipse, the third film in the Twilight series on BluRay and while it might not completely satisfy as a film, some of the effects and colour treatments are cool. The wolves are even better…


Firefall

Firefall is another ambitious attempt to bring the FPS game type to the massive scale of the MMO. Planetside was the only real success in this endeavour previously and Red 5 Studios look to be making…


NIDA Exhibition

The DanceSpot concerts are on at the Parade Theatre at NIDA again this year. The foyer has an interesting exhibition of work by NIDA students in things like the design of costumes, sets and…


COFA Annual

Spent a nice morning at CarriageWorks where the COFA Graduation Exhibition (Annual) is in full flight. It was wonderful to see all the various programs exhibiting together and intermingled, digital…


Unity Uberstrike

This game doesnt appeal to me, but it does look like a pretty exciting development running on Unity3D across a whole range of platforms including Facebook, Mac, Windows and more. Uberstrike is an FPS…


Prince of Persia - The Sands of Time dvd

I had been looking forward to seeing this movie adaptation of the game, the production values and the team behind the The Prince of Persia - Sands of Time gave me high hopes. Well, after two viewings…


Toy Story 3

I already mentioned some of the nifty Special Features on the Toy Story 3 BluRay, now for a quick look at the film. John Lassiter and the gods of animation at Pixar deliver us another wonderful tale…


Net Geo Photo Comp

A great photo can deliver great punch, such majesty and drama. I wont spoil the great joy you will get looking at the National Geographic's Photography Contest 2010 by showing more than one. The set…


Toy Story 3 : Setting a Story in Motion

The Toy Story 3 special features includes a wonderful little piece, Beginnings: Setting a Story in Motion where Michael Arndt, the screenwriter, walks us through what he has learnt in his time at…


Unity3D Asset Store

Picking up the logic from the Google Warehouse, here we have Unity3D givign us the Asset Store. For quick design visualisation, this sort of thing is key, being able to rapidly flesh out ideas with…