Crysis2 Concept Art

Some more concept art for Crysis2 is up on CGtopia by Viktor Jonsson. It is inspirational to see these environments come alive in his illustrations to such a level that they feel playable. Here we…


Techy Bits

Here are a few interesting bits of tech that swam past over the last little bit that are worthy of a few seconds of blogginess: Throwable Spherical Panoramic Camera Ball The Ball Camera is a clean…


WoW TCG Artwork

With the family still enjoying some WoW-time together here and there I like some of this artwork that has been created for the World of Warcraft TCG. WHile some of the pieces might just be nifty…


Thor

Got to watch the Thor bluray the other day and they have done a great job in bringing another Avenger to the screen for us. This time we have a tale spread across the stars as well as time with our…


Game Trailers

Just saw the review of Battlefield3 and Uncharted3 on GoodGame, so thought that was good enough inspiration for some Gaming videos of cool things around atm or soon to be. It is incredible the number…


Windows 8 Preview

Well I took the plunge and have downloaded the Windows 8 Developer Preview from dev.windows.com and thrown it onto my HP 2760P to see how it handles the touch screen and so forth - or perhaps just as…


HP2760P and SketchBookPro

A little while ago now I finally got an HP 2760P to replace my iPad as the portable computer in my life. While the Star-Trekky coolness of the iPad was great, as an actual tool it was left wanting in…


Vitaliy Modelling

Found Vitaliy Naymushin's modelling via a look at some Rage concept art. Seeing behind the scenes of each creation (the inner workings of the 3D models) always gives me a much greater appreciation of…


Muppets, Cubes, Robots, Bandai and CryEngine

A mixed bag post here, just some things I felt needed a little air-time. I have to start with this super poster from Disney that brings together the Muppets and Cap (via FirstShowing).  …


X-Men First Class

Just finished watching X-Men: First Class (blu-ray) and had a blast. Seeing all these characters from the books woven into the new tale along with events from world history. Going back into the back…


Comicon Challenge 2011

The final round entries in this years GameArtesans competition as part of Comicon are up. Here are some of the coolest pieces (my feel) from the Comicon Challenge 2011 - Alternate Universe, there are…


Mangachasing and other Mangaring

The Mangachasers have some fun videos showing off some cool techniques and style. While I think Manga can get a bit formulaic/samey there is no doubt that it can look super cool and nice Manga…


Mists of Pandaria

With Blizzcon comes the announcement of World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria - Even as we have Cataclysm still in full swing there is something exciting about the stuff coming our way. We have the…


Techy Bits

Some of the more interesting technology things that caught my eye of late Kinect Fusion This video shows another powerful example of how people are using tools like the kinect to achieve things that…


Trailer Time

Here are some super trailers for movies that are about to be gracing our screens. I like how trailers condense the essence of a film into a short video where the intent is to inspire people to watch.…


Black Swan

Watched the magic of Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan (DVD) last night for the first time and I am still enthralled. The passionate film is tense and engaging as well as overflowing with lovingly…


The Lineup

Here are my WoW characters that I consider active, just the one 85, but all fun in their own way and all proudly members of our Chilli guild. The game is still a great escape (stress reliever) as…


City of Heroes Freedom

Free-to-play comes to City of Heroes in the form of their Freedom update. I have the fondest of memories for the game which had the best roleplaying of any MMO I have played so far as well as the…


WoW 85

The kids and I never dreamed of of having high level characters when we began World of Warcraft characters together. We were watching Charmed DVDs together at the time and decided to create 3 caster…


Bruce Timm Art

[Bruce Timm art piece via DeviantArt] There is something deeply appealing about the style that Bruce Timm brings to his renditions of characters. The stylised flowing angles with the poppy youthful…