DarksidersII CA

With Joe Maduriera at the artistic helm of DarkSiders 2 there was always going to be some stunning concept art. While there is some nice art on the main site, ConceptArtWorld have posted a slew more…


GW2 Intro

I didnt really expect to find myself in there playing Guild Wars 2, there on the prelaunch weekend with zillions of other people - but somehow that is where I was. The kids and I created three mighty…


MIcrosoftiness

It is funny how we now think of Microsoft as something of a little underdog, with giants like Apple and Google out there, yet the Redmond crowd are still big and have Win8 coming ever closer, and I…


TableTop

I rarely get the chance to play a board game these days, but have very fond memories of doing so in times gone past and would love to find a way to play more again. I enjoy the mechanics and oddities…


The Vying of the MMOs

While there is something nice about a game with some quick and simple gameplay with friends be it the coop mass zombie slaying of Left 4 Dead 2 or the strategy of Starcraft 2. But ever since…


Moths Butterflies and Doodles

Whenever I have my little A5 sketchpad out (daily if possible at least briefly) doodles and concept thinking abound. Over the last few years there have been so many drawings of Moth and Butterfly…


SuckerPUNCH site

Once in a while it is nice to feature a site and here is one that is chock full of interesting things SuckerPUNCH is all about design with a focus on techy digital generative artistic forms and…


Pandaria Cinematic Goodness

If there is one thing we can rely on is Blizzard to pull out a luscious, engaging and expertly crafted cinematic trailer. With the Mists of Pandaria looming large on the horizon, their new…


The Lorax

One of my favourite movies is the stunning realisation of the imagined worlds of Dr Seuss' Horton Hears a Who. So when the Despicable Me gang took on The Lorax - we were destined to have something…


The Hunger Games

Family just sat down to The Hunger Games (bluray) and lots of fun was had by all in this interesting tale that has some depth that floats along behind the action of the main story. The books no doubt…


3D Campus

A quick peek at the work of students here at UNSW who used AAM's K2Vi software to create a 3D visualisation of the main uni campus.I am looking forward to students being able to pull off this and…


Chrysalis Architecture

This concept for a chrysalis tree house restaurant was made back in 2008 by Pacific Environments Architects out of NZ for US Yellow Pages. Would have been nice if it could have been realised somehow,…


Left4Dead2 Zombie Fun

Thinking about games as we do often reveals interesting trends. We were discussing what makes a game the other day and often the definition involved having a goal/aim and often some…


Supinfocom

When I was looking at the splendout that is A Fox Tale, that leads to this French school of computer graphics and animation Supinfocom Arles. They are clearly a quality outfit with the production…


A Fox Tail

I love being impressed by the work that comes from student projects and A Fox Tail is a beautiful example of a small team coming together to show off their new skills in a digital short film format.…


Lure of the Secret World

Sometimes going with the classics for generating conflict is just so so good - World Domination is the goal and the three factions in The Secret World want it. Though the game mechanics might not…


Lappies

The range of laptops is greater than ever and with all the tablets as well, mobile computing has never looked richer. That said we normalise so quickly these days, Pads, Ultrabooks, Software,…


MvB Sketches

Watching the Olympics and at other moments the sketchbook grows, here are a couple more compilations from the A5 sketchbook. They are still dominated by concept doodles for Moths vs Butterflies which…


Written by a Kid

There is something magically uninhibited about the way children tell stories, much like dreams where there need not be any great rationale for actions, characters, agents or plot shifts, they all…