Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Pocket Monster

Because I've been making so many clothing posts lately, I won't make another one. LOL JK, the artist Ramyb has made two shirts which you can find and buy over at Teefury for $11 each (not including postage), they both come in 3 colours including "royal blue", blue and green. Ramby also made the Charmader version of this shirt titled "Pocket Monster", which was the first in this series of shirts.

Now I'm off to play the Gears of War DLC. Seriously I paid $80 for the short game and short DLC? Wow.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

The Infinite Loop

For the next 5 or so hours you can buy the shirt "The Infinite Loop" for only $10 dollars from www.riptapparel.com, you can get a further $1 discount by using the voucher code "schmoes" (OMG $1!??! Yes. You're welcome). This shirt is based on Bioshock Infinite's characters Booker and Elizabeth who are falling through portals from that one game, I've forgotten what the game was called.

Under $13 for the shirt and packaging and delivery is in my opinion incredibly cheap for a 24 hour shirt, many 24 hour shirt websites can cost up to $20, which is why this is a good deal. Click here to visit Moysche's (the artist) website, click here to visit Riptapparel.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

RIP Lava Lamps

Introducing Ferrocious; the new lava lamp. Ferrocious is an electromagnet which is powered in response to sound, this causes the magnetic ferrofluid to move in rhythm of the music, your voice or any other low-frequency loud noises. Similarly to lava lamps, I imagine the inside material is equally delicious (read: not very - don't attempt).

"An interesting blend of science and art... Ferrocious is designed to move magnetic fluid to the sound and music in the world around it."

The Ferrocious is currently a KickStarter Project made by Russell Garehan, it has gathered lots of media attention and has raised more than double the required funding and still has 15 days to go, to visit the KickStarter page click here.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

If Child Books Were Dr. Seuss Books

Because I know how much you love books, I'm making another post about books. The artist Drfaustusau drew several video games in the style of D.r Seuss books, including games like Bioshock, Skyrim, Silent Hill and Bioshock Infinite. Unfortunately there aren't any more video game book covers but there are movie and TV series drawn in the style of Dr. Seuss books such as The Iron Giant, Batman, Cat Woman and Dexter

Click here for the full gallery and click here for the artist's Deviant Art page.

Via Geekologie

Sunday, 31 March 2013

YouTube Is Closing

Since YouTube launched 8 years ago we all seem to have forgotten that the whole website is just a competition to decide who can upload the best video, tomorrow, on the 1st of April, the site will be shut down and all the content will be deleted, Youtube will then return in 2023 and at that point the winner will be declared and will win the generous prize of an MP3 player and $500 budget for their next creative project (so get uploading!).

In other news, it's April Fools tomorrow, I wonder what big websites like Google and YouTube have planned for us.

Friday, 29 March 2013

If Video Games Were Child Books

What if video games were child books? Well they would be very cute of course. The artist Jo3bot drew a small collection of what video games would look like if they were child books, and I would definitely buy them for my children if they were real. Okay child. Okay, me.

Hit the jump for the rest of the set.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

What Happens On The Internet Every Minute?

(Click the picture for the full size)

On average 639,800 GB of data is transferred across the Internet, and that amount is only increasing as the Internet gets older. Unexpectedly, YouTube, Google and Facebook take the top 3 spots for transferring the most data, Youtube has over 30 hours of video uploaded and 1.3 million video views, Google processes over 2 million search queries and Facebook has 277,000 logins and 6 million views. 

There are also other websites that contribute largely towards that 639,800 GB of data but this is a family friendly blog folks. Fine, it's CatHub, CatMovies and CatTube, some of the best places for cat videos.

Via Intel

Friday, 22 March 2013

A Couple drawn In Different Cartoon Styles

The imgur user IsurfimgurhighonacidsometimesokaywellIdidoncebutwhatever (I don't think that user name is long enough) drew him and his girlfriend in the style of several different cartoons including Adventure Time, The Simpsons, Family Guy, South Park, Gorillaz and more.

"I drew Me and My Girlfriend in a bunch of different art styles and I thought you guys might think this s*** is f****** adorable yo:)"

For the complete list of different styles and high resolution versions, click hereto visit the user's profile click here.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Humble Bundle Weekly Sale

The Humble Bundle is back with a new offer of the Weekly Sale, to begin this promotion you can get Braid on Steam/DRM free for just $1, for $2.65 (at the moment) you can get bonus content such as audio and for $25 you can get Bastion Merchandise, the best part about all of this is you can help charity in the process.

Hit the jump for the Bastion trailer if you haven't seen it, click here to visit the Humble Bundle website.

Monday, 18 March 2013

All SimCity buyers are given an Origin game

If you was one of the people to buy SimCity Maxis is giving you a free game on Origin because of how successful their launch was. Wait no, because how catastrophically bad the launch was. The list of games you can choose from includes: 

  • Battlefield 3
  • Bejeweled 3
  • Dead Space 3
  • Mass Effect 3
  • Medal of Honor Warfighter
  • Need For Speed Most Wanted
  • Plants vs. Zombies
  • SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition

To be eligible for a free game you must have had registered your copy of SimCity before March 25th 11:59PM PST and you must choose your free game before March 30th 11:59PM PST, for information check your email (Plants vs. Zombies. Brilliant). Hit the jump for the full letter.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Ring Burns Your Finger To Remind You Of Your Anniversary

Introducing the ring that all men will want: The Remember Ring, Never Forget An Anniversary! This ring reminds you 24 hours before your anniversary, it will continue reminding you by warming up to 120º F every hour until your anniversary is over, to be honest if you need a reminder of your anniversary there's a good chance you'll be celebrating it alone. Because she would have left you. Probably for your brother (or maybe even sister).

"24 hours before your special day, the Hot Spot™ on the interior surface of your Remember Ring™ will warm to 120º F for approximately 10 seconds, and continue to warm up every hour, on the hour, all day long!"

The Remember Ring is available for the low price of $760 and is available in 7 different styles including white and yellow gold.

Friday, 15 March 2013

Free £2 Amazon voucher for MP3

This is kind of a short and not exactly a blog-worthy post but I just thought I'd let my readers know that you can get £2 of music credit absolutely free directly from Amazon as some sort of promotion, click here to get the £2 voucher (which can only be spent on music - Rick Astley here I come! <3).

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Cats Can Heal You

There are multiple reasons for owning a cat, one, they're SO CUTE AND FLUFFY, two, they can make you become a crazy cat lady/man and three they can actually heal you. Cats can lower stress and reduce the chance of a heart attack by 40%, now maybe you understand why I have 3 cats.

Hit the jump for the full infographic.

Monday, 11 March 2013

Get 700 Marvel Comics For Free

Until late Tuesday (11 PM Eastern Time) you can get 700 comics for free via Marvel's digital comic shop or the Marvel Comics app.

“This is the perfect way to show everyone how much we believe in our material by letting them try the first issues for free, because we’re sure once they start, they won’t stop,” Marvel SVP – Sales, Digital & Print David Gabriel. 

“Week in and week out we ask fans to come check out our new releases—both in print and digitally—with the promise that we’ll bring them the best comics made by the best talent and managed by the best editorial team in the industry. Now, existing and news fans [alike] can discover the heroes they know and love and learn about new ones all at the same time."

Via Marvel

Friday, 8 March 2013

Angry Birds Is Free!

Angry Birds is free for a limited amount of time, so go download it for free whilst you still have time, available on the iTunes store (Normal and HD) and from Amazon for Android/Kindle (normal and HD). I imagine if you own any sort of phone with access to an app store which sells Angry Birds you would already own it so this might not be a great bargain for you (me).

Japan Earthquake, before and after (2 years later)

In a short amount of days, Japan will mark the 2nd anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake and the tsunami, a photographer for TheAtlantic has taken a series of photos 2 years after the earthquake to show what has changed. Not much apparently apart from a few missing boats.

I would have GIF'd all the images but I thought I'd rather leave them in their full glory, to see the rest of the gallery click here.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

One Of The Best Job Applications Ever

This is an advertisement from a tattoo studio seeking new tattoo artists located in Turkey. To be in a chance of getting the job you have to fill in the QR code with black pen, if done successfully you can scan the QR code and be sent the application form by email. So that rules me out. Damn these chubby fingers.

Via helloyoucreatives

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Greetings From Rapture

Qwertee is selling the shirt "Greetings From Rapture" just in time for Bioshock Infinite, made by user Brandon_Wildelm. You have around 28 hours left to buy this shirt so I recommend buying it now before it's gone forever, I've already bought it. Along with Bioshock Infinite.... And Gears of War Judgement.... And a year of Xbox Live.... I've spent way too much on games this month. Money well spent.

Click here to visit Qwertee.

Friday, 1 March 2013

You're Fabulous! Fingernail Game Art

Because I know how much you love using lip stick and mascara to compliment your puberty-beard, I'm making a post about fingernail art. YOU'RE WELCOME. The Reddit user Atomicwrangler began painting their nails one year ago with various game art, it started as the Triforce from The Legend of Zelda and then it continued from there, including Pokemon, Assassin's Creed, Mario, Minecraft, Bioshock, Half-Life and more.

Cheapest place to buy Bioshock Infinite (PC)

Wanting to buy Bioshock Infinite but aren't sure if you have the cheapest price? This is a list compiled of the cheapest found so far (UK), I would recommend GreenManGaming unless you want Tesco ClubCard Points or have an Amazon gift card to use.

Monday, 25 February 2013

DIY Super Mario Piranha Plant (For Cats!)

This is the "Mario Brothers Cat Tree" made by the Instructables user Geckoo_Designs, although the intended user is cats there's nothing stopping you from using it (except your extreme and very rare case of big-boneitis).  Although the quality of the tree isn't Ikea quality it's much better than you or I could do - okay, maybe just you, have you seen my blogging skills? They're almost as good as my DIY skills.

Via Geekologie

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Super Mario 3 Final Level In First Person

Because nothing, and I mean nothing says originality like even more video games done in first person, Freddie Wong (no one was expecting that) has made another first person Mario video - in all fairness, the video is pretty good and I'm being judgemental because I'll never be as good as that beautiful Chinese bastard. The video took 50 days to render, in comparison the first version Freddie Wong did took a mere 60 hours, the first can be watched here.

"After over 50 days of rendering FPM Endgame is finally done. I've always said that if I'm going to do a sequel it has to be creatively worth doing."

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Pac-Man Seats

Bruno Marques made several seats called the "Pac Seat".  According to Marques he made the chairs specifically for children, taking on inspiration from arcade games in the 90's.  The seats were made with polypropylene (The More You Know, right?)

"This chair was designed for children taking as inspiration the immortalization of an icon of the arcade games of the 90s."

You can view the page for his project here, and you can view the rest of his projects here.

Sunday, 17 February 2013

PS4 Prototype Controller

This is apparently the prototype of the upcoming PlayStation 4's new controller, there's clear similarities to the current PlayStation 3 controller however it looks obese; almost like a cross between the Xbox 360 and the PS3 controller.  There are also other differences including a speaker, an unknown port (I'm guessing it's an audio port), a new d-pad, a move sensor (<sarcasm>woo - more interactive games </sarcasm>) and a "possible share button".  

Here are the different PlayStation controllers, from PS2 to the PS4 prototype. 

In unrelated news, I just finished BBC's Sherlock series and OH MY GOSH. Can't wait for season 3.


Monday, 11 February 2013

'Up' Inspired Hot Air Balloon

The imgur user upvoteHero took pictures of the hot air balloon inspired by the Movie 'Up'. There isn't really much else to talk about, except how it must have a crappy view considering the 'basket' doesn't look very see through - or it has a great view if you're terrified of heights. I'd rather just be playing Xbox.

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Officially Licensed TARDIS Computer Case

I'm posting this just in time for Christmas, the British computer retailer Scan has started selling a computer which is in the shape of the Doctor Who Tardis. I don't really know why I'm blogging about Doctor Who because I've never even seen an episode, in fact, Doctor Who? Who? You see, I'm hilarious. Ask any of my virtual "girlfriends".

The Doctor Who Tardis PC Chassis is available from the low price of £935.99, you can customise it how you like up to £1,947.55, which in my opinion would make a good insurance claim. JK I'm a good boy.

Friday, 25 January 2013

Nightmares for the rest of your life: Pikachu and Mario skin-tight fetish suits

Aside from all the weird activities you partake in when you're alone and naked, there's another thing for you to add to your weird fetish collection; Pikachu and Mario skin-tight suits.  The company Milanoo sells latex/lycra "zenshin tights" which covers you from head to feet in NIGHTMARES FOREVER a different range of characters, including Mario, Pikachu, Kratos and many more.

In other less important news, the large game company THQ had its last few final days before its game franchises were sold to Loch Media (owner and publisher of Deep Silver who made Dead Island). More can be read about this via Kotaku.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Playing Fruit Ninja on thin air

Okay, I lied in the title, it is actually just vapour (which is way more boring). This reporter is playing a game of Fruit Ninja on Displair (at the low low price of only $10,000), this demo shows how bad technology is      shows how expensive a game of Fruit Ninja is    only shows that tablets are much better shows how vapour can be used to have an image projected onto it, thus giving the appearance of playing on thin air.

As you can tell the performance isn't the best due to low response times, it won't be available to consumers (read: peasants) for at least 5 years so hopefully the product will improve by then.

Friday, 11 January 2013

Rest In Piece PS2

So, apparently Sony has officially stopped manufacturing PlayStation 2's after selling over 150 million units, and also 6 years after its successor was released, the PS3.  Don't worry, don't feel bad I also had no idea they were still being made up until recently (seriously.. who would even use a PlayStation 2 still?)

"After over 150 million units sold, Sony has finally put the PlayStation 2 out to pasture.

Even now, as we bid the old bird farewell, the PS2 can hold its proverbial head high. Over 1.5 billion copies of nearly 11,000 titles were sold over the last 12 years. The 70 million PS3 sales to date pale in comparison the the numbers put up by the PS2. In fact, by the numbers, the PS2 is -- make that was -- the most successful console of all time."

Who cares? Goodnight sweet prince. 

Saturday, 5 January 2013

My two favourite things combined: Bioshock Big Daddy LEGO

This is a Big Daddy sculpture from Bioshock built out of LEGO, by Finnish LEGO lover Pate-Keetongu.  The sculpture wasn't completely made from LEGO, it is built from pieces of the Lego from the  "Exo-Force flying mecha sets" and the hand drill is a piece from a "Rock Raiders set" from the late 1990's.

"The body is built of pieces from the Lego Exo-Force flying mecha sets, and the arms use ball joints and are movable. For the the builder used a "Big ball" or "Tectonic ball" piece, which is held onto the body with the bricks and tubes around it. The Big Daddy's hand drill is a piece of the classic Rock Raiders sets from the late 1990s."

I would definitely love to buy this as a set and built it however unfortunately it would not meet LEGO's target demographic, but I can always steal his design, ideas and build it myself dream.  That and buy other LEGO sets in the mean time.  The construction process and loads more pictures of the Big Daddy can be found on his blog.