Pixar Animation Studios has made a metric ton of cash. Its films have grossed USD 7 billion worldwide! In his series of posters, designer Wonchan Lee pays tribute to Pixar, not for its money-making abilities but for all the wonderful cute and heart-warming tales that they have created in the last 26 years. Have a look at Lee’s minimalist Pixar movie posters after the jump.
Thanks to some very nice folks up at Mweb Gamezone (thanks, @mwebgmz!), Kalahari.com (thanks, @kalaharicom!) and EA South Africa (thanks, @EA_southafrica!), I was fortunate enough to be invited to the launch event for Mass Effect 3 (the review will be coming your way soon!) on the 9th of March. The event was sponsored by Mweb Gamezone, Kalahari.com, Gamersgate, EA South Africa, Red Bull, Samsung, and Rectron. If you’re not one of the approximately fifty guests, PR people, press, and general VIPs who were invited, then here’s a rundown of what sheer awesomeness that you missed out on. Yes, I’m telling you all this to make you jealous.
Written and directed by the artist known as PES, Fresh Guacamole is a stop-motion short film that shows how to create the tasty Mexican dip using everyday objects like grenades, golf balls, and light bulbs. There are visual puns aplenty in this humorous and creative cooking clip.
PES also shows how to cook pasta sauce in Western Spaghetti. See that short after the jump.
Hungry Giraffe, a new PlayStation Minis game from Laughing Jackal games, sees you taking control of the titular character as you make your way ever upward, gobbling all sorts of things as you go along. We rode the giraffe skyward to see what this game was all about.
In this seven-minute short, the French video game company uses their new motion-picture technology and the processing power of the PlayStation 3 to create a story of a humanoid robot that is being assembled. Conversant in over 300 languages and designed to be a general house helper (and sexual companion if need be), a third generation AX-400 android is being put through some standard tests, it soon becomes apparent to the operator that there are some ghosts in the machine…
Quantic Dream are quick to downplay the talk that Project KARA may be a scene from an upcoming game. It’s reportedly just a tech demo.
Whether it is carving, jumping, grinding or flying, SSX has it all. From the word go, I am going to say this game is amazing! Being EA’s first next-gen offering of the franchise, the game does not disappoint. The graphics are great, the locations detailed, and it’s very tricky in parts. And the tricks? Well, they just got more insane than before! Find out why after the break.
The photographer from Schweinfurt, Germany uses similar high-speed photography techniques to capture water and milk in motion, or at the very moment when the droplets make contact with various surfaces. The very precise, synchronized actions results in extremely beaultiful and colourful splashes. Have a look at some of Reugel’s liquid sculptures after the jump.
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Vehicular combat games have been around for a long time, and its history can be traced back as far as 1976, with 1995’s Destruction Derby for PSOne being one of the most memorable. A new Indian indie developer team, Version 2 Games, has now brought us a new one: Smash n Survive, exclusive to the PS3. Can it stand up against established vehicle combat games? We test drive this game to find out.
So we don’t usually post big brands here, but this is one marketing campaign that has captured our attention. Mercedes Benz is developing a new range of hydrogen-powered cars. Their claim is that the car will produce zero emissions, thus making it invisible to the environment.
As a part of their campaign they have covered one side of the new car in LED lights and placed a Canon EOS 5D Mark II on the other. This recorded footage live and transmitted it onto the LEDs. The effect: an invisible car. They drove the vehicle around Germany and caught the reaction of consumers. Needless to say, it is very impressive!
We won’t be seeing one of these cars in the near future as the costs will be prohibitive to most consumers. It is likely only to be put into production by 2015.
[via Digital Trends]
When you have as much spare time as I do these days, you tend to spend a lot of it either watching television or roaming Youtube. Most of the time it’s for new teasers of upcoming movies and nonsensical crud that’s posted by the world. Just when I was about to log off and cry myself to sleep, I found a webisode that put a smile on my face. It’s from The Daly Show.
The Daly Show, not to be confused with Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central, stars Tim Daly (Wings, Diner) and his son Sam Daly. It’s essentially a parody of the life of Tim and Sam and the adventures they have.
Tim is also well known for his voice work as Clark Kent/Superman for DC Comics’ animated films and previous TV shows. This particular webisode uses this fact as the basis for its story and stars, in my opinion, the most underused talent of Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Castle). Nathan, as most fans of the WB animated films know, is the voice of Green Lantern. He is also, most importantly, keeping the Lantern dignified after Ryan Reynolds’ debacle with it. The short also stars Michael Rosenbaum whom we all remember as Lex Luthor in the Smallville series, but does the voice of The Flash along with Daly and Fillion in the Justice League.
I’m not going to write a brief plot as it would spoil it for you, but give it a watch and let us know what you think.