Hot on the heels of StarDrone for the PS3, indie developers Alexey Menshikov of Beatshapers and Andriy Sharanevych from Orb Games bring their colourful top-down physics puzzler to the PS Vita. Does StarDrone Extreme play to the strengths of the handheld console? Or is it just another watered down version? Let’s find out.
Using a Phantom Flex camera, film school senior, Zach King brings a catapult to a tea party and shoots the destruction at anywhere between 3,200 to 6,900 frames per second. Watch as delicate tea china, glasses, and eggs are broken in super slow motion.
In her series of 54 “pop reinterpretations”, illustrator Hillary White applies acrylic to canvas and re-imagines classic artworks to include characters from popular films, TV shows, cartoons, and comics.
White paints her reinterpretations in the same style as the old masters would have done and amusingly replaces James Whistler’s mother with a teenage mutant ninja turtle, inserts the hulking Voltron into a Monet, and has Big Bird explaining the musculature of Kermit’s arm to the Muppets in oil painting by Rembrandt.
See some of White’s creative pop culture mashups after the jump.
NOTE: This competition has ended.
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To prepare you for the challenge, we’ve got three Steam Beta keys for the PC version of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for the three hardiest soldiers who are able to leave their names below and click “Enlist”.
What do you get when you mix a physics-based puzzle game with suicidal blobs of paint, all mixed with some fancy acrobatics? You get The Splatters, of course. I took this game for a messy flip to see what it was all about.
Retro-remakes are all the rage right now, and the latest arcade game to receive a makeover is BurgerTime, this time returning with the subtitle World Tour. Is this game as deliciously fun and playable as the old classic? Lettuce find out.
Auroras are caused by solar activity, and it is expected that a solar max (the period of greatest solar activity) for our current solar cycle will happen between this year and the next. Noticing an increase in such activity, Salomonsen from Tromsø, Norway pointed his cameras to the aurora-filled skies in the northern parts of this homeland. 150,000 exposures later and he had created a most ethereal time-lapse video, Celestial Lights.
Celestial Lights is Salomonsen’s second video project. His first, In The Land Of The Northern Lights, can be seen after the jump.
In his series entitled Faces, designer Patrick Seymour from Montreal Canada uses bold lines and symmetry to create some striking line art illustrations. Have a look at the Seymour’s hypnotic series of faces after the jump.
I went (tandem) paragliding once. It was off Lion’s Head in Cape Town and was one of the most serene experiences ever. French paragliding pilot Jean-Baptiste Chandelier knows that feeling and experiences many more I bet as he takes to the skies in and around urban areas in Peru, Chile, and France.
Have a look at his Chandelier’s lofty adventures in Urban Side.
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What a competition! I’ve not quite seen such a scramble for a prize since…well…since ever. We had millions and squillions and willions of entrants. Maybe even jillions! We had more entrants than there are people on the planet, which leads us to suspect that even alien races were entering. Alas, there can be only one dream! One soul! One prize! One goal! One golden glance of…no, wait. That’s Queen.
So, who is going to soon discover that no matter what scars they bear, whatever uniform they wear, they could fight like a Krogan, run like a leopard, they’ll never be better than Commander Shepard? Find out after the jump.