Konami and developer Rebellion Developments have gone out on a limb with NeverDead and its bizarre mechanic. Without hearing anything else about the game, the ability to rip off your appendages and fling them at enemies had certainly piqued my interest. If you’re reading this I can assume you may be that way inclined too. So, has Rebellion Developments succeeded in converting this novel idea into a worthwhile game or has it shot itself in the foot? Let’s find out after the cut.
Brazil isn’t exactly the safest place in the world. According to statistics in 2010 it’s firlmy in the top 20 countries by intentional homicide rate. It has a rate of 25 (that is 25 homicides per 100,000 people). Our fair country of South Africa ranks slightly higher with a rate 32 but who’s counting right?
In any case, with the bad there’s always some good. In 2011, musician/film director Jarbas Agnelli and Australian photographer Keith Loutit (of Bathtub IV fame) were in Rio de Janeiro for the fabulous Carnaval party and captured the sights during the days and the nights. They combine the art of tilt-shift and time-lapse to create The City of Samba. Check out the very festive video below.
[via Bangers and Nash]
Being different can be a difficult thing, and one can often feel alone in the world. Chris Gerringer explores this in his cute little series that shows one pop culture character as they empathize with another because they share the same fault. Whether it be a Storm Trooper and a Koopa Troopa sharing a fist bump for being expendable or Harry Potter and Batman down in the dumps about being orphaned, the common feeling is I Know That Feel, Bro. See the images after the jump.
In the right hands, a bunch of floppy drives can make some very beautiful music (see Phantom of the Floppera). YouTube user MrSolidSnake745 makes uses of eight floppy drives to recreate the music from the first map of the first episode of the venerable FPS title, Doom.
Check out the floppy drive version of “At Doom’s Gate” below.
Doesn’t that bring back memories? Hit the jump to hear the original piece of music.
There are few things more awesome than controlling demonic tentacle arms with murderous intent, accompanied by a dwarf-sized gargoyle sidekick who wears the union jack like a dress and has a cockney accent to match. Unless of course said tentacles come with a disturbed inner voice and a mind of their own. The Darkness II offers you all of this, in a familiar yet unique presentation. Find out what I thought of it after the break.
The images of history’s famous explosions have been burned into our memory. Illustrator Brock Davis has reproduced some these disasters using a rather unusual medium.
Using the florets from the cauliflower vegetable, Davis recreated the bombing of Nagasaki, the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger, and the fiery Hindenburg disaster. Have a look at his historic explosions in cauliflower after the jump.
By using its services, we accept the fact that entities such as Google is collecting data about us and our online habits. Information is power after all, and in his short film We Feed the Network graphic designer Michael Rigley explores how the metadata contained in a multimedia (MMS) message is harvested, stored, and sold on to the highest bidder.
According to Rigley details such as the user’s phone number, location, receiver, and the amount of data sent are included in the 736 pieces of personal data that is collected each and every day by service providers. See more details in We Feed the Network below.
[via Venture Beat]
EA is well known for the sports games it produces, most notably the FIFA branded soccer games (the latest of which, FIFA 12, is still one of the best-selling soccer games around). I’m not a sports nut, however, so it was with a little bit of trepidation that I put EA’s Grand Slam Tennis 2 into the drive tray of my console and fired it up. Find out in this review what surprises, if any, this game had in store for me.
From Luc Bergeron, the video editor who earlier created a music video for Rolling in the Deep, comes yet another crowd-sourced montage. This time, it’s a subject we quite fond of — time-lapse. Using clips from 179 other time-lapse videos, Bergeron creates a gorgeous tourist video for the Earth. Check out Welcome to Earth below.
The videos used in the creation of this video are listed on Bergeron’s Google+ post.
[via Geeks are Sexy]
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Arty fashion photographer and filmmaker Jacob Sutton takes to the French Alps to shoot snowboarder William Hughes as he carves his way through the snow. Hughes wears a custom-built L.E.D.-covered suit and illuminates the surroundings as he passes by, like a “lone character made of light surfing through darkness”.
Have a look at Sutton’s Glowing Man below.
[via The Huffington Post]