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Iconic Arms: Legendary Weapons of FPS History

It’s almost time for the next installment of your favourite shooter. Call of Duty: Inifnite Warfare zips to the zero-gravity war zones in outer space while Battlefield 1 dials it way back to a simpler time in a World War I setting. Many of the armaments used in these games take their cues from real life and if you have an interest in such history, you may like the “Iconic Arms” series by YouTuber Ahoy.


Iconic Arms takes you through the heritage of some of the familiar weapons that you’ve fired in your digital adventures. It’s insightful information that’s even accessible to people with a passing interest in weaponry. Here’s a video on the most ubiquitous assault rifle in the world, so popular that 1 in 5 of the firearms available worldwide is an AK-47.

At the minute, The Iconic Arms series comprises 14 entries including favourites like the Desert Eagle, Beretta 92, MP5, M16, SPAS-12, Uzi, and FAL. Check it out on YouTube.

[via SA Gamer]

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Still Life Weapons

Geliografic studio is design collective based in Moscow, Russia. In their “Art of Innovation” series, they created a set of colourful still life oil paintings as if they were done by the old renaissance masters and added guns, ammo, and other weapons of war into the scenes. The images are presented beautifully but it’s a little worrying that weapons are so commonplace in society these days and that I didn’t think anything was out-of the-ordinary with the massive multi-shot grenade launcher lying right next to the bunch of tasty pumpkins.

Have a look at the series of deadly art after the jump.