Sep 02 2013
We (and I, now that I’m back from my honeymoon) will return in full force tomorrow! Happy day off, Americans.
Aug 27 2013
Apparently, GE crafted a clever campaign by using Thomas Edison instead of Ryan Gosling on ‘hey girl’ memes. These lines are actually quite funny and I can imagine my engineering friends saying these phrases. Pick up lines may be cheesy, but I indulge in them if they are witty. On a side note, ‘hey girl’ memes were also popular when people used it on U.S congressman Paul Ryan during the 2012 elections. So, I think GE chose the right meme to ride on.
What do you think of GE’s attempt to promote themselves using these popular memes?
Aug 26 2013
I think that I have been living under a rock because somehow video game/geek themed ‘leggings’ seem to be very popular lately. The first one I saw was a Miranda Lawson inspired one where it donned the famous honeycomb pattern on her suit. It’s quite cool because it’s not just a random design slapped on a piece of clothing. It actually mimics a costume from a game. However, I haven’t actually seen anyone wearing it in a public place. I’ve only read and heard about it all over the internet.
What do you think about this? Is there any video game theme in particular you’d like to see on leggings?
Aug 19 2013
PS4 is coming, and we’ll know exactly when tomorrow, I hear, with the release date being announced some time during the day. If I had to guess, it’ll be out a week or two before it’s competition as Sony really likes to get the jump on them, if you haven’t noticed.
Unreality has partnered with Sony for their “Greatness Awaits” campaign, because you folks seem to be the type of people who might be into a new video game console. After E3, everyone was pretty gaga over the system, and I’m wondering if that’s still the case. Have you preordered one? What game(s) will you be getting at launch? Have you figured out what that touchpad is for yet?
Anyway, I’m also featuring their “Greatness Awaits” trailer which has been running for a while now, and continues Sony’s streak of effective ads. It’s no “Michael,” and I miss Kevin Butler, but this is pretty good too. You can check it out below if you haven’t seen it yet. I’m guessing once we get closer to launch, there will be similar ads with the same theme. Continue Reading »
Aug 13 2013
Don’t think of this as a review.
A movie review indicates that there will be some sort of evaluation of quality. Will take into account all the elements of filmmaking, like writing, acting, cinematography, et al.
Very rarely, a movie comes along that hits me in just the right way as to make a review feel hollow and pointless. Such is the case with Fruitvale Station.
All I can offer are some thoughts free of promise, because this movie absolutely gutted me.
Aug 08 2013
I love it when people join forces to make the idea of cosplay or Halloween more entertaining. I’ve always wanted to pair up with someone and do something cool. We’ve seen people dress up like Mario and Luigi or Joel and Ellie. Iconic pairings that almost everyone can recognize. However, these two friends decided to take a stroll around Central Park as an unlikely but unmistakable pair. Who or what else could make Indiana Jones complete, other than the signature boulder he ran away from?
Sometimes you think that people have dressed up as everything, but this just proves that you can never run out of ideas when you cosplay. Click here to see the original photo.
Aug 08 2013
Boy, geeky wedding/engagement photos are quite the thing nowadays. I bet that people have been doing them for ages. It’s just that people only knew about it now because of social media and how easy it is to share our lives online. It’s really cool to see couples who are both big fans of something and we get to see them express their relationship through that. I liked how some of the cut-outs actually looked like it was in 8 bit. If you played Mario before, then these photos will leave a smile on your face because it’ll remind you of familiar scenes and memories playing it with people who are important to you.
Read their story here and check out the gallery below.
Jul 29 2013
I’ll have my thoughts on The Wolverine, the character’s latest film vehicle, up tomorrow, but until then, enjoy this supercut courtesy of Vulture.
If there are two certainties in any Wolverine movie, good or bad, it’s that he will bloodlessly stab people with his claws (PG-13!) and that he will scream a lot. Vulture took the liberty of hunting down all his screams and putting them together in one video. I’m pretty sure like half of them were from X-Men Origins alone, as he did almost nothing but scream in that movie. Check it out above, and look for my review tomorrow.
Jul 16 2013
Large Shield, Edmund Dansart
Remember how we discussed supporting your local geek-based events a few weeks back? I mentioned a little organization called GAAM (Games Arts and Music) and their efforts to bring gaming culture to the masses via multi-media exhibitions and shows. Fortunately, GAAM is no longer a secret, as last weekend I donned my finest green shirt, loaded up the family and ventured to our local gallery to support The Legend of GAAM, their Zelda-themed event.
“Our first event was in December, Super Mario themed,” said Ryan Thompson, co-founder of GAAM and local entrepreneur. This unbelievably hard-working former classmate of mine was ridiculously busy, but still managed to greet everyone he could and express his genuine thrill at the turnout. Attendance tripled this year, compared to its debut predecessor, topping out at over 600 with nearly 500 pre-purchased tickets. The massive turnout was at a local art gallery only a little over 2,000 square feet – recently revived Museum and Gardens provided the perfect blank canvas for the showcase of art, music, cosplay and interactive exhibits.
Jun 05 2013
Everything must come to an end…but not quite yet.
Before the final episodes air on AMC this August 11th, relive all the dramatic, full-measure escalations from season 5, now available to own on DVD and Blu-ray. Included exclusively with both DVD and Blu-ray discs is an uncensored bonus scene written by two Breaking Bad writers: ‘Chicks ‘N’ Guns.
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