Saturday, February 26, 2011

Sword & Sworcery EP

Wondering why you threw down all those bones on that iPhone or iPad? This brand new trailer for the upcoming game, Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, finally puts that question to rest. I've been looking forward to this game since early video of it was first released, and it now looks better than ever. I love the minimalistic pixel graphics and animation, which somehow recall 8-bit classics like Out Of This World.

The EP in the title suggests that this may be a sort of mini adventure, hopefully with promises of more to come later. I hope any potential sequels aren't as long in development, and possibly even come in the form of free updates.
Anyways, watch:

Audience Calibration Procedure from Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery on Vimeo.

Looks like the release is just around the corner! Drool drool drool...

[via Joystiq]

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Selene is a hip hop concept album based on the movie, Moon. It's one of my favorite science fiction movies (featuring a full on double Sam Rockwell!), and these tracks sample the film's atmospheric soundtrack.
The music may contain some spoilers, so don't listen if you want to experience the movie as it's intended. Which you really should have done by now.
Selene by Max Tannone
I suggest they follow this with an EP based on Primer. That would be rad.

[via io9]

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


So, The Legend Of Zelda turned 25 this week. When the original game came out in that beautiful shiny cartridge, it was pretty much the most epic thing I'd seen up to that point in my life. I was six years old, so that's not really hyperbole. The open world was unlike anything we had played before. We became obsessed with the land of Hyrule (Was it called Hyrule back then? I'm not sure.) and the strange idiosyncratic characters that inhabited it.

I also remember being completely despondent when the cartridge refused to work one day. No amount of blowing on it or tapping on the NES would revive it. Our grandparents saved the day by buying us another copy. And then the first one started working randomly some days later. Score!

Twenty-five years later, and I have yet to defeat Ganondorf in Link's first outing. Yet I still start up the game from time to time just to explore that world.

Now check out this awesome painting someone did.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Slow Motion Kitten/Chipmunk

The danger of watching cuteness at this speed is potential shortness of breath, or jaw cramping from protracted awwwww's.

This footage also depicts most accurately how I feel after a couple glasses of red wine.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

The Wicker Tree Trailer

Just to be clear, this is the upcoming sequel to the Wicker Man. That's the original British Wicker Man, not the American remake starring Nicolas "NOT THE BEES" Cage. It's from the original director, and has Christopher Lee returning. So while it's less likely to become another YouTube sensation, it might actually be good. Here's hoping.

[via io9]

Tuesday, February 08, 2011


All of this happens multiple times a day. It is not an exaggeration. Well, maybe less swearing.

The Chapel

I'm a big fan of HDR photography. This is the first time I've seen it applied to video, and it's pretty awesome. I half expected to see Link ride in at the end and start wailing on some Deku Scrubs.

TheChapel. A short film. (HDR timelapse) from Patryk Kizny on Vimeo.

[via Geekologie]

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Enter Genki Sudo

I guess making the leap from MMA fighter to dance pop artist wasn't such a big stretch for Genki Sudo. He apparently brought that same style and showmanship every time he entered the ring:

Genki Sudo Presents World Order

World Order is a new music project by a retired UFC fighter, and it is my new favorite thing.
Oh, Japan. I love you.

[via Laughing Squid]