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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Oblivion speed run.... of doom!

So Oblivion was a pretty long game right? I didn't like the game but I still invested about 25 hours in it prior to deciding to just win the game at level 2. But thanks to some clever gamers they've gotten that time down to a sleek and sexy 11 minutes.

By exploiting the jump bug while holding objects they manage to skip all of the content of the game post the jail breakout. Hah.


Friday, July 25, 2008

Christian Bale beats his family

Well, technically Christian Bale allegedly beats his family. And not all of them, just his mother and sister.

Well thanks to the glories of the internet you can help our new and beloved Batman escape his uniformed captors in this excellently hilarious flash game.

Using nothing but your "bat mouse" use it to jump over obstacles while collecting bat symbols (probably used later as torture devices on his cousins) and evading bobbies willing to tackle you football style if you get close enough.

Run Batman Run


Monday, July 21, 2008

When Legos meet Gamers

While perusing the porn laden tubes of the internets this morning I stumbled upon this true gem of internet engineering.

According to the builder Steve Barker of Lair of the Legomancer the project in total took 11 hours to construct, after having to make a bulk order of red and black legos of specific shapes.

For those who don't recognize this fiendishly awesome death weapon, it's none other than a level 3 (see: Fully Upgraded) rocket turret from Team Fortress 2.

The resemblance to the actual 3D model is quite astounding. This guy knows how to build some legos. See, when I was in my lego phase I was lucky if what I was building looked remotely like a boat... my boats often had wheels... and were a myriad of colors as I just had a tub of shapes... and my parents often told me I would never accomplish anything if I approached life with the safe sort of shiftless dedication I approached my lego building with.

Seriously though, I loved legos but they were all pretty weak. Thanks Steve for making me feel inadequate much like my father.

Check out the full site here with plenty of additional pictures.


Back in full force

Hey guys, sorry for the shoddy update schedule, my project at work hit its first candidate and was commanding some serious amount of attention. With that gone (or soon to be) regular updates will once again commence.


Monday, July 14, 2008

Zelda: Ocarina of Time Hi-Res Texture Remake

A group of fans have gone through and made updated textures for Zelda: Ocarina of Time, originally for the N64.

It's amazing what a little elbow grease can do. Just by updating the textures the game takes on a whole new feel. The game came out 10 years ago this year and the new textures give it a fidelity that makes it feel fresh.

Check out the hard work.

The group also did a cel-shaded remap but I've never been a big fan of that look. I particularly like the work they did on the shield.

Outside of that however I wish they would have updated Link's textures a bit more. His model gets some lighting and his boots got an overhaul, but overall he still looks the same.


Monday, July 07, 2008

Headshots? We have plenty.

Whoever said you couldn't successfully head shot with a shotgun has never seen this video.

FPS gaming at its finest gentlemen. This video made me want to go back and play Resident Evil 4 again. Great game, its mitigated ammo drops yield frenetic gameplay and frantic runs for cover, though I suppose had I been head shotting more often I would have had plenty of ammo.