Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Internet Movie Firearms Database

Films are filled with firearms, and lots of people know their firearms so it makes sense that someone would create The Internet Movie Firearms Database. It doesn't have every film imaginable because it is a community based projects and concentrates mainly on real firearms. So it's Star Trek First Contact page is (at time of writing) missing the Star Trek Phaser. However the page on The Matrix ("I need guns, lots of guns") is rather detailed, even down to the make and model of tear gas canister used in the abandoned building before Morpheus was captured. It is also interesting to see the number of films that the M16 Has Been In.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Earth Hour 2011

A reminder that Earth Hour takes tonight between 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm.
Here are some pictures from last year, click the images to see a before and during.

Last year I turned my PC off and read for an hour.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Burrito Bison

Burrito Bison, available on NewGrounds is one of the best flash games I have played in a while. It is one of the shoot character across level and see how far you can get while bouncing and earning money as he goes, games. You play a wrestler who has been abducted by a city of GummyBears and must squish your way out of GummyLand. The only innovation I see here is the introduction of barriers that you have to have enough speed when you reach them to power through. I have played a few new games of this type recently, but Burrito Bison is fun because later in the game you can combo large jumps to rescue yourself and the game in general has a lot of personality.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Goon The Collaborative 8Bit Art Project

Goon City and Goon Tower are both rather fun. If you have a look around you will find more subtle references in Goon City.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Pure Chase Supercuts

This is a great compilation of supercuts.
The music is 7 vs 8 by The Jesus Lizard.

Pure from Jacob Bricca on Vimeo.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Sunday, March 06, 2011


Plug isn't exactly an indi film as it is made by Steambot a company that does a lot of artwork for both the film industry (Avatar and Tron 2.0) and video games industry (FarCry 2, Splinter Cell and Assassins Creed). But it still looks very interesting.

Plug - teaser one from vyle-art on Vimeo.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

How To Use A Mouse And Keyboard On A Console FPS

The XIM is a really coll device that lets you play with a Keyboard and mouse control interface on your console (360 or PS3). Obviously the immediate benefit is that you can pown everybody by having a way better control interface. The only problem is that it is made by a small group of guys who can't keepup with demand. Still if you have a look at the videos page the advertised experience is very impressive.