Pixel Noir Concept Teaser

What is it with retro studios putting the word Pixel before everything in the names of their games? Pixel Noir looks conceptually like a really cool game, all have to go on is the teaser trailer above though.

It’s well worth a watch. And if I’m not mistaken the people making it have named themselves after Cyan from Final Fantasy VII’s signature SWD Tech.

SWDTech Games presents “Pixel Noir” a new take on classic JRPGs giving iOS & Android audiences a unique perspective on classic film noir action, as seen through a 16-bit lens.
Web: http://SWDTechGames.com
Facebook: http://bit.ly/SWDTechGames
Twitter: http://twitter.com/SWDTechGames

Short film: Malaria

Malaria from Edson Oda on Vimeo.

Edson Oda has created this quite clever short about a bounty hunter paid to kill death. I love the animation, the art style, the music, pretty much everything about this.

Via GeekNative
This isn’t Edson’s first animation of this type his VImeo page also has this video called “The Writer” which was created for Quenetin Tarantino’s Emerging Artist Contest to promote the film Django Unchained.

The Writer from Edson Oda on Vimeo.

Game Review: Cards Against Humanity

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I don’t think I’ve laughed as much as I did while playing “Cards Against Humanity” in a very long time, I laughed so hard I gave myself the hiccups.

Cards Against Humanity is a fairly simple game, each player is dealt a hand of 10 “White” cards with a random phrases on them like (The expansions give you blank cards to fill in with your own in jokes):

  • “Being a Dinosaur”
  • “Goblins”
  • “Stephen Hawking talking dirty”

Players then take turns drawing a “Black” card which has a phrase with one or more blanks in it such as:

  • But before I kill you Mr. Bond I must show you ___________________
  • In M. Night Shyamalaman’s new movie, Bruce Willis discovers that _______________ had really been ______________ all along.
  • Maybe she’s born with it. Maybe it’s_________________

The other players have to play in one or more white cards which are shuffled and then read out. There is a mild element of strategy to this, because the player who played the black card picks the winner, you have to pick not the funniest card but the one that you think will appeal the most to that player’s sense of humour.

Whoever’s card is picked wins that round, everyone draws a replacement card and the next player draws a black card for everyone else to play.

That’s it… There are house rules, some of which are genius, but that is pretty much the game in it’s entirety. It’s a really good way to get to know people and some of the bizarre/sick combinations that people come up with are hilarious.

I liked this game so much that having played it I ordered it off Amazon the next day, I can’t wait to play it again…

  

AT-AT Bookends

At $225 these collectable bookends from Gentle Giant aren’t cheap but that doesn’t make them any less awesome. They are a limited edition although they aren’t saying how many will be created as they are only available for pre-order at the moment.

Spider Man Swings Along In This Pendant

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Ok so the titlte for this post is a bit lame but the pendant which is sadly just a concept on Dave’s Geeky Ideas is pretty cool. I love the way it uses the chains as the webs, it’s a permanent action shot as Spiderman swings across the wearer’s chest/between their cleavage. I’m sure the thought of that make Peter Parker happy…

Clay Piranha Desk Plant

There isn’t much to say about this apart from the fact that it’s quite cool, made using some form of clay (Fimo or Suguru I assume) It’s not rocket science but it still looks cool.

Via Johnny Boy

Your Daily Dose Of Cynicism

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A not so happy comic by Gabrielle Bell about the three empty words that far too many people will feel obliged to say to someone today because of a third century Roman guy died on this day a long long time ago…