Tom’s recent post about the impending awesomeness that is Torchlight 2 reminded me of a video I had seen a while back and meant to post. It is also armor-related and takes an amusing look at the gender bias in video game apparel. As anyone who’s played computer RPGs can attest, female armor is definitely a bit more about form than function.
About a year ago, some friends and I came up with the hypothetical of opening a Star Wars themed restaurant. We started riffing on some potential menu items. Then we kept going. The following is what we’ve come up with, arranged into a menu. Feel free to add your own in the comments.
About a week ago I found a link to a video while I was at work. Because I was at work, I didn’t click play, but I threw it into an extra tab of my browser so I’d come back to it later. This usually means that I have an extra tab sitting around for a week or so and I eventually decide I don’t care and close it out. I’m very glad I didn’t do that this time around, because that tab contained pure genius.
This is a short film by Michael Ashton called Lazy Teenage Superheroes. It is about four college age friends and roommates, three of whom have awesome super powers, which means it’s basically about the four of us who run this site (sorry Tom). The writing is great and hilarious, and considering the entire film had a budget of $300, the special effects are amazing (especially in the final scene). As many people on other sites have already said, the writing and effects are better than half the stuff on TV today, including things like Heroes and No Ordinary Family. I say give these guys a Hollywood budget and see what happens.
See the splendor after The Jump.