You have to admire dedicated fanboys especially those that channel their passion into making tribute short films based on whatever geeky property they are currently obsessed with. The time, energy, money and attention to detail they commit to is admirable. The short film below is no exception made by Wayside Creations, (website still under construction), this fan film for the highly successful apocalyptic adventure RPG video game Fallout:New Vegas is nothing short of sublime, especially when you consider it was made for next to nothing. Enjoy…we did. (via VT Films)
Here’s just one image from a slideshow of many which you can view over at All Voices of a South Korean boot camp for ill disciplined children, many of whom have become addicted to playing video games. Apparently a crack squad of Korean military psychotherapists have discovered that by stripping children to the waist and have them rub snow onto their exposed flesh will in fact rid them of any further desire to play a games console. It’s science and you can’t argue with it.
Many of the kids who are forced to attend these camps by their parents openly confess that they’ve become obsessed with games and as one training instructor explained: “Nowadays, the children are selfish and really dependent to parents. They even become violent and disrespect the older. Moreover they easily quit whenever encountering problems. It can not be accepted in our country. For that reason, the parents would like to send their children to the military training course to help them to be better and win themselves”.
Here’s an idea, let’s just put this out there but how about a similar military boot camp for the work shy, lazy, reality television addicted parents? You know the ones who have quite clearly failed at bringing up their kids and are so idle they’d rather let the military take care of them? Just a thought.
(via All Voices)
It’s that time again when gaming companies start to turn the vice and squeeze as much money out of your wallet as possible. The first downloadable map pack for last year’s highly successful first person shooter Call Of Duty: Black Ops is gearing up for release on February 1st. It will probably mark the first of three pieces of downloadable content for the game and just like before they’ve included some tempting new qualities which they hope will hook you into buying.
Holy Schnikes Batman! Here’s the trailer for the sequel to Warner Bros Interactive Entertainament’s highly popular console game Batman: Arkham Asylum, which proved itself a smash hit with gamers across different platforms. This new game, Batman: Arkham City, promises to expand on all the elements that made it predecessor so successful, while at the same time expanding on Batman’s story and adding in a new villain Prof Hugo Strange.
When we’re not navigating through the murky waters of internet entertainment, we here at the HMS Friday like to relax with a little video game time. And what better game to relieve some stress than a multiplayer session on Call Of Duty: Black Ops. Except it’s not very relaxing, if it’s not the squeaky voiced American kids killing us repeatedly then it’s…wooden boxes from the sky? Easily the best “WTF?” kill we’ve seen yet.
Further proof that no matter how good you are something will always come along and make you feel like a right prick.
Apparently if you shoot the heads off all the mannequins in the multi-player Nuketown map level of Call Of Duty: Black Ops something special happens. After many attempts a group of gaming marauders unlocked the secret much to their collective delight and they were kind enough to video their effort to share with everyone else. Gaming geeks, don’t you just love them? (via Joystiq)
Personally speaking we were hoping for something more like a freedom fridge:
The crew here at HMS Friday have been religiously putting in the hours playing Call Of Duty: Black Ops and haven’t so far been disappointed in the latest addition of the first person shooter franchise. But one thing which has soured our experience is the noticeable rise in the number of online players with swastika flags for their clan tags and gaming cards which show up etched onto their weapons during play.
The two pictures above clearly illustrate how some players have hand designed the Nazi flags using the customisable options Treyarch have built into the multi-player section of the game. Yes, you could argue the swastika is everywhere on the Zombie Maps and has popped up on numerous occasions during single player campaigns in previous Call Of Duty games, but for a player to actually spend time and effort creating a replica Nazi flag, either to be deliberately controversial or worse, is offensive for gamers like us who see it as a representation of Nazism. Should developers Treyarch enforce a ban on those responsible? What do you think?
UPDATE: You Tube has some videos where players have uploaded instructions on how to make and design swastika flags for Call Of Duty: Black Ops. Here’s two examples: