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Thursday, December 29

Cosplay, Cosplay and more Cosplay

wonder woman cosplay costume
Adrianne Curry as Wonder Woman

Cosplay, Cosplay and more Cosplay

Here's a random collection of cosplay, cosplay costumes and other variations of the same found around the net.

she hilk cosplay

captain america cosplay costume
power girl boobs

mass effect sheppard costume cosplay
Are you getting excited for Mass Effect 3?
mystique costume cosplay
Do you have enough Mystique in your life?
Did you enjoy the Captain America movie? It was better than Thor right......

sexy storm trooper breasts
Star Wars babe?
I had brains for lunch

anya cosplay
Gears of War's Anya

I am Optimus Prime

morrigan big breast cosplay
War Machine

Zelda dude?

Comiket Comic Market 2011 Cosplay Photos

Comiket Comic Market 2011 Cosplay Photos

Wednesday, December 28

If you haven't yet played Gears of War 3....

The Horde were desperate to get to an Xbox to download the demo
If you haven't yet played Gears of War 3, why don't you down load the demonstration of it from Xbox Live? And then once you've fallen in love with Shipwrecked level, buy it from Amazon.

Monday, December 26

Halo Terminal Secret codes revealed?

The Input Device
The Halo Terminal Codes cracked?

"This is the input device. The input device grants access to the Terminals when a correct code is entered. The input device allows codes to be 1 to 10 characters long. We know 10 codes which are each 5 characters long and were found at the end each one of the Terminals. Entering all of them successfully granted access to a secret 11th Terminal. This proves that there is a possibility of additional Terminals." 


The supposed Terminal Codes....

In order of 1st to 10th, the terminal codes read:


And Forward Unto Dawn has been up to some tricks.....

signal interruption detected.initiating amplification protocols//
protocols ineffective.UNIDENTIFIED INTRUSION//
recording for archival purposes.entry #03012012343/25122011//

intrusion ceased.reasons unknown//
initiating stability protocols.analyzing entry #03012012343/25122011 transcript//
source of intrusion cannot be identified.running firewall diagnostics//

permissions compromised.unknown agent/s detected//

cannot.shut.the.door//Info sources:


How badly acted is Samantha Byrne in Gears 3?

How badly acted is Samantha Byrne in Gears 3?

In two words. Very badly.

Do you remember how bad the acting in the original Gears game was? Baird was terrible. The Cole Train laughable. Marcus' only saving grace was that his voice was whole unique and actually managed to convey a true sense of emotional depth - well at least when he wasn't yelling "Bring it".

It's my view Samantha Byrne is the worsely acted character in the entire Gears franchise. How the heck that voice acting got through play testing without the testers murmuring about how dire it was? How did Cliff Bleszinski let this pass?

Samantha's character is voiced by Claudia Black, an actor who's voiced many video games and films and is known for her role in Pitch Black. Given her breadth of experience, how the fuck she turn in that performance? Was it the voice director or was she just simply trying to sound like an obnoxious Aussie actor from Home and Away?

Any ways, the actual character of Sam Byrne is quite interesting, here's a small biography - she's had more history that just other than the games as she's been featured in the associated novels.


Private Samantha Byrne was born in Avengad, Kashkur, which is near the famous Anvil Gate, which featured as garrison in the Pendulum Wars. Her father was Sargeant Samuel Byrne who died during the Siege of Anvil Gate in the Pendulum Wars.

Like her father, she joined the COG army and was assigned to Delta-One, Marcus Fenix's company.

During the COG occupation at Vectes, Samantha was involved in multiple pivotal encounters including the discovery that Lambency had jumped across species barrier when herself, Bernadette Mataki, the now battle hardened Anya Stroud and Alex survived an onslaught of what appeared to be Lambent forces.

After the COG disbanded, she joined Marcus Fenix and Delta Squad on the CNV Sovereign rather than attempting a pilgrimage to Anvegad with the grumpy Colonel Victor Hoffman and Bernadette Mataki.

Sam survived the final campaign in Gears of War 3.

Friday, December 23

Power Girl's brains are up here, boys

power girl breasts as she bends over
Power Girl's brains are up here, boys.

This Power Girl above is asking you too look into her eyes. 

Ah! you say, it's a trick. 

It's a trap! you'd say. 

And perhaps you drop your eyes and feast on her ample cleavage and think to hell with it. I'll fall victim to whatever trap Power Girl has set me because both her powers are too big a match for me. 

Or you just have no manners. Or you should have a cold shower. 

Power Girl is to be admired. She helped save a few universes during the Crisis on Infinite Earths and has bashed a few bad guys here and there. If you were to admire her curves, I doubt many fan boys would complain. And neither do the people who go to comic conventions like Comic Con. 

Apparently there's a hole horde of them who simply turn up to them just to spy some power girl cosplayers in the crowd. So for those who didn't make comic con or couldn't get to Earth Two in time, here's some Power Girl costumes and outfits. 

excellent cosplay costume power girl
By their powers combined...
Wonder Woman cos player with Power Girl
Power Girl and Best Friend Forever, Wonder Woman.

Smiling Power Girl

Power Girl costume
Power Girl moves so fast the world around her is a blur...
Superman with Power Girl cosplay
Kyrptonian family reunions were always difficult.

Sexy Power girl with large tits
Power Girl says no to your suggestion of a dinner and movie

Wednesday, December 21

Fenix Rising Map and Ranking details DLC

Details on the Fenix Rising DLC have been announced. 

Five new multiplayer maps, four new player skins, three new weapons skins will be available plus a new ranking system for those who want to go around the clock again!

If you got the season pack, it's all free! (In the sense you already paid for it)

Dropping in January.


• Academy –The lineage of the Fenix family can be traced back along a distinguished line of military officers. Officer training at the Oracle Academy was simply the expected path for Marcus, and he had visited the grounds many times in expectation that he would walk the same path as his ancestors. But it was not to be, and Marcus broke with tradition to be with his best friends Dom and Carlos. Like any number of fine Seran traditions, the Academy is now lost to the invasion of the Locust Horde.
• Anvil – The fortress of Anvegad was called Anvil Gate because its impenetrable walls were forged in the fires of war. Huge cannons sat atop battlements that guarded sprawling walls running the line of the UIR borders. Marcus went there to find Hoffman, and they both thought that Anvil Gate would offer protection from the incoming forces of Locust and Lambent. They were wrong, and little remains other than the ruined shell of a once mighty fortress.
• Depths – The excessive opulence of Azura defied all normal reasoning. But Adam Fenix could see the cracks in the veneer of splendor from the moment he arrived at this underwater processing center. And all that beauty mattered not at all once he was held captive by the Locust. Out of options, he had to find a way to contact Marcus, and finally reveal the truths he'd been keeping to himself for all these many years.
• Escalation – Haldane Hall has been the home of the Fenix family for countless generations. But the only history that matters to Marcus's are his memories of warm summer evenings spent with his mother, Elain, relaxing in the estate's gardens. Sadly, all the estate's history and beauty was lost when the Locust destroyed it in an attempt to kidnap his father.
• The Slab – Convicted for insubordination and treason, Marcus was incarcerated in Jacinto Maximum Security Prison. Known as "The Slab", this prison is not a correctional facility - it's a place where Sera's worst offenders are locked up and forgotten. The inmates are brutal, parole is not an option, and the average life expectancy is about two years. But that was before the Locust showed up, and what couldn't get worse, suddenly did. Now your life expectancy there is around 2 minutes.


• COG:
o Recruit Clayton – Clayton was born a Gear, grew up a Gear, and on the very day he became eligible, he signed himself up to become the capable, confident, and devoted Gear he'd always known he could be.
o Thrashball Cole (Limited Edition) – The Cole Train prefers to take the most direct path to the Locust Horde in any situation. What he lacks in finesse, he makes up in raw energy.
• Locust:
o Savage Marauder – Locust Marauders were the first to form any sort of organization outside of the Hollow – if their brutal infighting and bloodthirsty raiding parties could truly be called organized.
o Savage Kantus (Limited Edition) – The Savage Kantus were profoundly impacted by the loss of the Hollow. They have reverted to a primal, shamanistic state, and their battle cries have taken a dark, melancholy turn. Few sounds are as terrifying to human ears.

Tuesday, December 20

2011: All Wrapped Up and under the Blogging Tree

In a case of The Cranberries ‘everyone else is doing it, why can’t we?’ mood, I’m joining the end of year best of posts meme that every blogger and his blog seems to be doing this month. Here’s a few of the most popular posts, my favourite posts, a couple of reviews and maybe what I think was my best work - the value of which is entirely up to you dear reader.

I've really enjoyed writing for Gears of Halo this year – ocassionally I even wrote some original articles!

Sometimes I simply copied cos play pictures from the internet, wrote some gobble-de-gook around them and you loved them. It’s true what they say about the internet and commerce – sex sells eh?


What could Gears of War 4 offer gamers? - What becomes of the Gears franchise now the Trilogy is done?
Quit bitching about paying for DLC you already have - and just play the game sucker.
Two Cranes and a Halo short film - Wellington. It rocks. So does PJ.
Have you noticed? - well have you?
I heart you Bungie - I declare my love for Bungie. To date my love is unrequited. Did I spell that right?
Gears of War 3's Insane ModeI wax lyrical about the awesomeness that is Gears of War’s Insane Difficulty setting. Do try it.

Popular posts cosplay posts:

Mystique Nude Cosplay Photos
Harley Quinn Cosplay Costumes
Body Painted Mass Effect Girls Nude
Body Painted Super Heroines - Does it mean they are nude?
Power Girl Cosplay Outfits
Jean Grey / Dark Phoenix Cos Play Photos

Game Reviews:

I only buy very few new games – I tend to stick to what I know – suffice to say here’s the new games I played this year:

Bioshock 2 – the sequel to Bioshock did the deed and held up as a very solid sequel.
Gears of War 3 – Gears 3 come out and kicked some ass.
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary – Halo CE Redux has a lot going for it!
Mass Effect 2 – I was late to the party on this game but it was a great party!

Concept Art work:

I love concept art – seeing where ideas have come from and how they ended up in a game (or movie etc) is pretty cool.

Turned out Issac Hannaford knows how to draw a good Cortana
Halo Concept Art by various Bungie Artists - A round up of some Halo concept art
Levi Hoffmeier's Halo Concept Art
Halo 4 Concept Artwork by 343 – concept art as a promotional piece for Halo 4? Brilliant and novel marketing approach.
Mark Goldsworthy Reach Concept Art
Halo artwork by Paul Russel

Favourite Posts:

These posts are favourites because they are amusing or perhaps represented a cool thing that happened in the gaming universe this year.

Should Sheppard and Ashley Williams get back together? - This is a real issue people!
Star Trek Fans Nude Bike Ride WTF? – Trekies seem to love this page….
Top 10 Worst Cos Play Costumes Fails
Halo 4 announced at E3
Bungie's MMO is ONI
Destiny: Is Bungie making a MMO?
HBO indirectly confirms Destiny ;)

So what was your favourite post this year - and that can be from any where! See you in 2012 - now doubt with some full halo glory in the vein of Halo 4!

Saturday, December 17

Rod Fergusson reflects on Gears 3

Here's some snippets from an interview Rod Fergusson did with IGN post release on Gears of War 3 that covers the sucesses and merits of the game..

Was there anything you'd change if you had extra development time?

Generally speaking, anytime that we get additional time, we always find it's best to focus on polish.

It's about the little things; that last 10 percent. Would one feature make the game so much better that now Metacritic is 98? Probably not, but it's about that polish level, taking whatever time you have, and just make the experience that you have stronger.

How has fan feedback since Gears 3 launched influenced your team with Gears?

Probably the biggest piece of feedback is the double-barreled shotgun, or what we call the sawed-off shotgun. It's probably the most controversial weapon now in our arsenal because it allowed people who had less skill than the veteran players to have that successful shotgun kill.

It caused people to react to that.

We've definitely been playing with how we can tweak the sawed-off shotgun. That's one of the things we did with the Alpha playlist. We made it a pick-up in the map instead of being a starting weapon, so it turned it much more into a power weapon. That's had really positive response. The Alpha playlist has done really well.

Gears of War 3 was the first in the franchise to support stereo 3D gameplay. What are your thoughts on 3D gaming?

I think it's interesting. I think it's an emerging market. I'm part of that marketplace in the movie world that goes and sees the 3D IMAX version of a movie if I have a choice.

I feel like it heightens the experience.

When I saw Avatar in 3D, that was one of the great realizations of that. I think it's still coming into its own on the game side. I know playing it with Gears, that sense of depth in the word and being able to actually really feel like you're shooting into the world, is really compelling. I'd be interested to see whether that continues.

When I talk to my friends, there are definitely people out there who have that backlash, who purposefully avoid the 3D version of a film or feel like it's a trick or novelty and just another fad and will go away pretty quickly.

ONI Speed Run Video LASO

Here's a LASO Mythic speed run of ONI by RC Master in less than thirteen minutes which might help you out with some of the Weekly Challenges which get thrown up every so often. It makes good use of the Hammer of Dawn or whatever it's called ;)

Sunday, December 11

Blog of the Dead: Zombie Cos Play

zombie cosplay big tits
I wish these boobs were full of brains

That's what Zombies crave. 

It doesn't matter if you are a sexy Zombie nurse, a Zombie with a bullet in your head or attacked by zombies during your wedding, they all end up wanting a taste of the grey matter. 

At least that's what I thought till I found some of these cos players doing their zombie thing. 

Some of them have forgone the brains and simply want to make out with each other or engage in zombie sex orgies....

zombie sex orgy
Zombie orgy of blood and cuts
zombie cosplay bullet to face
He should see a Zombie doctor about that bullet hole, it might get an infection.

It's Father Christmas Zombie time!

Santa Clause bloody zombie

The Zombies will eat anyone, no matter how important. It's clear this Father Christmas was bitten by a zombie grinch who wanted to ruin Christmas day for everyone.

zombie cosplay male

Despite the bad teeth, it's clear this long haired Zombie uses floss very well. His dentist would be pleased.

Bikini Girl zombie cosplay playboy bunny

Zombie in a pink bikini. Need we say more?

zombie nurses kissing
Zombie love.
This picture is Zombies covered in blood, making out. A Swiss nurse? This smacks of some bad Zombie lesbian movie that was released the late 1990s.

Is this really what you came to Gears of Halo for? Of Course it is. Zombie romances are all the rage these days.
zombie costume
Zombie with a friendly smile. Would you take him home for dinner?

zombie cosplay

I think this Zombie spilled some blood on her self during lunch, I'm not sure she's noticed?

Have you seen by tie bro?

zombie cosplay eating arms

zombies wearing bikini
Bikini Zombie asks if you have a condom?

zombie girl wearing a black bikini
I'm gonna wash your brains down this this ice cold Coca Cola!

zombie bloody mouth
This Zombie only has eyes for you. 

The Morose Zombie

zombie nurses blood

Some more hot Zombie nurses for you to oggle. I cannot only wonder in horror what their sponge bath technique might be like?

Below this cosplayer's Bride of Zombie shot is pretty sweet. I wonder how the groom ended up.....

zombie wedding