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

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

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 ;)

Saturday, December 10

Mass Effect Reaper vs Worm Trailer

Check out this new Mass Effect 3 trailer which features Commander Sheppard dodging the hot red laser beams of a Reaper with a cameo performance from a very grumpy sand worm!

Looks like Sheppard now as a dive roll as part of his in game arsenal of moves....

Thursday, December 8

Gears of War Birthday Cakes


Gears of War cakes. Need I say anything more but pass me a piece?
A friendly skull? Is it smiling at us?

A deathly cake

Spencer Marshall's mom loves him

Lancer Cake

This cake looks lethal

Halo, Ghosts and birthday cakes

In doing a cake post I feel I should get the obligatory Portal reference out of the way first. These cakes don't lie. In fact they say nothing but how awesome Halo is - when fans make cakes of the things they love, you truly know their hearts and minds have been well and truly captured.

For my birthdays, my mother would make me pirate cakes and ghost cakes. These days it appears all the kids ask for is Halo cakes or maybe a well frosted cake from the Gears of War franchise.... so we'll start on a twist on the ghost cake.... a Halo ghost cake!

Lady Cake Ninja is awesome but not as awesome as Connery's mom who made him this sweet Master Chief Cake. I bet it tasted green and delicious!

Now clearly a master chef made this Master Chief!

Cortana is rampant as a cake

The Ghost Who Walks, Emile is also a tasty looking cake.....

Are you talking to me Nate?
Reach for a piece

Nice frosting

Scorpion Tank Cake beats everything

Elias' mom clearly loves him!

Where's the keys?