Posts by Andrew Cedotal
Geekosystem is looking for a full-time editorial intern for Fall 2010!Applicants must be available to work full-time at our NYC offices from August/September to December. Common intern duties include writing, editing, and being dispatched to the penal colony of Sallust VI to quell an uprising among the moon's population of highly dangerous criminals. (The prisoners are being led by a mysterious man known only as "the Judicator;" under his leadership, they have deactivated the psi-suppression field and are now attempting to make it off-world.)Also, you should probably know some HTML.
Whoa. The international trailer for Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World, the adaptation of Bryan Lee O'Malley's graphic novel/slacker epic, is out, and it ... is ... amazing.Heightened realism! Flawless comic timing! Nerdy-hot girls with dyed hair! Video game references! A significantly stronger grasp of physical comedy than Kick-Ass! Our editorial team is having trouble breathing at this point.
Creative Assembly is churning Total War games out at a serious clip! The upcoming Shogun 2: Total War represents the seventh entry in the series, which for those of you who don't know, blends grand, continent-wide military strategy with brutal, small-scale tactical battles where you can see individual little figures crushed by elephants, and blown apart by cannons, and so on. Anyway -- onto the screenshots!
Hot on the heels of Adidas’ Snoop-helmed Star Wars promotion, Behance user “John Woo” has created a series of illustrations of Star Wars characters posing in major streetwear brands, including Band of Outsiders, Supreme, and A.P.C.
Here’s Darth Vader in Band of Outsiders, even though he is totally more of a Hugo Boss kind of guy. Come on, people.
See more hipster-tinged Star Wars characters at Styleite.
When it comes to online gathering places for savvy young clotheshorses, the major players are fairly well-known. Styleforum.net, Ask Andy, 4chan.org...
Wait a minute...4chan? Cesspool of all that is wrong with the internet? Violator of Time's Person of the Year polls and Sarah Palin's email account? Birthplace of LOLcats and Rickrolling?
This post originally appeared at our sister site Styleite.
A cursory examination reveals that 4chan does in fact have a fashion forum, and it's called /fa/! Its members refer to each other as /fa/scists (oh, dear) and really like online retailers like Yoox and Indochino. Their primary pastime? Conducting ruthless holy wars over everything from desert boots to keffiyehs.
(The forum can be found here; it is decidedly Not Safe for Work.)
Let's run through the general types of discussion that happen on this hidden internet fashion kingdom, with examples!
Continuing today's theme of incredibly ambitious projects carried out in city-building games -- someone has created a Dwarf Fortress city that operates, effectively, as a Turing machine.No, it's not called "MOAR-ia." Although it should be. For the uninitiated, Dwarf Fortress is to normal city-building games as the UNIX command line is to Windows: abstruse, catastrophically punishing of newbie mistakes, unfailingly esoteric in documentation, and thoroughly opaque in operation. In addition to its incredibly steep learning curve, Dwarf Fortress is an insanely difficult game. Forgot to bring along some lumber when you founded your city? Oops, all of your dwarves died. Left your gates open when the local Cyclops came by for a visit? Oops, all of your dwarves died. Accidentally hurled an elven emissary into a magma vent when he was just trying to offer you a trade agreement? Oops, all of your dwarves died. Also, the interface is entirely composed of ASCII-based graphics. Scared yet?
Finally marrying MMO-related obsessiveness to infantile consumer taste, Blizzard is now making millions selling World of Warcraft players...shimmering space ponies?
Has online gaming's biggest player finally turned itself into Farmville?
Blizzard has long been in the practice of selling "pets," which are ornamental creatures that follow players around the gameworld. But the Celestial Steed is the first "mount" (read: ridable animal friend!) which must be acquired through grubby lucre rather than honest-to-god in-game effort.
Yesterday, Tiger Woods ex-paramour Joslyn James released a transcript of her text messages from the lust-addled golfer. Being the egregious nerds that we are, we looked at this cesspit of lurid language and explicit sexytalk and saw only one thing...
...beauteous, beauteous data!
Click below to see a tag cloud of the most common words in Tiger's sexts, generated thanks to the magic of Wordle.
Gray goo is totally on the way, guys -- the boffins at the University of Bath have developed a 3D printer that can create copies of itself. Soon, your collection of hand-painted Warhammer 40K figurines will be worthless, drowned in a sea of cheaply auto-molded replicas! (Maybe.)
So: Remember the patently insane machinima video describing the whole Tiger Woods affair? And how the Internet came together and laughed at it, because, wow, it looked like someone was using The Sims 3 to report the news? And how all the stars of America's celebrity firmament tumbled directly into the Uncanny Valley? Well, after Tiger Woods' press conference today, we now know that that the video's portrayal of marital fisticuffs was false. Who knew that weird Chinese tabloid videos are not to be trusted?