Alien Vs. Predator
You might have this wild idea that Xenomorphs and Predators are mortal enemies. Not true. Pedro T Predator (aka Mark) is a cosplayer from the UK who spends a lot of time hanging out with Abi T Xeno, your friendly neighborhood Alien cosplayer. Anyone can stage a fight but can anyone make these two look adorable together? Take a look for yourself. (some images by Kerry Clark)
Almost Totally Excellent
Ever wondered what unlikely opponents Halo and Predator would be like if they dropped their usual intensity and just, like, hung out? At game night? Doing chores? Well, us either, but that doesn't lessen how fun it turns out to be to watch them do just that in this video. The best part's towards the end, so be sure to watch the whole thing. (via tipster Heidi)
It stands to reason that Alien, directed by Ridley Scott, is an icon in sci-fi -- and horror -- filmmaking. This isn't your everyday, run-of-the-mill hyperbole; released in 1979, with Star Wars' popularity only growing, it broke some serious ground and put Scott on the map. What it did, it did very well, from the slow, breathtaking shots in the darkness of space, to the singularly original design of H.R. Giger's Alien itself. I'd bet money that even those who never saw the film have heard the tagline, "In space, no one can hear you scream." And its influence can still be felt today. Although Scott wouldn't stay on for the film's three sequels (No one is counting the Alien vs. Predator series), Sigourney Weaver did, turning the protagonist Ellen Ripley into an archetypal sci-fi heroine. In 2002, it was inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. And gaming owes a major debt to it, especially when you consider Samus Aran of Metroid fame. So to hear that Ridley Scott is working on two Alien prequels -- and in 3D no less -- made me both a little excited and a little anxious.