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Maliki
October 1, 2008, 04:12 EST
 
I know I've linked it before, but I love this comic.



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Nothing to say, sorry.
September 29, 2008, 03:18 EST
 
In return, here is a video of a cat, the accepted currency of the Internet.



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It's a start
September 26, 2008, 00:12 EST
 
Whenever there's a problem too complex for me to get my head around, I look for some stick figure comics to lay it out for me.



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September 22, 2008, 02:43 EST
 
This comic was inspired by this article in the New York Times.



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On Texturing...
September 16, 2008, 05:27 EST
 
I know we have a few Blizzard readers that visit the site, so I thought that if I mention this here, it might get the the right person.

To: The artist who did the starting Death Knight armor.
Subject: Great work

I personally love texture work that fakes lighting and relief. I don't mean all that normal-map nonsense you see on current gen hardware. I mean texture work that is a single defuse pass that makes you think there's more to the model than just its silhouette.

With that, I just wanted to say that I really like the texturing done on the starting two sets of armor Death Knights posses during the opening quests. Not because they're 'grimdark' or whatever, but because I find your ability to convey such great detail and texture relief on the body suit like mesh that is the player characters wonderful, and the highlights on the shoulders are top notch. Great work all around.

I always feel obligated to be very accurate when it comes to representing art from these games in my comics. Not sure if it's obsession of details or just a personal study of the style.



Ian
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I'm just going to leave this here...
September 16, 2008, 05:22 EST
 




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I guess this one needs a little explanation.
September 16, 2008, 02:00 EST
 
If you play World of Warcraft, you know that the Scourge are the swarms of undead. You've probably heard that some of their soldiers, the Death Knights, are defecting and becoming a playable class in the new expansion.

You may not know that in the latest beta versions, the new Death Knights get sent to the respective capitals of Orgrimmar and Stormwind to introduce themselves as part of the starting quests. There, they're pelted with rotten fruits and insults from the populace.

Apparently in one of the beta versions, a bug carried this behavior over to some other characters.



We just felt like he might have an interesting story.

Oh, and this is a crab pot.



Ian
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8 Bit Peoples: Anamanaguchi
September 9, 2008, 13:15 EST
 
Random link time:

Been listening to these guys in my play list a lot lately. I particularly like 'Helix Nebula'. Reminds me of a Megaman song if only for the jump noise they use now and again.

There's plenty of other music on 8bitpeoples, I just haven't gone through it all yet. So far these guys are my favorite.



Ian
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Bugger these things are huge.
September 9, 2008, 03:01 EST
 




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Comic's done.
September 2, 2008, 02:14 EST
 
Not sure any one will find my S4 musing funny in this comic, but at least it doesn't look half bad.

I frequent the game on my lunch breaks under the incredibly original name, Cherub.

Also, I put together a quick wallpaper of the first panel:
Wallpaper 1920x1200
Wallpaper 1024x768




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Currently drawing the comic
September 1, 2008, 05:28 EST
 
Gonna get some sleep then wrap up over the course of the day.

It's a color comic, as you can see, using camera angles I'm not very adept at drawing, but I'm giving it a go.



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Super bonus August interview!
August 30, 2008, 05:19 EST
 
James Urbaniak, voice of Dr. Venture and Dr. Venture.

This is the first time in the history of the Internet that someone has typed the sentence "It seemed like a good idea at the time, but before I knew it, a pedophile was getting my replacement offspring shot full of holes/I'd chosen a relatively untried governor from Alaska as a running mate."



Ian
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Well that sucks...
August 26, 2008, 16:48 EST
 
My laptop's monitor seems to be crapping out on me. There's now a band of color on the right side that won't go away. I was really hoping I could squeeze a few more years out of this thing... I wonder how expensive replacing an XPS monitor is...



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Flask +1
August 26, 2008, 04:05 EST
 


It holds about 9 regular packs of Tic-Tacs. Went with the white ones because I can't find the dark green ones out here.

First up, Warren, it was cool to talk with you at the office. I rather enjoyed getting to just shoot the shit for a while.

Lately, I've been playing the hell out of S4 League. (That video on the splash page is annoying.) It's been scratching an action-twitch itch for me. I dig the Phantasy Star art style and the music's not bad.

It's a third person, shooter, death match game, that reminds me of playing Unreal Tournament with the matrix moves mod. Game Play footage. The game is in beta, but it seems even after launch it will be 'free' supported by Micro Transactions. Given my pay-check is paid by such conventions, I approve of such a model. However, the concept of repairing my Cherub's ever decaying face is a little strange to me.

One giant recommendation I have is that, should you play, don't spend all of your starting money on clothes. You can buy a few, but note your starting weapons are on a timer, and if you have no weapons and no money to buy new ones, your pretty much boned as your account will be unplayable.

I'd like to do a wall paper of my character later, but we'll even see if I have time.

Note: Thank you to all who sent in the kind words of my engagement to Jessica. It was really nice to see such support.



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Happy Birthday, Matt
August 25, 2008, 00:57 EST
 
There'll be a comic this week. Just been a little off my game lately. Till then, happy birthday, Matt! The lad hit 27 today (Sunday).



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