Soon after finding their way into the shelter of the mysterious, fog engulfed town of Mercy, two friends plan to rest up for the night, only to realize, as nights turn into nights, that time doesnt exist.
NECA today announced “Scalers”, a new line of licensed electronics accessories that builds on its established relationships with some of the hottest intellectual properties to bring a brand new concept to the marketplace. “Scalers” are decorative cord accessories in the shape of miniature character figures, with a patented mechanism that fastens to headphone cords, device cables and more.
More than 50 licenses will be incorporated into the “Scalers” product line, including Pacific Rim, Aliens, Predator, Godzilla, Portal, Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street.
Each “Scaler” is a sculpted, hand-painted miniature figure from some of the most widely recognized properties in the world. With “Scalers”, consumers can express their own personality while decorating or identifying electronics cords. READ MORE
It’s Saturday, and since the weekend usually can’t be relied upon to produce any real news, I like to fill the gaps with fun stuff, like these three incredible fan-made videos inspired by Half-Life, Portal and Mortal Kombat. They’re all pretty great, but I’ll leave it up to you to decide which is best. Feel free to let me know which film you most enjoyed in the comments!
Not long after the ‘Pacific Rim’ trailer came online did it take for geeks around the world to notice the remarkable similarity between the AI voice in the trailer to that of Portal’s lovable rogue AI, GLaDOS. It was uncanny, and apparently, on purpose. Director Guillermo Del Toro told the Toronto Sun in a recent interview that he’s a fan of the Portal series and he actually sought out Ellen McLain, the voice of GLaDOS, to be in the film. He even went to Valve to get permission to use GLaDOS, which he received.
Del Toro also confirmed that the actual voice of the AI will be a little less GLaDOS — good thing too, because while I’m a huge fan of the games, hearing her would’ve been a little difficult to get used to. Unless she sang about cake. Then it’s obviously okay. If you missed the trailer — in all its GLaDOS goodness — you should most definitely check it out after break.
We just saw the live action MASS EFFECT TRAILER. It’s awesome. The video below is a “fan” film made by director Dan Trachtenberg. Podcast fans might know him from The Totally Rad Show podcast. It came out back in August, but I just saw it for the 1st time and thought I’d share it with you guys. Another great example that shows us good video game movies are possible.
Who here can remember the web comics that Valve released around the time of release for “LEFT 4 DEAD” and “PORTAL”? Well if you do then you know that the stories have been largely unavailable for some time. Well not anymore (or at least as of November) as today Dark Horse Comics released the news that they would be pairing up with the studio to release a printed collection of the books. Below you can get all the details and the teaser photo for the book…
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE…
“July 19, MILWAUKIE, OR – It’s official! Remember reading the Left4Dead comic online as soon as the game hit stores!? Remember Team Fortress 2?! And who could forget Portal 2? Well now you can have them all collected into one fantastic hardcover, courtesy of Dark Horse Comics undying effort to bring you the finest quality comics in print!
For thirteen years, Valve has defined the cutting edge of video games. Now, Valve joins with Dark Horse to bring three critically acclaimed, fan-favorite series to print, with a hardcover collection of comics from the worlds of Left 4 Dead, Team Fortress 2, and Portal 2. With over 300 pages of story, Valve Presents: The Sacrifice and Other Steam-Powered Stories is a must-read for fans looking to further explore the games they love or comics readers interested in dipping their toes into new mythos!
Collected in print for the very first time, this book features comics from the bestselling games Left 4 Dead 1 & 2, Portal 2, and Team Fortress 2, including “Left 4 Dead: The Sacrifice,” “Portal 2: Lab Rat,” and the Team Fortress 2 comics.
With cover artwork by Valve artist Jason Brashill (Spaced) and interior artwork created in house by Valve Corp artists, Dark Horse’s continues its tradition of cross-platform creative collaboration with the top creators in video games!”
“VALVE PRESENTS THE SACRIFICE – AND OTHER STEAM POWERED STORIES” Is on sale November 16, 2011 From Dark Horse Comics!
Valve (Left 4 Dead, Half Life) has joined forces with SteelSeries (many gaming peripherals) to bring you gaming peripherals featuring some of Valves top games. They already have stuff for Diablo, check out the pictures past the break. But we can expect more Valve games to get the same treatment in the future. Left 4 Dead, Team Fortress, etc.
Word on the virtual streets (the internet) is that Tripwire Interactive has released a Portal 2 like map for Killing Floor. Oh, and it’s free. So if you haven’t played in a while, now is a good chance to hop back on there and try it out! Screens past the break!