94 posts tagged Gaming
94 posts tagged Gaming
We’re always delighted by street art that makes use of its location. This piece is all about perspective. Created by an artist named Tabby, this example is particularly impressive for its cleverness, geekiness and the size of the actual art compared to the scale of the accomplishment.
Tabby carefully positioned a sticker of one the chompy piranha plants from Nintendo’s Super Mario series on the glass side of a bus stop so that it lines up perfectly to appear to be both absolutely gigantic and emerging from a nearby Flak Tower. Brilliant.
Visit Tabby’s website to check out more of their street art.
[via Twisted Sifter]
Redditor tibtibs spent between 400-500 hours over the course of nine months working on this awesome cross-stitched map for The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. She worked from a free pattern that was posted on the Sprite Stitch Board. This magnificent work of craftiness was made as a gift for tibtibs’ gamer boyfriend, who must be pretty awesome himself considering all of the eye strain and cramped fingers she endured while working on this geektastic project.
[via Nerd Approved]
We’ve seen amazing Popeye the Sailor and One Piece forearm tattoos that cleverly use the wearer’s hand as part of the image, but this is the first time we’ve see the same concept executed using a foot. This awesome tattoo depicts Dhalsim from Street Fighter delivering a powerful kick. It’s the work of Lima, Peru-based tattoo artist Alain-head.
German graffiti artist Martin “MEGX” Heuwold transformed the grey exterior walls of a drab municipal utility building in Wuppertal, Germany into the Super Mario Bros.-themed wonderland you see here. There’s a 20-meter-deep water reservoir beneath the building, so this geektastic makeover was a great choice. We can’t look at these photos without hearing the game’s sound effects in our head.
Visit MEGX’s website to check out more of his playful public art projects.
"It’s got climbing-friendly sissan twine-lined pipes. It’s got scratch-friendly carpeting. It’s got a door, in case you want to make sure your cat is still alive inside it. Best of all, you can mount it high on a wall so the cat has to jump on something else to reach it, and then you can take that something else away."
Plenty of us have played with a Rubik’s Cube, but have you ever tried to solve the puzzle on the sides of an office building? For an awesome project entitled Puzzle Facade, Spanish designer Javier Lloret used a specially designed interface-cube to transform the Ars Electronica Futurelab in Linz, Austria into a giant Rubik’s Cube and then invited passersby to play. Here’s how it works:
The interface-cube holds electronic components to keep track of rotation and orientation. This data is sent via Bluetooth to a computer that runs the Puzzle Facade designed software. This software changes the lights and color of the large-scale Ars Electronica’s media facade in correlation to the handheld interface-cube.
Due to the nature of this building and its surroundings, the player is only able to see two sides at the same time. This factor increases the difficulty of solving the puzzle, but as the player is able to rotate and flip the interface-cube, it is not a blocking factor.
TL;DR: Building-sized playable Rubik’s Cube = Awesome
[via Laughing Squid]
With all the next-generation gaming consoles and video games coming out this year, many hardcore gamers are far too busy to sit down to a meal on Christmas day, let alone do all the shopping, cooking, and socializing that go along with it.
That’s why GAME, a British retailer, created the concept of the Christmas Tinner: a full day of Christmas eating served in one simple can. The meal consists of nine layers, starting with a fry-up breakfast of scrambled eggs and bacon, then two traditional mince pies before moving onto the full Christmas dinner of roast turkey and all the trimmings, followed by a layer of Christmas pudding for dessert.
‘It’s the ultimate innovation for gamers across the nation who can’t tear themselves away from their new consoles and games on Christmas Day – the first all-in-one festive feast in a tin .’
We’re kind of glad this one doesn’t exist yet.
It’s Holiday Hilarity Day on Geyser of Awesome!
DevinSuperTramp filmed this awesome parkour video of Chris Romwell cosplaying as a character from the forthcoming Ubisoft video game Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag while skillfully free-running throughout the recent 2013 San Diego Comic-Con. As you watch the video you may notice that, thanks to Comic-con being such an notoriously wild and bustling event, barely anyone even turns their head as this costumed figure runs, jumps, flips, and tumbles over and past them. For them it appears to be just another (completely awesome) day at Comic-con.
[via Fashionably Geek]