January, 2009 Archive

Super Metroid Redux teaser trailer


Posted by Eric on Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 in 3-D / Art

This video needs no introduction. Enjoy...



Fallout 3 Video: Toilet Water Makes You Strong!!!1!


Posted by Eric on Monday, January 26th, 2009 in Videos

I made this about a month ago but just realized I never put it here. Fallout 3 is probably the best game I’ve played since GTAIV came out. I’ve put over 120 hours into the game and I still want to play it.

So I had the idea the following video while playing this particular part of the game’s story called Tranquility Lane. It’s basically The Matrix inside of the Fallout setting. The game takes place in a post-apocalyptic Washington D.C., and this part of the game is essentially a virtual reality environment. Since the game carries a ’50s-esque feel to it the system is in black & white.

The game allows you to drink from any water source to replenish your health; yes, even toilets. I wanted to see what my character looked like while in this area, and ended up taking a drink from this lady’s commode. Yeah, didn’t know he actually bent down to take a sip. I had to capture it. Enjoy!



Super Metroid Redux update: Samus model complete!


Posted by Eric on Friday, January 23rd, 2009 in 3-D / Art

Finally! My Samus model COMPLETE!! MMUUWAAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

OK, OK... so I’m no Frankenstein, but this is freakin’ awesome. This thing is gonna get a nasty rig, and I’m gonna animate the sh*t out of it!

Head over to the project page to check out other media!



Game industry "starting" to feel the effects of the recession


Posted by Eric on Monday, January 19th, 2009 in Gaming Life / News

I...am honestly not sure where to start this article. It simply amazes me that anyone could be shocked by this news. I mean, I could have never imagined feeling the effects of a world-wide recession in a bullet proof game industry!!!

Come on, seriously? OK everyone, let’s travel back in time a little bit to the good ol’ 80s. You guys ready?! HERE WE GO!!!


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Otronicon 2009: Experiemental Research


Posted by Eric on Saturday, January 17th, 2009 in Otronicon 2009
Otronicon - Experimental Research

An area of the convention is dedicated specifically to field research for medical and...(military?) applications. The use of interactive media (I guess for lack of a better term from the developers) has become more popular in the recent years. Military sims and medical hand-eye coordination have been some of the key players. Here’s what some folks from UCF have on display:


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Otronicon 2009 Impressions


Posted by Eric on Friday, January 16th, 2009 in Otronicon 2009

Orlando’s gaming festival is being held at the Orlando Science Center, a cool place all it’s own even without the convention. Four gigantic levels of a gaming nerd’s wet dream: a plethora of HDTVs with consoles lighting up the screen, a giant stage for the Rock Band junkies, simulators left and right, and all the facets of our friends and presenters from Full Sail.


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Super Metroid Redux update: Samus model progress


Posted by Eric on Monday, January 12th, 2009 in 3-D / Art

OK, I gotta pat myself on the back for this one. This model is looking bad-ass. I’m loving how the textures are looking all retro-y (before you ask, yes, it’s supposed to look that way!). I ended up getting the model down to 496 polygons, but I can’t remember where I gave or took a few and ended up with 502. I’m happy with that! I am uber pumped for how this one’s gonna turn out!

Super Metroid Redux - Samus model

So far it’s taken me about three to four hours a night to get this far. I’ve spent probably a total of 25+ hours on ‘er. Head on over to the projects section to check out the texture work. It’s probably pretty sloppy, I dunno, but the actual file isn’t something you’ll see in the final product.

More to come!

Super Metroid Redux project page



See you at Otronicon!!!!!11


Posted by Eric on Sunday, January 11th, 2009 in Otronicon 2009

Guess who has press passes to Orlando’s own gaming convention!

Otronicon Orlando

That’s right kids! I get to go to Orlando’s exclusive gaming convention like a real-life blog editor! I’ve had to change my pants at LEAST three times now! Thank goodness I wear ‘Oops-I-crapped-my-pants’... 8O

Stay tuned boyz & girlz, I’m gonna have as much coverage as one man can do of this fourth annual five day event. THIS IS GONNA BE AWESOMEZ!!! :mrgreen:

You can also keep in touch with myself and anyone else who is attending this ‘be-there-or-be-square’ event by checking out Otronicon’s social media gathering over at ning.com.