I have always been a fan of outstanding web series, mostly because I’m amazed at what can be accomplished on an independent budget with no film or television restrictions, like Mortal Kombat: Legacy 2.
Just yesterday, I stumbled across The Sky High City of SteamPuff from Steelehouse and am thoroughly impressed with this steampunk-inspired animated web series. Judging by the amount of views this video has amassed in the past three weeks, this web series need a lot more attention, so please help them get the word out! We need more outstanding animated web series like this!
I never thought I’d see the day when Pac-Man would be given a live action fan film treatment, but it turns out I was wrong. A feature length film is in development, and the original short film is embedded below.
If you’re looking for something to share with your friends over the holiday weekend, look not further than Mortal Kombat: Legacy 2. It’s an incredible independent production, the sequel to Mortal Kombat: Legacy, and something which is far better than any of the major studio films from the Mortal Kombat franchise.
Here’s a very creative mashup from James Farr of Star Wars, Mario, Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, Star Fox, and many other tiny Nintendo references.
Sarah was working hard on her next piece, when a familiar narrator decided to stop by.
WordPress 3.6 has been released and has already been downloaded over 40,000 times since it was announced 2 hours ago! All users can now safely update from Dashboard -> Updates or download and update manually, though you should probably backup first just in case, unless you’re already using VaultPress, which you really should be.
WordPress 3.6 includes tons of new features, like enhanced revisions and post locking, a built-in HTML5 media player, and the new Twenty Thirteen default theme.
If you’re a WordPress.com blogger, you have nothing to worry about, as you’ve technically been running WordPress 3.6 for a while now. Sometimes it’s just cooler to be on the bleeding edge.
Film clips often make the best trailers. Case in point, this trailer for Gravity.
When used properly, film clips can set the premise of the film and provide a single coherent scene, giving the viewer a chance to not only know the premise prior to seeing the film, but to know the film’s style and overall “feel” as well. Consequently, this trailer has also dispelled all of my childhood dreams of becoming an astronaut.
This year’s State of the Word, sort of the annual address to the WordPress community by co-founder Matt Mullenweg, is now available for viewing (and embedded below).
I highly recommend watching it if you’re interested in the current state and future of WordPress. Some tiny bits worth noting are that 18.9% of the web is now powered by WordPress (up 2.2% from last year), WordPress 3.6 will be released shortly, WordPress 3.7 will be released in October and focus on security and stability, and WordPress 3.8 will be released in December with Matt Mullenweg returning as lead developer taking an experimental plugin-first approach to development.
I have been speculating that RWBY would be an anime-style treatment of popular fairy tales ever since I saw the first trailer. It looks like I’m a bit wrong, but I’m not disappointed at all.
It had seemed that Red would be Red Riding Hood, White would be Snow White, Black would be Belle, and Yellow would be Goldilocks, but there isn’t much connection between the characters and their assumed fairy tale connections, besides obvious inspiration. However, it’s worth noting that the first episode introduces Glynda Goodwitch, who is obviously named after Glinda the Good Witch, and that White’s name is Weiss Schnee, which is German for Snow White.
RWBY premiered last week with a new episode arriving each week. Lack of fairy tale connections aside, RWBY is shaping up to be an awesome series.
Music mashups are magical things which combined two or more songs into one. It takes a real artist to create a mashup that sounds like it should have actually been a performable piece at some point, especially when combined two entirely different styles, and Master of Doin’ It by Wax Audio is no exception.
Master of Doin’ It combines Master of Puppets from heavy metal legend Metallica with Doin’ It from jazz legend Herbie Hancock into a magically smooth yet edgy masterpiece.