It is October already? I guess that means Halloween is coming up, which means you have to get a costume ready. A well made costume is amazing, but can leave you looking incredibly dorky if no one else dresses up. Adult Halloween parties are variable this way, sometimes costumes just don’t happen. Today I will show you how to dress for the parties you aren’t quite sure require a costume.
This shirt is best for parties that you are pretty sure won’t have costumes but you want a back-up. If you have ripped abs this shirt is even more effective. You can show them off without looking like a tool.
Check it out, I’m a zombie…ladies?
The best part about this shirt? Head down to your local Spencer’s gifts and you can buy it right off the rack.
Captain America or The Green Lantern
These costumes are great if there is a 50/50 chance of it being a dress-up party. You can ditch the shield or mask in the car if it doesn’t go the right way.
You can pick these up at Hot Topic.
Mario and Luigi
These costumes are so B.A. it doesn’t even matter if it is Halloween. You can wear these bad boys out on the street or to class. Show the world how awesome you really are. If anyone says anything just jump on their head or hit them with a fireball. I’ve never heard a lot of teasing after that.
You might have to fight off some Goth kids but you can find these at Hot Topic Written by Corie Johnson
Tiny Tower is an iPhone game published by NimbleBitLLC who also make Textropolis, Pocket Frogs, Sky Burger, and several other popular iPhone games. In Tiny Tower you are the god like apartment managet of Tiny Tower. You build floors which have the option to be a shop or an apartment.
Tiny Tower Floors
Apartment floors can house five Bitizens, Short for Eight Bit Citizens. Shops can employ three people at a time. This creates a system where you are always understaffed or have unemployment. The player moves bitizens into the tower via an elevator.
You choose items to stock in your shops and the coin cost and profit vary on every item and shop to shop. It is impossible to bankrupt yourself completely because you can alway get a few coins delivering bitizens to random floors.
After you choose your stock it takes your employed bitizens anywhere from a minute to a few hours to stock the item, them you need to open the packages so the products can be sold in the store and you can make coins to be used to buy more floors or more stock.
The game has built in sales stats so you can track how many sales are being made per second. It also tells you the demand for the stores you have so the next time you build a store it can be in demand to your Bitizens.
In game there is a happiness chart for your Bitizens. As your tower expands there are more and more types of shops and each Bitizen has a dream shop they would like to work in. If you place them in their dream job you get a tower buck which can be used to upgrade your elevator or traded in for Bitcoins once you save enough of them. As in most free games the tower buck is a paid feature, if you don’t want to wait for the game you can purchase Tower Bucks for the instant upgrade feature.
The best part of this game is Bitbook, a silly little feature that was not at all necessary but for me made the whole game. When you place the Bitizen in a job they like they will praise their luck on Bitbook, but if they don’t like their job you will hear their regrets. Sometimes they will post randomly as people are apt to do on Facebook. One of my favorite “For Sale: Slightly used sock. Serious inquiries only.”
Tiny Tower is a great way to pass the time. Careful about sharing it with your friends though as you will soon find yourself in a fierce competition to have the biggest tower, and in Tiny Tower size matters.
As you can see this dog is extremely thrilled about getting to wear this adorable Pikachu hat.
If you have multiple dogs you have the option to do group costumes. The justice league is an excellent option, especially if you’re ok with a hairy Wonder Woman.
Another possibility for a group costume would be the A Team. Look at the pure joy in this dog’s face. There is no other place in the entire world he would rather be.
In Katamari Damacy you roll items into a ball. Dogs are excellent at taking a ball and ripping it into little tiny pieces, one must enjoy that juxtaposition.
I’m pretty nerdy when it comes to tech and gadgets. I love my iPhone more than my cat sometimes. That’s not entirely true, but I do really love GPS.
Most people have seen the Yoda dog costume so I won’t post it here. Instead I give you Leia and Vader. This is a similar situation with Wonder Woman, if you don’t mind a hairy Slave Leia this costume is adorable. Darth Vader is a great costume if you have a dark colored dog.
It might be a little more Spider Dog but that’s ok.
This is pretty nerdy in the realm of D&D. Having your dog be a trusty steed for a Ken doll is a valiant job. Make a working dog out of your bundle of fluff.
It’s a ME! MARIO!
To end this collection I leave you with a costume for one of our favorite characters.
Arizona is hot. This probably isn’t a huge surprise, but for all of the summers I have spent here every time I walk outside it is still a surprise. This summer I have had the pleasure of being able to go swimming more often than normally. I’ve been thinking a lot about pool toys. There are normal pool toys, noodles and floating lounges. What about nerdy pool toys? I channel my nerdom into most other aspects of my life so why not when swimming and enjoying fun in the sun.
In the mood for some D&D in the pool? Laminate your character sheets and dive in. The DM might have to hang out poolside, but let be honest, his pasty white skin would burn to a crisp if he was anywhere except sitting under the umbrella.
TMNT swim gear? Yes, please. I worry that these only come in children’s sizes. If I were in the pool and a person swam up behind me wearing these I would most likely break this pool rule in fear.
This isn’t specifically a pool toy, it is actually an inflatable hammer for Mario cosplay. Inflatable means pool safe, so feel free to smack the crap out of your friends with this. If you do this and knock one of them out I am in no way responsible.
This is also not really for the pool, but I am willing to spend $30 to find out if It would actually support my weight. It reminds me of a pirate boat my brother used to have an we would play some rendition of King of the Hill with the neighbors. Captain of the Boat? Maybe.
One thing I’ve learned about hot summers in Arizona and swimming is to stay properly hydrated, or properly dehydrated. Your Cherry Dr. Pepper, or Sapphire and Tonic will be safely guarded by R2-D2 from pool water. This doesn’t work if yours friends are the splashy type or the drinking stealing type. Future version of this floating toy need to incorporate a beeping alarm when a drink is removed.
When he originally appeared Pyramid head was in Silent Hill 2. He was a manifestation of James’ desire to be punished for his sins, also known as murdering his wife. His wrath was self inflicted but every bit as powerful. Pyramid head appears in other games in the series but I will never forget our first fight.
Stalker (Silent Hill)
In Silent Hill when your radio begins to make noises the hair on your neck raises and a shiver goes down your spine. Instantly you are on guard and ready to kill whatever is near you. Enter the Stalkers. They don’t do anything to you and you can do nothing to them, but they will waste your bullets. If you are over zealous with your murdering tactics you will end up killing everything with a board. Be Greedy with your bullets.
Needler (Silent Hill 5)
These are some of the fastest enemies in Silent Hill. They will end you quickly and efficiently if you don’t do so to them. To be a sloth is the ultimate death in Silent Hill. In the first game you could escape from most enemies simply by running away.
“Barbie” Silent Hill Downpour
Nicknamed “Barbie” we don’t yet know too much about her, but that is a hot nude woman covered in blood. She has a short range attack of lashing out. There is not much to say yet, but when someone is trying to kill you, you really can’t be too proud to hit a girl.
Bubble Head Nurse (Silent Hill 2)
The nurse is the ultimate symbol of lust for James. The nurses also appear in the first movie and likely the second. The nurses appeal to the player’s lust. With short skirts and cups overflowing she draws you in, only to end you with a scalpel you were too busy looking down her shirt to see.
Siam (Silent Hill Homecoming)
The Siam is one of my favorite characters. A man and a woman bound together with rather traditional looking bondage. There is some sense of envy there. Be it a man wanting to be a woman or vice versa. Someone in Silent Hill wanted both genders together to play with, and this was the result.
Insane Cancer (Silent Hill 3)
Insane Cancers are the epitome of Gluttony. With all the new research drawing lines from Gluttony to cancer this is the perfect example. They are large humanoids that appear to be a cancerous mass. They ooze pus and excrement.
Shark Attack on Atari 2600.
Collect diamonds and avoid the sharks and luckiness monster to win. I warn you this video contains graphics scenes of violence, and alcohol references.
In addition to avoiding being eaten by zombies in Resident Evil you must avoid genetically engineered Sharks.
This is probably the single greatest game in the world. Why? YOu play as a shark. There are definitely some ridiculous scenes in which you find and use a key card, but what can I say. Eat people, feast on their entrails and enjoy.
(Disclaimer if you are kidnapped by aperture science and used as a test subject and choose to die in any of these ways we are not responsible. This also applies to the real world.)
Portal, portal 2, both games epic in proportion. The first portal was a look into the word of GlaDOS, Chell, and Aperature science as had never been seen before. So many puzzles, cubes, lasers and exciting obstacles to overcome. Did you ever wonder if maybe Chell got a little tired of it all, if maybe she thought about ending it all?
So I give you, ways to kill yourself, WITH SCIENCE!
Falling into water or mud and drowning.
You would think with all the recourses available to aperture science they could put a grate over piles of muck, or drain them, but no. Any robot or human with suicidal thoughts need only dip in two feet and wait for impending doom.
Killing yourself with a spiked wall might not be the easiest thing to do, but it is farily effective. You have to time it just right, or in multiplayer convince your robot friend to step on the right button. Suicide as a robot is useless though because GlaDOS will just reassemble you. I hope you remember that next time you try to kill yourself.
Jumping into an abyss
There is a lot of talk about the portal fall safe boots. Well they don’t any good if you jump into an abyss.
Jump in front of a turret and your days of testing will be over.
Have you ever heard of a death by chocolate cake? The cake itself is not a lie, it is just poisoned so those that have tasted its delicious layers did not live to tell about it. Don’t believe me? Try the cake.
Back in my college days I was in the 2D arts program, so it is fair to say I have a love of art. If you combine that love with the love of video games you get all the art I made in my first and second year of Art school. I was zombie/space invader crazy, and I still am. I like to see video games taken out of the context of a screen and brought into real life. Like video games and papercraft? Check out the images below, click on them to see their homesite.
This combines 2d and 3d art with 8bit. I want a recreation on the entire Super Mario Brothers 3 game in this style so I can play it.
Think we give too much attention to Mario? Check out this Luigi paper craft you can print out, cut up, and tape together.
This is a seriously intense Chocobo. I wouldn’t want to go near him for fear of poking my eye out.
These stars are pretty simple to make. I never though of adding eyes to them though.
Heavy Rain featured an origami dog.
I’ll end here long and strong with this amazing pyramid head paper-craft.
I have no idea, but in the last five years with the rise of the Apple iPhone there has been a lot of talk about apple entering the gaming market. Sure, casual gaming is at an all time high thanks to amazing games like Tiny Wings, and Plants Vs Zombies, but Apple has yet to make a “Real” console, right? Oh yeah, Apple already entered the console market, in 1995.
Named after a cousin of the Mackintosh Apple the Pipin was released in 1995. As a long lost and long forgotten piece of technology only the most hardcore Apple Fanboys know of it, the average Joe is still Jonesing for Apple to “enter” the console market. It was marketed as part multimedia device, part network computer. It was released in America with only 18 titles, and in Japan with 80. It was set to compete with the n64 and Playstation but with the video card maxing out at 16-bits it couldn’t stand up to Nintendo’s 64bit power console.
With less than 100,000 Pipin consoles manufactured you would think they were quite a rarity today, but you can pick one up on eBay for about $200.
Is Apple entering the console market? Will there be a Pipin 2? I can’t help but feel Apple doesn’t need to get caught up in all the Next-gen console craze that Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo are caught up on. Sure the Wii U is rumored to have a 4k output, but right not that is only available on their testing units. I doubt the release version will have a screen better than 1080p. So if seriously entering the gaming market means having a console that can output 1080p, then Apple is well on their way. Don’t believe me? Check out this article.