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Legoland California to Open New Section for Star Wars

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Legoland California to Open New Section for Star Wars

*Cue Star Wars theme song*

Lego master builders are hard at work getting ready for opening of a new section inside Legoland California.  The master builders are making many different models of Star Wars ships, characters, and buildings from all six episodes of the franchise.  The new section is scheduled to open on March 31 of this year.  Check out the three photos of Lego master builders hard at work past the break, as well as a press release.

Expect some videos and many pictures of me geeking out when I go there personally on opening day. Anyone want to come with?

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Street Fighter Characters Have Entered the Grid [TRON Art Mashup]

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Street Fighter Characters Have Entered the Grid [TRON Art Mashup]

How do you make any franchise look a bit cooler? Just strips of neon lights.  That’s what Adidas did with its new line of TRON apparel and Marvel with its famous super heroes. Now, Capcom fans are getting into the fun by putting Street Fighter 4 characters into the grid.  Go past the break for more sick looking art work.

Come to think of it, I wouldn’t mind seeing a game like TRON/Disney/Pixar/The Grid VS Capcom.

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Sam and Kevin Aren’t the Only Ones that Know How to Enter The Grid [TRON Photoshop]

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Sam and Kevin Aren’t the Only Ones that Know How to Enter The Grid [TRON Photoshop]

There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding TRON: Legacy.  After all, a highly anticipated sequel to an 80’s cult classic doesn’t come along every day.  But, aside from just regular movie buzz, it seems one deviantArtist felt TRON was missing a different type of “Buzz.”  Enter iamclu and his wonderful rendition of Toy Story‘s Buzz Lightyear on the Grid. It’s a sight to behold, with the sheer level of dedication to detail being absolutely impressive. To infinity and beyond, indeed.

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Gap calls a Mulligan

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Gap calls a Mulligan

According to some sources Gap has recently changed its logo back to the iconic big blue square. This is after the whole internet became vocal about the change in the company’s icon. We all know the power of the internet is mighty and can do a great number of things, in this case reclaim brand recognition. Gap has lent understanding ears to the cries of the many and decided that if it was ever to sell anything again, then the company needed the support back from the populous.

I know we made fun of the Gap and I guess this guy has little going for him now that the joke is over. I guess the real question is how terrible of a concept must something be to warrant Gap buyers to cry out in hysterics? And by “Gap buyers,” I mean soccer moms (who can get angry) and children, as they are the only demographics I have ever seen in the store.  Sorry, Gap.  You used to have people that constantly need more pleated pants.  However, people with pleated pants have obviously given up! You pissed them off.

But, now the day is saved once again thanks to the internet!

P.S.- Burn your pleated pants; flat front pants are the way to go every time.

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Gap’s newest logo becomes the art community’s newest joke

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Gap’s newest logo becomes the art community’s newest joke

It’s kind of sad when a newly created logo for a very recognized brand becomes the butt of a joke.  Last week, Gap unveiled their new logo for their brand.  With a company that big, usually a new logo is seen and given a huge round of applause. But, instead, Gap received many boos and hisses from the art community.

To re-brand a brand, usually logos go through extensive research, concepts and versions that are done by a team of creative personnel. What Gap did seems to be the work of one marketing guy who just learned that Helvetica is an awesome font. But, then again, I’ve never rebranded a logo for that big of a company. So, what do I know.

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Getting Into the Gaming Industry: Introduction

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Getting Into the Gaming Industry: Introduction

A few weeks ago, I went to a little convention called Dragon*Con in Atlanta. I won’t go into details about the convention, as that information is covered everywhere, but I would like to talk to you about a panel I attended entitled “Getting Into the Gaming Business.”  It was held by — most notably — Mike Capps, President of Epic Games (Gears of War anyone?), Eloy LaSanta (CEO of Third Eye Games), and Jason Bulmahn (lead designer at Paizo).

I am going to break it down into five parts: this introductory post, a post for programmers, a post for artists, a post for writers, and a post for table-top games.

Although they went into a lot of detail about every part, they gave four rules that apply to everybody, so read on to find them out!

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Star Wars in construction paper? Awesome!

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Star Wars in construction paper? Awesome!

In the latest podcast, I made it clear I was excited about Star Wars in 3D, and I am part of a minority.  No matter your views on the re-re-releases of the classic space opera, I guarantee you will love the 2-D version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fp7UzGSg8g0&feature=player_embedded

Animated and directed by Eric Power, to the song ‘Tatooine’ by Jeremy Messersmith.