Friday, December 4, 2015

The Order 1886 - Grand Finale

Yes, this thing still exists!

I have been being a Real Adult (TM) and working full time hours (mostly), and also playing lots and lots of Fallout 4. But I might as well finish off this set, so hit the jump for the last of The Order. Didn't feel like doing captions for this set, but there's end game stuff.

Friday, October 23, 2015

The Order 1886 - Part 4

Been a while, again. But here we are with another set of The Order 1886.

Before that, earlier this week I finished the episodic series Life Is Strange, as well as Tales From The Borderlands. Both were great, and I applaud both Telltale and Dontnod for their work. I am working on a second playthrough of Life Is Strange, as I have resisted looking up the other versions of the ending and want to experience at least one first hand (well, technically I read about it, I just haven't SEEN it yet). I am preparing for this to be me:

also me after playing the Fizzie: The Inside Story side mission in Sunset Overdrive.

Also, the ending was fine. I have spoken, and I am always right. A-hyuk-hyuk.

And before the actual content, my friend Moose told me about a great band called The Unlovables, who recently got back together after an 8 year break to record a split LP with Dirt Bike Annie, who also reunited for this album. If you love sappy female fronted pop-punk like I do (it's my only true weakness in life), do yourself a solid and check them out!

Reunion Show split LP (Soundcloud link, autoplays)
Heartsickle (Bandcamp)
Crush*Boyfriend*Heartbreak (Bandcamp)

And with that, hit the jump for more Photo Mode goodness:

Saturday, October 3, 2015

The Return Of Photo Mode Photography: The Order 1886 part 3

Welp, I am officially bad at updating things. Started a new job and such, but mostly being lazy.

So let's cut to the chase and hit the jump for some more Order 1886 screenies!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Order: 1886 - Part 3, also art

Got another patch of screens from The Order: 1886, as well as some art, because why the heck not?

So let's start with the Photoshop paintings:

One version of my Sunset Overdrive character. I like to change her up every once in a while.

That's Fizzie, the mascot for Fizzco, the beverage company slash antagonists of Sunset Overdrive, dressed up as Santa Claus. The really cool part is that it was used in a fan tribute video that is streaming IN THE GAME on Sunset TV screens, until the end of time (or, I guess until the servers streaming the video go down)!  If you have a copy of the game, do yourself a solid and check out the other great works that made it into the video.

Drew this after I saw Millencolin in concert last week. It's their mascot as it appears in the music video for Bring Me Home.

Somehow I got the idea to do a parody of Bad Religion's Suffer artwork, using The Other Side by Tonight Alive as the inspiration.
Alrighty, hit the jump for more of The Order: 1886!

Monday, September 7, 2015

The Order 1886 - Part 2, also video
Well, it's been a while, and I blame Wasteland 2 for that. Time for another batch of The Order 1886 photo mode shots.

But first, I decided to give Blender's video editor a go. Blender is a free multimedia suite that does 3D, texturing, rigging, compositing and video editing all in one program (in a nutshell, you can make an entire project inside this one program). It's kind of the opposite of "user-friendly" so if you decide to check it out, be prepared to hit up YouTube for some tutorials.

Here's the result. Nothing fancy, just some Sunset Overdrive DVR footage I had laying around cut together with some text overlays I made in Photoshop. If you have the Windows Xbox App, you can download your DVRs to your computer. Nifty!

At one point, I considered making this a lyric video, but some of the clips don't have the full mix with vocals playing, and also the explosions and utter mayhem kind of drown the vocals out in places.

And now, for more of The Order 1886, hit the jump.

Friday, August 28, 2015

The Order: 1886 - Part 1

Finally stopped being a lazy putz and got my screenshots from the PS4. Today we start a new Photo Mode set, for The Order:1886, an alternate history cover shooter set in Britain in the year, WAIT FOR IT, 1886. In this universe, the Knights Of The Round Table are still a thing, and they're packing heat.

Before we start, totally get Until Dawn if you're a horror fan. I know games are $74.99 in Canada for a standard edition, but if you can spare the money, do get this game new and support its creators. While it does have a lot of jump scares (personally not a fan), it's still got a lot of great tension build-up and atmosphere, and it is a great and campy tribute to all eras of horror. Be prepared to have great reflexes if you want the best outcomes, though, since Quick-Time Events are aplenty and can be unforgiving (while non-essential, I keep missing the one to high-five Josh, what am I even doing with my life?!).

Anywho, let's get on with the new set, shall we? Hit the jump, good sir or madam, and grab a cuppa.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Back from hiatus

Just a quick update. My computer's power switch took a dirt nap, so I had to get a new one. After a week or so of procrastinating, it's up and running, and I haven't vanished in a mysterious, computer-related explosion yet, so everything is all good so far.

I am pretty sure I have only lost a little bit of data since I backed up several things to an external HD after my old PC booted itself up by itself. Sadly, I was an idiot and turned it back off again (I swear, it tricked me. I accidentally turned it off one night, but it started up again fine when I turned it back on right away. Then I had the brilliant idea of leaving it off overnight, and that was the final nail in the coffin).

Will be back with photo mode pics soon, the next entry will be a series for PS4 exclusive The Order 1886.

Anywho, that's that. Stay tuned for The Order 1886!