Floating Stairs’ DIY Powerglove Game Books Royal Rumbling – WIRed #82


It’s time for Episode 82 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses floating staircases, DIY-Minority Report-style powergloves, games re-imagined as book covers, and surprises from Royal Rumble past! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Floating Stairs’ DIY Powerglove Game Books Royal Rumbling – WIRed #82”

Video Games, Reimagined As Classic Paperback Novels

It would be an understatement to say that digital artist Zachary Knoles really touched a soft spot in my heart when he redesigned popular video game titles and some of its prominent characters as aged, dusty covers in the fashion of classic paperback novels.  Now that I recall Xenogears‘ complex story, it definitely would have been an interesting read as a sci-fi novel from the 1980’s. More of Knoles work include: Kerrigan from StarCraft II, resembling a drow from an 1990’s Advanced Dungeons & Dragons novel (you’ll see), and Samus Aran getting transformed into a robot from some type of Russian sci-fi (also, you’ll see). Here are some more of Knoles interpretations after the break! Continue reading “Video Games, Reimagined As Classic Paperback Novels”

Iron Men Blackitects on Simple.TV Portal Gun It To The Mid-South – WIRed #18


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This week on WIRed, Iron Man 3 trailer **squealing** MIT tries to solve the case or missing black architects, can the Simple.TV give the TiVo a run for it’s money, you can finally get a Portal gun from ThinkGeek- it’s cheaper, but it’s smaller – and now EVERYONE can get some of the that Mid-South Wrestling ACTION!   Continue reading “Iron Men Blackitects on Simple.TV Portal Gun It To The Mid-South – WIRed #18”

Fun-Sized Portal Gun from ThinkGeek Won’t Drain Your Wallets

Remember when 5,000 original, limited-edition, life-sized replicas of the Portal gun from — well, Portal — were released from ThinkGeek this summer? You know, they were about $208 and the inventory cleared out almost immediately (like under 30 minutes)? Well, if you missed your shot and/or you’re looking for something more budget-friendly and (if you’re a space-saver) smaller, then ThinkGeek’s new $59.99 Miniature Replica Portal Gun may be hard to pass up.   Continue reading “Fun-Sized Portal Gun from ThinkGeek Won’t Drain Your Wallets”

Who Wants a LEGO Portal 2 Set? I DO!

LEGO CUUSOO is a forum website set up by LEGO where the community and share their ideas for concept LEGO sets, allow others to vote for your idea, and should you receive enough votes of support, the idea will be produced from a concept into an real LEGO product.  A few weeks ago, a four-man team named “Team Jigsaw” designed these concepts and submitted them to the LEGO CUUSOO initiative, hoping to have their idea have similar success of Mojang’s Minecraft set, which has recently become an real product.  Only one problem: Team Jigsaw does not own the Portal license (Valve does), and the LEGO initially refused to accept their project and Portal as a valid license.  Well, just a few days ago, the project is NOW available for voting on LEGO CUUSOO. The concept is currently sitting at just over 5,000 votes, but if it can reach 10,000 votes in one month, the LEGO Portal set will join the LEGO Minecraft set and become an actual consumer product!  Check out the concept images after the break!   Continue reading “Who Wants a LEGO Portal 2 Set? I DO!”

My 27th Year Celebrated Today

How do you celebrate your own birthday on a blog?  In the real world (or in real life, or IRL), there are cards, drinks, cakes, singing, laughing, and well-wishes from your friends and family (by the way, BIG THANKS to my friends and family for the birthday wishes).  I also realize that I have already covered much of my childhood, adolescence, teenage years, college days, and professional experience in the 110+ blog entries I’ve made.   I guess rather than find another way to wedge other personal stories and details into yet another blog entry, I’d do this:


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Mario Gets a Portal Gun In This Fan-Made Game


I love the Super Mario series; maybe not as much as Sonic, but the games are very enjoyable. Like most gamers my age who were born in the mid-1980’s, the Mario series have stuck with us for its accessibility and excellent platforming mechanic. I also enjoy the ground-breaking first-person puzzle game Portal; I recall purchasing The Orange Box in 2007 and being excited to play Half-Life 2, HL2: Episode 1, HL2; Episode 2, & Team Fortress 2, and asking myself “what the heck is ‘Portal’?” As of last week, much like how peanut butter & jelly were mixed to create something awesome, the original Super Mario Bros. game and Portal’s concept have been crossed-over.

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