From the 4 years I’ve spent in undergrad at Texas A&M and the extra 2 years in the Master’s program at UT-San Antonio, I can definitely say that we Architecture majors have a lot in common. As part of the lifestyle, we all have the same long-term relationship with coffee (going on 14 years strong), share the urge to cardboard shards and boxes to make models, and our university studio facility became our ‘home away from home’. Along with that, you get to know your fellow students (as you do in ANY other school), but in the world of architecture majors, our studio culture tends to hosts micro-societies of different personalities (after the break). The Leewardists are rewriting the contemporary history of our civilization through the voice of this elusive being, The Architect. For more about that comic series follow them on Facebook, Instagram or visit their website. Continue reading The 10 Types of Architecture Students (presented by Leewardists.com)
GLOW, Netflix’s reimagining of the ’80s cult-classic professional wrestling promotion Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling — executive produced by Orange is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan — has finally announced a release date for said series, stating via the above teaser trailer that the ten-episode series debuts on June 23rd, 2017. The show stars Alison Brie (Community, Mad Men) as a struggling actress who joins the weekly episodic women’s wrestling television program as her final shot at fame. Continue reading Netflix’s New ‘GLOW’ Series Finally Set A Release Date: June 23rd, 2017!
This week on WIRed, the simplicity of a box-shaped wooden house, if you want to print a circuit board to a shirt — YOU CAN –, how Metal Gear Solid 5 was almost a PSP AND PS3 game, and ARE-YOU-READY…for Fire Pro Wrestling?! Also, I had an awesome yet sickly Thanksgiving! How was yours? Answer in the comments!
Continue reading Box House, Circuit Shirts, MGS & FPW- WIRed #75
Episode 4 (yeah, FOUR) of this week’s edition of The PractitioNERD discusses:
1) Explore Gotham City’s Architectural Grandeur in 3D (http://goo.gl/IMTya)
2) Fan Film “Street Fighter: Legacy” to become Live-Action Series (http://goo.gl/ILfLI)
***FAN FILMS: Metal Gear Solid: Philanthropy (mgs-philanthropy.net/main/?lang=en), Mega Man (megamanfilm.com), and one-of-the-many Portal fan films (youtube.com/watch?v=4drucg1A6Xk)***
3) University of Utah Researchers Create ‘Spintronic’ LED: Brighter, Cheaper & Eco-friendly (http://goo.gl/buI7S)
4) The 1st Episode of WWE Monday Night RAW, Episode 1000 on 7/23/2012 (http://goo.gl/lRYbS)
…and the Question of the Week!! Continue reading The Dark Knight’s 1000th Raw Street Fight of Spintronics – WIRed #4
The 25th annual WWE Survivor Series event took place last night at Madison Square Garden in New York City. While keeping tabs on the match results on numerous wrestling websites, I started thinking about all of the classic matches from Survivor Series’ past. All of that thought ended with my knowledge of the very first Survivor Series on Thanksgiving Night of 1987.
In 1987, fresh off the heels of Hulk Hogan defeating Andre the Giant to retain the then-WWF Championship at WrestleMania III that March, the rivalry between the two superstars continued. The result of the increased interest and popularity of the rivalry resulted in the WWE creating a new event in November to capitalize on it. The event would be called “Survivor Series,” and would be centered around a series of elimination-style tag team matches. The match above is the main event from the 1st annual Survivor Series on November 26th, 1987, as Hulk Hogan and his team competed with Andre the Giant and his team.
|Snake? Snake! SNNNNNAAAAAAKKKKKE!!!!!!
Ah yes, RISK; the classic turn-based strategy board game in which two to six players attempt to occupy every territory on the board and eliminate all competing forces. Over the past 10 years or so, RISK has been going under a series of changes; from the major streamlining of the game’s rules back in 2008, to the multiple amount of licensed versions (i.e., Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Narnia, Transformers, and Halo among others), each version with their own unique set of rules. Announced a few months back at San Diego Comic-Con 2011, it become knowledge that the popular and esteemed “Metal Gear Solid” video game series would be receiving its own version of the turn-based strategy game.
The Metal Gear Solid edition of RISK will feature the five private military corporations (PMCs) that were included in the 2008 PlayStation 3 game, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. This version also gives the players the opportunity to launch a “nuclear strike,” utilizing the capabilities of the titular walking battle tank, Metal Gear REX (from the 1998 Metal Gear Solid game for the PlayStation), should a player have control of it during the game. Also included is a special dice and an Outer Heaven carrier piece used for stealthy sneak attacks in this versions other two rule options. If you just want to play the game the good-ol’ fashioned way, don’t sweat, my man; you’ll still be able to play the standard game of RISK sans the additional rules of the MGS version.
If the history of RISK adapting itself with a multitude of varied licenses into successful stand-alone games (rather than solely depending on novelty and promotion) says anything, I think we may have another amazing board game on our hands. RISK: Metal Gear Solid Edition is available for pre-order NOW exclusively through USAopoly.com for $50. I, for one, am very excited about this!!
[Thank you Destructoid & Joystiq]
|Classical Music, Popular Music, and VIDJA GAEMS!!! OH HECK YEAH!!!!
The London Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the major orchestras of the United Kingdom and is renowned around the world. Ever since 1932, the group has played the classics of Back, Mozart, Beethoven, the later ventured out to popular music of Led Zeppelin, The Who, and Oasis, and now, after sporadic performances of the genre in the past, they have a concert completely dedicated to video game music.
During the Vision Sound Music festival that took place at the Southbank Centre in London, the world famous LPO put on a concert of a special nature, as its playlist consisted of music from video games. The concert was titled “Video Game Heroes,” and it features a collection of music from classic and modern games. As it turns out, the LPO’s conductor of this particular concert, Andrew Skeet, is very fond of video games and music in gaming in general.
LPO’s “Video Game Heroes” concert actually took place this past Saturday on September 2nd, however an album is in the works, and it should be released sometime this Fall. Below is some footage from that concert with the LPO performing the theme from “The Legend of Zelda,” as well as the setlist. If you want more additional information about the special concert, check out Andrew Skeet’s blog.
Advent Rising: Muse Tommy Tallarico
Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Jeremy Soule
Call of Duty: Main Menu Theme Stephen Barton & Harry Gregson-Williams
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2: Theme Hans Zimmer & Lorne Balfe
The Legend of Zelda Koji Kondo
Super Mario Bros. Theme Mahito Yokota & Koji Kondo
Little Big Planet: Orb of Dreamers: The Cosmic Imagisphere Daniel Pemberton
Splinter Cell: Conviction Michael Nielsen, Kaveh Cohen, Amon Tobin
Battlefield 2: Theme Joel Eriksson
Final Fantasy: Theme Nobuo Uematsu
Metal Gear Solid: Sons of Liberty Theme Harry Gregson-Williams
Dead Space: Welcome Aboard the U.S.G. Ishimura* Jason Graves
Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune Greg Edmonson
World of Warcraft: Seasons of War Jason Hayes
Halo 3: One Final Effort Martin O’Donnell & Michael Salvatori
007: Blood Stone: Athens Harbour Chase* Richard Jacques
Bioshock: The Ocean on his Shoulders Garry Schyman
Mass Effect: Suicide Mission Jack Wall & Sam Hulick
Fallout 3: Theme Inon Zur
Tetris Alexey Pajitnov
Super Mario Bros. Gusty Garden Galaxy Koji Kondo
Final Fantasy: Liberi Fatali Nobuo Uematsu
Angry Birds Ari Pulkkinen
Enemy Zero: Last Movement Michael Nyman