Collection: Awesome

My collection of tees has been growing of late. The AUS dollar cooperating with the US is certainly the main reason for this. The latest addition to my little collection arrived today and I was pretty damn psyched for it.

1. The NES. Nerd Machine.
Thanks to Zachary Levi and his team at the ever wonderful Nerd Machine dot com.

2. Best Buddies. Tee Fury.
Fantastic Calvin & Hobbes interpretation from Australian artist Chris Wahl. Tee Fury may only have their tee's up for 24 hours but you can pick it up from RedBubble.

3. Captain Ahab's Dream. Threadless.
Finally took advantage of Threadless' awesome collection of tee's by many many talented designers arounds the world.

4. Woodchucks. Threadless.

5. Red. Threadless.

6. Extra Pulp. Threadless.

7. Flynn Lives. Ebay.
This one arrived today. This a little long but I'll fix that up. I was searching ebay for this one for a while - I had my eye on a seller in the US who was selling a bunch so I had planned on picking one up through them. Then I came across a cheaper auction which was Sydney-based. One bid, two days and it's mine!

That's it. It also takes care of part of my list.  (22. (COMPLETE) Buy some Threadless tees.)


An interesting news report on North Carolina's video game industry, which debuts off-screen glimpses at the multiplayer for Gears of War 3 which is set for release later this year. Whilst it isn't the clearest nor the lengthiest look at the game, fans will recognise some interface changes as well as some new character models. Epic Games is set to release a Multiplayer Beta at an unannounced date prior to the games release. Those that pre-order the Collector's Edition of Epic's latest game Bulletstorm will be granted early access to the beta.

Gears of War 3 is set for release around September this year.

Liam Neeson reprising the role of Qui-Gon Jinn for the Clone Wars

Liam Neeson will indeed be heading back to that galaxy far, far away. EW has revealed that Neeson will be reprising his role from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace in 2 upcoming episodes of the successful animated series 'Star Wars The Clone Wars'. If you're aware of you Star Wars history you will know that Neeson's character in fact died at the end of Episode I, leaving Obi-Wan to raise and train Anakin to become a Jedi.

Fans of the Expanded Universe will recognise that Qui-Gon was the first Jedi to retain his identity after death and went on to teach Yoda and Obi-Wan this lesson, which becomes apparent throughout the Original Trilogy. Fans will no doubt argue that there are instances where Qui-Gon states that he cannot appear as a 'ghost' only as a voice and that Obi-Wan is clearly unaware of his other-worldly presence come the events of Episode III. For those unaware or unconcerned overly with minor continuity details, they will be glad to see him back.

The actor told EW that “these characters resonate…even after all these years. Growing up, my heroes were cowboys; they were strong and mysterious, and it seemed like they always rode off into the sunset. For kids today, Star Wars has that same kind of magic. I really wanted to be a part of that.”

Be sure to check out the clip over at EW.


Following on from my previous post I thought I'd throw up a brief list of some things that I'm looking forward to for 2011.

XBOX 360
Bulletstorm, Gears of War 3, Crysis 2, Batman Arkham City, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, MAss Effect 3, Duke Nukem Forever, LA Noire, Max Payne 3, Assassin's Creed 3, Lord of the Rings: War in the North, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine.

Little Big Planet 2, Killzone 3, Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, deBlob 2.

DC Universe Online, Battlestar Galactica Online, Jurassic Park: The Game, Back to the Future: The Game, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm.

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, The Cape, Skins: Generation 3, Young Justice, Transformers Prime, Camelot, Mr Sunshine, Episodes, Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome, V Season 2.

Captain America: The First Avenger, Thor, Paul, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Black Swan, True Grit, Green Lantern, Rango, Real Steel, The Green Hornet, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, X-Men: First Class, Winnie the Pooh, Battle: Los Angeles, Cowboys and Aliens, Kung Fu Panda 2: The Kaboom of Doom, I Am Number 4, Red Riding Hood, Fast Five, SuckerPunch, Take Me Home Tonight.


It is ironic that my 2010 in Review post is my two hundred and tenth (Twenty*10) post. The following is a quick account of my tops for the year. This will be expanded upon when I am not on holidays! The list does not necessarily include all new releases from last year but rather those that I enjoyed most.

XBOX 360
1. Red Dead Redemption/Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare
Easily the greatest Rockstar product to date. Story, Gameplay and Graphics are all outstanding as is the world that they have created. Undead Nightmare was the unexpected icing on an already icing-smothered cake.
2. Splinter Cell Conviction
I have loved all the Splinter Cell games but this one makes the series. Finally Ubisoft have sorted out how to make an elite spy feel like a predator.
3. Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
Can't wait for Assassin's Creed 3 next year!
4. Halo Reach
The perfect ending to Bungie's legacy. No complaints whatsoever.

1. Donkey Kong Country Returns
Fantastic old-school side scrolling action!
2. Goldeneye
Couldn't have asked for a better re-imagining.

1. Back to the Future: The Game
Only one episode is out, but it captures the feel of the films beautifully and the voice acting is fantastic!
2. Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge Special Edition
Personally I love classic mode. I don't know about you.
3. Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty

1. Chuck
For the past 4 years Chuck has dominated my series watching and if it continues as it is, it will continue to do so. My favourite episode from Season 3 would remain 'Chuck vs the Beard' and so far Season 4's favourite(s) is a tie between 'Chuck vs the Couch Lock', 'Chuck vs the First Fight' and 'Chuck vs the Fear of Death'.
2. Spartacus: Blood and Sand
A very close second, Spartacus started out trying too hard to be 300, ended with some of the most enjoyable tv I have watched in years. Sympathies and best wishes to Andy Whitfield. Won't be nearly the same show without him. Cannot wait for the prequel, it's got god-damn Temura Morrison. 
3. The Walking Dead
An outstanding series inspired/adapted from amazing graphic novels. The opening sequence sucked me in from word go, I don't think I've seen anything much more compelling on tv.
4. Modern Family
It's my new Arrested Development.
5. Smallville
Final Season. Heavy on the heroism. Heavy on the Superman references. Fantastic on the story.
6. Star Wars: The Clone Wars
They updated their character models. That's a great touch to an already fantastic series.

1. Scott Pilgrim vs the World
Awesome graphic novels, awesome director. The most suprising part of this movie was the cast - in particular Michael Cera's capacity for action.
2. Inception
Outstanding. Joseph Gordon Lovitt was fantastic! Easily landed the most enjoyable scene in the film.
3. The Social Network
Timberlake suprised me. Garfield will make an excellent Spiderman. Eisenberg is no Michael Cera.
4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Amazing. Heart-breaking. I am blown away by how much the actor's have grown in the past 10 years.
5. Tron Legacy
Blew me away. Jeff Bridges was radical (inside joke) as Clu/Flynn. Graphics were mind-boggling. Olivia Wilde was the highlight - glad to see her coming into her own.