The Slo Mo Guys, in association with (and sponsorship from) EA, produced a video where they recorded slow motion footage of a machine gun and propeller setup. They first recorded footage where the synchronization gear was active, a mechanism which timed a plane-mounted machine gun to fire in-between the arc of a propeller’s blades, making plane-mounted machine guns viable during the Great War. The second bit of footage has the synchronization gear turned off, and it resulted in 4 hits to the propeller blades.
Looking for a title to justify the outrageous amount of money you spent on your VR headset? Then you might want to take a look at ‘The American Dream’ by Australian indie game developer Samurai Punk.
…Ok, it’s not a killer app for VR platforms, just an absurdist game where you perform everyday tasks, except you’re only able to interact with the game world by shooting at it with your guns. But, hey, dual GI-spec 1911s, right?
If you’ve ever wondered how a Glock works during its firing cycle, then Lone Wolf, one of the leading purveyors of after-market Glock parts, has you covered. The above video is a 3D model representation of the Glock’s firing cycle, and it’s pretty comprehensive.
DC’s Cinematic Universe, or whatever they’re calling it instead to differentiate themselves from Marvel, has been kinda… not great. So, the question is if Wonder Woman will be the first truly good DC movie, or another critical flop.
I’ve stopped trusting trailers a while ago; they’ve got the technical devilry that made Suicide Squad look appealing, after all.
DUSK is a love letter to 90s First Person Shooters like DOOM, BLOOD, Hexen, and Quake, mixing in a heavy, metal-inspired soundtrack with ultra violence, tons of murderous enemies, a healthy mix of deadly weaponry, and retro, 90s-inspired graphics.
The Fifth Element is one of my favorite movies of all time, because it’s a love letter to the kind of SciFi stories you’d see in an issue of Metal Hurlant / Heavy Metal magazine, and because it has a great cast, including Gary Oldman’s Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg, and his wonderful multi-purpose armament, the ZF-1 Pod Weapons System.
A weapon so iconic, in fact, that noted prop artist/mythbuster/all around cool guy Adam Savage took a crack at making his own replica, a project years in the making, and I have to say the finished product looks pretty darn great. The original ZF-1 was built around a blank-firing AKS-74U; long story short Adam’s isn’t, but it’s still really cool.
The story of how the Death Star plans were obtained has been told numerous different ways in the old expanded universe content, but now it’s Disney’s turn to tell the tale, and this time it’s official.
Like BvS, Suicide Squad suffered from botched editing for its theatrical release. The ‘Ultimate Cut’ of BvS resolved some ill-explained plotlines and made for a much better movie, so here’s hoping the Extended Cut of Suicide Squad does some of the same when it releases.