My not so secret obsession/favorite game/secret lover is Team Fortress 2. It’s a brilliantly designed game that takes many of the best elements of both online gaming and sports and combines them into an endlessly re-playable blood orgy.
Valve has a life-size model of the Sentry Gun from Team Fortress 2 to guard their office. Programmer and 3D artist Jeff Wong may not be a big shot like Gabe Newell and his employees, but he has a turret manning his house too.
The world’s premier hat simulator spreads its death and destruction to the chessboard. NECA’s WizKids will be releasing a Team Fortress 2 chess set by the end of the year. Never above mocking itself, Valve allowed WizKids to turn the game’s classes into disembodied heads, with the chess pieces worn as hats.
Artist and webcomic creator Ashley Lange embarked on the challenge of a lifetime and emerged victorious. She drew all of the hats in Team Fortress 2 in one image. She didn’t include the hatless headgear and the miscellaneous items that can be considered hats, but honestly not even Gabe Newell can complain about her madness.
deviantART member Botjira makes amazing collages of video game, TV show, anime and other geeky characters. Even though the individual pieces that are patched together to make each work are not that small, they’re still quite detailed.
Yet another cool costume sighted at last week’s Ohayocon, this guy’s Team Fortress 2 Heavy costume is nearly perfect.
The minigun and ammo belt are spot-on, and even the expression on the dude’s face is priceless.
Plain ol’ holiday cards can just be so bland: stars, snowy evenings, cultural or religious imagery… eh. You know what I like in my holidays? Co-op games and zombies. All the better if I can get them all on one little piece of paper which I can then send to all my friends.
You’ve probably seen or at least heard of Matt Harding, a videogame developer who danced his way to internet fame. His videos remind us that we live in a beautiful world filled with beautiful people, but above all his videos remind us that dancing is a talent that few people are privileged to have.