The employees were shocked.
Irrational Games, the developer that created the BioShock series along with a number of other critically beloved video games, was viewed, by a number of sources close to the studio, as closure-proof: It had pedigree, talent and — to the outside world — creative carte blanche from its parent companies, 2K Games and Take-Two Interactive.
When the studio’s co-founder and president, Ken Levine, invited the team of nearly 100 employees into a meeting about the company’s history last month, many were surprised to realize, as the presentation progressed, that this very history was coming to an end.
"Mass Effect Saga" - Illustration for Bioware by Sam Spratt
To celebrate the anniversary of the Mass Effect trilogy, I painted this poster for Bioware — available at their store in 2 editions. With a little under 2 weeks and a mess of replayi—err, *research* to do, I sketched out a composition that’d get the best of it in there, and began painting the majority of key players and aspects from the series. With a roster as large as the game has: I was selective (my custom ginger Shep did not make the cut). The special edition even has metallic inks on the golden text and border elements which I’m particularly fond of. You can snag one HERE.
Inspired by Garrett from Thief
Channel your inner thief with this Garrett inspired outfit for men. I wanted to bring in all the layers of his stealthy in-game outfit, with leather detailing to add some visual interest. This outfit can be worn all together or individual layers depending on weather.
Shirt: Amazon - Henley, $8 / Hoodie: The Hut - Element Men’s Vermont Sweatshirt, $56 / Jacket: Tilly’s - Chor Creeper Faux Leather Jacket, $65 / Pants: Coggles - Paul Smith Jeans, $100 / Gloves: Liberty - Dents Brown Gloves, $140 / Bag: Forzieri - Black and Brown Ring, $300 / Shoes: All Sole - CK Omero High Tops, $110
DigRat (Twitch Plays Pokemon cocktail)
.75 oz Bourbon
1.5 oz Creme de Cacoa
2.5 oz Root Beer
Twitch Plays Pokemon has become one of the neatest phenomena I’ve seen on the internet. The amount of fan art and content that has come out of it in the few weeks that it has existed is crazy awesome. I simply had to create my own tribute, in drink form, for my newest Geek & Sundry Vlog. Critical Hit Cocktails presents: The DigRat. Earthy ingredients were chosen and served in a cubed glass to represent the digging element of the great/traitorous pokemon and the units of movement in the game. Who was your favorite Pokemon in the generation one Twitch Plays Pokemon playthrough?
This is wonderful!
Happy Cosplay Positive Friday!
I’m sure we’ve all looked at our cosplay pictures after a con and picked apart what we’d fix and change about our costumes, wig, prop, makeup and ourselves. Next time, think about what you love as well.