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Vadim Makhorov – Hong Kong Rooftopping at Night

Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 3:30 pm | Image | Video

No, this isn’t from a video game! This is a photo from a rooftop in Hong Kong’s Wanchai neighborhood overlooking Causeway Bay and Happy Valley. Rooftoppers Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov took several trips to Hong Kong scaling skyscrapers, taking pictures, and even hacking a huge billboard.

Ontheroofs doesn't have a page specifically for this image, so if you click this image, it will take you straight to the full resolution image hosted here. The 1024x649 version here is the highest resolution I could find, and it doesn't have a real title either.

Source: 55.jpg via Hong Kong | ontheroofs and What's up Hong Kong? – YouTube via ontheroofs, both via TwistedSifter’s outstanding Picture of the Day feed, and information from comments on Vadim Makhorov’s Facebook

Rob Scallon – Angel of Death

Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 6:36 pm | Audio | Video

Hold onto your hats! Versatile string player Rob Scallon just released another Slayer cover. This adds to his playlist of metal on instruments that aren’t metal with the description “If I wasn’t going to play Slayer on my banjo then what did I buy it for?”

Source: Slayer – Angel of Death (Banjo cover w/ solos) – YouTube via YouTube subscription

Kaido – Death of Stars

Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 11:30 pm | Image

While looking around on Pixiv and adding bookmarks, I found out that good artists tend to have really good bookmarks of their own. This is how I find stuff like Anime Galactus destroying some planets. Also, things that users tag as “Futsukushii”, “Hisense”, and “Click Recommended” are usually great picks, and this one has all three.

Actually, she seems sad about this. I guess that's where all the ice came from.

Source: 「星の死」/「カイドウ」のイラスト [pixiv] via Ask’s bookmarks via several recommendations for Ask’s art

MixerProductions Sonic Mashups

Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 12:00 am | Audio | Video

Video game mashup artist MixerProductions found out that the sound of 16-bit Sonic games makes for natural hip-hop beats. Now every time I play the Flying Battery zone, I’m going to hear MC Hammer in my head. It’s been stuck in my head for days, and now it’s going to be stuck in your head too.

Yo Dawg, I herd you like Sonic, so I put Sonic in your Xzibit track so you can spin while you spin.

OK, no fair mashing up Michael Jackson with himself.

Source: MC Hammer vs Sonic – Cant Touch This Battery – YouTube via Backloggery livestream chat. Also here and here.

Quake Live

Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 9:39 pm | Game | Video

Quake Live is a refreshingly fast and simple first person shooter straight out of the 90s. It was merely a free-to-play version of Quake III Arena until a few weeks ago when they added weapon loadouts. You now start with one of four primary weapons and one of four secondary weapons. If you want to start every life with a railgun and a shotgun, now you can! Quake Live made its debut on Steam this week, so find me there and join the fight!

If all the guns and killing put you off, how about Jazzpunk’s take on it? It’s full of gaming references like this.

Source: Quake Live – Official Steam Launch Trailer – YouTube via Rock Paper Shotgun, also Jazzpunk – Wedding Qake & PolyBlanka vs. Some Honda – YouTube via a DuckDuckGo search

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