Sunday, December 28, 2008

Best of 2008 ( games and movies )

Something new here, i've been reading a few blogs that i check often and they have put lists of the best ( or worst ) things(?) up so i thought i'd do something a little different and make my own list of the best Games and Films of 2008 ( seeing as how i worked in both )

First the games side of things 

1. Fallout 3 ( PS3/Xbox 360/) what i call this game, there is so many options and paths to take that the replay value goes up, i never played elder scrolls and i don't intent to but seeing ( and hearing ) about this game made me interested in it, i got my friend a copy recently and i've been watching him play and he's having a hard time choosing what he thinks he'd like to do, i love that it's so open and there is no linear path ( sometimes good and bad ) lots of neat references to the 50's as well in the game

2. Left 4 Dead ( Xbox 360/ PC )

This seems like a typical zombie game and for the most part it is except for the little things such as really needing to work as a team to live! helping teammates and healing are just a few things you can do, it's fun playing as a zombie as well and working within a team to hunt down the living people playing. I'd say this game does a fine job of bringing people together ( headsets are a must for good co-op play!)

now a few overrated games:

warhammer online- a bad rip off of WoW is what i first thought on seeing it, sure it's the same genre but still....

LittleBigPlanet- PS3 is dying and it needs to sell lots of machines to keep it going so welcome to tons of advertisement for LBP, overall not my cup of tea, great design but ultimatly a game made by other gamers and for the most part i don't want to spend hours building a level.

Gears of war 2- nothing new since gears 1 and even then the series isn't original enough to capture my attention

Grand Theft Auto IV- waaay overrated, it sold but it just seems a little too boring for my tastes, and the mo-cap looks like ass

God of War Chains of olympus- not overrated but far too short to enjoy it, and it is probably one of the only really fun games on PSP at this moment

Ok some films now

Iron man- loved this movie! well acted and told well enough, fun and well paced ( cheesy enough clip at the very end though )

Batman Dark Knight- everyone has seen this movie twice ( i know i did ) and it's well worth it in terms of how it's presented, the story and the acting from all characters, my only wonder is how can you top this?

Wall-e- great acting considering there is almost no talking! a true throw back to the golden age of animation and in general film, the only parts that were a bit "bad" was as soon as the humans come into the story

Now some not so good movies of the year:

Hellboy 2: the golden army- pacing was outta wack on this movie, overall i couldn't care less for the story and i was expecting some really neat designs considering the director but it fell short.

Hulk- i would say this movie was great to kill time with, i never liked the hulk and this is no different but the movie in itself was well done ( although Liv Tyler's acting could have been much better )

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull- could you guys fuck up a movie series like this? i love the original 3 movies and this one was no where near them in terms of story ( i mean fucking aliens? sure there was some god junk in last crusade but still....) i guess old George has stopped caring about his once great creations ( star wars etc )

Twilight- i hate this movie and that main guy character with a deep deep passion, i never heard of the series but after seeing enough trailers and reading up on it i think i can say beyond some shallow girls and tweens liking this movie that it's a big piece of crap, typical teen movie with a romeo and juilet story line or something of the sort, i also find it funny that many women ( not little girls ) like that main good guy vampire character but i'd be damned in hell if they would still like him as much if he were a real vampire...women seem to fall in love with things that they otherwise think is horrible and would never go near but somehow have feelings for them in a movie...go figure

And that ladies and gentlemen is my sort of short list of games and movies i found amusing and not so amusing this year

Happy New Year and Holidays to everyone!


Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone!

Snowy wishes from Vancouver here ( we've gotten a lot of snow for us) i hope everyone has a great holiday with family and friends.

Just some updates, i finally finished up work at Nexon until the new year.

I'll be updating when i can over the break because there is a lot of stuff i'd like to get to ( my comic, character designs etc)


Wednesday, December 10, 2008


I just recently saw this movie over the weekend with some friends and i have to say it was the best comedy of the season! well in a bad way i mean....i can't begin to explain the cheesy lines and acting in this film, it's over the top but with lots of un-needed violence and full of sappy corny moments.

i did this doodle of the Punisher at work, he has hair all over and even on top of his clothing because he is that manly

No posts for a while because i've come down with the cold so i'm going to get better before i post again


Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Life drawings

Hey all,

Just some recent weekend life drawings that i went to with a friend.

I'm pretty rusty and i think it shows but then again i haven't gone to life drawing since march or so, these were about 2-5min poses each


Monday, November 24, 2008

Round people go!

Wow, Been busy at work! i'm very glad to be kept busy and thinking so it's great.

I think when it's all said and done it should be a amazing game!( the one i'm currently working on) I'll be sure to let everyone here know to download and play it!
In the meantime if anyone likes FPS games i suggest "Combat Arms"! or Sugar Rush! some really talented local vancouver peeps made Sugar Rush happen so be sure to check it out.

Some sketchs and designs and WIP Joker from Dark Knight ( nothing new by this point!)



Sunday, November 16, 2008

massive upload

wow i've put up quite a bit of stuff! it's mostly sketchs and doodles from the last few days and one of them is a compile of older work i never finshed (e.g the danger girl head and mountain BG )

Alright, so it seems i've been "tagged" by my buddy Ken Anderson
to play Tag!

Here are the rules via copied from his blog

Here is the game rule:
1. You must link to the individual who tagged you and post the rules of TAG (which you are currently reading).
2. Post 7 random facts about yourself
3. Tag 7 friends and link to them and
4. Let them know that they have been tagged by leaving a nice little message on their blog.

so my 7 facts are:

- i don't often listen to music while on my way to work or even while i work most times.

- I don't currently own any of the Next gen systems and i don't have too much of an interest at this point.

- I like Chicken wings ( sweet & sour, hot & spicy and greek seasoned )

- I have an interest in politics and governments

- some of my fav TV shows are Blacks Books ( BBC Ch 4) I.T Crowd ( BBC as well ) and The big bang theory

- I love Comic books!

- I'm pretty damn tall ( 6'2 )

Thanks for the Tag Ken and sorry for the trouble to future victims which are:

Mac Ko
Ragnar G
Nicole Wang
Robi Pena


Sunday, November 09, 2008

Work doodles

So not much to post up, I've been busy as heck this late week or so with work and it's drained my energy

Speaking of work it's awesome and i'm lovin' being there!

I'll add some links to some of my fellow peeps everyone should check out!

first off is one of the new concept guys we got in to the studio, check out this badass cat's work at his blog

another great artist (concept again!?) has some kick ass work up, plus he did the flash animation to the website for the studio

Oh lastly, the few drawings i have on the bottom here as just some mall sketchs of people in the food court.

the above work is drawings and doodles from work while i wait for stuff to get done or whatever.


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

more "El Prez"

Hey Everyone,

Just a few more posts for my flash short, and some sketchs