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Wednesday: August 3, 2011

An interesting video showing off the impressive CGI used in Game of Thrones.An interesting video showing off the impressive CGI used in Game of Thrones.

Andy Gavin has written a post with a behind the scenes video from HBO's Game of Thrones depicting how most of the locations are built using modern CGI and clever scouting.  If you've watched the show (and I highly recommend that you do) some of the per-CGI moments in the video may actually take you by surprise, once you see their post-CGI counterparts.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 2:09 PM | Tags (8) | andygavin | cgi | effects | gameofthrones | hbo | series | special | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 11, 2010

LucasArts announces special edition of Monkey Island 2 coming this summer.LucasArts announces special edition of Monkey Island 2 coming this summer.

This should be a happy day for all fans of the Monkey Island franchise. The previous special edition of Monkey Island for Xbox 360 (and practically all other major platforms) was a joy to play. Guybrush even has a new haircut this time around.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 8:53 AM | Tags (10) | edition | gaming | guybrush | haircut | lechuck | lucasarts | monkeyisland | sequel | special | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 28, 2009

Daily Grind: Systematic

Name: Vin (aka worky mcworksalot)
How Vin feels today: Systematic @ 1:46:00 PM
What Vin really wants today: Continue plugging away at work-related projects and tasks then try to make time for actually working on things that are not work-related. All work and non-work play makes Vin uh... something something.

Music Stuck in Head: Another Disaster / The Samples
Mostly because of the gloomy weather. Blah.

Stuff to do today:

  • Fix work issue number one
  • Backup code and all iterative versions of said code
  • Make some time for self to watch Treehouse of Horror on Hulu
  • Watch other Halloween-related shows for good measure
  • Wired has a handy list in case you need further inspiration
  • Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin is still a personal fav
  • Nobody cares about my personal favs

Posted to Daily Grind filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 2:46 PM | Tags (10) | dailygrind | geeklikeme | glm | halloween | specials | cheesy | simpsons | treehouse | horror | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 1 Click | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 27, 2009

Microsoft doesn't want anything to do with Family Guy variety show special.Microsoft doesn't want anything to do with Family Guy variety show special.

The special reportedly contained jokes about deaf people, the Holocaust, feminine hygiene and incest. In other words, it was just like a regular 'Family Guy' episode.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 7:39 AM | Tags (10) | advertising | familyguy | fox | microsoft | sensitive | sethmacfarlane | software | special | sponsorship | variety |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 26, 2009

Netflix streaming coming soon to Playstation 3 consoles.Netflix streaming coming soon to Playstation 3 consoles.

The bad news: PS3 owners will need to put a special Blu-ray disc in the game console, which will enable streaming via the Blu-ray's BD Live functionality. That's a departure from all other Netflix-enabled devices, which just have the Netflix option as a built-in feature.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:42 AM | Tags (10) | bluray | departure | disc | live | netflix | playstation | ps3 | sony | special | streaming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 21, 2009

Thirteen of the most ridiculous 'special' episodes from eighties television sitcoms.Thirteen of the most ridiculous 'special' episodes from eighties television sitcoms.

Although not technically a sitcom; Jesse's caffeine pill freakout from Saved by the Bell is still a personal favorite.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 10:21 PM | Tags (10) | addiction | caffeine | eighties | episodes | excited | jessespano | savedbythebell | scared | sitcoms | special |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 69 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 15, 2009

Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition now available on Xbox Live.Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition now available on Xbox Live.

One the most beloved classic adventure games ever to grace a computer screen now available in glorious HD. Welcome back, Guybrush. Help GLM get written into Telltale's version of the game by clicking here!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 1:34 PM | Tags (7) | adventure | classic | gaming | guybrush | lucasarts | monkeyisland | special |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 13, 2009

Simpsons documentary to be directed by Morgan Spurlock.Simpsons documentary to be directed by Morgan Spurlock.

The documentary will be titled The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special in 3-D on Ice, and will air on Thursday, January 14th 2010 on Fox. In the tv doc, Spurlock will examine the cultural impact of the longest running comedy in television history, and how the fictional family has seen the world for two decades.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 4:33 PM | Tags (5) | simpsons | documentary | fox | special | anniversary |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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