Contributed by Ross McDowall over the course of May 31st…
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days is a raw and brutal crime shooter designed to take players on an even more intense story experience, following two of gaming’s most disturbed criminals, through the gritty Shanghai underworld. Introducing a new visual experience, Kane & Lynch 2™: Dog Days is inspired by documentary filmmakers and the user-generated era. Every aspect of the game has been designed to deliver a fresh perspective to the words ‘intensity’ and ‘realism’ in video games.
Contributed by Julian Moffatt over the course of May 30th…
Plot Summary: From the team that brought the "Pirates of the Caribbean" trilogy to the big screen, Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films present "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time," an epic action-adventure set in the mystical lands of Persia and based on the video game of the same name. A rogue prince (Jake Gyllenhaal) reluctantly joins forces with a mysterious princess (Gemma Arterton) and together, they race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time—a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world.
Contributed by Ross McDowall, Julian Moffatt, and Wil Alambre over the course of May 25th…
- Keyboards teased for Rock Band 3 in Green Day demo
- Happy Towel Day! Don
- Happy Towel Day! Don't forget your towel!
- Remember folks once its on the web, you can't take it back.
BBC News - Seven atom transistor sets the pace for future PCs
Smaller, better, faster
- Apple Store Polo Park Opening at 8am for iPad Launch
In case one Friday of lost time was not enough!
Evolving from beta to stable with a faster version of Chrome
After a bit of evolution and lots of work from the team, we
- J Allard and Robbie Bach officially exit Microsoft
Dribbble steps up its game
Rich Thornett drops an exciting announcement: becoming Dribbble
- Half-Life 2 for Mac Commercial
Contributed by Ross McDowall over the course of May 24th…
Contributed by Ross McDowall over the course of May 21st…
Contributed by Ross McDowall and Julian Moffatt over the course of May 20th…
- iPad App Store Goes Live Internationally
- Queen Elizabeth Visiting Winnipeg July 3
- Looney Tunes Returning to Theaters and TV
Public Service Announcement: ZOMBIES
Danger Zombies, Run! - Danger! Zombies Run! - Danger! Zombies! Run!
- Adobe Releases HTML5 Extension for Dreamweaver CS5
Announcing Google TV
Yup. I have $5 this will not see the light of day in Canada for years. Thank you CRTC.
Bart's blackboard at Work Club
These folks are some really big Simpsons fans.
Contributed by Ross McDowall, Max Chiriac, and Julian Moffatt over the course of May 19th…
- Torchlight sells 500,000 copies, publisher buys in for $8.4M
Admin Skins Examples and Demos
- Typekit and Google Announce Open Source Collaboration
Video on the Web
Dive Into HTML5 with a great write up about what works and what doesn't. Bookmarked for reference.
Google Storage for Developers
Pitched against Amazon S3, this looks like an interesting alternative. It also does not hurt to have Google infrastructure behind it.
Google Font Directory
Project between Google and TypeKit. Served by Google. Awesome.
- 18 Great Examples of Sketched UI Wireframes and Mockups
Contributed by Ross McDowall and Julian Moffatt over the course of May 18th…
America, early 1900’s. The era of the cowboy is coming to an end. When federal agents threaten his family, former outlaw John Marston is sent across the American frontier to help bring the rule of law. Experience intense gun battles, dramatic train robberies, bounty hunting and duels during a time of violent change. Red Dead Redemption is an epic battle for survival in a beautiful open world as John Marston struggles to bury his blood-stained past, one man at a time.
Open world: It’s the biggest and most action-packed world ever made. Experience a treacherous and unpredictable open world spanning miles of rugged terrain: from townships thriving on vice and corruption, ghost towns, gang hideouts, and military outposts to the mountains, deserts, and plains where violent looters, rebels, bandits, and deadly animals prey on the weak in a never-ending battle for survival.
A fight for survival: Betrayed by the government, his family kidnapped, former outlaw John Marston is forced to pick up his guns once again to track down and eliminate his former comrades-in-arms. Fight to survive the lawless frontier as you storm gang hideouts, search for treasure, rob or protect trains, and track criminals for bounty. Hunt animals for skins and duel enemies for money and fame, then risk your reputation and your winnings drinking, shooting, and gambling from town to town.
Gun battles: Take up arms in brutal battles, from intense personal duels to full-scale war using shotguns, pistols, sniper rifles, explosives, and the very first automatic weapons. Use a sharpshooter’s Dead Eye skill to take down enemies with deadly accuracy in dramatic Western-style gunfights.
Honor or Infamy: Choose Honor or Infamy as you decide who to rescue and who to kill, opening up new opportunities with each decision you make.
The team here at Visual Lizard put an incredible amount of time and keystrokes into developing the site. We enjoyed participating in the realization of the design and vision that Velocity, the WAG, and Visual Lizard brought to the site. We are also proud to be recognized for our programming ability.
The site runs on our Catalyst Content Management System, which makes editing the site extremely easy and allows staff at the Winnipeg Art Gallery complete control over the content in the site. For WAG.ca, we developed a sophisticated template system that provides a degree of layout choices, which would normally be reserved for hand coded pages.
We look forward to working with Velocity Design on future projects and we sincerely hope you enjoy using the WAG.ca site as much as we do.
Plot Summary: Oscar winner Russell Crowe stars as the legendary figure known by generations as "Robin Hood," whose exploits have endured in popular mythology and ignited the imagination of those who share his spirit of adventure and righteousness. In 13th century England, Robin and his band of marauders confront corruption in a local village and lead an uprising against the crown that will forever alter the balance of world power. And whether thief or hero, one man from humble beginnings will become an eternal symbol of freedom for his people.
The untitled Robin Hood adventure chronicles the life of an expert archer, previously interested only in self-preservation, from his service in King Richard’s army against the French. Upon Richard’s death, Robin travels to Nottingham, a town suffering from the corruption of a despotic sheriff and crippling taxation, where he falls for the spirited widow Lady Marion (Oscar winner Cate Blanchett), a woman skeptical of the identity and motivations of this crusader from the forest. Hoping to earn the hand of Maid Marion and salvage the village, Robin assembles a gang whose lethal mercenary skills are matched only by its appetite for life. Together, they begin preying on the indulgent upper class to correct injustices under the sheriff.
With their country weakened from decades of war, embattled from the ineffective rule of the new king and vulnerable to insurgencies from within and threats from afar, Robin and his men heed a call to ever greater adventure. This unlikeliest of heroes and his allies set off to protect their country from slipping into bloody civil war and return glory to England once more.
On Wednesday afternoon, Valve Software officially released Steam, their video game launch platform and online store, for Mac. Steam had been a service exclusively for PC users since launched it in 2004. This year, however, Valve has not only ported it over to the Mac, but given it a visual refresh!
The Steam client downloads as a DMG file, and installs fairly easily, though, as John Gruber discovered, there were some odd decisions in the build. All the elements of the PC version are here, such as the built-in Steam Community. A new feature with this launch, however, is Steam Play, which allows customers to purchase a game once and play it on all Steam supported platforms. Gamers who have previously purchased games on Steam will find them available in their account on the Mac as they are released.
One of the best features of this launch is that Valve is allowing any Steam user to download Portal for free until May 24th! Powered by Valve’s Source Engine, this FPS puzzle game has earned critical praise and won several game-of-the-year awards, and is well worth trying out. Naturally, giving away this game only adds to the anticipation for it’s upcoming sequel.
Valve has announced that on subsequent Wednesdays, additional collections of Mac titles will become available, each designed to highlight specific functionalities of Steam on the Mac. We suspect that more Source games, such as Team Fortress 2 and Left 4 Dead, will be staggered over the next couple weeks to keep the community interested in the platform. But with sixty-three titles at launch, several good bundles and some fantastic games, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t dive in right now. :D
Contributed by Ross McDowall, Wil Alambre, and Julian Moffatt over the course of May 13th…
- Kug Is A Mug That Boils Water Like A Kettle
- Facebook's Ludicrously Complicated Privacy Settings
Adobe Launches "We Love Apple" Ad Campaign
Corporate ass-kissing at its best.
- Square Goes Live!
- 1.4b18 released
- Portal is Free
- "Don't Stop Believin'" - Lady Gaga, Elton John, Springsteen, Sting, Blondie, Shirley Bassey
Contributed by Ross McDowall, Julian Moffatt, and Max Chiriac over the course of May 12th…
- 11 Excellent Solutions for Making Your Website Mobile Friendly
- Air Force may suffer collateral damage from PS3 firmware update
- 25 Other Uses for Coffee Filters
- Happy Manitoba Day
- Henderson Sobeys Now 24-Hours
- City of Winnipeg Compost Bin Sale May 15
Creating a Network Like Facebook, Only Private
The revolte against Facebook.com is coming. Read up and be ready to jump ship.
sergeche's webkit-css at master - GitHub
Hack to display CSS rule line number in Safari/Webkit/Chrome Web Inspector as in FF FireBug
Contributed by Ross McDowall over the course of May 11th…
Contributed by Ross McDowall and Julian Moffatt over the course of May 10th…
- Velociraptor cufflinks
- REMINDER: Eddie Izzard in Winnipeg Tonight
- iPad Now Available for Pre-order in Canada
- New Yorker profile of Chatroulette creator
- Frank Frazetta, RIP
- Lulu Now Offers Publishing to iBookstore
- Mozilla Publishes Plans for Firefox 4, Beta Due in June
LittleBigPlanet 2 for PS3 Officially Announced for Winter 2010!
We will need to free up some time. LBP1 was amazing! We need to build a Visual Lizard set of levels.
Contributed by Julian Moffatt, Ross McDowall, and Max Chiriac over the course of May 7th…
A jQuery plugin that works well with CSS3.
- Another "Give Away" Weekend Scheduled For Winnipeg
- iPad Available in Nine More Countries on May 28
- Fake Science
- How Cul-de-Sacs Are Killing Your Community
- Dropbox API Lets You Add Cloud Storage to Your Apps
The Sketchbook Project: 2011
$25 bucks gets you in. Looks like fun.
- Google attorney slams ACTA copyright treaty
- Mac OS X 10.6.4 in the works to address graphics issues
50 Helpful Typography Tools And Resources - Smashing Magazine
Fonts for iPad
List of fonts available on iPhone and iPad
Contributed by Ross McDowall and Julian Moffatt over the course of May 5th…
- Get some Carcassonne on your iPhone and iPod Touch
- Castle Crashers PSN in final testing phase
Recreation of the vintage Spiderman intro in CSS3.
- Facebook/Battle.net integration revealed
- Canadian Prime Minister promises to enact a Canadian DMCA in six weeks
- More New iPhone OS 4 Features: File Sharing, App Closing
- Subway: $5 Footlong
A spring metamorphosis
Using Google today, you may have noticed that something feels slightly different
- Starbucks Happy Hour
Never, Ever Date a Flyers Fan
- Unconventional Google Chrome Speed Tests
Panic - Transmit - Release Notes
Panic release notes for their software are awesome.
Contributed by Ross McDowall and Julian Moffatt over the course of May 4th…
Contributed by Ross McDowall and Julian Moffatt over the course of May 3rd…
Lala Media Web Software Shutdown
Lala media has posted to their website and sent emails to members of their service that the site and service will be discontinued on May 31 of 2010, giving speculators the assumption that their now parent company, Apple, has plans to use the acquired group to add streaming services to iTunes.
The Historic Tale Construction Kit allows anyone to use pictures from the original tapestry to illustrate other things.
- Apple Sells One Millionth iPad
- Apple iPhone OS compiler policy may lead to antitrust probe
Yellow Ink Low
There is an entire CMYK set. Need these for the office couches.
- Natural Gas Rates Going Down
- Current Logo Trends for 2010
- Weird Al Yankovic Coming to Winnipeg August 5
How to build a time machine.
- Mark your calendars: StarCraft 2 coming July 27