Friday, March 26, 2010

RDR2 at PAX East

The Red Dead Redemption hands-on demo was available to play at The Penny Arcade Expo in Boston this week. You had to wait a bit to see for yourself, though:

Plenty of people blogged about their experiences playing the game at PAX East. Check them out after the break:

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

RDR2 Cover Art Revealed

Drumroll please...the official cover art for Red Dead Redemption:

New RDR2 Video: "Gentleman and Vagabonds"

The Marketing team is on a roll. This week's video contains snippets about some of the characters you'll encounter on story missions and side quests. Take a look:

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Greener Guy as Popeye

Greener Guy was a character I came up with while attending a very liberal arts college. He resembled many of the students who went there. After coming up with my first parody piece using this character, I later used it to reinvent the Popeye characters. I watched Popeye after school a lot when I was younger, and for a reason I've now forgotten I sketched some concepts of the Popeye characters in this vein.
I came up with a super-villain that tried to sell sneaky credit cards with high APRs on the college campus, and went very "Mr. Burns" with the design:

Finally, I had the idea to use the Popeye-version Greener Guy in a cartoon about the WTO riots in Seattle (aka the 'Battle in Seattle') that I witnessed in 1999. It ran in the Evergreen school newspaper.:

Thursday, March 18, 2010

New RDR2 Video: "Life in the West"

There's a new Red Dead Redemption video up, and it might be the best one yet. Titled "Life in the West," it showcases the big picture of what your character John Marston faces in his day-to-day life as he tracks down the members of his former gang. The big port town of Blackwater gets some screen time, as well as mini-games such as herding, breaking horses, gambling, drinking, and shooting down the vultures that circle around a fresh kill.

More RDR2 info

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Super 8 Theater Spotting - Chicago

I took a Super 8 filmmaking class in Chicago years back, and one of the urges I had while that little camera was in my possession was to take a picture of all the major theaters I could get to in one day. My buddy Joe, another camera and movie enthusiast, agreed to join me and we spent the day driving from theater to theater and taking snapshots and videos (we didn't have time to catch any films, however). Here's some of what I saw through that little camera:

Here are the short videos I shot:

Time-lapse shot of the Pickwick movie theater in a northern suburb of Chicago:

Plane flying across the sky:

Sears Tower on an overcast day:

The shadows of three flags against a wall:

The American flag floating inside the downtown Bank One lobby: