nerdology:

Scenes of Calm and Chaos: Artists on fighting game backgrounds without the fights

This is wonderful. “Joystiq asked three professional artists to examine this sprawling gallery of animated fighting game background culled from famous SNK and Capcom fighters like Street Fighter II and King of the Fighters ‘94.

It’s super interesting to see fighting game backgrounds without other characters. One the one hand the background needs to fade away (since you should be looking at the fight happening) but on the other hand, the only thing telling  a story or setting a mood is the level.

I’ve selected my four favorite, but you should read the article (it’s great!) and see the rest. They are beautiful pieces of art. 

[via Joystiq]

choochoobear:

theamazingspiderboy:

AND SHE’S BRUCE WAYNE’S COUSIN

… goddamnit, people.

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thisistheverge:

Finally, a fire hydrant for the 21st century
A retired New York firefighter invents a safer, smarter, and sturdier hydrant

That’s how we do it in the Nine-Nine, sir. Catch bad guys and look good doing it.

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roachpatrol:

megaansje:

Rocket

Cutest Guardian of the Galaxy

still completely blown away by how amazingly well done this little guy is—they gave him an incredibly expressive face without anthropomorphicising it one bit. he doesn’t have a shorter snout or bigger eyes or a more rounded forehead or anything, he looks exactly like a raccoon. but you can see every little irritated or devious or sad thought he has.

just… amazing. i want that animation team to win some fucking awards. 

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