Gears of War 4 (Teaser)

Gears of War 4 (Teaser)

The cinematic teaser for Xbox One shooter Gears of War 4 sees JD Fenix – son of previous franchise hero Marcus – return to his home under very different circumstances. The game is set 25 years after GoW 3 and features a new enemy called the Swarm. More here.

Unclepella

Unclepella

Redditor Muffinizer1 says his Uncle Aoch was “super proud” of this video, in which the ol’ man sings a cover of Hugh Collins’ timeless jazz song Bill Bailey with a recording of himself. Now you can have a quartet, uncle.

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Obduction (Teaser)

Obduction (Teaser)

It’s been a long time since we banged out heads against the wall trying to solve the puzzles in Myst. Now, its creators are back with a new game, in which you are abducted to a strange place, and must figure out WTF is going on to find your way home.

The Intelligent Parking Chair

The Intelligent Parking Chair

Inspired by the ability for their cars to park themselves, Nissan Japan created an office chair with the same capability. Watch as the army of robotic chairs finds their way back to their homes in this clever promo video. Now can we see it with people in the chairs?

Beyoncé: Formation

Beyoncé: Formation

(PG-13: Language) “My daddy Alabama, Momma Louisiana, you mix that negro with that Creole make a Texas bamma.” Beyoncé drops the hammer on all manner of haters and uses herself as bait to remind us of her home states’ woes. The song is exclusive to Tidal.

2016 Oscars VFX Nominees

2016 Oscars VFX Nominees

Editor Vic Rincon put together this awesome roll call of the nominees for the 2016 Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects: Ex Machina, Mad Max: Fury Road, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Martian and The Revenant. The song is Ryan Taubert’s No Other Name.

Animal Collective: FloriDaDa

Animal Collective: FloriDaDa

(Flashing lights) “I found myself there a collagin’ with all of the human race, a dancer from Ghana smiling in Tijuana.” The dancing baby is back, and he brought his family with him in the colorful music video for Animal Collective’s fun single from their new album Painting With.

Joy (Trailer)

Joy (Trailer)

“I have to do things myself, once and for all.” You may know Joy Mangano as that lady who’s always on the Home Shopping Network. But she’s got quite a story, as you’ll find out in this biopic by the award-winning duo of filmmaker David O. Russell and Jennifer Lawrence.

The Hero’s Journey Animated

The Hero’s Journey Animated

This animated short summarizes Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey using scenes from movies that fit the structure of the narrative template. Iskander Krayenbosch directed and animated this as his graudation project at the HKU University of the Arts Utrecht.

Metal Gear Solid V: Debriefing

Metal Gear Solid V: Debriefing

“My energy comes from the players.” Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima is showered with sappy but much deserved praise from his colleagues and the media. But the important part of this video starts at 6:31, where Kojima visits the home of a departed fan.

For Honor (Gameplay)

For Honor (Gameplay)

For Honor is a multiplayer melee action and MOBA hybrid. Play as a knight, a Viking soldier or a samurai and help your AI troops capture enemy territory. Its combat uses direction-based stances to determine your attack and defense.

DIY Wall-mounted Beer Tap

DIY Wall-mounted Beer Tap

Redditor Blackl3ird made beer plumbing in his house. PVC pipes house the tubes that connect his homemade kegerator to a dispenser on his living room wall. Computer fans route the cool air from the kegerator to the pipes.

Poltergeist (Trailer)

Poltergeist (Trailer)

The only reason we’re giving the Poltergeist remake a chance is that Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead, Army of Darkness) was involved. The plot is the same as Tobe Hooper’s horror classic – a family moves into a home possessed by angry spirits.

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60-Second Basement

60-Second Basement

We’ve seen lots of time-lapse videos before, but Ryan Higley’s clip showing his home’s unfinished basement being built out takes the cake. He animated the video using over 1,000 Photoshop layers then sequenced them in After Effects.

Aztec Death Whistle

Aztec Death Whistle

It is believed that the Aztecs used death whistles at sacrificial rituals, to announce deaths or to scare enemies. You can buy or make your own death whistle. Just know that it sounds exactly like the shriek of a tortured soul. Holy crap.

StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void

StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void

“My life for Aiur.” Hierarch Artanis and the volatile Protoss alliance prepare to take back their home world from the Zerg. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void also adds new units, updates to old ones as well as three new multiplayer modes.

Cold War Kids: Hot Coals

Cold War Kids: Hot Coals

The latest single from Hold My Home, the fifth album from rock band Cold War Kids. Vocalist Nathan Willett is as fiery as ever, even as the band seems to be going for a more radio-friendly vibe than usual.

The Beast Inside

The Beast Inside

Spoken-word rap and storytelling by Tilawn Burtzloff, a young man who has struggled with homelessness, and how he copes with the harsh world through creativity. A film by Amy Enser & Drew Christie for the American Refugees project.

The Roving Typist

The Roving Typist

Mark Cersosimo’s latest thoughtful piece, The Roving Typist, introduces us to C.D. Hermelin, an engaging New York-based writer who creates one-of-a-kind stories for passersby with a few dollars to spare on his typewriter in the park.

ChetArt: Ghosts, Monsters & Flair

ChetArt: Ghosts, Monsters & Flair
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These great new prints from Chet Phillips pay tribute to three classic flicks: Ghostbusters, Young Frankenstein and Office Space. Each has iconic imagery and catchphrase typography. We also dig his Princess Bride, Breaking Bad and Holy Grail.

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How 2 Train Your Dragon 2 (Trlr. 2)

How 2 Train Your Dragon 2 (Trlr. 2)

How to Train Your Dragon 2 sees Hiccup and Toothless discover a hidden cave, home to lots of dragons and their mysterious caretaker. But just as they’ve found new friends, a dragon trapper arrives to take them away.

Tale of Princess Kaguya (Trailer)

Tale of Princess Kaguya (Trailer)

The full trailer for Studio Ghibli’s Kaguya-hime no Monogatari shows the story’s beginning: a bamboo cutter finds a mystical child inside a bamboo stump and takes her home. This is going to make a lot of kids cry.

Hover-Rafting

Hover-Rafting

A couple of crazy dudes in Russia (where else?) must have left their parasailing equipment at home, so they decided to take to the air on an inflatable “kite raft” instead. We smell another Mythbusters episode here.

Game of Thrones: Season 2 VFX

Game of Thrones: Season 2 VFX

(SPOILERS!) A look at some of the effects made by Pixomondo for the second season of HBO’s Game of Thrones. The show bagged the Outstanding Visual Effects at the 2012 Emmy Awards.

Kiss from a Drunk

Kiss from a Drunk

YouTuber bard55 says he came home “just drunk enough to temporarily handicap the part of my brain that feels shame,” so he decided to serenade his cat with Kiss From A Rose. Because why not.

Animal Collective: Honeycomb

Animal Collective: Honeycomb

The boys from Baltimore are back, still fresh and still evolving. Honeycomb and Gotham are two sides of the same psychedelic coin that Animal Collective is known for. Listen to Gotham here.

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