After hearing the news today, I wanted to do something, but I've never been much of a writer; I'll leave that to the many others here that are. Instead I'll try to keep this short and sweet then get down to business.
To give you an idea of my state of mind right now, I lost my dad earlier this year; the single most painful thing to happen in my life thus far. The loss of Ryan is up there.
I only met him once, briefly, at PAX East this last March. Despite that, I feel like I knew him. Partially that was because of what he (and Dave) did for community involvement via the TNT Promo thread, but mostly because he shared so much of himself online with all of us. For those things and so much more, I thank him.
To my favorite internet asshole, we'll miss you, Ryan.
With that out of the way, Ryan was a fan of "stupid" photoshops, be they well made or not (intentionally or otherwise). I'd like to share mine of Ryan that I've made over the years. They've all been posted in the Staff Photoshop Thread or in the TNT Promo Thread over time, but I'd like to put them all in one place.
And with that, I'd like to invite everyone else to share their own photoshops of Ryan, or post their favorites here.
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Super Street Fighter 4
This week's promo came out of no where (was not posted in the thread or the Dropbox). I'm unfortunately not familiar with the avatar and never got a response from Dave. If you know who made this, please let me know.
Welcome to part 2 of the Community Promo Gallery; the archive of all the community made TNT promos, including the ones that didn't win. If you have not seen part 1 yet, please do so. Otherwise, enjoy! And as before, click the promos for the full version.
For this week, there was no real official word on what game would be played (rumored to be SC2 and Magicka) until late in the week. Given that Brad and Vinny were the only ones left in the office (Ryan & Jeff were at DICE), it wasn't a surprise when SC2 came up a third time.
Let me preface this by saying this is not to showcase my stuff alone (I've already had that); instead this is to showcase the works of all of those that entered and/or won.
This idea come to me a while ago, and now I'm finally getting around to it. Ever since they stopped doing week-by-week galleries (after the first week) I figured they should all be easily viewable in one place. These are just the ones that were submitted each week; that is, the ones uploaded to the Dropbox. For the ones that weren't, or for older versions, check out the original thread. And if you're interested in making a promo yourself, be sure to read the first post of that thread. New people are always welcome. I will try to update this each week with each new entry. If I missed yours, please let me know.
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Duke Nukem 3D
This was the first time in five weeks that Dave Snider made the promo. Many thought mine should have won. The reason they gave was that they "just didn't feel like it communicated the event very well." Can't argue with that.
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This one started off as a Civilization V/StarCraft 2 double header. Then SC2 was named as the main attraction with Civ V on the back burner. Then this little thing called "The World Series" came around and Civ V was canceled altogether. A lot of good work went to waste as a result.
After seeing the kick-ass intro for this year's game of the year videos, I had to make a wallpaper out of it. Unfortunately, even with the HD download, the dear seal wasn't as high quality as I wanted; so I went and vectorized it.
After that, I went and made the full wallpaper (which you're free to use, see downloads below).
I now have a variety of sizes available, but if requested, I could see about others (please only if the ones below absolutely won't work for you). Suggestions are also welcome.
Having been inspired by the works of Buzz_Clik's Robotron and Zaxxon shirt designs, and seeing Jeff wear his Warlords shirt on more than a few occasions (plus one caffeine-fueled, sleepless night), I decided to make this. Being a perfectionist, I can't not see the minor imperfections (wasn't exactly easy when the best reference picture was 150x150), but I figure it's good enough to share with the world. I might return to it in the future to fix them, but for now, enjoy!
[Edit] Updated the text to better match the original. Also added a red variant. [Edit 2] Fixed the glaring (to me at least) errors with the borders. Also made some fixes to the text. [Edit 3] Made some additional fixes to the text and added a third version.
I watched the entire show, start to finish, with the exception of the very beginning thanks to a power-outage. It was loads of fun. Thanks to everyone in front of, and behind, the camera!
During the show I took about 230 screen shots. Most of them came when the stream went into "slide show" mode, where the video would lag and have one image on screen for a couple seconds. Anyway, I've narrowed them down to 144, all of which you can find over here in my gallery. But for now, I'll share some of my favorite moments.
We begin with Ryan sitting in with the Screened guys, Alex Navarro and Matt Rorie watching possibly the greatest movie ever, Denizen.
Next, we'll move on to Space Will and Space Norm from Tested showing off some As-Seen-On-TV products. And some green-screen shenanigans.
Unfortunately, you can't hear images, but here's a few form one of Jean Baudin's performances with his 11-string bass. Seriously, buy his album.
Now for some Dance Central with John Drake. I took, by far, the most screens from this segment, but here's a few.
Back to Tested with some bacon and eggs.
Then there was the scalp massager and foot wear.
Jeff doing a little dance with a couple Move controllers.
Rorie gets his hands on the massager, and Alex seems to enjoy it, before more Denizen.
Brad sings David Bowie's "Space Oddity" followed by the guys from Harmonix showing off the new pro guitar and keyboard.
Next, Comic Vine goes over some news while a fight breaks out behind them.
And since this blog's long enough already, some images from the rest of the show.
And that was E3... I mean, The Big Live Live Show: Live!
Thanks again to everyone at Whiskey Media for putting this on for all of us!