Humans are capable of immense greatness and largeness of spirit — but we can also be total horrible bastards, sometimes. And science fiction is full of stories where we terrorize and mistreat innocent creatures. Here are the 10 best stories where humans are the villains.
Everybody loves battle armor — it's stylish and allows you to kill more people without ruining your stylish evening wear. And the next best thing to wearing armor is drooling over concept art of armor. Here's some of our favorites.
At first I thought this just was pretty great Futurama - Gears of War mash-up Then Jason told me the same guy provided the voice for both Bender and Marcus Fenix, and my world collapsed in on itself.
Video game movies may seem permanently consigned to suck-land, but video game novels are proving they can attract talent that other media tie-ins can't hold onto. Case in point: Karen Traviss. Turns out Star Wars' loss was Halo's gain.
The third installment of Epic Games' hulking-dudes-fight-aliens shooter is coming — but not until April 2011 — so whet your appetite with this downer of a tease.
It's easy for those of us with HDTVs to forget that not everyone has them yet. And Epic's Mark Rein's stat that slightly over half of Gears of War 2 players played it on an SDTV really brings that home.
The current largest video screen in the world, in the Dallas Cowboys stadium, measures an insane 159x71 feet. Feet! And what better way to show that immensity off than by playing a little Gears of War?
Joel@BoingBoing has put together a gallery of robots and humans cooperating to extinguish opposing force—human, cyborg or otherwise. This photo shows the towing capacity of a
packbot QinetiQ TALON Robot, apparently capable of towing meatbags back to the hive to feed its young. [Army.mil Flickr via BBG]
Some of these action figures are really exquisite. There's a ton of Watchmen. Also making appearances: Street Fighters, classic Arnold Terminators and every other 'roided out superhero you love.
Turns out the Gears of War movie is actually a trilogy that's "basically a harder-edged Lord of the Rings," says director Len Wiseman. Now I'm envisioning Hobbits with chainsaw bayonettes — and it's beautiful.
Microsoft's other popular Xbox 360 shooter is Gears of War 2, which hits stores tomorrow. We already got hands-on coverage of the custom-painted, custom-content Zune that accompanies this global marketing push, but here are some more shots of the exterior and some more details about what you get when you buy one.
Here's the special edition Gears of War 2 Zune coming out next month, in the flesh. It's total sex if you're into dripping blood and skulls and boxy media players. (You sick bastard.) Oh, and good news for Zune Guy: Marketing director for Zune Jason Reindorp told us that a serious "step up" in Zune and Xbox 360…
Killing two marketing birds with one stone, Microsoft's bundling some of its Zunes with various Gears of War 2 (launching soon!) paraphernalia. Each 120GB Zune will sport a laser-etched "Crimson Omen" and come pre-loaded with 244 pieces of media, including the soundtrack, behind-the-scene videos and concept art. The…
Sure, we like the design, but we love that despite the muddy, spontaneous pewter finish of this homemade Gears of War Xbox 360, the creator very carefully negotiated all of the Xbox's machined ventilation holes. All-in-all, it's a pretty decent-looking mod, and those red lights are actually pretty quite when they're…
Check out these four horsemen of the Xbox 360 apocalypse from ComicCon: one Watchmen, one DC Comics, one Gears of War, and one Terminator Salvation, all up for grabs as part of a contest from Warner Bros. These aren't just new cases, either, they're full-fledged Xbox 360 consoles. There's only limited info to go on…
Bloody alien-killing video-game movie Gears of War may actually see the light of day thanks to new director Len Wiseman. Possibly one of the most popular video games, up there with Halo, Gears follows the Delta Squad fighting on the planet Sera. It's all-out war between the humanoid inhabitants of Sera and the Locust…
These guys got an assault rifle, a mechanic chainsaw and a bunch of LEDs to create a Gears of War Lancer gun. Fortunately for everyone, or maybe just Jack Thompson, only the LEDs are real. But even while they used a toy chainsaw and a Nerf N-Strike Longshot CS-6, the final result looks great in motion.
For people who work in cubicle farms, Nerf guns are a great way to blow off steam. Forget to turn in your TPS Report? Just unleash a stream of Nerf darts onto Bob, three cubes over. But certain people take Nerf guns to a whole new level. Like this Nerfy-replica model of the signature Lancer from the Gears of War game,…
If your clock's going to be made out of gears, why not just expose all the gears and make it part of the design? That's exactly what these folks did, which makes for a quite sexy clock design that gives your bedroom that much more of an industrial look.
Remember all the accessories MadCatz was making for Gears of War? Here's a shot of one of them. It goes on pretty smoothly—like most 360 faceplates—and isn't garish at all. Quite nice, and definitely matches the game Gears of War better than my old FIFA 06 faceplate.