Category: Images

  • Lego X Atari 2600

    Be still, my beating heart.

    Preorders for the most beautiful Lego crossover of all time go live on 22nd September 2022, for an eye-watering AUD $369.00.

  • Kermit vs DALL·E

    DALL·E is an AI system that can create images and art from a written description using natural language.

    It’s in limited access right now, but Twitter user @HvnsLstAngel recently posted a full thread of DALL·E injecting Kermit into the art styles of various TV, film and other media. The results are equal parts impressive, bewildering, hilarious and intriguing.

    More DALL·E:

    DALL·E 2 Explained (YouTube)

    MKBHD tests DALL·E 2 (YouTube)

    DALL-E 2 Creates Incredible Images—and Biased Ones You Don’t See (Wired)

    #dalle on Twitter.

  • Console kicks

    In February 2018, Nike dropped the Paul George X PlayStation crossover kicks.

    And now at E3 2018 it seems a bunch of “Xbox spokespersons and key influencers” have been rocking custom Xbox Jordan 1’s.

    Both look a bit better than the old Air Force One PlayStations, although some of these Nintendo Vans are pretty dope.

  • Photo Essay: Sprayfield


    The clouds part and the theme to The Simpsons plays in my head as I walk among the colorful buildings of “Sprayfield,” a neighborhood that, in recent months, has been covered with elaborate graffiti murals of the most famous yellow family on TV.

    José Luis Martínez Limón for Vice

  • 700 Sharks In The Dark


    A single shark is too clumsy to catch even a somnolent grouper. A pack of them is more likely to flush the fish from its hiding place and encircle it. Then they tear it apart. Seen live, the attack is a frenzy that explodes before us. Only later, thanks to a special camera that captures a thousand images a second, are we able to watch the sharks in slow motion and appreciate their efficiency and precision.

    Incredible pictures and story from Laurent Ballesta and his team.

  • Red Dead 4K: The Redemptioning

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    In the midst of announcing a massive drop of backwards compatible and enhanced games, Microsoft released a 500MB update to Red Dead Redemption enabling 4K on the world’s most powerful console.

    Yes, this is a 4K screencap of a 2010 console game.

    This. Is. Fucking. Amazing.

    Most observers reckoned 4K for RDR would never come due to the engineering of the game – many thought the resolution was baked-in for performance reasons. But it seems the Back Compat team at Microsoft are wizards indeed.

    So how does it look?


    I mean, it’s ridiculous how good it looks. The 360 version (which is also what ran on the initial Back Compat version) was noticeably blurry and shimmery, especially in motion. It still looked great though, and you did get the impression that R* had put a lot more under the hood than the hardware was capable of displaying. And now we know that’s the case.

    The result is that Read Dead Redemption is now – again – a joy to play.

    More Red Dead:

    Finding John Marsden – A wonderful short doc from Polygon about Rob Weithoff, the voice of John Marsden

    In depth review (thinreaper) – One of the best game reviews/critiques I’ve ever invested an hour and a half in

  • Atari VCS

    The “VCS” stands for Very Cool and Sexy, surely.

    Worth it, just for the looks?

    I have a real affinity for this 2600 retro styling – it was the first gaming machine I ever owned (the Jr to be specific). Months and months of mindlessly delivering leaflets around the neighbourhood was all worth it!

    And yes, in case you were wondering, I achieved ‘Neo at the end of the Matrix’ level zen-skills at Enduro.

    The Atari VCS will be available later this year for between $250-300. That seems expensive.

  • Social Decay


    Social Decay

    A gorgeous imagining of social network logos representing defunct brick-and-mortor stores by Andrei Lacatusu.

  • Ai Weiwei: Forever Bicycles

    At National Gallery Victoria. Captured on a Sony Z3 using Google Camera.

  • Sony Mavica FD-73

    Recently I grabbed the demo version of Affinity Designer to take it for a test drive. I decided to take a trip down memory lane and revisit my first ever digital camera, the Mavica FD-73.

    Further reading:
    Retro Thing
    DP Review
    Camera Wiki