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October 8, 2015 — Wargaming introduces the very first Brazilian-themed hero tank in the free-to-play smash hit World of Tanks on Xbox One and Xbox 360. The release of the Tier VIII M41B Brazilian Bulldog or “M41B Pracinha” aligns with Wargaming’s presence at Brazil Game Show and will be offered globally beginning today through October 23.
The M41B “Pracinha” name is a reference to the members of the Brazilian Expeditionary Force (FEB) who participated in major battles during World War II such as the Battle of Monte Castello. This patriotic tank features a special Brazilian fighting force emblem, the smoking snake. This emblem pays homage to the historical FEB rallying cry. This agile and quick high-tier US light tank features a wholly custom camouflage and excels at locating and evading the enemy. Of course, Pracinha also proudly and prominently displays the Brazilian flag.
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The website Golden Armor has an impressive display of prop replica helmets based on SciFi properties, including Star Wars, Alien, and Starship Troopers. Unfortunately, these pieces aren’t for sale, as they’re one-off models. However, they are offering a Korban Dallas Multi Pass in their ‘For Sale’ section, so not all is lost.
Far Cry Primal is a Stone Age-set take on the Far Cry series, trading in the contemporary setting, weapons, and animals of the previous games and replacing them with a post Ice Age world, bows and spears, and woolly mammoths. Kinda seems like it would be better as a Blood Dragon-esque expansion rather than a full game, but only time will tell.
Far Cry Primal drops February 23, 2016.
A total classic.
Yup, they’re rebooting MacGyver, or at least attempting to, with a pilot having been ordered by CBS. My hope in this matter is it’ll be Space MacGyver:
YouTuber Benjamin Combes has created a supercut of every death caused by Jean-Claude Van Damme across his various movies.
The Doominator is the latest blaster from NERF’s Zombie Strike line. A beast of a blaster, the Doominator features 4 flipping drums which are manually switched via the two-finger lever underneath the trigger guard. Each drum holds 6 darts, for a total of 24 darts when fully loaded. It’s a pump-action blaster; it comes with a grip that can screw into the 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock, and 9 o’clock positions of the action to make cycling easier.
You may be wondering why we’re covering a mobile device app inspired by and featuring the recent work of Sir Peter Blake, celebrated pop artist. Well, it all has to do with a bit of history in the application of camouflage.
This is an image of the USS West Mahomet, painted in Dazzle camouflage, which involves complex patterns of geometric shapes in contrasting colors, interrupting and intersecting each other. It was used by the British and United States principally during WWI, and was designed to make it difficult for enemy vessels to estimate a ship’s range, speed, and heading.
The Dazzle It app allows users to ‘Dazzle’ any image available on their phone, or taken by their camera, by putting it through any one of various filters. This new camouflage pattern can then be applied to a variety of virtual ships and other watercraft which displays as a 3D model. As you can see in the images, we decided to go a bit more contemporary, utilizing a MultiCam base and putting it through a ‘Kaleidoscope’ pattern.
We then applied this pattern to various ships, including the HMS President.
There’s even an augmented reality aspect of the app, which allows you to anchor the ship of your choosing to a live background. We found this to be a little wonky in practice, but that might have something to do with trying to place a camouflaged ship on a camouflage background.
The Dazzle It app is available through both iTunes and the Google Play store for free.
This article was originally published on Soldier Systems Daily.
Cyborgs are the future of warfare, it seems. At this rate, Black Ops IV will end up being a Terminator game in all but name, which would actually be kinda cool.
Do you like the new Stormtrooper design, particularly the helmet? Would you like a high-quality prop replica helmet to wear to the range to which you can attribute any misplaced shots? Well, high-end prop manufacturer Anovos is selling pre-orders on the standard line First Order Stormtrooper helmets. The helmets are derived from the digital files used in the production of the upcoming Episode VII, and they’re constructed of lightweight injection-molded plastic.
Shipping is estimated to start January 2016, so unfortunately you won’t be wearing these to The Force Awakens when it comes out in theaters, but at least you’ll be set for any upcoming conventions that year.
Featuring a green-striped pattern, because there had to be some way to repurpose all the zombie-green merchandise, these Jurassic Hunter Blades from ThinkGeek feature stainless steel blades, and come in two flavors: fixed or spring-assisted. The fixed knife is 13 1/4″ long, with a 7 1/4″ saw-back blade, and K10 handles. The spring-assisted blade is 3 3/4″ long, with an aluminum, knuckle-duster handle.
Swiss Advance’s CRONO Pocket Knife is a decent-looking outdoor multi-tool, good for, say, a camping trip. It features a bottle opener, fish scaler, wire stripper, cm scale, 4 hexagon tools, a knife, fork, and screwdriver. The CRONO is made of German materials, and is manufactured in Switzerland.
Halo 5’s looking pretty cool.
Magpul has just released the new Samsung GALAXY S6 Field Case. Like the rest of the Field Cases, the GALAXY S6 model features PMAG-style ribs, and is made from flexible thermoplastic. The Field Case is available in all standard colors.
Loot Crate is a subscription service that provides customers with “a monthly box of geek & gamer gear”. Several plans are offered, from a single month to a year of continuous crates. The crate for September is Summon themed, and features products based around summoning creatures (and in one case, a car).
Contained within the Summon crate is:
– Greenlight Collectibles Supernatural 1967 Chevy Impala
– Homer Simpson Golden Buddha
– Pokemon Laplander Hat
– Hearthstone Foam Stress Ball
– Hearthstone Coin And Card Pack Code
– Loot Crate Summon Button
Pygmy is a titanium multitool that’s around the same size as a quarter. Despite its diminutive size, it features a flathead screwdriver, Phillips screwdriver, scraper tip, and 1/4″ hex wrench & bit driver.
Suck UK is selling these giant-sized Green Army Men for use as a doorstop or bookend, depending on the model.
These do ship to the US, for those who are interested.
Musterbrand and Microsoft have teamed up to produce a line of Halo-themed clothing. The items aren’t terrible looking, although honestly the coolest thing is the UNSC Duffel Bag:
It’s been a while since I’ve shared what should be considered the ultimate Operator theme song.
The post from back when I originally posted this:
This is a song by the band Psychostick called ‘Obey the Beard’. The video was done in Source Film Maker using Team Fortress 2 character models. Brand new operator theme song anyone?
Started in Counter Strike, and made all the more popular by its inclusion in several Call of Duty titles, Gun Game has a simple premise: the player starts with a pistol, and each kill grants them a new weapon. Whoever makes a kill with every weapon first wins. The folks at Corridor Digital took this concept to the logical extreme, introducing all manner of video game weaponry within a live-action rendition.
NERF Rival is the latest line of NERF blasters, with a strong competitive theme in that each blaster and accessory is available in either a ‘Team Red’ or ‘Team Blue’ configuration (I’ll let you guess what colors are associated with each team). The blasters are also named after Greek gods, and they fire ball-shaped “high impact rounds” rather than the familiar darts.
This particular gun, the Apollo XV-700, actually has a pretty cool set of features:
– Mechanical safety above the trigger guard
– Top mounted charging handle, reminiscent of the FAMAS
– Accessory rails (a bit smaller than Picatinny standard; trust me, I tried mounting an EOTech just for giggles)
– Seven-shot magazine, which seats within the pistol grip
Oh, and it kicks like a beast, at least by NERF standards, when it fires. Given the projectiles sport a 100 fps velocity, you’d figure it would have to have a pretty strong action.
I only have two complaints:
1) The charging handle obscures the sight profile of the Apollo
2) There’s not a lot of grip room to place your off-hand, since the rear of the Apollo holds the spring assembly.
The best part, though? They actually call the magazine a magazine. Now that’s what I call progress.