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Snake Plissken’s Escape

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Snake Plissken’s ESCAPE – Video game pre-production milestone video from Neurobellum on Vimeo.

This footage is (thankfully) all that remains of ‘Snake Plissken’s Escape’, a video game that was to be published by Namco and released back in 2005. Developed by the remaining ‘Dead to Rights 2’ staff, the game would have featured a storyline approved by Carpenter, Russell, and Hill and a full body scan of Russell for the titular character. The developer’s influence is obvious when compared to their previous work, ‘Dead to Rights 2’: acrobatic gunplay with dual wielding and slow motion, which frankly seems a bit beyond Snake’s demonstrated capabilities.

Blind Marksman “Sees” Targets and Hears Success

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Ace gunner incorporates Tannerite® Exploding Targets into Virtual Vision system

Pleasant Hill, OR (April 4, 2014) – Target secured. Gun raised. A deafening silence envelops the range. The shooter touches one off, narrowly missing the mark. A catcaller barks, “What are you blind or something?” If the shooter were Jim Miekka, his answer would be “why yes, I am.” But if the gunner truly was Miekka, well, it’s likely the target would have been obliterated and broadcast with a percussion that is distinctively Tannerite®. Miekka doesn’t miss all that often.

Miekka, known at his local Hermosa, Florida gun club as “The Midnight Gunslinger,” lost his sight at the youthful age of 26. The accident that claimed Miekka’s vision damaged a hand as well, but the accredited marksman points out emphatically that the injury hasn’t hampered his gun handling skills. In fact, besides being adroit at long-range target shooting, Miekka more than holds his own as a quick-draw gunslinger, knocking down cowboy targets like Wyatt Earp.

On the range, Miekka is able to hit four out of five targets at 100 yards. Think about that. Four out of five targets at a 100 yards, without ever seeing them… To administer that level of accuracy, Miekka, the inventor, combines his uncanny shooting skills with homespun technology.

Miekka invented “Virtual Vision,” a system that utilizes sound waves to help blind shooters “see” an 8-inch target at 100 yards. At the core is a scope with a 75-times magnifier of his own creation. Headphones in place, Miekka homes in on pings that ultimately lead him to the bulls-eye. The technology isn’t simple, but roundabout terms, essentially uses an artificial imaging device and photo cells to convert electricity into sound, giving whole new meaning to sighting-in a rifle.

Because of Miekka’s brainchild, rifle shooting has become a growing recreation for people without sight. Adding Tannerite® Exploding Targets to the equation has further bolstered that popularity. The resulting explosion lets shooters know instantly if they’ve hit their mark.

Miekka isn’t known only for his firearms mastery or invention of Virtual Vision, either. On an even larger scale, the mathematician and former physics teacher developed “The Hindenburg Omen”, a New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) indicator that predicts market crashes before they happen.

Suffice to say Miekka is a problem solver. And Tannerite® is proud to be part of one particular solution.



The Expendables 3 Trailer

Monday, April 7th, 2014

The Expendables 3, introducing even more action stars into the fold, and not featuring Bruce Willis, who reportedly wanted too much damn money.

The Expendables 3 drops August 14, 2014.

Contour Is Back!

Sunday, April 6th, 2014


After shutting down last year, Contour is back and under new management. They relaunched their official website, and are once again offering the classic Contour+2 and waterproof Roam2 cameras. In the coming months, they plan to launch new cameras that will feature the traditional Contour design features: slide-to-record switch, laser alignment system, and 270° rotating lens.


Contour cameras were popular do to their simplicity, ruggedness, and wide accessory support, so it’s great to see their return to the market.


Hat tip: www.cnet.com/news/contour-returns-promises-new-pov-action-cams-soon

BoomCo Blasters

Saturday, April 5th, 2014


Mattel is looking to take a piece of the foam dart blaster market with their upcoming BoomCo line. There isn’t much information on the individual blasters, but there seems to be a lot of accessories, and the blasters use ‘smart stick’ darts.

Launching Summer 2014.


5.11 Tactical’s Tactical Duty Kilt Is Coming Back

Friday, April 4th, 2014


In case you missed the April Fool’s Day announcement, 5.11 Tactical is in fact bringing back the TDK – Tactical Duty Kilt. Originally started as their 2013 April Fool’s Day prank, demand for the TDK led 5.11 to actually release the product, albeit for a limited time only. Now, they’re releasing it again (for a limited time only, again) starting April 15th. Additionally, $10 from the sale of every TDK will go towards supporting We Salute You Veterans and the FIBNAA.


Do You Want A Sequel To ‘DREDD’?

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

If you haven’t seen ‘DREDD’ yet, it’s a damn fine movie adaption of Judge Dredd (it’s on Netflix) and I highly recommend it. Karl Urban, who played the title character, made this video to remind the fans that they’re hard at work at getting a sequel made, and there’s a petition working towards that goal.

You can sign the petition here: 2000adonline.us5.list-manage.com

Laser-Guided Tactical Necktie

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014


Made from durable nylon, this tactical necktie features a Class II laser pointer, PALS webbing, and a removable storage pouch.


SilencerCo: The Wizard’s Staff

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

The Wizard Staff has a unique CTA baffle stack consisting of 44 polished Mithril baffles designed for an infinite dB reduction of sound. The 36 inches of soundless magic is easily disassembled by even the most novice necromancer to provide full user serviceability. The ageless construction of rare and exotic materials makes the Wizard Staff indestructible. The eternal warranty ensures the Wizard Staff will last as long as any immortal being wielding this impressive firearm silencer.

Sounds like a helluva great .22 suppressor. Too bad the waiting period for a 200 Sliver Sheckel tax stamp has gone up to over a year ever since the Bureau of Destructive Magical Devices has replaced their original Owl-based filing system with one staffed entirely by magical shell-less turtles; you know some hippy-ass druid in high office is getting a nice kickback for that bit of “infrastructure improvement”…