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Echelon Software

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Echelon Software is a company located in Astoria, New York who deals in interactive media, such as video games, but also has ties to companies including NAE Systems and Magpul Dynamics, whom used Echelon’s services to enhance their own brands. Echelon currently has a Facebook game titled Black Powder Red Earth available for play that details the actions of a PMC in a near future Iraq. The game itself is based on a short story, and unlike most other games dealing with Middle Eastern conflict, it handles its subject matter in a realistic manner. Weapons, locations, and even the enemy forces are all represented in-game as they would be in real-life. No AKA-47s, unnamed countries, and OPFOR as an enemy placeholder in the story. Also included with the game is a wide offering of special features, detailing the history of the region, the enemy forces, and the methods of PMCs that operate in the area through interviews. If you’re in the military or industry, you’ll appreciate the level of authenticity found in this game.

Also in the works is a graphic novel set in the same universe as Black Powder Red Earth. The graphic novel draws from both the original short story and Facebook game to deliver an experience on par with the accuracy and intrigue of its namesake. It won’t be released until later this year, but here’s the first two pages to pique your interest.

Visit echelon-software.com and studio.echelon-software.com for information on future projects and products and to see a list of their available services and past clients.

The Art Of Manliness

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

A website dedicated to “reviving the lost art of manliness”, artofmanliness.com covers the most important topics of being a man, in article form. Such topics include A Man’s Life, Dress & Grooming, and Relationships & Family. So if you find yourself severely lacking in your manliness level, or without the knowledge of how to iron a shirt, give the site a look.

The Art Of Manliness

‘Shooter’ In Pencil

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

This amazingly detailed drawing of a man aiming an M14 M1A/SOCOM II is titled ‘Shooter’, and it’s done entirely in pencil. In fact, the detail is so great, one could almost assume it was a black and white photograph. The artist is Renee Alane, and more of her fantastic work can be found on the Facebook page RM Pencil Drawings.

Flip Cam, We Hardly Knew Ye

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Cisco has decided to stop producing the Flip, the oh so useful little video camera with which you could easily upload that once-in-a-lifetime footage you just happened to capture to Facebook and Youtube. It’s all those damn smartphones fault! What with their more powerful cameras and instantaneous access to the internet in addition to being phones… what was so great about the Flip again? On the plus side, I’m sure they’ll be cheaper to pick up soon, so that’s something.

Journalist’s Guide To Firearms Identification

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

I’d just like to say you readers never have to worry about me making mistakes like this: I don’t consider myself a journalist.

Raider Magazine Features A-TACS Camo

Friday, April 1st, 2011

This month’s British magazine Raider features A-TACS camo. Look for it now at your favorite news stands.


Originally posted on Soldier Systems Daily.