First up today is the trailer for the upcoming Max Payne movie on Yahoo! Video. For those that may not remember, Max Payne was a pretty good FPS (with an over the shoulder camera view) game from several years ago. The graphics were top notch for the time with a Frank Miller-esque feel to it, and I remember a mod that you could install that let you dress the character like Neo from the Matrix (you know that trenchcoat/cape thing he wore).
There were several new gimics at the time like wielding dual pistols and “bullet time” which was like an in-game super slo-mo. It looks like there is at least one sequence in the trailer featuring bullet time. I don’t really remember much of the plot, maybe Lil Brother can chime in on that, other than he was (is?) a cop who had his wife (& kids?) murdered so he’s in a really dark and depressed state. Mark Wahlberg plays Max Payne, which will either be great… or awful. Also starring Mila Kunis (with a machine gun no less), Ludacris and… Beau Bridges? Check the trailer, it’s in theathers October 17th.
Next up, how to paint the Mona Lisa in 80milliseconds. All you need is a lot of pipe, a lot of paint, a lot of compressed air, and probably some math skills. The guys from Mythbusters demonstrate the difference between graphics being drawn by a CPU (like intel says is the best way) vs graphics being drawn by a GPU (like Nvidia says is the best way). I think Nvidia wins…
[youtube width=”425″ height=”335″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKK933KK6Gg[/youtube]
David Duchovny enters rehab for sex addiction. I don’t really care, but the photo they used in the article is FUNNY.