Destiny 2’s art makes me mad I’m not playing D2 RIGHT NOW

Remember that sweet post about Destiny 1 art (you should, as it’s the post RIGHT BEFORE THIS ONE). Well, guess what? As Destiny 2 follows Destiny 1, so does the D2 art post follow (take a peep at Kotaku’s massive dump here). At this point, I’ve only explored maybe 30% of the game but so far I can easily say the art and design surpasses the first one in almost all aspects. I can’t speak to the lore yet (let’s see if there’s an equivalent to the Hive Book of Sorrows aka one of the coolest things I’ve ever read associated with a video game) but I’ve high hopes.

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Top 10 Modern Borefare Posts of All Time. ALL TIME!!!

This site has been around for four (count ’em) years? Damn. We’ve covered a ton of stuff in that time too (though not too recently; thanks adulthood) but the following are our Top Ten Posts of Alllllll Tiiiiiiiiimmmmeeeeeee

  1. MINIMALIST VIDEO GAMES POSTERS MIGHT BE THE BEST VIDEO GAME POSTERS 
  2. FRIDAY THE 13TH! FLIX: TERMINAL INVASION
  3. A SINISTER TREND: HORROR MOVIES & THEIR BUDGETS
  4. FRIDAY NIGHT FLIX: ENTITY
  5. WEIRDEST SIMPSONS COUCH GAG EVER: ALL ANIMALS CAN SCREAM
  6. BORDERLANDS 2 GEAR: IS IT A PROBLEM IF I BUY ALL OF THESE?
  7. THE RISE AND REIGN OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTE….IN FIFA
  8. GOTcha…GAME OF THRONES INFORGRAPHICS BY NIGEL EVAN DENNIS
  9. NEXT STOP, KING’S LANDING: GAME OF THRONES SUBWAY MAPS
  10. ‘AFTER DAYZ’ SHORT FILM IS THE BEST ZOMBIE MOVIE I’VE SEEN ALL YEAR

Sooooo….guess I should be concentrating on Game of Thrones and horror movies then?

Fancy a Butcher? Grunge Street Fighters

Man-o-Manischewitz these are excellent. I too spent large chunks of my youth obsessing over grunge & Street Fighter (generally way more interesting topics that whatever it was I was generally doing at the time aka school/religion/other people talking).  I also learned that the most dangerous person in the arcade is the person who has no idea what they are doing. Death to button mashers!
Related but: I can’t believe SFII  was never released for the OG Game Boy. It would have been TERRIBLE and I would have cherished it forever.14072200dbbaa8390a2e58cfb66d4a19

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From the artist himself:

Smells Like Hadouken!

As a teenager in the early 90’s I was exposed to a lot of the aggression coming from the distorted guitars, growling vocals and angst-filled lyrics of the grunge movement, emerging to shake things up in the music scene from that time. 
Meanwhile the gaming scenario was dominated by the cuteness of Super Mario until the arrival of Street Fighter – players turned head-to-head combat into the primary game mode, only to be smashed by a Lightning Kick, a Sonic Boom, a Tiger Uppercut or the popular Hadouken.
 
This is a collection of pieces combining the two universes – under the concept the devastating special attack combos were as aggressive and mind-boggling as grunge’s powerful and heavily distorted guitar riffs.

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Instead of clicking all nimbly-bimbly all over creation (aka teh webz), here’s a quick link library of all of BB’s previous work featured on Modern Borefare:  here, here & here here here here. Don’t forget his behance page! or )

Yoji Shinkawa’s Metal Gear Solid Art

The soul of the series.

200 Posts! Let’s Celebrate!!

…by taking a survey. Nah, no survey this time. But I did want to take the time to thank each and everyone of you who has stopped by during the course of your frenetic Internet travels to check out the site and leave likes & comments sprinkled about. Keep ’em coming! Your participation is as important to us as our deep & abiding love of comics, video games, film & pop culture. We have a whole host of exciting things on tap for the next 200 posts here on Modern Borefare and we’re very much looking forward to providing the interesting & timely content that (we hope!) you are starting to expect from us. Here’s to another 200 wonderful posts!!  If there’s something you’d like to se us cover in the future/ something you want us to never cover again/ have tips for us/ or just want to chat, please use our direct Email Us link.  Now, all of the congratulatory images I could scrounge up in a sub-five minute Google image search. Fuzzah!

Paint it Black

Have you ever tried to paint anything? It might be the most impossible thing, ever. My stick figure drawings are embarrassing enough, let alone me trying to go all Bob Ross** on a canvas and actually trying to paint a thing. But then you have this guy, Ruan Jia and his wonderful paintings, which clearly show that he is some sort of wizard. Seriously, if I gave you all the supplies you needed and let’s say, a decade, could you re-create even ONE of these pieces? I couldn’t. I’d probably commit suicide by eating all of the paint about halfway through year three. More of Ruan’s mind-blowing art is available on his site.(original link via Kotaku)

**Funny story about Bob Ross: I actually attended a Bob Ross painting seminar back in the mid-’90’s. I thought the man himself would show up but it turns out he taught a roving crew of people to go forth and teach his style to wannabe painters and the kids who fell asleep watching him paint while home sick from school on Mondays. I’ve drug that painting between the last 10 different places I’ve lived. It might not be a masterpiece, but I will give it this: it’s durable.