The Week in Review - Armored Desserts and Golden Wrenches

The Week in Review - Armored Desserts and Golden Wrenches

On this week's edition: Team Fortress 2's engineer gets a new toy, the dynamic duo battle biology, and scientists trade Kevlar for custard.

Science Produces Custard Armor

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British scientists have created a type of bulletproof custard that can replace twenty layers of Kevlar in body armor. It's not quite the same stuff as you might pour over a dessert, but just like the regular, more delicious, kind of custard, it thickens when struck with enough force, which means it is capable of stopping bullets. (link)

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It's All New in Dragon Age 2

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The next Dragon Age was officially announced this week, and will have a new hero, new combat mechanics, and a new visual style. Players take control of Hawke, a refugee in post-blight Ferelden, who becomes the most important person in the kingdom. Dragon Age 2 is released in March 2011 for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. (link)


Man to Lose Dignity in APB Stunt

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APB's character creator is pretty robust and to show that off, EA is letting the internet customize the appearance of an actual person, and then have that person appear in game. Voters will get to chose the recipient's hair, clothing, tattoos and piercings, although those last two must surely be temporary. At least I hope they're temporary.(link)


Caped Crusader and Boy Wonder Become Acronyms

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When it's not appearing in Metal Gear Solid games, DARPA is hard at work making crazy stuff for the US Military, usually with weird - and often rather funny - acronyms. What do you think its latest projects are called? Why BaTMAN and RoBIN of course! Sadly, the projects are to do with biology, and have nothing to do with fighting crime while wearing tights. (link)


TF2's Engineers Get the Midas Touch

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A select group of engineers in Team Fortress 2 have learned the ancient art of alchemy. They gained the ability to turn the most base of materials - enemy players - into exquisite golden statues by bludgeoning them with a magical wrench. Only five golden wrenches were supposed to be handed out, but a bug meant that a few more than that slipped through the net. (link)

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Golden wrenches and Armour made of custard, what crazy material will mundane objects be made of next? Diamond shoes and clothes made out of Jello?

Wow, you're up for work early.

I'm mainly pissed off that there were only 100 golden wrenches. I would've tried to get the last one, but I fell asleep and the las one was found after I woke up 20 minutes later.

I would like a fireproof suit made out of cookie dough. That way, if anyone decides to use the outdated flamethrower on me, not only will I be safe, I would have a delicious treat to munch on once the battle is over. Get on this, Britain

"Haha! You will never defeat me! I am wearing custard!"

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Now that just sounds silly...

dragon_of_red:
"Haha! You will never defeat me! I am wearing custard!"

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Now that just sounds silly...

Not as silly as Bullet Proof Pizza

sephiroth1991:

dragon_of_red:
"Haha! You will never defeat me! I am wearing custard!"

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Now that just sounds silly...

Not as silly as Bullet Proof Pizza

Also not as delicous...

Uh, you do realize the entire Engineer update was released, not just wrenches?

In all honesty, I am just very excited for Dragon Age II above all news in this week review.

Dragon Age 2 has me totally excited and I cant wait!!! Going to be epic coolness!

And...yay for custard saving lives! We just need Jam Tart Helmets now!

Logan Westbrook:
Voters will get to chose the recipient's hair, clothing, tattoos and piercings, although those last two must surely be temporary.

Piercings are always temporary ;)
Just thought I'd add that, common misconception that we can't just take them out.

 

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