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Episode 17: Games Lite!

Join GloryHoundd and The Uninvited Gamers “After Dark” as they talk about Onitama and Santorini. The Uninvited Gamers will also be helping you navigate the Kickstarter gauntlet by breaking down Satanic Panic and Heavy Hitters. 98 more words

After Dark

A Look into the Weta Workshop

One of the things New Zealand is known for is the Weta Workshop.  They world’s premiere movie making special effects and design studio.  Adam Savage from Tested got a taste of their magic for the upcoming Ghost in the Shell movie with the Major’s iconic thermal silicone suit.


[VIDEO] Mythbuster’s Adam Savage Explores 'Ghost in the Shell’s Coolest Practical Effects

KK Miller reports: The Hollywood Ghost in the Shell turned to master prop makers from Weta Workshop to achieve their detailed practical looks.

The live-action adaptation of Masamune Shirow’s Ghost in the Shell has drawn a lot of attention. 207 more words



It was with much anticipation that I boarded a seven hour bus to Wellington. My friends, whom I had spent the previous evening drinking seven dollar wine with in New Plymouth, were on their way up Mount Taranaki and let me tell you, I felt particularly lucky to be sat on a bus and not climbing a mountain. 989 more words


Weta Workshop: Dream Land

“It’s an escape from the ugliness of the outside world. It’s dream land.”

-Peter Jackson

One life goal checked off the list: I had the chance to see inside the studio responsible for Lord of the Rings, Prometheus, District 9, and a slew of my other favorites. 396 more words


Orchid Mantis at Te Papa

Popped in to Te Papa over the weekend and took a wander through the Bug Lab exhibition. Created with the assistance of Weta Workshop, the show includes four ‘pods’ which you enter to find out more about a particular insect – jewel wasp (who makes a zombie out of a cockroach), Japanese honey bees (who work together to kill invading hornets), dragonfly in flight … and the orchid mantis. 158 more words

Want To Talk About Awesome, Check Out This LABYRINTH Game By Weta!

Jim Henson’s Labyrinth was an awe inducing and inspirational movie for a lot of us during the ’80s. To some it was more and helped inspire them to be the artists they are today. 253 more words