Tag Archives | Costume

…Treasure World brings the Nintendo DS into the real world?

Treasure World

Treasure World from Aspyr for the Nintendo DS is an interesting new way to look at gaming.

To play, you take your DS out into the wild and roam the streets looking for star dust. In this case, star dust can be gathered from the Wi-Fi signals that are all around you, and each one unlocks a special treasure chest that is filled with goodies. Just turn the game on, wander around an area with lots of unique signals, and the game will tick off rewards like a pinball machine on overdrive.

Once you return home, the game will reward your adventure with costumes for your character and decorations for your world. Then, in another interesting twist, you can arrange those decorations in any way that you’d like, and your world becomes a 32-note music tracker, allowing you to create and share songs by just placing things in various locations.

Overall, I’m impressed with what Aspyr has done with the concept. They’ve managed to trick kids into playing outside by rewarding them with trinkets and toys, and then have turned them into composers with a unique music machine that encourages experimentation and sharing. Well done!

[Club Treasure World]

…St. Pauli has a new Girl, and her name is Katarina Van Derham?

St Pauli Girl Katarina Van Derham

After what must have been a very long and grueling search, St. Pauli has finally found their St. Pauli Girl for 2009, and it’s a “successful print and TV model” named Katarina Van Derham.

In case you were worried that the St. Pauli Girl was going to be anything less than perfect, just be happy to know that Katarina is 5’6” tall with blonde hair and blue-green eyes, is fluent in five languages including English, Slovak, Czech, Russian and Polish, has modeled for Vogue, Marie Claire, FHM and Iron Man, has been featured in ad campaigns for AT&T, Bicycle Casino, Rockstar Energy Drink and Dodge, is trained in Krav Maga, a military self-defense technique, enjoys kick-boxing, wrestling and playing basketball, volleyball and table tennis, and when she’s not modeling, she’s developing her own make-up line and working on architectural graphic design.

Oh, and she looks good in a Bavarian Beer Girl costume. (Holding Photoshopped beers if you look closely at the image above.)

[St. Pauli Girl]

…It’s Website Wednesday: Disinterested Pug With Found Objects?

Disinterested Pug With Found Objects

W/ Extra Duck was a fantastic Flickr Photo Set, but its crown has now been passed to my new favorite Flickr Photo Set: Disinterested Pug With Found Objects.

As the appropriately labeled title suggests, the set is filled with pictures of a pug that couldn’t care less about his surroundings, standing next to objects that have been found by his owner on what I presume must be rather entertaining walks.

From SpongeBob costumes and spare tires to the nine of spades and a porta-potty named ‘Honey Bucket’, the pug manages to remain steadily and consistently disinterested throughout the entire set, though he does behave himself rather well for a dog without a care in the world.

Guess it must be nice having more wrinkles on your face than objects that interest you…

[Flickr – Disinterested Pug With Found Objects]

…Virginia’s DMV isn’t a model for security?

I’d say it’s pretty worrisome what some kids with a desire for mischief can get away with at a Virginia DMV. Will Carsola and Dave Stewart from DayByDay Productions (They’re also behind a movie called Teenagers From Uranus) one upped each other to see who could get away with the craziest costume during their driver’s license photo retakes, and sadly, they were only stopped by their lack of customizable hair and crazy ideas. Can it really be that easy to get an ID card that looks that ridiculous? I sure hope not after this video makes the rounds.

[DayByDay]

[Via: Neatorama]