Tag Archives | Grenade

…Greenaid puts the violence back in the war on plastic?

Greenaid

Greenaid is a fantastic looking, grenade shaped neoprene outer shell holding a polyester shopping bag within.

Just don’t carry one through the airport.

[Lovegrove & Repucci – Greenaid]

[Via: NOTCOT]

…The Orange Box is racist?

Team Fortress 2

Buyers of Valve’s The Orange Box quickly discovered that Team Fortress 2 is one of the best multiplayer games out right now.

Using class-based warfare, players assume a role that they must follow until they die. If they want to be a medic, they must spend their time healing other players. If they want to be a pyro, they’re armed with a flamethrower and they must spend their time burning everything in sight.

Though it makes for great gameplay, it does bring up one question: Why is the only black character in the game a grenade launching drunkard?

Games aren’t necessarily known for their racial sensitivity, but this seems to go a bit beyond mere oversight.

What do you think? Was the black player’s role intentional, or did someone just press the black button at the wrong time?

[The Montoya Herald – Playing Offensive]

[Valve – The Orange Box – Team Fortress 2]

[Wikipedia – Team Fortress 2]

…It’s TGI Friday: Ownage Burst?

Ownage Burst

On the one hand, it’s too bad Ownage Burst is only a single level demo, because the game is awesome! On the other, it’s good that it’s only a single level demo, because the game is awesome, and there’s more to come!

    Kill hundreds of enemies in this senseless action flash game. Avoid mortal shots while headshooting random baddies and then roll for cover with the lateral jump, or throw grenades to see them blown to pieces.

With classic side scrolling action, simple controls, unlimited ammo, and a seemingly endless supply of “baddies”, this game definitely has some potential.

[The Style Machine – Ownage Burst]

…Grenades make great lamps?

Grenade Lamp

The Hand Grenade Oil Lamp is an explosive piece of authentic Americana. Made by Dutch designer Piet Houtenbos, it uses a real US Army surplus grenade, and is sealed with a genuine US quarter. On a full fill, it’ll keep your heart warm with American pride for 24 straight hours. Come on baby, light my fire.

[Hand Grenade Oil Lamp]

[Via: Uncrate]