Saturday, 29 September 2012

Bioshock FOR REAL!!! sort of....

Dennis Chamberland doesn’t just want to live underwater: he wants you to join him.

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Dennis Chamberland joined NASA as a bioengineer in the mid ’80s, just as the manned space program was starting to thunder forward. But rather than looking up to the stars, he began looking down – deep down.
As a developer of the agency’s Advanced Space Life Support Systems, which monitors the safety for all off-planet habitation pursuits, Chamberland soon became a lead proponent of research on an idea being floated by NASA at the time: using the sea as a testbed for space exploration. Before long, this homegrown explorer would become one of the country’s leading proponents of undersea habitation, and an advocate for what he calls the “space-ocean analog.”
An aquanaut and Mission Commander on seven NASA underwater missions, Chamberland has also pursued landmark research in bioengineering and become a prolific writer of science books and sci-fi novels.

So....add some freaky Plasmids,  crazy undersea nutjobs, Big Daddy's, and change Dennis' name to Fontaine and we got a cool creepy REAL Rapture!!! Woo hoo!

Monday, 17 September 2012

The Backwater Gospel

As long as anyone can remember, the coming of The Undertaker has meant the coming of death. Until one day the grim promise fails and tension builds as the God fearing townsfolk of Backwater wait for someone to die.

Very cool short animation