Saturday, December 3, 2011

Skyward Sword

Can you believe Zelda has been around 25 years? and it's been 13 years since Ocarina? I couldn't believe it either. Anyway Skyward Sword is the 25th anniversary game and it is quiet frankly amazing. if want to read my thoughts on it check out my full review on the @rcade.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Elder Scrolls V Skyrim - The Review

Recently I was tasked playing Skyrim and then writing a review of it. Check it out here on the @rcade.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

BBC The Fades Episode 01

The Fades is a new fantasy horror series from the BBC, set in a nondescript urban area in England. Following Paul, a young boy haunted by terrifying dreams of creatures moving in the darkness and future covered in apocalyptic ash, and what's worse is that those dreams has started coming true.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Cloud 9

Couldn't be happier with how this one turned out.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

X-Men: Schism - Femverine

The current X-Men event, Schism is predicted to end with Cyclops and Wolverine having a falling out (a Schism) leading to Wolverine leading his own team of X-Men in the new book "Wolverine and the X-Men" launching in October 2011 as part of the other event, X-men: ReGenesis.

Most are speculating some kind of idealogical dispute between the two X-Men, but I expect it might be because Cyclops doesn't approve of Logan's new lifestyle choice.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sketch: Rogue

Quick (well about 4 hours all together) Sketch of Rogue.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Quick Venom Doodle

Quick Venom Doodle

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Episode Guide 18 Come the Conqueror

Now part two of the soon to classic Kang Saga.

For an index of all episodes go here.

Original Air Date: 19/12/2010 Production Code:018

Writer: Eugene Son
Director: Vinton Heuck

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Mr Rigas goes to @rcadecon

As of starting writing this @rcadecon was a week ago, its only now I've recovered enough to muster the energy to write this (Take this as a positive sign). For those of you who don't know @rcadecon is the mixed media convention of gaming and geekatude, created by the people of the The @rcade, It was my first convention and this my story.

Friday, May 20, 2011


Thank or Blame @defuzz for linking awesome turtle images earlier that inspired this
Sketched and inked in Mange Studio EX 4.0, Colour attempt coming soon.

Update: Coloured Version

Thursday, May 12, 2011


Just sketched this in Manga Studio Ex 4.0 and thought I would share.


Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Episode Guide 17 The Man Who Stole Tomorrow

This is the first part of the Kang Trilogy

For an index of all episodes go here.

Original Air Date: 19/12/2010 Production Code:017

Writers: Andrew Robinson
Director: Sebastion Montes

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Episode Guide 16 Widow's Sting

Here we go, a follow up on the Hawkeye and Black Widow storyline, also there may be some intrigue . . .

For an index of all episodes go here.

Original Air Date: 19/12/2010 Production Code:016

Writers: Kevin Burke and Chris Wyatt
Director: Vinton Heuck

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Wookie and Ewok: A Forbidden Love

Here is an entry for Twitter's @NateCosboom's #NATEWOULDLIKETOSEE Hashtag event!


Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Episode Guide 15 459

This episode introduces us to the Galactic Empire of the Kree, and the some of the shenanigans they get up to, also Captain Marvel and Carol Danvers. It also answers some questions about Hank and Janet.

For an index of all episodes go here

Original Air Date: 12/12/2010 Production Code:015

Writer: Joelle Sellner
Director: Vinton Heuck

Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes Episode Guide 14 Masters of Evil

Here we go with the Masters of Evil

For an index of all episodes go here

Original Air Date: 05/12/2010 Production Code:014

Writer: Christopher Yost
Directors: Sebastian Montes

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Apple iPhone Alarm doesn't work In New Years 2011

Happy New Year everyone, I slept in rather late this morning. Which isn't too bad I suppose I had no appointments to be late for. I just assumed I had just slept through the alarm, Then I started reading on Twitter then there was in fact in a bug in the iPhone alarm.

Surely this is madness I thought, It can't be, something as simple as an alarm wont just stop working because its New Years. I mean its not like its Y2K or anything. An alarm is a relatively simple thing, if its the pre set time make noise.

if ( time = timeAlarmSet )

Granted the actually code is probably a little more involved, but an alarm is still a relatively simple function. I'm a software engineer so I have some knowledge on the subject. But I think what has happened here is that in an effort to be smart and awesome like all Apple products ( cause they always succeed right? ) Someone thought they should try something clever instead of just make the alarm simple as it should be, and just moving on to the next exciting part of iOS development.

So now the iPhone alarm wont work until the 3rd of January 2011, alarms set to recur will still work fine. But somewhere along the way a bug has crept in that makes single alarms a kind of moot point. I'm sure nothing major will happen because of this, just a lot of people sleeping in the next few days, a lot of people will be late for work, hopefully without any repercussions. But its something that was so totally avoidable, it makes the second  time that an oversight on something that should be very simple on Apple's part has resulted in great inconvenience.

Its just mind boggling to me as a producer and tester of software, that something like that get past testing, even more boggling is that it's from Apple and on devices with such crazy saturation. Its not like they aren't making money of this thing, or they have competition with similar market share. Granted I know making the alarm function may be boring compared to working on the Retina Display or FaceTime functions, but that is no excuse for this, you still have your job to. 

I just wanted to make people aware, for whatever good it will do for the next three days.

In closing I just want to put out there. Imagine what might have happened if Apple iOS (whatever version is was) was the majority of the market share when Y2K or the "millennium bug" happened. Probably nothing would have happened. But when this like events like this, and that can get through it gives me pause, and makes kinda grateful for Windows. Maybe not, but hopefully it makes someone think.

I'm not Apple bashing, just ranting. Apple is here to stay and provides useful technology and services. I still plan on using their products for the foreseeable future, Just getting this off my chest.

See you next time, and Happy New Year again, especially to those people who will not be woken up for three days.