The Week in Review: Cosplay, Anonymous, and Lawsuits

In this week’s edition, there are guns with fiery boobs and Anonymous gets one over on a hateful church.


Metroid Helped a Woman Get Over Her Mother’s Death

When Michelle Perl’s mother died of cancer nearly four years ago, Perl made a vow of self-improvement to honor her mother’s memory. Using Metroid’s Samus Aran as her role model, Perl lost 100lbs and managed to get over her self-esteem issues. As a tribute to Samus – and to fulfilling her vow to her mother – Perl created two cosplay suits, Zero Suit Samus and Justin Bailey Samus. Hit the link for a gallery. (Link)


Anonymous Hacks Hate Church

Earlier this week, the rather hateful Westboro Baptist Church claimed that its websites had been taken down by Anonymous. Anonymous denied the attack, which the WBC seemed to think meant Anonymous couldn’t hurt their websites and wasted no time in saying so. Anonymous doesn’t take well that kind of comment, so it hijacked one of WBC’s sites during a live chat show, just to show that it could. Hit the link for a video. (Link)


Bulletstorm Honors Yahtzee

Way back in 2008, our very own Yahtzee had some very kind words to say about People Can Fly’s Painkiller. Specifically, he said that the gun that shot shurikens and lightning could only be improved if it had tits and was on fire. People Can Fly took these words to heart, and lo and behold, in its next game, Bulletstorm, its included exactly that as an unlockable skin for one of the weapons. Hit the link to see it for yourself. (Link)


Shaun of the Dead Gets Dead Island Makeover

You might not think of the movie Shaun of the Dead as a particularly emotional movie, it’s more “hilarious” than “touching.” That said, there’s a scene in the movie where Shaun loses friends and family – as is usually the way in zombie movies – that will bring a tear to most eyes. As it turns out, running the footage backwards, and playing sad piano music – as in the Dead Island trailer – makes it even more sad. Hit the link for a video. (Link)


PS3 Hacker Asks Internet For Money and Gets it in Abundance

George Hotz, doesn’t really have the funds for a protracted court battle with Sony, did he the only thing he could do, and asked the internet for help. Clearly, the internet was in a charitable mood, because within 18 hours, he had all the money he needed for the first phase of his defense. On his website, Hotz said that thanks to the generosity of the people, he wouldn’t lose to a “bully” simply because he lacked the resources to fight. (Link)

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