Posts Tagged ‘weta workshop’

Weta Workshop getting into augmented reality games


New Zealand-based special effects company Weta Workshop have had a hand in everything from Xena: Warrior Princess to Lord of the Rings. Indeed, I’m even wearing some of their clobber right now — a hoodie to commemorate the work they did on the Alliance armour in the Warcraft movie. That’s not the company’s only video game crossover, either, as Weta opened up a new studio today, specifically for games.

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Team Fortress 2: Dough, Ray-Guns, Me

Rommel, you magnificent bastard, I capped your POINT!

Well, that was quick. Only the other day, rockets were spotted in assorted Team Fortress 2 maps, and now Soldiers everywhere are tooled up with sci-fi weapons designed by the special-effects geniuses at WETA Workshop. (You may have seen their work in movies like Lord of the Rings, Avatar, King Kong, and about half the other blockbusters in recent years.) Read this comic to see their discovery, and visit the Mann Co. store to witness the might of Dr. Grordbort’s Infallible Aether Oscillators, and the inevitable hat that goes with them.

But, we hear you ask, what are Dr. Grordbort’s Infallible Aether Oscillators?

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