Lord of the Rings

News : Pogo does the Lord of the Rings REMIX

Pogo is Nick Bertke, originally from New Zealand who has been remixing and DJing since he was 9 years old. Here is how he says his musical journey began: Between ages 7 and 18, I filled over 90 cassette tapes with recordings of music I liked on the radio. Dance, House, Hip-H ...more

News : Lord of the Rings Online is now free

Lord of the Rings Online, one of the most popular and recognizable MMOs out there, is now Free to Play. http://www.lotro.com/betasignup/ This now joins Dungeons and Dragons Online as the second game by Turbine to go from subscription to Free to Play business model. DaDO was a ...more

How To : Play the main themes from "Lord of the Rings"

In this video, we learn how to play the main themes from "Lord of the Rings". The first strings will be E, B, G, D, A, and E. Play this riff going from high to low as you play each one. Start out slow so you can better hear how each of the chords sounds as you play. The next r ...more

News : Bad Taste

Before he did Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson made splatter films... Here is a behind the scenes look at the making of this Peter Jackson Classic. Here is the "Bad Taste" Trailer

How To : Make green colored fire flame special effects

You've seen them at Disneyland's Fantasia. And in big budget movies like "Waterworld" and "Lord of the Rings." Spectacular, glowing fire effects that seem to ripple with the wind are a staple of action movies, and though it may seem like you need a super good video editing tea ...more

How To : Build a cheap camera jib arm

Movies take us places we've never been before, and a big tool that has contributed to that age-old phrase "movie magic" is the camera jib arm. Kind of like a camera extendeder, the jib arm is like a rotating crane that you can place your camera on top of. It allows you to sho ...more

Halloween HowTo : Evil Eye Deviled Eggs

Forkable has posted an easy Halloween recipe for evil eye deviled eggs, inspired by the Great Eye of Sauron from Lord of the Rings. They'll go perfect with your meat skull or mutilated meat loaf hands. Oh, and don't forget to make a dark and twisted dessert. You Will Need 2 ...more

How To : Play the circle of fifhs on the piano

The circle of fifths sounds like some sort of "Lord of The Rings" council of high elves, but all this term really denotes is how major and minor scales are connected on the piano (a lot more boring than the high elf stuff, we know). Either way, if you're a piano player who's ...more

How To : Edit videos using PiTiVi on Ubuntu Linux

Are you a film buff whose looking to become the next Quentin Tarantino? Well, other than having a big dream, a big vision, and a camera, you need an EXCELLENT film editing program. It really make the difference between creating a crappy, home video-esque shot and creating a "L ...more

HowTo : Dance With Sex Appeal (Scientifically Proven!)

For dudes only: Finally. Science has done you a one up in the clubbing department. Psychologists at Northumbria University in the U.K. claim to have determined which dance moves will win over the ladies. Via PopSci: "The psychologists recruited 19 men between the ages of 18 ...more

How To : Make a game terrain diorama for Warhammer 40K

Game terrain dioramas are an essential playing field for miniature war games, like Warhammer 40K or Lord of the Rings games. While these terrains can be purchased ready-made, make your own to get the exact look desired. Watch this hobby how-to video and learn how to build a ga ...more

How To : Make a hobbit house for LOTR game or diorama

This video shows how to make a small scale Hobbit's hole. This example is for the Lord of the Rings game, but you can use this in your dioramas too. Use a yogurt container, a piece of board, and then decorate it however you want. Watch this instructional video and learn how to ...more

News : Apple Bursts onto Augmented Reality Scene with ARKit

During the opening keynote of their Worldwide Developers Conference today in San Jose, Apple introduced the ARKit for the new iOS 11 that will bring augmented reality apps to millions of compatible iPhones and iPads. ARKit will allow developers to leverage motion tracking, su ...more

How To : Watch the Hobbit

Many people that I know who have gone to see the Hobbit have come back unimpressed or annoyed with the film. I LOVED it. When those non-specific people, cough Loziers cough, gave me their reasons for not liking the movie, I was very annoyed... I considered the demands that the ...more

Tera Online : Shortcomings

No game is perfect. Well maybe except for Super Mario Brothers 3. In the last two posts I've been praising Tera but it's not without its shortcomings. Basic quest system: Playing the game in Korean and without understanding a single world I’ve managed to complete 95% of the ...more

News : Final Fantasy 14 Final Thoughts

Spending five days with the game is enough to know it's not to my liking. Is it a horrible MMO? Yes, yes it is. There are better Free to Play MMOs launched years ago that are better than this. As a fan of the Final Fantasy series (I am currently playing and liking Final Fantas ...more

News : Best Action Movies

ACTION MOVIES The Hunger Games (2012) Set in a future where the Capitol selects a boy and girl from the twelve districts to fight to the death on live television, Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister's place for the latest match.Dir: Gary Ross With: Jennife ...more

How To : Control Your PS3 with Your iPhone (And Vice Versa)

While it's not a highlight of the PlayStation 3, you can actually control the video game console with your smartphone. However, only certain aspects of the PS3 can be controlled from your iPhone, and it's not very obvious what you can and can't do — but that's where we come in ...more

How To : Make Chain Mail Armor from Start to Finish

This article is a guide for making Chainmail Armor from start (simple wire) to finish (a finished chainmail shirt). We will be using the European 4 in 1 weave, as this is the most common weave. This is the weave that you usually see in movies. There are several sections to thi ...more

Scrabble Bingo of the Day : GRAMARYE

GRAMARYE n pl. -S occult learning; magic 64 points (14 points without the bingo) Simply put, GRAMARYE is MAGIC, SORCERY, and in some cases, NECROMANCY. But overall, there is very little distinction between the terms. Magic is best described as an OCCULT art that can manipula ...more

News : A Free Steampunk Horror Short Story

Sometimes I forget that I'm also a fiction writer, so I thought it might be a nice change of pace to share one of my stories with you. I wrote this piece awhile ago for an anthology that never came together and I'm tired of just sitting on it. It's one of the more odd stories ...more

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