Saturday, March 19, 2011

Dino D-Day propaganda posters released....


Steam has announced a release of its upcoming WW2 game, Dino D-Day!  It seems to be a first person shooter about an Allied invasion of Normandy, with the Nazi having dinosaurs in their arsenal.  Any first-person shooter from Steam is certain to be good, but for a Dieselpunk twist to it, this is certainly an imaginative work!  For more information, please do visit IO9's bit on it, at: http://io9.com/#!5783379/propaganda-posters-urge-you-to-keep-calm-and-shoot-nazi-dinosaurs

Or visit Steam to get a copy, at: http://store.steampowered.com/app/17780/


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Suckerpunch - Dieselpunk's newest production for the mainstream media...


Suckerpunch is one of the first movies of 2011 which shows off aspects of Dieselpunk to the larger public.  Keep in mind, it's not exactly a genre movie, as there is plenty of "new" technology one can see from the trailer (e.g. helicopters, HUD displays, modern firearms), and fantasy aspects (e.g. the huge dragon), which diverges from what one might consider is a traditional Dieselpunk movie (e.g. Film Noir, Cliff-hangers, ect..).  


Fanpage Poster for Rocket

Still, with psudo-militaristic attire, zeppelins, enemies with spiked helmets (yes, reminiscent of some WW1 German army attire), there is a lot of Dieselpunk in Suckerpunch, so I would assume that if one accepts the movie at a basic level, and not expect *too* much, it'll do quite well.  To get a bit more information on the movie, please turn to: http://suckerpunchmovie.warnerbros.com/ , and pay a visit to the impressive fan site, at: http://www.suckerpunchfans.com/ 

Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Grand Opening of Fashion for Life....


The Ansel Adams build on the Fashion for Life sim...

Yes, after a two-month layoff, I'm back with the SJ JAM... yet again.  This blog has been a bit of an on-goign project (aka, I need to keep it up to date more), but after a bit of consideration, I've decided continue the blog, with some Jazz reviews, but focusing more on the small but growing Dieselpunk genre in SL.  The SL Jazz scene ebbs and flows, and I'll still be covering it (along with my partner, Breezy), but I'll be including more era items (e.g. merchants and builds as well)...

First, I wanted to mention the amazing Art Deco build at the Grand Opening of the Fashion for life.  The above photos are a small sample of the work there, and the theme is a black and white work - perfect if one chooses to do era photos - or just have a bit of a Noir feel!  To pay a visit, or learn more, please go to...



Next, sad news... the Pan Pacific closed a few months ago.  A beautiful build, but unfortunately I believe the owners had an over-optimistic view of running entertainment events in SL.  A beautiful build (which was actually for sale on SL Exchange), and associated build, but alas, the SL economy is a harsh mistress (my apologies to Heinlein), and it became victim to it.



There is a projected plan to expand Seraph City, growing the only dedicated Dieselpunk sim in SL.  Not set date on it, and the details are sill sketchy, but I'll keep any readers here up-to-date on the goings on!

Other than that... I'll endeavor to keep the SL Jam more up-to-date with Dieselpunk news in SL, on a weekly basis, at the very least!