Like many, I am posting the holiday roundup for this year.
This year's holiday yield included nothing in the hobby gaming category. While much of what I received is certain inspirational and related and a geeky, extended family sort of way, not a single die or adventure supplement was to be had.
Don't think I didn't appreciate what I did get, though and what I did receive was very nice. I received a video game i had been looking for - "Borderlands". I have purchased this game twice as a used copy but neither worked and this year i finally got a hold of a new copy that works fine.
The other items, the ones that were really nice were some art books (pictured above). Oneo f them was the impressive art book for Elysium. not only is this book full of great concept art, but the text really illustrate why Niell Blomkamp is a much a real film maker and an artist. I mean, come on, recruiting real tagger and graffiti artists from Mexico city to do the graffiti designs on his sets and props. Talk about legit.
The Halo 4 art book features some really spellbinding concept art for character and environments. It doesn't feature much in the way of vehicle or weapon concept, at least not in comparison to the other Halo art books I have read, but it's still wonderful.
Nuthin' But Mech is a nice sampler of concept art from various artists and a great way to check our to see who is doing what so I can seek out more of their work.