An unnamed Chinese man recently purchased an in-game sword as part of an auction for the martial arts themed MMORPG Age of Wulin, set to be released soon in China. How much did he spend (Keep in mind the the value of money is totally relative; at least that’s what I tell myself)? *In Vegeta voice* SIXTEEN THOUSAAAAAND! Fuck…

It’s ridiculous that anyone would spend that amount of money on a game that’s not even out. Regardless, he got it for luxury and status, and because he could.

Age of Wulin is set in medieval China, and based on the folklore surrounding martial arts and the adventurers who practice it. The English version of Age of Wulin is expected to be available, initially as a closed beta shortly after the Chinese open beta in Spring 2012.

Other items sold include a sheath for Hook of Departure—sold for $1,600—and a Lordly Spear Sheath—sold for $2,500.

Via: Geekologie

Red Sonja

Red Sonja; the femme fatale of skimpy chain mail and swords, has been in movie development hell for the last couple of years. Back when these rumors first started it was Rose McGowan set to star and Robert Rodriguez producing, that’s not the case now. When one door closes another opens and while Rose and Robert are no longer attached to the project it does mean that new faces need to fill the place. Their version of Red Sonja may be buried 6 feet under but that doesn’t mean another can rise up from the earth and cut off a few heads. Producer Avi Lerner spoke to Empire and revealed that Red Sonja is alive and kicking and he has a director lined up and an actress in mind for the role of the red-haired warrior.

Here is what he had to say:

“We will definitely shoot ‘Red Sonja’ in between Conan and Conan 2.  We already chose the director: an English guy called Simon West,”

While the original Red Sonja was played Brigitte Nielsen in the 1985 Red Sonja, this reboot needs someone…I don’t know, less terrifying. Brigitte still looks awesome for her age but with all these remakes underway the most she might do is a cameo in relation to the new star Amber Heard (Zombieland).

“We’re talking to a few girls for the role of Sonja, but we just finished a movie called Drive Angry 3D with Amber Heard, and I want to see her. She’s my favourite for the role.” said Simon West

Going from being cast as 409 to Red Sonya of Rogatino, that’s like finding a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow and getting a free drink on the side.

Bah, West hasn’t done anything good since ‘Con-Air’. This doesn’t not please me. Amber Heard on the other hand, I’d fap to her decked out in red hair.

source: Empire


For those who are not into World of Warcraft, Frostmourne is the sword held by the evil being called the Lich King, leader of one of the undead factions in the MMORPG. Anyways, Ateliers Nemesis a company that specializes in custom foam weapons for LARP (Live Action Role Playing Games) have crafted the legendary sword and put it up on Ebay. This two-hand sword is 51″ long, has a cast rubber guard and pommel. The blade is a hand carves foam covered with latex. The grip is made out of hard wood covered in leather. Hand-painted, the blade contains phosporescent paint that glows in the dark for up to 9 hours. The current bid is a whopping $535.00 (USD). Begs the question, where do nerds get the money for such wonderful toys?

source via gamesniped