Posts by James Tampa

Horizon Zero Dawn game

Horizon Zero Dawn Enters the Frozen Wilds

We’re in a land like no other... Horizon Zero Dawn developed by Guerrilla Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment available exclusively for the PS4, is an open-world RPG with a variety of geographical locations and ecotopes from frozen mountain ranges to hot, dense jungles and all teeming with life and automatons in this postapocalyptic future. The game’s hero, Aloy, is a young hunter on a journey to find her destiny. Aloy develops her skill set        …read more

Assassin’s Creed: Origins

Assassin’s Creed: Origins — Millennia in the Making

Assassin’s Creed: Origins is ancient history. Like many fans of the series, I’ve played the Assassin games for a long time and have looked forward to each new edition, including Assassin’s Creed: Origins. Until now, we’ve known relatively little about the characters’ true origins, and now it looks like we’ll be given much more of the story. What makes the series truly unique is its ability to constantly surprise. With every game, players learn more        …read more

Bristol Renaissance Faire

Explore Her Majesty’s Empire at the Bristol Renaissance Faire

Forget the modern world and step back into history at the Bristol Renaissance Faire, one of the very best Ren faires in the world. For 30 years now, the fictional town of Bristol has enticed many a patron with its charm and beauty. Selling the finest corsets, the town’s best ale, and even flowers for your sweet, over 200 Bristol Renaissance Faire merchants accommodate your every need. Kids can also enjoy exciting games and rides and be        …read more

The Circle Is Complete: How to Draw Darth Vader

With Rogue One: A Star Wars Story coming out this month, we at Crixeo thought it might be fun to show you how to draw Darth Vader (who will make an appearance in the film)! When I get to work on one of my fun Star Wars illustrations, I use a sheet of copy paper and a #2 pencil and start sketching. Here’s my process... Step 1: Draw a circle at the top of the page, and        …read more

haunted attractions

Asylum of Fear: The Creative Process Behind Haunted Attractions

These haunted attractions will bring your worst nightmares to life. As I moved deeper through the rooms of the house, they became less familiar. The darkness was obviously creeping in, to the point that I didn’t want to keep going. When I had to leave the bedroom through the girl’s closet, I knew trouble lurked in the next room…the attic. Pushing open bookcases, opening trunks and moving through the house in between the walls is        …read more