That's a relative term, of course, as these are video game celebrities, but still. If you've ever wanted to see Minecraft creator Marcus Persson, Valve's Robin Walker and internet superstar Freddie Wong go at it over Team Fortress 2, here's your chance.
To cut out the fluff, the actual game - which also includes other devs from Valve and Bethesda - starts at 8:18 in the video above.
Weird question, I know, but it's one you now have an answer for regardless, as 3D artist Mariah Combs has used 3D Max to render a bunch of characters and weapons from Valve's Team Fortress 2 as though they were...exquisite pieces of glasswork.
Like I said, weird, but hey, it's late, let's just roll with it and enjoy the awesome art. Oh, and the bonus Half-Life Striders.
You can see way more examples, including sniper rifles and Portal robots, at Mariah's site.
While we've shown the Gordon Freeman and Left 4 Dead figures before, this gallery of images from Comic-Con give us a good look at some other video game figures coming from toy company NECA, including their Borderlands 2 line and some awesome Team Fortress 2 pieces.
Also, those Portal turrets? Wonderful.
There are way more images at the link below.
To date, most people have been using Valve's Source Filmmaker for comedic purposes, but let's remember, comedy is but one genre. So it's nice seeing this clip that's reminding us the tools can be used for more serious stuff as well.
This is amazing. The effects here rival those of all but the finest in professional pre-rendered trailers, so it's almost intimidating to think what people will be able to come up with when they really get a handle on the software.
Remember when Valve was teaming up with Adult Swim and I almost had a heart attack? You probably don't remember the heart attack. It was a good/bad day.
Well, it ended up being a promotional hat campaign (because, of course). If you've been prancing around the Team Fortress 2 maps in your brand new Robot Chicken hat, you might be pleased to hear that some fans have taken it upon themselves to create a real-life beanie version. And it is utterly awesome. Though I'm sure you'd get odd looks picking up groceries while wearing it.
Check out the rest of the pics down below.
Team Fortress 2's Pyro is a...unique character. It sees things inside that mask that may be better off left unseen.
If we are going to see them, though, we may as well see them in LEGO form, courtesy of master builder Pepa Quin.
It feels like forever since the first piece in Gaming Heads' line of large, expensive Team Fortress 2 statues came out. Probably because it's actually been forever. But now, after over a year, we have a second one available.
And it's just as nice as the first one.
1x TF2 Soldier
1x Authenticity/Membership Card
There's really not much to dwell on here. This is a picture-perfect, heavy-as-hell polystone recreation of a Team Fortress 2 character. It's pricey, yeah, but given the quality of the piece and how well it brings the character to life, if you're the type to still be reading this far down a toy review and be genuinely interested, it's totally worth it.
The Soldier is limited to 1050 (750 standard, 300 Exclusive) pieces worldwide, and is available from Gaming Heads' website.
The fun people are having with Valve's new Source Filmmaker continues. Not long after the secret of the Pyro's identity is revealed do we now get some rap, some Batman and a plea to please, please stop with the remixes of Meet the Heavy.
Did Valve realise that the release of this suite would unleash a flood of kids graduating from making great Garry's Mod movies to making better movies? You bet they did.