Just when we thought we were in for a waterlogged weekend thanks to an outpour that brought Luzon to a standstill last Friday, the sun came out just in time for Saturday and Sunday. Heavy flooding occurred in many parts of the metro, but mercifully, Bagyong Mario opted not to extend his stay, and therefore wasn't able to cause further damage.
That's something to be thankful for, yes? What we sure hoped had extended its stay was the weekend. Unfortunately, we're no time crusaders, and Monday is here. Here's what we can give you though: the oddest, coolest bits from the Mario weekend that was. Ladies and gents, it's time for another edition of FHM's Best Of The Weekend!
1) Check This Out: A former President as an evil Boazanian Boss
That's former president Ferdinand Marcos depicted as one of those horned invaders from the Voltes V series—a show that was, not coincidentally, banned during Martial Law because of its revolutionary themes. In a report by Gmanetwork.com, the art installation was exhibited on the steps of U.P.'s Palma Hall to commemorate the 42nd anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law. The piece was created by artist Toym Leon Imaw, and also featured Michael The Archangel in Voltes V cosplay atop the metal demonhead.
2) For The Armchair Jock: NBA 2K15 reveals Face Scanning feature
October 7 is certain to be a momentous occasion for Pinoy gamers as NBA 2K15 sees the light of day. To whet our appetite, series developer 2K Sports has announced that we will be able to scan our faces into the videogame using the Xbox's Kinect and the PlayStation camera. No more fiddling around with create-a-player sliders! Just look into the camera, and voila, you're virtual self will be playing with the Durants and LeBrons of the world.
Fans of the fast-talking Deadpool who saw him in the poorly received X-Men Origins: Wolverine will now get a chance to see him star in his own movie. Last Saturday, September 20, 20th Century Fox announced that the hero/anti-hero will star in his own film to be released on February 2016. Though no official confirmation has been released regarding the actor who will play Deadpool, it is widely speculated that Ryan Reynolds will reprise the role.