Friday, October 28, 2011

G4's Epictober Short Films


Here are G4's three short films in the order they were released.  They are based on Duck Hunt, Mario Kart, and Angry Birds.  Enjoy!

UFC: Undisputed 3 to Break Bones and Hearts on February 14

Ah pity da foo!

MMAJunkie is reporting that UFC: Undisputed 3 will be released on Valentine's Day 2012.

MMAJunkie:

"UFC Undisputed 3" includes the addition of the UFC's bantamweight and featherweight divisions, as well as a "PRIDE rules" game-play option and fighter walkouts.
The upcoming version also has updated gameplay options that allow for simpler controls in the sometimes-complex title. New positions such as a standing guillotine choke and seated positions against the cage were also implemented. Additionally, fighters can now sway on the floor to avoid damage, and the bouts conclude with a FightMetric-style data presentation.


"'UFC Undisputed 3' is on track to deliver an incredible virtual MMA experience unlike any other," Danny Bilson, executive vice president of core games at THQ, recently stated. "This product is intense, engaging and highly competitive while still being extremely accessible, making it a must-have for millions of UFC fans, traditional fighting game enthusiasts and more casual sports fans around the world."


Undisputed 2 is a great game.  It sounds like this latest installment is going to surpass it,

 

Battlefield vs. Call of Duty

Choices, Choices, Choices...

You either choose or... well, I guess you play something else. Call of Duty or Battlefield? Lets break them down-- or more like, let me tell you what I believe matters as an avid FPS gamer. I'll start by saying that I have already made my choice if you saw my previous post.

Call of Duty has been a giant power house for the last couple of years even after that recent Infinity Ward and Activision debacle. As for their most recent game, Black Ops, I've played the story, and I have to be honest, but I was not impressed. It is said that there is one copy of Black Ops (PS3 or Xbox) in every seven homes in America. That's a bold but very unbelievable harsh truth that most people like to fluff storylines (One word: Transformers.). But I digress. The multiplayer gameplay is the real seller of this game. And again I was not impressed. You get killed with one pellet to the pinky, OK, maybe I'm overdoing it, but it's more like a BB to the ankle. Sniping is a straight joke because the maps are the size of a shoe box. Vehicles are non existent (well they are there but you can't ride them), and the character class types are too similar from one another so it doesn't really matter who you choose to play with. Did I mention that there are no vehicles? I still scratch my head over the fact that it got such high scores.

The Three Stooges Revealed

nyuk nyuk nyuk

Hot on the heals of talks that the Farrelly Bros. are planning a sequel to their 1994 hit Dumb and Dumber, comes the official poster of their next movie, The Three Stooges.  From left to right are Will Sasso as Curly; Chris Diamantopoulos as Moe; and Sean Hayes as Larry Fines. 

Has Marvel's The Avengers Thrown Down the Gauntlet?


(FYI:  This might be considered spoilerish.)

While being honored with The Visionary Award at the 37th Annual Saturn Award, Marvel producer Kevin Feige hinted at who else might be appearing on Marvel's The Avengers.  While accepting the award via video feed from the set of The Avengers, you can see a PA carrying and trying to find a spot to set down a familiar item from the Marvel Universe amongst the other Avengers props.  If you want to see a picture of Kevin Feige accepting his award and that item behind him look down below.

A Beavis and Butthead Refresher



With the return of Beavis and Butthead last night, BroBible decided to set this video up so we can catch up on all the old Beavis and Butthead sayings.  NSFW

Marvel's Joe Quesada and Axel Alonso Speak on DCnU

courtesy of MTVGeeks

Disney's Haunted Mansion's History

So while goofing around on the net, I found thedisneyblog.com. There's a lot of cool stuff on there if you love Disneyland and all things Disney. Today, for the Haloween weekend, they had a post on the history and making of the Haunted Mansion Ride. Here is the first part:


Do yourself a favor and check out part 2 at thedisneyblog.com as well.

--silverback bonk

Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Origins Trailer

The Era of The Bat - Living in The Golden Age of Batman

Folks, we are living in a great time. Yeah the economy still blows and the unemployment rate keeps going up, but at times like these you gotta appreciate what you do have. Find the silver lining. iPhones! The internet! Comic book movies! ThunderCats cartoons! Game of Thrones! HD TVs! I could go on.

I must highlight one thing in particular, though! I believe we are living in the Golden age of Batman. Yes I said it!

If you are a fan of Batman, you are in heaven with what has transpired in the last five years or so.  There may have been times in history where Batman has had more popularity or more products being sold, but I don't remember another time when the mythos of Batman has been handled with more care and done so spectacularly well.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 - Capcom Character Changes


Here is the list of changes to all of the Capcom characters excluding the new ones.

Get the Playsation Vita Earlier than Everyone Else


Hey PlayStation Vita fans! How would you like to get your hands on PS Vita one week before the official release date of February 22nd? After last Tuesday’s announcement of the PS Vita launch date, we are excited to bring more PS Vita news your way with the introduction of the PS Vita First Edition bundle. We’ve decided to give our most loyal fans an opportunity to own a PS Vita before everyone else. For a limited time in the U.S. and Canada, the PS Vita First Edition bundle will be pre-sold at select retail locations, starting today.
The U.S. bundle includes a PS Vita 3G + Wi-Fi model, a limited edition case, 4GB PS Vita Memory Card, and Little Deviants game for $349.99 (MSRP). The Canadian bundle includes a Wi-Fi model, a limited edition case, 4GB PS Vita Memory Card, and Little Deviants game for $299.99 (MSRP). Best of all, you can pick up the PS Vita First Edition Bundle on February 15, 2012, so this is your chance to play before everyone else.
Unfortunately they're only taking preorders for 3G + Wifi models. You can't preorder them separately.
By Paranoid Droid

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Farrelly Bros. Planning Dumb and Dumber Sequel


Peter and Bobby Farrelly are moving ahead with a sequel to their 1994 hit Dumb and Dumber, reports Deadline.  Now that they have finished with The Three Stooges, they are ready to try to get Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels to reprise their roles of Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne, respectively.  They have Sean Anders and John Morris who wrote the comedy Sex Drive (which was also directed by Anders) working on a script for the sequel. 

Marvel Universe MMO Character Designs


Comics Alliance has design pics of Marvel's MMO game.  The game is written by uber Marvel scribe Brian Michael Bendis.  Unlike DC's MMO, you will not be creating your own hero/villain to control, but rather you will be controlling an actual Marvel character.  No gameplay has been shown yet but it will be a "free-to-play" game.  Check out some character designs below:

Belmont's Souls Stage 1 - 1



Someone paying tribute to an old NES classic. Sometimes I wish there was custom soundtrack support in the PS3 version of Dark Souls. I've already beaten the game (It took me 80 hours!) and will have a review of it pretty soon.

By Paranoid Droid

Incredibles Sequel News


Brad Bird, who is currently directing Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible- Ghost Protocol spoke to Movies.com and spoke about the possibility of him directing a sequel to 2004's The Incredibles


Beverly Hills Cop The TV Series?



What a great theme for a movie...

Anyways, while promoting his upcoming movie Tower Heist, Eddie Murphy told Rolling Stone that he wasn't sure that a Beverly Hills 4 movie was going to be made but he that he trying to produce a Beverly Hills Cop television series.

From Rolling Stone:

Duck Sauce: Big Bad Wolf



I found this music video of Duck Sauce's Big Bad Wolf. It's catchy and the music video is hilarious and original!  Slightly NSFW.

Mimes are Sometimes Funny

Mimes always get a bad rap. Let's give them one more chance to redeem themselves.  Exhibit A:



Yeah, anytime a guy pulls out an invisible rocket launcher is pretty cool in my book.  Art Vs Science just made a blip on my radar of interest.

Batman: Arkham City Nightwing Trailer



Holy Sheep Shit!

New BattleBlock Theatre Vid from The Behemoth

I love Castle Crashers. It's one of my favorite all time gaming experiences EVER! So I'm glad to see The Behemoth is hard at work and will be releasing a new title soon: BattleBlock Theatre. looks like a 2 Player, Platform/Puzzle Type game with Behemoth's signature art style.


For more info check The Behemoth's Dev Blog here!

Real Life Arkham Asylum/City Bat Suit


The folks over at The FX Labs have produced this amazing wearable Batsuit replica based on the popular hit games Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City.  Here's what FX Labs had to say:

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Baron Zemo and Baron Strucker in Early Drafts of Captain America: The First Avenger

ComicBookMovie is reporting that Captain America: The First Avenger screenwriters Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus had plans to use Baron Strucker and Baron Zemo as the main baddies.  Here's what McFeely and Markus had to say:

Batman Will Not be Occupying Wall Street


Entertainment Weekly is reporting that The Dark Knight Rises will not be filming any Occupy Wall Street Scenes.  Christopher Nolan will be moving the filming of TDKR to New York on October 29th for two weeks of shooting.

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 Costume Breakdown Part 1

-Image Courtesy of Gamespot

Click the link to look at all of the alternate "costumes" for each character.

Original Sonic the Hedgehog Game in Sonic Generations

Sega has announced that the original Sonic the Hedgehog game will be an unlockable game in Sonic Generations. Also if you pre-order the PC version through Steam you will get Sonic 3D Blast and Sonic 3 & Knuckles games for free.

By Paranoid Droid

The Legend of Zelda: Censored



Jimmy Kimmel has done this before where he censors news tidbits or shows when they don't need to be with hilarious results.

First DLC Content for WWE '12 Announced


IGN is reporting that THQ has released who'll be included in WWE '12's DLC pack.  The superstars included are Jim Ross, Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, Edge and Christian "5 second pose attire," Road Warriors alternate gear (NWA black & white spikes), and Classic Shawn Michaels.  You can watch videos for each of them by clicking the link above.

Jim Ross and Michael Cole?  Really?  Were they not able to get Bastion Booger or Tugboat to appear?

The Walking Dead is Renewed for a 3rd Season


AMC has announced that it has renewed The Walking Dead for a third season.  AMC President Charlie Collier has the following to say:

Today we are pleased to announce that the 'dead' shall live as we proudly renew The Walking Dead for a third season on AMC and, globally, with our terrific partners at Fox International Channels.  We are thankful for everyone's contribution in front of and behind the camera as we continue to make The Walking Dead a unique television experience. And, we are so proud as it continues to set viewership records around the world.
 
Trust us.  We are pleased as well.  Awesome news! Click on the link above for more info.

Why Are Videogames So Easy Now?

 When I'm hanging out with the fellas on any particular game night you will usually here a lot smack-talking, a lot of goofing, and a variety of topics that will include comics, movies, women and games.  When we get to talking about games, we end up reminiscing about our youth and the games we played. Times were simpler then, as were the graphics. But if you ask anybody, games back in the day weren't simple.  In fact the cutesy simple graphics of the 8bit and 16bit era were hiding the fact that games were insanely difficult.

So, what is the definition of a hard game?

Grand Theft Auto V is Coming


Rockstar Games has the above teaser image on their website.  There will be a fifth installment in the popular franchise with a trailer being released Wednesday, November 2nd.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Fan Made Death of Spider-Man Motion Comic



Brilliant.

Battlefield 3 Midnight Sale!!!!!!

Battlefield is out tomorrow...  But who wants to wait that long?  I'm picking my copy up tonight at midnight with some other BF fans at the Signal Hill(Long Beach) Best Buy.  I will be sporting this homemade t-shirt rocking out my passion as an FPS fan.


Down with Call of Duty!

So if you don't plan on sleeping tonight and have $60 bucks in your pocket come on down.


**UPDATE** Confirmed with a Catch: TDKR Prologue will be Shown


Last week, we brought you news that a six minute prologue to The Dark Knight Rises was going to be shown in prior to the showing of Mission: Impossible- Ghost Protocol starring Tom Cruise.  Today, AMC Theatres has confirmed that TDKR will indeed be shown in December on IMAX.  Says AMC Theatres:

AMC Theatres can confirm that this footage will be shown in front of Ghost Protocol on December 16th. (Ghost Protocol will release in IMAX five days before its general release on the 21st of December.)

However...

This Week's Games Release 10/24/11 - 10/28/11


Monday

Kirby's Return to Dreamland (Wii)

Tuesday

Battlefield 3 (PS3, 360, PC)
Back to the Future: The Game (PS3, Wii)
Daytona USA (PS3, 360)
inFAMOUS 2: Festival of Blood (PSN)
PixelJunk Sidescroller (PS3, Wii, 360)
The Cursed Crusade (PS3, 360, PC)
House of the Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut (PS3)

By Paranoid Droid

1st Look at DC's Robot Chicken Episode


Geoff Johns announced during DC's NYCC panel that DC would be featured in an episode of Adult Swim's Robot Chicken this summer. Below is a preview of just what is in store for the heroes of the DC Universe. (Some might consider this NSFW).



No word yet if this takes place pre or post Flashpoint.

If video doesn't load, click HERE.


Long Beach Comic & Horror Con Programming Announcement


I received the following email from the fine folks working on the Long Beach Comic & Horror Con.  The LBCC will be this weekend starting on October 29th at 10am.  Get a load of the guests that will be in attendance this weekend.  Get your tickets now!

Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword 2 Minute Gameplay


X-Men: First Class Sequel?


Total Film caught up with James McAvoy and he spoke about wanting to make a sequel to First Class (also because he is "contractually obligated!").  Regardless, of whether he is obligated or not, McAvoy says he is up for another go around with director Matthew Vaughn and the rest of the cast.  He says he has spoken with the director about ideas for a sequel but would not discuss them.  McAvoy says:

I’ve spoken to Matthew [Vaughn] about ideas, but I can’t tell you what they are because they may or may not be the story. One thing I liked about our one was that it was different from the other three films where the X-Men are the good guys, Wolverine’s figuring out who he is and Magneto is the bad guy.
 

This was a completely different thing. Magneto wasn’t a bad guy, we were friends. We’re now set up to go back to the way the other movies are, so we’ve got to try to be cleverer than that.

X-Men: First Class went on to make $356.2 million worldwide.

If McAvoy, Fassbender, and director Vaughn all come back for a sequel, I am all for it.

Boogie's Favorite: TV Themes


I have watched my fair share of television throughout my years of existence.  Some really bad shows and some really good ones.  There are some TV series that have very cool theme songs that you can't wait to hear or sing or hum.  Some them songs that are so catchy, that you downloaded them onto your iPod and later on to your smarphones (I know I did).  Anyways, the following theme songs are some of my favorites that keep getting stuck in my head.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Rift "Endless Adventure" Trailer


Courtesy of G4

Watch Marvel's The Avengers NYCC 2011 Panel


 courtesy: SEANxLONG

If you weren't at the NYCC this year or you were but unable to get a seat for the Marvel's The Avengers panel, well you can watch it here.  Enjoy.

WB Already Looking Ahead to Sherlock Holmes 3


Per Deadline, WB has already set Drew Pearce to pen the third installment to director Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes movie series.  Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows which stars Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law hasn't been released yet but you can watch the trailer HERE.  Pearce is currently working on the Iron Man 3 script which also stars Robert Downey Jr. 

Greatest Bathroom Ever


This girl decorated her entire bathroom into a level from Super Mario Bros. Even the soap bars look like NES controllers. You can look at the other pictures she took here.

By Paranoid Droid

SSX: Massive World Map Part 1


Courtesy of G4

Todd Batty and Geoff Coates, directors of SSX, give us a look at Alaska, Siberia, and Himalayas.  Looks pretty cool!

This Week's Comics Releases: 10/26/11

Deadpool #45
Click HERE to view this week's release of comic books and comics-related stuff courtesy of PREVIEWSworld.  Enjoy!