Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year's Eve!


Have a fun New Year's Eve saying goodbye to 2011 and ringing in 2012 in style!  Cheers!

Blade: The Animated Series Promo



It debuts on G4 beginning Friday January 13 at 11PM

8bit Song of the Day Mega Man Special #7


Welcome back to #8BitSongOfTheDay and the Mega Man 2 & 3 Robot Master Throwdown! As I said before, the winners of the last two round won't be revealed until after the first so keep voting and help your favorite tune win!

Round 7! Hajime!

In the Blue corner, weighing in at 1:44, the Blue Cyclone, Air Man!

In the Red corner, weighing in at 2:17, Needle Man!

Get as many people to vote as possible and make these last two rounds count! You can post below in the comments without even needing an account, or you can tweet your vote to me, @Raurik, and help your favorite chiptune win! Thanks again to rockiwan for the videos!

This article is written by Logan Via (@Raurik) for 8bitSpit.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Ultimate Spider-Man Animated Series Trailer



This is the trailer that Marvel released earlier this year at Disney's D23 convention. The series will begin airing sometime next year only on Disney XD.

By Paranoid Droid

8Bit Song of the Day Mega Man Special #6

#8BitSongOfTheDay is Rockin' and Rollin' with the classic Mega Man Robot Master Theme Throwdown between Mega Man 2 and Mega Man 3. Last round was won by Flash Man, which brings the score to 4-1. Things are looking bleak for Mega Man 3, but everyone saved the best for last, so let's keep the rumble going! Just to keep things exciting, the winners of the remaining rounds won't be revealed until after the final round.
Round 6! Hajime!
In the Blue corner, weighing in at 1:43, Wood Man!
In the Red corner, weighing in at 1:46, Top Man!
Remember to cast your votes in the comments section or by messaging me, @Raurik, on Twitter. And let's give a big thanks again to rockiwan for the videos!
This article is written by Logan Via (@Raurik) for 8BitSpit.

Smallville's Erica Durance Goes from Lois Lane to Wonder Woman in Harry's Law

If you watched Smallville, you know that Erica Durance played Lois Lane.  And in one of those episodes, Durance's character Lois Lane actually dressed up as the Amazon Princess  (look to your left if you don't quite remember).  Durance will now be guest-starring in the NBC David E. Kelly produced Harry's Law as a woman who thinks she is Wonder Woman.  Here is how NBC describes the episode which is titeld " Gorilla of My Dreams" and airs January 11th:

Harry (Kathy Bates) and Tommy (Chris McDonald), in the midst of duck hunting, discover that the owner of the hunting preserve has been covertly housing a gorilla. Swayed by the gorilla's incredible intelligence and gentle demeanor, Harry agrees to help. Meanwhile, Adam (Nate Corddry) and Cassie (Karen Olivo) represent Annie Bilson (Erica Durance), a young lady who seeks vigilante justice against men who abuse women by dressing up as Wonder Woman.

And below are the pics released of Erica Durance dressed as Wonder Woman followed by a pic of the canceled before it ever aired Wonder Woman pilot (which was also coincidentally produced by David E. Kelly).  Personally, I think that that Smallville Wonder Woman costume looks a lot better.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

See The Lizard From The Amazing Spider-Man *SPOILERISH*


Super Hero Hype (via Idle Hands) has your first look (albeit through toys) at how The Lizard will look in Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man.  If you want to wait until there is an official picture release, don't look below.  SHH! also has a somewhat spoilerish toy that gives away a potential story spoiler.  Click HERE if you want to be spoiled.

Movie Trailer: Man On a Ledge

Artist Bryan Hitch Leaving Marvel After 10 Years


Comic artist extraordinaire Bryan Hitch is leaving Marvel, says Comic Book Resources.  According to CBR, Hitch has been hinting on his Twitter account that big changes are in store for him.  Today, Hitch tweeted the following:

The Walking Dead Season 1 & 2 Marathon This New Year's Eve on AMC


This Saturday, New Year's Eve, AMC will be running a marathon on their hit TV show The Walking Dead.  They will be broadcasting the complete first season and the first half of the second season.  As always check your local listings or you can click HERE to see what time it starts in your area.  It's a great time as any to catch up on any episodes you may have missed or just relive the Zombie-pocalypse from the beginning.

Charlie Sheen Quotes: The Song



Just Dave, the guy who brought us Mike Tyson Quotes: The Song has now brought us the tiger blood-fueled Charlie Sheen Quotes: The Song.  Just so you know it is NSFW.  If you haven't heard the Mike Tyson song then click on the link above.  It really is good.

The Video Game Music Show!

While driving around for some last minute Christmas shopping,  (jumping from radio station to radio station), I happened upon KSPC 88.7.  To my surprise they were playing video game music-- actual 8bit video game music!  If I am not mistaken it was from the NES Legend of Zelda 2 game, followed by some tunes from Mario Galaxy and other video game classics!  There was even 8bit chip-tune versions of Christmas songs played.  Even my chick was surprised to hear it.

I got on my iPhone to check what station it was and came up with this: KSPC 88.7  The Video Game Music Show,  Friday nights from 6pm - 8pm (PST)!  It is hosted by DJ SYSOP out of Claremont, California.  Looks like they have been around for a while, but while driving around their signal would come in and out.  Regardless, they do have online streaming available on their site: http://www.kspc.org/.  They also have a rebroadcast at 3am-5am Saturday mornings.  You really have no excuses to check them out if you are video game music geek.  Having only gotten one chance to hear the station last Friday I am really looking forward to listening to the online stream every Friday night. 

Check out their facebook page here.

Movie Trailer: Marvel's The Avengers- International Russian Trailer


Below is the international Russian version trailer for Marvel's The Avengers which shows new footage and-- according to Comic Book Movie-- it's footage that was screened at D23 earlier this year.  Enjoy the trailer and the new footage.  Even though I can't understand it, it is cool to hear Black Widow speak Russian even though it is dubbed.
<a href='http://video.ru.msn.com/?mkt=ru-ru&amp;vid=0bc0d65f-99c7-44a2-825e-d914178c7cce&amp;from=RURU_msnvideo_embedd&amp;src=FLPl:embed::uuids' target='_new' title='Мстители' >Видео: Мстители</a>

8bit Song of the Day Mega Man Special #5


#8BitSongOfTheDay is back and is returning to the 8Bit Mega Man Robot Master Throwdown! Last time we had Crash Man vs Magnet Man and the winner was Crash Man. That brings the score to 3-1. Things are starting to look bleak for Mega Man 3! Can the 3rd generation of Robot Masters turn it around, or are their predecessors going to grab gold in the year 20XX?

Round 5! Hajime!

In the Blue Corner, weighing in at 1:34, it's Flash Man!

In the Red Corner, weighing in at 1:44, it's Hard Man

Which Boss has the better beat? Which Robot Master is the Sound Blaster? Only you can decide by casting your votes in the comments section or by tweeting your nomination to me, @Raurik, and don't forget to follow @8bitspit for more #8BitSongOfTheDay! Finally, a shoutout to rockiwan for the videos!

This article is written by Logan Via (@Raurik) for 8bitSpit.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

2011 The Dark Knight Rises Year in Review


Jett over at Batman On Film has compiled a list of all the noteworthy, nonspoilerish news that came out pertaining to The Dark Knight Rises in chronological order.  It's a great read.  I wonder what else will come out in the coming months leading up to TDKR.  Click HERE to check Jett's TDKR timeline.

Unused Heath Ledger Joker Footage Rises Once Again



I remember seeing this back in 2010 when it first came out and wondering why some of the sequences weren't used or how were they intended to be used.  I especially want to know how the Batman sequence of him jumping from car to car was suppose to go.  Anyways, whether or not you have seen this or not, enjoy the magic that The Dark Knight is.

Source: Spinoff Online

What Did Everybody Get For Christmas?

Well I got some socks, a sweater, some giftcards and this:

It's a Hot Toys very limited edition Dark Knight 1:6 Scale Figure:

This outstanding 1/6th scale Batman collectible, stands approximately 32 cm tall, featuring Hot Toys figure body with over 32 points of articulation and the complex and new The Dark Knight Batman suit.

The Dark Knight Batman 12 inches collectible figure also features:

- Alternate head with authentic likeness of Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne, a new head sculpture of Bruce Wayne
- Detailed Batman Utility Belt with cell phone
- Activated Mini Mine
- Grapnel Gun
- Two small Batarangs on belt clip (removable)
- Newly developed Bat-suit with cape
- Three sets of interchangeable gloved hands, Inclusive one set of gloves hands for riding the Batpod
- Figure display base featuring THE DARK KNIGHT logo and BATMAN nameplate.

Yeah it's really nice.  Super nice.  It's so nice I want to take it out of the box and display it proudly above my desk. But the problem is taking it out ruins the value it has already accrued.  So what do I do? 

I am a big Batman geek and in the past I have never thought twice about taking something out of a box because I was not in it for the value of the piece.  I was always into getting statues or collectibles because they looked so damn cool I had to have one.  But with this particular figure... I mean it's really super nice. 

What would you do?

---Skuhl Leader 

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Salivating Item of the Day Part 2

This is Metal Gear REX from Metal Gear Solid (1998) by Honk Kong based toy company threeA. This baby goes on sale on January 2012. They haven't announced how much REX will cost. Check out more pictures of REX below!

Movie Trailer: The Grey

Gravity Rush Demo Gameplay



Check out the demo for Gravity Rush that was released in Japan.

By Paranoid Droid

Salivating Item of the Day


Here are Solid Snake (1998) and Cyborg Ninja action figures from Metal Gear Solid by Square Enix Play Arts Kai. These are action figures that EVERY Metal Gear Solid fan should own. These figures will be released on March 2012 and Play-Asia is already taking orders in their website.  Each figure will run you $74.90. Click the links below to order. If you want them then you better order them now before they sell out.

Solid Snake
Cyborg Ninja
By Paranoid Droid

Monday, December 26, 2011

Boogie Casting: Old Man Logan


What happens when the heroes have lost and the villains have all risen to power?  The villains had finally bonded and decided to work together to defeat the heroes-- and they succeeded.  Many heroes lost their lives and they broke the spirit of many.  But no spirit was broken more so than Wolverine's.  Wolverine walked away from it all, promising to never again pop his claws against anyone.  As the villains took over the United States, Wolverine wandered lost in thought and in grief.  Wolverine was no more.  There was just Logan.  Fifty years later, Logan has settled down as a family man and farmer in Hulkland (formerly Sacramento) and became a pacifist.  Everything was going as well as could be expected until the day the inbred Hulk clan came by to collect rent.  Not having any money to pay up, Logan took a beating instead, still refusing to fight and use his claws.  Soon thereafter, Clint Barton-- the hero formerly known as Hawkeye-- visits Logan with a proposition: help him navigate the United States of Amerika on the Spider-Buggy to make a delivery a secret package and he would pay Logan handsomely for his troubles.

Mark Millar and Steve McNiven's Old Man Logan is an awesome tale filled with humanity, action, and struggle.  It would make a great movie, so here are my picks on what actors would portray the characters in this desolate future where it's Old Man Logan against the world.

Do You Want to Own the Legendary Golden Apple Comics?


Well, here's your chance!  Golden Apple Comics-- a longtime staple in Los Angeles when it comes to comic books and comic-related material-- is on the selling block.  It isn't because it is losing money or something negative in anyway.  As current G.M. Ryan Liebowitz tells Bleeding Cool:

Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena Gameplay

A new fighting game developed by Arc System Works (Guilty Gear, BlazBlue) based off of the Persona RPG games. It'll feature characters from Persona 3 and 4. I hope they bring back the english voice actors from the games.





By Paranoid Droid

New SSX Gameplay Trailer



-video courtesy of EA

I don't like that rewind feature that was shown near the end of the video.

By Paranoid Droid

Joss Whedon: The Avengers "Will Not Be 'Obnoxiously 3D'"


I'm not a fan of 3D movies.  I find it all obnoxious because it really doesn't add anything to the movie.  It honestly didn't help Avatar any.  I watched it twice, once in 3D and the other in regular 2D.  And guess what?  It sucked as equally both times.  That's not true.  It sucked more in 3D because I had to shell out more to wear glasses in order to watch the movie. 

Regardless, Joss Whedon is letting us know that when The Avengers hit the big screen this summer, that the movie will not be "obnoxiously in 3D."  He says scenes weren't shot in 3D where you had someone purposely pointing at the camera or stuff being thrown at the camera just for a cheap 3D thrill.  Whedon, follow in the Chris Nolan's shoes.  He didn't cave in to WB when they wanted a 3D finale for The Dark Knight Rises.  But I suppose you gotta do what you gotta do to earn those extra couple of bucks. 

Source: Reelz

The Dark Knight Rises 2nd Trailer Breaks Records!

Here's the official press release from Warner Bros. via Batman on Film

BURBANK, CA, December 23, 2011 – The new trailer for Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “The Dark Knight Rises” smashed the record for most combined downloads through the iTunes Movie Trailers site (www.itunes.com/trailers) and the iTunes Trailers iOS app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The trailer went online at 10:00 Monday morning, December 19, and was viewed more than 12.5 million times in its first 24 hours, breaking the previous record by well over two million. The trailer can be viewed in HD at http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/wb/thedarkknightrises/.
Opening on July 20, 2012, “The Dark Knight Rises” is the much-anticipated epic conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. The film’s international all-star cast is led by Oscar® winner Christian Bale (“The Fighter”) in the dual role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. The film also stars Anne Hathaway, as Selina Kyle; Tom Hardy, as Bane; Oscar® winner Marion Cotillard (“La Vie en Rose”), as Miranda Tate; and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as John Blake. Reprising their roles from both “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight,” Oscar® winner Michael Caine (“The Cider House Rules”) plays Alfred; Gary Oldman is Commissioner Gordon; and Oscar® winner Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”) plays Lucius Fox.
The film is directed by Nolan from a screenplay by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. The film is produced by Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Charles Roven, who previously teamed on “Batman Begins” and the record-breaking blockbuster “The Dark Knight.” Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull are the executive producers, with Jordan Goldberg serving as co-producer. “The Dark Knight Rises” is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman created by Bob Kane.
A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures, in association with Legendary Pictures, “The Dark Knight Rises” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. 

I can't wait to see what the actual movie does when it comes out this summer!  And here's that record setting trailer!



Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from all of us at 8bitSpit!

New Official The Dark Knight Rises Pics


WB has released more official pics of The Dark Knight Rises.  Most of these pics have been seen before in the pages of Empire magazine but now they are available without all those pesky words on them.  You can see all the pics below.  Click HERE to watch the trailer to TDKR.

Will We Ever See Gremlins 3 on the Big Screen?


Director Joe Dante was asked about the possibility of there ever being a third installment in the Gremlins series.  It has been almost 22 years since we last saw a Gremlins movie and this is what Dante had to say:

I’m constantly asked ‘why the hold up on Gremlins 3? And that’s because those films were such products of the technology at the time. The movie was more limited and created by technology. They were puppets. The storylines, then, were based around what we could do with the Gremlins. Now, of course, anything is possible but it becomes a little more difficult to hone it on what your storyline would be. First of all, I won’t be asked. Second of all, I wouldn’t bring back the original cast because it’s been too long – the kids now would be familiar with the title, and familiar with Gizmo and Stripe, but as far as the actual [live-action] characters and story, they don’t know them.. it.

I don't know about you, but I would love to see a new Gremlins movie on the big screen.  But would it be as puppets like the original two movies or CGI?  A lot of the fun of the originals was seeing Gizmo, Stripe, and the rest as puppets.  And after the success the Muppets had on the big screen this year, we can see that CGI doesn't have to be the answer to everything.  What do you think?

Source: Nerd Bastards

Movie Trailer: Bad Ass

Watch Stan Lee's Cameo on Chuck



Here's the great Stan Lee's cameo appearance on NBC's Chuck episode titled Chuck vs. The Santa Suit which aired this past Friday.

Movie Trailer: John Carter- International Trailer


John Carter - International Trailer #1 [VOJP|HD] by cinemakervideo