Friday, March 16, 2012

Superman VS The Elite Gets a Release Date and Official Cover Art

Warner Home Video has announced that it will be releasing their next DC animated movie Superman VS The Elite on June 12.  Below is the description of the movie as well as the bonus material that will be included courtesy of Comics Continuum.

"Superman's effectiveness as a super hero comes into question when a new group of super powerful crusaders, known as 'The Elite,' appear on the scene.  As super heroes, the Elite know no bounds, and are more than willing to kill, even on a massive scale, to stop villainy -- putting them on a collision course with the ever-ethical and decidedly non-lethal Man of Steel." 

The Blu-Ray combo pack has three hours of contenxt (sic), including a preview of the next movie, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns: Part 1; the featurettes "The Elite Unbound: No Rules, No Mercy" and "Superman and the Moral Debate"; the "Brave New Metropois" and "Warrior Queen" episodes of Superman: The Animated Series; a digital copy of Action Comics #775; and a photo gallery from The Dark Knight Rises.

Movie Trailer: Chernobyl Diaries

60's Batmobile Vs. 80's Batmobile! Who You Got?!


Who's your money on?  Click on the vid and find out!

Check Out the Teaser Trailer for The Walking Dead Game



                                           -- IGN

Want to Know The Walking Dead's Michonne's Origin? Then Pick Up Next Week's Playboy!

Talk about killing two birds with one stone!  Fans of The Walking Dead comic series have heard of the mysterious and kick ass, sword-wielding character named Michonne.  But what we have never been privy to is her origin.  So creator Robert Kirkman has decided to throw us all a bone and give us Michonne's origin!  Who is she?  Where did she come from and how did she become so proficient with a sword?  All you have to do is wait until next week when the new Playboy magazine hits newsstands next week and writer/creator Kirkman and artist Charlie Adlard give us her origin in six glorious pages!

You can find the image of April's issue of Playboy below with Bruno Mars (WTF?!) on the cover along with a sneak peek image of The Walking Dead's Michonne's origin .  Come on, now!  You know this is the perfect time to actually go out and buy a Playboy magazine for the articles and content!  It certainly is an interesting way to release a very important story of a very popular character on a very popular comic book series.  I hope that Michonne makes her way on to the TV series!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Movie Trailer: Dark Shadows

Y: The Last Man Movie Not Dead!

New Line is in final negotiations with writers Matthew Federman and Stephen Scaia (Jericho, Human Target) to try to get the long delayed Y: The Last Man to the big screen, reports The Hollywood Reporter.  The Y: The Last Man movie has pretty much been in development hell for a long while now.  It came close once to filming when it had DJ Caruso as director and Carl Ellsworth as script writer.

Y: The Last Man is a 60 issue comic book story created by Brian K. Vaughn and Pia Guerra that tells the story of a young man named Yorick Brown who, along with his pet capuchin monkey Ampersand, become the sole male survivors of a mysterious plague that wipes out the entire male population. Yorick and Ampersand then embark on a journey to find his girlfriend Beth and figure out why he and Ampersand are the only Y chromosomed survivors.

I personally loved Vaughn and Guerra's epic story and am glad to hear that it will be making its way to the big screen.  But this isn't a story that can be told in just one movie.  This is a pretty epic story that needs at least two movies to be told properly.  I can't wait to start seeing what the cast is going to look like (and NO to SHIA LABEOUF as Yorick Brown!).

New Trailer for Disney XD's Ultimate Spider-Man

Avatar: The Legend Of Korra is Almost Here!

Initially I wasn't an Avatar fan, but that changed when I saw the first trailer for the Legend of Korra. I went back and saw the original cartoon from start to finish in a week's time. I even saw the live action film (bad move on my part). I can't begin to say how pumped up I am about this upcoming series. The art and look of the show still appear to be top notch and I'm sure the writing won't miss a beat (although I am a little iffy on the main character being so grown up.). I liked the innocence that the original Avatar Aang had and I also liked the time period it was set in.

Regardless of my reservations, I will be sitting in front of my TV on April 14th!



Source: Topless Robot

Superman VS. The Elite Trailer

Lego Batman 2 Trailer


Source: IGN

Ok Ok ok, yes it's LEGO. But damn doesn't that original Superman & Batman theme just make the hairs on the back of your neck rise?

The Avengers Japanese Trailer



Source: Kotaku.com

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Jet Set Radio HD is the Same as the Original Dreamcast Version... Mostly


Jet Set Radio HD will feature almost everything from the original Dreamcast release with a few changes: You can now control the camera with the right stick, JSR HD runs at 60 FPS (YES!), and most of the music tracks from the original game will return. Songs like Rob Zombie's "Dragula" and Jurassic 5's "Improvise" will not return in this version, most likely because of licensing issues.

Source: Gametrailers

It sucks that they had to remove some of the music from the original game.



By Paranoid Droid

The Turtles Set to Return X-Mas 2013

Deadline is reporting that Paramount has decided to release the live action CGI Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie on Christmas 2013. 

Sounds good!  I hope the live action CGI works out well.

Here's a New Amazing Spider-Man Video Game Trailer- Playground Trailer

Movie Trailer: Battleship- New Trailer

The Tester Season 3 Episode 6

5 contestants left.  Who is going to win the position at Santa Monica Studios?



Source: Playstation Blog

Shinji Mikami Talks About Tango and Their New Game


Alright, we finally got an update on Mikami's new development studio, Tango Gameworks, and their brand new game! According to andriasang.com:
  • The game will be expected to release on 2013.
  • Tango currently has 65 employees and may get up to 100.
  • Mikami expects it to be the largest staff he has ever worked with on a game.
  • He would like to have two teams eventually. A smaller team to work on smaller/more expiremental projects to help train staff.
  • They are using an external engine that has been heavily modified to the point that its close to being an internal engine.
  • Mikami would like his first game to sell 500K-1 million copies in Japan. For reference, only ten PS3 titles have ever sold over 500K copies in Japan, and only one has sold over a million.
C'mon guys. Revolutionize another genre just like how you revolutionized the beat-em-up genre with God Hand (when you were in Clover Studio) and third person shooters with Vanquish (when you were in Platinum Games)! Gaming needs it!

Oh man, he's not directing the game?! He's just an exectuive producer. Oh well, anything this man touches will still be the best game ever.

By Paranoid Droid

Epic VP: "I'd Be Shocked if Wii U Doesn't Do Well"

Epic VP Mark Rein will be shocked if the Wii U isn't a hit for Nintendo when it launches later this year.

Speaking to Eurogamer at GDC in San Francisco last week, Rein argued that parents are ready to upgrade their kid's Wii to Nintendo's new system.

"I like the Wii U. I think E3 will be a big eye-opener for people," he predicted.

"I played Batman: Arkham City on the Wii U and they are doing some really cool stuff with the controller.

"Do you remember the Zelda demo they had on it? Would you not buy a Wii U just to play that? Of course you would. That's what Nintendo is all about. Their hardware is the software delivery service for their great content. That Zelda demo was gorgeous and we can do even more than that with Unreal Engine 3. I think it will do great."

Rein added that Nintendo's brand recognition and beloved IP should see it fly off shelves, though he suggested that it might have been quicker off the mark with getting the machine to stores.

"It's a great brand that a lot of parents really trust and they're probably ready to buy their kids an HD Wii that does that much more than just being an HD Wii.

"I'd love it if they'd done it last year, but I'm excited for them to do it this year. I'd be shocked if it doesn't do well.

"Did you play that Battle Mii game? Two players would play with a Wii Remote and Nunchuk and one would play with the Wii U controller?

"I would buy a Wii U to play that game in a heartbeat. And I hope people make those kind of games with our technology. I think we've yet to really see what the Wii U can do and I think at E3 this year they're going to shock us."

Earlier this year Nintendo president Satoru Iwata suggested that, more than ever, the company will be looking to partner with third parties when developing high-spec core games that fall outside of its traditional comfort zone.

Might Epic step up to the plate with a new IP for the system, a la Gears of War on the Xbox 360?

"If I had 10 development teams I'd make a game for every single platform and make that the special game for that platform," replied Rein.

"If you're the special game on that platform you do really, really well. Gears was one of the special ones on Xbox 360. Infinity Blade is a special game on the iPhone and iPad. Shadow Complex was a special game on Xbox Live Arcade.

"But we don't have 10 development teams so it's just a matter of picking and choosing what we do and doing the best thing we can for the idea that we have."

Epic currently has two titles in development: Infinity Blade: Dungeons for iOS and Fortnite for as-yet unconfirmed platforms.
Source: Eurogamer

Sounds like some people have already played a couple of games on the Wii U at the Game Developers Conference. The Unreal Engine 4 is not mentioned in this article. They're obviously not allowed to talk about it yet.

By Paranoid Droid

Sonic 4 Team Has No Plans for Future Episodes


Sonic 4 Episode 2 may by the final episode in the Sonic 4 series. The Producer, Takashi Iizuka, said there are no plans to release anymore Sonic 4 games.
"We are looking forward to hearing the feedback from the users for Episode 2, but we are currently not planning to release another episode," he told Digital Spy.

Iizuka added: "We just want to see how the users accept this episode."
Long time Sonic fans were disappointed on how Sonic 4: Episode 1 was made. Episode 2 was completely developed from scratch, using an all new graphics and physics engine and hopefully the levels are better designed, completely original and not recycled from older games.

Source: Digital Spy

New Screenshots below

Was a Dark Knight Rises Video Game Tie-In Leaked?

A release schedule hints that a Dark Knight Rises video game tie-in is in the works. The publisher, Warner Bros. Interactive, has yet to say anything about it. No word yet on who the developer is.

Source: MCVUK.com

By Paranoid Droid

Super Mario Galaxy 2 Could Have Featured Cameos From Other Nintendo Franchises


Koichi Hayashida, Super Mario Galaxy 2 director, had an idea of having characters from other Nintendo franchises appear in Super Mario Galaxy 2 but the idea was shot down by Shigeru Miyamoto.
"One of the early proposals that we discussed for Super Mario Galaxy 2 was the possibility of including characters from other [Nintendo] franchises," Hayashida explained through his translator. "For example, you might have Donkey Kong or Pikmin show up."

"We presented this to Mr. Miyamoto, but he came down pretty hard, saying that there has to be a functional reason to include characters of a certain type in a game. He went to specify precisely why the Pikmin wouldn't work."

"In the Pikmin games, you'll notice that all the Pikmin are very thin — tall and narrow for their frame," Hayashida explained. "Mario enemies tend to be on the short and squat side and there's a functional reason for that. They're easier to stomp on. They're lower so you can get above them and broader so you can land on them. In that sense, Pikmin are just not well suited for the Mario universe."

Miyamoto's dismissal forced the Mario Galaxy 2 team to "focus on the functional again."

I agree with Miyamoto's decision. I don't want them to shoe-horn cameos for the sake of having cameos. It is not a good idea.

Source: Gametrailers

By Paranoid Droid

Battlefield 3: Close Quarters Trailer

Last week IGN reported that DICE will be putting out 3 DLC packs for Battlefield 3 in 2012.  Here is a trailer for the upcoming Close Quarters DLC.


Boogie's Retro Movie Trailer: Lethal Weapon


This is the movie that pretty much started the whole "buddy cop" movies.  And what a bang up job it did!  It has Mel Gibson as crazy bad ass and derange as ever and Danny Glover as the grizzled veteran who is ready to retire and is "getting to old for this shit."  It also stars Gary Busey as Gibson's arch nemesis who has one hell of a fight scene with Gibson.  Lethal Weapon is a great action movie that is very well written and very well paced.  An instant action classic! 

Spring Season Anime Preview: Eureka Seven AO



Coming soon to Japan (and therefore the internet) is Eureka Seven AO. This series is a sequel to the original Eureka Seven as opposed to the lukewarmly-received movie. It stars the child of former protagonists Renton and Eureka, yet there is no knowledge of either character returning. Thus far no website has picked up streaming rights but I'd put money that Crunchyroll will grab it soon. The sky surfing robots return this April.

This article was written by JudgeGrumble (@Judgegrumble) for 8BitSpit. You can read more of his work at plotbranch.blogspot.com.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Link's Sex Scene from The Legend of Zelda II (NSFW)


I don't remember replenishing Link's life in this manner.

Check Out This Walking Dead/Office Space Mash-Up

If you watched last night's episode of The Walking Dead, then you saw the Office Space tribute that occurred.  If you haven't watched Office Space, then go do so now!  For now, enjoy this funny mash-up!


Kiefer Sutherland Offered the Role of Robin in Batman '89?! It's True!

How weird would that have been to see Kiefer Sutherland running around the streets of Gotham City alongside Michael Keaton's Batman in the Tim Burton directed Batman?  It could have been a reality but Sutherland turned it down.  Here's what Sutherland told On The Box while out promoting his new FOX show Touch which premieres March 25th:

I'd just finished Stand By Me and Young Guns about the time that Warner Bros. were making the first Batman film with Michael Keaton, and I got a call which asked me if I would be interested in playing Robin," Sutherland said in an interviewing promoting his new Fox series. "I was like: 'As in Robin with tights? No!' I didn't realise they were going to make the coolest movie ever! They didn't have a Robin in the end, but I was only 19, so my agent could have helped me out a bit on that one.

We know that Kiefer Sutherland was one of the biggest stars of the 80s with roles in movies like The Lost Boys, Young Guns and Stand By Me, so the thought of having him in a big time movie like Batman is no surprise.  But let's just be glad that things stayed the way they did and Robin The Boy Wonder was excluded from the movie.  A bleach blonde mullet headed Robin in green tights might not have been the best move.  So thanks for saying "No" Kiefer-- although it really would have been interesting to have seen.

Ghost Rider: Breath From Hell Stop Motion Battle


Watch as Ghost Rider takes on Wesker.  This is probably the only way Nic Cage makes a cool Ghost Rider.

The Best Thing to Come Out of The Batman & Robin Movie



Source: The High Definite

This Week's Games Release 3/12/12 - 3/16/12


Monday

Mario Party 9 (Wii)

Tuesday

FIFA Street (PS3, 360)
Tales of Grace F (PS3)
Ridge Racer (Vita)
Silent Hill: Downpour (PS3, 360)
Yakuza: Dead Souls (PS3)
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations (PS3, 360)
Birds of Steel (PS3, 360)
Reality Fighters (Vita)
Warp (PC)
Shoot Many Robots (PS3, 360)

By Paranoid Droid

The Avengers Marvel Movie Marathon on May 4th!

I used to be game for these types of things, but now I'm not so sure I can stay seated long enough to watch close to 10 hours worth of Marvel Movies.  Still, $40!  PLUS the New Avengers movies is a great deal.  Read up below:

In order to capitalize on the film’s May 4 premiere, AMC Theaters will be holding an all-day Marvel marathon on May 3 with the five movies that have gotten us this far: "Iron Man," "The Incredible Hulk," "Iron Man 2," "Thor," and "Captain America," capped off by a midnight showing of "The Avengers." It’ll cost you just $40, a whale of a deal for moviegoers with nothing better to do.

Unfortunately, the fun will be limited to theaters in a few select cities: Boston Common 19 in Boston, MA; Burbank 16 in Burbank, CA; Downtown Disney 12 in Anaheim, CA; Aventura 24 in Aventura, FL; Empire 25 in New York, NY; Garden State 16 in Paramus, NJ; Downtown Disney 24 in Lake Buena Vista, FL; Metreon 16 in San Francisco, CA; Alderwood 16 in Lynnwood, WA; and Tysons Corner 16 in McLean, VA. Lucky citizens will be able to buy tickets on March 16 at go.amctheaters.com/marvel, though the link isn’t live.


Source:MTV


Strictly for the hardcore!

Video Game Deals of The Week (03/11/12 to 03/17/12)


This week's video game deals looks promising.  I picked out a few good ones.

*  Skyrim for $40.00 at Gamestop and Amazon.
*  Buy a 3DS or Wii at Toys R Us and get a $20.00 Giftcard.
*  Gears of War 3 for $30.00 at Best Buy.

Source:  Cheapassgamer.com

Movie Trailer: Ice Age 4: Continental Drift

Movie Trailer: The Cabin in the Woods

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Jim Lee's Cover to DC's New 52 FCBD Edition


Here is a first look at Jim Lee's cover for DC's New 52 Free Comic Book Day edition featuring Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman along with Pandora in the background.  Jim Lee also provided the art for the FCBD shirt which features The Justice League.  Free Comic Book Day is May 5th.

Source: DC: The Source

Boogie's Retro Movie Trailer: Tombstone


Let me preface this by saying that I am not the biggest fan of Western-type movies.  But for some reason, this movie really grabbed my attention.  But watching Tombstone seeing Kurt Russell as Wyatt Earp was just utter awesomeness in a black hat.  And then there's Val Kilmer.  Kilmer's portrayal as Doc Holiday just stole the movie.  He played Holiday with such cool and reverence that it had me saying "I'm your Huckleberry" all the time and talking in that Western "twang."  This movie was just brilliant and still holds up as one of the best Western movies of all time.

Dead or Alive, Robocop Gets a Release Date

Just as soon as we got word that Joel Kinnaman is set to play Alex Murphy/Robocop in Jose Padilha's Robocop remake, we now get word that Sony has set the release date for August 9, 2013.  No word yet on other casting news but with production slated to start this summer and Kinnaman on board, it's only a matter of time before we start getting news on who else will be rounding off the cast.

Source: Super Hero Hype

This Week's Comics Release 3/14/12

Batman & Robin #7
Here are this week's comics and comics-related merchandise release for 3/14/12 courtesy of PREVIEWSworld.  As always check with your LCS for availability.

Just Another Game of Thrones Season 2 Trailer!

Ok every week they are putting one of these trailers out there. I wanna not look at each and every one of them but it's tough because I'm hooked. We are less then a month away from this thing finally premiering.