Saturday, April 28, 2012

This Week's Comics Release for 5/2/12

Earth Two #1

Here is what's coming out in the world of comics for the week of 5/2/12 courtesy of PREVIEWSworld.  As always, check with your LCS for availability.  And don't forget that FREE COMIC BOOK DAY is this Saturday!

Daredevil Reboot Script is Getting a Rewrite

Deadline is reporting that FOX has hired David James Kelly to rewrite the script to the David Slade (30 Days of Night, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) directed Daredevil reboot.  It's said that the reboot will follow the 1986 "Born Again" storyline which was written by Frank Miller and illustrated by David Mazzucchelli.

No word yet on a release date.

Click HERE to see my picks on who I would cast in a Daredevil reboot.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Leaked Rayman Legends Wii U Trailer

By Paranoid Droid

New Amazing Spider-Man International Poster

Here's a new international poster of the upcoming film The Amazing Spider-Man starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone and directed by Marc Webb.  The movie hits theaters in 2D, 3D, and IMAX July 3rd.
-- Super Hero Hype!

Movie Trailer: This is 40 ("The Sort of Sequel to Knocked Up")

Here's the trailer to Judd Apatow's sort of Knocked Up sequel This is 40 starring Paul Rudd and Apatow's wife Leslie Mann (does she do anything else besides her hubby's movies???) and their real life kids.

Super Sma- I Mean Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale Announced

Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale was announced at last night's Gametrailers TV on Spike TV. We got to see a bunch of footage of the game and interviews from the creators, SuperBot Entertainment. You can watch the episode HERE.

Gametrailers also posted a couple videos where the Gametrailers staff give their impressions of All-Stars.

First Take Part 1
First Take Part 2
Hit Points

By Paranoid Droid

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Skullgirls Sold 50K Copies. A Look at the First Two DLC Characters and Other Possible Characters.

Reverge Labs already said that there will be more content available via DLC in the future only if the game sells very well. And guess what? The game sold over 50K copies across both platforms and Reverge Labs already started working on the first patch. Congrats guys!

-Cerebella going up against Squigly

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Toy from Play Arts Kai

Square Enix just started working on the Raiden figure from MGR: Revengeance and we get our first look at the new figure.

You can still order the Metal Gear Solid figures from Amazon since its sold out in other online retailers but its slightly more expensive there. Plus they are almost out of stock. Order them now before its too late!
Cyborg Ninja
Solid Snake (1998)

By Paranoid Droid

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Skullgirls Original Soundtrack is Out Now!

The Skullgirls Original Soundtrack is available now on iTunes, Amazon, and in other digital music distribution sites. Guys, just throw your money at these people already so that they can continue making Skullgirls a better fighting game and have Michiru Yamane and the other composers make more glorious music. They deserve it for making a fantastic fighting game.

You can listen to three of the tracks in the Skullgirls Official Website.

By Paranoid Droid

Movie Trailer: Hotel Transylvania

Anarchy Reigns: Meet the Assassin Sisters

Watch the new character trailers below

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Teaser

Here's a very, very bad teaser trailer from the upcoming epic from Platinum Games and Kojima Productions. Get ready for some big news on April 30th. Oh! No wonder the teaser was crap. It's made by G4TV! Look at the tags under the video!

April 30th is a reference to Metal Gear Solid 2. **SPOILER BELOW** Highlight the text below
April 30th is the day when George Washington was inaugurated at Federal Hall, the day when Jack met Rose in 2007, the day when Jack AKA Raiden killed Solidus in 2009.

By Paranoid Droid

Smash Bros. Will be Getting Some Changes

Masahiro Sakurai, director of every Smash Bros. game-- including the recent Kid Icarus game-- said that the series will be getting some changes in the next game. He feels that new characters and stages will not be enough. He means that he wants to try to add some new mechanics to the series. I can't wait to see what he has planned for the series.

Source: IGN
By Paranoid Droid

Interview with Shinji Mikami about "Zwei"

-screenshot of Mikami's last game, Vanquish (2010, Platinum Games)

Here is an interview with Mikami from Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu translated by Andriasang.
Famitsu has the scoops on Shinji Mikami's first game at his new Tango Gameworks studio. As reported earlier, the game is codenamed "Zwei."

In an interview with the magazine (summarized at Sokuho), Mikami reveals that he is the game's executive director (the initial report we had said just "director."). He's fully involved in development, though, the first time this has been the case since Vanquish.

The game's genre is survival horror. Mikami says that he went with this genre because he wanted to make a game that meets player expectations, and he felt that survival horror, the genre at which he's most adept, would be the most rewarding. He also listened to the opinions at meetings with Zenimax (Tango's parent).

Although initial planning started at the end of 2010, development appears to be quite early. The game's basic settings are about half way complete. It also appears that the game's platform isn't final, although Mikami said that it would probably be HD consoles.

Now that the basics are coming together, development will be speeding up from here on out.
Tango is looking for staff, with Mikami saying he's particularly interested in talented programmers.

Mikami appears to be happy with his current development environment, saying that it's pretty much ideal. Bethesda's role in the game is mostly through support as a publisher.

So what does the name "Zwei" mean for the game? Mikami says that it does mean 2. However, this apparently has nothing to do with the game's content.

Famitsu was able to get some image boards from the game. Regarding the image boards, Mikami said to expect the game's atmosphere to be close to what you see there. often shares a few images from the print magazine later in the week, so we may get our first look at Zwei shortly.
I want to point out that Tango has been given full freedom to do whatever they want in "Zwei." Bethesda will have nothing to do with the game aside from funding and publishing the game, something that a normal publisher would do. I can't wait to see this game in action. Maybe at E3? We can only hope!

By Paranoid Droid

Shinji Mikami Returns to Survival Horror In Tango Gameworks' First Game **UPDATE**

Here's the first teaser image of Tango Gameworks' survival horror game codenamed "Zwei." Shinji Mikami (Resident Evil, God Hand the best beat-em-up ever, Vanquish the best shooter ever) will be directing this game, which reminds me, what the heck was that other game where he was an executive producer? Does this mean that Tango is making TWO games? Forget about Resident Evil, since they are going all Call of Duty to the series, Capcom has absolutely no idea what made the series so great in the first place. Mikami knows how to make a true survival horror game.
Our latest project's codename is "Zwei" and it is a survival horror game.
The above image is a collage of different environments we put together for this announcement and is intended to give a feel for the tone and the direction the production is taking. (However, neither the code name nor the image is intended to tell you exactly what is in the game.)

As a master of the 'survival horror' genre, Shinji Mikami is committed to making a game that is the realization of pure survival horror, an experience which he defines as one that pushes the limits of fear and exhilaration. He and his team at Tango are committed to attaining this vision.
Here's a comment from Shinji Mikami:
I've found my focus and once again I'm striving for pure survival horror. I am being very hands-on to see the quality is there. Rest Assured.
The master has spoken.Source: Tango Gameworks

**UPDATE** 2:05PM
Shinji Mikami is confirmed to be the executive director. Ikumi Nakamura is the director for "Zwei." Nakamura worked on Okami and Bayonetta as the concept designer. Looks like Tango is only working on one game. Either way, I'm still super psyched for "Zwei."

Source: Andriasang

By Paranoid Droid

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Movie Trailer: Lawless

This movie has such a strong cast!  Gary Oldman, Guy Pearce, Tom Hardy and Jessica Chastain.  Oh yeah.  It also has Shia LaBeouf.  Well, it can't all be perfect.

New HQ The Dark Knight Rises Promotional Images

Here are three new promotional images for The Dark Knight Rises.  I know I have seen two of those images before but the image of Batman battling Bane is new to me.  Anyways, check them out below!

Marvel's The Avengers Trailer-- On a Budget

-- via UPROXX

I'd go watch this too.

New Brave Trailer!

I'm pretty sure the movie industry is gonna make boatloads of cash off of all of us this summer.

iOS Games Are So Easy A Frog Can Play Them

iOS and Android games are pretty much a waste of time for me.  My brother in law loves them and tells me that they are tricky and deep, which always makes me giggle.  I get that they are inventive for the most part, but they all have similar common traits:  1. They all bore me.  2.  They are all one trick ponies, and 3.  They are usually never 1 to 1 accurately responsive.  Give me tight controls and something that doesn't bore me half to death in 10 minutes time and I'm in like Flynn.

Source: Tosh.0

The Tester Season 3: Meet the Winner

The Tester is a great quirky show for those who are Sony Playstation Fans.  Year three came to end and this is the winners victory video.

Can't wait to see the next season.

Source: Playstation Blog

8bit Song of the Day: B-Sides #06

Here is your dose of 8bit music for today.  Remember, 8bits of music a day, keeps the doctor away.

Free Pixels: Spelunky

Do you like free stuff???  Do you like tight control, on a puzzle platform style games???  Well Spelunky is free for PC right now.  Get it here before you have to pay for it on your Android, iPhone, or Wii.  Mac users don't feel sad, you can run Windows on your Mac with Parallels through bootcamp.

New GI JOE: Retaliation Trailer

via: Machinima

Monday, April 23, 2012

Here's a Look at Lego Versions of Catwoman & Wonder Woman

You can take a look at Lego Catwoman and Lego Wonder Woman below from the upcoming video game Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes courtesy of SFX.

"The Help" Actress in Final Talks to Join Iron Man 3

Jessica Chastain, who starred in The Help, The Tree of Life and The Debt is in talks to join the Shane Black helmed Iron Man 3, says Deadline

The role is a sexy scientist every bit as smart as Tony Stark.

This news comes after news broke out that Guy Pearce was in final talks to join the cast and that Sir Ben Kingsley was also in final talks to join Iron Man 3 as the villain.

Iron Man 3 hits theaters May 3, 2013, and stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle.

Movie Trailer: Mansome

Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition Announced

I saw this coming a mile away. Good thing I never bought the original version. The GOTY edition comes with all of the DLC packs as well as the new Harley Quinn's Revenge DLC Pack. It also includes a download code for the Batman: Year One animated movie. I don't know whether I should get this version or wait for the Wii U version instead.

Here's the full press release from Warner Bros.:

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Announces Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition

Expanded Version of Award-Winning Videogame to Include Brand New Story Mission, All Previously Released Downloadable Content

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition. The expanded version of the award-winning blockbuster videogame developed by Rocksteady Studios is scheduled for release in North America starting May 29, and in Europe, Australia and other global territories in September, for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system.

Batman: Arkham City is one of the highest reviewed titles of 2011 and with the release of the Batman: Arkham City Game of the Year Edition, fans can extend the multi-award winning experience as the Dark Knight with Harley Quinn’s Revenge, the final chapter in Batman: Arkham City that adds more than two hours of fresh gameplay to the critically-acclaimed interactive title. Also included on disc will be all five previously released downloadable content packs.

Fans who already own an original boxed edition of Batman: Arkham City can experience the new gameplay by downloading the Harley Quinn’s Revenge Pack, which will be available in all international markets beginning May 30 in the PlayStation Network and in the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360.

The Harley Quinn’s Revenge mission sends players back into Arkham City to face their final challenge as they interchange between playing as both Batman and Robin. Gamers must utilise each of the characters' unique combat and investigative skills to uncover Harley's vengeful plan and shut the gates on the urban mega-prison forever. In addition to experiencing a new storyline, fans can explore new environments and face-off against Harley’s all new gang of thugs.
By Paranoid Droid

Deals Of The Week (04/22/12-04/28/12)

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A lot good deals this week, which is great because last week was a dud.

"The Devil" AKA GameStop has the best deal:  
*$199.99 for the 160GB PS3(normally $250), $50 for Mortal Kombat or Batman: Arkham City.

Ok, so this week is also pretty weak as well.  But there are a lot of gems in this post, so have a look-sy.