Saturday, June 16, 2012

This Week's Comics Release for 6/20/12

Nightwing #10

Here is this week's comics and comics-related merchandise releases for the week of 6/20/12 courtesy of PREVIEWSworld.  As always, check with your LCS for availability.

Salivating Item of the Day

I know there are those of you who enjoy the great outdoors and being one with nature.  But in today's world, with technology so prevalent in our every day lives, it's difficult to leave our smartphones or tablets behind.  But how do you charge all of your technology out in the wild where there is obviously nowhere to plug in?  How are you going to keep score of that baseball or football game that is happening or check on emails or update your Facebook and/or Twitter?  Well, that's where this nifty little contraption comes into play!

iPhone & twigs not included

Friday, June 15, 2012

Wii U Will Support Free-to-Play Games

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata stated that the Wii U will support Free-to-Play games if developers are interested in that sort of business model. The Wii U was "designed from a technical standpoint to allow developers to freely take advantage of things like F2P games and micro transactions." Nintendo currently doesn't have any plans to make their own F2P.

Source: Gamesradar

By Paranoid Droid

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Salivating Item of the Day

Solidus Snake, from Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and the best Metal Gear villain ever, finally gets his own action figure. If its anything like the other figures Square Enix has made then its going to cost over $60 when it releases.

Source: Square Enix

Video Game Trailer: Beyond: Two Souls

God of War Ascension Trailers


Watch the single player trailer below

Persona 4 Golden E3 2012 Trailer



There's nothing but ports releasing on the Vita. If you missed Persona 4 when it was on the PS2 and happen to own a Vita then might as well get this amazing RPG.

By Paranoid Droid

Red Band Movie Trailer: For a Good Time Call...


Movie Trailer: Sinister

D'oh! Batman Blows His Cover!



Oh, Batman!  Just keep your mouth shut!

Peter & Gwen's Relationship Plus A Look at a Talking Lizard!


What do you guys think?  Still looking forward to it?  Is this amping up the excitement for the Spidey reboot or are you just kinda over all the clips and BTS footage being released?  Either way, this BTS footage was pretty cool.  

The Amazing Spider-Man swings into theaters in 2D, 3D and IMAX Juy 3rd.

Movie Trailer: Resident Evil: Retribution 3D

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge E3 2012 Trailer


This is the Wii U version handled by both Nintendo and Team Ninja. Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge will fix a lot of the problems that the original version on PS3 and 360 had. Razor's Edge will feature the return of decapitation (from Ninja Gaiden 2 for the Xbox 360), the challenging gameplay from older games, new enemies to fight, more responsive controls, revamped enemy AI complete with the suicidal enemies (also from Ninja Gaiden 2), and reworked gameplay mechanics such as an upgrade system from the first two games and a completely overhauled "Steel on Bone" technique that was introduced in the original NG3. You can read a lot of the changes introduced in Razor's Edge here.

By Paranoid Droid

Gravity Rush Launch Trailer and DLC Release Dates


Spy Pack DLC - June 26th
Maid Pack DLC - July 10th
Military Pack DLC - July 24th


Gravity Rush will be one of the few games this gen that will have that sense of gameplay we've never experienced before.

By Paranoid Droid

Monday, June 11, 2012

Super Modern Mario-Fan Made Trailer!



Pretty slick animation on this. Never realized how much of a prick Mario is though.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

This Week's Games Release 6/11/12 - 6/15/12

Sunday

Pikmin 2 (Wii)

Tuesday

Gravity Rush (Vita)
Lollipop Chainsaw (PS3, 360)
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection (Vita)
DiRT Showdown (PS3, 360)
Krater (PC)

Wednesday

Splice (PC)
Bable Rising (XBLA)

Paranoid Droid's Top 3 Most Anticipated Games from E3 2012

1) Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (Kojima Production/Platinum Games)


Those so called "true Metal Gear fans" need to remember that the original Rising concept was originally going to be an action game from the start. I was very opened minded with this game since it's a spin-off much like Metal Gear Ac!d was (which is a card based strategy game for the PSP). The game was given to Platinum Games because Hideo Kojima knew they were the only developer who could turn the original concept into an actual video game-- unlike the new team within Kojima Productions who was in charge of the original game. In Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, players are given a chance to play as Raiden the same way he fought in the cutscenes from Metal Gear Solid 4. But this time they are cranking up the craziness from MGS4's cutscenes to 11. The cutting mechanic is much faster this time, the "zan datsu" thing has been retooled, and you can throw Metal Gears thousands of feat into the air! Everybody here knows that I love Platinum so much. They're one of the few developers this gen that make video games that I want to play that are not "cinematic experiences" and the kind of video games that gives the player full control over the game and let the players play however they want. I know for a fact that Platinum will deliver.

2) Assassin's Creed 3 (Ubisoft)

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Its been 3 years since the last real Assassin's Creed game came out. I skipped the last two games (Brotherhood and Revelations) because they were practically the same game since AC2 with no new improvements to the gameplay. AC3 introduces tons of new things to the game like navel ship battles and new and improved gameplay mechanics. AC3 will take place during the American Revolution. You will be traveling all throughout the Frontier, New York and Boston. You will be able to meet Benjamin Franklin-- who I assume will be creating all sorts of tools and weapons for you-- and George Washington.


3) Watch_Dogs (Ubisoft)


Watch_Dogs is a brand new IP from Ubisoft Montreal. What caught my attention is that you can hack all sorts of devices all throughout Chicago and use them as your weapon. You can use your hacking tools to mess up street lights and cell phones. This is definitely the biggest surprise from E3. Watch_Dogs will be coming to PS3, Xbox 360, PC and other unannounced consoles sometime within the next two years.

Extended Trailer for the CW's Arrow


Did you catch that quick villain teaser?

Paranoid Droid's E3 2012 Press Conference Mini Reviews

Microsoft

Aside from Halo 4 which is obviously the best thing Microsoft shown this year, they had nothing new to show. Microsoft relies heavily on multiplatform games than its own IP's. Once again they spent far too much time on turning the Xbox 360 into a cable box and on Kinect. I don't see a reason to own an Xbox 360 anytime soon. If this is what they're next console is going to be like next year with no new games that GAMERS would want to play then they'll be no reason for anyone to own a new console. Microsoft needs a reminder that E3 is a show for gamers.

Grade - F

Movie Trailer: Django Unchained

 
 

8Bit Song of the Day #17

Today's 8Bit Song of the Day is a throwback to the genre of games that influenced some of the best action adventure games of the last decade. I'm talking about Final Fight.


Final Fight was the game that made capcom say, "What if you could have an action game, with combos like Street Fighter? Originally Final Fight was meant to be a part of the Street Fighter cannon, but the connection wasn't put to use until Guy and some of the cast made an appearance in Street Fighter Alpha almost a decade later.

Though the genre of the Beat-Em-Ups is virtually dead today, their spirit lives on in series like Devil May Cry and Bayonetta where the bulk of the game is moving from room to room laying down the law with fierce execution and style. Devil May Cry 3 even had the secret ability to have a friend join in and play with you as Dante's doppelganger so you and a friend could could put the hurt on together, just like the old Final Fight days!

This article was written by 8BitSpit writer Logan Via. Should you desire to follow him on Twitter, he can be found at @Raurik.

Dredd One Sheet Plus 2 Images

JoBlo has the following one sheet and two images from the upcoming reboot Dredd starring Karl Urban, Lena Headley and Olivia Thirlby.  We'll find out on September 21st if the rated R Dredd reboot surpasses the Stallone/Schneider debacle.  Check out the one sheet and the two images below.

DC Comics Going Back to #0 in September

Batman Inc. #0 Promo Art
To celebrate the one year anniversary of The New 52, DC Entertainment will be renumbering all their comics to #0 for the month of September in order to give creators a chance to give you the origins of the character, or in some cases, "fill in the blanks" from the New 52 Universe.  Each #0 will be a stand alone issue.  Along with comics going #0 in September, DC will be debuting four new comics that will also debut with #0:

Teen Titans Returning to Cartoon Network's DC Nation


Starting in 2013, Teen Titans will be returning to Cartoon Network's DC Nation block and renamed Teen Titans Go!  The show will feature the original five (Robin, Cyborg, Beast Boy, Starfire, and Raven) and will once again be voiced by the original voice talents.

Teen Titans Go! features the return of Robin, Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy and Cyborg in all-new, comedic adventures.  Character-driven comedy is the order of the day as this new take on the super hero series focuses on the funny business that happens between saving the world and living together as teenagers without adult supervision.  They may be super heroes who save the world every day … but somebody still has to do the laundry! With the ability to turn into any animal or detach their robotic limbs, teenage pranks reach a whole new level.  And even super heroes have to take Driver’s Ed. to get a license – especially after wrecking the Batmobile on an unauthorized joy ride to impress a girl!

DC Nation is looking to get even stronger as the year progresses.  With Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice already part of the successful DC Nation, the addition of Beware The Batman and Teen Titans Go! is sure to just elevate fans of comics-based cartoons to a more "happy happy joy joy" level.

Source: Super Hero Hype!

This Week's Comics Release for 6/13/12

Batman #10
Here are this week's comics-related releases for 6/13/12 courtesy of PREVIEWSworld.  As always, check with your LCS for availability.