‘Amazing Spidey’ Producer Wants to Ruin Another Hero in Red and Blue

- 12-12-14Film, Videogames Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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If you don’t know the name Avi Arad, I’m sure then that you know the name Spider-Man. Well, Arad is the man that’s been producer of every live-action Spider-Man movie made from the good to excellent films by Sam Raimi through to the subpar Spider-Man 3 and on through the flaccid one-two punch of The Amazing Spider-Man 1 and 2. So let’s split hairs and say that Arad’s batting average at franchise management is .500, and then ask this question: Is Avi Arad the kind of man you want involved in making a new Super Mario Bros. movie? If you answered no, then good news, it seems that Arad has convinced the fine folks at Nintendo into letting him have the movie rights to the game. (more…)

‘The Last of Us’ Honest Trailer Treatment Will Push All Your Emotional Buttons

- 12-10-14Funny Videos, Videogames Posted by Mark Poynter

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Just when you thought all your tears had dried up from the last time you played The Last of Us, Screen Junkies and Smosh Games bring us The Last of Us Honest Trailer. Grab a box of tissues and get those tear ducts primed up because their bringing the feels. ALL THOSE FEELS!! (more…)

‘God Of War’ Is Coming… Eventually, Just Don’t Hold Your Breath…

- 12-08-14Videogames Posted by Derek Robertson

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There were many who left the PlayStation Experience’s Keynote on Saturday feeling slightly underwhelmed due to lack of any announcement (or any footage for that matter), of the PlayStation mainstay, God of War. The action/adventure video game series, loosely based on Greek mythology – which debuted in 2005  – has became a flagship title for the PlayStation brand, comprising seven games across multiple platforms (a trilogy and prequel – God of War I, II, III, and Ascention) and were developed by Sony‘s Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. However, we have yet to see a release of the monolithic and “beastly” franchise on the Playstation 4. (more…)

Street Fighter V: Leaked Teaser Indicates PS4 And PC Exclusive

- 12-05-14Videogames Posted by Derek Robertson

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Well folks, it appears Capcom have suffered a double whammy of school boy errors today, what – with the leak of their Street Fighter V trailer, and the major blow (or a baku hadoken in this case) that the game is going to be an exclusive to the PS4 and PCNeoGAF user Unlucky Kate reported that a YouTube clip – since been taken down by Capcom – revealed the new title and the exclusivity rights. However, it’s still unclear if the trailer appeared on Capcom‘s website or whether it was, in fact, a straight out leak. (more…)

Marvel And Star Wars A Possibility for ‘Kingdom Hearts III’

- 12-03-14Comics, Film, Videogames Posted by Derek Robertson

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Tai Yasue, co-director and game designer of Kingdom Hearts III, revealed in an interview with Kotaku that the Marvel and Star Wars properties (characters and worlds) are being considered to be included in the long-awaited video game sequel. The first game in the series was released back in 2002, and many thought it sounded like a conceptually bad idea mixing together unrelated properties such as Disney and Final Fantasy properties. However, it turned out to be a huge success, warranting a sequel in 2005 and also several spin-offs and remakes. It wasn’t until E3 2013 that the third game was confirmed to be in development, and test footage was shown at E3 2014. (more…)

LEGO, Dragons and Heroes Lead the 42nd Annual Annie Award Nominations

- 12-01-14Film, TV, Videogames Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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It’s December 1st, and that can mean only one thing: time to hand out awards! As we get closer to the end of the year, the more substantial the awards being handed out and announced are, but for animators, and those that produce animated works, the biggest prize of their art form is The Annie. The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood’s Annie Awards will be handed out for the 42nd year on January 31, 2015 at UCLA’s Royce Hall, and whether you’re interested in either film or TV production, this year has produced a very competitive race for the best in animation. So who all is up for Annies’ glory, and who is likely to start the year 2015 listening to “We are the Champions” on repeat? Read on. (more…)

Batman Takes On An Entire Army In Stunning New Trailer For ‘Arkham Knight”

- 11-25-14Comics, Videogames Posted by Derek Robertson

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The new trailer for the latest installment of the critically acclaimed Arkham Asylum franchise Batman: Arkham Knight looks like it’s gonna be one hell of a crazy ride. The trailer uses game footage to give us an idea of what the actual game-play will be like, and it sure looks like it isn’t going to disappoint in both: the action and the visual department. (more…)

Take a Look at Telltale’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Trailer and 13 Character Pics

- 11-20-14Books, TV, Videogames Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Fans of Game of Thrones likely already know that famed adventure game company Telltale is just about ready to release the first chapter in their GoT story via the medium of video games. They’ve already let us know a bit about what to expect from the game as well as how they plan on improving the mechanics in relation to previous games. But now we’re getting the first real look at Game of Thrones: Iron From Ice with the first trailer and 13 character pics showing off the important folks from or allied with House Forrester. Scroll on for a big, juicy helping of Telltale awesome. (more…)

G4 TV is Officially Going Away at the End of the Month

- 11-18-14Nerd Culture, TV, Videogames Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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After months of uncertainty and years of neglect, it seems that the bell has tolled for the former nerd-destination channel G4 TV. The channel that gave us such giants in nerd-based programming like Attack the Show! and American Ninja Warrior, as well as jump starting the careers nerd celebrities like Olivia Munn and Chris Hardwick, has been in a death spiral for sometime as channel owner Comcast tried to do nothing to reverse the fortunes of G4 and ran out of ideas. So in lieu of actually trying to save it, they’ve decided to let it die mercifully, but even on its deathbed, G4 and its handlers are still a magnet for controversy. (more…)

Zero Dark Thirty Scriber Hired To Pen ‘Uncharted’ Movie

- 11-13-14Film, Videogames Posted by Derek Robertson

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By the looks of things Sony Pictures want to make a movie adaptation of the hit video game Uncharted with some scope and proper character development. They have hired Mark Boal, who has written scripts for The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, with the latter bagging him an Oscar. Previously Sony had the writer of the National Treasure movies, so it’s a step in the right direction and who knows, maybe this might actually be good, if they can find a leading protagonist who is willing to sign on the dotted line  (Chris Pratt was offered the role but he turned it down). (more…)