Gaming

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When I think of what might make a fun game (which I do way more often than would be socially acceptable), stepping into the sweaty boots of Batman and beating the absolute shit out of everything in sight is often at the top of the list. It’s a shame then that, with the sole exception of Konami‘s sublime Batman Returns brawler on the SNES, game developers failed miserably to recreate that experience for gamers for decades. It wasn’t until 2009 that ole bats gained his most valuable gaming ally, Rocksteady Studios. Their Batman debut, Arkham Asylum, was everything Batman fans could have asked for and more, but it was far from perfect, especially in that idiotic final encounter with Joker. Luckily, the rogues over at Smosh Games and Honest Trailers were brave enough to take on the game’s eccentricities with a hilarious, brutally honest trailer of its very own. (more…)

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I can’t lie to you. I haven’t played a ‘Resident Evil’ game in years. I rocked out on the first two, and it got so bad that I found myself calling out sick from work just to keep playing and playing and playing those games. Maybe that’s why I left the damn things alone. That, and because I had recurring dreams of zombies trying to kill me. That’s not healthy. But what is healthy is making money. So, to that end, Capcom has decided to grace us with ‘Resident Evil: Revelations 2′ when I had no idea Revelations 1 even existed. Because I like sleeping well at night and having gainful employment. That means you guys get to have it all to yourselves. Hit the jump for the trailer. (more…)

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It’s one hell of a time to be a nerd. I’ve never played ‘Legend Of Zelda,‘ but even I know that the show was more about Link than it was Princess Zelda. You just pick that stuff up along the way. I was more of a ‘Space Harrier’ fan, even though the longevity comparison between both games is woefully huge. In fact, let’s take a vote! If you were to make a TV show or movie about a video game, which would it be? Keep in mind that those efforts often fail at the box office. You gotta be very careful about that. In the case of television, you gotta aim for those coveted ratings instead. That is, unless you’re doing ‘Legend Of Zelda.’ (more…)

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Anyone that’s seen enough video game movies knows that this particular genre is fraught with difficulties. Mostly they consist of bad scripts, lousy actors and directors with their heads up their asses. One of the better franchises is the Resident Evil series. They were nothing to write home about, of course, but at least they didn’t suck so bad that you wanted your money back. Unfortunately, even the little bit of goodness that showed up in the first of these films faded quickly as they got progressively worse. Now it looks like the powers-that-be are finally ready to pull the plug on the franchise and they’re going out with one final installment of Resident Evil. Read on for what details we’ve managed to find. (more…)

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The official Mortal Kombat X Gameplay trailer has hit the interwebz.  The trailer reveals that Kung Lao, Kitana, as well as a few new faces wil be playable characters. Fans will also be delighted to discover that Goro is playable as well, although you have to pre-order the game to be able to play as him. But enough about the characters – you wanna see some gameplay footage and feast your eyes on that ultraviolence you love so much, right? Well, hide your kids and hide your wives, because this trailer is super violent and gory.  Even by Mortal Kombat standards. (more…)

austinman

A local Austin, Texas artist that goes by the handle “EZ” has been creating and leaving life-sized and treat filled Hyrulean treasure boxes in and around the Austin area. Part performance art, part treasure hunt, and part artistic hobby, he enjoys making Legend of Zelda art and stashing it in hand-made treasure chests for other fans to find. (more…)

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Is there ever going to be a good movie adaptation based on a great video game? Well, with the next couple of years looking set to provide us with a bountiful mix of ‘video-game-come-movie-adaptations’ – with releases such as: Ratchet and Clank, Hitman: Agent 47, Angry Birds, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter and Splinter Cell – the odds are stacked in our favor that a good movie will come from one of these titles, so yeah! You still not convinced? Well, there is one game that has been laying low amongst the deluge of titles scheduled for release within the next two years, a game that came bursting onto the scene in 2014 at San Diego Comic-Con. This one seems certain to lift the video game curse. The game we are referring to; is, Blizzard Entertainment’s massive multi-platform game World of Warcraft, and this looks to have the biggest potential to live up to expectations of the fans.  (more…)

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At the beginning of the year, it’s only natural to start re-evaluating where you are and where you’re going, and to start making plans to change course and get to that new place. We call them New Year’s Resolutions, and a great many of us make them every January 1. Should we expect movie studios to be so different? In the game of “Musical Chairs” that is the major studio release schedule, we’ve got some old favorites making some new moves. 20th Century Fox has announced several big moves for major releases over the next couple of years, included among them are a couple of comic book franchises, a video game movie, and a continuation of a major science fiction series. (more…)

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I’ve been told repeatedly by a female friend of mine that if I looked up the word “Dreamy” in the dictionary I would find a picture of Chris Evans. I guess we’d better add “Hunky” to that list now, because that was the first word out of her mouth when I asked her to describe this video. Evans is dropping bad guys left and right all while flexing those impressive muscles and flashing that winning smile. (more…)

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Playstation Network‘s adaptation of Brian Michael BendisPowers, the second go around at it, has some new cast photos making the Internet rounds. The first attempt didn’t make it past the Pilot stage for the FX Network, but the powers that be liked the concept material enough to give them another go at it, albeit with a different cast and moving it to the Playstation Network. Let’s take a look at the cast in costume. (more…)