Gaming

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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…)

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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…)

God of war

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…)

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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…)

Kingdom Hearts

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…)

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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 Arkham Asylum

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…)