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It is no secret that some of the biggest gaming franchises have come from the Japanese game developer Capcom, and few have even come close to reaching the heights of Street Fighter. Street Fighter 2 (We’re going to pretend the awful first Street Fighter didn’t happen) was released in arcades in 1991 and changed the face of gaming as we know it. Street Fighter has gone on to grace almost every medium you can think of from collectible card games, board games, kids meal toys, action figures, and Halloween costumes, you name it and Street Fighter has had some version of it. There is one place that Street Fighter has been, shall we say less than successful: Live Action. (more…)

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Good idea: Creating a reality show web series about competing teams of video game designers.

Bad idea: Trying to create a false sense of drama by using sexism to pit contestants against each other.

As luck would have it, that wasn’t the only problem with the reality web series GAME_JAM, but it was the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back. But it seems that this project was doomed to failure, from the recruitment, contracting and implementation of the series, the whole thing collapsed before a single episode had finished shooting. Indeed a single day of shooting hadn’t yet been completed when the series was called off and everyone went home, and while it’s partly the fault of Mountain Dew, it’s really the fault of the producers for wanting to skewer the drama with some good old fashioned gender stereotyping. (more…)

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Admittedly, I hate it when people approach me to check out their online web series. I’m a total curmudgeon about it. Yes, there are tons of really good series out there, but the vast majority are almost always bad. It’s painful having to give up minutes of my life on the chance something might be good. All too often I’m pained with dodgy production value, poor effects and cringe worthy acting. On rare occasion, though, I’ll come across a web series that wins my attention. Sweethearts of the Galaxy is one of those select few. (more…)

There’s a new Batgirl: Spoiled web series featuring the character of Stephanie Brown (Who used to be Spoiler) as the new Batgirl. It’s based on Bryan Q. Miller’s pretty popular comic run. The plot synopsis:

After a close call leading to a falling out with Batman and Oracle, Batgirl goes out on her own to reexamine her place in Gotham and the world at large. Stephanie spends her days seeking advice from Gotham’s various heros, and her nights patrolling the streets in a seemingly endless battle against crime. All this while attending college, having a social life and finding time to sleep.

First off, this isn’t Shakespeare, Tarantino, or Spielberg so cool your jets when throwing out comments in the comments section. It’s a fan created series and they all can’t be gems. This one definitely has its issues, (Really, when the chief minor thug started monologuing about the oppressed masses and the privileged few, my eyes glazed over. I kept expecting him to start singing the Jefferson’s theme song.) but overall I’d still watch it because I don’t see any other Batgirl material getting done on television, animation, or the big screen.

The beginning wordplay between Batgirl and Oracle was promising and the fight choreography wasn’t bad, but the pace through out the episode seemed to stutter without a big build up to climax the episode.

Check out the episode and let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.


Batgirl: Spoiled is written by Sax Carr, Zack West, Ray and Beurer with Joey Rassool as Director of Photography and Editor. Original scoring by Regan Remy, Executive Produced by Sax Carr. For more information on the production including additional footage, photos and credits visit the official Twitter page.

If you’re a routine peruser of the interwebz than I’m sure you’re familiar with Felicia Day’s uber-popular web series, The Guild. It’s basically the web show that made web shows into a thing and its returning for what looks like another epic season on October 2nd!

Today saw the release of the first trailer heralding the return of the Knights of Good on Day’s YouTube channel, Geek & Sundry, the new, official home of The Guild. Give it a watch!

I don’t know how they’ll be able to top last season’s convention, but I get a feeling the highlight is going to be Codex adjusting to her job working for the game she loves. How will Zaboo and the rest of the Guild react to her new busy schedule? Who knows! But I’m stoked to see Sandeep Parikh, Robin Thorsen, Amy Okuda, Vincent Caso, Jeff Lewis, and Day back in action in October, are you?

Grab a plate of waffles, your jug of maple syrup, and plop yourself down in front of the computer and get ready to view some Batgirl Stephanie fan love. The new web series just released a new trailer that has this NerdBastard book marking the site for future episodes. The story line:

“After a close call leading to a falling out with Batman and Oracle, Batgirl goes out on her own to reexamine her place in Gotham and the world at large. Stephanie spends her days seeking advice from Gotham’s various heros, and her nights patrolling the streets in a seemingly endless battle against crime. All this while attending college, having a social life and finding time to sleep.”

Batgirl Spoiled is written by Sax Carr, Zack West, Ray and Beurer with Joey Rassool as Director of Photography and Editor. Original scoring by Regan Remy, Executive Produced by Sax Carr.

This NerdBastard finds the tone set in the trailer as dead on for a Batman style series. I can only hope that the series really cranks up the tone, maybe as high as eleven.

If you find yourself hungry for more information you can head over to the Batgirl” Spoiled Facebook page or the official Twitter page, to see stills from the series and additional tidbits.

Via ComicBookMovie.com

Everyone has a favorite character that for whatever reason isn’t as popular as you wish they would be. One of mine is Stephanie Brown. You might remember her from previous stints as Robin, Spoiler, and eventually Batgirl in the critically acclaimed though short running Bryan Q. Miller series. Sadly, she’s currently MIA in DC‘s New 52. To make things worse we were recently teased with the possibility Brown would return as Nightwing in the digital Smallville comic, but she was again replaced by the more iconic Barbara Gordon.

Sigh. Honestly, Stephanie Brown fans just can’t catch a break. But never fear! It’s the internet to the rescue! As is often the case, when fans can’t read, watch, or play their favorite characters through official releases they make their own comics, movies, or games. In this instance, a web series starring the fiesty blonde Batgirl, played by Marisha Ray, called Batgirl: Spoiled.

Their first full trailer has just been uploaded, check it out,

What do you think? The fighting looks good, not amazing, but definitely good and believable. I love that Batgirl’s got a smile on her face when she’s kickin’ ass. That’s key to Stephanie’s Batgirl, she always had fun in the cowl. That tease of characters expected to make appearances reads like a who’s who’s of those who didn’t make the cut for the New 52. Gordon as Oracle. Renee Montoya as The Question. Harley Quinn actually looking like Harley Quinn. Plus, add in The Riddler as your main villain and we’re looking at interesting alternative to DC’s current universe.

Its finally here! At long last, we now present the full trailer of “Batgirl: Spoiled”. I’m sure it’s left you with a lot of unanswered questions: Who will jump in at the last second to rescue Steph? How are all these characters involved? Where’s Batman? Who’s the handsome man playing the Riddler? Well all will be answered in the series for sure. For more info now, check out www.BatgirlSpoiled.com and follow our Facebook group for the latest in set leaks, behind-the-scenes photos, and inside track information.

For more info visit their Facebook, Youtube and Twitter.

I’m in, are you?

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For many Harry Potter fans the Epilogue didn’t provide much in a way of closure. Though if you think about it, the most exciting days of Harry’s life were behind him, what with The Dark Lord defeated, balance restored to the wizarding realm and all that.

So what does Harry Potter and the Ten Years Later explore? The magical world of Harry’s late 20s. Stuck in a dead end job with a wife who’s got babies on the brain. His best friends have split up and Hermione is looking at Harry in a whole new light. And as if those aren’t enough problems there may or may not be some actual evil on the rise.

Created by Furious Molecules the first episode is now online. Watch it and let us know what you think!

Source: io9

Before Tim Daly lost his mind and committed to documenting that descent for a series of short docudramaedys called The Daly Show, and before he was a Doctor on Private Practice, he played the owner of Sandpiper Airlines as Joe Hackett, the more sensible one of the two Hackett brothers. The show, Wings, ran on NBC from 1990 to 1997 and co-starred Steven Weber, who my mother loved in The Shining*. Now, the two have re-united for the Wings reunion show we all forgot we wanted… well, sort of. Check out the latest episode of The Daly Show, the first part of the two part season finale, and then drop down and read our exclusive interview with Tim Daly, Steven Weber, and Sam Daly. Also, be sure to check back next week for the second part of both the finale and our interview.

Were you worried that you would break either of your older, more fragile co-stars when breaking up the fight, or the Hack-Smack, due to your dancers physicality?

Sam Daly: I was definitely worried! They both look young, but their fragile bodies pale in comparison to the muscular dancing temple that my head rests on. Lucky for them, I used caution when filming…

Are you less douche than you were at the beginning of the season? 

Sam Daly: Undoubtedly, a little less douche.

Tim, who wins in a real fight between you and Steven Webber? 

Tim Daly: Me…Weber is stronger and a better fighter but I am way meaner.

Is Sam less douche than he was at the beginning of the season?

Tim Daly: Sam is a little more douche…which makes him a little less douche…if you know what I mean.

The micro knife, does it kill because it punctures or because of tetanus?

Steven Weber: The micro knife doesn’t kill. It heals. And also, it’s great for flaying yeast.

Admit it, if you wrote a Wings reunion, you’d find some way to get you and Fay into bed.

Steven Weber: No. But interestingly enough, there were plans for a season 9 episode which would have featured Fay erotically milking what she thought was a cow on Antonio’s organic farm but was really Roy’s decomposed corpse after having been discovered by Helen when she was planting quinoa pods.

If a Wings reunion was actually suggested, would you consider it or run screaming into the first spinning blade?

Steven Weber: Every year, it’s been Tim who has killed all attempts by all four networks (and BET) to reunite the cast. We feel we owe it to the fans (and to our creditors) to bring the show back. We hope Tim gets very sick.

You can follow the boy genius behind The Daly Show, Ben Shelton on Twitter here and you can follow The Daly Show on their new tweet tweet account, @DalyDouche, so suck it Jon Stewart.