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An epic rematch more than 45 years in the making, actor and original Captain Kirk William Shatner comes face-to-face again with The Gorn as they play the new Star Trek video game in this viral video from Namco Bandai.

In the spot, The Gorn (taking a break from haunting Sheldon’s dreams) takes on against Shatner as they play the game. One misunderstanding leads to a fight and… Well, you can see the results for yourself. The video pays tribute to the classic original series episode “Arena,” which featured the first appearance of The Gorn and his often discussed and parodied showdown with Captain Kirk. The Gorn reappears in the new Trek video game as an enemy. In the game, they attack the new Vulcan colony and Kirk and Spock have to stop them.

“What better way to spotlight the adventure and fun everyone can have actually playing as Capt. Kirk in the new game, than to team up the legendary former captain himself to play one of his old foes,” said LeeAnne Stables, President of Consumer Products at Paramount Pictures, in a press release. “Mr. Shatner is such a great sport and that Gorn had absolutely no chance of coming out on top this time.”

“It never ceases to amaze me how many people still ask me about that scene,” added Shatner.  “It’s 46 years later, and he hasn’t aged as well as I have.”

The Star Trek video is available for pre-order now and will released on April 23, 2013 on X-Box 360, Playstation 3 and PC. The promotional video is below along with the original Kirk/Gorn face-off from 1967.

Bandai Entertainment Goes Belly Up

After being a dominate force in the repackaging of Japanese cartoons for North American audiences since the early 90’s, Bandai Entertainment will stop offering new DVD, Blu-ray Disc, and manga releases next month. They will continue distributing their existing catalog, but new releases such as Turn A Gundam will not happen.

As a result of this change in strategy for the North American Market, Bandai Entertainment’s organization will be restructured at the end of January 2012. The following previously announced anime titles have been cancelled: TURN-A GUNDAM, NICHIJOU and GOSICK. Similarly, the following manga titles have been cancelled: KANNAGI 4-6, CODE GEASS: RENYA, GURREN LAGANN VOL. 7, GUNDAM 00I, LUCKY STAR BOO BOO KAGABOO, NICHIJOU MANGA, CODE GEASS R2 NOVELS, and TALES OF THE ABYSS: JADE 1 and 2.

Additionally, Bandai Entertainment’s facebook and twitter will be shut down.

The company will be restructured to focus on licensing anime, particularly in digital distribution, broadcast, and merchandising. The majority of the companies contractors and three of its five fulltime staff members will be laid off.

This leaves Viz and Funimation as the two remaining companies to fight over the scrapes that remain in the North American anime market.

*yawn* Ok, my heart goes out to those that just lost their jobs, that does really suck… but is this that surprising? Feel free to ride my out of Nerdtown with torches and pitch forks but is anime still that relevant? Sure when it hit big in the 90’s I enjoyed a lot of it, but that was two decades ago and since then the market has been flooded with anything and everything they could redub into English and slap a price tag on. 35 iterations of Gundam later, you’re going to see sales plummet as the audience gets bored.

 

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Dragon Ball Raging Blast made an impact to the Dragon Ball Universe by introducing Super Saiyan 3 Broli and Super Saiyan 3 Vegeta, but failed by not giving them both a proper story. The Dragon Ball video games tend to have some What-If stories that tickles and satisfies my Dragon Balls as I dream for a new episode or movie to happen. Well, Raging Blast 2 is looking to make an impact as well but this time, with a 30 minute anime episode.

Raging Blast 2 will have a remake of the “OAV that wasn’t really a OAV” Plans to Eradicate the Saiyans. That’s right, Dr. Raichi and Hacchi Hyack will be in HD with the newly titled Plans to Eradicate the Super Saiyans. The episode will be viewable as soon as you put the disk in and there will be a video game story mode revolving around the episode. Oh yay, more reasons to fight Freeza since he’ll be in his “Ghost” form.

Now, I wasn’t a huge fan of Raging Blast due to it being based on the Budokai Tenkaichi mechanics but this may be enough of a reason for me to get RB2 since I’m all for a new anime episode. If the animation will be anything like the Jump Super Anime Tour special from 2008, then I’ll indeed be nerdgasaming over this game.

Source: Kanzentai

Street Fighter X Tekken Rap

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The game that was announced at Comic-Con, Street Fighter X (Cross) Tekken, has been making a lot of buzz. Just the fact that fans now have the glorious chance to have Zangief wrestle/fight a bear is already Game of the Year material. Recently, a rap was made about the game which features Vega and Balrog talking/rapping about the possibility the game has and what they think about it.

The rap is done really well and fans of both franchise will find something to chuckle at while listening to the rap. If anything, this rap has help me think of few more possibilities, such as Alex/Roger going against Balrog…you know you would pay money to see that in real life.

Source: Dorkly

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Marvel vs. Capcom 3 isn’t the only cross over that’s coming out in the near future as it seems that both Capcom and Namco Bandai have a nice present for fans of fighters. They have just announced at Comic-Con today that we will be getting both Street Fighter X (cross) Tekken (developed by the Street Fighter team) and Tekken X (cross) Street Fighter (developed by the Tekken team).

I don’t know about you guys but….OH, OH HELL YEAH! I am a fan of both franchises and this is one cross over I can approve of (even though I suck at both games). It’s also neat to see how we are getting two games, made by two different teams, to satisfy both fans. Of course, that means some folks will be paying $120 to get both, which is probably the plan by the two greedy companies.

What do you guys think? Does the news excite any of ya’ll or does it do nothing? Also, check after the jump to seem some videos and some pictures from Capcom’s Street Fighter X Tekken and see if it does anything for ya.

Source: Destructoid 1, Destructoid 2

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7 Memorable Boobs From The PS1 Era

playstation-logoSeptember of 1995 was when we in the US got Sony’s first entrant to the video game console world. The Playstation brought us many great games and memories that still last to this day. It also brought us that 3D can work in games if done right. It also brought us polygons, and the polygons that are going to be talked about are polygon boobs. After 15 years, this list will have some of the memorable boobs from the great PS1 era along with the game those boobs are from. Now, lets take a step towards memory lane… (more…)