Happy San Diego Comic-Con! As the festivities begin, we’ve rounded up some of the hottest spots and coolest features to check out as you enjoy the event. Enjoy and find your favorite things! Or make sure not to miss something you’d die for. But overall, have a great time during this awesome experience.
On June 5th, several important and beloved series and films are being released on Blu-Ray and DVD along with a few new things. The Complete Avatar: The Last Airbender along with the 4K release of Game of Thrones highlight this week’s releases
South Park has always pushed the limits on television so it isn’t surprising that the franchise would also push the limits when it came to their video games. The follow-up to incredible humorous and fun to play South Park: The Stick Of Truth is looking to push the boundaries of Virtual Reality to a brand new, never smelt before level with the introduction of the Nosulus Rift. That’s right, when you play South Park: Fractured But Whole with the Nosulus Rift, you won’t just play the game, you’ll smell the game. (more…)
South Park: Fractured But Whole, the follow-up to South Park: The Stick of Truth, has a new trailer and game play video that premiered at E3 and it looks like everything one might want in a South Park game along with some fantastic face slaps to both the Marvel and DC Cinematic Universes. There’s trouble in South Park and only the Coon and Friends can make things right. That is if the Coon and Friends can keep from killing each other while creating their Cinematic Universe of films. (more…)
With a year long delay under its belt, it looks like the eagerly anticipated RPG based on Trey Parker and Matt Stone‘s South Park will finally see the light of day. In a quiet and unassuming press release it was announced that the South Park Digital Studios‘ and Obsidian Entertainment developed game is (finally) done and ready to be shipped to retailers (for real this time). (more…)
This time on The BastardCast, Jason and Jeremy discuss the world of the psychic and supernatural while also investigating the world of ghost dating. Also, the pain and gain of bad boys trying to throw an air conditioner at Michael Bay, crack addled mice, the mustache hall of fame, bacon and your bits, and President Terminator and Vice President Dennis Rodman. (more…)
Stop putting it out there, stop reading it, stop writing it, and stop eating it up with a shovel.
There’s an episode of South Park (naturally) that strikes the nail with great ferocity and accuracy and charm. Britney Spears has shot her face off, but yet she is still thrown out to the lions and the hordes. They rip her to shreds, but the triumph is brief. The cult must have more self-proclaimed virgin blood, and so they move on to Miley Cyrus.
This was five years ago and it has proven prophecy as Cyrus’ every move is now monitored, her every action debated and labeled as bold or bizarre. She’s a slut, she’s a feminist, she’s crazy, she’s smart. We can’t make up our minds, but she is, undoubtedly, #1 in our hearts and #1 in our cross-hairs. (more…)
[Editor’s Note: Another of our embedded reporters, Shawn Schillberg, was at yesterday’s South Park panel where creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone discussed the making of the upcoming game, South Park: The Stick of Truth, as well as the next season of their hit Comedy Central show. Questions were asked, answers were given, but whatever you do DON’T ASK WHEN THE GAME’S RELEASING!]
Every word spoken by Trey Parker and Matt Stone at the South Park panel had to be taken with a grain of salt. They promised they were beginning work on a sequel to the South Park movie very soon. They also swore that their next project is an adaptation of Dan Brown’s Inferno novel and there’s a Baseketball sequel in the works.
After showing the trailer for the game, moderator Greg Miller, of IGN, welcomed Parker and Stone to the stage and got right into fan Q & A (with the warning that no one would be allowed to ask questions about the video game, particularly its release date).
Parker and Stone revealed very little about the new RPG. They confirmed that Chef makes an appearance and the biggest difficulty in making it was getting the 3D/2D balance right. They looked to games like Paper Mario for inspiration and finally got the game to a point where it looks like you are watching an episode of the show.
Most of the fan questions were related to the TV series and the duo’s writing process.
Parker explained that for the first time since South Park‘s debuted, he conducted a writers retreat. This resulted in having four episodes written before the new season began production, something that has never happened before. Saturday Night Live alum Bill Hader will also be writing full time for the new season.
When asked which parody on South Park garnered the best reaction by the targeted celebrity, Parker relayed that Jennifer Lopez began firing people on the set of her current movie when they were caught imitating Cartman imitating Lopez.
Asked why it seemed that Stan’s father Randy seemed to be taking over South Park episodes, both Parker and Stone confessed that as they grew older they both identified with Randy more and more. Parker revealed the character started out as an impression of his own father, but that he now just uses his everyday voice.
When the panel concluded, both Parker and Stone signed autographs until the room was prepared for the next event.
If you haven’t yet, here’s the latest trailer for The Stick of Truth,
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Trey Parker and Matt Stone--the twisted geniuses who gave the world brilliantly off-center films like Cannibal: The Musical and Orgazmo, and the Tony-winning musical The Book of Mormon (oh, and this paper cut-out cartoon side project some people like, so we’ve heard) have announced the formation of their own independent production company: Important Studios.
Parker and Stone had this to say to The New York Times when asked what inspired them to start their own studio:
“Having worked with several different studios over the years, we came to realize that our favorite people in the world are ourselves.”
According to the Times, the first item on Important Studios’ agenda is likely to be the cinematic adaptation of the duo’s insanely popular Broadway musical: The Book of Mormon. Future projects in film, television, and theatre are also planned–though no further details have as yet been released.
Stone elaborated further on the nature of this new company by comparing it (sorta) to multimedia behemoth DreamWorks:
“In some ways it’s a stupid comparison, because they are gargantuan. We want to be a smaller, more humble version of that. If DreamWorks is Walmart, we are over here knitting sweaters.”
Fans of Parker and Stone’s work have smelled a movie ever since TBoM first opened, and we’re certain the news that the musical’s creators will have a free reign in making said film (should the rumors prove accurate) is most reassuring to them.
Man, this con is giant! You’d think after already posting picture from the last three days we’d be running out of things to share. Not so! In addition to our galleries of images from Preview Night, Thursday, and Friday comes San Diego Comic-Con in Pictures SATURDAY EDITION!
These pics are from our valiant, embedded reporter, Steven Sautter. Seriously, give him a hand for braving the insanity that is Comic-Con. And tell me guys, doesn’t this little girl dressed as a Weeping Angel from Doctor Who just win Comic-Con?