Final Fantasy XV Demo To Be Included With Final Fantasy Type-0 This March

Posted by Bob Muir on Sep 18, 2014 in Videogames

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Many have had Final Fantasy XV on their wishlists for years, from back when it was called Final Fantasy Versus XIII. Even with the stunning trailer from E3 2013, we still don’t have a ton of information on how it plays, but that will change within a year. Whenever Square Enix decides to release Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, the console port of the PSP game that also spun off from Final Fantasy XIII, is the time we’ll get access to a FFXV demo. Square Enix has stated every copy of Type-0 will come with a code to download Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae, a playable demo of the game’s opening scenes. Read more…

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James D’Arcy Will Play The Original Jarvis On Agent Carter

Posted by Bob Muir on Sep 17, 2014 in Comic Books, Television

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It’s pretty cool that Marvel will be airing Agent Carter in-between the two halves of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season two. Many have wondered if Dominic Cooper would return to play Howard Stark (Iron Man’s father), since he played the role in Captain America: The First Avenger and subsequently cameoed in the Marvel One Shot Agent Carter that inspired this series. While the jury is still out on that, considering he’s a movie star, but it seems that he will have a butler: Edwin Jarvis, to be played by James D’Arcy. In the original comics, Jarvis was Tony Stark’s butler, but since the Iron Man in the movies has the AI J.A.R.V.I.S. as a butler, it’s clear that this is the original Jarvis who now works for Howard. Still though, it would be strange to have Howard Stark’s butler in the show, but not have Howard Stark appear… Read more…

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Pilot For DC’s ‘Lucifer’ Under Development At Fox

Posted by Bob Muir on Sep 17, 2014 in Comic Books, Television

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It seems that Gotham won’t be the only DC comic adaptation on Fox. Californication creator/executive producer Tom Kapinos is working with Warner Bros. TV to adapt Lucifer for Fox, which has given it a put pilot commitment. Though from DC Comics, the character Lucifer mainly appeared in its older Vertigo imprint, first appearing in The Sandman as a supporting character. Later, in the 00s, DC put out Lucifer, the character’s own series in which he opens a piano bar in LA after becoming bored of ruling Hell, which is likely what this series will be based on. Read more…

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Mega Man 7 Completes Mega Man Rereleases On Wii U VC

Posted by Bob Muir on Sep 16, 2014 in Videogames

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Capcom has finally rereleased Mega Man 7 on the Wii U Virtual Console. The first six games were originally released for NES, but Mega Man 7 was released for SNES. With the change in platform came a new graphical style to keep up with Mega Man X, which resulted in split opinions on the game’s quality. Regardless, it’s pretty cool that retro fans can now play Mega Man 1-7 all on one system, as well as Mega Man 9 and 10 from the WiiWare backwards compatibility. Granted, the system won’t be getting Mega Man 8, since it was only released on PS1, but barring that, you’ve got access to all Mega Man games released on old Nintendo consoles. Add that to the Game Boy Mega Man games on 3DS Virtual Console, and you’ve got a fun weekend! Read more…

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Microsoft Buys Minecraft And Mojang For $2.5 Billion

Posted by Bob Muir on Sep 16, 2014 in Videogames

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We all knew Minecraft was big, but I don’t think anyone saw this happening. Microsoft has announced that they have purchased Mojang, makers of Minecraft, for a whopping $2.5 billion. Creator Markus “Notch” Persson will be stepping away from his company and not join Microsoft, feeling that running such a big game/company isn’t as appealing to him as smaller projects that don’t create as much pressure. It remains to be seen what this means for versions of Minecraft on non-Microsoft platforms, such as Sony’s PS3, PS4, and Vita, the latter of which is launching soon. While it’s possible that sales or support could be halted, I’d wager Microsoft will continue allowing Minecraft on other platforms, since the work is already done or mostly done and it’s surely a worthwhile revenue stream. But until Microsoft comments, anything could happen with the property. Read more…

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Rumor: Obi-Wan Movie In The Works?

Posted by Ben Huber on Sep 15, 2014 in Star Wars

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Throw another log onto the “stand-alone Star Wars film” fire: rumors are now circulating about the possibility of an Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off film. Apparently, this is now under consideration after seeing recent popularity polls put Obi-Wan higher than Disney had anticipated. Combined with the fact that Ewan McGregor loved playing Obi-Wan (he was probably the best actor in the prequel trilogy, with the lines he was given) and wants to play him again, it seems like this film would have a much easier time getting off the ground than a Han Solo or Boba Fett movie. Plus, if we gave McGregor a better script, I think we’d have some pretty good right there. Time will tell. Read more…

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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off — In LEGO!

Posted by Ben Huber on Sep 15, 2014 in Fandom, Hobbies and Collections

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I bet you weren’t expecting this mashup any time soon: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off car crash scene, remade in LEGO! This was done as part of Swebrick’s annual “AFOL vs AFOL” contest (AFOL stands for Adult Fan Of Lego). The theme this time around was to build a scene from an 80s film or TV series — only the catch is that it has to feature a car in it. Lots of excellent models were made (and you can see all of them here), but the one that came out on top was Etzel87′s Ferris Bueller model, featuring: “You killed the car.” Check out the entire contest here and more images below. Read more…

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Sesame Street Does Star Wars

Posted by Ben Huber on Sep 14, 2014 in Star Wars

 

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Yes, after all these years, Sesame Street is doing a Star Wars parody. Perhaps not the most timely, but maybe with Episode VII on the horizon it actually works out. This parody teaches kids all about self control, but most of the jokes are aimed directly at parents. Yes, Chewbacca is a cookie named Chewy. Obviously! The dessert puns come fast and furious, my favorite being Only One Canoli. Plus, there’s a much happier end for the father-son pair of Vader and Luke, given that this is a slightly more kid-friendly setting. Check out the full video below. Read more…

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Smash Bros. 3DS Demo Out Sept. 19th, Platinum Club Nintendo Members Get It Now

Posted by Ben Huber on Sep 14, 2014 in Videogames

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Nintendo has just released Super Smash Bros. for 3DS in Japan, but the US doesn’t get it until October 3rd. To stave off the wait until then, they’ve promised the demo will arrive September 19th, next week. Select Club Nintendo members who have Platinum status, however, are receiving codes for the demo right now, letting them test it out a week early. The demo features one stage (Battlefield) and five characters to play as: Mario, Link, Pikachu, Villager, and Mega Man. The Platinum members will also get extra codes to share with friends, so if you’re not a dedicated Club Nintendo member yourself, perhaps a generous friend can lend you a code. Otherwise, it’s just a short wait until the demo on the 19th, and the full game on October 3rd. Read more…

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“When Those First Dailies Come In, Don’t Freak Out”

Posted by Ben Huber on Sep 13, 2014 in Star Wars

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Here’s a tip for you: movies don’t start out with music in them. Shocking, I know! Auralnauts decided to remove the music from Star Wars’ classic throne room scene, in which Luke, Han, and Chewie receive medals for their bravery… in total silence. It gets a little awkward, to say the least. This was seen via Rian Johnson’s Twitter feed, in which Craig Mazin linked this with the warning: “When those first dailies come in, don’t freak out.” This is of course referencing Johnson’s upcoming stint as director of Episode VIII and the dailies in which directors pour over the initial shots made for the film. They might be a bit like this, embedded below. Read more…

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