First Images Of Live-Action Lupin III Movie

Posted by Bob Muir on Apr 10, 2014 in Anime, Cinema

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You just can’t keep Lupin the Third down. Originating in 1967 as a manga about a gentleman thief, there have been three anime series, countless movies and specials, and one cheesy live-action film. There’s a new Lupin III live-action film on the way to Japanese theaters on August 31 (around the release of The Tomb of Daisuke Jigen, a new anime film in the franchise), and it’s looking better than the last one. Images of the actors have been released, and they look pretty close to their cartoon counterparts. Jigen in particular Since FUNimation often licenses Lupin III movies, maybe they’ll pick this one up at some point? Read more…

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Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U Release Date And More Revealed

Posted by Bob Muir on Apr 9, 2014 in Videogames

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Nintendo just held a Nintendo Direct on the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game for 3DS and Wii U, and boy, did they really spill the beans. Director Masahiro Sakurai light-heartedly hosted a 40 minute presentation that led off with the long-anticipated release date for the two games. While exact dates were not given, we finally know that the 3DS version would release in Summer 2014, while the Wii U version won’t be out until Winter 2014. Still, that’s earlier than I expected it to be finished, so that’s a good sign. Read more…

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Universal Plans Battlestar Galactica Reboot Movie

Posted by Bob Muir on Apr 9, 2014 in Battlestar Galactica, Cinema, Television

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Most stories don’t need a modern reboot, at least not in the manner that Hollywood has been constantly remaking any semi-notable IP the last several years. But I’m partway through the fourth season of SyFy’s 2003-2009 reboot of Battlestar Galactica, and I’m thoroughly impressed with what they made. I don’t feel the need to go watch the original 1978 series, but I’m very happy with what they made for modern audiences. Of course, that story ended, and a few spin-offs not withstanding, its story has come to a close. Guess it’s time to reboot it again! Read more…

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Xbox One Now Lets You Share Game Videos On YouTube

Posted by Bob Muir on Apr 8, 2014 in Videogames

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Both the PS4 and Xbox One promised many ways to stream and share footage of gamers playing games, but not all of that functionality was there at launch. While it was easy to record footage on both consoles — Xbox One’s version is called Game DVR — it wasn’t always as easy to share it with everyone you wanted to. As the largest video site on the internet, YouTube was where most people wanted to upload their videos. With the latest update to the Xbox One’s YouTube app, you can finally share your game videos on YouTube instead of just within the Xbox One’s video app. Other improvements include allowing YouTube videos to run in Snap mode, the ability to earn achievements, and the addition of YouTube channels to the OneGuide. But really, the most important thing is the ability to easily share game footage. That’s crucial in the modern gaming landscape. Read more…

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Wil Wheaton Crowdfunds A Third Season Of ‘Tabletop’

Posted by Bob Muir on Apr 8, 2014 in Hobbies and Collections

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Wil Wheaton has sure gone places, moving away from Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Wesley Crusher to become a geek icon. He co-created Tabletop, a web series about board games, with fellow geek icon Felicia Day. Each episode features Wheaton playing a different tabletop game with various guests, explaining the game, testing it out, and having a good time. After two seasons running on Geek and Sundry with funding from Google, Tabletop is striking out on its own. Wheaton is crowdfunding a third season to take full control and stabilize the show: producing more episodes, increasing production values, and releasing episodes more consistently. As with most crowdfunding ventures, there are plenty of rewards, ranging from a digital high-five to an exclusive episode to signed board games. Wheaton is asking for $500,000 for 15 episodes, but if the campaign hits $750,000, they’ll make 20; if $1 million is raised, the team will launch a brand-new show about RPGs (such as Dungeons & Dragons). The campaign has already hit $400,000 in only a few days, so that last idea is entirely possible! Read more…

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Extended Look At Godzilla Is a Little Clearer

Posted by Ben Huber on Apr 7, 2014 in Cinema

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Movie trailers have a tendency to have lots of rapid-fire quick cuts, because they don’t want to spoil everything. However, this often makes it really hard to tell what’s going on, and can be incredibly disorienting. This extended look trailer for Godzilla still has plenty of fast cuts, but they do slow it down a bit for some lengthier clips. The end also features the best in-motion shot we’ve seen of Godzilla so far. I’m really glad that the movie looks so good, as I’ve been itching for a big-budget monster movie for a while now. And nothing tops Godzilla! Read more…

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Some Star Wars Episode VII Filming Has Already Begun

Posted by Ben Huber on Apr 7, 2014 in Star Wars

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In a recent interview with the chairman of Disney Studios, Alan Horn, he confirmed something many had suspected: filming for Star Wars Episode VII had already begun. Now don’t get too excited — it’s probably just scenic shots and vistas. We haven’t heard of any actors performing, so it’s probably just background material they’ll need for later. In fact, rumors were that J.J. Abrams wanted some plates (master shots) from Iceland, so perhaps that’s all that’s really happening. Current theories say that May 4th would be a perfect time to announce the cast, since filming proper is rumored to start May 14th. Rumors, rumors, and more rumors! Good job locking this down, Disney. Let’s hope we find out everything in May! Read more…

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Awesome Retro-Style Ads for Daft Punk Merch

Posted by Ben Huber on Apr 6, 2014 in Design

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I’m a big Daft Punk fan, but I rarely get to write about them because they don’t always cross over with Fanboy-style content. However, these retro ads that have been put together to promote their new merchandise are pretty awesome. From the typography to the hair, it all screams 70′s and 80′s disco. Some of the merch is pretty awesome too — I might have to pick up that Drew Struzan-styled poster. I’m actually surprised that it took so long for them to release t-shirts, given that Get Lucky’s popularity peaked last summer. Still, these are some great ads. Check them out below or on the Daft Punk site here. Read more…

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Karl Urban Keeps Dredd 2 Hopes Alive

Posted by Ben Huber on Apr 6, 2014 in Cinema

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You know, I wonder if Vin Diesel and Karl Urban are friends. They seem like they’d get along! Both are desperately dedicated to their poorly performing franchises (Riddick and Dredd respectively), and are working hard to get sequels made. Who knows if Vin Diesel will get a fourth Riddick film made, but Karl Urban is hard at work on getting Dredd 2 off the ground. He recently created a video for fans in which he thanks fans for their support of Dredd (a fan petition for a sequel has over 100,000 signatures) and promises that they’re working very hard on trying to make Dredd 2 happen. Here’s hoping! Read more…

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Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct and Isabelle Assist Trophy Announced

Posted by Ben Huber on Apr 5, 2014 in Videogames

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It’s been a little quiet on the Smash Bros. front. Masahiro Sakurai, the game’s director, has been uploading daily screenshots of the game, but they don’t often reveal much. Today however, they revealed Isabelle, the popular secretary from Animal Crossing, would be in the game as an Assist Trophy (an item that will release a character into the stage who will aid the player). I’m sure many fans were hoping she’d be a playable character, but this is the next best thing. In addition, they announced a Nintendo Direct focused exclusively on Smash Bros. would happen on April 8th, 6pm ET (3pm PT). I imagine we’ll get a bunch of news then. Will we finally see Captain Falcon?! Read more…

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