Oops… Tekken 7 Leaked… Then Announced

Posted by Ben Huber on Jul 14, 2014 in Videogames

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EVO is wrapping up but it looks like Tekken 7 leaked a bit early. Again. Tekken 7 hasn’t been much of a secret (it also showed up on a projector that was being tested at EVO), but this IGN video that was accidentally posted early by AOL confirmed the game  earlier (but sadly no gameplay footage). It also will reportedly be powered by Unreal Engine 4 and will release on current gen consoles… so it seems it may not be cross-gen. I’m not much of a Tekken fan, but Tekken-lovers should be very excited about this news, as it should allow for more ease of porting to other systems. Thankfully, a short teaser confirmation trailer has been released. I’ve embedded it below. Read more…

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AVGN: The Movie Trailer #2 Arrives Along With A Digital Release Date

Posted by Ben Huber on Jul 14, 2014 in Fandom

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James Rolfe, the Angry Video Game Nerd, is just about to realize his dream of making his own film. He (and his crew) have been working hard and they’ll be premiering the film at the Egyptian Theater in LA on July 21st (already sold out, sadly). However, along with a new trailer, they’ve announced a digital release date for the film: September 2nd. That’s not too far off! There are still some theater showings with available tickets, so if you want to see it on the big screen, check here. The movie seems pretty timely with the recent E.T. dig that happened! Read more…

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Funko Gets Violent With SDCC Exclusives

Posted by Ben Huber on Jul 13, 2014 in Hobbies and Collections

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Funko has made figures of… well, everything, probably. And their collection of SDCC exclusives are just filling small holes in an already impressive lineup. Firstly, they’ll be featuring Luke and the Wampa from Empire Strikes Back, complete with detachable arm. Adorable! But if you need a little more blood in your cutesy collectible figurines, check out their other exclusive, Hershel from The Walking Dead. Spoiler alert if you haven’t caught up with the series: his head is detachable. His shirt is just covered in blood… but I guess that’s understandable, given the whole head-coming-off thing. Good luck attempting to pick these up at SDCC! Read more…

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Snowpiercer Already Out Online

Posted by Ben Huber on Jul 13, 2014 in Cinema

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Snowpiercer, from South Korean director Bong Joon-ho, has been getting a lot of acclaim recently. Critics and viewers alike have been calling it a fantastic sci-fi post-apocalyptic thriller, and well, I haven’t seen it yet. But I think tonight may be the night I see it, as Snowpiercer is now out on VOD, iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play. If a theater near you isn’t showing it, now it’s plenty easy to catch it at home. In case you haven’t caught the ads, it follows Chris Evans as he leads a group of underclass survivors as they fight back against the oppressive ruling class that dominates the train they live on. Yes, in the freezing post-apocalypse, everyone lives on a train that cannot stop. That’s awesome. Read more…

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Yes, This Is A Three Wolf Moon T-Shirt With Rocket Racoon

Posted by Ben Huber on Jul 12, 2014 in Fandom

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Three Wolf Moon is overdone, right? It’s a dead joke… isn’t it? Or are we at the point where it’s old enough to come back as a zombified corpse and still be kind of funny (but maybe in an ironic way)? I really don’t know. Suffice to say, here is a Three Wolf Moon shirt, but with Rocket Racoon instead of wolves. Yes, this is how far we have come. My designer side is coming out though, and says the moon should probably be a bit bigger. Racoons, guns, and moons. What else could you want? Nothing. This is it, this is the culmination of all nerd culture. Read more…

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Colin Farrell Rumored For True Detective Season 2

Posted by Ben Huber on Jul 12, 2014 in Television

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True Detective was one of my favorite new shows to come out of HBO. It surprised a lot of people with an oppressive, moody atmosphere and some creepy vibes strewn throughout. Now, with all the hype of the first season behind it, season two is starting to roll forward. Nic Pizzolatto’s script isn’t yet finished, but casting seems to already be starting, and Colin Farrell is the name Deadline and Variety are whispering. The Wrap also mentions that Taylor Kitsch is among the candidates for a leading role, but that one is a little more uncertain. Pizzolatto mentioned that there are four leading roles in season two, so this is only half of what we might get. Read more…

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Todd McFarlane Makes Walking Dead LEGO Imitation, Misses The Point

Posted by Ben Huber on Jul 11, 2014 in Hobbies and Collections

 

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Todd McFarlane is always looking for the next big thing, eh? Well, now he’s got some Walking Dead building toys coming out that totally ape the LEGO style… but they completely miss the point. McFarlane says, “[...] there’s still one burning question that I have every time I walk down the aisle – why can’t it look cooler? Why can’t it just look cooler?” However, Todd, the point of building toys like LEGO is that you can rebuild it into anything you want. These Walking Dead sets? They will never be anything aside from what you made them to be. Sure, they look “cooler” in a generic sense, but there’s nothing else it can be used for. So… why have it be a building toy in the first place? Maybe I’m missing something! Read more…

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Watch The First Trailer For Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods And Kings

Posted by Ben Huber on Jul 11, 2014 in Cinema

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Ridley Scott’s biblical epic about Moses has finally gotten a trailer, and sadly it confirms a lot of my fears about Exodus: Gods and Kings. While Scott’s direction is always at least above average (and I’m sure there will be some excited shots in this film), I can’t help but feel that the world is over whitewashed portrayals of history. I mean, there are so many good actors of other races, it seems so bizarre to see Christian Bale in the middle of a crowd of Egyptians. I don’t doubt that Bale will display a good performance, and the spectacle alone might make this worth seeing, but hopefully people will ask why a more fitting actor couldn’t have had the part of Moses. Still, it’s a cool-looking trailer with some neat music. Check it out! Read more…

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Pre-order Alien: Isolation, Play As Ellen Ripley

Posted by Bob Muir on Jul 10, 2014 in Cinema, Videogames

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Sega is putting fans of Alien in a very awkward position right now. They’re publishing Alien: Isolation, a game that promises to emulate the first movie’s horror and tension instead of taking its cues from Aliens. Now, you can pre-order anywhere and get upgraded to the Nostromo Edition, which includes a bonus mission, “Crew Expendable.” The mission will feature Sigourney Weever and other original cast from the film and let you play as Ellen Ripley, Dallas, or Parker as they try to lure the xenomorph to the airlock after Brett’s death. If you preorder from Gamestop, you also get “Last Survivor,” which has Ripley trying to escape on the Narcissus during the film’s climax. Those missions sound great, but that’s not the problem. Read more…

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Scarlett Johansson Is Deadly With A Gun In Lucy

Posted by Bob Muir on Jul 9, 2014 in Cinema

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Technically, Scarlett Johansson looks deadly without a gun, but in this clip from Luc Besson’s Lucy, she’s using a gun to escape captivity. What follows is some very efficient shooting, probably because she’s using more than 10% of her brain. (You know, that old pseudo-scientific concept that’s been disproven over and over again, but whatever.) It looks like what I imagine the auto-lock slow-motion feature in some videogame shooters looks like, where time slows and you pick several targets to shoot instantly with no need for aiming. Will she be this cool the rest of the movie? I liked Leon: The Professional, but I disliked The Fifth Element, so I’m not sure about how much I should get excited for Lucy. Read more…

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