Saturday, November 30, 2013

Play Scotchy Scotch Toss with Ron Burgundy

Prepare for your newest mobile game obsession: “Scotchy Scotch Toss,” a mobile game of deception, intrigue and ice.  Paramount Pictures released the game today in advance of its eagerly awaited upcoming comedy “ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES,” in theaters December 18.

Created by Funny Or Die, “Scotchy Scotch Toss” has players toss ice cubes into Ron Burgundy’s glass to win points and hang out with San Diego’s legendary anchorman.

The casual mobile game lets you play one-on-one against Ron Burgundy or challenge your friends. Ron will congratulate or berate players with 300 new one-liners, voiced by Will Ferrell and scripted by Funny Or Die. Using simple swipe-to-toss gameplay, “Scotchy Scotch Toss” is easy and fun for everyone.

More Trek from Diamond Select

I rhyme....effortlessly.

Star Trek fans who have gotten the chance to play with the first two figures in the Star Trek Select action figure line have been waiting for their chance to get their hands on the next one, and he’s almost here! Captain Jean-Luc Picard, from Star Trek: The Next Generation, will be joining the original series’ Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock in the 7-inch scale, and we’ve got packaging shots!

Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United Minimate Offer

The Blu-ray and DVD are headed our way December 3rd with the mind blowing CGI that made that Max Steel cartoon from some years back so damn..umm..popular? appealing? cutting edge? Listen, we know if you are a die hard Marvel fan, you're probably not looking forward to this DVD, and I can already report I attempted to show the film to a bunch of friends last weekend and we got 20 minutes or so in before we unanimously voted to switch over to some film with Sam Jackson cursing a lot (which could mean one of 500 films). Hulk makes constipated faces, Iron Man sounds like Spider-Man and the main bad guy appeared to be Zzzax..which is about as exciting as it sounds. One shining moment has Hulk using Iron Man as a club, but that's as awesome as it the initial moments we've watched so far...but I digress.

Hot Toys Avengers 1/6th scale Bruce Banner and Hulk Collectible Figures Set

“I am always angry”, and after those words have been said, the mild mannered Dr. Banner transforms into the incredible Hulk and commences battle together with the other members of the Avengers to save Earth from the invading Chitauri army. 

Now Hot Toys is thrilled to present a Regional Premium Edition collectible set available for selected markets only which includes the widely anticipated 1/6th scale Bruce Banner and the highly popular Hulk collectible figures. The movie-accurate Bruce Banner collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner in the film, featuring the newly developed head sculpt, highly-detailed costume and accessories while the Hulk collectible figure is specially crafted based on the image of the angry giant in the movie, featuring head sculpt with rolling eyeballs, specially sculpted muscular body, a diorama base with fallen Chitauri footsoldier, and metal-like structural steel.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Prepare for a Moon Knight Series Written by Warren Ellis

This coming March, Marvel Comics will illuminate the dark recesses of the Marvel Universe as it launches a new monthly Moon Knight series by award-winning and critically acclaimed writer Warren Ellis (Iron Man: Extremis, Astonishing X-Men) and the outstanding artistic team of Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire (Venom; Deadpool). Moon Knight will continue the Company’s popular All-New Marvel NOW! initiative with an all-new #1 that will be sure to redefine the mysterious vigilante and solidify him as one of Marvel’s most extraordinary heroes.

This gritty and bold era of Moon Knight’s history is orchestrated by Warren Ellis, who promises to introduce readers to the dark corners and unspoken fears of the Marvel Universe.

A New Muppets Most Wanted Trailer

Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais. The film stars Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon.

Hot Toys Avengers 1/6th scale Chitauri Footsoldier & Commander Collectible Figures

Led by Loki in The Avengers, the Chitauri soldiers invaded New York and wrecked havoc in the city. The overwhelming number of these extraterrestrial invaders proved to be a challenge for The Avengers.

Ever since the reveal of this collectible figure’s prototype at Toy Fairs earlier this year, fans have been waiting for its official introduction. Now Hot Toys is excited to present the 1/6th scale Chitauri Footsoldier Collectible Figure from the feature film. The movie-accurate collectible is specially created based on the image of Chitauri Footsoldier in the movie, featuring a finely crafted head sculpt and body, highly-detailed weapon and a diorama stage with movable rubble pieces.

The Pokémon Visual Companion

DK is thrilled to announce the Pokémon Visual Companion. This entertaining and informative volume packs the Pokémon world between its covers with amazing artwork, fascinating facts, and comical anecdotes. This is truly a must-have reference for every Pokémon fan!

This book will introduce you to many of the brave, sneaky, interesting, and prominent people in the Pokémon world. You will see what it takes to become a Pokémon Trainer (a human that makes Pokémon and human partnerships his or her priority) a Contest Coordinator, and a Pokémon breeder. Are you ready?

Machete Kills On Blu-ray & DVD January 21, 2014

Get ready for the knife-wielding hero to return in Machete Kills, the sequel to the hugely successful Machete film from acclaimed director Robert Rodriguez. Machete Kills arrives on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack including Blu-rayTM, DVD, and Digital HD with UltraVioletTM and On Demand on January 21, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film will also be available on Digital HD on January 7, 2014.

Danny Trejo (Grindhouse, Machete) returns as legendary ex-Federale Machete Cortez in this action- packed thrill ride from innovative director Robert Rodriguez. In his latest mission, Machete is recruited by the U.S. President (Charlie Sheen/Carlos Estevez; Anger Management, Two and a Half Men) to stop a crazed global terrorist (Mel Gibson; Braveheart, Edge of Darkness) from starting a nuclear war. With a bounty on his head, Machete breaks all the rules as he faces death at every turn from an all-star cast of deadly assassins.

Miyuki Miyabe's Apparitions: The Ghosts of Old Edo

VIZ Media’s Haikasoru literary imprint is proud to announce the North American release of famed Japanese author Miyuki Miyabe’s chilling collection of ghost stories – APPARITIONS: THE GHOSTS OF OLD EDO. The new release carries an MSRP of $14.99 U.S. / $16.99 CAN.

An eBook edition is also available for $8.99 (U.S. / CAN) for the Amazon Kindle, Apple’s iBooks Store, Barnes & Noble’s Nook Book Store, and the Kobo eBooks Store.

Haikasoru publishes some of the most compelling contemporary Japanese science fiction and fantasy stories for English-speaking audiences, and is the first imprint based in the U.S. dedicated to Japanese science fiction and fantasy in translation.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Watch For The Minion Mobiles!

In celebration of Despicable Me 2 coming to Blu-ray and DVD on December 10th, Universal Studios Home Entertainment is letting loose Minion Mobiles in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Philadelphia!

Required Reading: How Not To Be A Dick

By Emi Debos
“How Not To Be A Dick: An Everyday Etiquette Guide” by Meghan Doherty (from Zest Books) is such a fun book and is incredibly essential to being a good person. The sarcastic title gets right to the point of its message. I literally could not put this book down. Ask Paul, he was a witness. Every apartment with two or more roommates should keep a copy of this book in the living room, right next to the TV remote. “How Not To Be A Dick” is a great short read with lots of tips to proper etiquette styled to the iconic “Dick and Jane” book formats, but with current references to pop icons, embarrassing celebrity mishaps, and cheese logs (SOOO MANY CHEESE LOGS).

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Mimoco's Future is Portable POWER

Most known for their highly addictive and extremely useful designer and pop culture flash drives, our friends at Mimoco are now looking to the future to solve the problem of bastard phones that crap out on you in the middle of the day. Their solution? MORE POWER! Actually, it's adorable power as well. Here's the skinny.

More Day of the Doctor Exclusives

“No second chances. I’m that sort of a man.” - 10th Doctor

Did you miss out on the chance to pre-order the sold-out 10th Doctor 50th Anniversary 1:6 Scale Collector Figure? Here’s your second chance.

BIG Chief Studios are pleased to announce an ultra limited edition of the 10th Doctor in celebration of “The Day of the Doctor” 50th Anniversary special, which is set to air on BBC1 on 23.11.13.

Limited to only 100 pieces worldwide

£179.99 each
Strictly limited to one
per customer

The Big Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Week

Matt Booker (a genuine Brit) reports!

Well it's all a bit Doctor Who crazy at the moment as this weekend celebrates the 50th anniversary of the longest running scifi show in the world. Being from the UK, I was brought up on the adventures of The Doctor, his companions, the magical blue box, many adversaries and adventures. The BBC this week released a prelude to the big 50th anniversary special "The Day of the Doctor" that fans in the UK can watch on TV or on demand... But it's also online!, If you haven't seen it yet, watch it. It will blow any Who fan's mind..

Friday, November 15, 2013

FUTURESCAPE With James Woods This November

What if you could read minds using a Bluetooth device, or have your own personal superhuman Iron Man-style suit?  How about curing cancer by inserting a “super chip” into the human body?  What was once considered science fiction is more of a reality than you may think.  A future that once existed solely in the human imagination is beginning to take shape.  Science Channel and celebrated actor James Woods take an unprecedented look at the next breakthroughs in science and technology with the world premiere of the new six-part series FUTURESCAPE WITH JAMES WOODS which debuts Tuesday, November 19 at 10 PM ET/PT.

"Science has fueled my imagination since I was in grade school. I had the benefit of an early education centered around the magic of understanding the universe through this magical process of thinking. My involvement in the creation of FUTURESCAPE is the fulfillment of a life long dream."  Says James Woods, host and executive producer of FUTURESCAPE.

Classic cRPG Wasteland Returns

InXile Entertainment is proud to bring back the classic cRPG Wasteland. This critically acclaimed post-apocalyptic role-playing game, was first published in 1988. The game broke new ground as one of the first cRPGs that gave the player an open, reactive world with persistent consequences.

Welcome to The Wasteland. The year is 2087, eighty-nine years after an all-out nuclear war transformed the Earth into a hellish landscape where survival is a daily struggle against thirst, hunger, radiation, raiders and mutants. The player takes control of a band of Rangers, sent out to investigate a series of disturbances in The Wasteland, only to soon uncover a vast threat to all that remains of mankind.

This old school cRPG offers turn-based combat and top-down exploration, as well as mood-setting texts and a colorful variety of enemy portraits. Furthermore, inXile has enhanced the rerelease. First and foremost, the updated game will run on modern machines and at higher resolutions. Additionally, the game has expanded save game functionality over the original. Furthermore, the game has been expanded with a music track from Wasteland 2 composer Mark Morgan and now integrates texts from the original paragraph book and manual into the game., Finally, the game offers many optional overhauls such as uprezzed portraits, paragraph voice-over and a choice of playing the game upscaled and smoothed or in the original resolution.

Rogue Trooper Enlists His Creative Team

As announced at San Diego Comic-Con 2013, the genetically modified G.I., Rogue Trooper is returning! Expanding the relationship started with the successful Judge Dredd series, IDW and Rebellion/2000 AD will return to the frontlines of Nu-Earth and Rogue Trooper with an outstanding creative team!

After storming the world of fiction with his debut fantasy novel, Winterbirth, the first book in The Godless World Trilogy, Brian Ruckley will report for duty as the writer of the brand-new series. Joining Ruckley, and bringing his dynamic and monstrous style back to IDW, Alberto Ponticelli (Godzilla: Gangsters and Goliaths) will be handling the art for the series. In addition to the standout creative team, Rogue Trooper will feature covers by esteemed artists Glenn Fabry (Preacher, Slaine) and James Stokoe (Godzilla: Half-Century War, Orc Stain).

‘Anchorman: The Exhibit’ Opens At the Newseum

On Thursday, Nov. 14, the Newseum (555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20001) will open its highly anticipated “Anchorman: The Exhibit,” featuring props, costumes and footage from the comedy classic “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.” The exhibit, created in partnership with Paramount Pictures, opens just weeks before the film’s much-awaited sequel “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” hits theaters on Dec. 20.

Visitors to the exhibit will be greeted by an 8-foot-tall revolving display case featuring the iconic burgundy business suit worn by fictional newscaster Ron Burgundy, played in both movies by actor Will Ferrell. More than 60 costumes and hilarious props from the movie will be on display throughout the exhibit, including Ron’s “I’M #1” license plate, jazz flute and mustache brush.

Big Chief Studios Doctor Who Dynamix Art Print Collection

Big Chief Studios are proud to announce all new art that will be debuting at the upcoming Doctor Who Official 50th Celebration Event, which takes place at London ExCel on 22nd-24th November. The art prints will initially be available at the event and will be made available for general sale after the show.
Renowned artist Alice X. Zhang further extends the popular series that began with “The Roar of Our Stars”. Featuring breathtaking portraits of the 9th Doctor (Christopher Eccleston) entitled “The Parting of the Ways”, the 10th Doctor (David Tennant) entitled “The Turn of the Universe” and the mysterious Doctor character as portrayed by the esteemed actor John Hurt entitled “The Lonely God”.

Image Comics Manifest Destiny #1 Reviewed

Manifest Destiny #1 Review
(Image Comics)
By Andrew O’Brien

History is fun! No, really history is fantastic. It is one of the great wellsprings in fiction thanks to the sheer variety of stories you can tell within it. My personal favorite type of historical fiction is historical revisionism. You don’t seem convinced, but I guarantee you know what I’m talking about and that you also enjoy historical revisionism. For example, Assassin’s Creed is one of the most popular video game franchises of the last generation. It is also one of the greatest examples of modern historical revisionism I can think of.  If you aren’t an avid gamer (or you’ve been living under a rock for the past 7 or so years) Assassin’s Creed takes important points in history such as the Crusades, the Italian Renaissance, and the American Revolution, and adds a twist to them. You play through the games as a member of the Assassins, an ancient guild of killers who help influence those famous historical eras. Although the mystical elements of the game are completely false, the events and characters are very similar to what actually happened (sans the Assassins of course). So like I said you (yes even you) like history and historical revisionism as much as I do. So let’s talk about Lewis, Clark, and monsters.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Star Wars: Episode VII to Open December 18, 2015

And so..without a solid script nailed down, Disney announces the release date for Star Wars: Episode VII. That's never backfired for anyone before! All nerdy negativity aside, I'm wondering how other mega Star Wars fans are getting on with the promise of a whole new Star Wars universe opening up before them. On one hand, these projects will attract the best talent THE WORLD has to offer, putting our favorite creators at the wheel of fantastic new stories of Jedi and Sith in eternal conflict. On the other, there's no guarantees the new stories won't attempt to rewrite the past..and everything we love. TERROR!! Here's the first strike...

With pre-production in full-swing, a confirmed release date of December 18, 2015, has been set for Lucasfilm’s highly anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII.

“We’re very excited to share the official 2015 release date for Star Wars: Episode VII, where it will not only anchor the popular holiday filmgoing season but also ensure our extraordinary filmmaking team has the time needed to deliver a sensational picture,” said Alan Horn, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios.