Tuesday, May 31, 2011

SmackDown vs. Raw video game is dead

SmackDown vs. Raw is dead, and THQ's fixing the stuff you complain about.
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DC Universe Classics Wave 19!








Monday, May 30, 2011

Disney Store Exclusive 7" Scale Marvel Select Hawkeye Figure

He will be followed up by classic interpretations of Thor, Captain America and the Black Widow! Hawkeye and Thor hit in August, while Cap and Black Widow will follow in September.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Mortal Kombat Action Figures Images From Jazzwares

Jazzwares has sent along the very first photos of their upcoming figures based on the newly released Mortal Kombat. These are 6" figures and represent some of the most iconic characters from the franchise. Here are the first four characters revealed:

• Sub-Zero
• Raiden
• Johnny Cage
• Scorpion

We have assurances that these are only the first of many! The figures are scheduled for release this summer with promises of something special as a Toy "R" Us San Diego Comic-Con 2011 Exclusive.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

DC Universe Online Poison Ivy vs. Swamp Thing and Ra's al Ghul's update 3

A Letter from the Producer of DC Universe Online

First off, welcome back to everyone! I know that it has been a long wait to get your DCUO on and we very much appreciated your patience while we restored our services. Be sure to visit this link to read about the "Welcome Back" program as well as here for any customer support issues. Needless to say it is great to be back online and we are excited about the future of the game.
I know a lot of you have been waiting for news about Game Update 3. We will be releasing more detailed info in the next few days, but I wanted to go over the high points.
A new Oolong Island Hard Mode Alert
Oolong Island is where paradise meets mad science, and is home to some of the most off the wall DC Comics characters like Chang Tzu and T.O. Morrow. With characters this over the top and the massive brainpower unleashed in such an unrestrained setting, destructive robotics are bound to ensue.
Featured Character: Ra's al Ghul
Who could resist sneaking in the back door of DC's favorite international terrorist and assassin? This content is not for the weak though; the difficulty ramps up quickly and even experienced devs needed to pay close attention in our play tests in order not to wipeout in the first room. But hey, nobody said battling ninjas would be easy.
Two-Face Duo
This duo features some really compelling level design as players follow Harvey Dent aka Two-Face into The Penguin's underground smuggling operation below the streets of Gotham City. Clayface makes a fantastic shape shifting appearance along the way that delivers on his character in a way we think the players will expect and appreciate. We really tried to capture The Penguin as a master criminal operating on a huge scale, but we still couldn't resist the allure of robotic penguins – gotta love them!
Poison Ivy vs. Swamp Thing
Building on what we learned with past special events, this spring event pits two fan favorite characters in a battle that spans Gotham City. As Poison Ivy's sinister plot unfolds tons of great combat action ensues, building on the game strengths in terms of action and iconic appeal.
As always there will be a number of enhancements, optimizations, bug fixes and general game improvements in the update as well. We will be publishing update notes once we are closer to release.
I know that everyone is as anxious to get their hands on the new game play as we are to give it to you. The downtime has caused our publish schedule to shift a bit, but we will update you with an estimate of release as soon as we know more.
Please be sure to check out the thread on MegaServers on our PC forums and our PS3 forums. We are very excited about this plan and what they will mean for our players. I know everyone is concerned on how MegaServers will impact you so please be sure to read up and join in on the discussions. As I have said previously, we will do our best to make as many people happy with the implementation process as we can, and I can assure you that we will be fair and consistent.
Looking ahead even further, we are also deep into work on Game Update 4. We will be discussing this in more detail once Game Update 3 has been delivered, but I can say we will have a couple of new alerts, with one taking place in the Batcave.  We will also be kicking off a new Raid series with new high level gear and a somewhat crystalline location ;-). I have played through a lot of what we have going right now and I honestly think it is some of the coolest game play we have ever created.
Finally, I would like to announce that we have a new Game Director for DC Universe Online, Mark Anderson. Mark was the Art Director for DCUO at launch and was dually responsible for the game's combat system. Joining us from the God of War team, Mark has over the years been one of the most creative and passionate members of the DCUO team and we are very excited for the vision he has for the game moving forward. If you see Mark (aka MAnderson) in the forums make sure to say hi and tell him to get back to work.  
See you in game!
Lorin Jameson
Executive Producer

Friday, May 13, 2011

It appears that Wonder Woman isn't so wonderful after all because EW is reporting that NBC has passed on the pilot from David E. Kelley and Warner Bros. TV.

The new show was to have a 2011 feeling with Diana Prince as CEO of a major conglomerate by day and a butt-kicking Amazon (with a fleet of cool planes) by night. The new show was supposed to be lots of actions and some awesome music. So we might be asking what happen? Well, NBC isn't saying but the pilot earned mixed reviews at test screenings. Also, the costume de-emphasize the patriotism and played up the comic’s Greek mythology. Even with the wardrobe changed, it would seem it wouldn't matter and NBC still didn't like what they saw.

If the pilot is shopped around then maybe CW will pick it up since the Smallville series is coming to an end?

Kutcher To Replace Sheen On 'Two And A Half Men'

THR is reporting that "Two And A Half Men" will continue and Charlie Sheen is going to be replaced by Ashton Kutcher.

Sources are telling THR that Kutcher is putting the final touches on a deal to replace Charlie Sheen as the star of TV’s No. 1 comedy. The studio and WB have declined comment but it is said to be all but signed. The exact dollar figure he will be paid is not known but a source says Kutcher is getting a “huge payday” to join the hit sitcom.

Sources have also quoted saying Men creator Chuck Lorre has crafted a storyline to introduce Kutcher in a way that satisfies the network and studio. “It’s really funny,” says one source. “People are going to love it.”

Monday, May 9, 2011


Following the images leaked earlier today from the India production of Christopher Nolan's third Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, comes a potential spoiler-filled description of what the shooting may entail. The Dark Knight Rises Community has the scoop which, for the time being at least, should only be considered a rumor.
"Eyewitnesses and crew members told us of a particular scene being filmed," the site reports, "where a bald-headed child wearing ragged clothes emerges from the well and pulls his hood over his head. From the conversations, we reckon this is a young Bane, emerging from a vat of Venom, trained by Pence's Ra's al Ghul. The years of addiction to Venom builds him to be a massive monster with amped up senses, intelligence and physical prowess."
Is this the route that Nolan will be headed with Tom Hardy in the role of Bane? Reports have not, as of yet, confirmed the actor's presence in Jodhpur, but if this is, indeed, a young Bane, the entire India-based production may only be securing flashback sequences. We'll have more on the film as information develops, but please share your own speculation below.
Starring Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Juno Temple, Josh Pence, Daniel Sunjata and Nestor Carbonell, The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters on July 20, 2012.

Friday, May 6, 2011


The Hollywood Reporter says that Thor opened in 1,800 locations at midnight in North America and earned $3.25 million. The movie is now playing domestically in 3,955 theaters and is projected to earn over $60 million this weekend.
The comic book adaptation has already reached $125 million internationally.
Directed by Kenneth Branagh, the film stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Rene Russo, Stellan Skarsgard, Jaimie Alexander, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Josh Dallas, Tadanobu Asano, Idris Elba, Clark Gregg, Colm Feore and Samuel L. Jackson.

Keanu Reeves yo star in AKIRA the live action movie

Keanu Reeves may be getting ready to take a trip to New Manhattan, the setting for the American, live-action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's classic manga, Akira. The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop, claiming Reeves has been meeting with Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures and, while there's no offer, the Matrix star seems to be the current frontrunner for the lead for the movie.

To be directed by Albert Hughes, Akira was famously adapted as an anime film in 1988. Reeves would potentially play the role of Kaneda, a member of a biker gang in a cyberpunk dystopia.

Reeves will next appear in 47 Ronin, hitting theaters on November 21, 2012. He alsorecently revealed that he will return for a third Bill & Ted film at some point in the not-too-distant future.

Ra's al Ghul's Lazarus Pit in The Dark Knight Rises? SET PHOTOS

Ra's al Ghul's Lazarus Pit?
Bane's venom?
Or just a green screen pool?

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

DC Universe Online's Make Good Plan

First the PlayStation Network got hacked and shut down, and then, Sony Online Entertainment got hacked and shut down. These two things have guaranteed that DC Universe Online players have been unable to play the MMO as of late. That sucks, but the developers understand.

That's why SOE has announced its "Make Good Plan." Folks affected by the outage will get 30-day subscription credit along with one day for each day DCUO was down. On top of that, every player gets a "Batman-inspired mask" for their in-game character.

SOE did not specify a day to grab the content.

"Please bear with us as the complexities of the subscription server dictate how and when this will be available along with pertinent details," SOE said in a statement. "We will be releasing more information this week. Thanks again for your patience!"

This news comes hot on the heels of SOE announcing it was combining DC Universe Online servers.

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